Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Easy Peasy Christmas Cards and Tags

Do you love to send Christmas cards? Do you love to make Christmas cards? Is your life so busy it is hard to keep up?

Here is an EASY PEASY answer, Close To My Heart's Cut Above Tis the Season Christmas card kit and tag kit. And you can mix and match!

I used the tags on the cards and I used Merry Christmas (M1148) and the small Christmas Tree from Joy to You and Me (C1656). LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how versatile the Close To My Heart products are, you can find just what you want!!
Merry Christmas M1148

Joy to You and Me (1656)

SHOP for Cut Above HERE

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday Special

Do you get excited at the lovely packages under the Christmas tree? Are you excited wondering what could be inside? Do you love getting a great deal on crafting supplies to add to your stash? 

Our Close To My Heart Black Friday SPECIAL is just for you!!

This year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an AMAZING price with Close To My Heart! For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $35 to $150, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! 

There will be something for EVERYONE -- the scrapbooker and cardmaker!! 

All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenge Anything But A Card

This week over at Heart2Heart Challenge Blog, we will be sharing Anything But A Card. My project is a candy bar wrapper.

EASY PEASY is what I love and this is so easy!!

Jolly Holiday (C1654)
5" x 5 1/4" Lagoon cardstock (score at 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 on each end of the 5 1/4 sides)
4 3/4" x 5 1/4" City Sidewalks Wreath pattern piece (score at 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 on each end of the 5 1/4 sides)
Jolly Holiday (C1654) stamp set
Bakers Twine
White Daisy cardstock 1 1/4" circles (cut from Artistry Cricut cartridge)
Heavy duty adhesive (I used red line tape)

Attach the pattern piece to the Lagoon cardstock leaving a border at the top and bottom, matching the score lines. Using the heavy duty adhesive, attach it to one of the 5 1/4" sides.

Fold around the candy bar.

Add tag or sentiment piece of your choice.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FUN with Shapes and Rockin' heARTs

Do you know what I love the most about being a part of the Close To My Heart family? My Rockin' heART team members!! We are a CRAFTY group who love to share our PASSION for Close To My Heart through our artwork --

At one of our Cricut team trainings, Carol Barfield, asked if we could create a card using the scrolly heart shape.

By welding the shape in a rectangle frame, it turned out pretty cute and I saw a great card to share at our November team training.

Stamping the sentiment Believe from the Jolly Holiday (C1654) stamp set. I love when a stamp set can be used in many ways.

I used both the cutout and the pieces to create TWO versions of the card.

And a great inside sentiment was created with the This & That (C1667).

Are you looking to join the Close To My Heart family? We would love to have you as a part of the Rockin' heARTS!! Contact me at

Holly Jolly (C1654)

This & That (1667)

Monday, November 14, 2016

All That Glitters just for Girl Scouts

I was honored to create a card class for a friend's crafty girl scout troop. These 10 year olds wanted to create some Christmas cards that included stamping and embossing.

In looking through my stash, I found some glitter paper and added that to my favorite Christmas paper, City Sidewalks, well it is my favorite for November. Added some White embossing powder, Versamark ink, thin dies, and a few Cricut cuts and some FUN!

These cards are based on workshop that Close To My Heart shared with us (they love to make our job easier). The present is a stand alone thin die (no coordinating stamp set), the ribbon is from Flower Market Cricut cartridge and the wreath is from City Sidewalks digital images.

Don't you love a stamp set that gives you ALL you need to create your project? Very Merry is perfect, it has sentiments for the outside and sayings for the inside -- a complete package! The Joy is great for embossing and there are some images just ready for coloring!!

Very Merry (D1694)

And to make creating the kits EASY PEASY, I used the White Daisy Cards and Envelope Value Pack (X254), 50 card bases and envelopes for ONLY $14.95!!

Here is the City Sidewalks paper pack that inspired these cards --
City Sidewalks (X7213B)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way Bonus Cards

Add a few products to your purchase of the City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way and you can make NINE Christmas cards!! Easy Peasy!!

I stamped and cut the Lagoon house on a stash piece of White Daisy and cut it out so I could pop it up with 3D Thin Foam Tape.

One City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way (G1114)
C1656 My Acrylix® Joy to You & Me
Blocks - 1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks ™ Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks ™ Stamp Pad
Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Inks ™ Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks ™ Stamp Pad
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (50 so you have plenty for other projects)

Friday, November 11, 2016

City Sidewalks Third Layout

The City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way makes creating layouts so EASY PEASY! Here is the final layout you can create using the downloadable guide. 

Again, as I did in the earlier layout, instead of using the full sheet of Willow B&T (CTMH for pattern paper), I cut it down and attached it to a White Daisy piece, which I used as the base pages.

I love the Lagoon additions to this layout!

Both stickers and glitter die cuts come in the Workshop Your Way as do the red enamel dots!! All you need in one package!!

You can use the City Sidwalks coordinating Complements for the title and for embellishments.

Using the Picture My Life cards makes journaling easy, don't you love lines!!

