Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

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:





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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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Care & Use of CTMH My Acrylix Stamps

CTMH My Acrylix Stamps

If you are new to the world of stamping or maybe just would love some great tips on using Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix Stamps–as well as how to care for them–this is the video for you!

And the timing couldn’t be better for this tutorial/refresher since we are currently celebrating Stampaganza–which means for every 2 stamp sets you purchase, you get one FREE!  Woo hoo!  Be sure to check out all our wonderful stamp sets on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.


Aloha Sunbeam Style Card

Aloha Sunbeam Card

Today’s card is a perfect one for summer.  It will no doubt make you smile with it’s cheery color selection and use of the Sunbeam Technique.  I received this card from Rita Pfingsten.  I love how she painted her flowers using our Watercolor Paints.  She even added some sparkle with our Clear Shimmer Brush (unfortunately, I didn’t capture the beauty it creates!)

Here is a listing of the products she used to create this stunning card:





To purchase one of these products or any other Close To My Heart product, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Creative Ways to Use Re-inkers

Close To My Heart Re-inkers

The June Special with Close To My Heart–Create the Rainbow–seems like the perfect time to explore all the possibilities with re-inkers.  With so many beautiful colors and several fun techniques you can do with each, you’re sure to fall in love!

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Missing You Card

Shell Sentiments Card

Today as I was looking through the swap cards I recently received for CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog, I realized how I rarely get to show off all the beautiful cards made by my fellow swappers.  So I decided for the next several weeks I’m going to show off as many as I can!  I have no doubt you’ll find some great inspiration in these cards!

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Argyle Favor Box

Argyle Favor Box

Close To My Heart released a *NEW* Favor Box die in their Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog earlier last month.  It is a really fun one and so easy to put together! Continue reading