H2H Challenges: Creative Cards

Happy Monday - This weeks challenge is creative cards, ANY size or shape except NOT a standard (A2; 4.25”x5.5”) card!
I have not made a Pop-up box card in years! I love this card style, with my daughters pending 4th birthday, loving pink and dinosaurs, this was a perfect choice!!!!

Using Something Fierce paper collection and cut aparts, I have created a pop-up box card. 

This quickly turned into a Birthday card when I used a number 4 from the artbooking cricut cartridge and the senitment Happy Birthday from the January Stamp of the Month, 'Card Captions'

The front of card will adorn my Daughters name, by using the cricut artbooking font, and welding the letters together to fit under so a-roar-able.

When folded flat, this can easily be mailed in a 5 x 7 card envelope, as it measures 5 x 5.

Be sure to visit the H2H blog to enter this weeks challenge and to see other designers' inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!


Featured Paper Blog Hop-Something Fierce

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing items from our Something Fierce Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart Consultants. If you are visiting from Julie's blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning with our hostess Carol. Next head on over to Brittany's Blog. 

I am a scrapbooker at heart, and when I say a sample page in the new Idea Book, I just had to C.A.S.E. it. It will be perfect to show case my Daughters 4th birthday!

Something Fierce Shaker Page

Something Fierce Compliments

Years of sweetness stamp set

Let me know what you think of this page in the comments below!

Now head on over to Brittany's Blog to see what amazing artwork she has to share! 

You can purchase all the supplies needed for this layout here!

Supplies Used:
  • Something Fierce Paper Packet Item Number: X7240B
  • Something Fierce Coordinating Cardstock Item Number: X7240D
  • Years of Sweetness Item Number: D1827
  • White Daisy Cardstock Item Number: X6027
  • Willow Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Item Number: Z2807
  • Lemon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Item Number: Z2808
  • Thin Cuts—Shaker Window & Confetti Item Number: Z4309
  • Loose Sequins—Silver Item Number: Z4304
  • Shimmer Brush—Black Item Number: Z4224

*** After the Hop - come back and check out my other projects on my blog using something fierce


Journaling - Using your Alphabet stamps to the fullest

Hate your handwriting? Want your Journaling to stand out? Are your stickers always missing a letter or two? Why not use your Alphabet stamps? 

I interviewed my six year old on all of his favorite things. Using his answers, I journaled them as the background of my layout with my Simply Said alphabet stamp set.

Favorite Things

The end of each answer a heart was used to separate the next question. Each heart was then accented with a black shimmer brush, which adds just the right amount of sparkle. 

The rainbow wave line was created using Pomegranate, Pansy, Sapphire, Willow, and Goldrush inks, using the dotted line found in the adorable years of sweetness stamp sets. Each letter follows the same rainbow pattern. 

I just love some of his answers, be still my heart. 

Right now ALL alphabet stamps are 35% off in celebration of Close to My Hearts 35 years in business. 

Check out my other artwork using the simply said alphabet set (get yours for under $10) 

Look over all the stamp sets below or to shop, click here
Solid Classroom 
open classroom

Modern Typewriter
Brushed Letters
Morgan's Hand
Erin's Hand
Simply Said 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Alphabet Letters - never need a sticker again

How many times are stuck looking at your sheet of alphabet stickers and wondering what you can turn around to make the word you need?
That's the thing with Alphabet stamps, you will always have all the letters you need, and you can customize the color to match your project. 

What else can you do with the alphabet stamps besides make a title? How about a background?

Check out this customized background, created with the simply said stamp set from Close to My Heart. 

Right now, all of the Close to My Heart Alphabet stamps are 35% off! That being said, check out the cute card, created with same stamp set.

This A2 size card, is easy to duplicate and keep on hand for that just because moment. 

Head on over to my online store DanYellScraps and stock up on your alphabet stamps today! 

*** I will receive a small commission when you make a purchase through my website, at no additional cost to you. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Happy Craftings


Something Fierce - Scrapbook Product Feature

I am on fire with the Something Fierce paper collection!

Today I am using scraps to create a single page layout! I have LIVE facebook video of me putting this together, so for those visual peeps, I got your back! Scroll down to the end of this post to see the video! :)

Lets see this quick, quilt layout!

Something Fierce Scraps for a Quilt Layout

The base is a 12x12 (inches) Background and Texture Paper (B&T) from the new Mix in collection. The mix in paper packet is designed to be used with any of the CTMH paper collections. It comes with 6 double sided sheets! 
Next comes the white daisy cardstock - really this could be any colored cardstock - this was cut 9.75 x 9.75(inches) and centered on the 12 x12 base. 
Each square is cut just under 2 inches, and placed about .25 inches from the edge for the white daisy cardstock. The paper used for these squares is from the Something Fierce paper collection. This collection, has fun whimsical dinosaurs on one side, and for those without kiddos, has a lighthearted grown-up prints. 

