Relax Card

CTMH No Worries

Ah, the lazy days of summer! Here in Southern California we are blessed with warm evenings, cool ocean breezes, and plenty of sand and palm trees. The “Relax” card was inspired by just that… sand, surf, and summer. Made with the No Worries Paper Packet from Close To My Heart, the beautiful blues, greens, and browns of these papers are perfect for summer or vacation cards, scrapbook pages, or paper projects.

I used White Daisy cardstock (included in the packet), and cut it into a standard 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. The patterned paper for the top portion of the card (palm trees) was cut 5.5″ x 1.5″, and the bottom paper (blue waves) was cut 5.5″ x 2.5″. A small 5.5″ x 1.5″ strip of tan patterned paper was cut to separate the top from bottom.

CTMH No Worries

I cut the “Relax” sentiment from one of the patterned cardstock sheets, and attached it with 3D foam tape.

CTMH No Worries

The palm tree circles were also cut from one of the pieces of patterned paper, and cut with a 1″ circle punch. To make them pop, I distressed around the edges, exposing the white paper core. The bottom circle was adhered directly to the paper, and the top circle is mounted on 3D foam tape. I took 3 small strips of patterned paper and dove-tailed them to finish off the card.

Thanks for joining me today.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Axing for Trouble Card

CTMH Jack Paper Packet card

As a card maker, I always lean towards colorful, glittery, feminine cards that are full of bling. But, we can’t forget about the men in our lives. So, today, I would like to share a masculine card! The “Axing for Trouble” card was made with the Jack Paper Packet from Close To My Heart.

I used White Daisy cardstock (included in the packet), and cut it into a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. The patterned paper for the top portion of the card (lumberjack paper) was cut 4.25″ x 2.5″, and the bottom paper (black wood cord) was cut 4.25″ x 3″. A small 4.25″ x 0.5″ strip of plaid paper was cut to separate the top from bottom.

CTMH Jack Paper Packet card

Before attaching the bottom patterned paper, I cut out the “Axing for Trouble” sentiment and adhered it to the card base. I lined up where I wanted the sentiment to peek through before gluing it down. I cut a hole in the black wood cord paper approximately where the middle of the sentiment lined up, and then ripped the paper on top of the sentiment, exposing all of the words. I like that the exposed white paper inside of the black gave it a look similar to the rings on cut wood.

CTMH Jack Paper Packet Card

To finish off the card, I added a little bling. And if it feels like you are being watched, blame it on the small bling eyes that I added to one of the lumberjacks.

Thanks for joining me today.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

 

CTMH July Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet

CTMH July 2017 Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet

The CTMH July Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet, features 26 versatile stamps that are just perfect for any layout, card, or project where letters are needed!

This D-size stamp set is available from July 1 – 31, 2017 only. You can purchase it outright for $17.95, or purchase $50 or more in any Close To My Heart products and get it for only $5!

Let’s take a look at some corporate projects featuring this stamp set:

Storybook Alphabet: Scrapbook Page

CTMH July SOTM Storybook Alphabet

Storybook Alphabet: Card

CTMH July SOTM Storybook Alphabet

You can view the entire stamp set here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid

CTMH July Promotions

Welcome July and not one, but two, new promotions from CTMH this month!

First, we have the Stampaganza promotion…

CTMH Stampaganza Celebration 2017

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and Hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the Hostess offer here.


Additionally, we have a special promotion featuring some brand new products…
CTMH Canadian Cricut Celebration Bundle

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, save on the Canadian Celebration Bundle, featuring the newly released Cricut Hello Canada digital collection!

This bundle includes the following products:
1 – My Acrylix Canada 150 stamp set
12 – cardstock sheets (4 Mink, 1 Willow, 2 Cranberry, 1 Black, 3 White Daisy, and 1 Linen)
1 – Cricut Hello Canada digital collection

Check out the entire collection here.


Finally, we have the July Stamp of the Month set…CTMH July 2017 Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet

A full alphabet set! This set is not to be missed… particularly at the $5 price point. Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set, featuring 26 stamps, for $17.95, or for only $5 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Full details here.


Happy savings!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

January SOTM Valentine Card

I love Valentine’s Day! Not only is Valentine’s Day one big love-fest with pretty hearts, chocolates, and flowers, BUT… it’s also my birthday! I am always excited to see the new Close To My Heart Valentine’s stamp set that comes out every January, and this year did not disappoint.

The January Stamp of the Month (SOTM) set this year is called Adore You, and features 12 stamps. To see some CTMH corporate artwork with this set, see my post here.

Today, I am featuring the first project that I made with the set, Be mine, Valentine.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I made this card with a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ white card base, and papers from the Sugar Rush Paper Packet. The papers from this packet contain beautiful pinks and reds, but also some very colorful pages featuring sweet treats, such as donuts, sprinkles, and popsicles.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I stamped the heart from the Adore You set onto the pink patterned paper in black ink. The flowers were hand-colored with colored pencils. The “Be Mine” sentiment was stamped in Pomegranate ink.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I attached the heart with foam tape to make it pop off the card, and then added 3 Sugar Rush Dots for some sparkle. This card was simple to put together, so go ahead and make multiple for Valentine’s Day!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid

CTMH September Promotion

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world.

The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day!

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! Watch the hashtag #createkindness on Instagram and Facebook to see what acts of kindness these little cards are inspiring, and join the conversation by posting some pictures of your own!

Create Kindness Card Kit

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

The Create Kindness card kit includes 24 pre-printed card bases with envelopes, 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, all packed snugly in the My Acrylix Mini Stamp Organizer. This entire bundle is on sale for only $46.95! There is also the option to purchase separate card bases to make additional cards.

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

Create some kindness, then share the love!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid

CTMH September Stamp of the Month

The CTMH September Stamp of the Month: Blessed Beyond Measure, features 19 versatile stamps!

This D-size stamp set is available from September 1 – 30, 2016 only. You can purchase it outright for $17.95, or purchase $50 or more in any Close To My Heart products and get it for only $5!

Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp Set

CTMH September Stamp of the Month

Let’s take a look at some corporate projects featuring this stamp set:

Blessed Beyond Measure: Card

CTMH September Stamp of the Month

You can view the entire stamp set here, or purchase it here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid