Everywhere You Go Tag

December SOTM: Cutie Pie


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I can’t get enough of the adorable cupcakes in the December Stamp of the Month set, ‘Cutie Pie’! I tried something a little different today, using summer colors and a small tag, rather than a card.

The tag was cut with my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and then covered in patterned papers from the Seaside Paper Packet.

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The cupcake and sentiment were stamped with Desert Sand ink, colored in with colored pencils, and mounted onto Desert Sand cardstock. The sentiment was popped off the page with foam tape.

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I added gold sequins and bitty sparkles for some bling!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Cyber Monday and Deal of the Decade!

Cyber Monday Special: Save on Cricut Collections!

Cyber Monday

Welcome to Cyber Monday! For the first time EVER, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday deal! Today ONLY, all of the CTMH Cricut Collections are 20% off! That’s a $20 savings on each collection! If you have been thinking, wishing, dreaming, about owning one (or all!) of these fabulous collections, today is the day to get a great deal. If you are unfamiliar with the Cricut Collections, check them out below.

Click on the links to learn more about each collection:

Arfully Sent Cricut Collection

Art Philosophy Cricut Collection

Artbooking Cricut Collection

Artiste Cricut Collection

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Or, go straight to the shopping page here.

 Deal of the Decade!

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Since it’s a new month, Close To My Heart has a new promotion for you as well! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 Idea Book for only $10! That’s up to $7.95 savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price! Once you reach the $50 mark, purchase as many $10 stamp sets as you would like! View Deal of the Decade, here.

Plus, a brand new Stamp of the Month set begins today, so a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month set for only $5.00! I’ll show some projects with this set tomorrow, but here is the 11-stamp “Cutie Pie” set:

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WOW, what great savings! Let’s say that you purchase one of the Cricut Collections today… You would receive $20 off your collection, be eligible to purchase the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, and be able to purchase an unlimited amount of $10 stamp sets, saving up to $7.95 PER set! I wish it was Cyber Monday everyday!

Happy Savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Mini Calendar Tag

Art Philosophy Cut Mini Calendar Tag

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This adorable Mini Calendar stamp can be used for so many things! It is completely customizable and reusable for ANY date. Plus, at only $2.95, it’s a total bargain!

For the tag, I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut a 3.5″ tag out of White Daisy cardstock. All of the patterned paper was from the Brushed Paper Packet. In addition to the Mini Calendar stamp, I used “A Budding Friendship” stamp set to stamp the flower in Hollyhock ink and the leaf in Pear ink.

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I used the ShinHan Touchtwin Marker in Marigold color to circle today’s date. To finish off the tag, I added 3 Clear Sparkles and Pink Shimmer Trim, cut in half lengthwise.

I’ll see you in the craft room,


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October SOTM Christmas Present Card

Christmas Present Card

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Do you own the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Collection? If you do, you will be able to make this quick little card in a snap! Turn to Page 60 in your booklet and let’s get started…

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To make the “Do Not Open” Christmas present Card:

  1. This is a picture of the assembled cuts.
  2. Arrange 2 – 5.5″ presents side-by-side on your Cricut mat, so that the edges are touching at the top of the present (the “lid”). Choose the “weld” function so that the 2 items become 1 when cut. Cut out the image.
  3. Keeping your height at 5.5″, cut the bow.

For my card, I used patterned paper from the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet for the present base, and Cranberry cardstock for the bow. To add a bit of depth and color to the card, I used a sponge dauber to sponge Champagne ink around the edges of the Yuletide Carol paper, and Cranberry ink around the edges and centers of the bow.

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The  “Do Not Open” sentiment was stamped in Cranberry ink onto White Daisy cardstock. The stamp was from the October SOTM (Stamp of the Month) set, “Home for the Holidays,” which is only available until October 31st!

The tag was also cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge… the cutting size to match the stamp was printed right on the carrier sheet of the stamp set. Many of the CTMH stamps are Cricut compatible and all matching cutting sizes are listed next to the stamp for convenience. Once the tag was cut, all I had to do was line up my sentiment and stamp it!

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I used a black journaling pen to make some dots and dashes around the present and bow for some extra interest. To finish off the card, I added 2 Gold Sequins to the bottom of the bow, and a piece of red stretchy cord through my sentiment tag… the exact same cord that I use on my actual Christmas presents! The cord was just tied through the tag and not glued down, as I used foam tape on the back of the tag to pop it off the present and attach it to the card.

