Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype

I completely missed watching last week’s episode of Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart so I thought I’d share it here with you in case your week was just as busy as mine and you missed it, too! Last week’s “The Swipe Hype” featured the swiping stamping technique.  With stamp swiping, you … Read more Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype

New Stamp Set Swap: Paisley Flair

The *NEW* Autumn/Winter Stamp Set Swap I participated in for the first time has arrived…a nice big box of fabulous cards designed with brand new stamps to inspire us all! First up…Paisley Flair by Jennifer P. It also features the Casual Expressions Stamp Set, too. And I just LOVE the Silver Shimmer Trim.  That was … Read more New Stamp Set Swap: Paisley Flair

Live Inspired Canvas Journal

Close To My Heart has added several new My Creations products with the debut of their Autumn/Winter Idea Book; one of them being their *NEW* Canvas Journal. This hardbound journal covered in canvas with 80 lined pages offers many great possibilities for personalization.  You can stamp on it, you can decorate it with papers and … Read more Live Inspired Canvas Journal

Love Artiste Card

Yesterday, I shared a swap card I had made.  Today’s share is my 2nd swap card I made. This card uses one of our Close To My Heart stamp sets (love these stamp sets!!) called Love.  I used our *NEW* Cricut Artiste to cut out the heart images and paired it with our *NEW* Pear … Read more Love Artiste Card

Bonjour Card

This weekend I’ve been working on finishing up some swap cards.  Here is one I made using our *NEW* Bonjour Stamp Set. As you can see, I added a layer inside so that the sentiment would show up better against the Black CS Card Base (although our *NEW* Metallic Markers would look amazing on the … Read more Bonjour Card

Create a Space Party with CTMH’s Cricut Artiste

Create a space-themed party for all the little astronauts in your life.  It’s simple using Close To My Heart’s Cricut Artiste Collection and the My Acrylix Outta This World Stamp Set! Be sure to stop back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing my spin on using the “Birthday Boy” key found on the *NEW* Artiste cartridge.

Cricut Artiste Strawberry Treat Holder

Here’s a fun (and easy!) treat holder you can craft with CTMH’s Cricut Artiste cartridge.  It’s a Strawberry Treat Holder, complete with a stem! This was the Make-n-Take project we made this weekend at my Customer Appreciation Celebration.  Everyone LOVED it’s simplicity and it’s cute factor…and why wouldn’t you!? One of the awesome features of this … Read more Cricut Artiste Strawberry Treat Holder

Stepping Up Your Stamping

Here’s a little sneak peek into some *NEW* Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter products that will debut tomorrow! Plus, you’ll learn how versatile our My Acrylix stamp sets are that are included in our Workshops on the Go—La Belle Vie, Dakota and Moonlight  scrapbooking kits.  You’ll love using them for all kinds of projects!

A Handcrafted Paper Birdhouse

This month’s Stamp of the Month with Close To My Heart–“Life Is Tweet” seemed like the perfect stamp set to pair with a handcrafted paper birdhouse.  I’m very happy with the results–as were the ladies in my Stamp Club that got to make one this month! Supplies used: Footloose Paper Packet Kraft Cardstock Life Is … Read more A Handcrafted Paper Birdhouse

How To Incorporate Paper Crafting Into Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is this Sunday.  What will you be getting your dad?  There’s the traditional themes…beer, grill items, sports gear, etc.  Why not incorporate your favorite hobby into this special day for your dad?! You could make him a handmade card!  You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like.  Remember…it’s the … Read more How To Incorporate Paper Crafting Into Father’s Day!

Quick Cards: A Single Stamp and You’re Done

Create a finished card in five seconds flat with the new series of single-image A-size My Acrylix stamp sets from Close To My Heart.  Use them for quick scrapbook layout titles or easy, one-step cardmaking.  Each one is designed to complete your project with a single stamp, and these stamps are super affordable

My Acrylix Stamps: Part IV

One of the newer and very popular benefits of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix stamps is the fact that many of them coordinate with Cricut Art Philosophy shapes giving you lots of creative possibilities!  Cut the shape on your Cricut machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project.  In CTMH’s … Read more My Acrylix Stamps: Part IV

My Acrylix Stamps: Part III

Another fabulous feature of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix stamps is the ability to sponge on multiple inks for a single-impression, multi-color image.  Since the stamps, as well as the blocks are clear, you can see exactly how much color you have in the different areas of your stamp–for perfect color distribution (as shown … Read more My Acrylix Stamps: Part III

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