Hello Pumpkin Thank You Card

Aren’t you just loving the Hello Pumpkin products Close to My Heart created this season? Who knew that the bright Tangerine, Lagoon, Mint, and Black would be such a FUN color combination. This week, I am working on Thank You cards, and I decided to create a simple “Thank You Pumpkin” card for the Three Amigos Autumn/Halloween challenge.

HelloPumpkinThankYou-misscarriescreationsThis card was a very simple one to make using the Hello Pumpkin Papers and Cardmaking stamp set. If you wish to recreate this card, you can find the full list of products I used at the very bottom of this post.

The card started out with a simple piece of Lagoon cardstock that I splattered with Black Shimmer. After using a Small Circle Thin Cut to cut out the circles from the Black B&T paper, I traced the circles onto White Daisy cardstock, then stamped each of the Pumpkin images using Nectarine and Black Inks.


Once assembled, I wrapped Silver Embellishing Thread around the paper, and attached it to the Lagoon background. The little tag was cut out using a Fancy Tag Thin Cut, the Thank You sentiment was stamped, then attached to the card using Foam Tape. Add a few Silver Glitter Gems, and the card is complete.

How easy was that?! A simple fall card that anyone would love. Thank you again for visiting my blog and supporting my home business. I truly enjoy sharing these paper crafting projects with you each week and I can’t wait to see what you create!



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Hello Pumpkin Stamp Set

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Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Lagoon Cardstock

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Fancy Tags Thin Cuts

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Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Shimmer Brush

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Nectarine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Silver Glitter Gems

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My Acrylix Block Starter Set

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Silver Embellishing Thread

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3D Foam Tape

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Tombow Adhesive

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Holiday Sparkle & Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Sparkle & Season’s of Joy Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from both our Holiday Sparkle and Season of Joy collections. 43952017_10155987217317686_8454669368721145856_nYes! Both collections! You are going to be amazed by all the spectacular artwork this week.

If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

I had such a hard time choosing which product to use this week. Partly because both are such incredible products, but mostly because my fall decorations have been sitting in a box in my living room for two weeks and I cannot even contemplate anything that involves Christmas. Yes, ladies, my life in a nutshell. (The squirrels are forever scattered and chased.) 

So this week, I chose to avoid Christmas, continue to play with fall papers, and use the delightful Love with All the Trimming stamp set to create this cheerful “Lots of Love” card that I plan on sending out for an upcoming anniversary.

The background for this card is a PML in the Hello Pumpkin paper pack. I took advantage of those little stars and hearts that were already there and strategically placed my other items to cover “Happy Halloween”. The remaining embellishments came from the package of Hello Pumpkin Complements.

Remember how I said I wasn’t ready for Christmas? Well, using a stamp set full of Christmas-y sentiments was a bit of a challenge, but I realized that the “with Lots of Love” sentiment paired with those darling little hearts could be used for any occasion .

That sweet sentiment was placed onto a piece of our NEW Seasonal Mix-Ins and shaded with a Black Shimmer Brush.  I enjoy having this additional paper pack to use on my projects and it blends beautifully with all of our other seasonal papers.

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I know that many of you may have expected a Christmas-y card or at least something that said “Happy Holidays”, but my brain cannot even think about tidings, or stockings, or figgy pudding for another month. I hope that you still enjoyed my little paper crafting creations, and continue through the blog hop to see more ideas from a few other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from our Holiday Sparkle and Season of Joy collections.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the WHAT’S NEW section of my website to see all of the products available for the holiday season.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


Christmas Blessings Special

My daughter tells me that “You can never get enough Christmas!” If it were her choice, we would have Christmas all year long and every gift would be a puppy.  If you are one who is already prepping for Christmas (or thinking that you really should) you will be as excited as I am about this amazing Christmas Blessings Bundle.


For a limited time, we are offering this discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create TWELVE cards, four each of three designs, using the rich, festive colors of Eggplant, Peacock, Sage, and Sugarplum. Silver glitter paper and gems and silver embellishing thread provide the perfect shimmery additions to these cards.

