Thursday, July 24, 2014

Burlap Noel Close to My Heart Artiste Christmas Iron On Sign

Before we get started, if you could say a prayer for my sister-in-law Jolene Tracey, I would appreciate it. She is having surgery today and they are worried it could be cancerous.  Thanks so much!

It's Christmas in July!

Actually, I saw these burlap 4" x 8" covered frames at Michaels and had to try out some iron-on vinyl with them.

The Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge was used for the "Noel" and it was cut at 3-1/2".

Now, I cut this out of Cricut Iron-On Vinyl and then applied it directly to the burlap frame.  

It proved to be a bit challenging as the burlap didn't want to let the iron-on vinyl stick properly. But I persevered and got it done.  

I dressed up one side with a Christmasy ribbon and then I was done!  Quick and Easy!

Click HERE to see how to apply Cricut Iron-on Vinyl (scroll down to see "related videos").

Here is the product I used:
Actually, the irony is that today is my birthday (not Christmas in July) and I couldn't find the birthday cake project I meant to show. Look for that next week...LOL!


Close to My Heart has announced the product retirement list for the Spring Summer 2014 catalog. These items are on a "while supplies last" type basis so once things sell out, they are GONE!

Check out the Close to My Heart Product Retirement Items here!

Below are a few stamp sets that are retiring that are some of my favorites. I am sorry to see these go. But these are not all the stamp sets - there are more here.  Also, paper, inks, chipboard items, the bracket frame and more are retiring!

Bountiful Season:
Here is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month for July - a full alphabet stamp set! Normally, these are $29.95 but this month, it's only $5 with a $50 purchase!  WHOOP!

It's just $5 when you spend $50+ at my Close to My Heart shopping page.

Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 


New Cricut Giveaway - Tis the Season Creative Memories


How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Burlap? Have you made anything with it? 
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Winner will be announced on August 3, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Winner of the Cricut Small Talk and Frames Cartridge: LR Smith
Congratulations!! Please email me at joyster110@gmail.com with your name, address and what you won within two weeks and I will get that shipped out to you.

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51 comments:

  1. Love the burlap display. I've never used burlap yet, but am tempted. I love the items you make and your creativity. You inspire me.

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  2. Prayers for your family. Thank you for your generosity in these giveaways!

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  3. Prayers for your sister-in-law Jolene.

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  4. Haven't tried it yet but have quite a few layouts picked out to try it with.

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  5. I love this, it's so simplistic, yet at the same time beautiful & elegant. Prayers for your SIL, and thank you for the giveaway!

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  6. I did put small strips of burlap on my Christmas cards last year - loved it - will probably do it again.

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  7. Happy Birthday and hope your sister's surgery goes well. Love your burlap project. I have not really worked with burlap before but love the look.

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  8. I have not ever used burlap. Have a great birthday!

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  9. I definitely immediately said a Prayer for Jolene and she will be in my thoughts and prayers on going please send updates. Happy Happy Birthday hope you have a great day and may it be filled with JOYous news!!
    Re: Burlap I have used burlap for die cutting with Tim Holtz dies for embellishments. Your burlap sign turned out great and so glad that your perseverance paid off....like they say "never give up" (LOL) Have a super great day!!

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  10. I have yet to use burlap in my crafting projects. I'm seeing so much of it around the web, though, so I may have to give it a try. I really do like your Christmas sign. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. I have used burlap on some cards before. It makes a great look for a masculine card.

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  12. Prayers for your sister-in-law. Wishing you a very happy birthday. Make it a great one. No, I have not used burlap. Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and inspiration.

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  13. I haven't tried burlap, but will now! I love the Noel frame

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  14. Love your project today! I have not tried burlap. Hope you have a Happy Birthday and I'm sending prayers for Jolene and your whole family.

    Leslie

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  15. First of all Happy Birthday and I will be praying for Jolene. Second I have never tried burlap but it is on my things to do list.

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  16. Hi Joy I want to wish u a very Happy Birthday !!! an I am praying for your sister- in- law..... I read the anonymous winner an she sounds like she is less than an hour away from my son who lives in Buffalo...

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  17. Your prayer request has been added to my prayer list, for sure. To answer your question, years ago I covered bulletin boards with burlap for my sons, and also covered a small picture album with it. All have held up well, but I have not used it since. I'm sure it would have a place on certain cards, but I have to say I just can't see using it at weddings, trend or not. :) This is a wonderful cartridge and I would just love to win it. Best Christmas cart I've seen. Elaine in Glenview

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  18. I haven't tried burlap, but I have seen so many fantastic projects made with it, including yours.

