Happy 2018


Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Happy New Year.  I hope you had a wonderful Holiday😊

This was our Christmas card this year.  I had so much fun making this card.  Having stamps with coordinating dies make the card making process super fun and easy.

The funny thing with this card is that the door opens and closes.  Inside the door is a message.  I guess when it goes through the mail the door can press down so good that if you don’t know it opens you would think it’s a normal flat card.  The way I found that out was my sister in law thought I sent a different card to my mother in law since her door was open and hers was closed shut LOL

So with that being said for all my family and friends that received a Christmas card from us this year your door opens with a message inside😊

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Trick or Treat with Close To My Heart Products

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

I can’t believe that Halloween is this Saturday already. Our outside tree is decorated with pumpkins and ghosts ~ Big bag of treats is all ready ~ Now we just need children dressed up in costumes to come Trick or Treating 🙂

2015 ghost pumpkin tree

I even made a couple of “Trick or Treat” greeting cards.  This one was super easy to make and the part that really makes it look special is the Black Shimmer Trim.  Shimmer trim is the perfect way to add a little sparkle to any card or scrapbook page without the mess of glitter everywhere 🙂

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I just love having all the Close To My Heart products available to me so that I can always make handmade greeting cards for every occasion.

~ Happy Halloween Everyone ~

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Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I am having so much fun creating Christmas Cards with all of the supplies that I shared with you the other day.

If you have alot of cards to make this year and want to make it look like you spent hours making each card, when it only took a few minutes, then this is the card you need to make.

I just love making 3 dimensional cards.  It’s amazing how just one pop dot can change the entire look of a card, and when you use more it makes it even better 🙂  Having 3 dimensional card ideas then actually making your idea into a beautiful Christmas card is such a gratifying feeling

Also, for another kind of look, I stamped and punched 4 ornament images.  Then folded 3 of them in half, glued the sides together and then glued them to the image that wasn’t folded and this ornament is now popping off the card!

Come back for a visit soon to see more Christmas Card Ideas, until then…

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Card Making Is Always On The Top Of My List

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I have been busy working on some fun projects.  Of course making handmade cards has been on the top of my list, but I have been also looking at my small kitchen table wondering how I can make it more fun. We don’t sit at this table, it is actually for my cats to look out the window 🙂   I found a piece of fabric that I think I am going to somehow make a table top not a table cloth.  Anyway as soon as I figure it all out I will show you what I am talking about.

Here are some of the fun cards that I have been making ~ You can stop over at Stampin Upon The Island to find out how these cards were made.

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It’s Time For Our 2011 Handmade Christmas Cards using Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge

Time has been flying since we moved.  Getting adjusted to the new town and even the new time zone for us has been exciting.  But with all of the great distractions, it is time to get started and make time for getting creative and to make our handmade Christmas Cards.

This year I need to incorporate our new address along with a Christmas theme.  So I decided to make a Christmas ornament using the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge, and a We’ve Moved rubber stamp from PSX. (I just wish this stamp had two cats in the window to represent my two boys).

Now deciding what color to make the ornament and back panel.  I choose………. Christmas green and red (how appropriate – LOL)

I used the Cricut Expression Machine to cut the ornaments.  Then I used a Cutter Bee paper trimmer to cut the red back panel.

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Some other supplies that I will use is Copic Sketch markers, Elmer’s permanent dot runner, pop dots, natural polished hemp rope, Memento tuxedo black dye ink, and some sea shells from our beach (if you don’t have a beach near by, then you can always purchase shell online or in a craft store).

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I printed our address on blue cardstock and used an oval paper punch from punch bunch to cut them out.  The reason why I had to do that was the space that the stamp provided was way to small for our address and if I did write that tiny, no one would have been able to read it.  So when I stamped the image on white cardstock I just masked that part of the image so it wouldn’t stamp.   Then to add some dimension I used a pop dot to raise the address from the card.  The finishing touch was attaching the sea shell with the hemp rope along with our inside message.

Wishing All Of Your Dreams Come True This Holiday Season

Merry Christmas Everyone

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