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Bloom Where You Are Planted Card

Bloom Where You are Planted Card

Today’s card is one that was created by Janice Hodgkin.  I received it in a card swap I participate in with each new catalog release.  I instantly loved that it was created using the same pattern I recently used from the *NEW* Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.  You can see my post with my card HERE. 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

Let Love Grow Card

Let Love Grow Card

Today I have another project to share that uses the January Stamp of the Month–Bloom & Grow. Continue reading

Thanks Flower Card


Thanks Flower Card

Today’s card is another I created with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies.  I truly love this set and have used it SO many times already.  Continue reading

Welcome Spring Card

Welcome Spring Card

Today it’s rainy and pretty dreary where I live.  But I actually like it.  It’s a change in weather, something I feel like there isn’t enough of in California (it’s important to note that I grew up in the Midwest so I am accustomed to some pretty dramatic weather changes!)

CTMH Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack

I felt like this card offered some great hope for a beautiful spring.  Plus, I’m absolutely in love with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection!  Check out those beautiful patterns!

CTMH's Welcome Spring Stamp Set

And you can’t go wrong with a stamp set called Welcome Spring!  (I also really love the “Sunny days” sentiment!  Several people have already pointed out this stamp set to me because of my blog name.  I just need to mask off the “s” from the image and I’ll be good to go!) 🙂


Make It From Your Heart Volume 4

I designed this card using CTMH’s *NEW* Make It From Your Heart Volume 4–it’s all about cards!  Yep, 54 pages of wonderful inspiration for cards.  The new collection contains 24 new patterns simple enough that you can create cards quick and easy, but also with room to embellish to your heart’s desire.

Welcome Spring Card Closeup

I used the soft colors in this paper collection (Juniper, Fern and Glacier) along with Sponge Daubers to ink up the sentiment.  It makes for a nice multi-colored image and is easy enough to do.

Welcome Spring Card Layers

I love the look of the angles in this pattern and felt this ribbon cutout from CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection was a perfect focal point for the card.  And the final touch was 2 small Bitty Sparkles (love these gems, but you definitely need to use a pair of Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors or a pair of Tweezers with them!)

Be sure to check out all the new crafty goodness in Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog that was just released.  I have no doubt you’ll fall in love with an item or two (or ten!)

Holiday Snow Globe Card

Snowman Cards

The only thing better than making handmade cards for friends and family is receiving a handmade card!  I love seeing all the creativity that is poured into making a handmade card.  I especially love this card I received from one of my teammates, Elizabeth.

Snow Globe Card

The idea of using a circle behind the snow globe is genius!  It’s a subtle addition but adds nice dimension and a better illusion of a real snow globe.  And the icing on the cake is that it is an incredibly easy thing to do!

Close up Snow Globe Card

You could even make it easier by using our exclusive snow globe die set with the Warmest Wishes Stamp Set.  This will make cutting out your snow globe quick and easy.

Warmest Wishes Stamp + Die Set

Just cut out a circle with a circle die, your Cricut machine or similar and add it behind your cut out snow globe and you have an amazing real-life looking snow globe!

A Little Bit of Pun Card

December Stamp of the Month A Little Bit of Pun

A Little Bit of Pun December Stamp of the Month

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s Stamp of the Month for December yet?  It’s super fun with all the different puns and coordinating images.

I Like You a Watt Pun Card

I created this card using the set.  It was quick and easy to create but super cute, I think.

Closeup Like You a Watt Card

You can’t initially tell from my photo but after coloring in the light bulb, I went over it with CTMH’s Clear Shimmer Brush to give it a little added sparkle.

Closeup Like You a Watt Pun Card

To further enhance the feeling of light bursting from the bulb, I also traced the lines with the Clear Shimmer Brush.  It helps draw your eye to the focal point a little more.

Layers of I like You a Watt Pun Card

Finally, the last detail I did to really draw your eye to the cute light bulb was to add layers and a little bit of dimension with our Thin 3-D Foam Tape.  If you don’t currently own any dimensional tape–you should!  It’s truly a staple I use over and over.  I especially love that Close To My Heart not only offers a traditional 3-D Foam Tape but also a Thin 3-D Foam Tape for just a little lift.  And if that wasn’t awesome enough, there is also the option to get both in a “dot” form as well!

There’s still time to grab your own A Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set.  It’s available through December 31st.  Plus, it could be yours for only $5!  Yep, it’s only $5 when you spend $50 or more on Close To My Heart products.  You can check it all out on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.