A Quick & Easy DIY Gratitude Journal

A Quick & Easy DIY Gratitude Journal

Today I want to share a quick & easy DIY Gratitude Journal idea. While Thanksgiving and the month of November tend to be the traditional time to reflect on what you are thankful for, you really could use this idea any time of the year. Any time is a great time for gratitude! Step 1: … Read more A Quick & Easy DIY Gratitude Journal

DIY Candy Bouquet

DIY Candy Bouquets

Today I wanted to share this DIY Candy Bouquet. These creations were made with the help of my sister-in-law for the “Sweet 16” celebration for my kids. They are pretty darn easy to create. Plus, they can be really low cost too as I found nearly all the supplies at the Dollar Tree. Gotta love … Read more DIY Candy Bouquet

DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat

DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat

Want to know how you can make an easy DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat? Yesterday was the first day of school at the elementary school where I work. So of course I couldn’t resist using Close To My Heart’s August Stamp of the Month to create some fun surprises for some co-workers. I used some Mini … Read more DIY Appreciation Popcorn Treat

Do What You Love Card

CTMH Do What You Love Card

For this week’s Mail It Monday, I have this super easy to create Do What You Love Card. This card can literally be put together in just a couple of minutes. Seriously! First, I grabbed my In Full Bloom Picture My Life Cards. While these cards were originally designed for quick & easy pocket scrapbooking, … Read more Do What You Love Card

Punny Valentine’s Day Treats

CTMH Bee Mine Punny Valentines Treat

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of punny Valentine’s Day treats you can create with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Smitten Collection. Yesterday I shared all about the Smitten Collection–from the cheerful, bright colors and patterns in the papers to the darling stamp set with or without coordinating dies. As you can … Read more Punny Valentine’s Day Treats

Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

Summer Vibes Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Today I wanted to share a fun Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder tutorial. This is a super easy & quick project that can be jazzed up as much as desired. While Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares fit perfectly in this pouch, so would tea bags or other small treats. You can also choose to use the 2nd … Read more Double Pouch Ghiradelli Treat Holder Tutorial

DIY Easter Projects for You & Your Kids!

Celebrate Easter Basket

Angle View My Peeps Easter Treat Holder

Today’s inspiration is all about preparing for Easter.  This morning my daughter asked me if we would be doing anything for Easter since we didn’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day.  (I generally try to decorate our home, even if it’s only a tiny amount, as well as to do or make something a little extra special for that particular holiday to make it more memorable.)  Well, with all that is going on around the world with COVID-19, I admit our St. Patrick’s Day didn’t quite live up to past ones.

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Virtual Classes & Craft Tutorials

SunnyDay Sessions Project Samples

SunnyDay Sessions Project Samples

We all are spending a little more time at home these days with the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.  As crafters, we’ve been preparing for this day.  If you’re like me, you have tons of supplies just waiting to be used.  Now is the perfect time to look through that stash of craft supplies and put them to good use!  And we want to help you do that!

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Make a Shamrock from Be Mine Heart Banner Kit

CTMH Be Mine Shamrock

CTMH Be Mine Heart Banner Kit

Close To My Heart currently has this super fun Wooden Heart Banner Kit available.  It’s called the Be Mine Kit.  While it most definitely makes an adorable banner, I saw another wonderful possibility that I want to share with you today!

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DIY All Around Creativity “Create” Clock

CTMH "Create" Wreath Kit

CTMH All Around Creativity "Create" Clock

Last week I shared my “Create” clock I created with Close To My Heart’s All Around Creativity Wreath Kit.  As promised, here is the tutorial on how I put it together.  Please note that while the special for National Papercrafting Month is no longer happening, you can still grab your favorite wreath kit and create your very own clock along with me!  

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NEW Online Craft Community

SunnyDay Sessions with the Baldwins

I’m so excited to share this news with you! It’s a fresh, new crafty experience for 2020–and it’s going to be AWESOME!! If 2020 has you looking for inspiration, project tutorials, tips & techniques and a great crafty connection, you want to join our *NEW* SunnyDay Sessions with the Baldwins Community! I’ve teamed up with … Read more NEW Online Craft Community

A Quick & Beautiful Holiday Card

CTMH Happy Holidays Card

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been sharing holiday project tutorials with those who’ve signed up for our mailing list.  So far we’ve shared 5 holiday card ideas and are in the middle of our gift ideas (tomorrow will be the 3rd gift idea.)  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so before tomorrow at 1 pm (PDT) and receive the remaining project tutorials. 

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DIY Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

CTMH Frightful Friends Tall Halloween Treat Pouch

Happy Halloween!  Today there are no tricks, just treats for you!  I’m going to show you how you can create these cute (and easy) Tall Treat Pouches.  While my sample today is Halloween themed, I can easily see this project duplicated for Christmas and filled with candy canes or other tall treats for the holiday.  Grab your favorite patterned paper, your Paper Trimmer, some strong double-sided adhesive and a Bone Folder and let’s get started.

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Fall is in the Air

CTMH Autumn is in the Air Card

CTMH October Stamp of the Month Autumn Air

It’s the final few days to grab the Close To My Heart October Stamp of the Month, Autumn Air.  This stamp set has a great variety of images–from outline and solid leaf images to sentiments and even a fun border image.

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