Tea-rrific Shared Times Card

Tea-rrific Shared Times Card

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I’d share another project created with our March Stamp of the MonthTea-rrific.

March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

For this card, I did a split stamping technique with the stack of teacups from this set.  It’s a fun twist having the stamped image go from a uncolored look on one color of cardstock to a vivid, colored image on the white cardstock.

Here’s a complete list of supplies I used to create this card:

  • Tea-rrific Stamp Set (S1703)
  • Black Memento Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack (X7218B)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Poppy Cardstock (X5779)
  • Pastel Green ShinHan Marker (Z2459)
  • Mahogany ShinHan Marker (Z2456)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Marigold ShinHan Marker (Z2457)
  • Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)

There’s only 1 week left to get the Tea-rrific Stamp Set!  To purchase this stamp set or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Donut Happy Birthday Card

Birthday Donut Card

I just can’t stop creating with this set!  It’s so darn fun.  And with a matching die set, it couldn’t get any easier to create simple, fun and adorable cards.

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

The Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle comes with 12 fun images and 3 coordinating die shapes.  Plus, it’s 25% off this month.  It doesn’t get much sweeter than that! =)

Sugar Rush Washi Pack Z3311

The coordinating Sugar Rush Washi Pack was perfect for creating a simple background to my card.

Close-up Donut Birthday Card

Our Kraft Cardstock is the perfect paper for creating these donuts (in my opinion at least.)  Simply cut out the donut shape with the die and you are all set to start decorating it.  But since you do have the stamp set, you could absolutely stamp the donut in Cashmere or Desert Sand ink depending on how dark you wanted your donut to be.

I think what I love so much about this set though, is the ability to layer to create some more visual appeal to these donuts.  By wet embossing, it added a nice shine which to me is more reminiscent of donut glaze–perfection!  And of course you can’t forget the sprinkles!

Sugar Rush Dots Z3310

My final touch was to add the pretty Sugar Rush Dots.  These glittery adhesive-backed gems are so beautiful.  I’ve gone through several packages of them already!

Donut Birthday Card

You should check out the entire Sugar Rush Collection.  I know you’ll fall in love with the papers and all the beautiful embellishment options.


Happy First Day of Spring!

Flower Market Paper Succulents

I hope wherever you are that your day was bright and cheerful in honor of the first day of Spring! Unfortunately, here where I am, it was overcast with a little bit of rain.

Cricut Flower Market Paper Succulent

But that’s okay because last week was gorgeous and I had the opportunity to make these delightful paper succulents with CTMH’s Flower Market Cricut Collection!

I used these adorable projects as gifts at Saturday’s Spring Fling Event.  In the bottom of each flower pot, I put a little product surprise for each attendee to find.

And don’t be fooled by this Cricut Collection’s name–it has way more to it than just flowers!  Look at all the fun holiday shapes, banner pieces, titles and font it contains:


Good Luck for St. Patrick’s Day

Good Luck St. Patrick's Day Card

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day–are you ready?!  I thought today I’d do a Throwback Thursday by sharing this St. Patrick’s Day Card I created several years ago.  It’s the perfect way to wish you luck in preparing for tomorrow!

My kids have already been pondering what type of shenanigans the leprechauns will be up to this year.  If you are looking for some last-minute ideas, check out my post on Leprechaun Tricks.

And then there are the variety of plans to trap a leprechaun.

Final leprechaun trap

One of the first leprechaun traps we made was this hat.  You can follow my step-by-step tutorial on how to create this trap if you’d like.  This year it seems like homemade slime is going to play a part in our trap.  My daughter is obsessed with making her own slime.  Michaels has some great tutorials for DIY slime if you are interested.

Finally if you are looking for a last-minute St. Patrick’s DIY project, check out some of my previous projects for inspiration.

Green Button Bowl

St. Patrick’s Day Button Bowl Tutorial

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

St. Patrick’s Day Paper Wreath

Choose Happy Woven St. Patrick's Day Heart

St. Patrick’s Day Woven Heart Basket

Good luck preparing for St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Pi Day 2017!

Pie Card

Today is March 14 or in other words–Pi Day!  I wonder if places like Marie Callender’s see a big increase in pie sales today!? =)

I know in my home it’s always a request my kids make of me on this day each year–“bake pie, mom!”  So today, on one of our warmer days–80+ degrees–I baked a pie for my kids to enjoy.

Closeup of Pie Card

I also whipped up this quick card to commemorate the day.  Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Year Round Cheer Stamp Set (2012 Retired Stamp of the Month)

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

  • Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Z3300)
  • Cocoa Stamp Pad (Z2814)
  • Sorbet Stamp Pad (Z2864)
  • Sorbet Cardstock (X5751)
  • Cocoa Cardstock (X5642)
  • Colonial White Cardstock (1388)

Dreamin' Big Paper Pack

  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack (X7218B) I used one of the pocket cards in this paper pack
  • Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
  • Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
  • Round Sponge (Z697)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)

This card went together especially fast with the help of both the Circle Thin Cuts and the Sugar Rush Thin Cuts for the pennant.  And don’t forget–all month long ALL Thin Cuts (including those bundled with coordinating stamp sets) are 25% off!  Awesome deal!

Enjoy your Pi Day!

Tea-rrific National Napping Day


Tea-rrific Side Step Card

Happy National Napping Day!  Feeling sleepy today after Daylight Savings?  I know I am!  Today’s card felt like the perfect companion to today’s holiday.  A nice cup of tea and then a little nap!

March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

I made this card with Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the MonthTea-rrific.

Side View Tea-rrific Side Step Card

I felt like this set worked really well with our Gold Metallic Marker as well as our Gold Shimmer Brush.  Both added a nice touch to the already adorable stamp set.

Remember, our Stamp of the Month sets can be purchased for only $5 when you spend $50 or more on your favorite CTMH products.  But don’t delay as this set is only available during the month of March!

To shop for your very own Tea-rrific Stamp Set or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.


Teacher Appreciation School Card

School Kids Teacher Appreciation Card

Now is the time to take advantage of this month’s Thin Cuts Special with Close To My Heart and prepare for Teacher Appreciation Week (which will occur May 1-5 this year.)

School Kids Stamp Set

Close To My Heart debuted a new School Kids Stamp Set last summer with the release of their Annual Inspirations Catalog.

School Kids Thin Cuts

Then a few months ago, they introduced a coordinating School Kids Thin Cuts die set specifically for this set–love it!

This die set is 25% off this month so instead of being $15.95, you can get it for only $11.96!

Side view of School Kids Teacher Appreciation Card

So now you can make darling Teacher Appreciation cards easier and cheaper, too! Plus, you’ll be ahead of the game.

For this card, I used a combination of stamped cardstock strips and Washi Tape.  While chalkboards are a thing of the past, I love the look of our White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad against the Black Cardstock.

Check out all the great Thin Cuts dies you can get for 25% off this month on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Birthday Treat Box

Sweet Birthday Treat Box

Giving a gift to someone can become even more special when you create the packaging you put it in.

This darling birthday treat box is the perfect size for a small gift or a yummy treat!

Sugar Rush Paper Pack

I used CTMH’s cute Sugar Rush Paper Collection as well as the now retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (the box is created with 4 tags adhered together!)

Sweet Birthday Stamp Set

I also used CTMH’s Sweet Birthday Stamp Set to create the small sentiment tag as well as to random stamp the Sea Glass Cardstock.

Next time you need to give a gift, think about making the packaging yourself!  And if you need some supplies to do so, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.