The Easiest Handmade Cards Ever!

CTMH Craft with Heart Card Subscription Box

Today I want to introduce you to the easiest handmade cards ever. The Craft with Heart Card Subscription Box from Close To My Heart is hands down the fastest way to create a bunch of handmade cards that look so beautiful. It really doesn’t get any easier than these kits. Here’s a short video to … Read more The Easiest Handmade Cards Ever!

How to Use the Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine

Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine

Have you been wondering how to use the Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine? Well, if you have, you’re in luck! Today I’m going to share a video overview of this wildly popular die cutting machine. As you heard in the video, this die-cutting machine is currently only available as a hostess reward. They … Read more How to Use the Close To My Heart Die Cutting Machine

How to Create a Sponged Sky Background

Sponged Sky Background Technique

Today I wanted to share how to create a sponged sky background. Close To My Heart shared this on their blog a few days ago and it’s such a great technique. It’s also an adorable card with our Gnome Matter Stamp Set. To make sure you could also enjoy this technique, in case you missed … Read more How to Create a Sponged Sky Background

Got Candy? Halloween Special

CTMH Got Candy? Special

It’s here–the *NEW* Got Candy? Halloween Special from Close To My Heart. The Got Candy? Special includes a fun-filled collection of coordinating products, including a delightful paper packet a coordinating cardstock pack an exclusive My Acrylix┬« stamp set and a matching set of exclusive loose sequins! Plus, if you love it all, you can save … Read more Got Candy? Halloween Special

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

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

Close To My Heart Happiest Place Collection

CTMH Happiest Place Coordinating Cardstock

If you’ve seen the cover of the *NEW* July-August Catalog, then you’ve gotten a sneak peek of the Close To My Heart Happiest Place Collection. This highly anticipated collection is AMAZING. Especially if you are a Disney fan. But even if you aren’t a Disney fan, you have to check out the Happiest Place Coordinating … Read more Close To My Heart Happiest Place Collection

Aurora Adventure is Out There Layout

CTMH Aurora Paper + Sticker Sheet

If you have some Close To My Heart Aurora Paper on hand, this amazing Aurora Adventure is Out There Layout might inspire you to create with it! As luck would have it, if you don’t have any Aurora Paper on hand, there’s still some available! Plus, the Aurora Scrapbooking Stamp Set with dies (or without) … Read more Aurora Adventure is Out There Layout

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

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

A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack + Stickers

Today I wanted to share a closer look at the CTMH Brushed Collection. Last week I shared that they brought back this popular collection as well as the plans to host a FREE Virtual Craft Event using this collection. Yesterday, CTMH shared a video that gives you a closer look at not only the stunning … Read more A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

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