I recommend that you take take advantage of the Christmas Blessing workshop kit at 25% off the retail price! There is an easy-to-follow guide on my website that is available free for you to download so that you can create these all of these spectacular cards.


As an avid Nativity collector, I am LOVING this Christmas Blessings stamp set which you can purchase separately to create some of your own personalized Christmas projects. Wouldn’t these make some amazing scrapbook page titles?!


Many of you may have noticed that one of the cards does require the use of our Season of Joy Cricut™ Collection. Those of you who are Cricut™ users, will adore this new collection full of three-dimensional projects, beautifully designed cards, and delightful titles and icons.


If you are not a Cricut™ user ….well you need to just call me and we need to talk (just kidding)… you can easy exchange that one cut for another stamped image or use one of our new Holiday Thin Cuts in it’s place.

I can’t wait until my order arrives and I can get a head start on some of my Christmas projects.  This Christmas Blessings Bundle and Stamp Set are only available October 15–December 31 while supplies last on my website. ‘Tis the season for things to sell quickly and I would hate for you to miss out on this amazing special. I can’t wait to see what you create!


Color Dare Scary Day Card

You would not believe how excited I was to see how many people participated in our last Color My Heart Dare challenge.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit, you must stop by and see all those amazing creations.  I hope you are you ready for another challenge, because this week we are playing with Nectarine, Lagoon, and Clover.


Our home is not one who goes “all-out” for Halloween, so I do not do much paper crafting that showcases the holiday, but our Hello Pumpkin products are ♥so stinkin’ cute♥, I couldn’t resist using them for this week’s challenge. Honestly, this card does not “scream” Halloween, so it’s perfect to give for just about any occasion.  If you wish to recreate this card, you can follow the short tutorial below and see the full list of products I used at the very bottom of this post.


Paper Needed: 4¼” x 5½” White Card Base, 2½” x 5½” Lagoon Cardstock, ½” x 5½” Clover Cardstock, 1¼” x 5½” “Witching Hour” PML, 3″ x 2³⁄ 8 Black B&T Paper, 2 7⁄ 8″ x 2¼” “Trick or Treat” PML, 2½” x 2″ “Scary Good” PML

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using a Black Shimmer Brush, splatter Black Shimmer onto the Lagoon Cardstock. Adhere to top of card base.
2. Using White Daisy Ink, stamp the Checked Border across the Clover Cardstock. After ink has set, adhere to card base.
3. After trimming “Witching Hour” PML, adhere to card base.
4. Adhere “Frame” from Hello Pumpkin Complements onto center of card.
5. Adhere “Scary Good” sentiment onto center of “Trick or Treat” PML, then onto Black B&T using Foam Tape for dimension.
6. Embellish card with various Hello Pumpkin Complements.

This card was so simple to make using the Hello Pumpkin PML sheet and matching Complements, and it turned super cute. I hope that you join in this week’s challenge.  Anyone who participates and posts their link in the comments below will receive a ♥handmade card♥ from me using the Hello Pumpkin products.

Remember, you don’t have to have a blog to participate.  Just post your creations using these colors to Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram, list the products used, post your link below, and I’ll send you a handmade card. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Holiday Borders Stamp Set

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White Daisy Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

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1″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block

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3D Foam Tape

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Tombow Adhesive

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Thanks & Giving Anniversary Card

‘Tis the season for fall colors, fall stamp sets, and, this week, an anniversary.  Since I believe in “using what you have”, I decided to create this gorgeous card using a few of our fall paper collections and the Thanks & Giving stamp of the month.


I ♥adore♥ the simplicity of this card using the combination of papers from both the Grateful Heart and Hello Pumpkin collections. The colors are classic, simple, and clean. By creating a stitched scallop border and some stitching under the diagonal striped paper, I added just a little bit of texture with our Decorative Border Thin Cuts. The embellishments were kept simple with a few loops of Silver Embellishing Thread and two Silver Glitter Gems.

