Today I wanted to share a video that explores the pocket cards from Close To My Heart more in depth. It gives you the opportunity to see the 4 *NEW* Picture My Life Card Collections as well as how to use them in different ways from making cards (like I shared yesterday) to pocket scrapbooking and even traditional scrapbooking (and mini albums!)
With Close To My Heart’s recent announcement that you can save 35% on their *NEW* Picture My Life Cards, I thought I’d share just how quick and easy you can create cards with these cards. They take hardly any time to make and they look great, too!
Spring is officially here. What better time than now to create a fun Summer Mini Album so you are all ready to fill it up with your special memories. This album has enough space to hold up to 30 photos–all stored safe and sound in page protectors.
It’s Christmas Eve eve and maybe you need a few quick, last-minute gift wrap ideas?! Here are a couple of simple ideas that you could easily duplicate in no time at all.
First up, are some Wine Bottle Tags. These were super easy to come together as I decided to use Close To My Heart’s Picture My Life Cards contained in the City Sidewalks Paper Collection.
Not only do you receive beautiful patterned papers, but you also get a sheet of the 2 sizes of Picture My Life cards (“PML”)–in both vertical orientation and horizontal orientation–making them easy to use no matter what the project!
Simply start by cutting a piece of cardstock to 10″ x 3″ and then score at 3″. I chose to add a scallop circle to the center of the square before punching out my circle (1-1/2″) to help reinforce the opening as well as to add a little more fun detail. You could leave it as a simple rectangle or you could round the corners with a Corner Rounder or you could create a pennant by dovetailing the end as I’ve done here. Then decorate as much or as little as you desire. I took some cardstock and created a mat behind the PML Card I selected and then adhered it to the center of the tag. I finished it off with some Bitty Sparkles–these are awesome no matter what the project. Be sure to have a pair of Tweezersor Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissorson hand when working with them though–they are so tiny!
Next up, an adorable Santa Bag! I created these particular bags using a die I borrowed from a friend, but these could easily be made by using any size red bag or tote. You could even cover lunch sacks with Red Cardstock to create these. Then all you need to do is add a thin strip of Black Cardstockfor Santa’s belt along with a square of Gold Glitter Paper for his buckle.
Fill your darling handmade Santa bags with some tasty homemade treats or even a fun little gift. No matter what, this cute bag will be a hit and it’s so quick and easy to create!
January is an exciting month with Close To My Heart. There are many *NEW* and exciting things happening. First of all, January is National Papercrafting Month. To celebrate, CTMH is offering an exclusive Picture My Life (CTMH’s version of pocket scrapbooking) kit called Live Your Day–and it’s only $8.95!
This week’s Tool Time is about Close To My Heart’s scrapbooking program called Picture My Life. These delightful cards come in an array of themes and colors and are not only great for quick scrapbooking, but easy card making, too! Watch this video to learn more about the Picture My Life Program.
This week’s Tool Time is all about Close To My Heart’s variety of punches–including the Corner Rounder. Watch this short video to learn about the benefits of the punches as well as some unique ways to use them on your projects.
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.
More about me...