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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you All! 
I hope everyone is spending time with family and friends! Have a wonderful holiday!

Thank you so much for your support and viewing this past year! I will continue to bring more awesomeness in the New Year!
Until then....
Close To My Heart will have a sale starting at 1am on December 26, the specials will be good for 24 hours at which time a new set of products will be on special for that day. This will run Tuesday thru Friday for Your shopping pleasure! Be sure to check my website each day to get the great deals! www.CreatedWithHeart.ctmh.com

I will be back later this week with more updates!
Enjoy your time with friends and family,
Merry Christmas!
Debi


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thin Cuts Craze

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thin Cuts Craze




Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using the terrific thin cuts.. A Blog Hop is a 'circular' group of Blogs that you 'Hop' to (or click the link to) that will give you lots of tips, techniques and inspiration for the topic of the Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.
If you came from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track! 

Here is my project for today:


The Tag thin cuts are so much Fun and great for making Holiday tags!
I used the large size tag: (I stamped To and From on the back)


I cut two pieces of white Daisy Cardstock at 1/2 inch each ( long enough to fit on tag). 
I then tore off both sides the long way on the vertical piece and tore one long side of the horizontal piece.
I then adhered the long piece down the center of the tag and trimmed off any access. 
Next I adhered the other strip with the flat edge to the bottom of the tag and cut off access. 
I used a 1/8" hole punch to re-punch the hole. (See picture below).


For the buckle, I used an exacti knife to cut two slits in which to thread the black shimmer trim thru. See below:







I took the backing off the shimmer trim and stuck it to the front of the tag and trimmed off the excess.



I used the Gold and white twine to make a loop for the top:


I hope you enjoy making your own Santa gift tags! Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like this project.

Hop on over to Sarah Devendorf's Blog to enjoy more great projects.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time, Create it with Heart,
Debi

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Terrific Tags

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Terrific Tags


If you came from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track! Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this fabulous new Foil Paper. A Blog Hop is a 'circular' group of Blogs that you 'Hop' to (or click the link to) that will give you lots of tips, techniques and inspiration for the topic of the Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.

Here is my project for today:

 I used the Tag Thin Cuts and cut out two of the largest tag from Falling from you pattern paper.
The tags weren't long enough to go over the mini tic tacs I had to put inside so I created a little 'open box' for them to sit in and put a zip strip (the piece cut from the top of the paper, approx, 1/2") on the bottom and them added the tags:






Then I took some White Burlap Ribbon and with my scissors cut up one of the areas between two strand and then all the strands come apart (be sure to run your fingers down the strands to get rid of the excess fivers), and tie into a bow (add your mini tic tacs first - found at Dollar Tree near registers).

Then decorate as desired.








These make great little gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers or Sunday school classes. You could even put names on them for seating at Thanksgiving or a party. So much fun!

Hop on over to Belinda McLane's Blog to enjoy more great projects.

Here are the measurements:
For box:
2 X 5 Cardstock
Score (with long side butted up against trimmer edge):
1, 1.5, 3, 3.5

Score short side at:
1/2"

Zip Strip cut at 5.25"

Cut Large tag from Basic Tags Thin Cuts (Z3344)

Cut the box tabs on the bottom edge of box, up to 1/2" score line (you are cutting only 1/2" between each score mark). You can miter the edges if you like.
See second photo above. Adhere back of box, large flap will completely cover small (1") flap. Adhere bottom flaps to complete box.

Place Zip strip around bottom edge of box, a small portion will stick out, just cut it off flush with box.

Place Mini Tic Tacs (found at Dollar Tree):



Then place a tag on each side of box, butted up to the top of zip strip.
Add ribbon and Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and until next time, Create it with Heart,
Debi




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How about some Chrtistmas Tunes?

The exclusive stamp set special for October is Christmas Tunes. Here are two of the stamps, the snow globe and the Christmas tree:




Aren't they so Cute!?! I am SO ready for the cooler weather to get here! So simple and elegant fun for Christmas.

You can view the entire stamp set on my website here. We will definitely be having fun with this set during the month!

This set is available ONLY October 1-31, 2017 and ready to purchase on my website for $17.95 OR you can purchase $50 in products and get this special stamp set for only $5.00. That's a great deal!

