Yesterday I shared a video about one of Close To My Heart’s *NEW* die sets–Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts dies. In the video Karen shares how Close To My Heart’s Liquid Glass is a great adhesive choice for some of the more intricate cuts.
Ready to learn how to do Tone on Tone, Kissing & No-line Watercolor Stamping? These are the 3 techniques that we are going to explore in this week’s stamping video. It’s the final video to the 4-part series on stamping with Close To My Heart. If you’ve missed any of the other ones you can … Read more Tone on Tone, Kissing & No-line Watercolor Stamping
Today we are going to learn how to do Masking, Base & Shade and Backside Stamping. It’s the 3rd how-to video in the 4-part series I shared with you over the last 2 weeks. As was true with last week’s video, you’ll continue to build on the same techniques you’ve learned previously. The first technique … Read more How To Do Masking, Base & Shade and Backside Stamping
Today we are going to learn how-to do Rock & Roll, Ombre & Shadow Stamping. It’s the 2nd how-to video in the 4-part series I shared with you last week. As you’ll see in this video, these stamping techniques build on the techniques learned last week. This card sample here shows off the Rock & … Read more How-to Do Rock & Roll, Ombre & Shadow Stamping
Today I wanted to share how to create a sponged sky background. Close To My Heart shared this on their blog a few days ago and it’s such a great technique. It’s also an adorable card with our Gnome Matter Stamp Set. To make sure you could also enjoy this technique, in case you missed … Read more How to Create a Sponged Sky Background
This super adorable handmade card I received from Roberta Byker sure is the perfect pick me up card! While it’s definitely not gloomy here in California today, I still love this card! The funny thing is that I’ve been torn about whether or not to get this Make a Splash Stamp Set. It really is … Read more The Perfect Pick Me Up Card
Isn’t this an amazing layout created by Connie Nichol using CTMH’s Urban Paper Pack? I totally love it! I haven’t done too much with this paper collection yet, but definitely feel inspired to scraplift this layout! She started by using the January Sketch by Creative Scrapbooker for inspiration–with a few tweaks. I love how she … Read more An Amazing Layout for Boys
We are all short on time, right? And for many of us with school out for the summer, we have even less time! Our schedules become tighter than usual. So how can we still create fabulous things with less time? Here’s my great time-saving tip…
A super quick and easy way to do the resist technique with your projects is by using Close To My Heart’s Irresistibles. I love these accessories because they are so simple to use and they pack a nice punch. But the sad thing is they don’t stand out much in the catalog or online–because they … Read more Quick & Easy Resist Technique
This morning while driving the kids to school I noticed many houses had their homes already decorated for Halloween. Well, I guess today is October 1st (not like when I saw decorations in stores in July & August!!) so it makes sense. So I figured it was time to share some Halloween inspiration today! It’s … Read more Artbooking Made Easy: Spooky Halloween Layouts
In this quick 3-minute video you’ll learn how you can easily mix and match patterned papers from various CTMH Paper Collections with ease–once you learn this one little trick! Enjoy!
Today’s share is my first sample using September’s Stamp of the Month—Poster Tidings. The set comes with 2 different subway art type images–one for Autumn and one for Winter. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s closer to Autumn or what, but I’m gravitating more toward that image! Note to self: must create more … Read more Autumn Poster Tidings Card
Enhance your lettering and other embellishments by using the *NEW* Ombre Technique. See how it’s done with some fun Close To My Heart products and a lot of creativity. It is so awesome and SO easy!!
Learn how to use Close To My Heart’s ribbons and trims to create elegant embellishments for papercrafting projects. From sophisticated shimmer trim to trendy chevron ribbon, there’s a trim for every card, layout, or 3-D item! Watch this short 3-minute video to learn how with fabulous tips and tricks!
Learn how to make your stamped images stand out with Close To My Heart’s Alcohol Blending Marker and Exclusive Inks Marker sets. Watch this 7-minute video for tips and tricks for better blending! You’re sure to gain some great insights!