Quick & Easy Goody Bags

 

CTMH Convention 2017

Today marks the start of CTMH’s Annual Convention–well, actually, today is Leadership Day and Day 1 of Convention begins tomorrow.  But even if you’re not attending Leadership (which I am & am so excited to be doing so!), you’re traveling to get to Convention and the excitement is surely building.  Many CTMH Consultants will tell you that this occasion is definitely a holiday in their books. An event NOT to be missed.

And this year is even more exciting because Convention is back in Salt Lake City (it hasn’t been there for 10 years!) so they will be offering a Home Office tour to all attendees.  A behind the scenes tour. How exciting!

Single CTMH Convention Goody Bag

There are many standard activities that occur while at Convention aside from the regularly scheduled activities.  Card swapping, Team Meetings/Celebrations, Roomie Gifts, etc.

CTMH Convention Goody Bags

I’m excited to have several of my team members joining me at Convention this year–the most so far!  These are just part of the gifts that I will be giving to each of them.  I wanted to share these today because they were easy to put together, but look super cute!

Closeup Convention Goody Bag

I started with some fun foil star bags I found in Target’s Dollar Spot (that place gets so much of my money; there is always something cute in that section!)  The stars seemed perfect to go with CTMH’s Little Dreamer Collection so I used CTMH’s Retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection to cut some tags and then stamped and cut out images with the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts die set.

To close it up, I used scraps of the Little Dreamer Paper glued to some basic clothespins with Liquid Glass. Then I added some stars I cut with the *NEW* Stars Basic Shapes Thin Cuts dies using Silver Glitter Paper.  Crazy easy to do and completes the look nicely.  And even better is it doesn’t take any hard to find items to make.  Just some cute bags (you could even make some out of paper you have at home if you liked!) and clothespins (Don’t have any?  Check your local Dollar Store.)

Happy Birthday, Abner Doubleday (Baseball-Themed Birthday Card)!

Baseball Gift Card Holder

Abner Doubleday, who invented the game of baseball, was born on June 26th, 1819.

To mark the occasion, I created this card. Of course, I meant to share it yesterday when it was actually the day of his birth. But life happens as it does for all of us.  So, I guess it’s a little belated!

This is a fun card design from CTMH’s Cricut Artiste Collection (now retired.)  It has a little pocket/holder insert perfect for a gift card.  So you could stuff a gift card to a favorite restaurant, store or whatnot.  Or you could tuck a pair of baseball tickets inside!

 

Let’s Party Birthday Card

Let's Party Birthday Card

Today’s card is a spectacular one!  It’s one I received back from Jen L. in the card swap I participated in.  It has a nice simple design but with lots of great depth and texture added to it. And what could be better than a birthday card!?!

Inside Let's Party Birthday Card

Perhaps a birthday card with a super fun sentiment stamped inside!  This card is actually created from a larger cardmaking kit called Let’s Party Cardmaking Kit; which, truth be told, should be on everyone’s wishlist!  =)  It’s a pretty awesome kit.

Let's Party Cardmaking Kit

Here’s a complete listing of the products used to create this card:

  • Let’s Party Cardmaking Kit (G1132)
  • Sea Glass Stamp Pad (Z2813) don’t forget this is the Color of the Year so after July 31st, it’s no longer available!
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Sea Glass Cardstock (Z2507)
  • White Glitter Paper (Z3247)
  • Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z3240)
  • White Twine (Z3126)
  • Confetti Stars Embossing Folder (Z3119)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

If you’d like to purchase any of the items listed or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Life is Meant to be Lived Card

Life is Meant to be Lived Card

Life is meant to be lived…go out and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies used:

  • No Worries Scrapbooking Stamp Set (D1718)
  • Lagoon Stamp Pad
  • Peacock Stamp Pad
  • Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
  • No Worries Paper Pack (X7220B)
  • No Worries Coordinating Cardstock (X7220D)
  • Blue Burlap Ribbon (Z3325)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Wood Slats Embossing Folder (Z3248)

Keep Dreaming Floral Card

Keep Dreaming Floral Card

Today I thought I’d share another card created with CTMH’s Keep Dreaming Stamp Set to contrast the one I shared just a couple days ago.  This card is one created by Rita.  I love the simplicity of the card design.  The only difficult part of this card is the fussy cutting.  For some people fussy cutting can be a deal breaker; but it definitely makes the card so it’s totally worth it!

