Hillside Cottage Howdy Friend Card

CTMH Hillside Cottage Howdy Friend Card

Isn’t this Hillside Cottage Howdy Friend Card so cheerful? I love the playful design of this patterned paper from the Hillside Cottage Paper Collection. Since I was already working with the Hillside Cottage Collection, it felt right to go ahead and use the coordinating Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Stamp Set. While all the animals in this … Read more Hillside Cottage Howdy Friend Card

Outdoor Borders Thank You Card

CTMH Outdoor Borders Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing the Outdoor Borders Thank You Card I created. It’s another fun way to use this month’s Stamp of the Month. You can add a little bit of pattern to any project simply by using these border images. It’s fun and so easy to do. I used both the true Desert Rose as … Read more Outdoor Borders Thank You Card

A Sweet Happy Bird-day Card

CTMH Bird-day Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (65th edition), I’m sharing this incredibly sweet Happy Bird-day Card. As soon as I saw this adorable So Tweet Stamp Set in the Close To My Heart May-June Catalog, I was in love. It’s just such a cute set with so much possibility. You might remember another fun card … Read more A Sweet Happy Bird-day Card

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

Back to Nature Card

CTMH Back to Nature Card

Today’s Back to Nature Card makes the perfect masculine card. Over the weekend I had a team meeting where I taught this fun distress technique. It’s a great way to add some texture through a distressed look but still maintain a clean appearance. I love how my card turned out. I previously taught this technique … Read more Back to Nature Card

Best Dad Ever Card

CTMH Best Dad Ever Card

Ready to be inspired with today’s Best Dad Ever Card? Now is the perfect time to create your handmade Father’s Day cards. And with Close To My Heart’s No Ordinary Dad Special, you have 3 fabulous stamp sets to choose from. Or if you like all 3 of them, you can get the Stamp Set … Read more Best Dad Ever Card

A Simple Thank You Card

A Simple Thank You Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (63rd edition) and Memorial Day, I wanted to share a simple thank you card. Today was the perfect occasion to create a thank you card and to use some patriot colors. The beauty of our *NEW* Stars & Sparklers Collection is that it contains our classic Red, White & … Read more A Simple Thank You Card

Tone on Tone, Kissing & No-line Watercolor Stamping

Tone on Tone Stamping Technique Sample

Ready to learn how to do Tone on Tone, Kissing & No-line Watercolor Stamping? These are the 3 techniques that we are going to explore in this week’s stamping video. It’s the final video to the 4-part series on stamping with Close To My Heart. If you’ve missed any of the other ones you can … Read more Tone on Tone, Kissing & No-line Watercolor Stamping

*NEW* Serenity Card Kit

Serenity Card Kit

Introducing my *NEW* Serenity Card Kit. If you love having handmade cards on hand for when you need one at a moments notice. Or you are currently in need of a thinking of you or sympathy card, then this is the kit for you! My Party Time Celebration Card Kit was such a huge hit … Read more *NEW* Serenity Card Kit

A Card to Say You Really Are Amazing

CTMH You Really Are Amazing Card

Need to send a card to say you really are amazing to someone? Why not add a little humor to it with the Cheerful Humor Stamp Set? I’ve been loving this set so much! I’ve paired it with the exclusive patterned papers that came in the kit. But I’ve also used it with the National … Read more A Card to Say You Really Are Amazing

How To Create a Floating Box Card

CTMH You Are Enough Floating Box Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (62nd edition), I’m going to share how to create a Floating Box Card. I had created one of these box cards last month with our April Stamp of the Month. It was a huge hit. I’ve had many requests on how to make it. And friends, it’s SO easy! … Read more How To Create a Floating Box Card

How To Do Masking, Base & Shade and Backside Stamping

Stamp Masking Technique Card Sample

Today we are going to learn how to do Masking, Base & Shade and Backside Stamping. It’s the 3rd how-to video in the 4-part series I shared with you over the last 2 weeks. As was true with last week’s video, you’ll continue to build on the same techniques you’ve learned previously. The first technique … Read more How To Do Masking, Base & Shade and Backside Stamping

You Are Wonderful Butterfly Card

You Are Wonderful Butterfly Card Closeup

I created this stunning You Are Wonderful Butterfly Card over the weekend. There are so many aspects of this card I love. I love the balance of the rough texture I created along with the soft feel of the Vellum Paper butterfly. Then there’s the gorgeous Rose Gold Foil Peach Cardstock I used for the … Read more You Are Wonderful Butterfly Card

So Tweet Bird Handmade Card

CTMH So Tweet Bird Card Closeup

Today I’m sharing a positively adorable So Tweet Bird Handmade Card. When I first saw the *NEW* May-June Close To My Heart Catalog, I was instantly in love with this *NEW* So Tweet Stamp + Thin Cuts Set. Of course, you can also get the So Tweet Stamp Set alone without the dies. But let’s … Read more So Tweet Bird Handmade Card

No Card Can Make This Better

No Card Can Make This Better Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (60th edition), I’m sharing this beautiful No Card Can Make This Better Card. I paired the fun Cheerful Humor Stamp Set with the gorgeous National Scrapbooking Month You Are Enough Paper Collection. I love the results. So I thought I’d share the card sketch for you to create your own … Read more No Card Can Make This Better