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.

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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!

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Beautifully Tea-Riffic Workshop

I am always amazed at all the new products that Close to My Heart creates for our Seasonal Expressions catalogs.   This month, we are featuring this adorable Beautiful Friendship collection full of fun florals, polka-dots, and tea images.  On May 19th, you can come play with this amazing collection of papers as we create a Tea-riffic Teabag Holder and Beau-Tea-ful Card.

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The cost for this kit is only $7.00 and includes everything you need to create both the card and the gift.  You will have the option to make additional Tea-riffic gifts using other papers from the Beautiful Friendship collection. If you would learn more about this workshop and the kits available you can contact me or visit my Beautifully Tea-Riffic Workshop Page.

The deadline to register for this event is Friday, May 13th.  If you plan on attending this event, you are also welcome to come to my CTMH Crafternoon where you can spend some quality time catching up on your projects, talking with friends, and enjoying time away from life’s demands for only $10.  To sign-up for this workshop or the CTMH Crafternoon, please email me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com and let me know which kit(s) you would like to purchase.  If you cannot attend, you are welcome to purchase the kits or guides through my online store.

I hope to see you at one of my upcoming workshops.  Each person will receive a FREE copy of the Seasonal Expressions Two catalog and a special treat from me.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Easter Candy Jar

As my children grow older, we have less baskets to fill and eggs to dye.  It can be a sad reminder of how fast time passes, but that doesn’t mean my children don’t still enjoy receiving gifts of some sort.  This year, I did not have a lot of time to create so you can imagine my excitement when Close to My Heart offered these amazing downloads on their blog.  I was able to upload these images into Cricut® Design Space and create a Print-Then-Cut image to make these adorable tags for my  jars. How cute is this?!

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Once I uploaded the image, I used my Slice tool to cut out the tag shape and added additional images from our Artistry collection.  This is what my image looked like on my Design Space Canvas before printing and cutting.

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These little Easter Candy Jars were so fast and simple to make using Cricut® Design Space and the Close to My Heart Spring images. If you would like to start making some of my Cricut® creations, right now is the perfect time to purchase a machine.  Cricut has some incredible deals on Cricut Explore™ machine bundles starting as low as $149.99! As you follow my weekly tutorials, you will find that I use many images from of our Cricut Collections. You can use the “Search” box to find each of the collections and how I used them in my projects.

I would love to see some of your Easter creations.  Feel free to share them on my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Birthday Time Treat Box

Throughout the month of March, I have been showing you various projects using our Birthday Time stamp of the month.  s1803This stamp set h is full of images that you can use for birthdays, school photos, family celebrations, invitations, parties, and so much more.  In my opinion, this stamp set is an incredible deal and defiantly one that you should add to your collection. If you have missed any of my previous projects using this stamp set, you can use the “Search” feature on the right and find more inspiring uses for our stamp of the month.  You can avoid missing any future projects by “Following” my blog, Facebook page, or Instagram posts. 

To continue with the birthday theme this month, I chose to create a delightful little treat box that could be used for any of your upcoming birthday celebrations. These would also be fun to fill with goodies for a movie night, game day, or as a classroom treat. I have included the list of supplies used at the very bottom of this post for you.

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I was able to find this sweet Popcorn Box SVG and upload it directly into Cricut® Design Space. I resized the box image to 11.5″ wide, changed some of the “Cut” lines to “Score” lines in my Layers Panel, then cut out the image from White Daisy cardstock.  I decorated the outside of the box with our Stargazer paper, a Ruby cardstock Rosette, Stargazer Complements, and the Birthday Time stamp set.

The Birthday Time stamp set is available for purchase on my website through March 31st.  You can purchase it for $17.95 or for only $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 purchase.  I will be posting more projects using this stamp set throughout the month, so make sure to visit often.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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March Creative Club

Spend a afternoon of crafting fun as you look forward to the coming of spring.   At my March Creative Club, you are welcome to come enjoy a few hours of crafting to catch up on some of your winter projects and have the option to purchase some of my Gimme Some Sugar Kits that you can create.  I have reserved a room large enough for a few crafters, and will have snacks, drinks, and a drawing for Close to My Heart products.* Bring a friend who has never attended a Creative Club event and receive a FREE Petite Perks stamps set from me.  

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Space is limited, so please register early. You do not need to purchase one of the kits to attend the crafting event.  You have the option to pay $10 to attend for the afternoon, or come for Free with the purchase of one of my kits listed HERE.  I also have kits and guides available for purchase in my online store.

I have various Creative Club kits available that you can create at this event. 

Record your family memories on this  bright, spring layout using the cheerful papers from our Gimme Some Sugar Collection. Have more photos to display?  I will have some of our Pocket Plus Memory Protections Design 2 available for purchase, as well as some of our 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps or 3″ x 4″ Flip Flaps that I will show you how to use to add additional photos to your layout.

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I will also have an Easter Card kit with a delightful Easter Treat Box kit available for purchase.  You can purchase the card kit separately or combine it with the Spring Scrapbook Layout Kit and save.

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Visit the “March Creative Club” page in my “EVENTS” tab to learn more about this event, the other kits I have for you, as well as how my long-distance crafters can order the kits and workshop guides.

You do not need to purchase a kit to attend this event.  I have reserved a room large enough for your crafting needs, will provide some snacks and drinks, and a few tools for you to use. There will also be a drawing for a few Close to My Heart products.* Space is limited, so please register early. 

To register for this event, please email me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com
before March 15th.  

Happy crafting my friends!  I can’t wait to see what you create.

