Tag Archives: Cricut Artbooking

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

 

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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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I Love This Sunflower Card!

CTMH Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set

It’s no secret that I love sunflowers.  To me they represent happiness, cheerfulness and warmth.  I don’t think I would naturally think to use them for a sympathy card, but that is exactly what Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set does. Continue reading

Father’s Day “You’re The Best” Mini Album

CTMH You're the Best Special

Just as Close To My Heart did an adorable mini album perfect for Mother’s Day, they just released another fabulous mini album perfect for Father’s Day.

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CTMH Made with Love Mini Album Kit

CTMH Made with Love Mini Album Kit

It’s so stinkin’ cute!  The *NEW* Made with Love Kit from Close To My Heart is absolutely adorable and so precious once made up.  It was just released today and you can find out more about it here with Karen:

Made with Love💝

Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, April 8, 2019

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Independence Day Card

Independence Day Card

Happy 4th of July!  Today’s card is a whimsical twist on a traditional Independence Day card.  I received it from Jen LeDuc.

Here is a listing of the products she used to create this card:

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To purchase these items  or any other Close To My Heart products, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

DIY Butterfly Mobile by Close To My Heart

CTMH Butterfly Mobile

One of the amazing and beautiful projects you can make with this month’s Pretty in Pink Special is this lovely Butterfly Mobile.  This video walks you through the process–step-by-step!

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DIY Memory Shadowbox

Christmas Countdown

It’s only 26 days until Christmas. Can you believe it? If you are on my mailing list you’ve already received a couple of handmade gift ideas you could use this holiday season. And another will be coming out this afternoon (so if you aren’t already on my mailing list–it’s not too late! Sign up before 1pm Pacific to get this week’s project tutorial.)

Memory Shadowbox

But I figured you can never have too many handmade gift ideas, right? I especially love the one I’m sharing with you today. It’s sort of like an easy scrapbook for those who don’t want to scrapbook. It’s a Memory Shadowbox. It has a top loading mechanism which makes it perfect for inserting tickets from movies, sporting events, plane tickets, photos and more. Anything that you want to save to remember a moment.

Closeup Memory Shadowbox

The wonderful thing about this gift is you can personalize it easily.  I chose to get a 12″ x 12 ” size Shadowbox so that I could adhere a sheet of scrapbook paper to the back of the box.  This is where you can make it perfect for the recipient–choose a pattern of paper that fits their personality.  Or you could do as I did and use a basic neutral pattern so that the photos, tickets and other items are what pop in the box.  I used paper from Close To My Heart’s Basics Paper Fundamentals (which incidentally are 30% off this month!)  You’ll have to excuse the reflection of the clouds in my photos.  It was incredibly hard to capture a photo since everything reflected in the glass of the Shadowbox!

I used 3 of the fonts from Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections.  “Memories” is from the newest You Are Here Collection, “The Best Things in Life are” is from Flower Market and “the people we love, the places we go & the memories we make” is from Artbooking.  Luckily, all of these collections are still available in the physical cartridge collections.  You might recall I shared the news weeks ago that Cricut announced they will no longer be producing physical cartridge collections.  This means the exclusive CTMH Collections will be available on a while supplies last basis.

To make creating this Memory Shadowbox even easier for you, I’m giving you the Cricut cut file.  Yay!  So if you have a Cricut Explore you can create this project in no time at all.  Just get yourself a top-loading Shadowbox, some vinyl and your favorite scrapbook paper and you’ll be all set!

https://design.cricut.com/#/mat/view/74494394/

Happy creating!