Friday, March 8, 2019

Free Cricut File & Instructions for Home Decor Project!

Wowee...check out this fun new paper project that Close to my Heart just unveiled!!

How cute is that house?!


This project uses chipboard monogram letters and Cricut-cut shapes for the house. And guess what? The Cricut Design Space file is FREE!!!

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Use With Your Own Paper

You can use any paper collection you'd like for this project along with the above Cricut file and the H, M, and E chipboard letter. If the house shape isn't your thing, substitute a chipboard O and you have an adorable little project. You can spell any other word of your choosing, such as love, your family's name, etc. The chipboard is available in all letters, numbers, plus some punctuation such as #, @, and &. 

If you like the project exactly as shown above, there's a complete workshop kit available!

Workshop Kit

The workshop kit includes the basic project materials. Be sure to check out the additional supplies needed (listed below) so you’ll have all the tools to complete this project! This kit will be available through April 30, 2019, while supplies last! 

Download the project instructions >

Additional Supplies Needed:

Let me know if you have any questions!!


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Stacy Julian "Stories I Love" Photo & Story Pages | Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #306

Hello!
I have been working on my Stories I Love album, which is the latest kit from Stacy Julian in partnership with Close to my Heart.

I can’t express to you how much I love this kit and the idea behind it. It makes scrapbooking more approachable for so many reasons.
  • You have “permission” to document your photos out of order.
  • The kit includes everything you need to complete your stories plus an album and cover pages.
  • The simple format keeps the focus on the story so you don’t get caught up with the design, embellishments, etc.
I will do a whole video and post on this concept and the reasons why this kit is so important. But for now, I am sharing my first page with you.

I think it will speak for itself to an extent once you see how detailed my journaling is. I am so happy to have this whole story documented and the workbook in the kit really helped me pull out additional details around this photo. 



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I love that the sketch for AHSC was very simple this week, because it lends itself well to this simple form of scrapbooking. I used it as a jumping off point for this page.

Here's the sketch for this week. I hope you'll play along and link your project by Sunday night!


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March Specials from Close to my Heart

Hello! Happy March!

Here is information about all of the specials going on this month from CTMH.

BOGO Paper Party

All paper packs and coordinating cardstock are Buy One Get One 50% off in March! What a deal! Our current paper selections are some of my fave of all time!!
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Love Blossoms

Create a set of 12 charming handmade cards using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop kit. You'll be able to make your cards truly unique using various stamping techniques along the way. Get the workshop kit and instructions >


March Stamp of the Month: This Happened & Featured Paper Collection

March's Stamp of the Month, This Happened, can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more on my website! It pairs beautifully with March's featured paper collection So Much Happy. Don't these bright colors just make you happy!? This paper pack qualifies for the BOGO deal! See the featured products >





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Friday, March 1, 2019

March CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - This Happened

Hello!
Welcome to the March CTMH Stamp of the Month blog hop. This month's SOTM is called This Happened. It is perfect for scrapbooking and Project Life/pocket scrapbooking. I used photos in my project, but I didn't do scrapbooking!

If you've come from Michelle's blog, you're on the right path, but this hop continues in a circle, so you can keep on going. Here is a full list of participants.

The Project


Since this set lends itself more toward scrapbooking, I tried thinking outside the box to come up with a way to use these stamps in a card. I have been meaning to send my in-laws a copy of my kids' school pictures (better late than never!), so I made this cute little diagonal pocket card to enclose them in. I used this tutorial and you can watch my video tutorial below (followed by lots of pictures!).




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I didn't think of it at the time I made this, but the Heart Happy paper and stickers I used is not available now...sorry! But the colors worked perfectly with my kids' photos!

Everything I stamped is in Candy Apple ink. I just love this perfect red color.
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I stamped the small open heart a few places - on the red diagonal pocket, on the envelope, and on the enclosure card. I also stamped a couple of other images on the front and back of the envelope.

Do you see where "remember" is in the stamp set? Wondering how I got that small part of the large image to stamp so nicely onto the heart sticker? I cut it right out of the middle of the stamp! I know some of you are probably cringing. I can always put it back in if I want to stamp it as intended, but I saw myself using it separately more often than part of the larger stamp.

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For the enclosure card, I cut the Mint xoxo paper to 3x4 and then stacked a clear acetate white frame pocket card on top (these acetate cards are on clearance right now!). The mini staples are just for looks - they wouldn't staple thru the acetate. So I stapled through the white ribbon and adhered to the acetate with a glue dot.

Side note: this is the first time I used this white ribbon and I really like it. It's a thin cotton, like muslin materials. Really soft and easy to manipulate.

I added a sticker from the Heart Happy sticker sheet on top, and then hid my adhesive behind the sticker to adhere the acetate card to the xoxo paper.

Here are some detail shots along with what it looks like when everything is tucked in to pockets, ready to go in the envelope.

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I finished the card off with a few more stickers, some fun iridescent I Heart Us adhesive sequins, and silver embellishing thread.

I hope you enjoyed!


Next Up!

Now head over to Gina's blog to see what she has in store for you.

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