Pick up your City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way HERE

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

City Sidewalks Featured Paper Collection

Getting ready to preserve those Christmas memories is easy when you have the City Sidewalks paper collection. Cranberry (red) and Willow (green) with the pretty added blue hue of Lagoon makes this a very versatile collection.

Completing the first two layouts from the Workshop Your Way was easy peasy. Using the downloadable cutting diagram, I whipped up these two layouts in record time. Adding the bling from the coordinating Complements and the use of Washi tape and zip strips (the top piece of CTMH pattern paper) are an easy way to add a title and the pop your layout needs. The cool thing, you can mix and match to meet your needs. 
Add a quick journaling box using the Picture My Life sheet of pattern paper. Cut these PML cards apart to use them on layouts, cards, or in your pocket page scrapbook.

The second layout uses more of the Cranberry (red) with little bows and a great big sparkly, glittered Merry Christmas.

And because I love that word puzzle pattern paper, I changed the layout by cutting out the piece I needed from that sheet of pattern paper instead of using the whole sheet. Now I have a little leftover to play with in another project. To do this, I subtracted the measurement of the houses pattern paper which was 4" from 12" the size of the paper, making the word puzzle piece needed 8"x12". I attached the 4" x 12" houses pattern piece and the 8"x12" word puzzle piece to a 12" x 12" White Daisy sheet of cardstock. This is a great way to use up a piece of cardstock that has been damaged, make it the base, no one will see it as it will be totally covered.

City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way (G1114)
City Sidewalks Paper Collection (X7213B)
City Sidewalks Complements (X7213C)

City Sidewalks Washi Tape (Z4013)

Red Enamel Gems (Z3090)

Enjoy your holidays and take LOTS of photos!! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Heart2Heart Unique Colors of Christmas

This week over at Heart2Heart, we are sharing some alternative color schemes for Christmas.

My color scheme is our NEW Pansy and Willow (purple and green). I wanted to add some texture by using Pansy pigment ink and clear embossing powder on the Pansy cardstock.

And can you believe that the little starburst stamp is from this month's Stamp of the Month, New Year's Cheer. This stamp set is so versatile.

A little silver trim and a Thistle polka dot bow add some pop.

The Season of Magic (C1665) warmest wishes sentiment is stamped in Archival Black, giving it a dark, deep color. Adding a little more pop, I added color to the holly leaves with watercolor pencil.

Now hop on over to the Heart2Heart Challenge blog and share your unique Christmas color scheme.

Season of Magic (C1665)

New Year's Cheer (S1611)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy Happy Christmas A November Special

Are you looking for an easy peasy way to create beautiful Happy Happy Christmas layouts, mini album, or home decor? The Happy Happy Christmas special is just what Santa ordered!!

Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. It all starts with one of our featured album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going!

Start by choosing your album bundle:
D-Ring Red Album Bundle (CC1179)

D-Ring Red Album Bundle

  • Z2505 My Legacy™ D-Ring Album—Red
  • 4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
  • X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)
Retail Value: $83.65

Your Price: $69.95

Add to Cart
Post-bound Red Album Bundle (CC1180)

Post-bound Red Album Bundle

  • Z3505 My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Red
  • 4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
  • X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)
Retail Value: $83.65

Your Price: $69.95

Add to Cart

Then choose additional products for creating home décor gift items or even a mini album using leftover supplies from your album bundle:
Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass Bundle (CC1181)

Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass Bundle

  • Z4027 Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass
  • Z3252 Memory Protectors™ 8″ × 6″
  • Z3192 Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″
  • Z3191 Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 3″


Add to Cart
Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard (Z2006)

Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard

Framed chalkboard with magnetic surface. Sawtooth hangers on back. Interior dimensions: 14½″ × 12″.
Retail Value: $28.95

Your Price: $17.40

Add to Cart

Display Tray (Z1750)

Display Tray

Unique display for a favorite 12″ × 12″ cut-up scrapbook page. Wooden, includes hangers; 13″ × 13¼″ × 1″; Black.
Retail Value: $19.95

Your Price: $14

Add to Cart
Hinged Display Tray (Z1838)

5″ × 7″ Hinged Display Tray

5″ × 7″ fold-out wood tray with divided sections.
Retail Value: $18.95

Your Price: $12.35

Add to Cart

Now to finish your order click HERE

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Year's Cheer Stamp of the Month

November's Stamp of the Month, New Year's Cheer (S1611), is a mixture of images that will easily work in many projects. A beautiful starburst for a Christmas card, cocktail glasses for that night out with the girls, an invitation, a striped tag and a polka dot tag. Throughout the month, I will share more ideas.

Today I will start with my take on the sample card in the Holiday Expression catalog.

Instead of gold, I used Sea Glass. Pigment ink with clear embossing powder created cute shiny glasses and the bow.

A little leftover Jeepers Creepers black with small white polka dots.

This stamp is only $5 with a $50 qualifying order.

November is full of Thanksgiving -- today I am thankful for the beautiful stamp of the months and for the opportunity to get a discount on all my FAV Close To My Heart products. Ask me how you can too!!