Today is my birthday. I’ve been thinking that I’d like to share some birthday card inspiration as well as give YOU a gift in celebration of the day! So let’s start out with the card inspiration with some amazing birthday cards from some very creative ladies! (I apologize for the shadows–was in a bit of a rush to snap the pics of these!)
This first card from Debbi F. is super adorable, don’t you think? And the best part is she is doing a word play as she used our *NEW* One in a Million Stamp Set but crossed out “million” and replaced it with “minion.” Too cute!
Next up is a cheerful card from Ramona C. I love the bright colors she used–makes you feel happy just looking at it, right?
The fox card from Mary T. uses the stamp set with it’s coordinating themed Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack. Simple. Clean. Cute.
This next one from Betsy G. might just be my favorite–I absolutely LOVE these turtles!! So adorable.
Now, onto the gift for you part! If you place a CTMH order with me anytime before the end of this Friday, January 20th–any size order–I’ll send you a little surprise! Who doesn’t enjoy receiving some “happy mail?!”
January is the time of resolutions. A few common resolutions are to exercise more, eat less sweets, spend less money, or to spend more time with family. Basically, something to make their life better in the new year.
Deciding to become a Close To My Heart Consultantcould be the solution to your resolution! Maybe you just need to earn a little more money to pay off some bills after the holiday season? Or maybe there’s a special vacation you are trying to save money to go on? Or maybe you’d like to have more control over the hours you work so that you can spend time with family when you want to?
These are all benefits of being a CTMH Consultant. Plus, there are some other great creative perks, too! Discounts on product or even FREE product (check out the awesome goodies in our Large Organizer!) as well as earning fabulous trips.
If any of what I’ve said strikes a chord with you, I’d love the opportunity to chat with you and answer any questions you may have. For additional information, be sure to check out my CTMH CONSULTANT FAQS.
Have you grabbed your FREE Welcome Home Wreath Kit from Close To My Heart in celebration of National Papercrafting Month yet? What are you waiting for? They are simply gorgeous!!
These kits are quick and easy. Simply punch out the die cuts, use the gold stickers to create your title for your banner and then glue the succulents and flowers together and onto the super sturdy wreath base.
I spent a little extra time on mine by inking all the pieces as well as adding extra dimension by curling the petals.
I especially love the patterned paper included for some of the succulents. It adds some extra texture!
This quick 1-minute video shows you how easy it is to create a stunning wreath with this kit. To get your very own Welcome Home Wreath Kit, be sure to visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE before the end of the month. These kits are only available while supplies last!
Start 2017 off right by organizing your craft stash! With Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Workspace Wonder system you have the flexibility to choose which of the components will work best for your situation.
This short video will show you a few different ways you can utilize the organizers. It’s all up to you!
Do you see that blue circle around the stamp image? That means there’s a die for the shape. Yep, there are *NEW* Basic Shape Thin Cuts in the Seasonal Expression Mini Catalog! Yay!!
Okay on to the card…I loved the look of this *NEW* Leafy Congrats Stamp Set. It’s perfect for coloring with ourShinHan Markers! Plus, I was excited to try out our *NEW* Gold Shimmer Brush and this seemed like the perfect set. (I can’t get over what a great deal our Shimmer Brushes are! At only $4.95 each that’s nearly half the price of comparable ones. Don’t you just love a great deal on an awesome product?!)
Here are the supplies I used to create this Congrats Double Dutch Fold Card:
Leafy Congrats Stamp Set (A1203)
Black Pigment Ink (Z2503)
Clear Embossing Powder (Z2088)
Pastel Green ShinHan Marker (Z2459)
Vivid Green ShinHan Marker (Z2466)
Sap Green ShinHan Marker (Z2463)
Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
Kraft Cardstock (Z1375)
New England Ivy Cardstock (1282)
Fern Cardstock (X5777)
Hello Lovely Paper Pack (X7216B)
Gold Foil (Z3129)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
On the back of the card I decided to create a pocket that could hold a gift card. I’ve been toying with adding some patterned paper or something to jazz up the pocket. However, I don’t want that to take away from the front Double Dutch Fold design of the card so I haven’t embellished or decorated the pocket at all (yet!)
A few final pictures of the card front to show off the beautiful Gold Shimmer!
If you are interested in purchasing any of the CTMH products I’ve referenced or any other CTMH products, be sure to visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Did you know that January is National Papercrafting Month?
Every January, we at Close To My Heart celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it!
CTMH Welcome Home Wreath Kit Contents
This year, we’re celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base (it’s like 2 layers of chipboard securely adhered together!), making a welcoming décor piece for your home.
We’re in the final days of December which means it’s the last few days to get your December Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart! Thoughtful Flowersis a beautiful floral stamp set with sentiments you’ll use over and over again.
Hi! I'm Kristina Baldwin, a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love crafting - Just like you! I hope there's something here that inspires you in your next great crafting project.
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