Birthday Twist and Pop Card

Twist & Pop Birthday Card

I love the Twist and Pop style cards.  They definitely aren’t the thinnest card to mail, but they have such a fun “wow” factor to them which makes them so irresistible to make! This birthday twist and pop card is one we are creating in this month’s Technique Time Class.  I love the bright cheery … Read more Birthday Twist and Pop Card

From the Notebook Card

From the Notebook July SOTM Card

From the Notebook July SOTM Card

This card not only uses this month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the MonthFrom the Notebook, but also several items that will be retiring at the end of this month.  It’s a great time to snatch up these items before they are discontinued!

July 2016 From the Notebook Stamp Set

The first thing I did was cut out the notebook paper from the Cricut Artbooking Collection–I mean how could you pass up pairing the stamp set with this awesome cut!?!

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Share the Love Valentine’s Box

Open Share the Love Valentine's Box

Open Share the Love Valentine's Box

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that is straight from the heart and easy, too?  Make this adorable little box and fill it with your sweetheart’s favorite candies!

This is one of the projects I made with my Stamp Club this month.  It’s as simple as a few cuts, a few scores and then some embellishing!  

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Balloon Animals Pinwheel Card

Close-up of Balloon Animals Pinwheel Card

February Stamp of the Month Card

It’s a new month–time for another new Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart!  This month’s Balloon Animals Stamp Set is an adorable one.  You get 13 images perfect for a fun celebration.

CTMH's February Stamp of the Month

I was so excited to use this stamp set because of it’s playful nature.  It seemed perfect for using googly eyes–and who doesn’t love a pair of googly eyes! 

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Close To My Heart January Specials

Beloved Bouquet Card

January 2016 Special Live Your Day

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!

CTMH Live Your Day Picture My Life Cards

This Live Your Day Collection coordinates beautifully with our *NEW* Everyday Life Planners that were just released last month.  

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Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving Treat Place Cards

Thanksgiving Treat Place Cards

Want a fun way to create place cards for Thanksgiving dinner this year?  Why not try one of these adorable (and easy!) treat containers that would be perfect for a place card.  They can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.

Turkey Hershey Kiss Treat

This one we created in my Stamp Club this month.  I loved using our beautiful Fundamentals Papers–they make it look so elegant without any extra work!

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Cheers, 2016!

Cheers 2016 Card

Yes, you read that right!  Close To My Heart’s November Stamp of the Month is geared toward preparing for the New Year–2016! While the stamp set definitely is designed for using in celebration of the new year, you can utilize it in other ways, too. It’d be great for layouts (nice little journaling lines!) or … Read more Cheers, 2016!

Paper Garden Card

Paper Garden Card

Close To My Heart’s September Stamp of the Month is absolutely beautiful!  The Paper Garden Stamp Set comes with 9 unique images for making stunning cards, layouts or other home decor pieces. As is true with every Stamp of the Month, if you spend $50, you can get this stamp set for only $5!! Would … Read more Paper Garden Card

An Online Card Swap

Hello Friend Card

National Swap Ideas Day - September 10

Tomorrow is National Swap Ideas Day!  It’s a day that encourages people to share creative or helpful ideas–perfect for us crafters, right?!?  So I thought it’d be fun to do an online card swap. We can virtually swap card projects with each other.  Sounds fun, right?  Here is my ‘swap’ for you:

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CTMH Cricut Artistry–It’s Here!

Framed SOTM Cricut Artistry Card

CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection

It’s here!  Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Cricut Collection–Cricut Artistry. And guess what?  You can purchase the collection in it’s traditional format with a cartridge and booklet OR you can choose the Cricut Artistry Digital Download option.  Both options contain:

  • 700 images
  • 3 coordinating stamp sets
  • a pack of 20 sheets of cardstock (2 sheets each of 10 different colors!)

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Amazing Cricut Artiste Card

Amazing Cricut Artiste Card

Amazing Cricut Artiste Card

Today’s card is another project that my Stamp Club created this month.  The design is perfect for using up scraps.  Plus, it showcases Shimmer Trim and our Paper Fundamentals beautifully!

Basic Paper Fundamentals

Our Paper Fundamentals are beautiful–and often overlooked–double-sided cardstock that have the same design on both sides.  One side features a glossy resist pattern while the other side is matte/traditional cardstock created with the same pattern in the selected color with white.

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Upcycled Toilet Paper Roll Project

Life Is Wonderful Treat Tube

Life Is Wonderful Treat Tube

As promised earlier this week, here is an upcycled project I created using this month’s Stamp of the MonthLife Is Wonderful.  It’s a little treat container!  I reinforced the base using a cut out circle and some Liquid Glass.   Fill it with whatever treat you’d like and then wrap it in some tissue paper (a perfect square works nicely!)  Tie the top closed–I used some Glacier Extra Thick Twine.  I unraveled the twine to make it a little more substantial–a fun and easy technique.

Now comes the fun part–

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Ice Cream Dream

Inside Ice Cream Dream Money Card

Ice Cream Dream Money Holder

The Stamp of the MonthIce Cream Dream–from Close To My Heart is an absolute must-have!  This set is so adorable and just perfect for summer–whether making cards, layouts or even 3-D items.

June 2015 SOTM Ice Cream Dream

This style of card for holding money or a check was requested by one of my Stamp Club members so I designed it using this month’s Stamp of the Month. How perfect would it be to give this card with some cash in it for someone special to go and grab some ice cream on a hot day?! 

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My #1 Paper Crafting Time-Saving Tip!

3 Happy Birds Embossed Cards

Happy Birds Embossed Card We are all short on time, right?  And for many of us with school out for the summer, we have even less time!  Our schedules become tighter than usual.  So how can we still create fabulous things with less time?  Here’s my great time-saving tip…

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Just Sayin’ Card

Just Sayin' Hello Card

It’s the final few days to get your hands on Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month—Just Sayin‘.  This set of 14 images has sentiments and trendy images perfect for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. I created this card for my Stamping on Saturday Class as well as my monthly Stamp Club.  It’s a … Read more Just Sayin’ Card

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