Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box

Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box Lid

Today I wanted to share this fabulous Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box I created. I used this month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month, Floral Celebration. I paired the stamp set with one of the tall box designs in the Cricut Artiste Collection. Initially, I planned to have flowers go along the side … Read more Floral Celebration Celebrating You Box

DIY Easter Projects for You & Your Kids!

Celebrate Easter Basket

Angle View My Peeps Easter Treat Holder

Today’s inspiration is all about preparing for Easter.  This morning my daughter asked me if we would be doing anything for Easter since we didn’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day.  (I generally try to decorate our home, even if it’s only a tiny amount, as well as to do or make something a little extra special for that particular holiday to make it more memorable.)  Well, with all that is going on around the world with COVID-19, I admit our St. Patrick’s Day didn’t quite live up to past ones.

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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 … 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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Cricut Artiste Holiday Gift Card Holder

CTMH Artiste Present Gift Card Holder

CTMH Artiste Present Gift Card Holder

Today’s project is so quick and easy to put together and makes such a great presentation for a gift card.  And with the holiday season just around the corner, you’ll definitely want to make some of these yourself!

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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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Send a Handmade Card Just Because

CTMH Just Because Card

I have a challenge for you!  I encourage you to send a handmade card to someone either this weekend or this coming week–just because!  Just because it will brighten their day.  It will also brighten your day knowing you helped make someone else feel special.  I’ve just mailed a couple handmade cards myself. Leave a … Read more Send a Handmade Card Just Because

Moments to Remember Matchbook Card

Closeup of This Happened Matchbook Card

March SOTM This Happened Stamp Set

At first glance Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the Month, This Happened, seems like it could only be used to create scrapbook layouts.  Well, today I have a card I created with this stamp set that shows that you can make cards with this set, too!

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Spring Fling Event Registration Now Open!

Cricut Artiste Cupcake Bath Bombs

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

Gift Card Box

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 & … Read more Santa Clara Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Cricut Flower Headband Perfect for the Red Carpet

Cricut Flower Headband Closeup

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

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! This birthday twist and pop card is one we are creating in this month’s Technique Time Class.  I love the bright cheery … Read more Birthday Twist and Pop Card

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 … Read more Soccer Cards for the End of the Season

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!

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