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 Consultantswill 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!
There are many standard activities that occur while at Convention aside from the regularly scheduled activities. Card swapping, Team Meetings/Celebrations, Roomie Gifts, etc.
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!
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.)
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In addition to being wonderful for masculine projects–like for Father’s Day!–these papers would be great for Fall projects, too. Can’t you just see flannel projects with the one pattern? And what about summer camping trips? Some great project possibilities for sure.
St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it! I was teaching a group of friends how to make Self-Closing Boxes last night and decided to make myself a St. Patrick’s Day themed one. I really like how it turned out! These boxes are super fun as all you need to do to open them is to pinch the two sides together. No need to fasten it closed or undo any type of closure, like ribbon, velcro, etc.
I’ve made a few in the past and always love how unique they turn out.
Each one is beautiful in their own way. And I find with each new one I create, I love it more than the last! And that definitely holds true with this St. Patrick’s Day one I created.
I ended up using Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the Month—Tea-rrificto create the pattern to my shamrock. It’s a use a little out of the theme of the set, but it turned out great!
I used CTMH’s newest Cricut Collection—Flower Market to cut out the shamrock shape for the focal point. In addition to stamping the shamrock, I also used our *NEW* Gold Shimmer Brush to add some shine and sparkle to it. It was hard to capture in the photo, but it looks BEAUTIFUL!
Here is a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this box:
Paper flowers are awesome and definitely trendy right now. But the best part is, they are SUPER easy to create. While this video features holiday papers, the concept and method for creating a paper flower, holds true for any time of the year.
It’s a quick 3-minute video. Give it a watch and be inspired to go create your own paper flowers!
And if you wish to create a paper flower the same size as in this video, she uses CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection and the dimensions for her petal/leaf cutouts are:
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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