Hello! Welcome to my crafty blog to showcase all the paper goodies that I make using the awesome products from Close to My Heart. My goal is to post on the first Saturday of the month showcasing the current stamp of the month and the monthly specials. I will also be posting throughout the month with my current projects. Use the links and information to the right to find information, websites, and past projects. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Baby Elephant

My sweet, baby niece Marli turns one month old this week.  In addition to making the monthly rosettes for my sister to use and take a billion pictures for her scrapbook I sent her a little note in this adorable card.
The elephant is from the CTMH cricut cartridge Flower Market.  It cuts in two layers of the Pixie pink and the Slate gray.  The pennants were also cut from this cartridge.  Going across the twine the left is on the Slate of the Basic Fundamental paper pack, the second was on White Daisy and stamped using the coordinating stamps from the Flower Market package and Pixie Ink, the middle was cut on White Daisy and stamped with a mini heart and using a gray colored pencil to add the border, the fourth was on White Daisy and stamped using the coordinating stamps from the Flower Market package and Slate Ink, and the last one was cut from a Pixie pattern in the Whimsy Fundamental paper pack.
The bottom sentiment is also a stamp from the set that comes with Flower Market.  There are a ton of sentiments with this set that are becoming my favorites.  The hearts are from a lot of different sets I already had out on my desk from another project.
The embellishments are the Shimmer Trim in pink and white.  I also used a White Dot for the elephant's eye.  The background paper is plain White Daisy that was embossed using the Confetti Embossing Folder.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Little Dreamer

Unicorns!  The Little Dreamer set is amazing and if you know anyone that loves unicorns this is a must for them.  I made a few thank you notes in a Stair Step Card.  I created a cricut design space file for the card base that you can access for free here.

I used a lot of the different thin cuts from Little Dreamer set.  The unicorn and saying come from the Little Dreamer Cardmaking set.  The rainbow and cloud set come from the Little Dreamer Scrapbooking set.  The pink that perfectly matched my nails at the time is called pixie.  :)  This seems to be a trend of mine; picking nail colors based on what I am crafting.

Of course there had to be some shimmer brush added and the unicorn's horn is a perfect spot for it.  I used the clear shimmer brush for this part.

Here is the finished product completely assembled.  I add some white shimmer trim split in half, used some bitty sparkles on the corners of the left panel, and some of the little dreamer glitter gems to decorate the stepped panels.

Here is the top view of the different folded sections.

The inside is a little different to decorate so I did a small portion in the bottom corner.  I left the main left panel to write my note.

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Stamp of the Month

This month's Stamp set is a pretty one inch alphabet.  Storybook Alphabet can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase.
Each letter has a unique pattern that be left plain and simple or colored in.
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In addition to be used as titles in scrapbooks and names/info on cards I have been using them to dress up the envelopes for the cards I have been working on.  I use my initials and add my return address in the top left.  I use the initial and then write in the remaining part of the name in the center.  Adding the recipient's address underneath.  In this case I colored in the floral designs with some of the awesome ShinHan Twin Touch Markers, using the fine point to fill in the tiny spaces.

What would you use these letter stamps for?

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Prickly Pear - Birthday

This month's focused paper pack is Prickly Pear.  It features cactus, flowers, bright rainbow stripes, and southwest style patterns.  The colors in this collection are Blossom, Emerald, Lemon, Poppy, Sapphire, Sea Glass, Sorbet, Tangerine, and White Daisy.  Check out all the Prickly Pear products here!
For my Scuzzie's (Cousin that is like a Sister) Birthday I made a card using the bright Prickly Pear Paper.  This is a gatefold card on its side and the Cricut Design Space File for the base layers can be found here.  The middle flap that is only attached on the top is decorated with the Prickly Pear Complements and the Prickly Pear Sequins.  The ribbon is one of the products that I have fallen in love with, the Blue Burlap Ribbon.  It is like 6 small strands of twine lined together.  It also comes in white, which is like a beige perfect for a beachy look.

On the inside I also continued the use of the Prickly Pear Complements for the banner that also shows through to the front.  The Happy Birthday came from the Birthday Sparkles stamp set and was stamped in Sapphire (which perfectly matches that blue burlap ribbon).

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, July 1, 2017


This month the constant campaign is a buy 2 get one FREE of any of the current stamp sets available.  CTMH has even brought back some fan favorites from previous catalogs to choose from.  Head over to my site to check out the savings and great stamps available.