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CTMH Convention 2017

Today marks the start of CTMH’s Annual Convention–well, actually, today is Leadership Day and Day 1 of Convention begins tomorrow.  But even if you’re not attending Leadership (which I am & am so excited to be doing so!), you’re traveling to get to Convention and the excitement is surely building.  Many CTMH Consultants will tell you that this occasion is definitely a holiday in their books. An event NOT to be missed.

And this year is even more exciting because Convention is back in Salt Lake City (it hasn’t been there for 10 years!) so they will be offering a Home Office tour to all attendees.  A behind the scenes tour. How exciting!

Single CTMH Convention Goody Bag

There are many standard activities that occur while at Convention aside from the regularly scheduled activities.  Card swapping, Team Meetings/Celebrations, Roomie Gifts, etc.

CTMH Convention Goody Bags

I’m excited to have several of my team members joining me at Convention this year–the most so far!  These are just part of the gifts that I will be giving to each of them.  I wanted to share these today because they were easy to put together, but look super cute!

Closeup Convention Goody Bag

I started with some fun foil star bags I found in Target’s Dollar Spot (that place gets so much of my money; there is always something cute in that section!)  The stars seemed perfect to go with CTMH’s Little Dreamer Collection so I used CTMH’s Retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection to cut some tags and then stamped and cut out images with the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts die set.

To close it up, I used scraps of the Little Dreamer Paper glued to some basic clothespins with Liquid Glass. Then I added some stars I cut with the *NEW* Stars Basic Shapes Thin Cuts dies using Silver Glitter Paper.  Crazy easy to do and completes the look nicely.  And even better is it doesn’t take any hard to find items to make.  Just some cute bags (you could even make some out of paper you have at home if you liked!) and clothespins (Don’t have any?  Check your local Dollar Store.)

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.

Father’s Day Card

Father's Day Card

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Honestly, I can’t believe today is June 1st!  How did that happen?!?

So if you are looking for a quick and easy (and great looking!) card to use for Father’s Day, look no further than Close To My Heart’s Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit!

Awesome Father's Day Kit Card

Now don’t let the name of this kit fool you.  It has much more to offer than just making Father’s Day cards.  I mean how many of those do you really need, right?  The kit comes with 2 different card designs that you can make 2 different ways–meaning you have a total of 4 options if you wanted!  You receive enough supplies to create 12 cards which is pretty awesome.

Father's Day Card Kit

These first 2 pictures are of the 2 layout designs for this kit.  The first picture is what I created.  You’ll notice that I tweaked it a bit from the original designed one.

Closeup Father's Day Card

I kept a white border around the entire card.  This allowed me to raise up the layers with some 3-D Foam Tape and wrap the twine around without creating a bulky bulge to my card.  I also decided that a bow didn’t seem as manly to me so I did a couple of knots instead.  The final difference was that I used less of the Black Dots.  I really like how it turned out.  But I also really like the original, too!

CTMH Father's Day Cardmaking Kit

So if you’d like a fun card kit that has wonderful interchangeable designs perfect for Father’s Day and beyond, grab yourself a Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.  There’s still time to make a homemade Father’s Day card!

Oh, and if you don’t have inks on hand, you might want to grab a Black Stamp Pad and a Lagoon Stamp Pad to create the Father’s Day Card (and a Ruby Stamp Pad for the other design!)

FREE Pattern for Scrapbook Layout

May 2017 CTMH Scrapbook Pattern

What better way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month than with a free pattern for a scrapbook layout?!?

DOWNLOAD PATTERN

Close To My Heart has several books containing amazing layouts just like this one.  The sad news though is that these are retiring come July 31!  There are four different ones to choose from.

CTMH Reflections Scrapbook Layouts

Reflections (1-page layouts with guidance on accompanying layouts to create a 2-page layout)  This book contains 100 patterns!  Wow!

CTMH's Cherish Scrapbook Patterns

Cherish (2-page layouts; 50 total)

CTMH's Imagine Scrapbook Patterns

Imagine (2-page layouts; 50 new layouts)

CTMH's Magic Interactive Scrapbook Patterns

and Magic (2-page interactive layouts; 35 layouts to create traditional layouts or add in interactive elements for more fun!)

Not a scrapbooker?  Don’t worry!  Close To My Heart has also created 2 of these amazing books specifically for cardmakers.

CTMH's Wishes Cardmaking Patterns

You can choose from Wishes which has 100 patterns for card designs.  Or choose their original cardmaking book, Originals, which has 100 different patterns for cards.  That’s a lot of ideas, right?!?

CTMH's Originals Cardmaking Patterns

While it’s the last 2 days of National Scrapbooking Month, there’s still time to grab additional inspiration for the other 11 months of the year.

If you’d like to see how CTMH used this FREE scrapbook pattern to create a gorgeous layout be sure to check out their blog post about it.

National Scrapbooking Month-Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.

Celebrate Mom with CTMH’s Cricut Flower Market

Mother’s Day is this coming weekend and CTMH has a beautiful layout and coordinating card you can create for your mom using their exclusive Cricut Flower Market Collection.  Watch this short 3-minute video and be inspired!

DIY Wedding Guest Sign-in Book

Hello Lovely Paper Pack

It’s wedding season and today I’m sharing a wonderful idea for a DIY Wedding Guest Sign-in Book.  This idea is not only easy to create since the page layouts are duplicated throughout, but it also is going to be a treasured keepsake for years to come.

And, as Karen says in the video, Close To My Heart’s Hello Lovely Papers are perfect for any wedding because of their nice soft color tones.

Whether you create one for yourself or one for someone else, you’ll love the end result!  Watch this quick 2-1/2 minute video to learn more.

Save 50% on CTMH Scrapbook Kits

April 2017 CTMH Special

For the month of April, you can save 50% on Close To My Heart’s Cut Above Layout Kits.

For only $7.48 you will get:

  • 12″ × 12″ printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™

Want to see how quick these really go together?  Watch this short video to see.

These kits are while supplies last, so don’t delay!  To order your own Cut Above Layout Kit visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.