Tag Archives: Tips and Techniques

Be Kind Eclipse Card

Be Kind Eclipse Card

This month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month, Color Your Life, is a great set to use for creating an Eclipse Card.

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Final Day for Birthday Time

It’s the final day of March which means it’s the final day to grab Close To My Heart’s March Stamp of the Month–Birthday Time!

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April Newsletter Preview

SDM Newsletter Logo

My April Newsletter comes out next Tuesday, April 3rd. There’s a ton of great information in there, including:

  • a step-by-step project tutorial (shared only with my mailing list subscribers!)
  • an amazing adhesive tip for die cut images
  • a first look at my April Create with Kristina Kit
  • a sneak peek at the dreamy May National Scrapbooking Month Special (you are going to be smitten with it!) and
  • more!

The only way to get my newsletter, though, is to be on my mailing list. To get on my mailing list, simply click the yellow “Sign up for the newsletter” button in the upper right-hand corner of my website.  It’s quick and easy!

How to Set Up Your Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine

CCTMH Hostess Cricut Bundle

A little over a week ago I shared information about an exclusive Close To My Heart Hostess Bundle that included getting a Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine.  I thought it might be helpful for those of you interested in getting this bundle (and perhaps those that have purchased the Cricut Explore Air 2 but not set it up yet) to share this video to get you all set up so you can start creating beautiful projects with your Cricut.

If you have questions about getting the exclusive CTMH Cricut Hostess Bundle, feel free to email me.

Love Letters Card

CTMH Love Letter B

Today is the last day of January.  This means it is the last day to grab Close To My Heart’s Stamp of the Month.  It also is the last day to celebrate National Papercrafting Month.  And that means it’s also the last day to get the exclusive Love Letters Kit from Close To My Heart.  While these DIY Monogram Kits are positively stunning (so spectacular in person!) they also make some pretty fabulous cards, too.  It might be worth it to take a second look at these limited-time kits!! Continue reading

January Create with Kristina Kit


January Create with Kristina Kit

Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or any day actually!)  This month’s kit will have you creating 3 darling projects perfect for a loved one.  You’ll create a fun Take-out Box, a Mini Gift Box and a stunning Pleated Card. 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