Thursday, March 30, 2017

Scripty & Sparkly Die Cut Thanks Card

Hi there,
I made this card to send to my friend Stephanie a few months ago. The paper is retired now, but still available while supplies last! I used two packs - Swan Lake and Jeepers Creepers. I love mixing paper collections :)

I used a Thin Cut die for the "thanks" sentiment. And it's on sale for just a couple more days for 25% off! It comes as a set with "Hello," and both die cuts are sized perfectly for cards. Shop Die Cuts >

See that lovely sparkle on the die cut? It's from the Shimmer brush in clear. I am obsessed with it! It's very similar to the Wink of Stella shimmer brush if you're familiar with that, but CTMH's is less expensive and has more product in it! Plus it comes in gold and clear (like silver). The gold is a clear base with gold shimmer, whereas the Wink of Stella is a gold base and gold shimmer. I like CTMH's better :)

While this seasonal paper is retired now, it's still available while supplies last. So if you like it, you'd better grab it! There are matching Complements (cardstock stickers), washi, etc as well! Shop While Supplies Last >

Be sure to also check out the Clearance Page. (Not to be confused with While Supplies Last.) The clearance section has incredible deals and really cute stuff at up to 80% off! Shop Clearance >

Thanks for visiting! My supply list is below if you're interested in what I used.
Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts
Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack

Swan Lake Paper Pack 
Swan Lake Coordinating Cardstock
Shimmer Brush (clear/silver)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Clearance Deals Up to 80% Off


I thought I'd show you a sampling of the great deals that are on my Clearance Page right now. There's some really cute stuff, and it's on clearance at up to 80% off. There's even more on my website. Shop Clearance >
La Vie En Rose Complements - $1.75 (was $6.95!)

Georgie Complements - $1.75 (was $6.95!)
Matching Georgie Picture My Life cards also available for only $3!

Damask & Chevron 5"x7" Embossing Folders - $5.40 (was $17.90. Other styles available)
Everyday Life Washi Tape - $1.25 (was $3.95)

Maritime Puffy Stickers - $1.00 (was $3.95)
"Our Story" Picture My Life Cards - $3.00 (was $8.95)

Good stuff and great deals, right?! There's even more to choose from on my site. Shop Clearance >

P.P.S. Get FREE goodies plus entered to win a Cricut cartridge! Check out THIS POST to see all the goodies I'm giving away if you place an order by March 31. I'm REALLY, REALLY close to hitting my goal now and would love your help to reach it!

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful 3x3 Die-Cut & Copic Cards

I am on a roll with this blogging thing lately! I have some bright and cheery cards to share today. I played around with the Some Kinda Wonderful paper and Thin Cuts/stamp set bundle (which is 25% off only for a few more days!). This stamp set is SERIOUSLY CUTE! It was the first thing I had to have when the current catalog came out.
Don't you love this bird? I'm not the best Copic colorer but it was fun to color him in. You can do all sorts of color combos for him. I used Memento black ink so that the alcohol in the Copics didn't make the image smear.

You have to check out the adorable fox and turtle that come in the set, too. The word bubble is a stamp and die also, and there are a couple of sentiments sized to perfectly fit in it, as well as a few larger sentiments. The stamp set picture is below or check it out on my website.
I added some splatters of black acrylic paint to the card base. It's hard to tell because most of it is covered up, but there are some cute dots peeking out on the sides. They are also on the back. Makes for a fun added detail.

TIP: Create 8 splattered card bases from one sheet of cardstock! Add a few drops of water to some acrylic paint in a small jar. Use a paint brush to splatter an entire 12"x12" sheet of white carstock. Let dry. Cut into (8) 3"x6" card bases. Fold each in half for a 3"x3" card.

Here are more Some Kinda Wonderful cards that the CTMH Art Department created with this paper and stamp set...
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Don't these colors and images just make you happy? If you need them like I did, the links are below.

Save 25% on Thin Cuts 
The best part is that all Thin Cuts, including bundles, are 25% off this month! But hurry, cuz you only have a few more days! Shop all Thin Cuts >

Some Kinda Wonderful Stamp Set/Thin Cuts Bundle (25% off in March)

Some Kinda Wonderful Stamp Set

Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack

Clearance Up to 80% Off
P.S. Check out all the cool Clearance items on my website! Such great deals up to 80% off! Shop Clearance >

P.P.S. Get FREE goodies plus entered to win a Cricut cartridge! Check out THIS POST to see all the goodies I'm giving away if you place an order by March 31. I'm really close to hitting a goal and would love your help reaching it!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Super Sparkly Watercolor & Die Cuts Card + Video Tutorial

Today I have a super cute and super sparkly card to share that my CTMH upline, Kay Pekin sent to me. I thought it was so adorable I just had to share it with you!

She used two die cuts sets on this card, Hello & Thanks is one set (you get 2 dies perfectly sized for cards!) and the Hearts Thin Cuts set comes with a small, medium and large heart. The heart dies do double duty because you get the heart outline and the inside of the heart both from one die! She cut the dies out using glitter paper in white, red, and gold. And guess what? Dies are 25% off this month! The hearts are only $11.21 right now and Hello & Thanks is only $8.96...such a good deal! Shop now >

It looks like Kay used the medium flat waterbrush to paint the red background with watercolor paint, and then she brushed some gold shimmer over it with the gold shimmer brush. I love the subtle sparkle that it adds, it's so pretty. You can really see it in the photo below.

