Thursday, December 31, 2015

A New Idea to Display Your Base & Bling

Base & Bling Necklace Cards. Do you love using Base & Bling to create personalized gifts? Wait ‘til you see these! Using the My Acrylix® Friendly Wishes stamp set, you can stamp a special message onto the necklace card, add a splash of watercolor, and attach the necklace. Slide it all into the sealable bag, and you’re ready to give someone a dazzling gift!
Check out our best products of 2015 and our favorites coming in 2016! #CloseToMyHeart #ctmh #NewYear #bestof20156. Picture My Life White Overlays. You’ve loved them in gold, you’ve loved them in black—and now you’re going to love them in white! Picture My Life overlays are clear cards with foil designs that you can slip over your photos or cards in your pocket scrapbooking for an extra bit of flair.
Doesn’t this list get you excited for 2016? With products like these, creating beautiful artwork to preserve your memories or discover your inner artist will be an exciting adventure! Tell us below which products you’re most excited about from Seasonal Expressions 1!
All these products are available through one of our Independent Consultants. To find a Consultant near you, visit and click on “Find a Consultant” in the top right corner of the page.
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New Year’s Eve Favors

2016 is right around the corner, which means it’s time to party–and we have the perfect party favors you can make for your guests! They’ll even complement the Kaleidoscope party décor we shared a couple of weeks ago. Pull out your Cricut® and Kaleidoscope paper packet for this one, and get ready to create these lil’ show-stoppers:
These will be the life of the party even before they’re opened! First, pick your favorite Kaleidoscope paper design. Bright colors and festive designs make Kaleidoscope an easy choice for this type of project.
Next, cut your Cricut® shape out of your chosen paper using the Artiste cartridge. The Artiste cartridge also comes with a handy instructional booklet that will show you how to fold it into its 3D shape!
Last, bling it up! Add some sparkle with glitter paper, shimmer trim, and sparkly embellishments!
As fun as these popper-like favors look on the outside, you can make them even MORE fun by putting surprises inside before sealing them shut. When your guests are ready, they can rip open an end to find a special treat—maybe a few pieces of candy, a “fortune” for the new year, or even a little toy! Just like that, you’ve got a fun, unique gift everyone will enjoy!
To finish off your popper, we’ve got an extra fun idea— confetti! Pull out your triangle border punch, and cut out pieces of Kaleidoscope paper, glitter paper, cardstock, or all of the above! The hole in each end of the popper is big enough that you can insert the confetti even after assembling the popper.
Pop on over to our Kaleidoscope party décor post to finish off your party plans, and enjoy creating these paper poppers! :)
B1484 My Acrylix® Jennifer’s Hand, X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z1829 Black and Grey Glitter Paper, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z1997 Triangle Border Punch, Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection, Hole Punch
Cricut® Shapes:
8″ 3D object <BdayBoy> (p. 68)
1¾” Layer <I> (p. 18)
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Friday, November 20, 2015

CTMH Christmas Crafts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Christmas Crafts Blog Hop. This blog is affiliated with The Heartfelt Sentiment Group. If you are coming from Katy Taylor, then you are on the right track.

 Christmas is fast approaching and what special way to give out your gift than giving them in this cute card purse. I saw this cute project in Pinterest and tried it using CTMH White Pine paper packet. I includes the recipe to make this project.


1 piece of solid color cardstock ( Colonial White) 5 3/4" x 11"
2 pieces of printed card stock (White Pines) 4 1/8" x 4 3/4"
2 pieces of solid color cardstock (Fern) 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Stamp set
Scallop punch ( fern), 2" circle punch.
Scoring tool
2pc. of 11" of ribbon.
Double-side adhesive tape

Step 1
Score your 5 3/4" x 11" at 10 1/2", 6", 5 1/4" and 3/4"( Landscape).
Step 2-
Turn to portrait and score at 5".
Step 3-
Cut the bottom 4 score (vertical lines) stopping at the horizontal score lines.  Adhere the front , back and side panels using pattern paper and green card stock. Do not glue the box yet only the paper.
Step 5-
 Using a circle punch, cut a notch in the center of both the front and back of the box.
Step 6-
Place adhesive tape, fold and assemble the box.
Step 7-
Punch 2 hole on either side of the circle notch. attach ribbon. I glued buttons to decorate the box.


