Happy World Kindness Day!

Closeup CTMH Eat Play Love Framed Artwork

CTMH Eat Play Love Framed Artwork

Today is World Kindness Day.  I thought this sentiment from the Eat Play Love Stamp Set was perfect for this particular day.  So I whipped up this adorable framed artwork piece using the stamp set and coordinating Best Friends Furever Paper Pack.

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DIY Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

Happy Halloween!  Today there are no tricks, just treats for you!  I’m going to show you how you can create these cute (and easy) Tall Treat Pouches.  While my sample today is Halloween themed, I can easily see this project duplicated for Christmas and filled with candy canes or other tall treats for the holiday.  Grab your favorite patterned paper, your Paper Trimmer, some strong double-sided adhesive and a Bone Folder and let’s get started.

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A Frightful Friend Gift Card Holder

CTMH Frightful Friends Rabbit Pirate Card

CTMH Spooktacular Special Projects

There’s just one week left to grab the adorable Close To My Heart Spooktacular Special items–the fun paper pack, the cute Frightful Friends Stamp Set (with or without the coordinating dies) or the complete kit

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A Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Card

CTMH Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Easel Card

CTMH Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Card

I received this AMAZING Halloween Card from Robin Charvet.  It’s simply too awesome to not share!  I love the splatter affect she achieved using our Shimmer Brush in the Color of the Year–Julep.  It’s a technique I need to incorporate into an upcoming project for sure!  And aren’t those Julep Sequins so beautiful?!  They are definitely my favorite sequins collection to date.

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Frightful Friends Double Pocket Card

CTMH Frightful Friends Double Pocket Card

CTMH Frightful Friends + Thin Cuts Dies

The *NEW* Close To My Heart Frightful Friends Stamp Set is just too cute!  Plus, you can even get them with the coordinating dies–no fussy cutting. 🙂  This adorable Halloween set is around until October 31st (while supplies last.)

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Under Your Spell Halloween Card

CTMH Under Your Spell Halloween Card

CTMH Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Stamp Set

We’re quickly approaching Halloween.  Halloween stores have popped up.  Decorations are in the stores.  And then this weekend I already saw people decorating their yards!  Guess it’s time to get those Halloween cards and projects ready!

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Learn Some Stamping Basics for National Stamping Month

CTMH Stamping Image

CTMH Stamping Image

September is National Stamping Month.  To celebrate, Close To My Heart did a wonderful post on their Make It From Your Heart Blog showcasing some stamping basics–perfect for the beginner stamper and a great refresher for the seasoned stamper.  So you don’t miss out on all this great knowledge I’m sharing it with you today.

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It’s Your Day to Sparkle Cake Card

Closeup CTMH It's Your Day to Sparkle Cake Card

CTMH It's Your Day To Sparkle Stamp Set

Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the Month, It’s Your Day to Sparkle, is the perfect stamp set for weddings and birthdays.  The sentiments are all separate which allows you to customize your project.  Plus, the images are so beautiful.

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No Tricks Just Treats Triangle Treat Box

Just Treats Triangle Box Angled

Just Treats Triangle Box

Today’s project is one that we created at my Technique Time Class last month with the September Stamp of the Month–Just Treats.  I love this stamp set.  And even though you can no longer order it, I figured I’d still share this project as it’s a fun one (and many of you probably own the set!)  This project is one I’ve made for years–in different sizes and different styles–always with great results!

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The Perfect Card for a Snoopy Fan

Snoopy Doghouse Card

Snoopy Doghouse Card

This weekend was my son’s birthday and he is a HUGE Snoopy fan.  So of course I wanted to try and do some sort of Snoopy birthday card for him.  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and figured I’d share the card base for anyone else who might have a Snoopy fan in their life.

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Just Treats September Stamp of the Month

Sweet Friends September SOTM Card

September Stamp of the Month Just Treats

New month = *NEW* Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month!  And the September Stamp of the Month, Just Treats, is definitely a MUST-HAVE 🙂  Check out all the great sentiments and images you can use for the everyday as well as the upcoming holidays and seasons.

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