Category Archives: 3D item

Cricut Flower Market Honey Bee Treat Bag

Cricut Flower Market Bee Bag Topper

Here’s a cute (and quick!) idea for creating a bag topper using images from Close To My Heart’s Cricut Flower Market Collection.

This Cricut Collection can be purchased with a physical cartridge or as a digital collection (for the Cricut Explore.)  To see the Cricut Flower Market Collection as well as the CTMH Stamp Sets that coordinate with this collection, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Close To My Heart’s Art Studio

CTMH Office Tour Ticket

Last week while at CTMH’s Annual Convention, Consultants got the exciting opportunity to visit the CTMH Office for a tour.  Apparently, they recently just did a makeover to the office.  While I never saw the office before this revamp, I must say it looked spectacular!  I have a bunch of photos to share.

CTMH flag

Just look at the scenery from their building.  Simply breathtaking.

Heart Lawn

And then for a bit of cuteness and true creativity, look at how they spray painted hearts on the lawn outside the building.  Okay, now it’s time to go inside!

CTMH's Mission Statement

First off, when you enter the building, they have their mission statement on the wall.

CTMH's Office Wallpaper

You then notice the very striking wallpaper behind the staircase that leads upstairs.  It’s breathtaking in person!  I couldn’t resist getting a photo taken!

CTMH Cricut Heart Mobile

In the lobby, you’ll see another breathtaking item–a heart mobile.  If I remember correctly, there are 770 hearts cut from one of our Cricut Collections to create this masterpiece. Beautiful, right?!?

Wooden Art Display

As you’d expect, they had many masterpieces displayed throughout the office.  These two are my favorites.  I love the creative spin on displaying the artwork.  This wooden one with the clips screams a fairly simple DIY project, right?

Scrapbook Layout Art Wall

And how about this stunningly simple idea for displaying 12 x12 scrapbook layouts?  I loved it the instant I saw it!

Art Studio Welcome Sign

Want to see the Art Studio at CTMH?

CTMH Art Studio

Art Studio Close-up

Art Studio Paper Supply

Art Studio Supply Wall

I was surprised at how simple and clean the area of the Art Studio was.  Of course, I do realize that they probably did a major clean up knowing this tour of Consultant was going to be happening!

Art Studio quote

I especially loved the quote they had on the back wall of the Art Studio.

We found out that the artists are given one of each new product from an upcoming catalog to create artwork samples.  Can you imagine how awesome that would be?!

Jeanette's Office Sign

Once you step around the corner of the Art Studio, there is this cute sign leading you to Jeanette’s office.

Jeanette's Creative Space

Just outside Jeanette’s office is her creative station. Of course, I had to get a photo here, too (please excuse the knobs that look like little antennae from my head!)

You are Welcome Here Sign

Right next to the creative station is a door with another chalk masterpiece. It’s so true–everyone is welcome.  The CTMH Community is so awesome.  If you’ve ever thought about becoming a CTMH Consultant, you should!  I’d be happy to talk more with you about it and answer any questions you might have.  Plus, I just have to say, July is a GREAT time to become a CTMH Consultant.  You can get an additional 12 pack of stamp sets (as part of our Stampaganza promotion) which are valued at over $215!  Wow, huh?

CTMH Tour Guide

So last, but not least, I need to give props to our amazing tour guide, Jose.  He actually works in their IT department so he didn’t really have a lot of firsthand knowledge of the products (although he did say he was a master with the item numbers!)  He said a lot of his paycheck goes back to the company when they host their company store on pay day.  He said he’ll FaceTime with his wife and she’ll tell him what to buy her.  Such a good husband, right?!?

I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into the CTMH office.  I know I really loved being able to take this tour.  It was a special experience.  And that is what life is all about–our experiences!

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.)

Cardstock Carnival–25% off CTMH Cardstock

CTMH Cardstock Carnival

I love being able to share exceptional deals and today I have one I know you’ll love!  25% off all Close To My Heart cardstocks. That’s right, you can get 25% off and choose how you’d like to take advantage of the special.  There are 3 ways you can enjoy this deal:


CTMH Raspberry Cardstock


Single color packs of cardstock (24 sheets of one color of cardstock)

No Worries Coordinating Cardstock

Themed Paper Pack Coordinating Cardstock (12 sheets of 4 different colors that coordinate with the themed paper pack; 3 sheets of each color)

Whimsy Cardstock Combo

Palette Combo Packs (20 sheets of 10 different colors; 2 sheets of each color)

This “Cardstock Carnival” will be good through June 30th.  Be sure to grab your favorite CTMH cardstocks on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE before June is over!

Masculine Treat Box

Masculine Treat Box

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.  Today’s project is the perfect way to package a tasty treat for dad!

CTMH's Jack Paper Pack

Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Jack Paper Collection is perfect for masculine projects–I love it!

Jack Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts Dies

Plus, the fun coordinating Jack Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies is totally the icing on the cake!

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.

Be sure to check out the whole Jack Collection as well as the other *NEW* CTMH products on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy First Day of Spring!

Flower Market Paper Succulents

I hope wherever you are that your day was bright and cheerful in honor of the first day of Spring! Unfortunately, here where I am, it was overcast with a little bit of rain.

Cricut Flower Market Paper Succulent

But that’s okay because last week was gorgeous and I had the opportunity to make these delightful paper succulents with CTMH’s Flower Market Cricut Collection!

I used these adorable projects as gifts at Saturday’s Spring Fling Event.  In the bottom of each flower pot, I put a little product surprise for each attendee to find.

And don’t be fooled by this Cricut Collection’s name–it has way more to it than just flowers!  Look at all the fun holiday shapes, banner pieces, titles and font it contains:


Birthday Treat Box

Sweet Birthday Treat Box

Giving a gift to someone can become even more special when you create the packaging you put it in.

This darling birthday treat box is the perfect size for a small gift or a yummy treat!

Sugar Rush Paper Pack

I used CTMH’s cute Sugar Rush Paper Collection as well as the now retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (the box is created with 4 tags adhered together!)

Sweet Birthday Stamp Set

I also used CTMH’s Sweet Birthday Stamp Set to create the small sentiment tag as well as to random stamp the Sea Glass Cardstock.

Next time you need to give a gift, think about making the packaging yourself!  And if you need some supplies to do so, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

St. Patrick’s Day Self-Closing Box

Tea-rrific St Patricks Self Closing Box

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.

Spring-themed Self Closing Box

I’ve made a few in the past and always love how unique they turn out.

Self Closing Box

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.

March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

I ended up using Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the MonthTea-rrific to create the pattern to my shamrock.  It’s a use a little out of the theme of the set, but it turned out great!

Angled St. Patrick's Self-Closing Box

Gold Shimmer Brush

I used CTMH’s newest Cricut CollectionFlower 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!

Close-up St. Patrick's Self-Closing Box

Here is a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this box:

  • Tea-rrific Stamp Set (S1703)
  • New England Ivy Cardstock (1282)
  • Hello Lovely Paper Pack (X7216B)
  • Hello Lovely Coordinating Cardstock (X7216D)
  • New England Ivy Stamp Pad (Z2835)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
  • Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
  • Fern Thick Twine (Z3093)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Sponge Daubers (Z726)
  • Scallop Border Punch (retired)

To get supplies to make your own St. Patrick’s Day projects, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.