It’s less than 2 weeks until my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign. It’s my way of thanking my mailing list subscribers each year. Every week for 12 weeks leading up to Christmas, a different holiday project tutorial is sent to you. You receive step-by-step tutorials for handmade holiday cards, gifts and wrapping ideas all exclusive to my newsletter subscribers–you won’t find them anywhere else!
It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to share this year’s ideas with you! If you aren’t already a newsletter subscriber, now is the time to sign up. Simply click the yellow box in the upper right-hand corner of my site to join the festivities.
This weekend was my son’s birthday and he is a HUGE Snoopy fan. So of course I wanted to try and do some sort of Snoopy birthday card for him. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and figured I’d share the card base for anyone else who might have a Snoopy fan in their life.
In honor of National Stamping Month, Close To My Heart has a special Scrapbooking Kit called Memories in the Making. The Memories in the Making layout kit makes it easy to create a set of 13 coordinating layouts that look beautiful on a calendar or in a scrapbook album. With pre-cut pieces, die cuts, and stickers, these layouts come together quickly so you can get back to making more memories.
The first *NEW* Close To My Heart product that I was exposed to from the 2018 Holiday Expressions Catalog was Stacy Julian’s latest Story by Stacy product–Short Story. I had the honor/privilege of being a helper for Stacy at this year’s Close To My Heart Convention over the summer when this product was debuted to Consultants. And let me start by saying…I absolutely LOVE these kits and the concept behind them!
September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart has a wonderful exclusive calendar kit (perfect to keep for yourself or for holiday gift giving!) as well as 2 stamp sets only available this month.
Today’s project is one where the name is simply so deceiving–it’s called the Impossible Card but truthfully it’s so impossibly simple to do! Usually, my love of crafting resonates strongly with my daughter but this card was way more in my son’s wheelhouse this time around. This design is based on a popular magic trick called the Hypercard Illusion trick and is one he himself has done (but it didn’t look as pretty!) Today I’m going to show you how simple it is to do so you can create your own.
Another beautiful collection from Close To My Heart that will be retiring after tomorrow is the Documented Collection. In addition to the wonderful assortment of colors and patterns in this paper collection, it has wonderful coordinating wooden embellishments, too!
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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