Category Archives: Holidays

Bee Mine Pleated Card

Bee Mine Pleated Card

It’s a little less than a month until Valentine’s Day.  It’s the perfect time to start making those handmade cards for your sweetheart!   Continue reading

Day 3 CTMH Boxing Week Specials

CTMH Boxing Week Sale

We are now at the half way point of Close To My Heart’s 4-day Boxing Week Special.  Each day at midnight, new specials have been offered with discounts up to 40%!

CTMH Cricut You Are Here Collection

CTMH Cricut You Are Here Digital Collection–30% Off!!

Today, on the 3rd day, I’m surprised to see our newest Cricut Collection–You are Here–is on special (I was hoping that would happen since we’ve had 2 days with 2 other exclusive Cricut Collections, but not sure since it was just released in August.)

Now is the perfect time to grab your own Cricut You Are Here Collection.  Or check out the other great deals on cardstock, ink pads, and more on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Day 2 CTMH Boxing Week Specials

CTMH Boxing Week Sale

It’s now Day 2 of Close To My Heart’s Boxing Week Specials.

Boxing Week CTMH Cricut Special

CTMH Cricut Artistry Digital Collection–30% off!

Today’s spectacular special is on another one of Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections.  You can get the Cricut Artistry Digital Collection for only $55!

Check out the other deals for today on my ONLINE CTMH WEBSITE.

Day 1 CTMH Boxing Week Specials

CTMH Boxing Week Sale

There are a couple hours left to enjoy the deals from Day 1 of Close To My Heart’s 4-Day Boxing Week Special.  Each day–starting today at midnight (MST)–CTMH will be posting new deals that are good until 11:59 pm that day (or until supplies run out!)

CTMH Cricut Flower Market

CTMH Digital Cricut Flower Market Collection–30% off!

You can save up to 40% off fabulous Close To My Heart products.  Today, you can save on cardstock, inks and reinkers from the Adventure palette.  Or you can snag yourself a new album to start the year off fresh with your scrapbooking projects.  But perhaps the most exciting deal, is that you can get yourself the Cricut Flower Market Digital Collection for only $55!

Be sure to check out today’s deals before 11:59 pm (MST) tonight on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Merry Christmas!

Paper Christmas Ornaments

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.  Today, I am sharing ornaments I created to hold my kids’ “reindeer food.”  Each year, I create a new way to hold their reindeer food–you can see another idea HERE.

Reindeer Food Paper Ornament

It’s one of our traditions that we do before bed on Christmas eve–they sprinkle the oats (usually I add some red and green sugar sprinkles to make it a little more festive) on our front lawn for Santa’s reindeer to have a little treat on their journey.

We’d love to hear one of your family’s Christmas traditions!  Please leave a comment below and let us know one.

Boxing Week CTMH Sale

CTMH Boxing Week Sale

Today I wanted to give you heads up on a BIG sale coming next week.  Close To My Heart is going to be celebrating Boxing Week next week with daily deals up to 40% off (wow!)

So be sure to check it out starting at 12:00 am (MST) Tuesday, December 26th!

 

Holiday Snow Globe Card

Snowman Cards

The only thing better than making handmade cards for friends and family is receiving a handmade card!  I love seeing all the creativity that is poured into making a handmade card.  I especially love this card I received from one of my teammates, Elizabeth.

Snow Globe Card

The idea of using a circle behind the snow globe is genius!  It’s a subtle addition but adds nice dimension and a better illusion of a real snow globe.  And the icing on the cake is that it is an incredibly easy thing to do!

Close up Snow Globe Card

You could even make it easier by using our exclusive snow globe die set with the Warmest Wishes Stamp Set.  This will make cutting out your snow globe quick and easy.

Warmest Wishes Stamp + Die Set

Just cut out a circle with a circle die, your Cricut machine or similar and add it behind your cut out snow globe and you have an amazing real-life looking snow globe!

Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter Ornament

Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter Ornament

Today I’m sharing another quick and easy DIY Holiday project–a Cookie Cutter Ornament!  Holiday cookie cutters can be used for more than just making festive holiday cookies.  You can use them to create darling ornaments perfect for keeping for yourself or for giving away.

Side View Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter Ornament

You really only need 4 items:

  • Cookie Cutter
  • Paper
  • String or Ribbon
  • Liquid Glass or other strong adhesive

Cookie Cutter Christmas Tree Ornament

You can add in other elements like stamping or embossing (like I’ve done here.) But truthfully if you have some festive patterned paper, that would work just as well!  I couldn’t resist using our October Stamp of the Month (Christmas Tunes) since I had a Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter.  It seemed like the perfect pairing to use the tree image from this stamp set.  I stamped it in Versamark ink and then sprinkled some Gold Embossing Powder and heated it up with a Craft Heater to create this beautifully elegant image.

Once that was prepared, I tied some White Twine around the top of the ornament so I had a hanger for the ornament.  Then I used Liquid Glass to adhere the ornament to the paper.  When it was dry, I used my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors to trim around the edges of the ornament.  For the final detail, I tied a bow using the White & Gold Ribbon and then adhered it to the top of the tree cookie cutter again using Liquid Glass–love Liquid Glass so much!

Now you have a unique ornament you can put on your Christmas Tree or wrap up and give to a friend, neighbor, co-worker…pretty much anyone would love receiving such an amazing handmade ornament!