Hang In There Card

CTMH Hang In There Card

For today’s Make It Monday (21st edition), I have this adorable Hang In There Card created with today’s FREE Card Pattern. This card pattern is a fun one as it’s a bit smaller than a standard A2 card. And it’s a square card! The stamp set I used for this card is so stinkin’ cute! … Read more Hang In There Card

Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card

Closeup Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card

Today I wanted to share this adorable Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card I received from Linda Black. Okay first–how cute are those little animals?! Adorable, right? They are from the Close To My Heart Little Buddies Stamp Set which, up until now, I’ve held off from purchasing. But I might be changing my mind. So … Read more Sending Smiles Little Buddies Card

FREE Card Pattern from the Happiest Place Collection

CTMH Gnome Matter Card

For today’s Make It Monday (20th edition), I thought I’d share the FREE card pattern from the Happiest Place Collection. Close To My Heart shared this on their blog last week and it perfectly aligns with what I share with you here each Monday. So let’s continue that tradition of sharing shall we? 🙂 We’ve … Read more FREE Card Pattern from the Happiest Place Collection

Celebrate National Friendship Day

Brushed A Budding Friendship Slimline Card Closeup

Celebrate National Friendship Day this Sunday and make some handmade cards to let your friends know you are thinking of them. National Friendship Day falls on the 1st Sunday each August. What a wonderful holiday to celebrate! For many of us during this pandemic we haven’t been able to see our friends like we used … Read more Celebrate National Friendship Day

DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

DIY Watercolor Techniques with a Waterbrush

Ready to learn some fun DIY watercolor techniques with a waterbrush? That’s what we’re going to do today! Last week on Close To My Heart’s blog, they did this wonderful posting about watercolor techniques and I couldn’t wait to share it with you (just so you didn’t miss out on it!) We have a special … Read more DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

A Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card

CTMH Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (19th edition), I’m sharing this fun A Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card as part of another Color Challenge. Today I’m challenging you to use the following colors together in a project–Peach, Sage and Mint. All of these colors are so pretty individually. Then you use them together for a … Read more A Dozen Reasons to Smile Donut Card

Perfect Time to Prep Your Handmade Holiday Cards

CTMH Santa's Coming Handmade Holiday Card

Now is the perfect time to prep your handmade holiday cards. Really. If you start small by doing little bits at a time, it’ll be an easy task that you have complete well before the holiday season is upon us. First, come up with your design. If you have a lot to create, I suggest … Read more Perfect Time to Prep Your Handmade Holiday Cards

Cards for Kindness

CTMH For My Beautiful Friend Sample Cards

I just became aware of an amazing initiative called Cards for Kindness through Scrapbook.com. I wanted to share this information as I feel like it’s such a wonderful project. As cardmakers we have so much power to uplift and comfort others through our craft. And by combining forces like this, it has such a huge … Read more Cards for Kindness

Simple Florals Hello Friend Card

CTMH Simple Florals Hello Friend Card Closeup

I’m in love with today’s Simple Florals Hello Friend Card. This *NEW* Simple Florals Stamp Set by Close To My Heart just may be my new favorite set! I love the variety of floral & greenery images along with the useful sentiments that are included in this set. This stamp set can be purchased with … Read more Simple Florals Hello Friend Card

Keeping Our Social Distance Handmade Card

Closeup Keeping Our Social Distance Card

For today’s Make It Monday (17th edition), I’m sharing this fun Keeping Our Social Distance Handmade Card. I used a pattern from our now retired White Pines Collection. It’s an easy pattern to follow and has a nice visual appeal to it, too. As I’ve said in the past, feel free to alter these patterns … Read more Keeping Our Social Distance Handmade Card

Summer Vibes Sending Sunshine Card

Spread some cheery happiness with this Summer Vibes Sending Sunshine Card! Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Summer Vibes Collection is so perfect for the season. With the bright, bold colors in the paper collection you’re sure to feel inspired to create some summer layouts and cards. Add in some of the *NEW* Summer Vibes Acrylic … Read more Summer Vibes Sending Sunshine Card

For My Beautiful Friend Card

CTMH For My Beautiful Friend Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (16th edition), I’m sharing a fun color combination I used with this For My Beautiful Friend card. This card not only uses today’s color challenge, but also the Close To My Heart July Stamp of the Month, For My Beautiful Friend. This stamp set not only has wonderful sentiments but … Read more For My Beautiful Friend Card

Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card

CTMH Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card

I love this Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card! When I saw the *NEW* July-August Catalog from Close To My Heart, one of the first stamp sets I fell in love with was the Joyful Sunflower one. I love sunflowers and this set definitely doesn’t disappoint! You can choose to get just the stamp set or … Read more Joyful Sunflower Fun Fold Card

Become a Creative Community Member

SunnyDay Sessions Creative Community Membership Site

Today I want to personally invite you to become a creative community member in our SunnyDay Sessions Group. You might be asking yourself, “How do I know if this group is right for me?” Ask yourself… Do you like exclusive project tutorials? Would you like unlimited access to an ever-growing library of project (cards, 3-D … Read more Become a Creative Community Member

Make a Butterfly Shaker Card

CTMH Butterfly Shaker Card

For today’s Make It Monday (15th edition), I’m going to show you how to make a Butterfly Shaker Card from our adorable Ladybug Thin Cuts die. This idea is from my crafty friend Jenn. It’s always fun to get multiple uses from a tool and I couldn’t wait to try out this idea. I will … Read more Make a Butterfly Shaker Card

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