This weekend while creating my monthly team top sales awards (fun little 6×6 layouts I make for the top 3 sellers each month to look back and reminisce about), I realized I had a great tip to share with you. Idea Books, magazines, online sketches, etc. can be more valuable than you realize. While many … Read more More Valuable Than You Realize
Looking for some more versatility with your acrylic stamps?? Well, look no further! Here is a super simple trick that will help you get more “bang for your buck” with your stamps. Start by stamping your image as usual. Then clean your stamp and flip it over on your block so that the flat surface … Read more Stamp Versatility
Ready to make an adorable mini bucket?!? Okay then, let’s meet our Cast of Characters: Card Chatter–Thank You Stamp Set C1381 Grace Level 2 Paper Packet X7117B Cocoa Stamp Pad Z2114 Foam Tool Z1090 Coluzzle Circle Cutting System or similar Liquid Glass Z679 Toilet Paper Roll (or Paper Towel Roll) STEP 1: Cut toilet paper … Read more Mini Bucket
Time to start saving those empty toilet paper rolls (or even paper towel rolls work well too!) I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable little buckets with them soon.
Looking for an easy (and cheap) way to ensure your brads, eyelets, etc. line up the way you want them to on a project?? Well, here is your answer! Look familiar? Yep, it’s a Cross Stitch Plastic Canvas cut up into a 1″ x 12″ strip. Fits great along a 12″ x 12″ layout or … Read more Perfect Placement Tool Tip
Using a sewing thread stand for mini spools of ribbon is an excellent way to keep your ribbon close at hand and visible. Plus, you can find these inexpensive jewels at your local craft store or even at Wal-Mart.
These 3D paper pumpkins are really fun and quite easy to make. And you just gotta love that there are not a lot of supplies that are needed to complete them. Plus, these cuties can be used to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving! So with that, let’s meet our Cast of Characters: Scallop Punch … Read more Scallop Pumpkins – A Quick and Easy Halloween project
So I’m a huge fan of Liquid Glass…and as such, I know that it can get clogged quite easily. A trick I’ve found to eliminate this is to keep it lying on it’s side on your table. I know, I know, this seems completely counter-intuitive, but trust me it works! If you’ve run into clogged … Read more Liquid Glass Tip
Here is a fabulously quick and easy decoration and/or gift. First, let’s meet our cast of characters: Beware Stamp Set D1381 Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet X7087B Black Stamp Pad Z2105 Liquid Glass Z679 Pivot Point Stapler Z1009 Colored Staples Z1010 (if you don’t have any) Black Ribbon Rounds Z1034 (note: black ricrac is … Read more Festive Halloween Cone
Just a quick and handy tip for you today–for easy storage and dispensing of your Glue Dots (well at least the ones that come on the roll like shown above)–tie a small piece of ribbon around the roll as shown. Keep it tight enough that it doesn’t slide around easily, but loose enough so that … Read more Glue Dots Tip
This is quite possibly the cheapest mini album you can make! First, you’ll need an empty ribbon spool. Don’t have any lying around…here’s a couple ideas: 1. try Freecycle OR 2. make a quick trip to Michael’s and score big on their spools of $1 ribbon (then just unravel the ribbon, save it for later … Read more Ribbon Spool Mini Album
This is my very first tutorial! The steps below will show you how to make a card with a cocoa pouch – but you can change it up and include a soup envelope or some other food or drink packet. Here’s a photo of the completed project: Let’s meet the “Cast of Characters” shall … Read more Cocoa Card – a Crafty Way to send Hot Cocoa in a Card
Welcome to the Close To My Heart 2009 World Card Making Day Blog Hop! Join me and 16 other talented CTMH Consultants as we share our fabulous card creations with you. If you’ve come from Jamia Bankhead’s blog then you’re hopping right along. My card uses our wildly popular (no pun intended!) stamp set … Read more Happy World Card Making Day, 2009!
We had a super fun time yesterday at our 2nd Annual CTMH Stamp Camp. September is “National Stamping Month” and what better day to do our Stamp Camp than the 2nd Saturday of the month, which CTMH reserved as “National Stamping Day.” We created 4 amazing projects: an Explosion Box (aka “Album in a Box”), a … Read more How to turn an Altoid Tin into a Decorative Box