Last Minute Howto Make Pre-Postaged Postcards Beautiful for Christmas

Deal of the Decade

I had to make more than 280+ cards to send out this season and I bit off more than I could chew! SO, I had these Pre-paid Postcards from a few years ago (yes I’ll need to add a little more postage) that I thought – wow these would actually make beautiful Christmas Cards with a stamp and a little bling!  You can’t send 3D texture on a postcard – but I did find out that the Viva Decor glitter {Read More}

DIY Raffia and Twine Bowls for Decorations

Raffia and Twine Bowls

I got really inspired when I saw Courtney from A Little Craft In Your Day post about Alene’s Tacky Glue and the new look bottle – it reminded me of a favorite thing we used to do when we were kids with my mom….so I thought – why not make something similar but to fit my decor for the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season – actually these bowls can be used year around with my everyday decor – pretty easily! {Read More}

Thankful Heart Card Inked and Embossing Folder

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A thankful heart – that’s how I feel when I think about each and every viewer and kind soul that has become a friend through AboveRubiesStudio over the years – Today I wanted to create a card using A Thankful Heart stamp I also thought it would be fun to show you something I accidentally discovered as I was playing with inks and techniques.  Inking your embossing folders, and embossed images can give an awesome and great look – but {Read More}

Easy But Fun 3 Piece Easel Stand Pop Up Card

easy easel interactive card birthday card any occasion quick card

A what!?! Yes! This Card is Easy!  Yes this card is Interactive! Yes this card is an Easel!  Yes this card pops up! Yes this card is for a birthday! Yes you can make it too for any occasion you need a different card idea for!!! What Was Used: Any stamps you want – I used the Birthday Set included with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge Bundle so that I didn’t have to hand cut my shapes! Any designer paper and {Read More}

How To Make a Popup Box Card! Easy Measure, Score, Cut, Fold – Tada!

Howto Make Pop Up Box Card Open multi Levels

Hello Friends! There are so many fun ways to decorate and create a fun Box Card with multiple heights, layers, occasions and so much fun! Making popup box cards are super fun and trendy and VERY easy to make! I drew a little “hand written” diagram to show you what the video below shows you!  You can download and print it out as well by simply right clicking, saving and you’re good to go! You can decorate these fun bottomless {Read More}

Halloween DIY Decor Project Potion Magic with Essential Oils

DIY Halloween Potions Essential oil bathsalt recipes

Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday Tutorial Day! Kinda excited to share this fun project with everyone! I was in Target and this Sutter Home Pink Moscato was CALLING my name!  Not just because it’s fabulous, but because it MATCHES the Close to My Heart Scaredy Cat collection absolutely BRILLIANTLY!  That AND the A Cut Above Halloween Treat Bags too!!!  EEEkkkk!!! Here’s the thing: There are TWO Shopping Spree Giveaways going on RIGHT NOW at AboveRubiesStudio/AboveRubies.ctmh.com – the shopping spree amount is NOW {Read More}

Easy Halloween Treat Bags & Thankful Card

Cricut Halloween CTMH Cut Above

Hello Friends!   Thanks for being here with me today! I appreciate it so very much! Today we are going to actually do a 2 for 1!! We are going to make a REALLY cute Thanksgiving/Fall Swing Card using the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and color with a blender pen and Close To My Heart Inks….AND…. We are also going to be making really quick and easy no cutting or measuring or even scoring DIY Halloween Treat or Goody Bags! {Read More}

Pocket Card Scrapbooking & Full 12×12 Pages

Pocket Pages

Hello Crafty Scrappy Friends! Did you know you can do some awesome scrapbooking things with Pocket Card function on the Artfully Sent Cartridge as well as the really cool CTMH Picture My Life Kits!?! Love them so much!  Check out some traditional twists and easy adhesive free scrapbooking too!   I am dying to know from my traditional scrappers – does pocket albums appeal to you, or will you stick with using them in a traditional sense??? Let me know {Read More}

My First Card with Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge CTMH

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The very first card just out of the box, no preparation just pull out and create! That means I did not edit – so I figured it out right along with you just so you could see the full process!  Lots of awesome instructions included and I couldn’t help but LOVING this particular Card Function with the Cricut!  I know it’s not everyone’s cup o’ tea – but I have LOTS more coming very quickly! I just couldn’t wait!!! Want {Read More}

Tues Tut: Howto 2 Page Summer 8×10 and 4×4 Layout

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I was asked to make a summer time scrapbook layout, so I decided to go a step further and make a 2 page 12×12 scrapbook spread!  Thats right todays tutorial is 2 for 1! Using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge bundle and a 8×10 photo and a 4×4 photo you can make an awesome coordinating spread from two totally different events for the summer!   You can get the Artbooking Collection HERE and for $5.00 also get the Stamp of the {Read More}