It’s been a while since I posted so I thought I would check in! I haven’t been stamping in a while, mostly scrapbooking but I will be stamping soon! I just received a big Close to My Heart order with some awesome beach-themed stamps! Take a look at this pretty paper, scrapbook page, and card ideas! Aren’t they super cute??? You can shop this collection on my website HERE.
The new beach kit is called Beach Party, I ordered the Scrapbooking Kit, and some matching stamps and thin cuts! (Below) Don’t forget to add the super cute Stamp of the Month, Voice of the Sea, which is only $5 if you spend $50, or it is FREE if you are a VIP customer and spend $50.
Until I get my new card-making videos up, please check out my recent videos HERE 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my lovely crafty friends! 😀
I am “smitten” with this line of products from Close to My Heart! The design paper is adorable and is great for card making or scrapbooking! One side of the paper is pretty neutral too for any kind of pages.
Last chance because there are limited quantities left! You can shop my store page HERE to order yours today!
Here are some of the sample cards I made using the supplies from the kit.
I also took my leftover papers and stickers and created my own layouts.
Hello stamping and scrapbooking friends! I’m so excited about some super cute new products by Close to My heart! Now that the holidays and cooler weather are nearing, I was thrilled to see CTMH come out with their new collection called Pumpkin Spice and the Halloween line called Boo Crew. They also have a new Slimline Celebration collection to celebrate National Stamping Month (NSM) in October. I’ll share each of the collections, some links and photos! Be sure to pop on back to my site to see some adorable projects and cards using these products.
First up is Boo Crew. So cute for scrapbook pages, mini albums, or treat bags! Speaking of treat bags, I am working on some cute smarties candy treat holders that are adorable…video coming soon! You can also join in on the workshop once you purchase your kit. Just go to the event page on CTMH’s Facebook page HERE. This event will be on October 12th.
Boo Crew Paper Packet & Sticker Sheet
Check out these cute ghost sequins that match!
Of course we have cardstock to match in Nectarine, Ballerina, Black, and Wild Berry. This cardstock is perfect for greetings cards and scrapbook pages. Remember, it has a lighter side, and a dark side!
Here is the CTMH video of the entire Boo Crew collection:
Next up is Pumpkin Spice! I don’t know about you, but we had a long summer here in Colorado, so I’m ready for boots, sweaters, firepits, hot chocolate, and pumpkin spice everything! 😉 You can join in to watch the Facebook live event using either the Cardmaking or the Scrapbooking kit, or both! The cardmaking one is on October 19th, and the scrapbooking one is on October 26th. These are free, live events, and there are usually giveaways!
The matching stamps and thin cuts are also adorable!
Here is the CTMH walkthrough video of the Pumpkin Spice collection:
Lastly, there is the whole Slimline collection! I’m in love with all of these and I just ordered the Fishy Greetings and the Circle Cluster Thin Cuts. As soon as I get my products I’ll create and post some creations with them!
Check out the CTMH video with the entire Slimline collection:
You can get the entire Slimline collection on sale now! Save 20% when you purchase the whole set in either the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop kit! The workshop kit also includes cardstock, sparkles, and cards and envelopes to give you supplies for creating a set of 12 slimline cards featuring these fun stamps and die-cuts. Complete the workshop together with us during a FREE virtual event that will be held on the Close To My Heart Facebook page on Friday, September 24. Anyone can join in, it’s free, and there will be a replay available!
Sorry this post was long, but I haven’t been on in a while and there’s so many new holiday products! Stay tuned for new cards and new videos soon using all of these new products! Be sure to follow my page so you don’t miss any posts!
My goal this year is to blog/post more! Everything I stamp, make, craft! I hope to stick with this plan, gain more followers and build my community of crafting friends. I’d love to grow my team within Close to My Heart. ❤
So today I’m sharing a cute Valentine’s card I made using a Petite Perk stamp, I like you a waffle lot. These are stamps demonstrators use as giveaways or incentives. I stamped it twice, then stamped the words. I used a past Mix-In design paper that has the same yellow as the cardstock (Canary I think). I also used the acrylic hearts, which are still available! CTMH also has pink hearts, stars, beach theme, arrows, and Disney “theme” acrylic shapes.