All the the stamped images are from our Thanks & Giving stamp of the month. I love how classy these images are and how they can be used for just about any project. You can get this stamp set for only $5.00 during the month of October with any qualifying $50.00 purchase from my website.  The Thanks & Giving stamp set is only available during the month of October, so make sure you grab it before it’s gone.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


Hello Pumpkin Birthday Card

Our Hello Pumpkin collection is just so stinkin’ adorable, even for those of us who do not celebrate Halloween. This week, I decided to join the Heart2Heart Holiday Expressions challenge and create a pumpkin perfect birthday card for one of our newest family members.


Isn’t this just the cutest?! I was able to combine the Hello Pumpkin Papers with some of the Hello Pumpkin Complements to create a fun, festive card that can be sent off to wish someone a very happy birthday.

I plan on showing off how I made this card, along with all of the products I used, to my VIP Facebook Group later this month. If you aren’t a member yet, make sure to send a request to join this little private group so that you can make one of your own.

Don’t forget, all Hello Pumpkin products are available while supplies lastVisit my website to view all of the products available and order your’s to make some wonderful paper crafting project. I can’t wait to see what you create!


Hello Pumpkin Scrapbook Pages

By now, you should have had a chance to browse (or drool over) the New Holiday Expressions Idea Book.  You may have noticed the 🤩 adorable🤩 Hello Pumpkin Papers, Complements, Picture My Life Cards, Cardstock, Washi Tape, and Heart & Star Shapes which I have been using for more than just Halloween projects.  Today, I want to show you the amazingly designed Workshop Your Way Scrapbook Kit and give you a few tips for changing these layouts into something new.


This kit includes supplies to create THREE scrapbook layouts and SIX cards with enough leftover to create even more fun projects.  Even though each one is designed for Halloween, you can easily change each layout to celebrate family, birthdays, dances, and more. How simple would it be to make a few changes to this layout and create and adorable Birthday page?


You could flip over the “Halloween Words” paper to the other side, create a new banner to replace “Halloween” with “Birthday” and you have an adorable new layout.

This second layout would make an adorable fall family photos page.  The back of that pumpkins paper is a cute Black Flannel. ♥


Just take off “31”, switch out the “Cobweb” Zip-Strip, add a few different complements and you have a fun layout for your fall memories. (Although, with my kids, “goblins” may have been a great description some days.)

This final layout is just too cute! I love the color palette and the placement of photos. My first thought – PUMPKIN PATCH! 


You could switch out a few of the PML cards for photos, use our Hello Pumpkin Cardmaking stamp set to create a Pumpkins accents, and your are all set! Super easy and Super cute!

Even if Halloween is “not your thing”, you can still take advantage of this adorable Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way Scrapbook Kit and create some amazing layouts to record your fall memories. Remember, these Hello Pumpkin products are only available while supplies last, so make sure you purchase them before they are gone.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


🎗October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

🎗Be a Ribbon Warrior!🎗 In honor  of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve brought back the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior stamp set and the coordinating Thin Cuts bundle at a 20% discount!  Many of us know of someone currently fighting or have lost someone to this horrible disease.  I, personally, have experienced both, and I am so grateful that Close to My Heart is offering an amazing discount to raise awareness for those who have been lost and those to continue to fight.


You can use your creativity to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month as you show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork made using these exclusive items.  Purchase either the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior stamp set or Ribbon Warrior stamp set + Thin Cuts at 20% off the retail price and use these products in meaningful artwork connected to this special cause.


This stamp set can be used in a variety of ways, whether it’s promoting breast cancer awareness, another cancer awareness, or any awareness ribbon color of your choice to show your support to for the causes and people you care about. This special is only available while supplies last, through October 31st, so make sure to stop by my website today and purchase the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior products and show support for your favorite cause. I can’t wait to see what you create!



