“Cabin Fever” by Carta Bella

Hi everyone!

I recently purchased some paper crafting supplies from Worldwide Scrapbooking Supplies {link below}. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to share with you some projects using these products. Today I am featuring the new “Cabin Fever” paper collection kit from Carta Bella. The patterns in this collection all have a rustic yet warm and cozy feel to them. There are fun snowmen, pine cones, mittens, snowglobes and plaids. Even forest animals with scarves and hats. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the projects that can be created with this lovely kit.

Here is the link to their website if you are interested in taking a look at any of their products.    http://www.worldwidescrapbookingsupplies.com

 

Gift Tags {packages of 12}

  

 

 

K-Cup Holders {holds 2 K-Cups}

 

 

Card Kit

Merry Christmas ~ this sentiment is heat embossed and matted on Soft Suede card stock. Included are pre-tied twine bows and pearls. I have added a bit of Wink of Stella to the pine trees of the die cut patterned paper.  Soft Suede card bases {cream panels for the inside are included}.

 

 

 

 

These items are available at the Carstairs Artisan Market just in time for the holiday shopping season 🙂

∗Did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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Christmas Card Kits

Hi everyone!

Anyone can make handmade cards ~ sometimes you just need a little help with the supplies. So, I have created card kits with everything you need to create your own handmade Christmas cards. These kits come with one completed card and enough supplies for 5 more cards. They are ready to assemble and are quick and easy to put together. Included are all the precut and scored 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases + 1 extra, die cuts and/or stamped images and 6 envelopes with embossed flaps. Any embossing folder work is done for you as well. You will also get to play with different embellishments that are included with the kits ~ colorful rhinestones, pearls, sequins, brads, buttons, ribbons and twine to dress up your cards. Please note: embellishments will vary depending on the kit but each will have a different variety of embellishments {a good amount is included so you should have extras leftover for a future project}. Detailed step-by-step instructions are included.

Please note:

  • adhesives, glue dots or dimensional adhesives are not included, unless otherwise stated. You will also need scissors for cutting the ribbon and/or twine to fit.
  • each card is left blank on the inside to add your own personal message or maybe a rub-on/stamped image/stickers of your choice {unless otherwise stated}.
  • the supplies used are quality Stampin’ Up! and craft store products.

 

Thinking Of You At Christmas ~ a pretty sparkly pine tree is the focal image of this card and is placed on top of an embossed card stock and patterned paper panel. Also included are the ribbon, pine boughs, the matted greetings and pearls. The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Cream. Cream card bases.

 

 

 

 

A Very Merry Christmas ~ a sparkly snowflake hangs from embossed pine boughs on the front of this card. Included are the die cut glitter snowflakes, pre-tied ribbon bows and rhinestones/pearls. The colors are Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and White. Soft Sky card bases.

 

 

 

 

Most Wonderful Time ~ this sentiment is heat embossed and matted on red card stock before being tied with red/white bakers twine. Included is ribbon, rhinestones and enough twine to make the bows. The colors are traditional red and green. Red card bases.

 

 

 

 

A Bears Merry Christmas ~ papa bear and his cub are all set for Christmas with their tree. The background is embossed woodlands with a glittery snow bank. The bears, tree and layered greeting complete the design. The colors are red and white with brown bears. White card bases.

 

 

 

 

These kits are available at the Carstairs Artisan Market.

∗Did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

 

 

*Please feel welcome to sign up as a follower to receives updates by email so you don’t miss a thing!

 

 

 

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Winter and Christmas Items Are Now Available

Happy November!

I’m popping in today to share with you that my winter and Christmas products are now available at The Carstairs Artisan Market in Carstairs, Alberta! These items include wreaths, gift tags, ornaments, cards {singles, boxed sets and kits}, table runners, gift baskets, albums, gift bag kits, room sprays/tart brittle and more. I have included pictures of just some of the available items. So whether you are searching for that special gift or maybe something for yourself, you might find it here! As well, some items are available on “The Country Touch” website. ∗Please note: if you would like additional details or information on anything you see here or at the store, please do not hesitate to contact me 🙂

∗Did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

 

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Gift Baskets

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Christmas Card Kits {6 cards} {shown is one the available styles}

   

 

 

Bird Seed Mason Jars

 

 

Hot Chocolate Packets and Tea Pockets

 

 

Gift Bag Kits

 

 

Christmas Chocolate Favors

 

 

Curly Paper Wreaths

Picture #1  “This Christmas” {14″}~ colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

 

Picture #2  “Winter Frost” {12″}~ colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White. ∗{only 1 available}

 

 

Framed Samplers

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

 

On Sale!

Hi everyone!

I am popping in quickly today to let you know a few of my items are on sale at the Carstairs Artisan Market in Carstairs, Alberta.

 

∗Did you know that the Carstairs Artisan Market will ship requested products? If you see something you would like to have shipped to you, please do not hesitate to call the market for all the details. Their number is 1-403-337-3363.

