Thursday, December 13, 2012

National Papercrafting Month

Whooo’s Your Valentine
Spend $35 and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10!

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an
incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit
(CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of
papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create
personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and
other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for
$40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or
more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/
Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive 12 die-cut boxes,
3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper,
12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set
created specifically for the kit. This kit offers you a
sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products:
the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate
the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock,
and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill
with treats for valentines in a cinch!

Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012—
January 31, 2013.
Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per qualifying order.
Visit my CTMH website to shop now!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Stamp of the Month

December Stamp of the Month, "Year-Round Cheer" is a versatile stamp that can be used throughout the entire year.
With a purchase of $50 or more in CTMH product, you can purchase this stamp set for just $5. It can also be purchased at full retail price of $17.95. Shop now, this set is only available from December 1-31, 2012!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Welcome to our second of 2 Blog Hops happening this month. In this Hop you will find that each consultant has created a calendar, we've used different materials and created our own take on advent calendars!  Close To My Heart has an Advent Calendar WOTG kit that you can purchase from your local consultant, or you can purchase from me here. 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Darla in Nova Scotia at If you came from Michelle M. of "Twirl n' Time"  then you are in the right place!

I used the Close to my Heart Cubby to make a traditional advent calendar but I made my own design on each box.
The Close to my Heart exclusive Cricut Artiste cartridge was used to cut the boxes and numbers and a few of the images. I used several CTMH Christmas stamp sets, including:
 Flakey Friends, 
A Sip, 
Captured Moments, 
Bundled Buddies, 
Love Life,
Merry Pursuits,
and Holiday Trinkets
to stamp my designs and cut out. I then used sparkles and red and silver glitz glitter gel to add some bling!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Darla of  "Stamping under Doctors Orders ".

You can find a complete list of our blog hop on Michelle's blog if you get lost along the way.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Advent Calendar using some of the designs and products seen along the way. Join us again on December 15th when we showcase a 3D Christmas themed project from the New Artiste Cartridge.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Burlap flower headband

Close to my Heart has this awesome burlap ribbon that can be used for so many different things! I love hats and headbands, and like it even better when they are cheap and cute! Haha. So taking about 3 ft of the burlap ribbon, I threaded through the "bottom" of the ribbon. Once I had threaded through the entire 3 ft, I pulled the thread tight, cinching up the one side. Be sure to hold the end of the thread so it just doesn't pull through. Once I had the ribbon as tight as I wanted I curled it to look like a flower and tied the two ends of the ribbon together. I placed a few dots of glue from the glue gun around the flower to kind of hold the shape. Then glued down a button in the middle.
So cute. I had an old T-shirt kicking around that didn't fit anymore, so I took out my scissors and cut a headband out of the middle of the shirt. I then glued the flower to where the seam on the T-shirt was so as to cover it up.
I've had lots of comments on the headband and even a few requests to make more! They are so simple, give it a try!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Simple Holiday Card

It's November! Time to start thinking about Christmas! I've been very intrigued by simple white cards lately, so I tried an alternate version of the "triple stamped" technique. Shown here is very simple card that took me literally, 5 minutes to put together.

I just randomly stamped the trees directly onto the card base around the bottom edges. I then stamped the trees onto the smaller white piece, not worrying about matching up the images. Stamped the snowman and colored it. I then added "snow" but dotting liquid applique just along the smaller white piece and heat set it until it puffed. I matted the smaller white piece on a piece of colored paper the same color as the trees! Ta Da! Cute, simple holiday card!