This is another nice way to present recipe cards or hand made card.


*Cut a 6 1/2" x 11 1/4" of solid cardstock.
*Score at 2 3/4", 3 1/4",7 1/2"& 8": crease folds. This will create the folder, with the largest section becoming the back of the folder.
*Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon 24" long. Find the center and put a 2" long piece of double-sided tape on the backside of the ribon; adhere horizontally to the back of the folder. Tie the recipe cards or hand made cards securely inside.
*Decorate. I used the strip from White Pine paper and added a decorative trim. Glue ribbon all around the folder and tie a bow. Embellish. Add Velcro where the top and bottom flaps meet.
Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson and see what she has for you!!

White Pine Paper packer # X7200B  $ 9.95 US

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Experience the “Fun” of Fundamentals!

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 Purchase the album bundle and you get:

  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)
Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.
Choose your bundle.

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*Offer valid November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of any free items, including the sheets of White Daisy cardstock (three sheets: $1.19 USD / $1.41 CAD).

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - White Pines

Thanks you  for coming to the "CTMH Paper Focus Blog Hop". This Blog hop is affiliated with Heartfelt Sentiment Group. This month we are using The "White Pines" paper packet. 
If you are coming from Kathy Taylor  then you are on the right track.
I have fallen in love with this beautiful  paper. The colors and prints are very festive.  I'm featuring this cute and simple card using the paper and the compliments that goes with this packet. I used Colonial White for the card and added pieces of the printed paper to the card. I stamped with black ink and used the "Twinkle" stamp set( S1510). I embellish with the White Pines Compliment stickers.(X7200C).

Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I also included a 3-D gift box using the Fern cardstock(X5777). With this box has a pull out drawer where you can put candy, tea bags,and more. I got this idea from You Tube. It's very easy to make.
Here are the directions-
  1. Cut one 3" x 12" of Fern Cardstock. Score @ 1, 4, 5, 8 & 9. fold.

Side view when folded
add strong adhesive .

    Cut one 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" of Glacier cardstock(X5770). Score 1" on all four sides.Fold and cut slit as marked in red see below.

 Punch a 1" circle and glue to one side of the box and with a hole puncher make a hole. Tie a knot at one end of the ribbon and pull it through the hole as shown. Use tape to secure ribbon to the inside of the box.

 Now you can decorate your box. I used a 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" of printed paper and adhered it to the outside and I use the same dimensions on a plain cardstock so you can right a message. Have fun!!
Now hop on to Sheila Wilkerson's blog for more ideas. 

Materials used for both projects:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Stamper with an attitude Blog Hop- Sangria

Welcome to Stampers with an Attitude blog hop. If you are coming from  Sheila Bennett  then you are on the right track.
This month our group wanted to introduce to you the " SANGRIA" Paper packet from Close to My Heart. This paper pack is featured in the Annual Inspiration catalog and it has beautiful solid and pattern cardstocks for you to choose from.

Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

This card was made with two parts.
You will need:
 a 4 1/4" x 11" scored @ 5 1/2" and fold( colonial White), set aside.
 Cut a 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" score @ 1/2" on the top (landscape) of Colonial white cardstock.

Use a corner rounder on the ( 2 1/2 x 4 1/4" ) piece of colonial white cardstock as shown and glue a 4" x 1 5/8" of pattern cardstock with rounded corners.

Fold the score line and add adhesive on the backside of the narrow flap and glue it to the backside of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card as shown below.

Close card. Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" of complamentary pattern paper
and glue it to the front of the card.

Stamp flowers with diferent colors taken from the paper and glue them by adding 3-D tape to give it dimention. Set aside.

Cut a 18" thick twine (fern). wrap around the length of the card and tie a bow.

Glue the flower on top of the twine and top of the flap to hold the twine in place,

Stamp a sentiment inside as shown. I used the September stamp of the month " Paper Garden" now on sale for $5 if you purchase $50.00 in CTMH products.