 

ENCHANTED COTTAGE” rag quilt
Old English cottages are scattered about this quilt. Muted shades of rose, blue, green, tan  and cream with a cotton backing.
There are 7 squares that have been machine embroidered to complete the design. It measures 50″ x 65″.

Was $119.95      Now $89.95     SOLD

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SUMMER TIME” rag quilt

This throw with it’s summery prints will be a nice accent to your home or cottage. There are 4 squares that have been embroidered to add an extra special touch. Cotton fabrics/batting are used. It measures 55″ x 68″.

Was $129.95      Now $99.95

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WINTER BEARS” rag quilt

A cuddly rag quilt just in time for the upcoming winter season or maybe even for a special baby’s first Christmas! It is made with Boyd’s Bears “Winter Bears” flannel fabrics and a combination of other cottons. It measures 30″ x 40″.

Was $59.95      Now $49.95  

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“SPOOKY” Halloween Mini Album {shown are the cover and 2 out of 5 2-page layouts}

Was $34.95      Now $22.95    

    

 

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Sweet Day Card Kit

Hi everyone!

Anyone can make handmade cards ~ sometimes you just need a little help with the supplies. This kit comes with one completed card and enough supplies for 5 more cards. They are ready to assemble and are quick and easy to put together. Included are all the precut and scored 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases + 1 extra, die cuts and/or stamped images and 6 envelopes with embossed flaps. Any embossing folder work is done for you as well. You will also get to play with different embellishments that are included with the kits ~ colorful rhinestones, pearls, sequins, brads, buttons, ribbons and twine to dress up your cards. Please note: embellishments will vary depending on the kit but each will have a different variety of embellishments {a good amount is included so you should have extras leftover for a future project}. Detailed step-by-step instructions are included.

Please note:

  • adhesives, glue dots or dimensional adhesives are not included unless otherwise stated. You will also need scissors for cutting the ribbon and/or twine to fit.
  • each card is left blank on the inside to add your own personal message or maybe a rub-on/stamped image/stickers of your choice {unless otherwise stated}.
  • the supplies used are quality Stampin’ Up! and craft store products.

 

Sweet Day ~Summer is here! So, I am sharing a card kit made with the fun Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits from Stampin’ Up! A brushing of Wink of Stella glitter gives the popsicles a frosty look! The cards in this kit aren’t for any occasion in particular. But one would be cute to send to someone to let them them know you are thinking of them and are wishing them a day as sweet as they are! 🙂

 

 

This kit is available at the Carstairs Artisan Market as well as on The Country Touch website.

 

 

 

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Until next time!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Tea Gift Sets

Hi everyone!

We are now into June {how did that happen?} and the end of the school year is coming up. These gift sets would be great for a simple teachers gift that can be given to show appreciation for all that they do throughout the school year.  It would also make a nice surprise for the tea lovers in your life. You could even add a gift card inside the mug as well! Each set contains a mug with three tea pockets and 3 breakfast/nutrigrain bars wrapped in cello with a “chalk board” to/from tag included.

 

These are now available at the Carstairs Artisan Market in Carstairs, Alberta.

 

 

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Until next time!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Rag Garland Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Today’s tutorial is for making a rag garland. Rag garlands are a fun and easy way to use up pieces of fabric that are just too small to be used for other projects. Depending on the fabrics that you use, they can be created for any room or season. A rag garland will look pretty draped above a head board, strung across a window, mantle, hutch or stair railings, and even as a decoration for a baby/wedding shower.

You will need: length of jute, yarn or ribbon {the length will determine how long you want the garland to be. Also, be sure to add at least an extra 12″ to the total length to allow for the hanging loops on each end, if you want them}, assorted cotton/flannel fabrics cut or torn into pieces about 5″ long by 1″ wide, rotary cutter/ruler/self healing mat or scissors.

#1} The amount of strips required for a garland depends on the desired finished length. I can’t give you an exact number of strips you will need but start with a good sized pile of them. You can always make more strips if you need them. Please note: the strips can be cut with scissors or with a rotary cutter/ruler/self healing mat. If you want a more rustic look, just tear them and you will end up with the frayed ends. To tear the strips, cut 1″ snips along the edge of the fabric{shown below}. This allows you to rip 1″ wide fabric widths and also results in a frayed edge. Cut the strips into 5″ long pieces.  Please note: separate the different fabrics into piles. This makes it easier when you start tying if they are semi-organized.

 

 

 

#2} Begin by making a loop on the first end of the jute. The loop can be as long as you want.

 

 

#3} Start tying the strips around the jute. The first strip will be beside the knot. Be sure the strips are touching so that no jute is showing. Keep tying on the fabric strips until your garland is as long as you want it. You can pull and discard any loose threads as you go.

 

 

#4} When you get close to the end, make another loop. Keep tying on strips until you reach the knot. If you find that some of the strips look uneven, you can snip little bits off of them until you are happy with how they all look. This garland turned out to be approximately 5 1/2′ long {not including the loops}.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial 🙂

 

Please note: a selection of rag garlands will be available at the Carstairs Artisan Market as well as on The Country Touch website very soon.

 

 

 

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Until next time!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net