Here’s a list of supplies used on the card:

  • Keep Dreaming Stamp Set (D1720)
  • Juniper Stamp Pad (Z2865)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
  • Juniper Cardstock (X5752)
  • Prickly Pear Paper Pack (X7221B)
  • Micro-tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)

To purchase any of the items listed above or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Perfect 1st Day of Summer Card

Sun & Surf Cricut Flower Market Card

It’s official!  Today is the First Day of Summer.  We’ve had some really HOT days here already, so to me, it already seems like summer is here.  Plus, once school ends, I think both parents and kids (and teachers!) alike, feel as though summer has officially begun.

Angled Sun & Surf Cricut Flower Market Card

Today I wanted to share 2 fun summer cards–one I created (and have offered at my monthly Card Buffets) and one I received from Laurie L.  Both are unique and definitely say summer in their own way.

My Sun & Surf card was created using CTMH’s Cricut Flower Market (their most recent one; but fingers crossed they’ll be another *NEW* Cricut Collection released on August 1st!)  I used each of CTMH’s newest colors from their Adventure palette (Pansy, Emerald, Willow, Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom and Raspberry) to give a nice bright pop of color.

Summer Double Z Fold Card

Laurie’s card uses CTMH’s *NEW* No Worries Paper Collection.  It’s a fun Double Z-Fold Card.  It also uses the *NEW* Summer BBQ Stamp Set and the No Worries Sequins (these might be my favorite sequins offered!)

Open Summer Double Z Fold Card

So when you open it up, you get the full pennant banner that says “summer” to show. A fun way to wish someone a wonderful summer full of happiness and surprises; just like this card!

The color combination in this card is great.  I don’t know that I would have put it together.  But I will definitely be using it together very soon!  It contains: Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier and Tangerine.

Don’t forget that CTMH recently added an additional special to the month of June–get 25% off all cardstock.  With all these beautiful colors I’ve shown in these 2 cards, you may be inspired to stock up on some cardstock.  And the timing couldn’t be better!  To purchase some CTMH cardstock or other CTMH items, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Here’s to a great start to a wonderful summer…enjoy it!

Never Stop Dreaming Card

Never Stop Dreaming Card

Today’s card mixes a fun criss-cross pocket card with shadow stamping.  I created this card for a  card swap I was participating in.  It required that I use a technique (something simple that could be easily duplicated) as well as to use the Keep Dreaming Stamp Set.

Keep Dreaming Stamp Set

The Keep Dreaming Stamp Set is really pretty with the variety of flowers and of course the beautiful, positive sentiment.

When creating my swap card, I wanted to go a different direction than using the flowers, hence the polka dots!

Closeup Never Stop Dreaming Card

It also inspired me to incorporate shadow stamping!  Shadow stamping is super simple to do and adds a really nice visual touch to your project.  You’ll stamp as usual.  Then ink up your image in a different color–it could be lighter like I did here, or if your first color is light, you could do a darker color.   Then stamp that image the same way you did the first time, only shift it over just a tiny bit so it’s not entirely lined up.  This creates the illusion of a shadow to that stamped image.  Easy, right?

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

  • Keep Dreaming Stamp Set (D1720)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Lemon Stamp Pad (Z2808)
  • Little Dreamer Paper Pack (X7219B)
  • Lemon Cardstock (X5785)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Gold Sequins (Z2012)
  • White Twine (Z3216)

To purchase any of these items or any other CTMH product, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Thankful for You Card

 

Hello Foxy Thankful for You Card

Today’s card is another created with Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the MonthHello Foxy. While a bit cutesy, this stamp set definitely is versatile!

Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month

A couple of fun things I really liked about this card and wanted to point out are:

1.) While the wreath in this stamp set isn’t specifically designed to go with our Wreath Thin Cut, I thought it wasn’t too shabby of a union.

Closeup of Hello Foxy Thankful Card

At first I was planning to fussy cut this image but right before I grabbed my scissors to do so, I remembered this die and wondered how closely it would match up.

Wood Slat Embossing of Thankful Card

2.) The second thing I did (which I really like how it turned out–even though it is super subtle) is to use our Wood Slats Embossing Folder with our Woodgrain Pattern (from our Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Collection.)  It adds just a little more texture and a little more depth to the card.

Don’t forget, the Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month is only available through the end of June.  To get your own stamp set, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.