Happy Camper Mystery Card

CTMH Happy Camper Mystery Card

Today’s card is my Happy Camper Mystery Card. This is the card that inspired Monday’s first-ever Mystery Stamping Challenge. I held this challenge over on my Facebook Page. If you missed seeing the cards that were shared, you should definitely check them out. The designs were all were spot on. I did worry if the … Read more Happy Camper Mystery Card

First Mystery Stamping Challenge

Mystery Stamping Challenge with SunnyDay Memories

For today’s Make It Monday (71st edition), I’ve decided to introduce something a bit more interactive for us–my first Mystery Stamping Challenge. Over on my Facebook Page, I’ll be posting some clues today to help guide you through the creation of a project using your own supplies. Once the final clue has been shared and … Read more First Mystery Stamping Challenge

Custom Color Mixing with Watercolor Paints

Custom Color Watercolor Paints

Today we’re going to finish out the Watercolor Series by learning about custom color mixing with Watercolor Paints. This is the 4th video in this watercolor series. Being able to customize your colors and match them to our exclusive color palette makes such a huge difference with your finished project. Knowing that the papers will … Read more Custom Color Mixing with Watercolor Paints

Smooshing Technique with Watercolor Paints

Stamped Watercolor Smooshed Flower

Who’s ready to learn about the Smooshing Technique with Watercolor Paints? In this week’s video, Jill shows how you can achieve this Smooshing Technique in 2 different ways. She also shows 2 ways to add a splatter effect using your Watercolor Paints as well. I love both of these looks. And together they are so … Read more Smooshing Technique with Watercolor Paints

DIY Fun Fold Slimline Card

CTMH Best Day Ever Fun Fold Slimline Card

Ready to learn a DIY Fun Fold Slimline Card? Slimline Cards are all the rage these days. They give you the opportunity to try new card designs. To create a larger scene image on your handmade card. But sometimes, for me at least, the size can seem a little overwhelming. Perhaps after creating the standard … Read more DIY Fun Fold Slimline Card

How to Shadow Paint with Watercolor Paints

Shadow Painted Ice Cream Cone

Ready to learn how to Shadow Paint with Watercolor Paints? Today I’m sharing video 2 of our 4-part Watercolor Techniques series. Last week we learned about swashing and if you look at the card sample above, it’s used here, too. Additionally, this card uses Shadow Painting. Jill breaks down how easy this is to do … Read more How to Shadow Paint with Watercolor Paints

The Basics of Watercolor Paints

You're Beautiful Watercolor Card

Today we are going to explore the basics of watercolor paints. Just like our 4-week series on Stamping Techniques, our *NEW* 4-week series is going to focus on Watercolor Techniques. For some, watercolor paints can feel a little intimidating. But the beauty of watercolor is that it’s so organic. You’ll never get the exact same … Read more The Basics of Watercolor Paints

A Little Creative Inspiration

SunnyDay Memories Creative Session

Who’s ready for a little creative inspiration? We all can use some, right? As a special gift from me to you each month, when you place an order with a subtotal of at least $50 or more, you’ll receive an exclusive PDF file containing 3 project tutorials. While the projects will feature the current Stamp … Read more A Little Creative Inspiration

How To Create a Floating Box Card

CTMH You Are Enough Floating Box Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (62nd edition), I’m going to share how to create a Floating Box Card. I had created one of these box cards last month with our April Stamp of the Month. It was a huge hit. I’ve had many requests on how to make it. And friends, it’s SO easy! … Read more How To Create a Floating Box Card

12 Stamping Techniques to Try

12 Stamping Techniques to Try

Close To My Heart is releasing a *NEW* 4-part series with 12 stamping techniques to try. In this short 10 minute video we’ll explore the first 3 techniques. We’ll be learning about Solid Stamping, Second Generation Stamping and Random Stamping in this week’s video. Over the years I’ve explored many of these techniques in blog … Read more 12 Stamping Techniques to Try

How to Easily Create 11 Beautiful Cards

CTMH One Sheet Wonder

For today’s Make It Monday (59th edition), we’re going to explore how to easily create 11 beautiful cards. Have you heard of One Sheet Wonders before? If you have, you know how awesome they can be for helping you create a bunch of cards quick & easy. And if you haven’t heard of them before, … Read more How to Easily Create 11 Beautiful Cards

How to Create Perfectly Balanced Color Combinations

CTMH Color Wheel

A few weeks back, Close To My Heart did a blog post about color and how to create perfectly balanced color combinations. As a papercrafter, choosing color combinations is a big part of each project we create. So it only seems fitting that I share this information with you in case you missed it. It … Read more How to Create Perfectly Balanced Color Combinations

3 Techniques with CTMH’s White Core Cardstock

Cardstock Tearing Technique

Since we’re celebrating our Cardstock Carnival all month long, I thought it was the perfect time to share 3 techniques with CTMH’s white core cardstock. If you didn’t know, not only is our cardstock 2-toned (with the true color on one side and a lighter shade of that color on the other side), it also … Read more 3 Techniques with CTMH’s White Core Cardstock

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