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Thankful for You Card


Hello Foxy Thankful for You Card

Today’s card is another created with Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the MonthHello Foxy. While a bit cutesy, this stamp set definitely is versatile!

Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month

A couple of fun things I really liked about this card and wanted to point out are:

1.) While the wreath in this stamp set isn’t specifically designed to go with our Wreath Thin Cut, I thought it wasn’t too shabby of a union.

Closeup of Hello Foxy Thankful Card

At first I was planning to fussy cut this image but right before I grabbed my scissors to do so, I remembered this die and wondered how closely it would match up.

Wood Slat Embossing of Thankful Card

2.) The second thing I did (which I really like how it turned out–even though it is super subtle) is to use our Wood Slats Embossing Folder with our Woodgrain Pattern (from our Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Collection.)  It adds just a little more texture and a little more depth to the card.

Don’t forget, the Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month is only available through the end of June.  To get your own stamp set, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Masculine Treat Box

Masculine Treat Box

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.  Today’s project is the perfect way to package a tasty treat for dad!

CTMH's Jack Paper Pack

Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Jack Paper Collection is perfect for masculine projects–I love it!

Jack Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts Dies

Plus, the fun coordinating Jack Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies is totally the icing on the cake!

In addition to being wonderful for masculine projects–like for Father’s Day!–these papers would be great for Fall projects, too.  Can’t you just see flannel projects with the one pattern?  And what about summer camping trips?  Some great project possibilities for sure.

Be sure to check out the whole Jack Collection as well as the other *NEW* CTMH products on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Live. Laugh. Love. Card

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog

There is always a bunch of excitement when new product is released. Consultants look forward to it.  Customers look forward to it.  It’s always a super exciting time filled with lots of creativity.

CTMH SE2 2017 Card Swap

An additional element that I always love is participating in a card swap featuring these *NEW* CTMH products.  Truly, it’s like Christmas when you open the box of swapped cards and see tons of new ideas with all the new stamps sets, papers and embellishments.

CTMH Live Laugh Love Card

Today I’m going to share one of the cards I received that was created by Jennifer because the timing couldn’t be better as she used this month’s Stamp of the Month!  Plus, I really love how she incorporated additional words to it to create a longer sentiment.  I will definitely be doing this myself!

Live Laugh Love May Stamp of the Month

You might have a sense of familiarity with the May Stamp of the Month as the style is very similar to a popular stamp set offered in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.  Live, Laugh, Love is a stamp set with 9 images that are perfect for coloring!

Here is a listing of the supplies used to create this card:

  • Live, Laugh, Love May Stamp of the Month (S1705)
  • Sending Smiles Stamp Set (from Cricut Flower Market Collection Z3285)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Crystal Blue Stamp Pad (Z2817)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Raspberry Cardstock (X5788)
  • Cherry Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2450)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Leaf Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Remember, with any $50 CTMH purchase you can get the Live, Love, Laugh Stamp of the Month for only $5!  It’s a savings of nearly 70%!  But this set is only available through the end of May. Don’t miss your chance!  Get your own Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set at MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy Birthday Card

Twins Rule Birthday Card

If you’re looking for a darling birthday card idea, look no further!  This cute card made by Ramona is simple to make–the toughest part is the fussy cutting.

Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of supplies or fancy techniques to create–just a little creative use of some basic supplies.  I love that she used the Circles Fundamentals pattern along with the Circles Thin Cuts–it all ties together nicely!

Here is a complete list of supplies:

  • Twins Rule Stamp Set (C1675)
  • Short & Sweet Stamp Set (A1189)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Mahogany ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2456)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2452)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2464)
  • White Daisy Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (X5762)
  • Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack (Z3253)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)
  • Micro-tip Scissors (Z534)

If you’d like to purchase these or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Teacher Appreciation School Card

School Kids Teacher Appreciation Card

Now is the time to take advantage of this month’s Thin Cuts Special with Close To My Heart and prepare for Teacher Appreciation Week (which will occur May 1-5 this year.)

School Kids Stamp Set

Close To My Heart debuted a new School Kids Stamp Set last summer with the release of their Annual Inspirations Catalog.

School Kids Thin Cuts

Then a few months ago, they introduced a coordinating School Kids Thin Cuts die set specifically for this set–love it!

This die set is 25% off this month so instead of being $15.95, you can get it for only $11.96!

Side view of School Kids Teacher Appreciation Card

So now you can make darling Teacher Appreciation cards easier and cheaper, too! Plus, you’ll be ahead of the game.