Hello Again Ya’ll! Happy Friday! Am I Southern? No, but I just love saying Ya’ll. It sounds so much better than “you guys”. 😉
So the other day my kids got a spork in their school lunch and didn’t use it. So, immediately I thought, oh my gosh, we could make Forky! Ok, most of you moms are like, “Wow! She’s so crafty!” and the rest of you are probably like “What the heck is a “Forky”? or what the heck is a spork? haha 🙂 Well, a spork is a cross between a fork and a spoon. It’s to be used for either purpose and to save on having several utensils. A “Forky” is one of the new characters in Toy Story 4 if you didn’t know. Don’t worry, no spoilers here. Just some good, clean crafting! Funny thing is they have a kit you can buy to make your own “Forky”. I saw it on a You Tube video and then saw it online at Michael’s which is around $14, but I again was able to find what I needed in our craft tote to make these little guys for free!
So let’s get started…here is what you will need:
Red, white and blue clay or you can use wax sticks (and instead of clay, you could use salt dough!)
2 googly eyes (small and an extra small one)
1 red pipe cleaner
1 large Popsicle stick
Take your clay and roll it into the shapes for the eyebrow (unibrow) haha and the mouth. The other style of mouth can be a circle, but my kids preferred a smile. If you don’t have the clay, you can use salt dough and color it with food coloring.
Next glue those 2 on with strong adhesive. I used the Tombow glue in the green/white bottle but the E6000 craft glue would work great.
Glue on the 2 eyes.
Next take the red pipe cleaner and bend the ends back and forth to make 3 fingers on each side. Then wrap it around the spork body a couple of times so it is secure.
Then cut the Popsicle stick (tongue depressor) in half, trim as necessary. Mine were 2″ long each.
Take the white clay/dough and make a little volcano shape and stick the spork in it.
Stick the Popsicle sticks to the clay, glue if desired.
If you want, draw on a rainbow just like Bonnie had on her Forky. You can also color the cheeks red then wipe to show a little pink. We did not do that step.
That’s it! Your kids will have their very own “Forky” and LOVE it!!! Mine did!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and pictures! Let me know in the comments below if you do!
One thing I’m doing this summer to keep the kiddos busy is having a craft day!…Or two or three or four 😉 You may have heard of “Make it Monday” or “Try it Tuesday”? Well that’s what we do on those days. Mondays we make something and Tuesdays we try something. I have a whole list of projects and fun things to do with my 5 and 7 year old. Wow. Are they really that old?? Gone are the days of finger painting and water table fun. Now it is on to bigger and messier things like making slime, bath bombs, painting rocks, and making cool crafts.So I saw this cute alligator clothespin craft and thought, I can make that! I even had all the materials on hand in our craft bucket. So read on to see what you need to make this cute little guy! And please come back soon to see what else I’m “cookin up” this summer to keep my kids busy! (and LESS screen time!!!)
You will need:1 green pipe cleaner
1 strip of green construction paper (1/2″ x 5″)
2 small googly eyes
1/4 tsp. green craft paint
Hot glue or a strong adhesive like E6000
black fine tip pen (Sharpie is best)
Newspaper, scrap paper or a craft mat to use under painting surfaceStep 1 – Lay down the newspaper or scrap paper to cover your surface where you are crafting.
Step 2 – Paint the clothespin with the green craft paint and let dry. Paint a thin coat so it dries quickly. It should only take about 10 minutes to dry.
Step 3 – Cut 1 piece of pipe cleaner to about 3 inches and the other to 5 inches. Bend the ends around to look like a curved foot. If this is too big for you, trim the feet to the desired length. I started at this length and trimmed them down. Take the hot glue or strong adhesive and put 2 dabs on the bottom of the clothespin, 1 on the back of it and 1 in the middle. Quickly stick on the 2 pipe cleaner pieces.
Step 4 – Use a black fine tip pen to make 2 dots at the front of the clothespin for the nose.
Step 5 – Use a dab of glue about 1/2″ above the 2 dots and stick on the googly eyes. If using the hot glue wait a few seconds for the glue to cool since the eyes will melt a little when sticking to the hot glue.
Step 6 – Take the construction paper strip and fold it accordion fold back and forth or even square folds.
Step 7 – Glue the construction paper right above the eyes to the back of the clothespin and cut off the excess.Done! There you have an adorable alligator clothespin. You can use it as a chip clip or cut up an old magnet and glue a strip to the back so you can use it on the fridge to hang up important artwork! 😉