Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

Choose Joy Shaker Card

Choose Joy Shaker Card

Shaker cards are so fun to create.  And now with Close To My Heart’s Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts dies, they are super easy to create as well!

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Beware Halloween Ghost Card

Beware Halloween Ghost Card

Today’s card is one I received from one of my Close To My Heart team members, Deb Mandac.  It’s a wonderful example of a simple yet stunning Gate Fold Card.

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Perfectly Centered & Aligned Scrapbook Titles

How to stamp perfectly centered and aligned titles + a bonus ombrè technique! 🍑#ctmh #stamping #ombre #papercraft #scrapbooking #closetomyheart

Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

Today I’m sharing this fabulous 5-minute video showing you how easy it can be to center and align your scrapbook titles.  I  love how it shows the benefits of our VersaMat (from using it as a ruler/grid to utilizing it’s spongy back side for stamping.)

CTMH VersaMat

If you’d like to purchase any of the items showcased in this video, here are direct links to each product.

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Witching Hour Halloween Card

Witching Hour Halloween Card

Today’s card is one that shows how quickly a card can come together with Close To My Heart’s coordinating products.

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How to Make an Impossible Card

For the Love of Crafting Impossible Card

Today’s project is one where the name is simply so deceiving–it’s called the Impossible Card but truthfully it’s so impossibly simple to do!  Usually, my love of crafting resonates strongly with my daughter but this card was way more in my son’s wheelhouse this time around.  This design is based on a popular magic trick called the Hypercard Illusion trick and is one he himself has done (but it didn’t look as pretty!)  Today I’m going to show you how simple it is to do so you can create your own.

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How to Make a Right Angle Fold Over Card

Central Park Right Angle Card

Last week I shared how I turned a “fail” on creating a Right Angle Fold Over Card into a success.  I was inspired to create my own Right Angle Card after I received this one from Elizabeth Hawley.  So today I’m going to share with you how simple it is to create a Right Angle Fold Over Card as well as how to create the Double Triangle Pocket Card I initially thought was a fail!

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Happy National Failures Day!

Beautiful Life Window Panes Card

Today, August 15th is National Failures Day! That’s right… it’s a day to celebrate failures!  Seems a little weird, right?  But it’s actually a pretty good thing.  In fact, the teacher my kids had the last 2 years of school taught their whole class that the word fail actually stands for:

F=first

A=attempt

I=in

L=learning

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Birthday Card with Origami Fold Window

Birthday Origami Card

While today’s card has an origami fold to it (which can sometimes be intimidating for some), the design overall is quite simple and clean.  I used this month’s Stamp of the Month, Highlight Reel, to make it.

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