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Today’s card is another I created with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies. I truly love this set and have used it SO many times already. Continue reading
It’s confession time. When I first looked through the new Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog, the first item I was over-the-moon for was the *NEW* Gift Card Box Thin Cuts die. I love creating 3-D items and I am definitely developing an obsession for dies. Put the two together, like CTMH did, and it’s pure magic. Not only do you get the die for the box, but you get additional dies to create windows for the box or for tags or maybe you just use these for totally different projects all together. You definitely are getting more bang for your money!
I was super excited to create my first box using this die! I decided to pair it with the January Stamp of the Month–Bloom & Grow. The seed packet image in this set is simply gorgeous. I’ve yet to use it (I did think about using it as the cover to my box using it sideways; but it just didn’t work right so it’ll be for another project!)
I decided to use some of the smaller images to create my own patterned paper (I started with the Stripe Glacier Paper in the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection.) I used Sweet Leaf , Glacier and Juniper inks. I cut out the stamped Stripe Glacier Paper using the rectangle die (but you could definitely cut it out with your trimmer, too.) I then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the oval die.
I adhered the papers a little off center for a little more visual appeal. And then added a cute little bow using the *NEW* Light Grey Ribbon (I love ribbon. And this ribbon is pretty awesome. It’s a nice weight grosgrain.)
Perhaps the best detail (in my opinion) is the White Pearl. Even though this die has the perfect tab/slot closure, I instantly saw a little gem or something as a finishing detail to this box. I do really think it finishes it off nicely.
Last, but not least, you can’t forget the inside of the box, right? I cut out another one of the patterns from the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection and lined the inside of the box. It makes for a pretty impression when you open up the box!
While these boxes are perfectly sized to hold a gift card, there’s no reason you couldn’t add a small packet of seeds in this darling box. But a gift card to a nursery to pick out already established plants would be nice, too!
To shop for supplies to create your own box, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Today it’s rainy and pretty dreary where I live. But I actually like it. It’s a change in weather, something I feel like there isn’t enough of in California (it’s important to note that I grew up in the Midwest so I am accustomed to some pretty dramatic weather changes!)
I felt like this card offered some great hope for a beautiful spring. Plus, I’m absolutely in love with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection! Check out those beautiful patterns!
And you can’t go wrong with a stamp set called Welcome Spring! (I also really love the “Sunny days” sentiment! Several people have already pointed out this stamp set to me because of my blog name. I just need to mask off the “s” from the image and I’ll be good to go!) 🙂
I designed this card using CTMH’s *NEW* Make It From Your Heart Volume 4–it’s all about cards! Yep, 54 pages of wonderful inspiration for cards. The new collection contains 24 new patterns simple enough that you can create cards quick and easy, but also with room to embellish to your heart’s desire.
I love the look of the angles in this pattern and felt this ribbon cutout from CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection was a perfect focal point for the card. And the final touch was 2 small Bitty Sparkles (love these gems, but you definitely need to use a pair of Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors or a pair of Tweezers with them!)
Be sure to check out all the new crafty goodness in Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog that was just released. I have no doubt you’ll fall in love with an item or two (or ten!)
Happy 2018! Are you ready for all the wonderful things that await you in the new year? How about some amazing *NEW* Close To My Heart products?!? That’s right, today brand new products from CTMH were released in the *NEW* 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.
From awesome new stamp sets…
to gorgeous new organization pieces, you are sure to fall in love!
Grab your favorite tasty beverage and find a comfy spot to check out all the goodness found in the *NEW* 2018 Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.
The only thing better than making handmade cards for friends and family is receiving a handmade card! I love seeing all the creativity that is poured into making a handmade card. I especially love this card I received from one of my teammates, Elizabeth.
The idea of using a circle behind the snow globe is genius! It’s a subtle addition but adds nice dimension and a better illusion of a real snow globe. And the icing on the cake is that it is an incredibly easy thing to do!
You could even make it easier by using our exclusive snow globe die set with the Warmest Wishes Stamp Set. This will make cutting out your snow globe quick and easy.
Just cut out a circle with a circle die, your Cricut machine or similar and add it behind your cut out snow globe and you have an amazing real-life looking snow globe!
Today I’m sharing another quick and easy DIY Holiday project–a Cookie Cutter Ornament! Holiday cookie cutters can be used for more than just making festive holiday cookies. You can use them to create darling ornaments perfect for keeping for yourself or for giving away.
You really only need 4 items:
You can add in other elements like stamping or embossing (like I’ve done here.) But truthfully if you have some festive patterned paper, that would work just as well! I couldn’t resist using our October Stamp of the Month (Christmas Tunes) since I had a Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter. It seemed like the perfect pairing to use the tree image from this stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark ink and then sprinkled some Gold Embossing Powder and heated it up with a Craft Heater to create this beautifully elegant image.
Once that was prepared, I tied some White Twine around the top of the ornament so I had a hanger for the ornament. Then I used Liquid Glass to adhere the ornament to the paper. When it was dry, I used my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors to trim around the edges of the ornament. For the final detail, I tied a bow using the White & Gold Ribbon and then adhered it to the top of the tree cookie cutter again using Liquid Glass–love Liquid Glass so much!
Now you have a unique ornament you can put on your Christmas Tree or wrap up and give to a friend, neighbor, co-worker…pretty much anyone would love receiving such an amazing handmade ornament!
This is a super fun & cute gift that would be perfect for just about anyone–a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker…
But the best part is…it’s super fun to make as well! To start with you’ll need a plastic jewelry organizer box. You can get one at your local craft store (i.e. Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns.)
Then it’s time to shop for yummy decorations for the gingerbread house. I found all my items at either Target or Michaels. Think M&Ms, mini M&Ms, holiday Twizzlers, festive cookie sprinkles and more.
Before filling all your sections in your box, it’s important to do the decorating of your box. I couldn’t resist using Close To My Heart’s adorable Gingerbread Friends Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies for the outside decorating. Along with this set, I also used the Colorblock Alphabet Stamp Set and Seasons of Sweetness (for the inside cover sentiment.)
Here are the supplies I used:
If you’d like to create your own Gingerbread House Kit and need some supplies to do so–there’s still time! Visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE and order your supplies today.