Fresh Air Cardmaking Workshop

I truly enjoy playing with paper to create original cards and treat boxes.  If you are like me, then this workshop is just for you.  On June 23rd, you will have to opportunity to make FOUR cards and this adorable little Fourth of July Treat Box using our New Fresh Air products.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, June 11th. To sign-up for this workshop, please email me and let me know which kit(s) you would like to purchase. 

You can choose to purchase a Basic Kit (two cards & the box), Master Kit (four cards & a box) or just the box itself.  I also have pre-stamped kits available for those who cannot attend and Workshop Guides for my long-distance crafters. The guide for this kit includes a Design Space™ file for this  box created by me that you are welcome to use on all of your future projects. 

You can visit my Fresh Air Cardmaking Workshop page to learn more about this workshop and the kits that are available for purchase. 

If you enjoy card making as much as I do, make sure to take the time to visit my website to see all of the amazingly simple Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kits that Close to My Heart has to offering including the In My Heart Kit. This kit creates TWELVE cards using our rustic Fresh Air Papers.

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If  workshops are “not your thing”, you are always welcome to come catch-up on your own crafting projects at my June CTMH Crafternoon.  (All proceeds for my CTMH Crafternoon will benefit Operation Smile.)  I hope that you are able to attend one of my workshops in June and I can’t wait to see what you create!



Storybook Alphabet Blog Hop

Welcome to the Storybook Alphabet Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the July Storybook Alphabet stamp set, which is perfect for creating this patriotic Fourth of July card.   This acrylic stamp set has all 26 letters of the alphabet in a simple, leafy font and is a must-have for your collection.  2017JulySOTMIf you have come here from Michele Rowley’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.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

During the month of July, I will be creating weekly projects using the Storybook Alphabet stamp set. This week, I used the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge to create a multi-layered Fourth of July card. This Pinterest inspired card could be altered by changing “USA” to a person’s initials or “I♥U”. You could also choose to give this card to active military personnel or a veteran as an appreciation for their service. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this card at the very bottom of this post as well as a Cricut® Design Space link so that you can create this card.


Paper Needed: 11″ x 4¼” Ruby Cardstock,  3½” x 3½”  Sapphire Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ Colonial White Cardstock, 2½” x 2″ Ruby Cardstock, 3″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock, (2) 1¼” x ½” Sapphire Cardstock, (2) ¾” x ½” Colonical White Cardstock, (2) 1″ x ½” Ruby Cardstock, 2″ x 3″ Silver Glitter Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using THIS FILE  in Cricut® Design Space, cut out all of your images from cardstock. (NOTE: You will need to own the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge to be able to cut out these images. If you do not use Design Space, please email me for measurements.)
2. Using Sapphire Ink, stamp the “U – S – A”  onto the center of the Colonial White label. 
3. Using the Wood Slats Embossing Folder, dry emboss the 3″ x 3″ Colonial White Cardstock.
4. Using a sponge, apply Dessert Sand Ink to all of the cardstock pieces to create a distressed look. (Do not ink the Silver Glitter Cardstock Stars)
5. Layer the cardstock pieces as shown, using White & Gold Twine to secure the Colonial White Label.
6. If desired, stamp a sentiment inside the card.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from sixteen other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Storybook Alphabet stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’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! Remember, the Storybook Alphabet Acrylic stamp set is available until July 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

product imageStorybook Alphabet Acrylic Stamp Set

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12″ x 12″ Ruby Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ Sapphire Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ Colonial White Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper

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Wood Slats Embossing Folder

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Sapphire Exclusive Inks Ink Pad
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Round Sponge
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Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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White & Gold Twine

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Thin 3D Foam Tape