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

Social Distancing Make It Monday, 14th Edition

A Budding Friendship Card Closeup

Today’s Social Distancing Make It Monday project is going to be a little different from the past. But only slightly. As usual, I’m sharing a fabulous FREE pattern with you. In addition, I’m sharing this video that will not only guide you through the creation of my card pictured above, but also teach you some … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday, 14th Edition

DIY Americana Decor

CTMH Americana Decor Tags

Yesterday Close To My Heart did a blog post with a wonderful DIY Americana Decor tutorial. With the 4th of July right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to create this stunning home decor piece! Just in time for the fourth of July, follow along with us in this DIY d├ęcor session … Read more DIY Americana Decor

Social Distancing Make It Monday, 13th Edition

CTMH Pre-K Layout Closeup

For this week’s Social Distancing Make It Monday, I’m sharing another FREE scrapbook layout pattern with you. Now that school is out for the summer, you may be looking to document the school year (or perhaps past school years!) This pattern is a great intro page. A pattern to focus on that school photo taken … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday, 13th Edition

Graduation Cap Favor Box

Graduation Cap Favor Boxes

Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a Graduation Cap Favor Box. It felt appropriate to share this fun project today as it’s my kids’ last day of school. It’s also a time when many are not having the opportunity to celebrate rites of passages such as graduation ceremonies. These would make a … Read more Graduation Cap Favor Box

How to Create a Handmade Graduation Cap Card

CTMH Graduation Cap Card

Today I wanted to share how to create a handmade graduation cap card with you. This is a really fun card design. Plus, it is so perfect for graduation because of the shape of the portion that springs forward. Perhaps the best part of this card design is that it will mail flat. But once … Read more How to Create a Handmade Graduation Cap Card

Handmade Special Day Card

Today I’m sharing this handmade special day card. The design for this card is one I shared a few weeks back during one of my Make it Monday blog posts. The pattern is called Winning Combination. It’s a very simple pattern. But very effective in design. I love the bright, bold colors in the Stitched … Read more Handmade Special Day Card

How to Heat Emboss on Acrylic Shapes

Today we are going to talk about how to heat emboss on acrylic shapes. This is a fun technique. One I had not even considered. That is, until yesterday when Close To My Heart did a blog post about it! So in case you missed it, here is the post they did: One of the … Read more How to Heat Emboss on Acrylic Shapes