Category Archives: Holidays

A Quick & Beautiful Holiday Card

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been sharing holiday project tutorials with those who’ve signed up for our mailing list.  So far we’ve shared 5 holiday card ideas and are in the middle of our gift ideas (tomorrow will be the 3rd gift idea.)  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so before tomorrow at 1 pm (PDT) and receive the remaining project tutorials.  Continue reading

Happy World Kindness Day!

CTMH Eat Play Love Framed Artwork

Today is World Kindness Day.  I thought this sentiment from the Eat Play Love Stamp Set was perfect for this particular day.  So I whipped up this adorable framed artwork piece using the stamp set and coordinating Best Friends Furever Paper Pack. Continue reading

Countdown to Thanksgiving

CTMH Turkey Thanksgiving Countdown

If Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of yours–one you just can’t wait for–this cute project might be right up your alley!

Close To My Heart shared this idea earlier this week and it’s so darn adorable that I wanted to share it with you, too!  Super simple way to countdown to Thanksgiving–whether it’s you or the kids counting down!

Use simple shapes to create the basic turkey and then use strips of paper and loop them behind the turkey body to replicate feathers (love this part because who doesn’t have a lot of scraps to use up, right?!)  Pluck a feather each day leading up to turkey day.  Simple and fun.

DIY Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

Happy Halloween!  Today there are no tricks, just treats for you!  I’m going to show you how you can create these cute (and easy) Tall Treat Pouches.  While my sample today is Halloween themed, I can easily see this project duplicated for Christmas and filled with candy canes or other tall treats for the holiday.  Grab your favorite patterned paper, your Paper Trimmer, some strong double-sided adhesive and a Bone Folder and let’s get started.

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Download My ‘Favorite Products’ Checklist!

Favorite CTMH Products Checklist

Today, October 30th, is National Checklist Day.  I personally LOVE using checklists.  It makes it so easy to stay organized and focused.  It helps ensure you don’t forget anything.  So in honor of this holiday I’ve made a checklist of my favorite Close To My Heart products just for you.  Perhaps you’ll find one of your favorites on here too–or maybe–you’ll find a new one to try yourself.

You can download my Favorite Products Checklist for your reference.  Have some other favorites?  We’d love to know.  Leave a comment and tell us which ones!

A Frightful Friend Gift Card Holder

CTMH Spooktacular Special Projects

There’s just one week left to grab the adorable Close To My Heart Spooktacular Special items–the fun paper pack, the cute Frightful Friends Stamp Set (with or without the coordinating dies) or the complete kitContinue reading

A Look at the Days of December Special

CTMH Days of December

Today I wanted to share a quick 5-minute video that takes you through the completed Days of December Album that is on special right now with Close To My Heart. Continue reading

Cricut Artiste Holiday Gift Card Holder

CTMH Artiste Present Gift Card Holder

Today’s project is so quick and easy to put together and makes such a great presentation for a gift card.  And with the holiday season just around the corner, you’ll definitely want to make some of these yourself! Continue reading