The cluster title is taken from the cut apart sheet, and finished off using the January Stamp of the Month, Card Creations (not just for cards) behind the title you can see a small banner tag and a pewter colored star! 

Cluster title - Love Today
To finish the layout, a dot line was stamped around the white daisy cardstock, drawing your eye in. This dot line can be found in the Years of Sweetness stamp collection

Featured colors: Willow, Ballerina, Bluebird, Canary and Pewter

Here is the video tutorial that was recorded LIVE on my facebook page, and reloaded on Youtube. 

If you do not have a CTMH Consultant, I'd love to be her. Consider following me on facebook here, where you can catch my LIVE Videos! 

Happy Scrapbooking


Shaker Card - Making paper scraps go the extra mile

Happy Thursday!

I have been so busy creating with the new papers in the new Idea Book! If you have yet to see the new book, please check it out here!
Did you know you can receive a FREE copy when you place your first order during the life of the idea book?

When I made the adorable pencil holder valentines (click here to see those) there were left over super cute hearts. I had to just use them. First I thought a layout, but then a card idea popped into my head.

I started with a standard A2 card base (4.25" x 5.5") and lined my hearts so two hung off the side and the third was centered between the two.
Heart card starting place
Once I had my hearts placed where I liked them, I traced them. Using the pencil marks as a guide, I  cut my card based to create a window. 

Loose Silver Sequins 

A simple acetate sheet was placed on the inside, then a layer of 3D foam tape was added to the inside of the card base, and very closely around the window. Inside the winder, silver, loose sequins were added, and a white daisy card base adhered on top.

3D Foam Tape to create a window.

The sentiment "Happy Birthday" was stamped in versa mark ink, and heat embossed in Ranger White embossing powder, on Black Cardstock. The piece was cut in a dove tail at both ends, with a strip of 3D Foam tape behind it, and centered on the lagoon heart.

I'd love to hear what you think of my scrap made card in the comments below! 

Supplies can be purchased via my website DanYellScraps 
  • Mix in Paper Collection
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger White Embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Silver Loose Sequins
  • Tombow Dry adhesive roll
  • Memory protector (cut to fit card window)
  • 3D Foam tape
  • CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Thank you for stopping by!

*** Any purchases made via the link above will result in my family receiving a small commission at no additional charge to you, we thank you from the bottom of our heart!!


H2H Challenges: the Important Things

This weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge is The Important things.

I have created a 6" x 8" album to capture our first family vacation as a family of six. We traveled 12 hours in a car, and learned so much about each other. ONE - we can do a car trip - it was so much fun! 

The cover page speaks for its self, and I narrowed down our important things learned, to 9 (may or may not of had something to do with the amount of Journaling Space) 

There are eight journaling pages with titles. So much space to tell our story. Which I completed after the pictures were taken. 

Each journaling page has matching photo page. I have added Flip flaps to many of them. Pictures are 4x6, 3x4, 4x3, 4x4 and 3x3. 

The album ends with this adorable back cover page for final thoughts. 

Supplies: Something Fierce paper collection, Something Fierce compliments, Something Fierce coordinating cardstock, 4x6, 3x4 and 3x3 Flip flaps and simply said alphabet stamp set. 

Be sure to visit the H2H blog and see our designers' inspiration.  Then while you are there link up your artwork for this weeks challenge.......
As we kick off 2019, Heart2Heart challenges would like for you to remember the Important Things- and then share them with us!  You do NOT have to use the recent Close To My Heart "Important Things" bundle, although you certainly could.  Some people pick a particular word to focus on this year as their important thing.  For others, it's family or home.  However you interpret it, you have the entire month of January to join us and show off your most important things.  (Just remember to use some CTMH product in your creation to join us.)  We are also welcoming our new design team members to the H2H family!  Please be sure to welcome them in the comments.


Pencil Holder - Valentine Treat Shaker Card

Valentines is not to far away, and pretty soon it will be the night before our kids are supposed to bring in treats for their class exchange. You will be watching your favorite show, sipping on your favorite drink, because you saw this post, and you're already done!

After looking all over pinterest and then searching my cricut images I came up with an image in the Artistry collection I could add pencil holds to!

Watch my video (pre-recorded on facebook live) where I show you three ways to use these!

Here are the finished Pencil holders. 

Artistry Cricut Image

Arrow Pencil Holder

If you love these and want to make them for yourself here is the link to the design space file. * Note you must own the Artistry CTMH Cricut Cartridge *

Supplies Used: 
  • Mix in Paper Collection - 6 double sided sheets, designed to fit in with any of the paper packets. 
  • White Daisy cardstock - perfect for scrapbook layout bases and more. 
  • 3D foam tape - add dimension with double side tape.
  • Raspberry Ink - Waterbased dye ink
  • Lagoon Ink - waterbased dye ink
  • Loose gold sequins
  • Memory protector - cut to size to create a shaker window.
  • Artistry Cricut cartridge collection
  • January 2019 Stamp of the Month - Only Available Jan 1st - Jan 31st 2019 Card Captions
You can order any of these supplies from my online store - DANYELLSCRAPS :) 

Have a wonderful day! 

