Smiles From the Garden Card

CTMH Smiles From the Garden Card

Today I have this Smiles From the Garden Card to share with you. Since we are getting toward the end of the popular Close To My Heart Stamptacular Sale, I thought I’d pull out an older stamp set to use with the *NEW* Hope & Kindness Papers. Who can resist beautiful butterfly stamps and dies? … Read more Smiles From the Garden Card

A Virtual Class Celebrating Papercrafting

Crafty Celebration Virtual Class

How would you like to attend a Virtual Class celebrating papercrafting? So fun, right? When I looked at the calendar and saw that May begins on a weekend (and I have that weekend free), I knew it was a sign. That same weekend, the Close To My Heart May-June Catalog will be released. It actually … Read more A Virtual Class Celebrating Papercrafting

‘Til The Cows Come Home Card

CTMH 'Til The Cows Come Home Card

Even though there’s no mail for this week’s Mail It Monday because of the holiday, I still created my ‘Til The Cows Come Home Card to mail tomorrow. I’m loving this *NEW* Udderly Wonderful Stamp Set–which is probably apparent since I used it for last week’s card, too! I paired the adorable cow from the … Read more ‘Til The Cows Come Home Card

A Card For National Shortbread Day

You Make Me Smile Card for National Shortbread Day

Today I created a card for National Shortbread Day. Since we just introduced the color Shortbread in the 2021-2022 Core Catalog, I thought it would be fun to create a card using the Shortbread Cardstock along with the Shortbread Stamp Pad. I love how it turned out! I used our Sweet Little Things Stamp of … Read more A Card For National Shortbread Day

Just a Note Sweet Fruit Card

CTMH Just a Note Sweet Fruit Card

For today’s Make It Monday (58th edition), I’ve got this beautiful Just a Note Sweet Fruit Card to share. I created this card yesterday during my Create with Kristina Cardmaking Class and loved the look of the color combination. So you guessed it–I’m making it today’s Color Challenge. This beautiful, cheerful color combination is ideal … Read more Just a Note Sweet Fruit Card

Miss Your Face Handmade Card

Miss You Face Handmade Card

Today I wanted to share my Miss Your Face Handmade Card. The *NEW* In This Together Collection is such a fun collection with it’s bright colors and cheerful designs. It’s definitely a great collection if you are ready to document your journey through the pandemic. But it’s also a great way to make some handmade … Read more Miss Your Face Handmade Card

Home Sweet Home Special Outside the Frame

CTMH Home Sweet Home Rainbow Card

Today I want to share some ideas on how to use the Close To My Heart Home Sweet Home Special outside the frame. These ideas were shared on the Close To My Heart blog last week. These are some truly great and creative uses for this National Papercrafting Month Special, Home Sweet Home. As we … Read more Home Sweet Home Special Outside the Frame

A Birthday Card Perfect for Anyone

A Birthday Card Perfect for Anyone

Today I wanted to share a birthday card perfect for anyone. Sometimes it can be challenging to create a card that has a little more masculine feel to it. I like that this card has a fairly neutral feel to it. It does have a little sparkle with the Sapphire Glitter Paper as well as … Read more A Birthday Card Perfect for Anyone

Adorable Gnome Holiday Card

CTMH Gnome for Christmas Stamp +Thin Cuts

For this week’s Make It Monday (35th edition), I’m sharing this adorable gnome holiday card. I created it with the Gnome for Christmas Stamp Set + Thin Cuts. I absolutely LOVE this set! All of the images in this set are so adorable. I used a pattern from our retired Wishes Card Pattern Book called … Read more Adorable Gnome Holiday Card

Handmade Cards to COVID-19 Patients

I recently came across an inspiring story of 2 brothers who are sending handmade cards to COVID-19 patients. I found the story HERE. I love hearing about these acts of kindness especially when there’s the option to pitch in and help make a difference. I thought I’d share the story with you in case you … Read more Handmade Cards to COVID-19 Patients

Cards for Kindness

CTMH For My Beautiful Friend Sample Cards

I just became aware of an amazing initiative called Cards for Kindness through Scrapbook.com. I wanted to share this information as I feel like it’s such a wonderful project. As cardmakers we have so much power to uplift and comfort others through our craft. And by combining forces like this, it has such a huge … Read more Cards for Kindness

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