Sunday, May 30, 2021

Hilliside Cottage One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop

I could not stop myself in crafting once I got my hands on the Hillside Cottage collection from Close To My Heart. I love the colors and the designs in this collection that are bursting with rustic charm.  

After finishing the Scrapbooking Workshop I could not wait to start a cardmaking workshop with this collection. The rainy Memorial Day Weekend we are having was perfect motivation to spend some time in my craftroom completing these cards and this workshop. I paired the paper with the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Stamp set in creating this One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop that guides you to make 10 cards from 1 piece of patterned paper!



This workshop creates 10 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.

Here are some previews of the layouts you will be able to create with this workshop.






If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $10.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

X7268S - Hillside Cottage Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7268C - Hillside Cottage Coordinating Cardstock
Z3948 - Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Z6519 - Blue Belle Exclusive Ink
Z2843 - Canary Exclusive Ink
Z6515 - Paprika Exclusive Ink
Z6504 - Sage Exclusive Ink
Z6520 - Flamingo Exclusive Ink

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Card Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed cards
  • Maker Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them!





Saturday, May 22, 2021

Hillside Cottage Scrapbooking Workshop

 I had so much fun working with the Hillside Cottage collection from Close To My Heart in creating this scrapbooking workshop. I love the colors and designs in this collection that are bursting with rustic charm. The family and home theme to this collection is so perfect for documenting our most precious memories.


This workshop creates 8 12" x 12" scrapbook pages - 4 2-page layouts.  Here are some previews of the layouts you will be able to create with this workshop.






If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $12.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

X7268S - Hillside Cottage Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7268C - Hillside Cottage Coordinating Cardstock
X7268D - Hillside Cottage Picture My Life Cards
X7268E - Hillside Cottage Shapes
X5982 - Canary Cardstock (1 sheet)
X6048 - Blue Belle Cardstock (1 sheet0

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Layout Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed layouts
  • Maker Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers
I hope you enjoy creating these layouts just as much as I did creating them!




Sunday, May 9, 2021

Simple To Stunning #2 - Mother's Day cards

Shouting out a very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! In honor of Mother's Day I am happy to share with you the latest in my Simple To Stunning series of cards. These cards showcase how you can take a card design and with a few additional elements or techniques step it up from a simple design to stunning.


These cards feature the May Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart - Flowers for You. This set of 14 images is available during the month of May for $18.95 on my website. You can also get this set for $5.00 with a $50 purchase or FREE if you are a VIP and make a $50 purchase during the month of May. So many great images and sentiments in this set with so many uses.

All three cards are based on Sketch #484 from Freshly Made Sketches. You can see this sketch along with other variations on it here.


The first card follows the sketch very simply with a piece of Sage cardstock cut using the Stitched Squares Thin Cuts set. The flower image was stamped on White Daisy cardstock using Intense Black Ink and colored in using Triblend Markers. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on Ballerina cardstock and dovetailed it. I added an additional dovetailed piece of Ballerina using the light side of our two-toned cardstock for some contrast. I added some simple embellishment with Clear Sparkles.


The next card adds a base layer of Blue Belle Cardstock and a circle cut using the Circles Thin Cuts for the stamped flowers.


The final and most stunning card adds some embossing on the Blue Belle cardstock layer using the Spring Blossoms Embossing folder and some additional embellishment using Mink Twine.

These are some simple techniques you can use with any card design to step up your designs to take them from Simple To Stunning!

I hope you like the cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies List:

S2105 - May Stamp of the Month - Flowers for You
X6045 - Sage Cardstock
X6048 - Blue Belle Cardstock
X6036 - Ballerina Cardstock
1385   - White Daisy Cardstock
X254 - White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Z4259 - Stitched Squares Thin Cuts
Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts
Z3694 - Spring Blossoms Embossing Folder
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
Z2496 - Pale Pink Triblend Marker
Z2530 - Pale Pink Shades Triblend Marker
Z2525 - Vintage Blue Triblend Marker
Z2486 - Dull Green Triblend Marker
Z3274 - Clear Sparkles
Z4221 - Mink Twine


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Close To My Heart May/June Catalog

The newest Close To My Heart Catalog is now live and has so many wonderful goodies in it.  I am excited to show you just a bit of the catalog here!


The first collection I want to share from the catalog is the Hillside Cottage collection and is the Featured Paper for the month of May. This collection contains papers and elements with rustic charm and richness that are perfect for scrapbook pages, cards and other projects.



There are so many fun options with this collection! There are 2 choices for the paper pack - each pack has 6 sheets, 2 each of 3 double-sided designs, you can choose the pack by itself or with a coordinating sticker sheet. In addition to the paper pack there is also a Coordinating Cardstock pack, Wood Shapes, Picture My Life Cards and a mini Cricut Collection. If you are also into stamping this collection also offers a scrapbooking stamp set and a cardmaking stamp set.




Not to overwhelm you but there are 2 workshop kits available with this collection. Each workshop kit features exclusive elements that are only available through the kit. Exclusive die cut shapes in the scrapbooking workshop kit and an exclusive stamp set in the cardmaking kit.



I hope you are in love with this collection as much as I am! I have been busily creating with this and cannot wait to share the final results with you.

You can see and shop this collection on my website today - here!