Item number S1710, set of 7
Recommended Blocks:
Y1003 (2x2)
Y1009 (2x3 1/2)
Y1012 (4x5) 
 4¼" x 5½" Snow Globe Card - a Vertical card base Supplies:

S1710 My Acrylix® Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3364 Basics Ribbon Pack
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3226 Waterbrush—Medium Flat
Z3293 Shimmer Brush—Clear
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

5" x 7” Happy Holiday Card - a Vertical card base Supplies:

S1710 My Acrylix® Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3239 Silver Glitter Paper
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2448 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™
Carmine Marker
Z3293 Shimmer Brush—Clear


I hope you enjoyed the cards above and I will be back with more of this set during the month!
Until next time, Create it with Heart,
Debi

Supplies can be purchased from your Consultant (if you don't have a Consultant, I would love to earn your business! You can visit my shopping site Here! You can check out the catalog online there and send me an email/comment below for any questions I can help you with).

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October is ALL Smiles!


 Have you heard about Close To My Hearts Specials this month?

They are sure to bring a smile to anyone's day! Close to my Heart will MATCH all donations for Operation Smile, through the stamp set (Punny Pals) and any donations up to $10,000! That is SO Awesome!! If you haven't purchased your Punny Pals Stamp Set (D1751 $17.95), head on over to my website here and get one THIS MONTH to help put a smile on a childs face!


As well as donating $7 from each stamp set sold, Close to my Heart has also created a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the Adorable animal shapes. BUT Wait, there's MORE! They have also created an exclusive card card (includes the Thin Cuts, card bases and envelopes, paper and full color instructions) to create endearing cards to bring a smile to friends and family.



To purchase this set on my website and use the codes (or click Monthly Specials):

CC1342 Share a Smile Card Kit (includes Thin Cuts, not the stamp set) $39,95 (15% off retail)
CC1340 Thin Cuts for Punny Pals $17.95
CC1343 Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes (refill cards/envelopes) $9.95

Or you can get it FREE:

  •  By Hosting a Close To My Heart event this month and when your host rewards reach the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!
  •  Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in October and receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!


You can also win a FREE stamp set from our next Expressions Idea Book (being released in January 2018). The not-yet-released stamp set will be shipped with the winners order. Winners will be chosen throughout the month, to automatically qualify:
  • By purchasing any of these special items listed above
  • By rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ (Round your order to the nearest dollar - which Close to my Heart will Match in October 2017)


I will have more on this special, as well as cute projects during the month, so be sure to check back soon!

Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to comment below and let me know how you like this special!
Until next time...Remember to Create it from your Heart,
Debi

Friday, September 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fabulous Foil

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fabulous Foil



If you came from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track! Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this fabulous new Foil Paper. A Blog Hop is a 'circular' group of Blogs that you 'Hop' to (or click the link to) that will give you lots of tips, techniques and inspiration for the topic of the Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.

Here is my card for today:


I cut the word 'grateful' as well as the leaves out of the Gold Foil Paper on my Cricut...it cut great and is super easy to work with as well as very pretty! I also cut the vine out of the green dotted B&T paper from the Falling for You paper pack on the Cricut. I used the Artbooking Cartridge for all three on 4.25". 



I popped up the Flower paper with Thin Foam Dots and used the small Gold Gems in the centers of the leaves (it cuts out the center of them and I didn't like it as well, so I added the gems).


Be sure to visit Belinda's Blog next to see what other cool things you can make! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...Remember to Make it From your Heart,
Debi 

The supplies are below (if you do not have a Close To My Heart Demonstrator I would love to earn your business, please check out my website Here.)

All Papers used from the Falling for you paper pack (Z7223B)
5 1/2 x 4 1/4" Espresso Cardstock
5 1/4 x 4" Flower Pattern paper
3 x 4 Espresso Leaves Pattern paper
5" Fern Twine (Two pieces needed)
Gold Gems
Gold Foil Paper
Adhesive
Glue Dots

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2,4,6,8 Bag Design

Today I am sharing my bag design with you, the third time is a charm right?? (I have tried several times and hopefully can get this one posted.)



This is a basic bag that is 2 inches square.

Cut your paper at 8 1/2" x (The height you want the bag + 2")
So if you want a 6" tall bag, cut your paper at 8" x 8 1/2"
(TIP: be sure to watch your pattern so it will be going the correct direction

Score (with the 8 1/2" side butted up to stopper) at 2", 4", 6",and  8"
Turn paper and score at 2" from the bottom.

Cut as described on the diagram above (the solid lines). Basically you will cut the tabs up to the 2" score line at the bottom, cute off the skinny rectangle on the right and miter all pieces (including top of tab).

I hope you can make sense of this and get a lot of use from it!

