Techniques Using Oxide Inks

Projects Created with Oxide Ink Techniques

Today I wanted to share some fun techniques using oxide inks with you. You’ll not only learn some great techniques to try but you’ll see some stunning artwork using these techniques, too. I especially love the trick about using our Shimmer Brushes with the Oxide inks. Such a pretty (and easy!) effect. You’ll have to … Read more Techniques Using Oxide Inks

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

CTMH Holiday Stories I Love

Are you looking for handmade holiday gift ideas? Well, you’re in luck! This week our 12 Weeks of Christmas Project Tutorials will begin 4 weeks of holiday gift ideas you can create. These project tutorials are emailed out to you on Wednesdays. We just wrapped up 5 weeks of our handmade holiday card tutorials. Next … Read more Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

See-through Shaker Window Projects

Halloween See-through Shaker Window Slimline Card

Yesterday, Close To My Heart shared a blog post where they had a tutorial on how to create see-through shaker window projects. I thought it was perfect timing since I also shared a different way to use our *NEW* Shaker Window Thin Cuts in my post yesterday. In case you missed their post, I’m sharing … Read more See-through Shaker Window Projects

Jack-o’-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card

Jack-o'-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card Closeup

Today I have this fun Jack-o’-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card to share with you. I’m loving this fun card style and have made a few variations of it already! I thought you might enjoy it, too. I created a video tutorial to walk you through the creation of it. I used the fun Halloween Collection … Read more Jack-o’-lantern Triangle Fun Fold Card

Textured Leaves Triple Time Technique Card

CTMH Textured Leaves Stamp Set

To welcome the first day of autumn I thought I’d share this beautiful Textured Leaves Triple Time Technique Card I received from Miriam Ratcliffe. This is such a fun technique and really isn’t hard to achieve! First, you choose the stamp set you want to work with. (Note: the blue shading around each of the … Read more Textured Leaves Triple Time Technique Card

A Special Handmade Thank You Card

Simple Florals Special Handmade Thank You Card

For today’s Make It Monday (24th edition), I’m sharing a special handmade thank you card. Over the weekend I was asked for some help in planning out a special thank you card–both in design and supplies. It needed to be a card that could hold many signatures on it. Whenever I need a card for … Read more A Special Handmade Thank You Card

Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

Summer Vibes Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Today I wanted to share a fun Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder tutorial. This is a super easy & quick project that can be jazzed up as much as desired. While Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares fit perfectly in this pouch, so would tea bags or other small treats. You can also choose to use the 2nd … Read more Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

Craft Community Especially for You

SunnyDay Sessions Ornament Project

How would you like a craft community especially for you? Yes, YOU! I know you already enjoy crafting, right? I know this is true because you’re already visiting my blog to receive inspiration, heads up on specials, tutorials and more. But what if you could be part of a community where you learn new projects … Read more Craft Community Especially for You

DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

DIY Watercolor Techniques with a Waterbrush

Ready to learn some fun DIY watercolor techniques with a waterbrush? That’s what we’re going to do today! Last week on Close To My Heart’s blog, they did this wonderful posting about watercolor techniques and I couldn’t wait to share it with you (just so you didn’t miss out on it!) We have a special … Read more DIY Watercolor Techiques with a Waterbrush

How to Create a Handmade Lollipop Cover

CTMH Summer Vibes Lollipop Cover

For today’s Make It Monday (18th edition), I’m sharing how to create a handmade lollipop cover. This fun and easy treat idea requires very little in supplies and time, but is such a sweet (no pun intended!) gesture to the recipient. You’ll want to grab the following supplies: 5″ x 1-1/2″ Cardstock (score at 2″ … Read more How to Create a Handmade Lollipop Cover

Summer Vibes Sending Sunshine Card

Spread some cheery happiness with this Summer Vibes Sending Sunshine Card! Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Summer Vibes Collection is so perfect for the season. With the bright, bold colors in the paper collection you’re sure to feel inspired to create some summer layouts and cards. Add in some of the *NEW* Summer Vibes Acrylic … Read more Summer Vibes Sending Sunshine Card

For My Beautiful Friend Card

CTMH For My Beautiful Friend Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (16th edition), I’m sharing a fun color combination I used with this For My Beautiful Friend card. This card not only uses today’s color challenge, but also the Close To My Heart July Stamp of the Month, For My Beautiful Friend. This stamp set not only has wonderful sentiments but … Read more For My Beautiful Friend Card

Become a Creative Community Member

SunnyDay Sessions Creative Community Membership Site

Today I want to personally invite you to become a creative community member in our SunnyDay Sessions Group. You might be asking yourself, “How do I know if this group is right for me?” Ask yourself… Do you like exclusive project tutorials? Would you like unlimited access to an ever-growing library of project (cards, 3-D … Read more Become a Creative Community Member

Make a Butterfly Shaker Card

CTMH Butterfly Shaker Card

For today’s Make It Monday (15th edition), I’m going to show you how to make a Butterfly Shaker Card from our adorable Ladybug Thin Cuts die. This idea is from my crafty friend Jenn. It’s always fun to get multiple uses from a tool and I couldn’t wait to try out this idea. I will … Read more Make a Butterfly Shaker Card

How To Create Your Own Ink Pad

CTMH Sapphire Ink Pad

Today I’m going to share with you how to create your own ink pad. With the current pandemic Close To My Heart’s ink pad manufacturer had to stop production for some time. This left the supply of several of our popular colors of ink pads at a very limited number. Since there was no ETA … Read more How To Create Your Own Ink Pad