Become a CTMH Consultant in April

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.

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A No-Sew Dr. Seuss Horton Costume


Recently, my kids’ class put on a production of Seussical Jr.  They did an AMAZING job.  It was impressive to see how the kids not only learned their own lines and songs, but those of the other characters, too!

Step one was deciding if they wanted to try out for one of the roles or to be part of the set design and/or creating the costumes.  My son wanted to be Horton and my daughter wanted to be Mrs. Mayor.  So they both did their tryouts and were selected for their chosen roles…yay!

Step two was deciding if they wanted the costume crew to create their costumes for them or if they wanted to do them on their own.  They chose the latter.  Now it was time to put on my thinking cap for the Horton costume.  I felt doing Mrs. Mayor would be simple enough–just some bright clothes and a sash saying Mrs. Mayor would suffice.
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Happy Turkish Fold Card Tutorial

Happy Turkish Fold Card

One of the projects we created at this month’s Technique Time Class was this fun “Happy” Turkish Fold Card.

There’s a real simplicity to the card, but then when you open it up, it has a wonderful “wow” factor! Continue reading

Simple Penelope Card

Simple Penelope Card

What better way to start a Monday than with a super simple card design!?!

With the *NEW* My Reflections  Paper Packets from the Seasonal Expressions 1, you get 2 sheets of pre-printed cards.

Penelope Paper Packet X7207B

These cards, while designed to be perfect for Pocket Scrapbooking, also can make some ridiculously easy cards, too!

For this particular card, I simply cut out the card and adhered it to a card front leaving a slight 1/4″ border.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Hello Paradise Stamp Set in the corner of the card.  That’s it!  Easy peasy, right?

Be sure to check out the other Paper Packet options from CTMH to make your own simple cards by visiting MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Baby, I’m Worth It!

April CTMH Special Baby, I'm Worth It

Cue the music (“Baby, I’m worth it.  Uh huh, I’m worth it.  Gimme gimme I’m worth it…”)  This month is a GREAT time to sign up and become a Close To My Heart Consultant.

Not only is there a *NEW* lower price–only $75 for the Consultant Kit (which contains over $200 in product & supplies); you also get $50 in Select Product Credit to select the things YOU want for YOUR business!  Pretty awesome, right?

CTMH Consultant Kit

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You are My Sunshine Card

You are My Sunshine Card

It’s the final few days to get your hands on this month’s Stamp of the MonthSunshine Birdies.

This sweet little stamp set has such a fun whimsical feel to it–from the font of the sentiments to the cheerful birds and butterflies.

I used CTMH’s Cricut Art Philosophy to create the base to my card–I thought the scallop squares fit perfectly with the cute & whimsical feel of this card.  The Art Philosophy Collection is such a powerful collection of basic shapes–you are only limited by your creativity with this particular Cricut cartridge!

Insied You are My Sunshine Card

For the inside I decided to do some creative folding for the wow factor and leave the sentiment as the focal point; simple and to the point.

Thursday is the final day that you can get your own Sunshine Birdies Stamp Set.  Plus, when you spend $50 or more (which is easy to do when you pair it with our Stampaganza Specialbuy 2 stamp sets, get 1 FREE!) you can get this set for only $5!  A wonderful pairing of deals!

To shop for this stamp set and other CTMH products, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Cute Easter Basket

Spring Critters Easter Baskets

Happy Easter!  Before the day was over, I wanted to share the cute little Easter baskets I made for my kids this year.  They are a twist on one I’ve created before but they turned out so super cute with this year’s *NEW* Spring Critters Stamp Set and coordinating Thin Cuts dies.

Closeup Spring Critter Easter Basket


Look at how easy it is to get a nice image with the coordinating die for this stamp set–I’m so in love with these sets and can’t wait to see what new ones CTMH releases in their May Seasonal Expressions 2! Continue reading