I can also envision making smaller versions of these presents (without the card back welded on) to use as tags for Christmas presents this year. How cute!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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October SOTM Polar Bear Card

Cute Polar Bear Card with the CTMH October SOTM

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The CTMH October SOTM (Stamp of the Month) “Home for the Holidays” is such a festive holiday stamp set! But truth be told, it was this cute little polar bear postage stamp that REALLY made me want it! How adorable is this little guy?

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To create this 4.25″ x 5.5″ card, I started with a White Daisy card from the Card and Envelope set. I used the beautiful patterned papers from the Snowhaven Paper Packet to decorate the front of the card and the polar bear frame.

Most of the images in this stamp set are Cricut compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, including the polar bear stamp. First, I cut out the polar bear postage stamp outline – in the recommended size – with my Art Philosophy cartridge. The polar bear was stamped in Cranberry ink onto the pre-cut image. Next, I stamped the image in Glacier ink onto scrap White Daisy cardstock. I cut out the Glacier snowflake background and glued it around the polar bear image to create a different color background.

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Before gluing down the polar bear postage stamp image, I added a strip of Black Shimmer Trim across the width of the card and glued the image on top. To finish it off, I added some cute black enamel stars that I had from the Scaredy Cat Assortment Halloween set!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid

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CTMH Halloween Treat Bags

Quick and Easy Halloween Treat Bags!

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Are you looking to give something a little more special to family, friends, or children this Halloween? These Halloween treat bags are an elegant, yet fun way to share Halloween treats this year! And, they make wonderful TEACHER GIFTS! Although I have made my treat bags with candy corn, they can also be made with any small, round, individually wrapped candy. In fact, the stickers that come in the pack are perfect for attaching to small candies!

Here are a couple of pictures of the treat bags (notice the candies and stickers in the first picture). The second picture shows all of the contents from inside my bag. There is enough product here to make 10 treat bags!

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I purchased the stamp set called, “Sweet Salutations” (see below) to stamp the sentiments on the outside of the bags. (These sentiments will also work for the Christmas treat bags I will be featuring next month.)

The “Enjoy” sentiment was stamped with Thistle ink onto one of the White Daisy cardstock circles from the kit. I even received adhesive-backed foam squares to mount my sentiments onto the bags. I placed a candy corn sticker onto my candy corn package for another burst of color!

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For the next treat bag, I stamped the “Sweet Treats” sentiment in Slate ink onto the circle. Again, I adhered it with foam tape to “pop” off the bag, and placed a “Trick or Treat” sticker on my candy corn bag.

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Halloween will be here before you know it! Make sure to order your Cut Above Halloween Treat Bag Kit today, so that you receive it in time for Halloween!

Featured Products: Cut Above Halloween Treat Bag Kit

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Cut Above Halloween Treat Bag Kit $14.95

  • 10 – 5″ × 3½” × 13/8” Printed Treat Bags (5 each of 2 designs)
  • 5 – 4″ × 6″ Sheets of ¾” Stickers
  • 12 – 1½” White Daisy Circles
  • 12 – 3-D Foam Squares
  • 10 – 5″ × 3¼” Cellophane Bags
  • (Candy is not included)

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“Sweet Salutations” Stamp Set $9.95

Set of 4 Cricut-compatible stamps (coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection).

Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad $5.95

Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad $5.95


I’ll see you in the craft room,

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CTMH Scaredy Cat: October Featured Papers

Featured Papers for October: CTMH Scaredy Cat

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The CTMH Scaredy Cat papers are perfect for all of your Halloween projects! In each paper packet, you will receive:

6 – 12″ × 12″ B&T Duos™ Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)
6 – 12″ × 12″ Cardstock Sheets (2 Black, 2 Slate, 1 Sunset, 1 Thistle)

X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet $9.95

Here is some gorgeous CTMH corporate artwork made with the Scaredy Cat papers:

Scrapbook Pages

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3-D Projects: Party Decor

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3-D Projects: Treat Bags

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3-D Projects: Pencil Toppers

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Remember the Halloween Pencil Toppers that I showed the other day? Well, these little cuties were my inspiration for that project!

On Tuesday, I will be featuring the new Scaredy Cat Custom Scrapbook Workshop that I have been working on these past couple of weeks. As always, the PDF e-files to create the 6 pages of layouts will be included for free!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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