Tag Archives: Cricut Art Philosophy

Last Minute DIY 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.   Continue reading

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.   Continue reading

Quick Cards with Cricut

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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Make a Wish Card

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set

I love Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set.  I previously shared another card that I had created with this fun set HERE.

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Wise 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 a Cricut machine!)

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

This Poinsettia Tote came together quick and easy using my Cricut machine and CTMH’s exclusive Cricut Collections.  Here’s my tip for creating beautiful dimension to your poinsettias (found on the Cricut Flower Market)–use a Bone Folder to slightly curl back the petals.  It adds a nice pop of dimension with very little effort.

CTMH White Pearls

Another fun tip is that you can color our *NEW* White Pearls.  Yep, I simply took our Marigold ShinHan Marker and colored a pearl for the center of my poinsettia.  How fun is that?!?  You can customize and coordinate with any color scheme your project needs.

Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp Set

My sentiment is from the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp Set.  I stamped it in New England Ivy ink.

Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp Set + Coordinating Dies

As you can see from the light blue outlines around the ornament images, this stamp set has a coordinating die set.

To start making your own holiday wrapping containers, check out CTMH’s exclusive Cricut Collections on my ONLINE CTMH WEBSITE.

CTMH Holiday Collection

CTMH Holiday Expressions Catalog

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.

Santa Circle Accordion Card

I made this fun Santa Circle Accordion Card with the *NEW* Little Saint Nick Stamp and the *NEW* Ho, Ho, Ho Stamp.

Open Santa Circle Accordion Card

I kept mainly to 3 colors with this card–Ruby, Black and White Daisy.

Santa Circle Accordion Card Front

 

I did add in some additional colors with my ShinHan Markers: Carmine and Lavender blended together for Santa’s hat to match the Ruby color of the cardstock.  Plus, Barely Beige and Tender Pink for his cheeks.

Closeup Santa Circle Accordion Card

And my final touches were adding a large White Dot to the tip of his hat (from the Black & White Dots) and one of my favorite products–the Clear Shimmer Brush to the trim of his hat for some shine and sparkle!

To view and purchase the *NEW* holiday CTMH products, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Quick & Easy Goody Bags

 

CTMH Convention 2017

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 tell you that this occasion is definitely a holiday in their books. An event NOT to be missed.

And this year is even more exciting because Convention is back in Salt Lake City (it hasn’t been there for 10 years!) so they will be offering a Home Office tour to all attendees.  A behind the scenes tour. How exciting!

Single CTMH Convention Goody Bag

There are many standard activities that occur while at Convention aside from the regularly scheduled activities.  Card swapping, Team Meetings/Celebrations, Roomie Gifts, etc.

CTMH Convention Goody Bags

I’m excited to have several of my team members joining me at Convention this year–the most so far!  These are just part of the gifts that I will be giving to each of them.  I wanted to share these today because they were easy to put together, but look super cute!

Closeup Convention Goody Bag

I started with some fun foil star bags I found in Target’s Dollar Spot (that place gets so much of my money; there is always something cute in that section!)  The stars seemed perfect to go with CTMH’s Little Dreamer Collection so I used CTMH’s Retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection to cut some tags and then stamped and cut out images with the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts die set.

To close it up, I used scraps of the Little Dreamer Paper glued to some basic clothespins with Liquid Glass. Then I added some stars I cut with the *NEW* Stars Basic Shapes Thin Cuts dies using Silver Glitter Paper.  Crazy easy to do and completes the look nicely.  And even better is it doesn’t take any hard to find items to make.  Just some cute bags (you could even make some out of paper you have at home if you liked!) and clothespins (Don’t have any?  Check your local Dollar Store.)