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

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