If you've never used Thin Cuts, check out my video tutorial on how to use them with the Cuttlebug machine.

Save 25% on Thin Cuts + FREE Goodies
You can save 25% on all Thin Cuts on my CTMH website right now through March 31! Plus Check out THIS POST to see all the goodies I'm giving away if you place an order by March 31. I'm really close to hitting a goal and would love your help reaching it!

While you're on my site, check out all the amazing deals up to 80% off on the Clearance Page!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mojo Monday Challenge #489: Thank You Card

Hello, crafty friends,

I haven't participated in the Mojo Monday sketch for a while, and I was inspired by this week's sketch, so I decided to! I used a new paper pad that I recently got: Heidi Swapp's Favorite Things. I was really drawn to the bright colors with black and white and love how the mix of paper turned out in the card.

The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch and I colored over them with sparkle from CTMH's gold shimmer brush. It's really hard to capture in a photo but you can kind of see it. It's very lovely and sparkly in person.

The heart die cut is from CTMH's Hearts Thin Cuts and is 25% off this have a few more days to take advantage of the Thin Cuts Sale! There are 3 sizes of hearts and it cuts the outer border and inside of the heart, so you get 2 usable cuts from one die! Shop all Thin Cuts >

This particular Thank You stamp from CTMH is retired, but there's another lovely Thank you set HERE.

  • All of Close to my Heart's Thin Cuts die cuts are 25% off this month. The Hearts Thin Cut set I used in this card is only $11.21 right now! Watch CTMH's Thin Cuts video to see more great ideas for using these dies. Shop Thin Cuts >
  • The Tea-rrific Stamp of the month is super cute and it's only available in March! It's only $5 ($17.95 value) with any $50 purchase! Shop now >
  • Freebies, Cricut cartridge giveaway & Free shipping through me. I'm trying to reach a goal this month for CTMH I'm offering an extra incentive for your help in placing an order! See my post HERE for details.

Thanks for visiting today!
Tea-rrific March Stamp of the Month
Hearts Thin Cuts

Black Shimmer Trim

All The Thanks Stamp Set

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Freebies & Specials For Your CTMH Order!

Hi, Friends!

I need your help. I am trying to reach a goal for my Close to my Heart business and I only need to sell $200 more! So to sweeten the deal I have awesome freebies for you!! Plus I've listed CTMH's specials going on this month.

Special #1: Spend More, Get More...
You Could Win a Cricut Cartridge!
This first special is through me only and ends on March 31! Here's the deal:
  • If you spend $25 or more on my CTMH website, I'll send you a free stamp set.
  • If you spend $50 or more, I'll send you a free accessory pack or mini album (plus the stamp set, too!).
  • If you spend $75 or more, you'll get all the above plus be entered to win a FREE CRICUT ARTISTRY CARTRIDGE!!! Woohoo!!! (Entries will be collected through April, drawing will be held in May.)
  • If you spend $100 or more, you'll get all the above PLUS free shipping! 
  • And for every $25 after this, I'll throw in more freebies!
(Deadline to order for freebies is March 31, 2017. Freebies will be my choice from my giveaway stash and sent separately from your order. For free shipping, I will refund you for Smartpost shipping via Paypal.)

Special #2: Thin Cut Dies 25% Off
This month all Thin Cuts dies and die bundles are 25% off! There are fun sentiments, shapes, and dies that match stamp sets! Thin cuts give you a quick and easy way to make your own embellishments to match your cards, layouts, and other projects. Order yours on my website.

You can see some projects that I used Thin Cuts on HERE (including a process video) and HERE.

Special #3: Stamp of the Month "Tea-rrific" for $5
This month's stamp of the month set is perfect for Mother's Day and is versatile for so many occasions. It is only available in March, and is only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 you order (before shipping and tax). That means if you order $100 you can get 2, and so on. When you place your order on my website, you'll automatically be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out.  

Special #4: Clearance Items
There are lots of great items on clearance at up to 80% off in the Clearance section of my website. Washi tape, mini albums, accessories, embossing folders Picture My Life (like Project Life) cards, and more! Shop Clearance!

Now that you have all the details, start shopping!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

(Oops, We Missed Our) Anniversary Blog Hop: Hello Lovely Cricut Wedding Card

Hello! It's time for another Blog Hops with Heart blog hop! And Oops, can you believe we missed our 1-year anniversary?! But we're making up for it this month.

I decided to use my favorite CTMH Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent, (which is sadly retired, but still available HERE while supplies last!), to create a wedding cake card. This card could be for a wedding or an anniversary. But, since I needed a wedding card, that's what I'm going to use it for.

I cut the card base with Kraft cardstock. I used Hello Lovely paper and complements from CTMH, along with retired CTMH gold puffy stickers and some frosted epoxy dots from my stash. I love the dimension that they add on the wedding cake.

It's hard to see, but I added some sparkle with a gold shimmer pen. It's really hard to capture on camera but I sort of got it here. It's very lovely in person! I just added a little on the flowers.

I finished off the inside of the card with a heart Thin Cut and a stamped sentiment. I brushed some gold shimmer on the heart as well, but you can't see it here. The stamp I used is from the Hello Lovely Cardmaking stamp set. I love it. (BTW all Thin Cuts are 25% off through the rest of March!!)

Thanks for hopping with us today! Next up is Stephanie!

Be sure to check out all of the awesome CLEARANCE deals!