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Day 1 CTMH Boxing Week Specials

CTMH Boxing Week Sale

There are a couple hours left to enjoy the deals from Day 1 of Close To My Heart’s 4-Day Boxing Week Special.  Each day–starting today at midnight (MST)–CTMH will be posting new deals that are good until 11:59 pm that day (or until supplies run out!)

CTMH Cricut Flower Market

CTMH Digital Cricut Flower Market Collection–30% off!

You can save up to 40% off fabulous Close To My Heart products.  Today, you can save on cardstock, inks and reinkers from the Adventure palette.  Or you can snag yourself a new album to start the year off fresh with your scrapbooking projects.  But perhaps the most exciting deal, is that you can get yourself the Cricut Flower Market Digital Collection for only $55!

Be sure to check out today’s deals before 11:59 pm (MST) tonight on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

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!

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.

Physical Cricut Cartridges are Retiring!

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Collection

 

Attention all Cricut lovers!  It was just announced that Cricut will no longer be making physical Cricut cartridges.  What does this mean for you?  Well, if you’ve been eyeing one of Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections but haven’t yet pulled the trigger and purchased it, NOW is the time to act!

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

As a result of this decision by Cricut, CTMH’s Cricut Collections offered as a physical cartridge, will be available while supplies last!

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

CTMH Cricut Flower Market Collection

If you’ve seen these exclusive Cricut Collections, you know they are worth the  cost!  Not only do you get 700 images (wow!), you get a full package of cardstock as well as 3 coordinating stamp sets.  Pretty impressive.

CTMH Cricut You Are Here Collection

CTMH Cricut You Are Here Collection

Even our *NEW* Cricut You Are Here Collection is in limited supply for the physical cartridge option.

To purchase the exclusive CTMH Cricut Collections in the physical cartridge format before they’re gone, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Falling for You Wreath

Falling For You Wreath

Happy 1st day of Fall!  I’ve been wanting to share this adorable wreath I made, but figured it would be perfect to share now that the fall season is officially here.

I’m in love with the rich, warm hues of the *NEW* Falling for You Paper Collection.

If you are joining us at the Holiday Extravaganza next month, you’ll get to make your very own wreath!  Haven’t signed up yet?!  You still can.  You can attend in person or get a kit mailed to you with all the supplies you need–complete with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Sign up for the Holiday Extravaganza!

Cricut Flower Market Honey Bee Treat Bag

Cricut Flower Market Bee Bag Topper

Here’s a cute (and quick!) idea for creating a bag topper using images from Close To My Heart’s Cricut Flower Market Collection.

This Cricut Collection can be purchased with a physical cartridge or as a digital collection (for the Cricut Explore.)  To see the Cricut Flower Market Collection as well as the CTMH Stamp Sets that coordinate with this collection, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Perfect 1st Day of Summer Card

Sun & Surf Cricut Flower Market Card

It’s official!  Today is the First Day of Summer.  We’ve had some really HOT days here already, so to me, it already seems like summer is here.  Plus, once school ends, I think both parents and kids (and teachers!) alike, feel as though summer has officially begun.

Angled Sun & Surf Cricut Flower Market Card

Today I wanted to share 2 fun summer cards–one I created (and have offered at my monthly Card Buffets) and one I received from Laurie L.  Both are unique and definitely say summer in their own way.

My Sun & Surf card was created using CTMH’s Cricut Flower Market (their most recent one; but fingers crossed they’ll be another *NEW* Cricut Collection released on August 1st!)  I used each of CTMH’s newest colors from their Adventure palette (Pansy, Emerald, Willow, Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom and Raspberry) to give a nice bright pop of color.

Summer Double Z Fold Card

Laurie’s card uses CTMH’s *NEW* No Worries Paper Collection.  It’s a fun Double Z-Fold Card.  It also uses the *NEW* Summer BBQ Stamp Set and the No Worries Sequins (these might be my favorite sequins offered!)

Open Summer Double Z Fold Card

So when you open it up, you get the full pennant banner that says “summer” to show. A fun way to wish someone a wonderful summer full of happiness and surprises; just like this card!

The color combination in this card is great.  I don’t know that I would have put it together.  But I will definitely be using it together very soon!  It contains: Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier and Tangerine.

Don’t forget that CTMH recently added an additional special to the month of June–get 25% off all cardstock.  With all these beautiful colors I’ve shown in these 2 cards, you may be inspired to stock up on some cardstock.  And the timing couldn’t be better!  To purchase some CTMH cardstock or other CTMH items, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Here’s to a great start to a wonderful summer…enjoy it!

Vacation Scrapbooking with Cricut

Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Flower Market Collection has an amazing assortment of images.  Today, we’re going to explore one of the keys in this collection that is perfect for creating tropical vacation scrapbook layouts or even fun mini albums to document those vacations.