Today is Tuesday…which means it’s another new week of 50% off deals with CTMH’s Warehouse Sale! The items this week are all perfect Halloween crafting companions.
There’s this super adorable Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set and coordinating die set for only $13.48! Crazy! I love this set and have used it so much. And since it was one of the 50% off items this week, I whipped up this card using it along with our *NEW* Basics Fundamentals.
It’s always fun to change up your patterned paper simply by stamping on it. And that is exactly what I did here with the striped paper. I used Goldrush ink to stamp the swirly border and Black ink to stamp “eek.” I really like how it turned out.
For the “window”/shaker part of the card, I used our 3″ x 3″ Flip Flaps. These work amazingly well for this purpose and are generally overlooked as they are most popular for using with scrapbooking and adding extra photos to layouts.
The other fun tip I want to share with you is what I put inside the Flip Flap along with the monster and the sequins. I lined the inside of the Flip Flap with a used dryer sheet to give it more texture–sort of a web look if you will. It’s pretty subtle, but pretty fun, too! You should never underestimate the things you have lying around your house!
The final touch that is a true “must” with this Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set is to add wiggly eyes. It adds a whole new dimension to these monsters. In a way, it brings them to life!
So remember, these Warehouse Deals are while supplies last. And truthfully, these deals are so great, there’s the perfect timing with Halloween right around the corner AND this set is just too stinkin’ cute. They’ll be gone before the week is over for sure. To get your 50% off Halloween deals, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE right away!
Today is National Watermelon Day. Did you know that? I sure didn’t until I saw it listed in my planner for today.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity to create a card! Plus, when I checked if I had any watermelon images on the Cricut cartridges I owned, this cute watermelon slice popped up in my *NEW* Cricut You Are Here collection. Serendipity, right?
I grabbed my *NEW* Whimsy Fundamentals and Basics Fundamentals along with some Raspberry Cardstock and got to work. I then added some Black Shimmer Trim, Black & White Dots and some White Twine to finish off the card. All-in-all, it came together pretty quick.
If you’re a fan of watermelon, be sure to celebrate today. Jamba Juice is even offering a special in honor of the day. Time to go enjoy some watermelon!
This year Canada celebrated their 150th Anniversary on July 1st. And as luck would have it, CTMH is introducing a *NEW* exclusive Cricut Collection called Hello Canada. So…in celebration of this special anniversary, CTMH is offering this Cricut Collection PLUS a special celebration stamp PLUS a paper bundle (which includes *NEW* paper colors!) at a discount only for the month of July.
If you purchase this Canadian Celebration Bundle this month, you’ll not only be saving some money, you’ll also be getting exclusive *NEW* product early! These items are all set to release on August 1st. But you can get them NOW. =)
This *NEW* Hello Canada Cricut Collection is a digital download only. There will not be a physical cartridge only a code that you will enter into your Cricut Explore machine to access the images.
To purchase this exclusive Canadian Celebration Bundle, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
In celebration of today, I wanted to share this 4th of July card I created. I combined patterned papers from CTMH’s No Worries and Jack Paper Collections and used the Fourth of July Stamp.
I really like how it turned out!
I especially like my layered star I created with the Basic Star Thin Cuts and White Burlap Ribbon (I cut the strands apart in order to make a more delicate look.)
I hope you enjoy your 4th of July!
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!?!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!)
What better way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month than with a free pattern for a scrapbook layout?!?
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.
Reflections (1-page layouts with guidance on accompanying layouts to create a 2-page layout) This book contains 100 patterns! Wow!
Cherish (2-page layouts; 50 total)
Imagine (2-page layouts; 50 new layouts)
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.
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?!?
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.