Category Archives: Video

Vacation Scrapbooking with Cricut

Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Flower Market Collection has an amazing assortment of images.  Today, we’re going to explore one of the keys in this collection that is perfect for creating tropical vacation scrapbook layouts or even fun mini albums to document those vacations.

National Scrapbooking Month-Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.

DIY Wedding Guest Sign-in Book

Hello Lovely Paper Pack

It’s wedding season and today I’m sharing a wonderful idea for a DIY Wedding Guest Sign-in Book.  This idea is not only easy to create since the page layouts are duplicated throughout, but it also is going to be a treasured keepsake for years to come.

And, as Karen says in the video, Close To My Heart’s Hello Lovely Papers are perfect for any wedding because of their nice soft color tones.

Whether you create one for yourself or one for someone else, you’ll love the end result!  Watch this quick 2-1/2 minute video to learn more.

DIY Wall Hangings

It’s Wednesday–the middle of the week–and the perfect time for a little inspiration!  Today I’m sharing a quick 2-minute video showing both a feminine and a masculine DIY Wall Hanging idea created quickly and easily with CTMH’s Dreamin’ Big Collection

CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Collection

along with CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking Collection,

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

Artistry Collection and Flower Market Collection.

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

If you’d like to create either of these projects, here are the cutting measurements to use:

8″ x 10″ “Hello” Framed Flowers
(Cricut® Flower Market Collection)
2″ Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
2″ Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
1 ¼” Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
1 ¼” Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
¾” Flower-1 [d] (p. 23)
¾” Shift + Flower-1 [D] (p. 23)
1 ½” Shift + Background [D] (p. 23)
3″ Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
3″ Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
3 ½” Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
3 ½” Shift + Flower-1 [Rose] (p. 42)
2 ½” Shift + Flower-2 [Daffodil] (p. 44)

11″ x 8 ½” Explore Hanger Décor Piece
(Cricut® Artistry Collection)
1 ½”, 1″ Shape [7] (cut2, p. 7)
1 ½”, 1″ Layer [7] (cut2, p. 7)

(Cricut® Arbooking Collection)
1 ¼”, 1 ¾” Shift + Border [Football] (cut 4, p. 82)

Have fun creating!

 

DIY Paper Flowers

CTMH Paper Flowers

Paper flowers are awesome and definitely trendy right now.  But the best part is, they are SUPER easy to create. While this video features holiday papers, the concept and method for creating a paper flower, holds true for any time of the year.

It’s a quick 3-minute video.  Give it a watch and be inspired to go create your own paper flowers!

And if you wish to create a paper flower the same size as in this video, she uses CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection and the dimensions for her petal/leaf cutouts are:

2 3/4″
4 1/4″
5 3/4″
7″

Enjoy!

FREE Wreath Kit for National Papercrafting Month

CTMH Welcome Home Wreath

Have you grabbed your FREE Welcome Home Wreath Kit from Close To My Heart in celebration of National Papercrafting Month yet?  What are you waiting for?  They are simply gorgeous!!

Angled Welcome Home Wreath

These kits are quick and easy.  Simply punch out the die cuts, use the gold stickers to create your title for your banner and then glue the succulents and flowers together and onto the super sturdy wreath base.

Closeup of Welcome Home Wreath

I spent a little extra time on mine by inking all the pieces as well as adding extra dimension by curling the petals.

Closeup of Welcome Home Succulent

I especially love the patterned paper included for some of the succulents.  It adds some extra texture!

This quick 1-minute video shows you how easy it is to create a stunning wreath with this kit.  To get your very own Welcome Home Wreath Kit, be sure to visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE before the end of the month.  These kits are only available while supplies last!

How to Organize Your Craft Supplies

CTMH's Workspace Wonder

Start 2017 off right by organizing your craft stash!  With Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Workspace Wonder system you have the flexibility to choose which of the components will work best for your situation.

This short video will show you a few different ways you can utilize the organizers. It’s all up to you!

To see all the options, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Tips for Coloring Your CTMH Planner

 

2017 CTMH Planner Pages

We’ve got a brand new planner system for 2017, and it’s sure to amaze! With fun graphics you can color with a variety of tools, like watercolor pencils, alcohol markers, and ink, this planner will help you stay organized AND creative!

In this short video, you’ll get a closer look at the Close To My Heart Planner as well as some great tips and ideas on how to truly personalize your planner.