For this card, I used a combination of stamped cardstock strips and Washi Tape.  While chalkboards are a thing of the past, I love the look of our White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad against the Black Cardstock.

Check out all the great Thin Cuts dies you can get for 25% off this month on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Hello February!

CTMH February Stamp of the Month Card

Yep, it’s February already.  It’s hard to believe, right?  And you know what else is also hard to believe?  Easter is just around the corner!  Close To My Heart has you covered with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

February CTMH Stamp of the Month Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny Stamp Set is exactly what you’d imagine–a darling stamp set featuring bunnies and complimentary images and sentiments perfect for Easter.

The sweet card above is one I received from my friend and fellow CTMH Consultant, Cindy.  Here is a listing of the supplies she used to create this card:

  • Easter Bunny Stamp of the Month (S1702)
  • Chocolate Stamp Pad (Z2811)
  • Emerald Stamp Pad (Z2806)
  • Willow Stamp Pad (Z2807)
  • Pastel Peach ShinHan Marker (Z2460)
  • Peacock Green ShinHan Marker (Z2461)
  • Peony Purple ShinHan Marker (Z2462)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker (Z2452)
  • Cherry Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2450)
  • Leafy Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Colorless Blender ShinHan Marker (Z2469)
  • Sugar Rush Paper Pack (X7215B)
  • Pomegranate Cardstock (X5780)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • White Shimmer Trim (Z3024)

Please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE to purchase your favorite CTMH products.


Congrats Double Dutch Fold Card

2017 CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Mini Catalog

The *NEW* Seasonal Expressions Mini Catalog is here–and it’s amazing (of course!)  I created today’s card using the *NEW* Leafy Congrats Stamp Set.

Leafy Congrats Stamp Set

Do you see that blue circle around the stamp image?  That means there’s a die for the shape.  Yep, there are *NEW* Basic Shape Thin Cuts in the Seasonal Expression Mini Catalog!  Yay!!


Congrats Double Dutch Card

Okay on to the card…I loved the look of this *NEW* Leafy Congrats Stamp Set.  It’s perfect for coloring with our ShinHan Markers!  Plus, I was excited to try out our *NEW* Gold Shimmer Brush and this seemed like the perfect set.  (I can’t get over what a great deal our Shimmer Brushes are!  At only $4.95 each that’s nearly half the price of comparable ones. Don’t you just love a great deal on an awesome product?!)

Gold Shimmer Brush

Here are the supplies I used to create this Congrats Double Dutch Fold Card:

  • Leafy Congrats Stamp Set (A1203)
  • Black Pigment Ink (Z2503)
  • Clear Embossing Powder (Z2088)
  • Pastel Green ShinHan Marker (Z2459)
  • Vivid Green ShinHan Marker (Z2466)
  • Sap Green ShinHan Marker (Z2463)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
  • Kraft Cardstock (Z1375)
  • New England Ivy Cardstock (1282)
  • Fern Cardstock (X5777)
  • Hello Lovely Paper Pack (X7216B)
  • Gold Foil (Z3129)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)


Congrats Double Dutch Congrats Card Pocket

On the back of the card I decided to create a pocket that could hold a gift card. I’ve been toying with adding some patterned paper or something to jazz up the pocket.  However, I don’t want that to take away from the front Double Dutch Fold design of the card so I haven’t embellished or decorated the pocket at all (yet!)

Closeup Congrats Double Dutch Fold Card

A few final pictures of the card front to show off the beautiful Gold Shimmer!

Angled View of Congrats Double Dutch Fold Card

If you are interested in purchasing any of the CTMH products I’ve referenced or any other CTMH products, be sure to visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

A Simple Thinking of You Card


Thinking of You Thoughtful Flowers Card

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card created with Close To My Heart’s December Stamp of the Month.  This stamp set–Thoughtful Flowers–is only available through tomorrow!

ShinHan Marker

For this card, I embossed the Poppies using Black Pigment ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Then I colored them in using our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in Vivid Green (for the stem) and Golden Yellow with Marigold for the flowers.

Thoughtful Flowers CTMH Dec Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is perfect for coloring.  And with our ShinHan Markers, it’s so easy–especially when you emboss your image(s) first.  That helps keep all your colors inside the lines without much effort.

Here’s to lots of happy coloring–true therapy!  To get your Thoughtful Flowers Stamp Set or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.