Ready for a *NEW* Special with Close To My Heart? The Here’s To You Special features four (4) limited-edition stamp sets along with two (2) kit options for creating cards, scrapbook layouts or home decor pieces perfect for a special occasion like a wedding or for an everyday moment for a special friend.
Today’s card is one I am so excited to share with you because it’s so awesome! This card was made by my sister-in-law, Barb Baldwin. She has amazing talent for creating interactive cards. It helps that she is a pro at designing and creating on her Cricut machine!
If you enjoy sending Easter wishes to friends and family, now is the time to start thinking about making those handmade cards! Today’s card is a perfect Easter Card–it’s one I received in my swap from Janice Hodgkin.
Today I’m sharing a little creative inspiration into the process of creating a scrapbook layout–CTMH style. Karen, will lead you through a wonderful football scrapbook layout where you’ll learn some techniques, design elements and see some great CTMH products in the process!
Today it’s rainy and pretty dreary where I live. But I actually like it. It’s a change in weather, something I feel like there isn’t enough of in California (it’s important to note that I grew up in the Midwest so I am accustomed to some pretty dramatic weather changes!)
I felt like this card offered some great hope for a beautiful spring. Plus, I’m absolutely in love with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection! Check out those beautiful patterns!
And you can’t go wrong with a stamp set called Welcome Spring! (I also really love the “Sunny days” sentiment! Several people have already pointed out this stamp set to me because of my blog name. I just need to mask off the “s” from the image and I’ll be good to go!) 🙂
I designed this card using CTMH’s *NEW* Make It From Your Heart Volume 4–it’s all about cards! Yep, 54 pages of wonderful inspiration for cards. The new collection contains 24 new patterns simple enough that you can create cards quick and easy, but also with room to embellish to your heart’s desire.
I used the soft colors in this paper collection (Juniper,Fern and Glacier) along with Sponge Daubers to ink up the sentiment. It makes for a nice multi-colored image and is easy enough to do.
Have you seen the cover of Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions Catalog? It’s got a darling Christmas Village on it. So cute that many have been asking how they can create their very own Christmas village!
Well, today Close To My Heart has answered the many, many requests on their blog.
The winter village on the cover of our Holiday Expressions idea book has been getting a lot of attention, SO we are breaking it down on the blog today for you to make one of your very own!
First things first—to replicate our little paper houses exactly, you will need 3 kraft tapered tote boxes, two 6″ and one 8″ like these:
When we assembled our village, these were readily available at one of our local craft stores, but we’ve found some similar options available online that you can use to get the same look (see the recipes’ below for the links).
Now, let’s take a look at how we transformed these boxes into festive holiday decorations!
Cricut® Shapes: Artistry
2¾”, 3½”, and 4″ Icon-2 <Christms> (cut 2, p. 48)
Trim stars and tree trunks off the Cricut® shapes
Cut slit up the middle of tree shapes and slide them together to stand
Color edges with marker
Aren’t those so adorable?!? They are definitely something you’d want to pull out each year and use to decorate your home. So very festive and charming. Plus, the fact that they are homemade is the cherry on top!
To purchase CTMH supplies to make your own Christmas Village, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Hi! I'm Kristina Baldwin, a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love crafting - Just like you! I hope there's something here that inspires you in your next great crafting project.
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