Tag Archives: Holidays

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Card

 

Closeup of Christmas Card

I hope you and those you spent the day with had a day filled with love, laughter and moments to remember!

CTMH Boxing Week Sale is Coming!

2018 CTMH Boxing Week Sale

Are you ready for some great deals?  Close To My Heart is bringing back their Boxing Week Sale–with *NEW* deals each day starting at 12:00 am (MST) Wednesday, December 26th thru Monday, December 31st.

You’ll save up to 50%!  Items are while supplies last so be sure to shop early.  Visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE to grab your deals starting Wednesday!

Happy National Ugly Sweater Day!

Ugly Sweater Card

Close To My Heart has the perfect stamp set to celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day.  It’s called Ugly Sweater.  Not only does it offer the opportunity to customize your own ugly sweater, but it also has fabulous sentiments to go along with it.

CTMH Ugly Sweater Stamp Set

I love all the pieces of this set.  It gives so much flexibility and personality.  Sadly, this particular stamp set will be retiring soon.  You have until December 31st to grab your own Ugly Sweater Stamp Set before it’s gone.  You can find it and all your other favorite Close To My Heart products on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Make Your Heart Happy!

Heart Happy Kit Projects

What makes your heart happy?  For us, there’s an easy answer: papercrafting! Whatever type of papercrafting you like best, you will be delighted by the new Heart Happy Collection, featuring an exclusive paper packet, sticker sheet, cardstock pack, and stamp set!

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Merry Everything Card

Merry Everything Card

Today’s card is another quick card design with a simple technique to add a special touch to it.  To achieve the Ombre Effect, ink up your stamp image as usual and then stamp it on a piece of scratch paper (this would become Second Generation Stamping if you then stamped the lighter tone on your project.)  Before stamping it on your project, re-ink the bottom portion of your sentiment.  Then stamp it as desired on your project.  Simple, right?

The nice thing about this technique is that you don’t need to limit yourself to one color as I did in this card.  You could use 2 similar shades to get another fun effect.  And with 40 colors offered by Close To My Heart, you’re sure to find the perfect shades for your project.  To see all 40 colors offered, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Your Early Christmas Gift!

CTMH Christmas Blessings Scrapbook Layout

It’s 1 week until Christmas and Close To My Heart has an early Christmas gift for you!  Today, on their blog, they shared this beautiful scrapbook layout complete with a free downloadable pattern.

Christmas Blessings Scrapbook Pattern

You can download this layout pattern complete with a cutting guide HERE.  I hope you not only make beautiful holiday layouts using this design, but also feel inspired to try it out with other special moments in your life, too!

Last Minute Handmade Christmas Cards

Good Tidings Christmas Card

It’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas and you haven’t started your Christmas cards yet.  Not to fret!  Here’s a super quick and easy card design that will have you ready to mail your cards in no time.

All you need are 4 pieces:

  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″) card base
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ pattered paper
  • 1-1/4″ x 4″ patterned paper (or solid cardstock)
  • 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ White Daisy Cardstock

Stamp and embellish card as desired.  Done!  Need some supplies to get started?  Visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE to find all your favorite crafting supplies.

Let it Snow Reusable Cup

CTMH Cricut Season of Joy Collection

Every year I have grand plans of creating wonderful handmade gifts for friends and family.  And inevitably every year, time gets away from me and I don’t accomplish nearly as much as I’d like!  Sound familiar?!?  This year with the help of Close To My Heart’s newest exclusive Cricut Collection–Season of Joy (only available as a digital collection; and only thru the end of the month!) I’d say I’m a bit more successful in my maker mode!

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