Tag Archives: Cricut Art Philosophy

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’s no place like…. H🍉ME!

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 exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut images and collections through my Cricut Affiliate Link.

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.