Category Archives: Tutorial

Learn Some Stamping Basics for National Stamping Month

CTMH Stamping Image

September is National Stamping Month.  To celebrate, Close To My Heart did a wonderful post on their Make It From Your Heart Blog showcasing some stamping basics–perfect for the beginner stamper and a great refresher for the seasoned stamper.  So you don’t miss out on all this great knowledge I’m sharing it with you today. Continue reading

The 12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming!

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

It’s almost that time of year again!  It’s only 4 weeks until my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas project tutorials begin.  But…you have to be on the mailing list to receive them each week.  Not on the mailing list yet?  There’s no time like the present!  Simply click on the yellow box that says “Sign up for the newsletter.”

Plus, for those of you who’ve enjoyed these festive projects from past years, there’s a little something new this year.  I’m going to be sharing the exciting details soon–so be on the lookout for that.  In the meantime, if you’re not on our mailing list, sign up so you’re ready.  The festivities begin Wednesday, October 2nd.

Black Ink Pads–Which One is Best?

CTMH Black Ink Pads

As a stamper, many times it can be confusing as to which particular black ink pad we should be using for which project.   Yesterday, on Close To My Heart’s Blog, they did a wonderful post comparing the different Black Ink Pads and when it’s best to use which one of them.  It was a great comparison and one I think all of us could benefit from.  Plus, there are great project examples for each!

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DIY Birthday Shaker Card

CTMH Birthday Shaker Card

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s Shaker Window & Confetti Dies?  As well as their Shaker Window Foam & Acetate Kits?  When you combine the two together it makes it so super simple to create Shaker Cards!

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Another FREE Scrapbook Pattern

FREE Scrapbook Pattern from CTMH

I rely a lot on Close To My Heart’s How-to Books.  I absolutely LOVE them!  Here is a FREE pattern they shared on the CTMH Blog today.

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Birthday Parade Double Z Fold Card

CTMH Birthday Parade Double Z Fold Card

I’m currently at Close To My Heart’s Annual Convention–we’re celebrating 35 years in the business this year!!  I thought this card I received from my talented sister-in-law, Barb Baldwin, was the perfect card to share for this celebration.

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This Item is a Must-Have!

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog

Have you looked through Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog?  Found some favorite items to add to your Wish List?  If you’re anything like me you can find new things that you didn’t see previously each time you look through the catalog. Continue reading

DIY Custom Texture Paste

Custom Colored Texture Paste

A quick & easy technique/tip to share (perfect for your weekend crafting!)… Continue reading