Favorite Tool| Heart2Heart Challenge

What is your go to Scrapbooking tool?

Hands down, every time I need to trim, or fussy cut, my Close to My Heart non-stick, Micro-Tip scissors are what I reach for.  I have 4 pairs, two are missing (My husbands fault) the other two are on my work table. So what is sooo special about these scissors?

First they are coated, with a non-stick surface to cut through adhesive without sticking. This is a must for me, I am always cutting my 3D foam tape down or over hang on paper that has adhesive on the back of it. I do not have worry about these scissors gumming up and becoming tough to move! Must for my fingers since my knuckles swell often.

Second, they are small and super sharp for detailed cutting. So when I am cutting something as small and detailed such as the sign and wreath below, I am able to turn my paper and get into those fine areas.

My second favorite CTMH tool is the shimmer brushes. In the card above you can see shimmer on the barn door. I used our Sugarplum shimmer brush.  Check out this 3 minute tutorial on the brushes and all 6 colors available. 


Love Blossoms| Dutch Door Card Tutorial

Have you seen or did you get your Love Blossoms Stamp set yet?

If not, this tutorial will certainly have you adding one to your shopping cart!  We are going to create a dutch door card using a pre-scored card base and the Love Blossoms Stamp set. Scroll down for the YouTube Video tutorial from my Facebook Live Coffee and Cards!

For those that like typed instructions, here is a basic step by step tutorial.
  • Using a Close to My Heart card base, cut the card off the score line.
  • Turning one piece horizontal, trim at 4.50 inches and score at 4.25 inches. Turn this piece vertical, and trim at 3.75 inches. 
  • Stamp image in Charcoal ink close to the top of your 4.50x3.75 inch piece. 
  • Use  a paper trimmer to eyeball a straight cut from the edge to the closest stamped image on each side. Then fussy cut around the rest if the foliage and flowers.
  • Colored in using block inking in new England ivy for the foliage and pixie for the flowers.
  • Stamp sentiment in versa mark ink and heat embossed in ranger black embossing powder.
  • Attach door to base using strong double sided tape. 
  • To finish the card off, Use the sugar plum shimmer brush  o highlight the flowers, and the black shimmer brush  with the end of paint brush to splatter black shimmer on to the card.

For those that love a visual tutorial, here is my Facebook Live Coffee and Cards upload to YouTube.

Supplies can be purchased via my online shop if you do not have a consultant! :) DanYellScraps


March Stamp of the Month| This Happen

This stamp set is perfect for scrapbookers!

Hands down the 3x4 size documenting stamp is ideal for almost any layout. I can see this be used OVER and OVER for years to come.  These are the moments I want to remember., what I love about this, is it is great for bullet points or a short story.... Speaking of bullet points, they even included a lined bullet point set!!!

Here is my layout I created using many of these stamps...

Using the small icons (Heart, X, Arrow, and Flower) I created a border on the left page and colored them in using the CTMH Touch Twin ShinHan markers. You can also find the What Matters stamped in Sapphire and then 3D foam added and adhered to the & sign. You can find this in the cut a part sheet within the So Much Happy paper collection (our paper is BOGO 1/2 off right now)
Check out the Take note banner, to give this depth, this was first stamped directly on the page, then again on scrap white daisy, and fussy cut using micro tip scissors (simply the best scissors ever).
The last stamp used is the word 'THIS' from THIS Happen. By masking off happen, I was able to keep just THIS showing. I also used the CTMH Touch Twin ShinHan markers to color in the letters.
Cut a parts are found fussy cut through out the layout...

Here is a stunning layout idea using the March SOTM from Close to My Heart. Here you can see that 3x4 journaling stamp. How perfect is that?!?!

If you do not have a CTMH Sister, please swing by my online store --> DanYellScraps <---- a=""> to snag your own March Stamp of the month. 

Remember our Paper is BOGO 1/2 off right now, spend $50.00 and you can add the Stamp of the month to your cart for $5.00 ($18.95 normally) How cool is that?!?!

