Tag Archives: Cricut Artiste

Spring Fling Event Registration Now Open!

2019 Crazy for Cards Event

We just wrapped up our Annual Crazy for Cards Event almost 2 weeks ago and we are already working our magic to prepare for our Annual Spring Fling Event.  Registration is now open.  Mark your calendars for May 11th!  Save a little money and register during our Early Bird registration period!

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Santa Clara Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

It’s only 2 weeks away!  The Santa Clara Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be on Friday, August 3rd and 4th and I’ll be hosting a Close To My Heart Booth again.  If you’re in the area, you’ll definitely want to stop by and see all our amazing products as well as our fabulous Make & Take projects we have designed for you!

Gift Card Box

Open Gift Card Box

We can’t wait to see you there!

Cricut Flower Headband Perfect for the Red Carpet

Hummer Limo

This past Saturday my daughter had the opportunity to attend a Red Carpet Event with her Girl Scout troop along with 17 other troops.  Each troop created their own movie and this event was the premier showing of those movies (luckily they could each only be 3-5 minutes otherwise with 18 movies to watch it would be quite the marathon!)

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Happy Birthday, Abner Doubleday (Baseball-Themed Birthday Card)!

Baseball Gift Card Holder

Abner Doubleday, who invented the game of baseball, was born on June 26th, 1819.

To mark the occasion, I created this card. Of course, I meant to share it yesterday when it was actually the day of his birth. But life happens as it does for all of us.  So, I guess it’s a little belated!

This is a fun card design from CTMH’s Cricut Artiste Collection (now retired.)  It has a little pocket/holder insert perfect for a gift card.  So you could stuff a gift card to a favorite restaurant, store or whatnot.  Or you could tuck a pair of baseball tickets inside!


Birthday Twist and Pop Card

Twist & Pop Birthday Card

I love the Twist and Pop style cards.  They definitely aren’t the thinnest card to mail, but they have such a fun “wow” factor to them which makes them so irresistible to make!

Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack

This birthday twist and pop card is one we are creating in this month’s Technique Time Class.  I love the bright cheery colors in CTMH’s *NEW* Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack.

Inside Birthday Twist & Pop Card

This card actually uses quite a bit of the papers from this particular pack.  It really shows them off beautifully I think.

The balloons were cut with CTMH’s Cricut Artiste Collection (I absolutely love this collection!!)

Here’s a complete listing of products I used to create the card:

  • Some Kinda Wonderful Stamp Set (C1673)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet (X7217B)
  • Some Kinda Wonderful Coordinating Cardstock (X7217D)
  • Lemon Cardstock (X5785)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Base & Bling Adhesive Strips (Z1904)
  • Happy Birthday Thin Cuts (Z3304)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)

To purchase these or any other CTMH Products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.


Soccer Cards for the End of the Season

Play Hard Soccer Card

My kids are approaching the end of the Fall Soccer Season (thankfully!)  While it’s always fun to watch them make new friends and learn to play as a team each season, it’s always a relief when the end is in sight.  Fall is especially hard with the start of school and all the weekly activities unfolding; then you add in 2 kids worth of weekly soccer practice and 2 games each weekend and it completely wears you out!

Play Hard Cricut Artiste Soccer Card

This weekend is the final game so I made up a couple of soccer cards to thank their coaches.  I made both cards using the now retired Play Hard Soccer Stamp Set.

Play Hard Soccer Stamp Set

I also used the now retired Diamond Embossing Folder which is actually on clearance–while supplies last!  It’s perfect for making a net background!

Plus, there are several other great Embossing Folders also on Clearance. Check out all the CTMH Clearance Items on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE and get ’em before they’re gone!

The Perfect Card for Any Harry Potter Fan!

Harry Potter Card

Are you part of the Harry Potter frenzy?  Did you pre-order your book?  Or maybe you are heading to a launch party at midnight tonight?

We pre-ordered ours and should have it between midnight and 2 am thanks to Amazon Prime Now!  My son, who is completely an “early to bed, early to rise” guy believes he will be able to stay awake until the book arrives!

In honor of the festivities, I whipped up this fun card using CTMH’s exclusive Cricut Artiste (retiring!) and Artistry Collections.  The hardest (not really hard) part was paper piecing the tie together.  Otherwise, with all the Cricut cuts it went together in a snap! Continue reading

Cheerful Welcome Sunshine Wreath

Happy Monday!  For the start of another week, I thought this tutorial on how to make a paper wreath was perfect.  As an added bonus, this wreath is SO easy to make and will take you no time at all to finish.

Watch this short 4-minute video to see how you can make your own.