Tag Archives: DIY Projects

A Quick & Beautiful Holiday Card

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been sharing holiday project tutorials with those who’ve signed up for our mailing list.  So far we’ve shared 5 holiday card ideas and are in the middle of our gift ideas (tomorrow will be the 3rd gift idea.)  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so before tomorrow at 1 pm (PDT) and receive the remaining project tutorials.  Continue reading

Happy World Kindness Day!

CTMH Eat Play Love Framed Artwork

Today is World Kindness Day.  I thought this sentiment from the Eat Play Love Stamp Set was perfect for this particular day.  So I whipped up this adorable framed artwork piece using the stamp set and coordinating Best Friends Furever Paper Pack. Continue reading

Eat Play Love Dog Treat Box

CTMH Best Friends Furever Kit with Stamps

On November 1st I shared the highly anticipated Best Friends Furever Close To My Heart Special.  One of the options of this Special is to get a complete kit to create not only adorable scrapbook layouts, but also super cute cards.   Continue reading

Countdown to Thanksgiving

CTMH Turkey Thanksgiving Countdown

If Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of yours–one you just can’t wait for–this cute project might be right up your alley!

Close To My Heart shared this idea earlier this week and it’s so darn adorable that I wanted to share it with you, too!  Super simple way to countdown to Thanksgiving–whether it’s you or the kids counting down!

Use simple shapes to create the basic turkey and then use strips of paper and loop them behind the turkey body to replicate feathers (love this part because who doesn’t have a lot of scraps to use up, right?!)  Pluck a feather each day leading up to turkey day.  Simple and fun.

Lovely Florals Thank You Card

CTMH Lovely Florals Thank You Card

Making a stunning handmade card doesn’t have to involve a lot of tricky techniques or fancy folds.  Sometimes the simple act of adding layers can make for a real showstopper.  That’s exactly what this thank you card I received from Judy Faye Garner is–a stunning beauty!

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Best Friends Furever Now Available!

CTMH Best Friends Furever Special

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for this ADORABLE Best Friends Furever Special from Close To My Heart to become available since you saw the sneak peek in the *NEW* November/December Catalog. Continue reading

DIY Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

Happy Halloween!  Today there are no tricks, just treats for you!  I’m going to show you how you can create these cute (and easy) Tall Treat Pouches.  While my sample today is Halloween themed, I can easily see this project duplicated for Christmas and filled with candy canes or other tall treats for the holiday.  Grab your favorite patterned paper, your Paper Trimmer, some strong double-sided adhesive and a Bone Folder and let’s get started.

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How to Use Up Your Scraps for Scrapbook Layouts

CTMH Mix-in Paper Pack

If you’re like me, you have a tough time parting ways with pretty paper–no matter how small the piece is.  I’ve definitely gotten better over the years by trying to hold true to my new rule of the “scrap” must be at least a 3″x 3″ piece before I save it.  For this reason, today’s blog post by Close To My Heart definitely piqued my interest! Continue reading