Want to see more of the March Stamp of the month? Great, I have some adorable layouts, check out my So Much Happy workshop kit to see them all!

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So Much Happy| Pre-Cut Workshop

I have created such a cute pre-cut workshop! Featuring the So Much Happy paper collection!
I have taken this paper collection and paired it with the Close to My Heart stamp of the month to create 4 double page layouts, holding over twenty (20) photos.  The colors are popping and ready for spring!

Here are the four layouts, each layout features cutaparts and or stamping using the March Stamp of the Month.

Tell your Story

Loving This Life

One of a Kind Crazy Adventure

You & Me - the best part

I am offering this workshop one of two ways:

  • Workshop files for free when you purchase the supplies listed below, or spend $25.00 of your choice via my online store (Paper is Buy one Get one Half off Through March 2019 Stock up!) 
  • Precut workshop as a kit for $30.00 (plus shipping) 

As always local crafters- contact me to save on shipping before purchasing your pre-cut kit for a custom invoice. 


So Much Happy Paper Packet  X7241B (10.95)
So Much Happy Coordinating Cardstock X7241D (9.95)
3-D Foam Tape Z1151 (6.50)
CTMH Adhesive Runner Z3372 (6.95)
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors Z1836 (15.95) 
Thin Cuts—Block Alphabet Z3386 (69.95)
Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z3271 (9.95)
Stamp of the Month - March 2019: This Happened S1903 ($18.95 or $5.00 when spend $50.00) 
SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer  Z1783 (35.95)

How to Order: E-Files Now available

Workshop files - Place an order for the supplies listed above or any items of your choosing totaling $25.00 before tax and shipping Here at my Online Store --->  So Much Happy Workshop Files  (Remember our paper is Buy One Get One Half off!!!)  Once your order has been placed, I will email you full colored PDF files  that include easy to read cutting guides along with layout tips on how to assemble each page. 

Pre-Cit Kit:   Each kit is pre-cut and arrives in a sturdy 13"x2"x13" box . Inside each layout presorted in CLEAR 12.25 x 12.50 self-sealing bags. The basic guidelines for assembling the layouts in full color printed paper are in each layout. You will not have to sort or guess which pieces go where. 
The kits do not include stamping.  However, you can add the Stamp of the Month your order for $18.95 Just select that option before checking out in PayPal. 

The paper for this workshop has now retired, however the e-files are now available. Use these to cut this very workshop using a paper collection from your stash!

Workshop Selections
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Love Blossoms Virtual Class


Make a Set of 12 Charming Cards Using this Exclusive Stamp Set and Workshop Kit, or shop from your stash!!!!

What better way to express appreciation and love than with handmade cards? Create the beautiful cards shown below using the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set and workshop bundle. Not only will you get a set of 12 cards, but you’ll also have fun using stamps and embossing folders to decorate them.

Our featured techniques in this class will cover, dry embossing, Second generation stamping, working with mixed media. 

There are 4 options for supplies: 

  • Find like items  in your stash and join us on March 28th at 8pm LIVE on Facebook.
2. The Deluxe Kit which has the following contents:
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Love Blossoms Stamp Set (CC2199)
  • 6 – cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Charcoal, 1 Lilac, 1 Peach, 1 Pixie, 1 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Mini Stamp Pad
  • 1 – New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Mini Stamp Pad
  • 1 – Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Mini Stamp Pad
  • 1 – Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Mini Stamp Pad
  • 1 – Silver Embellishing Thread (Z4213)
  • 12 – white card bases & envelopes
3. Just the Paper Kit which has the following contents:
  • 6 – cardstock sheets (1 Carolina, 1 Charcoal, 1 Lilac, 1 Peach, 1 Pixie, 1 White Daisy)
  • 1 – Silver Embellishing Thread (Z4213)
  • 12 – white card bases & envelopes
  • You will need to shop your stash for a stamp set similar to the love blossoms set. 
4. Just the Stamp Set - Love Blossoms Item Number: CC2199\
  • Includes 23 images
  • You will need to shop your stash for inks, papers and cards, along with embellishing thread