Upcoming Events

I am learning that “less is more” with just about everything (except coffee and chocolate), which means that I am sending out less emails, posting a little less, and simplifying how I communicate with you.  This week, I want to make you aware of my upcoming events over the next few months and allow you time to sign-up for each one.


Here are a few things you might want to know about my events and classes:

  • You can use the links below to click on the event and sign-up.
  • Some classes are local and others are online in my Facebook group – Create with Miss. Carrie’s Creations
  • Details are posted on the Sign-up Page and in the “Events & Classes” Tab above.
  • You can “link” events to your calendar through the Events Calendar page.
  • All workshops can also take place with your friends at your favorite crafty spot. Contact me to learn more (all hosts get a free stamp of the month).

Are you ready for some crafty fun?



October 6th – School Album Workshop 
Start creating an album full of school year memories with these seventeen pre-cut kits. This month we are created Title/Preschool through First Grade.


October  12th & 13th – Scrapbook All Day Fundraising Crop
Come spend  a weekend crafting with friends, shopping at various vendors, learn new techniques, and supporting a great cause. I will be teaching a Texture Paste class that weekend – come join in the fun!

October 20th – Crafternoon 
Bring are your unfinished projects, a few friends, and a crafty attitude.  I will have card kits, scrapbook kits, and a few home decor projects for purchase that you can create while you are there. (RSVP by OCTOBER 15th)
SIGN UP ONLINE HERE HelloPumpkin-CardWorkshop-misscarriescreations

October 27th – Cupcakes & Cards
Come enjoy an afternoon of creating cards while you enjoy the company of crafty friends and some cupcakes. (GF available upon request) Create these four fun masculine birthday cards as you learn some new stamping techniques and enjoy sweet treats. (RSVP by OCTOBER 15th)
online classes also available

Other Upcoming Events (Will be posted in the upcoming weeks)
November 10th – Christmas Workshop
Come create cards, home decor, and more at my annual Christmas Workshop

I can’t wait to see you at some of my upcoming events.  Make sure to stop by and browse through our New Seasonal Expressions, check out a few of my projects in person, and maybe win a prize or two.  I can’t wait to see what you create!




My Grateful Heart Scrapbook Kits & Guides

I really truly enjoyed creating layouts with the Grateful Heart papers.  These may not be your typical “Fall” layouts, but they reflect the types of photos my family has each fall and I can’t wait to record my memories on them.


My Grateful Heart Creative Club Scrapbook Workshop uses our New Grateful Heart products from the Holiday Expressions catalog to create three layouts.  Our Grateful Heart paper is so versatile, has a gorgeous color palette, and I only used a half of a pack for all three layouts. I am beyond excited about how each of these pages turned out. Each one is unique to the paper used, and are designed to display your photos and memories beautifully.GratefulHeartCC_ScrapbookLayouts-misscarriescreations

You can purchase these layout kits individually in my online store, or come one one of my Crafternoons and purchase any of my kits to create with me and a few friends.  Each scrapbook kit comes pre-cut and includes all the supplies needed to create each layout. All you need are photos, adhesive, scissors, and a journaling pen.

I will also have Workshop Guides available for purchase in my online store. Each Workshop Guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, Cricut Design Space™ file, full-color photos, layout grid, and detailed assembly directions. I do ask that if you are a consultant using these guides for you workshop, you do not share copies of the guides of the Design Space™ files without prior permission.

All of the HeARTfully Blessed Creations team members receive a substantial discount on all kits and guides, plus free online tutorials.  This is my way of saying Thank You for being a member of our team.  If you have considered becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, I would love for you to be a member of this amazing group of ladies.

I will be creating many more projects throughout the month using these charming Grateful Heart products.  Make sure to visit me here or on any of my social media pages each week to see more creations.  You can also  join my VIP Facebook group  and see a few LIVE tutorials using our Close to My Heart products.  I can’t wait to see what you create with Boutique!