Tag Archives: Holidays

Happy National Donut Day!

Donut Card

Today is National Donut Day!  I made this fun donut card to mark the occasion.  Close To My Heart has a super fun stamp set and coordinating die set that made my card possible.

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

This particular set (Sugar Rush Cardmaking Bundle) is actually from our Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog, but CTMH is still offering it–while supplies last!

I used our *NEW* Prickly Pear Paper Collection with this card as well as Chocolate and Desert Sand inks.

If you happen to live near a Krispy Kreme, make sure you stop by today–you get a FREE donut to celebrate!  I actually took my kids after school today.  The line was a little long, but it was definitely a great way to end the week!

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!)

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!

Happy National Cat Lady Day!

National Cat Lady Day Card

Did you know today is National Cat Lady Day?  I actually didn’t until I heard it on the radio this morning.  My daughter, a HUGE fan of cats, was delighted to hear the news. So in honor of the day, I whipped up this cute card.

Here are the supplies I used to create it:

  • Balloon Animals Stamp Set (S1602–retired)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Packet (X7218B)
  • Red Shimmer Trim (Z1848)
  • White Twine (Z3216)
  • Cricut Artistry Cricut Collection (Z3167)

To purchase any of these or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!


National Grilled Cheese Day

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day.  The perfect excuse to enjoy a tasty sandwich for lunch or dinner–whether you do the traditional grilled cheese sandwich or make it a little more gourmet.


Silly Sayings Card

I shared this card back in February for Groundhog’s Day, but with the sentiment from the Silly Sayings Stamp Set, it was perfect for today, too!  You can see my original post HERE.

Silly Sayings Stamp Set

Now go celebrate today–have yourself a grilled cheese sandwich! =)


Mother’s Day Card

Mother's Day Card

It’s time to start thinking about making your Mother’s Day card!  It’ll be here before you know it.

Closeup of Mother's Day Card

(From Your Favorite Child)







Today’s card is one made by DeAnn B. as part of our CTMH Consultant swap.

CTMH's XOXO Thin Cuts

I love that she not only decorated the outside, but she also did the inside with one of our new Thin CutsXOXO (recently sold out.)

Here is a complete listing of the products she used to create the card:

  • Mother’s Day Cards Workshops Your Way (G1122)
  • Sorbet Stamp Pad (Z2864)
  • Whisper Stamp Pad (Z2872)
  • Sea Glass Stamp Pad (Z2813)
  • Hello Lovely Paper Pack (X7216B)
  • Hello Lovely Coordinating Cardstock (X7216D)
  • White Daisy Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • Blush Shimmer Ribbon (Z3313)
  • Sugar Rush Dots (Z3310)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • XOXO Thin Cuts (Z3305)
  • Round Sponge (Z697)

To purchase any of the items listed or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Good Luck for St. Patrick’s Day

Good Luck St. Patrick's Day Card

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day–are you ready?!  I thought today I’d do a Throwback Thursday by sharing this St. Patrick’s Day Card I created several years ago.  It’s the perfect way to wish you luck in preparing for tomorrow!

My kids have already been pondering what type of shenanigans the leprechauns will be up to this year.  If you are looking for some last-minute ideas, check out my post on Leprechaun Tricks.

And then there are the variety of plans to trap a leprechaun.

Final leprechaun trap

One of the first leprechaun traps we made was this hat.  You can follow my step-by-step tutorial on how to create this trap if you’d like.  This year it seems like homemade slime is going to play a part in our trap.  My daughter is obsessed with making her own slime.  Michaels has some great tutorials for DIY slime if you are interested.

Finally if you are looking for a last-minute St. Patrick’s DIY project, check out some of my previous projects for inspiration.

Green Button Bowl

St. Patrick’s Day Button Bowl Tutorial

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

St. Patrick’s Day Paper Wreath

Choose Happy Woven St. Patrick's Day Heart

St. Patrick’s Day Woven Heart Basket

Good luck preparing for St. Patrick’s Day!