No matter what kit you choose above you the following additional supplies are needed: 
  • Playful Scallops Embossing Folder (Z4231)
  • Waterbrush—Small Round (Z3224)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Glue Dots® Micro Dots

How do you Join? The live Class will be on Facebook Live, and you can sign up here

How to order outside your stash: 
Deluxe Kit plus Playful Scallops Embossing Folder (Z4231), Waterbrush—Small Round (Z3224), Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060), Glue Dots® Micro Dots

Paper Only Kit, plus Playful Scallops Embossing Folder (Z4231), Waterbrush—Small Round (Z3224), Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060), Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Inks and Stamp set.

Stamp Only Kit: plus paper, inks, card bases, Playful Scallops Embossing Folder (Z4231), Waterbrush—Small Round (Z3224), Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060), Glue Dots® Micro Dots

This Class is going to be so much fun! After the class I will send everyone that attends FREE instructions to recreate these 12 cards whenever they would like! 

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you on the 28th, LIVE at 8pm! 

Join the Class here:

Love Blossoms Virtual Facebook Class



Heart 2 Heart Monthly Challenge| "Wearin' 'O' the Green"

WELCOME to the Heart 2 Heart Monthly challenge. 

We are partnering with Double Trouble Challenge Blog for their Challenge #23 - Let the Troubles Begin

"Wearin' o' the Green"

Ready for the details? 
When you link up your artwork here on the Heart2Heart Challenge page, you receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw!  Make sure you enter all three challenges...

THING 1: Trouble Maker says, "Let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the wearin' o' the green!" Dress up your project with green as the primary color. It does not have to be a St. Patty's Day Card...celebrate any occasion.
Don't stop here... consider Twisted Sister's optional twist
THING 3: Twisted Sister says "Good ole St. Paddy's day is all about finding the Pot o' Gold... be it in a pint o' beer or at the end of a rainbow include a "golden touch" on your project for an added chance at our random draw.
This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random prize draw if you include something gold.
THING 2: Double Dare dares you then you are eligible to link your project at Heart2Heart." and you will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.

Good Luck, have fun and let's see your artwork!
The challenge ends March 31st 2019



Lucky Friendship|Free Virtual Card Class #RePlay


So the FREE live virtual card class came and went! I absolutely loved every minute of it.
Each month, on the last thursday, I host a FREE Virtual card class featuring a Close to My Heart card Kit! February's class was the fun "Lucky Friendship" card kit.

This class features tricolor stamping (slightly different then ombre stamping) We focus on some fussy cutting, and using 3D Foam tape to build the cards up. Watch as I loose my bone folder in plain sight, and forget my amazing micro-tip (NON stick) scissors!!! (They are must for fussy cutting)

Watch the Class RePlay! 

List of Supplies used in this Class:
Workshops Your Way® Lucky Friendship Cardmaking Kit G1175 https://bit.ly/2T8pY8Y Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2812 https://bit.ly/2tGW3Wg Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z4189 https://bit.ly/2TjxLAb Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2895 https://bit.ly/2EHKXH3 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2840 https://bit.ly/2ErpEYV Round Sponge Z697 https://bit.ly/2BYr7FF 3-D Foam Tape Z1151 https://bit.ly/2tO2hDD Glue Dots® Ultra-thin Dots 1772 https://bit.ly/2SA8kFR Tombow® Permanent Adhesive Z3326 https://bit.ly/2EEU8rA Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (not seen, but talked about A LOT) Z1836 https://bit.ly/2IG8L1M Second Stamp Set used at the end: I Kinda Maybe Like You Item Number: B1649 https://bit.ly/2Tsk7dO *** I do receive a small commission when items are purchased from the above links, at no additional cost to you! - My Family and I thank you for your support *** Our next class will be LIVE March 28th 2019 on Facebook, it will feature the beautiful Love Blossoms card kit.

Thank you for stopping by!