Thursday, January 30, 2020

Oh My Heart

Getting a little more crafting time in each day as I heal and go to physical therapy. Been working on some Valentine's day projects using the Oh My Heart Collection. This collection of Valentine's themed papers, stickers and stamps is perfect for showing some love this holiday.

I made the mailbox treat box for the care packages I am sending both of my girls in college. I used a template from the Artiste Cricut Collection by Close To My Heart to create the box and the Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts to decorate it. I was inspired by one done by another Close To My Heart Consultant, Angela Steinhoff.

For the layout and cards I used the directions for the Oh My Heart Workshop to create these. The Workshop creates has everything you need (except ink) to create one two-page layout, one single-page layout and 40 3" x 4" cards.

This collection is available through February 29th. If you purchase the Workshop Kit you can get everything you need at a discount of 25% off. Click here to see the whole collection.

I hope you enjoyed these. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
CC12010 - Oh My Heart Paper Pack with Sticker Sheet
CC12012 - Oh My Heart Coordinating Card-stock
CC12013 - Oh My Heart Stamp Set
Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Collection
Z4182 - Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
Z3562 - Silver Stickles Glitter Gel
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z6509 - Candy Apple Red Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2812 - Raspberry Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2844 - Pixie Exclusive Inks stamp pad

Friday, January 3, 2020

All Around Creativity

Welcome to January and National Papercrafting Month. In honor of this month Close To My Heart has put together a special that features a gorgeous home decor wooden wreath. The All Around Creativity special has four kits to choose from - Be Kind, Create, Grateful and Stay Awhile. You can easily tailor the to reflect the design of any room in which you choose to place it. I had so much fun customizing my own version of this special.

Each kit comes with a sixteen inch wooden wreath kit complete with die-cut flowers leaves and an elegant paper bow for easy embellishment. Each kit also comes with 2 pieces of double-sided backing paper to help you personalize the wreath even more. The pieces are all die-cut shapes that are simple to punch out and assemble.

I customized my wreath by coloring it with our Charcoal Exclusive ink for some added color. Once the ink dried I used our Liquid Glass adhesive to attach the backing, leaves and ribbon to the wreath.

This special is so much fun to put together and there are so many options for customizing it to your decor.

The kits cost $34.95 each and will be available through February 29th but during the month of January if you purchase 4 or more in any combination the price is discounted to $24.95.

Click here to see the wreaths in this special.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Spruced Up

Welcome to 2020 everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and is ready for a new year with lots of crafting! I am so excited to show you what is new with Close To My Heart for the new year. Our newest catalog - the January/February 2020 Idea Book - is now live and contains so many wonderful new papers, stamps and embellishments. The items in this catalog will be available until February 29, 2020. Click here to view this new catalog and all the goodness in it.

The first collection I want to share with you is the featured paper for the month of January - Spruced Up. I had an opportunity to complete a workshop with this collection so that I can show you how beautiful the papers and embellishments are. The colors and patterns in this collection are perfect for the cold-wintry days we have been having as well as many other occasions. 

Supplies Used:
X7253S - Spruced Up Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7253C - Spruced Up Coordinating Cardstock
X7253F - Spruced Up Wood Shapes
X3633 - Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Bulk Pack
Z2829 - Espresso Exclusive Inks
Z2835 - New England Ivy Exclusive Inks
Z2825 - Mink Exclusive Inks
Z3517 - Black Journaling Pen (.05)
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z341 - Glue Dots Mini-Dots

Click here to shop this collection today!

Hope you like the layouts and cards. Thanks for stopping by!