Close To My Heart ~ Happy Birthday Card Idea

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Well it has been a rainy Saturday today, but its been a great craft day 🙂

I need more Happy Birthday card ideas for my list of September birthdays this month.

Todays card was made with all Close To My Heart products.  The pattern paper is from the seaside collection ~ I really love the look of this paper and I am so upset its no longer available 🙁


The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Just To Say…Cricut Collection that comes with the Artfully Sent cartridge.


The Slate Exclusive Inks and Glacier color goes perfectly with the paper. Using the sponge dabber I lightly brushed the ends of the sentiment inside the card.  I could have stamped it directly into the white cardstock but decided to add another layer with color.  *Ooops – I forgot to add the Glacier ink pad to the picture – I also had some strips of paper so instead of throwing them away I decided to add them to the bottom.  Who says the inside of the card can’t look as good as the outside? LOL


Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~ I will see you all back here on Monday with some more Close To My Heart Card Ideas.

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Using the Cricut Expression to Celebrate National Dog Day

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today is National Dog Day ~  Woof Woof 🙂

I found out about this holiday this morning when my sister put a picture of her dog Holly on Facebook.  So I had to make a quick post to celebrate.



I used my Cricut Expression and the cricut cartridge Four Legged Friends.  I wanted to find the dog closest to Holly, and so it looked even more like her I added some white using a Gelly Roll white pen.

It was a good reason to create with my Cricut Expression today – lets make everyday a holiday 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

A Happy Birthday Zentangle Cricut Card Idea

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a birthday card that I made for my Poppa (my husbands dad).  I always have a hard time making masculine cards and I wanted to make this one just a little different then all the others that I have made for him over the years.

I am still fascinated with each Zentangle design that I create because I never really know how it will turn out and the biggest thing when you Zentangle there are no mistakes (can’t erase) which makes it really challenging at times


I used two Cricut Cartridges to make this card – The base of the card was made from the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  Its hard to see in this picture but the sentiment Happy Birthday is on a pop-up.  That is one of the great function keys on this cartridge.

The Balloons and the Happy Birthday sentiment, are from Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge.  First I cut the balloons on white cardstock.  The I took the blade out of the Cricut housing and added a black marker to write not cut the Happy Birthday sentiment.  If you are going to look for these balloons on your cartridge Hello Kitty was actually holding these balloons and I cut her out of the card – sorry Kitty just wanted your balloons LOL 🙂

Then I drew all of the Zentangle designs on each balloon (it took awhile but was sooo worth it) with a Sakura Micron 01 black marker.  It is so much fun to see the end result when you Zentangle.


Since I made the base of the card black so that the images would really pop off the page, I used a pattern paper for the backing for this pop-up card.  The pattern of this paper really looks like a Zentangle pattern but I didn’t make it.  I just wanted to show you how I put my handmade stamp on the back of this card so it could be seen with that patterned paper.

Well this was another super fun card to make.  Hope you all have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Cricut’s August Mystery Box is Available

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Hope you are all having a good week so far. I know its the end of July and Cricut has just announced the Mystery Box for August is available early.  If you want it, you better order quickly while supplies last.

I know I have said it before but this is a SUPER deal – 4 premium cartridges plus other goodies and all for under $40.  Plus everything that is inside this box is a Surprise – We love Surprises 🙂

Add some mystery to your life and take advantage of Cricut’s August Mystery Box!

You will get 4 premium cartridges and other mysterious things any crafter will enjoy for only #39.99 (valued at $136.94)! The contents in the box may be a mystery, but the savings sure are not!  Don’t wait, supplies are limited, so buy now at!

Plus, you will get free shipping when you use code AUGSHIP between 7/29 – 8/19.

I will be placing my order today and as soon as I receive it, I will start sharing some fun Cricut Ideas with you all. 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!


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It is Cricut July Mystery Box Time

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Happy Sunday Everyone ~ Just want to remind you that its mid July and you can still get the  Cricut July Mystery Box.

cricut july mystery box

Get yours while supplies last – These mystery boxes are an unbelievable value, Plus its a surprise and we all love Surprises 🙂

Someone asked me “what if you already have what they send you”  Well there are soooo many answers to that question.  You can give it as a gift,  donate it to a school or church that you know use Cricut products or you can even give it away as some really great blog candy (hint hint some blog candy will be coming soon)

**Don’t forget to add promo code  JULYSHIP to get your free shipping!

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

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