A Look at the Holiday Expressions

CTMH Holiday Expressions Catalog

Find all the crafting products you need for the holiday season in the 2016 Holiday Expressions Idea Book/Catalog from Close To My Heart.

Hello Wreath Card

Hello Wreath Card

With every new catalog that Close To My Heart releases, I participate in a card swap with a wonderfully talented group of other CTMH Consultants.  I’ve been doing this for many years now–it’s a great way to be inspired by a variety of styles as well as have beautiful samples of so many fabulous CTMH stamp sets!  The irony is–I ALWAYS forget to share these amazing creations once I receive them in the mail.

So I’ve decided that is no longer going to be the case!  I am going to make it a point to share at least 2, if not 3, of these cards each week.  I’m hoping this will provide some wonderful inspiration for you, too.

Wreath Stamp Set

Today, is this beautiful Hello Wreath card created by Lalia.  First, I want to point out the beautiful watercolor painting she did with her wreath!  It matches our *NEW* Sea Glass Color of the Year perfectly.  Did you know you can create custom colors with our Watercolor Paints to create CTMH Colors?  Yep, it’s easy!

If you’d like to check out how to number your paint palette and then use those numbers to create colors of watercolor paints to resemble CTMH’s colors, check out this Watercolor Paint Chart.


Finally, here is a complete list of the supplies used to create this card:

  • Wreath Stamp Set (A1193)
  • Hi Friend Stamp Set (A1198)
  • Peacock Stamp Pad (Z2649)
  • Canary Stamp Pad (Z2643)
  • Memento Black Stamp Pad (Z899)
  • Sea Glass Cardstock (X5789)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Peacock Cardstock (X5776)
  • Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
  • Paint Brushes (Z3188)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder (Z3249)
  • Cricut Flower Market Collection (Z3285)

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products used to create this Wreath Card or any other CTMH products, please visit MY CTMH ONLINE STORE.


Happy National Stamping Day!


Create Kindness Friend Cards

Did you celebrate National Stamping Day by stamping up some beautiful creations?  Perhaps you used Close To My Heart’s adorable Create Kindness Kit they are offering this month only.

Green Create Kindness Friend Card

These are the latest cards I created with the kit.  I added in Shimmer Trim–the perfect complement for sure!  Don’t forget–you can create any color Shimmer Trim by taking your Shin Han Alcohol Marker and coloring in our White Shimmer Trim.  Such a versatile trick!

Plus, I also used our *NEW* Cricut Flower Market Collection to cut out the scalloped flower images.  It pairs so nicely with the flowers in the stamped image!

Purple Create Kindness Friend Card

And don’t forget to add a special touch to your envelopes, too!  I used the same stamp image but only inked and stamped the flowers to decorate the corners of the envelopes.  Cute, right?

If you weren’t able to stamp today in celebration of National Stamping Day–no worries!  National Stamping Month has 30 days; so you have 13 more days to celebrate.  That also means you only have 13 more days to grab your very own Create Kindness Kit before it’s gone!  Get your Create Kindness Kit by visiting MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Monstrous Halloween Double Z Fold Card

Monstrous Halloween Double Z Fold Card

This card is definitely too cute to spook!  The *NEW* Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set and coordinating Thin Cuts are simply adorable.

Open Monstrous Halloween Double Z Fold Card

Tonight we made this card at my Technique Time Class.  I figured this stamp set was perfect for creating a Double Z Fold Card.

It turned out so cute!  I can’t wait to try this style of card with another stamp set real soon.

Celebrate National Stamping Month

CTMH's September Special

Did you know that September is National Stamping Month?  All month long you can celebrate by stamping beautiful creations.  And if you really want to get into the spirit, you can celebrate on Saturday, September 17th–that’s National Stamping Day!

CTMH's Create Kindness Card Kit

You know what would be a great way to celebrate?  You could snag one of the exclusive *NEW* kits CTMH designed specifically for this month!

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Look Inside CTMH’s 2016-2017 Idea Book

2016-2017 CTMH Annual Inspirations

Have you had a chance to see all the wonderful *NEW* products released from CTMH this month?  Here’s a great video showcasing some of those *NEW* products.

Fall in love with something you just saw in the video?  Shop 24/7 on my ONLINE CTMH STORE!


Free Scrapbook Template from CTMH

Florence Layout using Huntington Pattern

Do you ever find yourself in a creative rut?  Whether you’re a scrapbooker or cardmaker, Close To My Heart has the answer!  CTMH has compiled amazing “how-to” books that are full of ideas.  Each idea comes with a diagram, a cutting guide, step-by-step instructions and a color photo of a completed project using that template. It’s really quite awesome. Continue reading

Purr-fect Halloween

Purrfect Halloween Card

We’re on the tail end of August now and I just realized I haven’t shared any projects with this month’s Stamp of the MonthPurr-fect Halloween (gasp!)

Purrfect Halloween August Stamp of the Month

This truly is a super cute stamp set. And if you like cats (like my daughter!) you will no doubt love this set.

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