The Perfect Handmade Holiday Gift

CTMH Real Life Remember Today Layout

If you’re looking for the perfect handmade holiday gift to give this year, I have the answer for you! Close To My Heart just released a *NEW* Calendar Kit that is super simple to put together. And the best part of it is that when the year is over, the pages can be slipped into … Read more The Perfect Handmade Holiday Gift

A Handmade Card That’s a Treat Too

CTMH Candy Bar Card Open

For today’s Make It Monday (76th edition), I have something really fun to share–a handmade card that’s a treat too! Today we’re going to make a Candy Bar Card! It’s a fun little pocket that holds a candy bar but also has a small little card on top. For my Candy Bar Card, I used … Read more A Handmade Card That’s a Treat Too

Back to School Apple

CTMH Teacher Apples Gift

Since it’s Back to School time and it’s also Make It Monday (74th edition), I thought it was the perfect time to share this Back to School Apple project. This is one of the darling projects that Close To My Heart shared on their blog last week. It’s super simple to create. Plus, they even … Read more Back to School Apple

How to Personalize a Gift

CTMH Layered Butterflies Bag Closeup

Today I wanted to share how to personalize a gift by decorating your own gift bag. If you are a card maker or scrapbooker, you already have all the supplies you need to create a beautifully personalized wrapping for a gift. Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts makes a wonderful addition to … Read more How to Personalize a Gift

Last Minute Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation Cap Card

Are you in need of some last minute graduation gift ideas? Graduation season is in full swing. I just attended one yesterday. A unique, socially-distanced graduation. Graduates could only have 2 guests in attendance. It was outdoors with pairs of chairs set up on the football field–each pair 6 feet apart. The graduates sat on … Read more Last Minute Graduation Gift Ideas

Darling Easter Bunny Basket

CTMH Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Easter Bunny Basket

Since it’s only a few weeks until Easter, I thought it was a great time to share this darling Easter Bunny Basket I created a few weeks ago. I’m so in love with this bunny from the *NEW* Daisy Meadows Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts. There are just so many cute projects you can create … Read more Darling Easter Bunny Basket

Heat Embossed Mason Jar Treat Holder

Heat Embossed Mason Jar Treat Holder

Today I wanted to share a fun idea–a heat embossed mason jar treat holder! A friend of mine shared some of these fun mason jars with me. They have a resealable closure–like a Ziploc bag but cuter. Immediately I thought they’d be so cute with some stamping on them. But then I wondered if I’d … Read more Heat Embossed Mason Jar Treat Holder

How to Create a Valentine’s Countdown Chain

Portion of Valentine's Countdown Chain

Want to know how to create a Valentine’s Countdown Chain? One that is made of adorable hearts? This project is so simple and fun. And it’s sure to get your loved ones in the spirit no matter their age! First, let’s gather our supplies. You need very few supplies for this project–which is nice. You’ll … Read more How to Create a Valentine’s Countdown Chain

Home Sweet Home Special Outside the Frame

CTMH Home Sweet Home Rainbow Card

Today I want to share some ideas on how to use the Close To My Heart Home Sweet Home Special outside the frame. These ideas were shared on the Close To My Heart blog last week. These are some truly great and creative uses for this National Papercrafting Month Special, Home Sweet Home. As we … Read more Home Sweet Home Special Outside the Frame

Hello World Baby Milestone Markers

Hello World Baby Milestone Marker Photo Prop

Close To My Heart has released a new product special–Hello World Baby Milestone Markers. These Milestone Wood Circles make great photo props and scrapbooking accessories to help you make your little one’s milestones even more memorable. How adorable is this?! So cute and so easy to customize. Whether you wish to use these Hello World … Read more Hello World Baby Milestone Markers

You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box

You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box

For today’s Make It Monday (44th edition), I’m sharing this fun You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box. This box would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift to a friend, neighbor, co-worker, you name it. I chose to use colors that were a little more bright & cheerful rather than the traditional pink and reds … Read more You Make My Heart Happy Treat Box

National Papercrafting Month Home Sweet Home Special

CTMH National Papercrafting Month Home Sweet Home Special

Have you seen the Close To My Heart National Papercrafting Month Home Sweet Home Special yet? Every January Close To My Heart offers a unique project to celebrate. Something a little different from their normal product offerings. This year it’s a wonderful home decor piece that can be used all year long. It has a … Read more National Papercrafting Month Home Sweet Home Special

Vision Board for 2021 and Beyond

CTMH Vision Board

For today’s Make It Monday (42nd edition), I’m sharing a Vision Board for 2021 and beyond. Since we’re fresh on a new year, now is a fabulous time to create a Vision Board. Plus, Close To My Heart just released a *NEW* Wood Frame that is perfect for holding your Vision Board! This Wood Frame … Read more Vision Board for 2021 and Beyond

Beachside Greetings Gift Box with Card

Beachside Greetings Gift Box with Card

A few days ago my friend, Melody Fielder Wong, shared these adorable Beachside Greetings Gift Box with Card projects her and her son have been creating. Aren’t they fabulous? You might remember that I shared a similar project last week HERE. I love that she used it as inspiration to create these! They even did … Read more Beachside Greetings Gift Box with Card

Believe Animated Reindeer Gift Box

Believe Animated Reindeer Gift Box

A quick dose of inspiration for the weekend with my Believe Animated Reindeer Gift Box. This is a project we created at last month’s Technique Time. This month’s is happening next Friday–there’s still time to RSVP! I wanted to show how you didn’t have to limit yourself to creating just cards or layouts with our … Read more Believe Animated Reindeer Gift Box