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! I used colored burlap on some name tags I made. They turned out really cute. Would love to win this cartridge...thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Joy, have a very wonderful and happy birthday. This project turned out really nice.

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  21. Happy Birthday Joy!!! I have never used Burlap. I love the Christmas Cartridge that you are giving away. I love Christmas in general (I think I have around 20 plastic totes full of Christmas decorations. Amazingly, I do not have any Cricut Cartridges that are exclusively Christmas. Of course, I got my first Cricut after Christmas using money I received as gifts.

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  22. Praying everything will go well with your sister-in-law's surgery.

    Your project is very nice! I haven't tried a burlap project yet, but I have one in mind that I'd like to make. I just need to get to the fabric store to purchase the burlap! I was planning to use iron-on vinyl, but since you mentioned the difficulty in getting the vinyl to stick, maybe I'll try paint instead. So thank you for the helpful info!

    Happy birthday!

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  23. Burlap scares me! I think it's cool, but I haven't tried it yet.

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  24. Wonderful burlap creation. Used burlap for texture on a card & scrapbook layout but not used like you have. Will say a prayer for your sister-in-law.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. Mine is tomorrow! Sending special prayers for your SIL that all will be fine. Love your Christmas sign! I've put a little burlap strips on cards, nothing else. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Prayers for your sister-in-law. Love the project. I have used burlap on some layouts before

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  27. Joy, Happy Birthday to You!!!
    I've never worked with Burlap, but your project came out beautifully!
    Thanks for sharing this neat project!

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  28. pretty home décor. Great idea.

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  29. I bought some burlap but haven't used it for anything yet! I love the idea of burlap flowers (roses) so am going to try it one of these days. Would LOVE to win the Cricut Christmas cartridge! it has so many neat cuts. And congrats on the CTMH shout-out! I saw you on YouTube last night and sounds like you have a great team and are a great team leader!

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  30. Praying everything goes well with your sister in laws surgery, as well as strength for your family. Hope you are having a Happy Birthday!! <]:*) I was very excited to see your project. I just bought some burlap here recently, and now I have some ideas. Looking forward to your next project. Stay crafty, Dawn.

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  31. Hi Joy Happy Birthday God Bless you. Also my prayers go to your sister-in-law and her family.

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  32. Love your sign. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Hi Joy!! happy happy birthday!! I have not tried burlap as of yet. definitely need to buy and try. thanks for the inspiration. prayers to your family
    jstermite@yahoo

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  34. I have not done any projects that have to do with burlap, although I have seen some I would like to try. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  35. I've never used burlap, but I do like your Noel sign.

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  36. Years ago I did some things with burlap. I think I might try something new. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. I love that Noel sign. Interesting idea.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  38. Happy Birthday Joy and sending your SIL prayers as well as for the entire family. This must be a stressful time for all of you!
    Love the burlap banner! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  39. Happy Birthday Joy and sending your SIL prayers as well as for the entire family. This must be a stressful time for all of you!
    Love the burlap banner! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  40. Love that banner. I have used burlap many times and love using it. I never thought to use it like you did. I will have to give it a try.

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  41. Love the love the burlap! I have only used it in wreaths! Love your tutorials, they have really helped me with the Explore. Hope your SIL feels better! I need Tis the season so bad I missed out on getting it!

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  42. Cute project ! I have never used the vinyl. I was always afraid it would come unglued. It has such a unique look though ! Thanks for sharing. I sure would love this cartridge as well !
    Anna N. ann2236@juno.com

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  43. I have burlap paper b/c it was on sale and the "trendy" thing...but alas, I don't know what to do with it!

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  44. Praying for a good report for Jolene! Haven't used burlap - but you sign is very pretty!
    Martha from Norman

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  45. I have thick burlap ribbon that I use for matting small stamped ebellishments

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  46. I made one card with it recently and unfortunately found I have a severe skin allergy to it. :(
    Now I have a whole DCWV pad of it bagged up in my craft room. lol.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  47. Happy Belated Birthday, Joy. I hope your SIL (Jolene) got good news. Prayer helps!

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  48. Just went to a crop this weekend and several of your girls were there. Got some great deals, cant wait to see the new book. Would love to win this cartridge.

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  49. I am just starting my cards. I have a few friends who are just getting into card making so I am helping them first! This cart would be a great addition!
    Sammy ' s mom

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