Let me know if you have questions, I would love to see your fabulous bags too!
Until next time, Remember to Create it from your Heart,
Debi




Saturday, August 19, 2017

Jack Blog Hop




Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop! All the projects in this hop will showcase the Jack Paper Pack (x7222B Jack Paper Pack). A Blog Hop is a big 'circle' of projects that you see by 'hopping' from one person's blog to another.
If you are coming from Gerri's Blog you are on the right track.

This paper pack is my most favorite one from the Expressions 2 book. I cannot wait to get my camping layouts done! There are SO many other ways to use this paper pack of course...
Male cards are the obvious choice, however, I've seen some cute female cards done with this paper and don't forget treat bags!

Today I made a treat bag with the tree pattern in the paper pack:
I made a 2,4,6,8 Bag (you can look it up online, or check back here tomorrow for instructions on how to put it together). My bag started with a 6x8 1/2" piece of the tree pattern paper. The finished size is 2" on all sides and 4" tall.


Of course, I had to use the cute Bear Stamp Set and also the August Stamp of the Month! So Fun!
For the sign, I used the 'chalk board' from the Stamp of the Month (School Year). I cut out a stamped image of the chalk board in Black Ink on Espresso Cardstock (dark side) and adhered a piece of black cardstock to the center and wrote on it with the Chalk Marker. The post was cut off of a second chalkboard that I stamped.
The Bear is stamped in Espresso Ink on the light side of Espresso Cardstock, Ruby ink on White Daisy Cardstock for the mug and cut them all out with the Thin Cuts.




I adhered the sign with adhesive, letting it hang over the side of the bag and adhered the bear to the front of the bag with 3-D Foam Dots (regular, not thin). I also put a small Foam Dot under the Coffee Cup and adhered the arms to the cup and side of the bear so it looks like his arms are out in front of him.
I put a little treat (new Hershey's cookie treat bars) inside for my hubby.
Then I punched two holes and tied some Juniper Twine (from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack).





Here you can see the 3-D Foam Dots under the bear:

This is such a cute way to give a small treat! You can add this little goodie to a lunch bag/box and make someone's day!

I am the last one on our blog hop today, if you joined us in the middle or just want to go around again you can start at Carol's Blog Here! Thank you for joining us today and I hope you are inspired and have lots of great projects to create!

Until next time, Create it with Heart,
Debi

Supplies can be purchased from your Consultant (if you don't have a Consultant, I would love to earn your business! You can visit my shopping site Here! You can check out the catalog online there and send me an email for any questions I can help you with).

Here is my supply list:
1/8" Hole Punch (Office Store)
z3396 Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
z3372 Adhesive Runner
z3342 3D Foam Dots
z1836 Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors
z1767 Chalk Marker
z3361 Whimsy Ribbon Pack
x5951 Espresso Cardstock (or x5942 Cardstock Combo Pack)
z2829 Espresso Inks Stamp Pad
z2270 Ruby Inks Stamp Pad
z899 Momento Black Ink Pad
y1009 2x3 1/2" Clear Block
s1708 School Year (Stamp of the Month, only available August 2017)
z3333 Jack Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts
x7222B Jack Paper Pack

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy About Cardstock





Crazy about this NEW Cardstock!! It is Fabulous! It's like we just DOUBLED our cardstock colors.

If you are coming from Darlys's website, you are on the right track. Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this great new Two-Tone Cardstock. I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.





For my project today I used the NEW birthday stamp set and NEW Cardstock to make a couple Birthday Bags for the gifts I gave this past weekend...gotta love how easy this is!

I used plain white bags from Michaels, they are 8" wide
6 1/4 x 8 light color side of Cardstock( Eggplant & Lagoon)
5 3/4 x 8 Background & Texture Paper (I used purple polka dots fundamentals (from last years Annual catalog) and Lagoon stripe from Lil' Dreamer (Expressions 2)
2 1/2 x 4 Matte for Sentiment (I used Dark side of Eggplant CS & Lagoon CS)
2 1/4 x 3 3/4 White Daisy CS for Sentiment (D1731 Eat Cake & Celebrate- Annual Inspirations book 2017-2018)
Eggplant and Lagoon Stamp pads

Adhere together and pop up sentiment with 3D Foam Dots (Z3342)

I also made coordinating tags using NEW tag Thincuts (Z3344 Basic Tags) and White Twine (Z3216)




Have Fun and be sure to post your version(s) here!! I would love to see them!
This is a great thing to use larger scraps for.


