Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Step Cards

I like the center and side step card design, because they are like displays of art. They are not your ordinary card and they easily set up on a shelf to become a work of art and not just a card. Here are a couple I created for Halloween.

Do you remember the Purrfect Halloween stamp of the month? I'm still putting it to good use!

Not just a card anymore, little works of art to decorate for the holiday! I hope you found some inspiration here today! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Twist and Pop Halloween Cards

I love interactive or moving cards. They are fun to make and I think that the recipient enjoys the surprise within them! When I first saw a Twist and Pop card on Instagram, I wanted to give it a try!

I made a few of them recently with different Halloween themes. I enjoyed mixing old papers and stamps to make each one unique.

This one has some adorable little creatures and an unexpected, non~Halloween paper mix!

Here is the card popped open~

and a close up on those silly skeletons~

This one has an old Scaredy Cat Halloween paper collection and a Spooky Night scene!

A haunted house popping out at you~

A close up~

Finally, there's nothing like a punny witch card!

Don't you just love this little witch and that sentiment is sweet!

A close up on that cuteness~

I'm done twisting and popping for now, but I'll return with a few more Halloween cards to inspire you just in time for tricks and treats!

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Items Available

Close To My Heart has some new items available now that are not in the Annual or Holiday Idea Books. I'm also happy to tell you that all of the exclusive ink colors are now available to order in the new magnetic packaging. Check out all the new products online.

Are you a planner? Brand new coloring planner pages are here! The Stripe or Sea Glass album with planner pages bundle is $31.90. You can get just get the pages for $16.95/

Bundle includes the Everyday Life™ stripes album (Z9979) and the 2017 planner pages (CC2017), which come with a clear pencil bag and three gold paperclips.

Available for a limited time, so get it while you can!

 Do you love Thin Cuts? Do you wish we had more of them? Wish granted! There are four new Thin Cuts that coordinate with stamps sets from the Annual Inspirations. Check them all out online!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Witch Hats

Are you creating your Halloween cards yet? The spookiest holiday is just around the corner, how exciting! I have a not-so-spooky card to share with you today. You may remember the August Stamp of the Month, Purr-fect Halloween set. That is where you can find this witch hat and the bat too. I simply stamped them, colored and laid them evenly on the card front. The bats were stamped once on the reverse side of the stamp, then on the correct side showing the outlined image. Then the strip was placed at the bottom of the card front over some fundamental papers. A little sentiment and free hand outline and this card is complete!

If you missed out on this Stamp of the Month, be sure to check out the other Halloween inspired stamp sets available online. Some of these sets are also limited, so don't miss out!
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Yuletide Joy

Welcome to October! September seems like a blur, where did the time go? In an effort to stay on track the Stamp of the Month will have us well prepared for the Holidays. Take a look at the beautiful Yuletide Joy stamp set, available this month only at a discount.

I can imagine stamping these images on white cardstock and coloring them in with marker or colored pencil. You could also stamp them on colored cardstock for a tone-on-tone technique.

Order online for a special discounted price only in October!