Monday, May 13, 2019

World is Yours Cards Too!

Hello! Hope you are enjoying National Scrapbooking Month so far! The World is Yours collection is great for all those moments we will celebrate not only in May, but throughout the year! However, the papers and exclusive stamp set from this collection can be used for making cards also. Here are a couple cards I created with that cute bicycle image.

You can simply stamp the bike on a piece of cardstock or you can fussy-cut the image and add it to your project. Don't forget that flowers and leaves make great background stamps! Be sure to check out all the options available this month and other specials going on online! Have an adventurous day!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

National Scrapbooking Month ~ The World is Yours

May is National Scrapbooking Month! To celebrate Close To My Heart has several options to capture your most treasured memories. The World is Yours kit has options for traditional 12x12 scrapbookers, mini-album experts or those crafters addicted to pocket pages! With all the gorgeous papers, embellishments, tools and an exclusive stamp set you'll be set for the month. Plus, you will have access to all sorts of downloadable artwork from the website. Here are a few pages I made with some help from those designs.

Don't you just love the titles throughout these pages?! This look is achieved by cutting the letters on your Cricut on the base page. Before adhering them you can back them with any colored cardstock that you choose. This is all available online to create yourself and will include the download for your Cricut machine. (as long as you own the cartridges)

I did change up some of the paper colors, embellishments and orientation of the photo's on the right side page. You have the freedom to change is as you like or keep it exactly as shown on the workshop.

This next single page layout is an absolute stunner! Shaker cards are all the rage, but have you ever seen a giant shaker page? This is awesome! The shaker is made with a cut-out map from the Cricut, some foam and the transparent layer to contain your sequins/sparkles is from a 12x12 page protector cut to fit!

Again I changed up some of the papers and colors, but you can download and create this page exactly as shown in the guide. Now to find the perfect photograph to showcase on this incredible page!

There are more creations to come, plus some super easy Cut-Above layout too. I'll be back soon to show you more options! In the meantime have a happy scrapbooking month!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Wild & Punny

With every new Idea Book I tend to find a stamp that is my favorite throughout the entire catalog. This stamp was not my usual genre, but it encapsulates a favorite animal of mine recently and my daughter's "spirit animal". The llama and sloth together on one stamp set? So crazy!

I really like the other animals and the "punny" sentiments that coordinate with them. Plus, to get any stamp with the thin cuts is a no-brainer! Here are some cards I showcased for my Open House event giving a sample of each creature.

I pulled in a mix of papers from many of the new collections in the idea book along with the mix-in papers. I used the sloth card for my daughter's graduation. She just received her Associate's Degree from the university where she has attended for only 5 semesters. She will have her Bachelor's Degree by next spring, hence the irony of the sloth!

Here we are with her from this past Friday. So proud of her, what a beautiful day! I can't wait to scrapbook more of the pics we took from the weekend as it is National Scrapbooking Month!

Take a look through the new Idea Book to see which stamp set stands out as your favorite. I hope you like this stamp too and consider adding it to your collection. It would be so "punny" if you do!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May is National Scrapbooking Month

In May we celebrate preserving our most treasured memories! Close to My Heart always provides an exclusive paper packet and stamp set to celebrate. This year they have so many spectacular options for every crafter in mind! You can choose to create traditional 12x12 pages, easy Cut-Above pages, mini-albums, and for card-lovers we still have something for you!

Here are a few options, but be sure to check online for more choices!

While online you are going to notice several new products as a brand new Idea Book also launched on May 1st! This book will give you options to craft projects for summer, travel, girls, boys, weddings and the craft-a-holics you know and or may be yourself!

I will give you a peek at all the new collections later. Plus, you will see in addition to the new products even more specials. Here are just a few~