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Last Minute Handmade Christmas Cards

Good Tidings Christmas Card

It’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas and you haven’t started your Christmas cards yet.  Not to fret!  Here’s a super quick and easy card design that will have you ready to mail your cards in no time.

All you need are 4 pieces:

  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″) card base
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ pattered paper
  • 1-1/4″ x 4″ patterned paper (or solid cardstock)
  • 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ White Daisy Cardstock

Stamp and embellish card as desired.  Done!  Need some supplies to get started?  Visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE to find all your favorite crafting supplies.

Close To My Heart’s 2019 Retirement List

CTMH 2019 Retirement List Page 1

The *NEW* 2019 Seasonal Expressions Catalog is coming January 1st.  This means it’s time to say good-bye to some favorites in order to make room for some new favorite crafting supplies.

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Thanksgiving Treats

So Thankful for You Treat

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope whether you spend your day with friends or family (or both!) that your soul is filled with joy and gratitude.

Thankful Treat Box

I made these fun treat holders for my kids as well as my niece and nephews.  They are always fun to make.  Plus, they work for any occasion and are quite simple to make.  I did a Triangle Treat Box tutorial that takes you through the process of creating one step-by-step that you can reference to create your own.

Festive Popcorn Ornament

Popcorn Ornament

It’s been a pretty busy week for me as I’ve been preparing for a school craft fair today.   I made a bunch of these popcorn ornaments as I love the creative look to them.  I haven’t made them in years.  In fact, if you want to make some of your own, I did a popcorn ornament tutorial 8 years ago (wow, 8 years! )

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Fringe Harvest Wreath

Fringe Harvest Wreath

Ever have a project you start and then it falls to the wayside and gets forgotten only to be found months, even years, later?  Yep, this is one of those projects 🙂  I just finished it last week and LOVE how it turned out.

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Need Handmade Gift or Wrapping Ideas?

12 Weeks of Christmas Banner

Yesterday all of my mailing list subscribers received the 5th and final holiday card tutorial as part of my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas.  If you aren’t currently on my mailing list, that means you missed out.  But you know what?  There are still 7 more weeks of creative tutorials for gift and wrapping ideas.  If you sign up now, you’ll receive each of those ideas straight to your inbox each week leading up to Christmas.

Just click the yellow “Sign up for the newsletter” button and fill in your name and email and you’ll be all set for the first gift tutorial on Wednesday.

How to Make Paper Pumpkins

Paper Pumpkins

Today’s project is a great home decor piece perfect for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Plus, these paper pumpkins are incredibly easy to make, too!

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A Simple Holiday Card to Mass Produce

Simple Tree Card

Do you create handmade holiday cards?  Whether you have in the past or you are thinking about doing it this year for the first time–NOW is the perfect time to get a start on them!

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