Category Archives: Holidays

Let’s Party Birthday Card

Let's Party Birthday Card

Today’s card is a spectacular one!  It’s one I received back from Jen L. in the card swap I participated in.  It has a nice simple design but with lots of great depth and texture added to it. And what could be better than a birthday card!?!

Inside Let's Party Birthday Card

Perhaps a birthday card with a super fun sentiment stamped inside!  This card is actually created from a larger cardmaking kit called Let’s Party Cardmaking Kit; which, truth be told, should be on everyone’s wishlist!  =)  It’s a pretty awesome kit.

Let's Party Cardmaking Kit

Here’s a complete listing of the products used to create this card:

  • Let’s Party Cardmaking Kit (G1132)
  • Sea Glass Stamp Pad (Z2813) don’t forget this is the Color of the Year so after July 31st, it’s no longer available!
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Sea Glass Cardstock (Z2507)
  • White Glitter Paper (Z3247)
  • Sea Glass Glitter Paper (Z3240)
  • White Twine (Z3126)
  • Confetti Stars Embossing Folder (Z3119)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

If you’d like to purchase any of the items listed or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy National Donut Day!

Donut Card

Today is National Donut Day!  I made this fun donut card to mark the occasion.  Close To My Heart has a super fun stamp set and coordinating die set that made my card possible.

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

This particular set (Sugar Rush Cardmaking Bundle) is actually from our Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog, but CTMH is still offering it–while supplies last!

I used our *NEW* Prickly Pear Paper Collection with this card as well as Chocolate and Desert Sand inks.

If you happen to live near a Krispy Kreme, make sure you stop by today–you get a FREE donut to celebrate!  I actually took my kids after school today.  The line was a little long, but it was definitely a great way to end the week!

Father’s Day Card

Father's Day Card

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Honestly, I can’t believe today is June 1st!  How did that happen?!?

So if you are looking for a quick and easy (and great looking!) card to use for Father’s Day, look no further than Close To My Heart’s Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit!

Awesome Father's Day Kit Card

Now don’t let the name of this kit fool you.  It has much more to offer than just making Father’s Day cards.  I mean how many of those do you really need, right?  The kit comes with 2 different card designs that you can make 2 different ways–meaning you have a total of 4 options if you wanted!  You receive enough supplies to create 12 cards which is pretty awesome.

Father's Day Card Kit

These first 2 pictures are of the 2 layout designs for this kit.  The first picture is what I created.  You’ll notice that I tweaked it a bit from the original designed one.

Closeup Father's Day Card

I kept a white border around the entire card.  This allowed me to raise up the layers with some 3-D Foam Tape and wrap the twine around without creating a bulky bulge to my card.  I also decided that a bow didn’t seem as manly to me so I did a couple of knots instead.  The final difference was that I used less of the Black Dots.  I really like how it turned out.  But I also really like the original, too!

CTMH Father's Day Cardmaking Kit

So if you’d like a fun card kit that has wonderful interchangeable designs perfect for Father’s Day and beyond, grab yourself a Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.  There’s still time to make a homemade Father’s Day card!

Oh, and if you don’t have inks on hand, you might want to grab a Black Stamp Pad and a Lagoon Stamp Pad to create the Father’s Day Card (and a Ruby Stamp Pad for the other design!)

FREE Pattern for Scrapbook Layout

May 2017 CTMH Scrapbook Pattern

What better way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month than with a free pattern for a scrapbook layout?!?

DOWNLOAD PATTERN

Close To My Heart has several books containing amazing layouts just like this one.  The sad news though is that these are retiring come July 31!  There are four different ones to choose from.

CTMH Reflections Scrapbook Layouts

Reflections (1-page layouts with guidance on accompanying layouts to create a 2-page layout)  This book contains 100 patterns!  Wow!

CTMH's Cherish Scrapbook Patterns

Cherish (2-page layouts; 50 total)

CTMH's Imagine Scrapbook Patterns

Imagine (2-page layouts; 50 new layouts)

CTMH's Magic Interactive Scrapbook Patterns

and Magic (2-page interactive layouts; 35 layouts to create traditional layouts or add in interactive elements for more fun!)

Not a scrapbooker?  Don’t worry!  Close To My Heart has also created 2 of these amazing books specifically for cardmakers.

CTMH's Wishes Cardmaking Patterns

You can choose from Wishes which has 100 patterns for card designs.  Or choose their original cardmaking book, Originals, which has 100 different patterns for cards.  That’s a lot of ideas, right?!?

CTMH's Originals Cardmaking Patterns

While it’s the last 2 days of National Scrapbooking Month, there’s still time to grab additional inspiration for the other 11 months of the year.

If you’d like to see how CTMH used this FREE scrapbook pattern to create a gorgeous layout be sure to check out their blog post about it.

National Scrapbooking Month-Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.

Celebrate Mom with CTMH’s Cricut Flower Market

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend and CTMH has a beautiful layout and coordinating card you can create for your mom using their exclusive Cricut Flower Market Collection.  Watch this short 3-minute video and be inspired!

Happy National Cat Lady Day!

National Cat Lady Day Card

Did you know today is National Cat Lady Day?  I actually didn’t until I heard it on the radio this morning.  My daughter, a HUGE fan of cats, was delighted to hear the news. So in honor of the day, I whipped up this cute card.

Here are the supplies I used to create it:

  • Balloon Animals Stamp Set (S1602–retired)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Packet (X7218B)
  • Red Shimmer Trim (Z1848)
  • White Twine (Z3216)
  • Cricut Artistry Cricut Collection (Z3167)

To purchase any of these or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

 

National Grilled Cheese Day

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day.  The perfect excuse to enjoy a tasty sandwich for lunch or dinner–whether you do the traditional grilled cheese sandwich or make it a little more gourmet.

 

Silly Sayings Card

I shared this card back in February for Groundhog’s Day, but with the sentiment from the Silly Sayings Stamp Set, it was perfect for today, too!  You can see my original post HERE.

Silly Sayings Stamp Set

Now go celebrate today–have yourself a grilled cheese sandwich! =)