This short 3-minute video will inspire you to get out your circle punches and get creating! You’ll learn how you can use CTMH’s circle punches to create beautiful artwork in unique ways. It’s a great way to pack some punch into your papercrafting! To see the punches discussed in the video, click HERE.
This fun pinwheel card was created with this month’s Stamp of the Month called Pinwheel. It’s a set of 10 images and is perfect for every day celebrations, birthdays and simple summer fun!
And best of all, it coordinates with the Cricut Artiste Collectionso you can have perfect cuts with perfect stamping–simple “wowie” projects in no time at all! Remember this set is only available during the month of May and if you spend $50 or more, you can get the stamp set for only $5! To get your set today, click HERE.
Watch this 3-minute video to learn how you can use StudioJ–Close To My Heart’s online digital scrapbooking software–to create a beautiful layout in just minutes. You’ll learn creative techniques on how to layer My Stickease images-to create your own unique images, use black and white photos to make other photos pop and to add borders for a summery layout in the Surf’s Up Kit.
Log in to Studio J by clicking HERE to create this layout yourself while you watch.
Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts Kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts Kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself or with friends for a fun crafting pajama party.
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at BigPictureClasses.com on May 30. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.
To make our Happy Thoughts Kraft container, you will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:
My Acrylix® Frame Flair Stamp Set (D1546)
My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (C1536)
Chantilly Paper Packet (need 1 sheet of B&T, X7163B)
The papers in Close To My Heart’s Dream Pop Promotion for National Scrapbooking Month are so delightful and fun. The patterns and *NEW* colors are fresh and on trend, but I also love the *NEW* “pop” to the cardstock. Check out the fun embossed look and feel to those tulips!
This project was all created using the Cricut Artiste cartridge. Want to make one for yourself? Here are the cutting dimensions:
Ready for another contest where you can win fabulous Close To My Heart products?!? Simply watch this short 1-minute video to learn how you can be one of the lucky 20 winners of the For Always Workshops on the Go Cardmaking Kit.
Close To My Heart is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with a unique paper packet at a bargain price. Watch this short 2-minute video to get all the details on how you can get your creative juices flowing with this yummy paper collection!
Want the fabulous workshop discussed in the video? Simply purchase the Dream Pop Paper Collection along with the May Stamp of the Month–Pinwheelsfrom me and I’ll send it to you absolutely FREE! To begin shopping, click HERE.
Since today is the last day of April, that means it’s the last day to get the My Sunshine Stamp Set! It’s also the last day to take advantage of Close To My Heart’s Consultant Special for the month.
So before the month is over, I thought I’d share another card idea with the My Sunshine stamp set (plus a little sneak peek!)
Do these papers look familiar to you? Nope? Notice anything distinctive about them? Want a closer look?
Does that help? Well, if you want to learn more about these awesome *NEW* papers then be sure you’re on our mailing list! Tomorrow the May edition will be going out and it will have all the information you need on how to get your hands on this luscious *NEW* paper!
Last week was a blur of activity! It was tough to return to our regular routine of things after my kids’ Spring Break. But to make it even tougher, it was the final push to prepare for our school’s 2nd Annual Walk-a-thon and Silent Auction.
As a fun donation for the Silent Auction, I helped both Kinder classes make a fabulous acrylic painting complete with melted green crayons for the grass (a bit tricky to compile enough green crayons–but we did it!)
It was fun to mix varying shades of green–made for a great mixture of melted crayon! And to add even more depth and dimension to the project, I had the kids glue some flower seeds to the centers of their painted flowers (Liquid Glass came in super handy for this!)
And last, but not least, I had the kids all sign the masterpiece along the edges (and I even included a little key on the backside of who painted what part of the picture.) All-in-all, a successful endeavor as the two masterpieces brought in 4x the money it cost to make them! Hurray for helping the school.
Learn how to create a homemade gift from the heart, personalized down to the very container itself, thanks to Close To My Heart’s gift giving products. From muslin drawstring bags to treat tubes, there’s a container for your special treats for a special someone.
To see each of the items showcased in the video (as well as several others!), click HERE.
Need some extra income? Why not make money being a Close To My Heart Consultant? This month is the perfect time to give owning your own business a try. With a start-up cost as low as $49, it’s always a great time to start; but this month there’s a little something extra for you…4 FREE stamp sets!! That’s a value of $71.80. Awesome, right?!?
Remember, this special is only good for the month of April…that’s only 12 days remaining! To learn more, click HERE.
Taxes are done (phew!) In honor of tax day being over, I’m offering a FREE Red, White OR Blue ink pad of your choice with any online order. Order must be placed through my “April Showers” link. Simply click “join” next to the April Showers link and shop as usual.
To get started shopping and grab your FREE ink pad, click HERE.
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free ink pad. Ink pad will ship separately. Please email me with your choice of ink pad color after your online order has been placed. Offer valid April 16 – 20, 2013 exclusively through Kristina Baldwin, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant.
I’m finally ahead of the game on something! I made this fun mini summer scrapbook album and now all I’ll need to do is add photos and journaling from this summer and the memories will be captured and complete in no time at all!
The album is completely from scratch…I used some thin chipboard and covered it with our *NEW* Chantilly Textiles using Liquid Glass (this adhesive is the BEST!) Then I covered a matchbox to house a smaller accordian album I intend on adding journaling to.
In an effort to maximize all space, I created pockets with both the front and back covers and added tags in each. The remaining is basic pages to add photos.
Today’s beautiful card is from Rose Mary S. It’s a nice twist with this Love Doily Stamp set. When I first saw the set, I immediately thought of embossing the doily in white to make it really pop, but I love how she used Ruby ink. It has a nice pop when paired with the black For Always paper.
By using both size Paper Pouches, it gives you the ability to stuff a yummy treat–a cookie perhaps into the larger pouch OR a standard sized card also fits in it! And the smaller Paper Pouch is perfect for a gift card or even a little tag with some sweet sentiments written out on it. No matter how you fill it, it’s definitely a beautiful way to deliver your Mother’s Day gift!
Join us for a super fun day filled with cropping, friends, food & prizes! Plus, we’ll be doing a demonstration on CTMH’s digital scrapbooking–Studio Jand letting you play with it to your heart’s content! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8th. It’s definitely an event not to be missed!
I actually created this layout last year; ironically, like a day or two after we had our baby chick visit! That’s the beauty of Studio J–being able to scrapbook memories immediately after they occur and having it take so little time. I didn’t really realize I never shared it until we had a school field trip last week at Hidden Villa Ranch. While we were there we got to see baby chicks and my daughter turns to me and says, “remember when we saw Audrey & Kelsey’s baby chicks?” It was such a fun time and obviously very memorable!
Have you tried Studio J yet? It’s really so easy and so quick, too! You can play around with it at NO COST until you decide you’d like to print out the layout or layouts you’ve created. I highly recommend you give it a go. Click HERE to check it out.