Saturday, July 30, 2016

Oh Hello!

With only 2 days until the newest Annual Inspiration book release, this card is a little sneaky! A sneak peek that is! Feast you eyes on some new items coming very, very soon as I play along with the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches this week!

I can't tell you about all the new stuff yet, but get ready for some crafty goodness coming to my updated website on Monday morning. Log on at

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Center Step Giraffe Birthday Card

I have a happy card for you today! Its a center step card featuring a dapper giraffe.

The giraffe is from a birthday card kit so he was super easy to add to the center of the card. Isn't he so cute! Who wouldn't love a Birthday wish from this guy?

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Home Calypso Cards

I love making card ensembles and packaging them up in a coordinating box. This ensemble is a gift for some friends that recently moved into a new home. I decided to use the Calypso paper with the pineapple image as it is a symbol of hospitality and welcoming. The couple can use these cards to send their new address to friends and family.

The pineapple on the front of the box is a Stickease from the Calypso collection, but the pineapples on the cards were cut from the Cricut Artistry collection. The sentiments are from an older stamp set no longer available.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pop Art Birthday Card

Some time ago the Make It from Your Heart Blog posted some beautiful cards with matching envelopes. One of the cards really caught my eye and I wanted to recreate it with just some slight differences. I discovered that this card is a great design for using up some older scrap pieces of paper and to use those bits of embellishments that are left over from precious projects.

Isn't that fun! I used my paper trimmer to cut the triangles, but you could easily use a Cricut machine for mass production. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hello with Feathers and Wood Grain

The sketch on Freshly Made Sketches is very clean and simple this week. I immediately saw a space on this card to use some leftover Charlotte feather stickers I had in my stash. I also wanted to add some wood grain texture for interest. It all came together in a very trendy, beautiful card.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jumping into July

This month has some fun specials for you, plus you get a sneak peek of what's to come for Close To My Heart!

First up, become a consultant this month and get some brand new free stuff! {Are you ready for that sneak peek?}

Join the Close To My Heart family of Consultants this month to get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals* paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you also get $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packs, and cardstock colors.

Join Today!
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion. Offer valid July 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – July 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).
 New Consultant Kit

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" × 3½" (Y1002, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003, qty 1)
  • Non-Stick Microtip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1171, qty 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (WCS1163, qty 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1167, qty1)
  • Fundamentals Sampler (W1170, qty 1)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144, qty 1)
  • A Little Love – Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2035, qty 3)
  • Gathering Invitations (W1129, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1 pack of 50)
Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between July 1, 2016 and July 31, 2016. Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply.
*Choose from Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals. No tax is charged for free items. Standard New Consultant Kit shipping rates will apply. No additional shipping/handling will be charged for this promotion.

 From the Notebook

The July Stamp of the Month will be perfect for adding journaling to your scrapbook pages, notebooks or Everyday Life Planners. How cute are those little icons for reminders, ideas or shopping lists!

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.