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Storybook Alphabet Dream Card

July CTMH Stamp of the Month Storybook Alphabet

Close To My Heart’s July Stamp of the MonthStorybook Alphabet is a fun, whimsical alphabet set.  It’s perfect to stamp and leave as is, or to grab your markers, colored pencils or even watercolor paints and have fun coloring the letters in for maximum impact!

Storybook Alpha Dream Card

My card today was quick and easy to put together–the longest part was coloring in the letters with my ShinHan Markers!

Closeup of Storybook Alpha Dream Card

And here’s a trick for you if you’re out of 3-D Foam Tape, layer your paper.  I cut out my cloud image 4 times using the Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Thin Cuts cloud die.   I glued them together using Bonding Memories adhesive.  I sponged some Glacier ink around the edges with a sponge dauber for added dimension.  Finally, I took the Clear Shimmer Brush and covered the entire cloud for some fun shimmer and sparkle.

Here’s a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set (July Stamp of the Month) (S1707)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Glacier Stamp Pad (Z2841)
  • Little Dreamer Paper Pack (X7219B)
  • Little Dreamer Coordinating Cardstock (X7219D)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts (Z3334)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • Sponge Daubers (Z726)
  • Bonding Memories (1512)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker (Z2452)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
  • Leaf Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
  • Vivid Green ShinHan Marker (Z2466)
  • Peony Purple ShinHan Marker (Z2462)

Remember, you can get the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set for only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.  That’s an amazing savings; regular retail price for the stamp set is $17.95.  The Stamp of the Month is only available during the month it debuts.  If you like it, get it now!  Come next Tuesday, August 1st, there will be a brand new Stamp of the Month to enjoy.

To purchase the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Summer Twist Fold Gift Card Holder

Summer Twist Fold Gift Card Holder

Today’s card is one from our Spring Fling Event.  It’s a fun way to present a gift card. Plus, it has a fun look with the twist fold!

We used a couple of techniques with this card aside from the fun fold.  I took 3 sponge daubers to apply the ink to create the multi-colored beach umbrella.  Also, I added some beautiful shine and sparkle to the starfish images with our Gold Shimmer Brush (hard to tell in the photo!)  The Scallop Border (Scallop Punch is now retired) adds a nice feel of ocean waves to the pocket.  The other touch I added to the card that fits in nicely with a worn beach look is to distress the edges of some of the papers.  I used the blade of my scissors, but to be safer, you should use our Edge Distresser to achieve this look.  Plus, with so many blade edges on this tool, it’ll last you a long time! Perfect for distressing many, many projects =)

Inside Summer Twist Fold Gift Card Holder

I kept the look going on the inside of the card, which has another pocket perfect for a gift card, a little note card or both!

CTMH No Worries Paper Pack

Close To My Heart’s No Worries Paper Pack and

No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies

No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies makes this card come together easily.

To create your own fun summer-themed projects, be sure to grab CTMH’s No Worries Papers before they are gone (items from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Mini Catalog are good through August 31st or while supplies last.)  You can get these and other CTMH products on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Card

In celebration of today, I wanted to share this 4th of July card I created.  I combined patterned papers from CTMH’s No Worries and Jack Paper Collections and used the Fourth of July Stamp.

Closeup 4th of July Card

I really like how it turned out!

Layered Star on 4th of July Card

I especially like my layered star I created with the Basic Star Thin Cuts and White Burlap Ribbon (I cut the strands apart in order to make a more delicate look.)

I hope you enjoy your 4th of July!


Quick & Easy Goody Bags


CTMH Convention 2017

Today marks the start of CTMH’s Annual Convention–well, actually, today is Leadership Day and Day 1 of Convention begins tomorrow.  But even if you’re not attending Leadership (which I am & am so excited to be doing so!), you’re traveling to get to Convention and the excitement is surely building.  Many CTMH Consultants will tell you that this occasion is definitely a holiday in their books. An event NOT to be missed.

And this year is even more exciting because Convention is back in Salt Lake City (it hasn’t been there for 10 years!) so they will be offering a Home Office tour to all attendees.  A behind the scenes tour. How exciting!

Single CTMH Convention Goody Bag

There are many standard activities that occur while at Convention aside from the regularly scheduled activities.  Card swapping, Team Meetings/Celebrations, Roomie Gifts, etc.

CTMH Convention Goody Bags

I’m excited to have several of my team members joining me at Convention this year–the most so far!  These are just part of the gifts that I will be giving to each of them.  I wanted to share these today because they were easy to put together, but look super cute!

