Krafty Kiwi

Thursday, January 31, 2013


The new "Chantilly Workshop Kit" and the new "Easter Wishes" stamp set are the two products I have from the new CTMH Catalog (which goes live tomorrow) so far, and I have had a lot of fun playing with it.  I really like the Chantilly papers and accessories (stamp, pink glitter gems, fabric buttons) that came in the kit.  

Here is what I have made the past couple of weeks.  I have used only CTMH products.

I made these little Easter candy holders with some of the leftovers from the Whooo's your Valentine kit.  I also used the Chantilly kit, Easter Wishes stamp set, 2" Scallop Circle Punch, some Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, a large Twilight Brad, and I added a little White Daisy cardstock.

For this card I used Pattern #24 (Make it from Your Heart, Vol 1), page 44.  It was fun to make and I love the colours (Pear, Twilight, Cotton Candy, Cocoa).  I added the card base and used the Just For You stamp set, Card Word Puzzle stamp set for the Happy Birthday, a little white daisy grosgrain, Art Philosophy (Cricut), and of course the Chantilly kit. 

The idea of this layout came form the Surf's Up Studio J layout, page 51.  I used Reflections Title Topper - Subtle, page 14 and Side Bar - Main Frame, page 41, the Chantilly kit, Artiste (Cricut), and added some White Daisy cardstock and White Daisy Brads.

So far I have made 2 two page layouts, a card and 3 treat boxes out of this kit and I still have product left over.  That's a pretty good deal, don't you think.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

February Workshop

Chantilly Workshop Kit
~Saturday, 23 @ 7pm ~

This month I used the new Chantilly Workshop kit.  These colours remind me of spring and the happy, sunny days that will soon be with us.  Although this layout looks more girly, there are 2 Twilight cardstock included and the other side of this flowery paper is a pattern in Pear, so it will be nice for some boy layouts also.  I used the workshop kit, G1053, which retails for $29.95.

Products Used:
*X7163b      Chantilly Paper Pack      $9.95
*Z1814      Chantilly Assortment      $5.95
*Z1807      Pink Glitter Gems      $3.95
*Chantilly Workshop Stamp Set
Z2110      Buttercup Ink      $5.25
Z2193      Cotton Candy Ink      $5.25
Z2197      Pear Ink      $5.25
Z2160      Twilight Ink      $5.25
Z1311      1 1/4" Circle Punch      $12.95
Z1151      3D Foam Tape      $5.95
(Blocks: 1x1, 2x2, 2x3.5)

*included in kit
++ prices to do not included tax or shipping++

Materials need to be ordered before this workshop.  Purchase the kit, or any of the items you would like to use.  Please RSVP and have payment to me by 10pm, Tuesday 12th February.

All workshop are an open crop and this layout is optional.  Join us for a fun night out.
(A small fee may be charged if you wish to use my stamps/inks)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine Kit

National Paper Crafting Month is coming to an end, which means CTMH's 'Whooo's Your Valentine' kit will not be available for much longer.  You have till the end of the month to get one.

I have seen a lot of CTMH's talented consultants use this kit for layouts and cards, both for Valentine's Day and for other projects.  I decided to make a layout using the leftovers of my kit after I made three treat tubes for my kids teachers.  I added some ruby and chocolate cardstock, and some mocha opaques. 

Products I Used are:
Imagine - Up the Tempo - page 65
Whooo's Your Valentine - Constant Campaign Kit
(inc: blush, hollyhock, white daisy & glitter cardstock, stamp)
z1790      Cricut Artiste Collection      $99
x5927      Ruby cardstock     $14.50
x5643      Chocolate cardstock      $14.50
z2163      White Daisy ink      $6.95
z2170      Ruby ink      $5.25
z2128      Hollyhock ink     $5.25
z2106      Blush ink      $5.25
z1333      Opaques Adhesive Gems - Mocha      $2.95
z1392      2" Scallop circle punch      $14.95
*tax/shipping not included in price

We are not big on Valentine's Day in our house, I think it's the not growing up in America thing.  It wasn't a big deal when I was growing up like it is here.  My kids enjoy handing out cards to their class, some years we have made treats.  This year we haven't given much thought yet, but I did make some treat tubes for the teachers.  Everything is from the 'Whooo's Your Valentine' kit except for some white daisy grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog

Yes... it's nearly time for the NEW Summer/Spring Idea Book & Catalog.  I finally got my preview copy and it is looking good. I can't wait for you to see all the fun and bright new products that are coming.  I will have books available so contact me for yours soon.

It goes live February 1 (that's less than 3 weeks!) and here's a peek at the cover.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mojo Monday 275

This is my first attempt at a Mojo Monday challenge.  I enjoyed making this card for my Mum's birthday.


I used the CTMH Avonlea paper pack for this card - I love these colours.  Avonlea is still available in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book, which goes live February 1st.  All products are CTMH.

Mojo Monday sketch 275

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January Workshop

Whooo's Your Valentine Workshop Kit
 ~ Saturday, 12 ~ 7pm ~

January is National Papercrafting Month and CTMH has this adorable kit available for only $10, when you spend $35 in CTMH products.  This kit is available until December 31, while stock is available, and has a $40 retail value. 

This kit offers a sneak peek at two new products that will be in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog.  The Treat Tubes and the Silver Glitter paper. 

*The Silver Glitter paper will be available in a 3 pack (Black & Grey Glitter Paper) and is Cricut compatible.
*The My Creations Treat Tubes will be available in a six pack and they are great for any occasion (birthday, Easter, July 4, Christmas, any holiday or celebration really).  

Products Used:
CC1022       Whooo's Your Valentine Constant Campaign Kit       $10
(includes: 12 die cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, 1 exclusive stamp set)
Z2114       Cocoa Ink       $5.25
Z2128       Hollyhock Ink       $5.25
Z2106       Blush Ink       $5.25
Z2170       Ruby Ink       $5.25
Z1970       Cricut Artiste Collection       $99
(can make without)
Z697       Sponge       $1.25
Z1151       3-D Foam Tape       $5.95
Blocks:  1x1m 1x3.5, 2x2

**tax & shipping not included in prices**

Please RSVP.  All workshops are open crop night.  Join us for a fun night out.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Here's to a fantastic 2013.  I am looking forward to this brand new year and hope you are also.  This year my goal  is to be more active with my blog, try a few challenges like 'Mojo Monday' and just be more creative with my papercrafting.  I also have several albums to get finished - but that's a work in progress!

Before Christmas I made these cute little snowmen (inspired by a couple of fantastic CTMH consultants of course).  They were simple and fun to make.  They made great teacher/staff gifts.