20 October 2013

A Little Crafting Fix

So I thought I'd share a secret to a quick little crafting fix: Close To My Heart's Workshops on the Go. The Workshop On The Go collections are perfect when you want (or need) to do some quick crafting projects that look like you spent hours on them. All the paper, embellishments and stamps are included in the workshops. You just need to bring the ink, adhesive and paper trimmer. (In the case of the Laughing Lola card workshop that I'm showing you today, you also need to bring your Cricut and the Artiste Cartridge, though you could fussy cut around the images if you don't have the Cricut.)

Here are the 3 card designs (you have 15 card bases to make 5 of each design):

Now I made a few changes to the cards (shocking, I know) in order to make them more my own--and to cover up some mistakes. First, the "hooray for you" stamp isn't part of the workshop, it's from the 4 My Friend stamp set. The original card said "cheer up." For some reason, this sentiment struck me as odd. It's almost like a command. Seems to me like the last thing some one who might be down needs is to be commanded to "cheer up." So I switched out the sentiment. 

The second change I made is to the "You can never have too much happy" card. All of the paper strips are sanded at the edges to add texture and interest. I got a little overzealous with my sanding on one of the Pear strips and it tore a bit. I didn't want to waste it, so I covered the tear with a strip of Silver Shimmer trim. I really liked the effect, so I added it to all the other cards in this style as well.  

The "hugs" card was made exactly like the instructions suggested. 

Here are some close ups:

Hope you enjoyed this peek at the Laughing Lola Card Workshop. And remember, if you need a quick crafting fix, Close To My Heart's Workshops On The Go are just the ticket!


  1. I love your changes! I felt the same way abou the "Cheer Up" sentiment. ;) I may just lift your idea. This is a great kit, isn't it? You made it even better!

  2. The kits are great and I like how you switched it up a bit. Funny, I feel the same way about the "cheer up" sentiment. Happy to see you getting some crafty time in!

  3. I really like how you switched these up! Great blogging, Kim!

  4. Adorable cards! And I love how you personalized them to fit YOU! I remember a stamp I had once that commanded "better get better", and I never could use that one....just didn't seem right to make demands like that when someone was sick.........sounded like a threat. So I totally get it! ;)