Washi Tape Organization

Today, I am sharing a little Washi tape love! I was searching online for some Washi Tape storage ideas and came across this post that lists 27 amazing solutions all in one place! If you are looking for creative ways to store your ever-growing collection of Washi tape, then check it out for some inspiration.

I’ll see you in the craft room,


Flashback Friday #7: Name Art for Baby


Welcome to Flashback Friday! Today’s project is brand new, but made with older, mostly retired CTMH products. If you have followed my blog for awhile, you might remember a baby boy card I made back in early June for a friend of mine that is having a baby next month. Well today’s project is a matching gift that goes with that card.

Both projects used patterned papers taken from a retired kit called, Snips and Snails. The cardstock colors used in this project were: Heavenly Blue (retired), Sunkiss Yellow (retired), Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, and White Daisy. The ink colors were: Heavenly Blue (retired), Sunkiss Yellow (retired), and Sweet Leaf.

When you look at the project a little closer, you can see where I have stamped on the cardstock, for a subtle background look.

Although the beautiful baby-boy themed papers really stand out, I added a few embellishments for further interest, including: buttons, waxy flax, gems, brads, and Washi tape.

Here is a picture of the framed project. I had a heck of a time trying to take a picture without the glare, but it proved impossible for a novice photographer like myself. Taking a picture on the side helped a bit, but if you look closely, you can see the reflection of my iPad taking the picture…LOL! 

Just a reminder, I have 2 specials going on all this month… when you spend $25 or more on my shopping website, you will receive a free mini stamp, and when you spend $50 or more, you will also receive a free copy of the new CTMH Annual Inspirations 2014/15 Idea Book/Catalog! (Prices are before taxes and shipping). This book hasn’t even been released yet, but I have copies in stock NOW! Will you be getting one this month?

Have a great weekend everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,
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CTMH’s 2014 Retiring Products List

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to mention that the 2014 Close To My Heart Retiring Product List just came out yesterday. Many products, including the My Reflections Paper Packets, will only be available for one more month, or while supplies last. That means that many of your favorite products (and there are a lot on the list) may be gone even sooner. 

It’s always sad to see some of my favorite products retire, but on the other hand, I love how CTMH keeps things fresh, current, and on trend with new products.

Check out the list HERE for any last minute shopping on some wonderful products.

I’ll see you in the craft room,
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Gettin’ Crafty With Altered Clothespins

I have been on a clothespin kick lately. Not for laundry, but for crafty, decorating ideas. Pretty little clothespins are great for clipping up pictures to ribbon or string, and clipping little notes or organizational cards to different bins and boxes. If you add a magnet to the back, you can stick them to your fridge or magnetized bulletin board to hang up quick notes, shopping lists, pictures, or kids’ art.

I have tried a few different ways to decorate them, and my favorites so far have been with scrapbook papers, and Washi tape. When using scrapbook papers, you’ll need to take the extra step of sealing the paper onto the clothespins to make them durable. A small coat of Mod Podge will do the trick. I used the Matte variety, which I purchased for about $4.50 from Walmart. You can use your 40% off coupon from Michaels and buy it for even less. 

Washi tape, or adhesive-backed paper tape, is a super simple way to decorate the clothespins. Since it has it’s own adhesive, it will stick to the wood. You may want to seal it if it will be around water (i.e. in the kitchen).

I love the interesting geometric shapes, bright colors, and unique patterns, of these clothespins that I decorated with Washi tape from We R Memory Keepers:

I purchased the tape from Costco of all places. Close To My Heart also has a line of Washi tape that would be perfect for a project like this. If you are interested in seeing those styles, you can check them out here:

Here is a closer look at the CTMH paper clothespins. I also created a header card for them to attach to, as I am planning on selling them over at Etsy.

Lollydoodle Papers
Ariana Papers
Balloon Ride Papers
Ivy Lane Papers
Jubilee Papers
Timberline Papers
Skylark Papers
Thank you for dropping by today. I would love to hear how you have decorated clothespins. Please leave us a comment below. Thanks!

I’ll see you in the craft room,
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