Remember Happy Times Card

Remember Happy Times Card

This is one of the cards I made at this past weekend’s Crop.  I was so into how well it was going together that I completely missed that when I adhered it to the card base, it was on the wrong way–as in instead of opening it from the right, it was from the left!!  Yikes!  And if that isn’t funny enough, another gal at the Crop did the very same thing shortly after it happened to me.  It’s good to be reminded that we are all human, right? Continue reading

Happy Times Free Standing Pop-Up Card

Closed Free Standing Pop-Up Happy Times Birthday Card

This card showcases how well the exclusive Happy Times Paper Pack coordinates with the Happy Times Stamp Set.  Clearly that was the intent, but it’s so fun when you can make them come together so seamlessly!

Free Standing Happy Times Pop-Up Birthday Card

I kept it very natural with soft hues using Juniper and Canary as my color selection.  I added in the *NEW* Rose Gold Foil Tape to give it a little pizzazz.  The color is so pretty!

Closeup Birthday Sentiment

Closeup of Happy TImes Birthday Tag

Look how perfectly the stamped Happy Times flowers match the flowers in the Happy Times Paper.  Brilliant!

To finish it off (and keep the soft feel to the card) I unraveled the Glacier Extra Thick Twine.  Easy and effective.

Remember, you can only purchase the Happy Times Paper Pack and Happy Times Stamp Set during the month of May–it’s in honor of National Scrapbooking Month!

To purchase these or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Flamingo Circle Spin Card

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s newest catalog yet?  The Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog is now live and is packed with so many wonderful new products that your wish list will be full in a matter of minutes as you do your initial look through it!

Calypso Paper Pack

A fun collection of *NEW* items that stood out to me was the Calypso Paper Pack.  Doesn’t it just scream “Summer, here I come!” Continue reading

Cheerful Welcome Sunshine Wreath

Happy Monday!  For the start of another week, I thought this tutorial on how to make a paper wreath was perfect.  As an added bonus, this wreath is SO easy to make and will take you no time at all to finish.

Watch this short 4-minute video to see how you can make your own.

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!


CTMH's May National Scrapbooking Special


May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate!

CTMH's Happy Times Paper Pack

All month long you can grab yourself either the Happy Times Paper Pack  or the Happy Times Stamp Set–OR get both!   Continue reading

Happy Teacher Appreciation!

Teacher Appreciation Calla Lily Card

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day & Week!   This year our school’s Teacher Appreciation Committee chose to do a garden theme for the week’s festivities.  So in keeping with that, I decided to do a Calla Lily Card with the students.

I punched out enough white cardstock circles for each student to write an adjective they thought best described our teacher.  I did a tri-fold with each to create a calla lily shape and glued them down onto a Juniper Cardstock card base with a Glue Dot so that each could still be opened.  I drew in some stems using  our ShinHan Sap Green Alcohol Marker where they could be seen and then attached a bow using CTMH’s Thistle Extra Thick Twine (I untwisted the twine to get a softer look to the bow before I affixed it using a Glue Dot.) Continue reading

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Life in Pictures Stamp of the Month

Vintage Camera Life in Pictures Card

Like cameras?  How about vintage cameras?  Well then, you are going to love Close To My Heart’s April Stamp of the MonthLife in Pictures!

This set of 13 images has a wonderfully classic feel to it with a variety of vintage style cameras and fun coordinating sentiments.

April Stamp of the Month Life in Pictures   Continue reading