Closeup Convention Goody Bag

I started with some fun foil star bags I found in Target’s Dollar Spot (that place gets so much of my money; there is always something cute in that section!)  The stars seemed perfect to go with CTMH’s Little Dreamer Collection so I used CTMH’s Retired Cricut Art Philosophy Collection to cut some tags and then stamped and cut out images with the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts die set.

To close it up, I used scraps of the Little Dreamer Paper glued to some basic clothespins with Liquid Glass. Then I added some stars I cut with the *NEW* Stars Basic Shapes Thin Cuts dies using Silver Glitter Paper.  Crazy easy to do and completes the look nicely.  And even better is it doesn’t take any hard to find items to make.  Just some cute bags (you could even make some out of paper you have at home if you liked!) and clothespins (Don’t have any?  Check your local Dollar Store.)

Masculine Treat Box

Masculine Treat Box

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.  Today’s project is the perfect way to package a tasty treat for dad!

CTMH's Jack Paper Pack

Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Jack Paper Collection is perfect for masculine projects–I love it!

Jack Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts Dies

Plus, the fun coordinating Jack Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies is totally the icing on the cake!

In addition to being wonderful for masculine projects–like for Father’s Day!–these papers would be great for Fall projects, too.  Can’t you just see flannel projects with the one pattern?  And what about summer camping trips?  Some great project possibilities for sure.

Be sure to check out the whole Jack Collection as well as the other *NEW* CTMH products on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Thinking of You Card

2017 CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Mini Catalog

There are only 2 more days to shop from Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog. Come Monday, May 1st, items in this catalog will no longer be available (with the exception of a few select items.)

Thinking of You Card

Now is the time to look back through the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog and see if there are any items you can’t live without!  For example, this Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set is definitely a must-have, in my opinion.  Look at this amazing card I created with this set.

Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Stamp Set

Plus, just look at all the useful sentiments contained in this stamp set.  They are perfect for birthdays, thinking of you, a special thank you, or just because.

Open Thinking of You Card

For this card, I used the coordinating Thin Cuts (which are unfortunately already sold out) to create this fun edge to the card. Did you notice the light blue outlines around some of those stamp images?  Those indicate coordinating dies to cut out those images.  No fussy cutting!  Fun, right?


Angled Thinking of You Card

In addition to the fun edge of the card I made, I also did a nice soft, multi-color technique for the wings of the dragonfly.  I finished off the look using our Clear Shimmer Brush over the wings for a slight sparkle to them.  I love these new Shimmer Brushes (we have a Gold Shimmer Brush, too.)  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a photo that captured the subtle beauty, but it’s there!

Close-up of Thinking of You Card

To finish off the card, I embossed with CTMH’s Simple Chevron Embossing Folder and then sanded it.  I love the exposed white core to the cardstock.  It adds more dimension and more texture.

Here’s a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set (C1674)
  • Thistle Stamp Pad (Z2840)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Glacier Stamp Pad (Z2841)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
  • Thistle Cardstock (X5769)
  • Thistle Thick Twine (retired)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • Simple Chevron Embossing Folder (Z3247)
  • Sanding Kit (Z1294)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Micro Glue Dots (Z2089)

If you’d like to purchase any of these items or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy Birthday Card

Twins Rule Birthday Card

If you’re looking for a darling birthday card idea, look no further!  This cute card made by Ramona is simple to make–the toughest part is the fussy cutting.

Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of supplies or fancy techniques to create–just a little creative use of some basic supplies.  I love that she used the Circles Fundamentals pattern along with the Circles Thin Cuts–it all ties together nicely!

Here is a complete list of supplies:

  • Twins Rule Stamp Set (C1675)
  • Short & Sweet Stamp Set (A1189)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Mahogany ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2456)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2452)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Alcohol Marker (Z2464)
  • White Daisy Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (X5762)
  • Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack (Z3253)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)
  • Micro-tip Scissors (Z534)

If you’d like to purchase these or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Tea-rrific Shared Times Card

Tea-rrific Shared Times Card

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I’d share another project created with our March Stamp of the MonthTea-rrific.

March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

For this card, I did a split stamping technique with the stack of teacups from this set.  It’s a fun twist having the stamped image go from a uncolored look on one color of cardstock to a vivid, colored image on the white cardstock.

Here’s a complete list of supplies I used to create this card:

  • Tea-rrific Stamp Set (S1703)
  • Black Memento Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack (X7218B)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Poppy Cardstock (X5779)
  • Pastel Green ShinHan Marker (Z2459)
  • Mahogany ShinHan Marker (Z2456)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Marigold ShinHan Marker (Z2457)
  • Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)

There’s only 1 week left to get the Tea-rrific Stamp Set!  To purchase this stamp set or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.