Amazing Z Fold Card

Amazing Z Fold Card

Here’s an Amazing Z Fold Card that anyone would love to receive. It’s the perfect amount of visual appeal with the unique Z Fold technique and the simple, uplifting stamped message. In addition, it’s a fabulous way to show off patterned paper, too! And speaking of patterned paper, did you know this paper I used … Read more Amazing Z Fold Card

A Fun DIY Home Decor Sign

CTMH Home Decor Sign

Just a little creative inspiration for you today with this quick video showcasing a really fun DIY home decor piece that anyone can create! There‚Äôs no place like…. HūüćČME! Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, January 29, 2020   If you need some inspiration with your Cricut cuts, you can see all the … Read more A Fun DIY Home Decor Sign

Last Minute DIY Holiday Crafts

Last Minute CTMH Holiday Crafts

Are you finished with all your holiday preparations and now feeling the holiday spirit?¬† Or maybe it’s a little bit more of a feeling of holiday stress?¬† If it’s a more of the latter because you still need a few small gifts for co-workers, neighbors or even teachers, Close To My Heart recently shared some wonderful festive ideas to help you out on their blog.¬†¬†

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Eat Play Love Dog Treat Box

CTMH Art Philosophy Eat Play Love Dog Treat Box

CTMH Best Friends Furever Kit with Stamps

On November 1st I shared the highly anticipated Best Friends Furever Close To My Heart Special.  One of the options of this Special is to get a complete kit to create not only adorable scrapbook layouts, but also super cute cards.  

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Quick Cards with Cricut

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

Things have been pretty busy here this week preparing for my Annual Holiday Extravaganza Class & All-day Crop.¬† Add in the stress of wondering if our city & neighborhood would be one that would be impacted by PG&E’s Power Shutoff and it feels as though I’m scrambling to get things done (& hope they don’t become undone–like food purchased for Saturday’s event going bad if the power is shut off!)

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Wise Owl Graduation Card

Owl Graduation Card

Owl Graduation Card

As promised, here is another great Graduation Card idea.¬† I’ve always loved this Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set–this owl is just too cute!¬† Unfortunately, this particular set has been discontinued.¬† But that doesn’t mean you can’t use this card design to create another stunning card yourself!

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DIY Holiday Wrapping

Poinsettia Tote

‘Tis the season!¬† Black Friday advertisements have already begun.¬† Early Black Friday deals are even being offered.¬† Holiday shopping is definitely upon us. Have you ever made your wrapping for your holiday gifts?¬† From simple boxes to darling totes, creating your own holiday wrapping can be easier than you might think (especially if you own … Read more DIY Holiday Wrapping

CTMH Holiday Collection

Santa Circle Accordion Card

It’s finally arrived! ¬†Close To My Heart’s holiday collection is here! ¬†The *NEW* Holiday Expressions Catalog is full of crafty goodness for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall, Christmas and more. I made this fun Santa Circle Accordion Card with the *NEW* Little Saint Nick Stamp and the *NEW* Ho, Ho, Ho Stamp. I kept mainly to 3 … Read more CTMH Holiday Collection

Quick & Easy Goody Bags

CTMH Convention Goody Bags

  Today marks the start of CTMH’s Annual Convention–well, actually, today is Leadership Day and Day 1 of Convention begins tomorrow. ¬†But even if you’re not attending Leadership (which I am & am so excited to be doing so!), you’re traveling to get to Convention and the excitement is surely building. ¬†Many CTMH Consultants will … Read more Quick & Easy Goody Bags

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

National Grilled Cheese Day

  Today is National Grilled Cheese Day. ¬†The perfect excuse to enjoy a tasty sandwich for lunch or dinner–whether you do the traditional grilled cheese sandwich or make it a little more gourmet.   I shared this card back in February for Groundhog’s Day, but with the sentiment from the Silly Sayings Stamp Set, it … Read more Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

Birthday Treat Box

Sweet Birthday Treat Box

Giving a gift to someone can become even more special when you create the packaging you put it in. This darling birthday treat box is the perfect size for a small gift or a yummy treat! I used CTMH’s cute Sugar Rush Paper Collection as well as the now retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (the … Read more Birthday Treat Box

Happy Groundhog Day!

Silly Sayings Card

Happy Groundhog Day to you!¬†Here in California, Groundhog Day doesn’t seem like such a big deal. ¬†I can remember growing up in the Midwest waiting to hear what Phil would say–please let Spring come early! ¬†I guess since our weather isn’t as harsh we don’t need to hold out hope for an early Spring as … Read more Happy Groundhog Day!

Amusement Park Mini Album Kit

Amusement Park Mini Scrapbook Album

Mini Album Cover

Summer is coming to a close. ¬†Kids have either headed back to school or will be shortly. ¬†Now is the perfect time to capture those summer memories while they are still fresh in your mind! ¬†Did you take a summer trip to an amusement park this summer? ¬†Well,¬†Close To My Heart’s Magical Collection is the perfect companion for those amusement park photos! ¬†While the colors in this collection are definitely Disney inspired, the sentiments and images found in the papers and accessories are so versatile that they work well with any theme park.

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From the Notebook Card

From the Notebook July SOTM Card

From the Notebook July SOTM Card

This card not only uses this month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the MonthFrom the Notebook, but also several items that will be retiring at the end of this month. ¬†It’s a great time to snatch up these items before they are discontinued!

July 2016 From the Notebook Stamp Set

The first thing I did was cut out the notebook paper from the Cricut Artbooking Collection–I mean how could you pass up pairing the stamp set with this awesome cut!?!

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