Sangris Paper packet
Stamp of the Month- Paper Garden" S1509
Colonial white cardstock-
Chocolate ink Z2111
Eggplant ink Z2647
Pixie ink- Z2644
Honey ink Z2162
Fern Thick twine-Z3093

Now hop on to Wendy Taylor  blog and
 have fun!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Blog Hop- Sangria

Hello! Welcome to our CTMH paper focus blog hop. This hop is affiliated with the Heartfelt Sentiment Group and if you are coming from  Sheila Wilkerson  blog, then you are on the right track. 
This month we are introducing the paper packet called "Sangria" and I'm using the September stamp of the month. The stamp set can be purchase this month for only $5.00 when you purchase $50.00 of CTMH products.

Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
I started by stamping the front of the card with  1 1/2" Mesh stamp using Champagne ink. 
Fold the lower right corner upwards towards the left side of the card as to make a triangle as shown on the picture. Cut a triangle from pattern design cardstock and glue to the fold. I stamped the flowers with colors seen on the paper and added 3-D tape to give it dimensions. Adhere a strip on top of the fold before gluing the flower into the left side of the card. Stamp any sentiment that you desire.

Add 3-D tape to give dimension

Paper Garden # S1509

The following are Close to My Heart  products used on this project.

Eggplant Ink
Champagne Ink
Thistle Ink
Saffron Ink
3-D Tape
Colonial white cardstock
Sangria Paper Pack
Stamp of the month ( September)

Sangria paper packet

Now hop on over to Marianne Hancock and check out what she has for you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


What a great way to show our picture to friends and family with the Sangria Paper and accessories.

Scrapbooking kit # G1097   $ 29.95

12 x 12 layout Using stamp set  # D1677 "Friend Tree" $17.95 set of 19pc.
Ideas using stamp set # C1633    $13.95 " For Family" set of 27

Now on sale in the Annual Inspiration Catalog. To shop go to

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Watercolor your World-CTMH Technique Hop

Welcome to my blog. If you are coming from Catherine Nowak, then you are on the right track.This blog is affiliated with the Heartfelt Sentiment group.
I created a scrapbook page using the new watercolors that is available starting this month in the CTMH catalog.
finished size: 12" x12"

I started by cutting pieces of pattern paper ( Zoe Paper Pack) in different width and lengths. I placed them in a random order.

Place your picture on top to make sure the pattern papers shows well. then glue them together with the picture. Do not glue the pattern paper to the 12 x 12 cardstock yet.

Next, you need to mark the out pieces with a pencil so you will know where you will be coloring with watercolors.
Remove picture with pattern paper.  Get your watercolors, brush a water ready, I start by watering the paper first then adding the colors on top. Got crazy mixing colors and add some dripping marks if you like.
When the paper is dry, you may want to stamp randomly around your pencil marks like I did here.
Now,place your picture on top of your watercolor project and add accessories around the outside of your picture. Have fun making it your own.

Materials used:


Slate ink pad # Z 2173                     Watercolors paint Z 3132
Zoe Paper pack #X 7197B                Brushes Z 3188
Enamel/glitter triang. Z3123
Cardstock White daisy (12 x12)
double-side adhesive

Now hop on to Sheila Bennett Blog and see what surprise she has for you.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop- Nevermore

Trick or Treat

Thank you for joining us on our monthly blog hog.This blog hop is affiliated with the Stampers with an Attitude group. If you are coming from Catherine Nowak then you are on the right track.
Check these cute ideas for Halloween. I used the Nevermore Paper packet.You can find it on the 2015-2016 Holiday Expression catalog.

Nevermore Paper Packet
Finished size: 4"x 4"
Paper packet "Nevermore" X7198B
Twine- natural
Colonial white cardstock
Momento ink- Black
Light gray alcohol marker
Chocolate ink
Stamp set "Frightfully Fun"- B1453
Sponge dauber
Black enamel dot
                                                                                                                                                                    To make the tag on this cute treat I stamped the image on a 1 1/4" circle.
Punch out 1 1/2" circle from the Slate cardstock and a 1 3/4" scallop with
black cardstock.After gluing them together I punched two holes to tie 
the candy with ribbon and knotting the tag together.  Have fun!!

Black cardstock
Slate cardstock
Colonial white
Black ink pad
1" cellophane plastic bag 
Stamp set"Frightfully Fun"

Now head to Melissa Robinson's blog and check-out her idea. Have a great hop!!