Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop - Even Easier

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Even Easier Technique as shown on page 91 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Bethany's Blog, you are on the right track! 

I've had this box for a few years now just waiting to be used. So, this month I finally decided to use it and created our Family Treasure Box. Unfortunately CTMH doesn't make the memory box anymore but this same project could be done using the photo boxes that are always on sale at the local craft stores.

Front of Box
Once I decided on a layout for the top piece (I used a Reflection How-To Sketch and then modified the sizes), I used my Cricut and the Family Love stamp set to help me decorate it!

Detail of Sentiment - Cut with Cricut
I knew I wanted the family sentiment as a main focal point so I cut out <Shape 8> on B&T paper and stamped the sentiment in Versamark. Then, I heat embossed using black embossing powder.

Title Detail
I also cut the FAMILY title using Art Philosphy font and layered the letters onto the coordinating Dimensional Elements. Boy does that save my little fingers some cutting!
Box Top with Dimensional Elements
I finished off my project by adding some of the beautiful new Bohemian Accent Flowers and Sparkle Nourishes. I know this will be handled quite a bit so I added a few thin layers of Mod Podge to help protect the papers and keep it looking in tip-top shape. I'm working on something special for the inside cover so stay tuned for that! 
Detail Front
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): 
Paper: Stella Level 2 (X7147B), Black Cardstock
Stamps: Family Love (D1506)
Ink: Tulip (Z2166), Black (44751), VersaMark
Other: Black Embossing Powder (Z670), Finishing Files (Z1091), Heat Gun, Mod Podge, Tweezers, Dimensional Elements Alphabet (Z1682), Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Bohemian Assortment (Z1687), Sparkles Flouishes (Z1708), Bling Assortment (Z1466)

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Tonya's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation. Happy hopping!


  1. Love what you did with the box, and the use of the top strip on the stella paper. Looks beautiful!

  2. really really really love this!

  3. Fantastic box with nice embellishments :)

  4. Fantastic layout, love the embellishments you used