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Bloom Where You Are Planted Card

Bloom Where You are Planted Card

Today’s card is one that was created by Janice Hodgkin.  I received it in a card swap I participate in with each new catalog release.  I instantly loved that it was created using the same pattern I recently used from the *NEW* Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.  You can see my post with my card HERE. Continue reading

Floral Thank You Card with Vellum

Vellum Thanks Card

Today’s card is SO pretty.  It’s the simple addition of vellum that just really packs a punch.  Continue reading

Bee Mine Pleated Card

Bee Mine Pleated Card

It’s a little less than a month until Valentine’s Day.  It’s the perfect time to start making those handmade cards for your sweetheart!   Continue reading

Let Love Grow Card

Let Love Grow Card

Today I have another project to share that uses the January Stamp of the Month–Bloom & Grow. Continue reading

Thanks Flower Card

 

Thanks Flower Card

Today’s card is another I created with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies.  I truly love this set and have used it SO many times already.  Continue reading

January Stamp of the Month Gift Card Box

CTMH Gift Card Box die

It’s confession time.  When I first looked through the new Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog, the first item I was over-the-moon for was the *NEW* Gift Card Box Thin Cuts die.  I love creating 3-D items and I am definitely developing an obsession for dies.  Put the two together, like CTMH did, and it’s pure magic.  Not only do you get the die for the box, but you get additional dies to create windows for the box or for tags or maybe you just use these for totally different projects all together.  You definitely are getting more bang for your money!

January Stamp of the Month Bloom & Grow

I was super excited to create my first box using this die!  I decided to pair it with the January Stamp of the Month–Bloom & Grow.  The seed packet image in this set is simply gorgeous.  I’ve yet to use it (I did think about using it as the cover to my box using it sideways; but it just didn’t work right so it’ll be for another project!)

January Stamp of the Month Gift Card Box

I decided to use some of the smaller images to create my own patterned paper (I started with the Stripe Glacier Paper in the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection.)  I used Sweet Leaf , Glacier and Juniper inks.  I cut out the stamped Stripe Glacier Paper using the rectangle die (but you could definitely cut it out with your trimmer, too.)  I then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the oval die.

January Stamp of the Month Box Side View

I adhered the papers a little off center for a little more visual appeal.  And then added a cute little bow using the *NEW* Light Grey Ribbon (I love ribbon.  And this ribbon is pretty awesome.  It’s a nice weight grosgrain.)

January Stamp of the Month Gift Card Box Front View

Perhaps the best detail (in my opinion) is the White Pearl.  Even though this die has the perfect tab/slot closure, I instantly saw a little gem or something as a finishing detail to this box.  I do really think it finishes it off nicely.

Inside January Stamp of the Month box

Last, but not least, you can’t forget the inside of the box, right?  I cut out another one of the patterns from the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection and lined the inside of the box.  It makes for a pretty impression when you open up the box!

While these boxes are perfectly sized to hold a gift card, there’s no reason you couldn’t add a small packet of seeds in this darling box.  But a gift card to a nursery to pick out already established plants would be nice, too!

To shop for supplies to create your own box, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Welcome Spring Card

Welcome Spring Card

Today it’s rainy and pretty dreary where I live.  But I actually like it.  It’s a change in weather, something I feel like there isn’t enough of in California (it’s important to note that I grew up in the Midwest so I am accustomed to some pretty dramatic weather changes!)

CTMH Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack

I felt like this card offered some great hope for a beautiful spring.  Plus, I’m absolutely in love with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection!  Check out those beautiful patterns!

CTMH's Welcome Spring Stamp Set

And you can’t go wrong with a stamp set called Welcome Spring!  (I also really love the “Sunny days” sentiment!  Several people have already pointed out this stamp set to me because of my blog name.  I just need to mask off the “s” from the image and I’ll be good to go!) 🙂

 

Make It From Your Heart Volume 4

I designed this card using CTMH’s *NEW* Make It From Your Heart Volume 4–it’s all about cards!  Yep, 54 pages of wonderful inspiration for cards.  The new collection contains 24 new patterns simple enough that you can create cards quick and easy, but also with room to embellish to your heart’s desire.

Welcome Spring Card Closeup

I used the soft colors in this paper collection (Juniper, Fern and Glacier) along with Sponge Daubers to ink up the sentiment.  It makes for a nice multi-colored image and is easy enough to do.

Welcome Spring Card Layers

I love the look of the angles in this pattern and felt this ribbon cutout from CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection was a perfect focal point for the card.  And the final touch was 2 small Bitty Sparkles (love these gems, but you definitely need to use a pair of Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors or a pair of Tweezers with them!)

Be sure to check out all the new crafty goodness in Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog that was just released.  I have no doubt you’ll fall in love with an item or two (or ten!)

New Year & New CTMH Catalog!

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog

Happy 2018!  Are you ready for all the wonderful things that await you in the new year? How about some amazing *NEW* Close To My Heart products?!?  That’s right, today brand new products from CTMH were released in the *NEW* 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.

Stargazer Scrapbooking Stamp Set

From awesome new stamp sets…

CTMH Carry-all Case

to gorgeous new organization pieces, you are sure to fall in love!

Grab your favorite tasty beverage and find a comfy spot to check out all the goodness found in the *NEW* 2018 Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.