Category Archives: Tutorial

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming!

12 Weeks of Christmas Banner

It’s less than 2 weeks until my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign.  It’s my way of thanking my mailing list subscribers each year.  Every week for 12 weeks leading up to Christmas, a different holiday project tutorial is sent to you.  You receive step-by-step tutorials for handmade holiday cards, gifts and wrapping ideas all exclusive to my newsletter subscribers–you won’t find them anywhere else!

It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to share this year’s ideas with you!  If you aren’t already a newsletter subscriber, now is the time to sign up.  Simply click the yellow box in the upper right-hand corner of my site to join the festivities.

How to Make an Impossible Card

For the Love of Crafting Impossible Card

Today’s project is one where the name is simply so deceiving–it’s called the Impossible Card but truthfully it’s so impossibly simple to do!  Usually, my love of crafting resonates strongly with my daughter but this card was way more in my son’s wheelhouse this time around.  This design is based on a popular magic trick called the Hypercard Illusion trick and is one he himself has done (but it didn’t look as pretty!)  Today I’m going to show you how simple it is to do so you can create your own.

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How to Make a Right Angle Fold Over Card

Central Park Right Angle Card

Last week I shared how I turned a “fail” on creating a Right Angle Fold Over Card into a success.  I was inspired to create my own Right Angle Card after I received this one from Elizabeth Hawley.  So today I’m going to share with you how simple it is to create a Right Angle Fold Over Card as well as how to create the Double Triangle Pocket Card I initially thought was a fail!

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Birthday Card with Origami Fold Window

Birthday Origami Card

While today’s card has an origami fold to it (which can sometimes be intimidating for some), the design overall is quite simple and clean.  I used this month’s Stamp of the Month, Highlight Reel, to make it.

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Close To My Heart Favor Box Tutorial

CTMH Star Favor Box

Last week I shared a fun argyle favor box created with our *NEW* Thin Cuts Favor Box Die.  Today I have a quick 3-minute video to show you just how quick and easy it is to put one of these together using this new die.

To see this Favor Box die as well as all the other dies we offer, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Creative Ways to Use Re-inkers

Close To My Heart Re-inkers

The June Special with Close To My Heart–Create the Rainbow–seems like the perfect time to explore all the possibilities with re-inkers.  With so many beautiful colors and several fun techniques you can do with each, you’re sure to fall in love!

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Argyle Favor Box

Argyle Favor Box

Close To My Heart released a *NEW* Favor Box die in their Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog earlier last month.  It is a really fun one and so easy to put together! Continue reading

Classic Summer Bash Birthday Card

May Stamp of the Month Birthday Card

Today’s card shows you how to take Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month–Classic Summer Bash–and create a bright, cheery birthday card!

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