Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Leaf Treat Box

The other day, I needed a FUN gift for one of my hostesses (Hi Tammy J) so I went directly to my Cricut Artiste Cartridge to see what I could find!

Of course, it didn’t take long to find EXACTLY what I was looking for!!!  Take a look at what I created!!
Leaf box from Artiste using Moonlight
I used the Moonlight paper pack to create the bottom and coordinating cardstock to create the leaves!  I’m still amazed at how simply BEAUTIFUL these projects created by the Cricut, turn out to be!!!  It just seems too easy!

For this box, I used the THANKSGIVING key of the Artiste Cartridge….look at what is all included on this key. 
Thanksgiving key - Artiste
As you can see by the page above– the 3D box is located under the “3D Object” key.  I than cut some leaves using the shift accent 2 key in goldrush cardstock and cocoa cardstock.

After creating this box like I did…I thought, you know…you could make this “box” into a pumpkin as well!  Just make the bottom part orange and make the leaves green and ta-da…you would have a pumpkin for your fall decorations!
Leaf box from Artiste using Moonlight_close up

Did you notice the veins in the leaves?  I used my dry embossing stylus and my Versa Mat (a soft surface) to create these veins to make the leaf look more “real”. 

If you haven’t ever tried our Versa Mat…I HIGHLY recommend it!!!  Versamat Z1279This mat is WONDERFUL and I actually have two of them that I use constantly!!!  The side of the Versamat that you see pictured, is a self-healing cutting guide!  Great for any detailed cutting I want to do with my cutting knife!!!
Flip over the Versamat, and you have a soft, cushion area – just like the white foam squares that come in each of our stamp set packs!  The back side – is a LARGE 13x13 area that you can use to STAMP on!!!  I LOVE the option of this large stamping space vs. the smaller foam sheets that come in our My Acrylix stamp sets!!!

Back to the project – LOL!! - To finish off this leaf box, I inked up our Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon in our olive ink and created my own coordinating ribbon color to go with my project!!

Did you want to see what I placed inside? That’s the best part, right? J
Leaf box from Artiste using Moonlight_open

I added some sparkle with shredded, glittery filler and then I added some goodies inside as an extra “thank you” to Tammy for hosting a home gathering!  Included is a 1” cube of ink, 2- 1” stamps and a 1” my acrylic block ~ ready for her stamping needs!

 When you host an online party, book party or home gathering with Close To My Heart you receive so many AMAZING goodies directly from this WONDERFUL company!

If you are interested in being a hostess to earn the AMAZING, QUALITY products from Close To My Heart…please Contact me!! J
gathering scene 
Remember, there are THREE ways to be a hostess…
1. Online gatheringspread the word to your friends, far & near, and let them browse the online Idea Book!  You may direct them to my blog for samples of artwork using CTMH products. J Each person will go to my website (www.kristah.ctmh.com) and click on YOUR  party link to place their orders.  When they click the “join” button to your party link, the orders that they place, will be shipped directly to them.  When your party date is over, I will get in contact with you and we will figure our what your final sales total is…and then it’s time for YOU to go shopping!!  Party rewards start when your sales reach $150…and it only INCREASES from there!

2. Book party- Receive a few Idea Books from me and then take these BEAUTIFUL Idea books to show & share with your family, neighbors and friends! Gather their orders together, and when you are finished sharing CTMH, give me a call and we will place your order or if you are local, we can set up a time to meet to get the orders.  All orders will be sent directly to you as the hostess and you can then deliver them to your family & friends.

3. Home GatheringA FUN, girls night out where we chat together and find out what QUALITY products Close To My Heart has to offer for our creating needs.  I always bring a sampling of products for you to touch and see AND we always take time to create a simple card that will be yours to keep for FREE!!! J After our night is concluded, we set up a time that is best for you to talk in a day or so, in case there are any other people you want to touch base with prior to closing your gathering.  After you know your final hostess sales total…it’s off to your wish list and choose what items you would like to receive for being a HOSTESS at a Close To My Heart show!!

This chart below show you the REWARDS that you will receive when you host ANY of the THREE types of GATHERINGS listed above!!! 

Rewards start at ONLY $150 in sales…and when you reach the $250 mark you get FREE hostess items PLUS a 1/2 price item OR bundle of your choice!!!  The rewards only INCREASE from there!!!

It really IS that easy! J


$1,050 or more $200 or more** in free products AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$950–$1,049 $180 in free product AND select up to 4 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$850–$949 $160 in free product AND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$750–$849 $140 in free product AND select up to 3 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$650–$749 $120 in free product AND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$550–$649 $100 in free product AND select up to 2 items in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$450–$549 $80 in free product AND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$350–$449 $60 in free product AND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$250–$349 $40 in free product AND select any 1 item in the current Idea Book at 50% off
$150–$249 $25 in free product
Please note: Hostess Rewards are redeemed at full price. An order total must reach $150 in sales, exclusive of shipping, handling, and tax, to qualify for our Hostess Rewards program. In the US, tax is collected on Hostess Rewards free products based on full retail price. Tax is collected on discounted items based on discounted price. Tax rules are subject to change. Promotions such as Stamp of the Month and other specials are not eligible as Hostess Rewards. Free shipping and handling apply only on Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! items.


*Hostess Rewards select product credits are redeemable for My Acrylix® Stamps, My Acrylix® blocks, Exclusive Inks® pads, Exclusive Inks® markers, Exclusive Inks® re-inkers, My Stickease® assortments, Complements, My Reflections® paper packets, all cardstock packs, Workshops on the Go™ kits, Studio J®memberships, and Studio J 5-packs.
**For each $100 in sales over $1,050, add an additional $20 in free products.

I'd be HAPPY to chat and answer any questions you may have. 
Contact me with any questions you may have OR to schedule your own home gathering today. J

This is the LAST week to take advantage of the National Stamping Month DOUBLE stamp set!!!
2012-9 NSM It's Your Day_stamp sets
Purchase $35 in CTMH products…and qualify to receive this DOUBLE stamp set for ONLY $5!!!
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1 comment :

  1. AH! What a cute little box! That's a nice little gift for your hostess!


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