*** I do earn a small commission from any purchase made at my online store - there is no additional cost to you. 

**** My family thanks you for your support! 

Treat Bags - Turn a Thank You into a THANK YOU!

I love these little bags! They are super easy to create! I used the same January stamp of the month set - Card Captions (26 stamps) in all.

You can catch the tutorial here - as I used a different size bag then before. (Check out the valentines treat bags here)

Here are the finished bags! So stinking cute, right?!

Thank You Treat Bag

Thank you Treat Bag

Super adorable, fast and easy treat bags, sure to put a smile on the face of their owner. 

Supplies used:
  • Mix-in paper packet - 6 double sided sheets of paper each with a different design. 
  • Poppy Twine (currently on the clearance list - less than $2 - hurry before they are gone)
  • Black Cardstock - white core, cuts easily with the cricut, great for sanding dry embossed images to show the white center. 
  • Linen cardstock - white core center. features a two tone cardstock, the reverse side shows a lighter version.
  • Loose gold sequins - variety of gold shades, shapes and sizes. 
  • Artistry Cricut Cartridge - labels
  • 3D Foam tape - used to add dimension 
  • Glue Dots - perfect for adhering loos sequins ribbon and more. 
  • Tombow Runner - dry adhesive. 
  • Raspberry Ink - waterbased dye ink
  • Black Ink -waterbased dye ink
  • January 2019 Stamp of the month - 26 images/sentiments - Only Available Jan 1st - 31st 2019

Join my online party #NewYearNewMemories and when you spend $50, snag the January Stamp of the month for ONLY $5, Savings of $13.95!!!!

Thank you for stopping by!


Treat Bag - Valentine Treat Bag for Everyone

I know valentines is over a month away! However, this idea was too cute NOT to share now.

These treat bags are so easy to create and play with. You can decorate the for any them. Think Thank You (Click here to see that post) Birthday, and more!

Watch this video to see just how to put together these adorable treat bags!!!

Here are the finished bags! - I would love to see your recreation of these!

January SOTM - Card Captions

January SOTM - Card Captions
Supplies Used: 

  • Mix in Paper Packet - 6 double sides sheets
  • Shaker Thin Cut set - include 4 metal dies to create confetti and the shaker element
  • Shaker foam and acetate kit - includes 6 foam circles, 6 acetate sheets, and bonus foam squares.
  • Silver Loose sequins - includes a variety of shapes, sizes and shades of silver. 
  • Tombow glue runner - dry adhesive
  • Liquid Glass - wet adhesive 
  • Raspberry ink - waterbased dye ink
  • Ballerina Cardstock - soft tone pink with a lighter shade on the reverse side.
  • White Ribbon - easy to color or stamp on to create one of a kind custom ribbon accent. 
  • January 2019 Stamp of the Month - 26 images/sentiments perfect for cards, projects, tags etc. 

The January Stamp of the Month was used to for the sentiments - take a look at all of the cute sentiments:
Card Captions: S1901, set of 26

Join my Online party, #newYearNewMemories, spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5. DanyellScraps


Something Fierce - Precut Scrapbooking Workshop!

Happy New Year!

Here we are with a New Year, a new Idea Book, and a New workshop! Who is ready to take this new year, and make new memories!? That is my new theme for January! #NewYearNewMemories - when you follow me on social media, look for that hash tag to find all of my art work!

Now to get to what you stopped by for! My new Something Fierce PRECUT Workshop!

This workshop comes precut, so all you have to do is assemble, glue, and go! Great for crops, scrapbooking on the go, quick layouts, or a starting base for deep detailed layouts.

Just Imagine 5 photos

What and Adventure 6 photos
3 2 1 Hooray! 6 Photos 

Awesome Day 4 Photos


  • 8 base pages, (4) White Daisy, (2) Pewter, (2) BlueBird)
  • Something Fierce paper collection (PreCut)
  • Pewter Pre-cut Photo Mattes
  • Lemon Pre-cut Photo Mattes
  • One NEW FULL spool of White Ribbon
  • One NEW FULL bag of Loose sequins
  • All the cut aparts fussy cut.
  • Stamped images on all layouts
  • Stamped images on White Ribbon (optional) 
  • Printed close up pictures and instructions for easy assembly. 

Additional supplies needed to complete this kit:

  • Favorite adhesive
  • 3D foam tape
  • Micro tip non stick scissors (additional fussy cutting if desired)
  • Black Journaling Pen (for doodling)
  • Pictures (picture placement white daisy place holders are not included) 
  • Flip-Flaps if you would like to add more photos to your layouts.

This workshop is available as E-Files only. 

Workshop Selections

Thank you!