For your smaller scraps, you can make tags and I also made this cute little 3x3 card, it shows the coordinating colors a little better. This is Pixie cardstock with Adventure Fundamentals paper.



I just love how you get two coordinating colors with one cardstock! So  many great uses for this Fun cardstock!

Remember the Expressions 2 is being retired at the end of August 2017. Contact your consultant to get the items you want before they're gone.

If you are ready to hop to the next blog, check out Cats website!

Thanks for visiting!
Until next time, Create it from your Heart,
Debi


 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

School Year

S1708 School Year

Fabulous set of 9 stamps for the entire school year!
Available August 1-31, 2017

Each month Close To My Heart has a Special Stamp of the Month, which is only available for that month. This is stamp set is always a D-size stamp set and is $17.95.
If you purchase $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you can qualify for the special pricing of $5.00! That's a great deal!

Check out this months great deal:



This month I will show you some great options for this stamp set! It's awesome for Scrapbooks and there are a lot of other great ideas too!
Here is a FUN scrapbook layout:











You can also use this stamp set for a two page layout for ALL your child's grade levels! Just keep the layout the same each year, just change the papers, colors and pictures...so fun to see the first and last day of each year and how much they change! If you have extra special pictures then just add another Memory Protector that holds enough photos for what you have (so easy and no need to create more pages).

 Be sure to stop back by this month to see the other great ideas there are!

Thanks for stopping by and looking!
Debi

Click HERE to order School Year Stamp Set 


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NEW Annual Idea Book!

NEW Annual Idea Book!

What an AWESOME month this is!!
Not only do we have great specials, we also have a NEW Idea Book





It is FULL of Beautiful papers and stamp sets! You can view the book on my website (see below).
If you have purchased from me in the past year then you will receive a copy of this wonderful Idea Book full of FUN and Inspiration! If you haven't purchased from me in the past year and do not already have a consultant, I would love the opportunity to earn your business, just email me HERE!

This month is even MORE AWESOME because as a consultant, we get to preview the Holiday Expressions this month and order products from it! WOOHOO!! If you would like to see the specials we have this month for joining our team, see below.
I will be having all kinds of FUN creating this month! Stop by often to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by and looking!
Debi


To see the Idea Book online Click HERE!

To see more about joining our team (or for questions) Click HERE!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Online Warehouse Sale 2017


Save BIG time on classic Close To My Heart products this month!

Every Tuesday during August,   a new release of retired products along with product bundles at a FABULOUS 50% off discount will appear on my sale sight!!

You will want to act fast because the products will only be available during the week they are released, while supplies last (of course)!

For more details and to see what's been released this week, click HERE!
 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Day





Happy St. Patty's Day!

I hope you have good luck in all your adventures today!

You can make this card with:

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" card base, fold in half with opening to the right hand side
5 x 3 3/4" Topiary cardstock
5 1/4 x 3 1/2" White Daisy Cardstock
Crichton cut Clover
Thin Foam Tape
Sentiment stamp(s)


Fold card base in half with opening to right side.
Adhere Topiary green Cardstock to center of card front.

Using Topiary Inkpad, stamp Sentiment in lower center part of of White Daisy Cardstock (see sample.
Adhere this piece to center of card front.

Adhere Pear (light green) clover to middle of Topiary clover and adhere this piece with Thin Foam Tape to upper center of White Daisy Cardstock (see sample).

Decorate inside of card and envelope as desired.


Have a great day and remember to Create it from the Heart!
Debi

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop Marker Madness





Welcome to our CTMH Technique Blog Hop with Marker Madness! This Hop is a circle of FUN ideas and inspiration, we know you'll see a lot of ideas.

If you are coming from Janna's Blog, you are on the right track. We hope you are getting a lot of great ideas for the awesome markers!

I Love to use our Shin-Han Alcohol Markers. One of my favorite things to do is to color Sparkles or Enamel Gems (even enamel words) with the markers to make them the color I need for my projects (see below):







Of course you can use them on cardstock too!:




Enjoy playing with these FUN tools! If you don't have any and would like to get some to try contact your consultant or if you don't have a consultant you can visit my website Here!
Remember to get the blender marker. It will help with a lot of shading and blending of colors and even removing some of the color in unwanted spots. An awesome help when using the markers!

This is the end of the hop, however if you started in the middle or want to go back to the beginning visit Melissa's Blog and continue the circle of FUN!

Thank you for stopping by and remember to Create it From the Heart,
Debi

Holiday Sparkle/Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

Holiday Sparkle/Seasons of Joy Blog Hop Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using the ter...