Transform Your Stamps

Oh, My. You really ought a be able to expand your stamping techniques after this video:

Think outside the stamp set theme! 

Watch the video for ideas on transforming your icon stamps into borders, embellishments, and backgrounds using the My Acrylix™ Do Your Best stamp set, and then contact ME your Close To My Heart Consultant to purchase the necessary supplies.


Sew Like the Wind

Oh, My. Learn to Sew like the Wind - on paper that is. 

Close To My Heart's stitch guide helps you quickly and easily add a little "oomph" to your projects. 

Watch the video to see how we've added the popular hand-sewn effect to the stamped images in the My Acrylix™ Windy Day set using just three tools. 

Contact ME your Independent Consultant to purchase the necessary supplies.


Free to be me; Paper Collection

Free to be me promo is closed.
Oh, My.  Remember my post earlier this month? Celebrate National Scrapbooking month - Get the exclusive Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

Well now I want to share with you just how I took flight!

First I wanted to do something different, remember the craze of the mini paper bag albums a few years back?!?! I was on that band wagon too, I think everyone got one for Christmas back in 2010. I decided that Free to be me was perfect for a paper bag mini album. I gathered my materials and I got started on my idea of a paper bag mini album.....

  • Lunch size paper bags
  • Bone Folder
  • Favorite CTMH paper collection - I used Free to be me.
  • chipboard (i didn't have any on hand, so i used cardboard inserts from an 8 1/2 X 11 paper pack)
  • Bonding memories glue - this stuff is amazing. 

My book isn't finished yet - but I had to share its cuteness NOW. :)  here is my work in progress
CUT and ready to assemble my cover

Now to Line the inside cover

Time to add my bags 

picked out my page bases 

Check out my waterfall on the left inside cover

Here's my outside cover. 

I have lots more to add to this, as this is just the base - but i absolutely love how this is turning out. 

Let me know if you have any questions - i will be more than happy to answer them for you.

Danielle :)


Party Favor Favorites

Oh, My. Your Really ought to check out this Tutorial!

Use small party favors as invitations to a celebration! 

Watch the video to learn how to make your own perfect party favors using Cricut®-cut shapes and the My Acrylix™ Big Top stamp set from Close To My Heart. 

Contact ME, your Independent Consultant to learn more.


Fab Five Collections

Oh, My. You really ought to check out these collections! 

CTMH has come out with five fabulous collections that are available until July 31st 2014. 

  • Stamping Basics, 
  • Cardmaker's Quick Start
  • Stanping Scrapbooker's Delight, 
  • Memory Keeping Fundamentals,
  • Essentials Tool Kit.

If you must have any or all of these collections;  Buy your collections here

Any questions email me: DanYell81 at live dot com :)

Stamping Basics (Z9981)
This collection includes:
Z2140    Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2135    New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2170    Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162    Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2147    Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks™ Pad
A1155    My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Japanese Blossom
A1157    My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Island Greetings
1778      My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner
Z1782    My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber
Z1038    My Acrylix™ Organizer


Cardmaker's Quick Start (Z9981)

Z2193    Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195    Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
B1442    My Acrylix™ Belated Birthday
D1584    My Acrylix™ Big Hug
Y1003    2" × 2" My Acrylix™ Block
Y1009    2" × 3 ½" My Acrylix™ Block
X254      White Card and Envelopes Value Pack
Z1922    Pink Glitter Paper
Z1702    Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment


 Stamping Scrapbooker’s Delight: (Z9982)

Z2173    Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118    Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
C1574    My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself
E1028    My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet
A1159    My Acrylix™ LOL
Y1006    3" x 3" My Acrylix™ Block
1512      Bonding Memories™ Glue
Z679      Liquid Glass
Z1279    VersaMat™
Z1977    Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack
Z4114    Memory Protectors™ 4" x 6" Flip Flaps™
Z1939    Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment

Memory Keeping Fundamentals: (Z9983)

