One of the FUN things we do when we go to a Close To My Heart event, is create small gifts for our friends!
This year – I had four of my “Create 4 Him” team attending Convention with me….so I wanted to create a few special items for them. I chose to make this journal, along with some other goodies too (which I will share later)
Here is the FUN journal I made….
The journal was on the CLEARANCE rack at Wal-mart….Taylor Swift was decorating the front & back cover. Oh fun…a 50 cent notebook turned into a FABULOUS, useful journal!!!
I had purchased a Disney Cricut cartridge 4 years ago, when CTMH first announced that we will be going to Disney for our Convention!! I was glad I did –because we have now been attending a Disney location for the past 3 years, and I knew next year we wouldn’t be here again.
While I used the Mickey ears for the front of this cover, that rest of the items are ALL from Close To My Heart!!
The gray flower shape was on our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (retiring July 31, 2016 or while supplies last) & was cut from our Paper Fundamentals paper. This paper is so PRETTY with it’s glossyness (is that a word? LOL!) on one side, and solid color on the other. AND….we just found out that this product WILL BE RETIRING on July 31, 2016 OR while supplies last!!
For the camera cut, I used the ARTBOOKING Cricut cartridge (will continue to be available)…the film border is from Close To My Heart’s ARTISTE Cricut – also due to retire July 31, 2016. I created 4 of these journals for my team members and 2 of them for my WONDERFUL team leaders (upline’s) Kathy & Joyce.
Next, I wanted to create a few goodies for some friends too….so I thought it would be “quick & easy” to cut & laminate some Mickey tags.
Well, when you create 20 of them – it doesn’t fall into the “quick” section anymore – LOL….but they were quite easy & adored by those I gave them too.
For my Spa Girls – I added their names to these tags. The other tags, were just a “plain” tag. I also created some Mickey & Minnie tags…just for fun! You can see Minnie Mouse tag above…I forgot to get a picture of the plain Mickey ones. While I used the dotted side of this Magical paper for Minnie, I used the striped paper, for Mickey's tag.
I created some LARGE paper clips too – perfect to “hold the page” in their journals as we planned to take notes all during Covnention. I also used these "mini mickey's" as decorations on the front of their bags.
AFTER I finished cutting out all the little Mickey ears…I realized I couldn’t throw away the leftover scraps! So…why not create a bookmark too?!?!
As you can see – cutting apart of the black cardstock that had the Mickey ears cut out on, and spacing them on a Cranberry Cardstock….created quick & easy boomarks!! Wahoo!!!
So – are you headed to Disney, or maybe you just like Mickey Mouse. Hopefully this has inspired YOU to create!! Check out those bargains everywhere you go – papercrafting can turn them into something BEAUTIFUL!!!
Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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