Friday, April 18, 2014

[Video] Close to My Heart Artbooking Frame with Buckle Boutique Rhinestone Material

When the Buckle Boutique asked if I wanted to try out their rhinestone self adhesive sticker sheets, I said yes!

I had seen the Cricut machine they quickly and easily decorated with the sheets and was very impressed and wanted to try it out myself (see below):
I knew just the project I wanted to do using the sheets and the Close to My Heart pennant frame!
Below you can see some close ups of the rhinestone sheet and further down, I have a video telling how to make this frame.

I found the Buckle Boutique rhinestone sheets to be easy to use and here's why:

- They cut easily in the Cricut, a paper trimmer or even by scissors. That's because they aren't hard rhinestones, but rather a flexible resin like substance (you can see more in the video). It easily cuts and the rhinestones stay intact, even if you cut down the middle of them.
- The self-adhesive backing is very strong.  Also, that backing means you are not messing around with glue, or worrying that your adhesive won't be strong enough - that's all taken care of. 
- I used the following settings: 
Deep Cut Blade: 6
Pressure: 3
Speed: 2
and multi-cut 5 times
Put the material face down on the mat (so the adhesive backing side is up and the rhinestones down) and make sure to flip your image.

One more thing: The rhinestone sheets come in a variety of colors and sizing which you can see HERE.

The Close to My Heart pennant frame matches a cut on the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge so I decided to use all my cuts from that cartridge (see below):

Products Used:
Buckle Boutique Rhinestone Dazzling Diamond Sheets:
Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle:
Close to My Heart Pennant Frame:
To see how to make this frame, see the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):

New Cricut Giveaway - The First Few Years
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1) Leave a comment below - Have you made a scrapbook frame before?
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Winner will be announced on April 27, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Next up is the new funky April Stamp of the Month, yours for $5 with every $50 purchase:
Here's a quick link to the NEW online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 

The Buckle Boutique provided me with the rhinestone sticker sheet to try and also review.  I was not paid to do so and all opinions above are my own.
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  1. I haven't ever made a scrapbook frame, but it looks like something I should try out.

  2. OH! That is so cool that the cut in the cartridge matches the frame! One more reason that I am thrilled that Artbooking is the cartridge I chose with my kit! Love it!

  3. I'm not sure if the frame I made is what is called a scrapbook frame. I made a wedding frame for one of my wedding photos. Like the sparkle of the rhinestone sheet.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. I have just got to get that cartridge.. it's been on my wish list for quite sometime now!!
    L.r. Smith from fb pg..

  5. Love the frame. Yes, I have done frames before --usually to use as gifts for special events.

  6. This is so cool. Love this bling! I make frames all the time. Usually do it for the first page of my layout. Thanks for the chance.

  7. I havae never made a scrapbook frame before, but did other frames. That is beautiful Thanks.

  8. I don't think I've ever made a scrapbook frame - this is awesome! thanks for sharing.

  9. That's really pretty! I've made at least one scrapbook frame before, but it isn't something I do very often.

  10. Your scrapbook frame is very pretty. I've never made one before. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

  11. this is gorgeous Joy! No I've never made one before but inspired to!

  12. Your frame turned out to be so lovely. I really appreciate that you leave some of the "mishaps," like your buckled corner, in your videos. It's great to see how you solve the little problems that come along.

  13. I have used scrapbook paper, etc. on a frame before but have not yet done one using my Cricut or Cuttlebug. I checked the rhinestone website..lots of pretties. Thanks for the chance at the cart too. My great-niece is soon too and this would be perfect to do a scrapbook for her.
    Lorrie from MI

  14. I loved to see how those rhinestone sheets worked so well for you. The frame was lovely! Happy Easter

  15. I have not made a scrapbook frame but after seeing how gorgeous yours came out, I'm going to have to try it. You did a beautiful job. I hope you have a very Happy Easter.


  16. LOVE this project Joy! Thank you for sharing the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique with all of your followers!

    Shawn ~ The Buckle Boutique Design Team Coordinator
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

  17. Great video, I am checking out the The Buckle Boutique as soon as I post this comments, Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  18. That frame is awesome, Joy!! I can't wait to make one for graduation!

  19. No, I have not made a scrapbook frame. That is something I will have to try. Love your creative ideas.

  20. No, I have not made a frame.....maybe I should give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I have not made a scrapbook frame. I love how yours turned out it's truly so beautiful. I love it when you do crafty things because you always create something so fantastic and unique that's because you are such a clever, creative an very talented gal.

  22. Not like this one. It is really pretty will have to give it a try.

  23. Love how you used this rhinestone sticker sheet. No I have not made a scrapbook frame before.

  24. I haven't made a frame like this before, but I have covered a wooden frame with scrapbook paper. I would like to try making a frame like yours. It's beautiful.

  25. What a pretty frame. I've never made a frame. This looks interesting.
    Mary O'Neal

  26. Nice project for the CTMH frames. I was wondering how big they were. I love how quick and easy it goes together. Wish I had some in stock to add to my wedding gift for next weekend . What a great idea for a Wedding frame! I would be a nice addition to go with the Wedding Scrapbook I made. for the happy couple. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  27. I love all the glitz. The frame is very nice. I need to do a project with the frame. Thanks for the ideas.

  28. Okay just so ya know I cracked up laughing at the "just put an embellishment right over that" HA HA, been there done that! I have done a few shadow frames and love doing those, I alter frames as well. I have avoided the rhinestone stickers but if they cut well it might be great for flourishes!

  29. I haven't really made a scrapbook frame before, but yours is darling! I might have to try that. I've done other similar projects using scrapbook embellishments and papers. Thanks for all you share and have a Happy Easter weekend!

  30. I've used the Buckle Boutique rhinestone sheets and I love them. The idea of covering the pennant frame with the sheets is terrific. Can't wait to make one of these. tfs

  31. First of all I want to say how much I love your blog and I well be back many times. I also love your video's they really help me. I am a visional learn and you u-tubes are the. I wish I had more of the CTMH cartridges. They are very goods. BUT the price is hard for me. I only get about $60 amonth to spend on my crafts. Maybe I can win one someday. Love your blog it is really good.

  32. The First Few Years would be a perfect cartridge to begin the next phase in life, RETIREMENT! With two adorable grandsons less than a year old to scrapbook, what else could a girl want?

  33. I have not made a frame but I can see how it would help with layout! Definitely would make it easier.

  34. The frame was so simple to make after you see how it is done.Thank you so much for the information.

  35. I have not made any scrapbook frames yet. I am a newbie and am trying to collect supplies so I can. Thank you for the giveaway!!


  36. I love this frame Joy. Don't know how I missed it
    . I also love those little rolled flowers


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