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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.

Donut Happy Birthday Card

Birthday Donut Card

I just can’t stop creating with this set!  It’s so darn fun.  And with a matching die set, it couldn’t get any easier to create simple, fun and adorable cards.

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

The Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle comes with 12 fun images and 3 coordinating die shapes.  Plus, it’s 25% off this month.  It doesn’t get much sweeter than that! =)

Sugar Rush Washi Pack Z3311

The coordinating Sugar Rush Washi Pack was perfect for creating a simple background to my card.

Close-up Donut Birthday Card

Our Kraft Cardstock is the perfect paper for creating these donuts (in my opinion at least.)  Simply cut out the donut shape with the die and you are all set to start decorating it.  But since you do have the stamp set, you could absolutely stamp the donut in Cashmere or Desert Sand ink depending on how dark you wanted your donut to be.

I think what I love so much about this set though, is the ability to layer to create some more visual appeal to these donuts.  By wet embossing, it added a nice shine which to me is more reminiscent of donut glaze–perfection!  And of course you can’t forget the sprinkles!

Sugar Rush Dots Z3310

My final touch was to add the pretty Sugar Rush Dots.  These glittery adhesive-backed gems are so beautiful.  I’ve gone through several packages of them already!

Donut Birthday Card

You should check out the entire Sugar Rush Collection.  I know you’ll fall in love with the papers and all the beautiful embellishment options.


Happy Pi Day 2017!

Pie Card

Today is March 14 or in other words–Pi Day!  I wonder if places like Marie Callender’s see a big increase in pie sales today!? =)

I know in my home it’s always a request my kids make of me on this day each year–“bake pie, mom!”  So today, on one of our warmer days–80+ degrees–I baked a pie for my kids to enjoy.

Closeup of Pie Card

I also whipped up this quick card to commemorate the day.  Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Year Round Cheer Stamp Set (2012 Retired Stamp of the Month)

Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle

  • Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle (Z3300)
  • Cocoa Stamp Pad (Z2814)
  • Sorbet Stamp Pad (Z2864)
  • Sorbet Cardstock (X5751)
  • Cocoa Cardstock (X5642)
  • Colonial White Cardstock (1388)

Dreamin' Big Paper Pack

  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack (X7218B) I used one of the pocket cards in this paper pack
  • Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
  • Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
  • Round Sponge (Z697)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)

This card went together especially fast with the help of both the Circle Thin Cuts and the Sugar Rush Thin Cuts for the pennant.  And don’t forget–all month long ALL Thin Cuts (including those bundled with coordinating stamp sets) are 25% off!  Awesome deal!

Enjoy your Pi Day!

Save with CTMH’s Thin Cuts All Month Long

March CTMH Cut It Out Special

Are you crazy for dies?  If so, this month’s special with Close To My Heart is perfect for you!  All month long you’ll save 25% on all Thin Cuts dies.  Nice, right?

But wait!  It’s not just for our stand-alone dies.  The special is also for our bundles containing a coordinating stamp set.

Check out our entire selection of CTMH dies on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE and save on all your favorites before the month is over.