X7182B  Timberline Paper Packet
X7182C  Timberline Complements
Z3005    Timberline Assortment
X7177B  Skylark Paper Packet
X7177C  Skylark Complements
Z3000    Skylark Assortment
1512      Bonding Memories™ Glue
Z1977    Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack
9038      Cherish™ Scrapbook Program
Z1151    3-D Foam Tape
Z1851    Scallop Border Punch
Z1912    Corner Rounder
Z1979    Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
Z1768    Metallics Markers
Z1708    Sparkles Flourishes
Z1918    Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1930    Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1825    Keyboard Kraft Alphabet


Essentials Toolkit: (Z9984)

Z4139    Medium Organizer
Z4137    Craft Boxes
Z1924    Dot Embossing Folder
Z1925    Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1852    Stitch Guide
Z1114    Piercing Tool Kit
Z1294    Sanding Kit
Z1204    Bone Folder
Z1380    Spray Pen
Z1039    Create-a-Shade™ Pearl Paint

Thank you for stopping by:
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Happy Paper Crafting


You've Got a Friend Card Ideas

Oh, My. card ideas for You've got a friend stamp set ;)

Remember my post earlier about the Stamp of the Month  (Here's the link in case you missed it You've got a Friend )

Below are some of the card ideas from that stamp set with some basic instructions - I've got more - see below on how to get them. 

You Are the Best Friend Card

5" × 7" 

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below.

  • Cut the following Cricut® Artiste shape using paper of choice:
    • 1" Shift+Card <G> (p. 55)
  • Dry emboss dots with dot embossing folder on White Daisy circle spin card base.
  • Adhere rosette on circle spin shape in window; top with stamped ribbon sentiment.
  • Color 3 Color-Ready Midtown cork chevrons with black ink, place them on left side of card, and top with cork arrow.
  • Layer pennants trimmed from Ariana B&T Duos™ paper on larger cork pennant.

You’ve Got a Friend Card 

8" × 3 1/2" 


To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below. Then use the pattern found on page 57 (Wishes: Lower Layers™) of our Wishes Card Confidence Program™ how-to publication for inspiration.
  • Trace dashed line around Color-Ready Midtown cork pennant with EK Tools™ journaling pen; color cork star and chevrons with black ink.
  • Dry emboss dots with the Dot embossing folder on Crystal Blue cardstock strip.
  • Stamp “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” sentiment in black and Ruby inks on White Daisy cardstock; trim “Friend” from Ruby sentiment and layer it over black sentiment using 3-D foam tape.
  • Trim out sentiment, round corners, and trace around edges.


Thanks Danielle

Hip Pics Album- Mother's Day project guide

Oh My, You really ought to think about Mother's Day with this Tutorial:

Create a heartfelt Mother's Day gift complete with photos, embellishments, and sweet sentiments using the My Creations™ Hip Pics album and the My Acrylix™ Mother's Day stamp set from Close To My Heart. 

Contact ME,  your Independent Consultant to purchase the necessary supplies.


STAMP OF THE MONTH: MAY - You've Got a Friend


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail!

When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Here is our Stamp of the Month for MAY: You've got a Friend.


In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Contact ME to purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!
Materials Needed
  1. My Acrylix™ You’ve Got a Friend
  2. Ariana Paper Packet
  3. Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
  4. Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
  5. Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
  6. Dot Embossing Folder
  7. Chevron Embossing Folder
  8. White Daisy Circle Spin Cards & Envelopes
Required Tools
  1. Crystal Blue Cardstock
  2. Crème Brulee Cardstock
  3. Ruby Cardstock
  4. Outdoor Denim Cardstock
  5. White Daisy Cardstock
  6. Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  7. Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  8. Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  9. Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
  10. Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
  11. EK Tools™ Journaling Pen
  12. Corner Rounder
  13. Cricut® Artiste Collection
  14. Thread
  15. Toothpicks


Skylark workshop to go

Skylark pages 3&4
Skylark Orignial CTMH design pages 1&2
Skylark pages 5&6
Oh, My. You really ought to order the Skylark Workshop to go kit.
I followed the directions for two of the six pages I made. The next four, I used my imagination and the rest of the paper. I had two 1/2 x 1 pieces of paper left over. Not too bad.
Do you want my sketch for pages 3-6?
First, Follow my blog.
Second, leave a comment with your email, and I will send you my sketches.
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