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Tuesday Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many of us are scrambling to create some simple valentines for our friends & families.  Whenever I need to create multiples of something fast, I usually turn to my Cricut®.  This week, I have made a super-cute Valentine Treat Box with a tutorial for you to follow. As always, the list of supplies I used on this project can be found at the very bottom of this post.
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Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert image Label – #M4184DE into your canvas.  (You can search the term “Label” and choose another shape you own that is similar.)
2. Resize the image to 3.5″w x 5″h. (You will have to UNLOCK to edit the Size.)
3. Position the image at X=0 and Y=0.
4. Insert a SCORE LINE shape then ROTATE 90′ and RESIZE to 3.5″.
5. Position the Score Line at X=0 and Y=2.
6. DUPLICATE the Score and Position the Score Line at X=0 and Y=3.
7. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Score Lines to the image.

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8. Insert a Circle shape then Resize to .25″.  Position the Circle at the center of the top of the image.  (I used Align Horizontally to help me with this. )
9. DUPLICATE the Circle and position the Circle at the center of the bottom of the image.
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10. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Circles to the image.

I chose to add “Hugs & Kisses” Text to the inside of my image, but you can stamp a sentiment if you would like.  The Camera, Heart, and “You & I Click” Sentiment were created from images on Close to My Heart cartridges.  I added three Hugs® candies to the inside before tying the ribbon. (Treasures® chocolate candies also fit.)

I hope you take the time to create some Valentine Treats of your own.  If you don’t have the time to re-create this or just don’t want to fuss with Design Space, I do have this Cricut® file for sale in my online Holiday Store.  You will need to own the cartridges used in order to cut out the images.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Valentine Chocolate Box

This week’s Color My Heart Dare is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  We had to use and identify the three colors in a row from the board of our choice.  I chose to make this adorable little box for Valentine’s Day that holds three Ghirardelli® chocolate squares using Glacier, White Daisy, and Heather.  Along with joining the Color My Heart Dare Challenge this week, I am venturing out and joining the Heartful Stamping and Three Amigos challenges as well.  As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the very bottom of this post.
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I needed to create more than one of these boxes so I chose to re-create a pattern I found online in Cricut® Design Space.  I have written quite a few posts and taught classes on how to create a box shape in Design Space using an online score board pattern.  This is what my image looked like once I created it in Design Space.
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As you can see, I inserted a simple rectangle shape, then attached score lines and cut lines where the directions indicated.  You can find a simple tutorial in Split-Coast Stampers to create the box using a score board if you would like.

I can’t always participate in challenges weekly, but enjoy how much they stretch me each time I do.  I hope that you join me in these weekly challenges or take the time to try to re-create one of these boxes.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial

Cricut® Valentine Treasure 

During the month of December, I took time off from the Tuesday Tutorials to focus on family and the holidays.  Now that the New Year is here, I am excited to show you some more weekly tutorials.  I truly enjoy being able to show you how to create projects and gifts you can give to using your Cricut® machine and our Close to My Heart Cricut® Collections.

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to show you how to make this charming Valentine Treasure using images from our Flower Market Collection.   This holds a single Treasure candy that you can also decorate with patterned paper. As always, a list of products used on this project can be found at the very bottom of this post.

Cricut® Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert the Special Delivery Tag – #MD402A2 and the Royal Crown – #MD4218A images into your canvas. Delete all the images except the “Tag” shape and “Crown Front”.
2. I wanted a fancier topper for my treat holder, so need to WELD the two images together.  Position the “Crown Front” over the top of the tag and resize as needed. SELECT ALL and WELD the two images together.

3. The candy I used measures 1³⁄8″ x 1″, so I am going to size the “Front” of the holder to 1.75″w and 2.75″h. UNLOCK the image and type in the measurement in the Edit Bar.
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4. DUPLICATE the image to create the “Back” of the holder. Choose FLIP the FLIP VERTICAL to make the “Back” of the holder upside-down.
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5. Insert a SQUARE shape and resize the SQUARE to 1.6″w x 1″h. (This needs to be the exact same width as the bottom of the “Front”.)
6. Position the “Front”, “Base” and “Back” as shown, then SELECT ALL and ALIGN CENTER HORIZONTALLY.
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7. Move the images until all the edges touch, then SELECT ALL and WELD. (I used the Zoom feature for this step.)
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8. If needed, ROTATE the image 90′ so that is looks like the image above, and POSITION the image at X=0 and Y=1.
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9. INSERT a SCORE LINE then change the HEIGHT to 1.6″ and the POSITION to X=2.75 and Y=1.  DUPLICATE the SCORE LINE and change the POSITION to X=3.75 and Y=1.
10. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Score Lines to the image.
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I added a Heart Border from the Artbooking Collection and circles for the stamped image.  The treat holder is folded on the score lines, the treasure added inside, then held together with a brad and a ribbon on top. This Valentine Treasure can be made using any stamp set you own.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Punny & Smart Valentine Treat

Even though Valentine’s Day is over a month away, there are many people who like to plan ahead and create.  This week, I was playing around in Cricut® Design Space and decided to use the A Little Bit of Pun stamp set to create a sweet Valentine treat.  At the very bottom of this post, you will find a list of the supplies I used to make these cards.
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Each month, I teach people how to use their Cricut® machines to create simple paper crafting projects.  I love watching people excited to learn something new, and enjoy seeing them take what they have learned an apply it to future projects.  This month, I will be teaching a Cricut® Design Space Basics class for those who recently purchased an Explore machine (or have had one sitting in a box for a while).  My hope is that you are able to learn how to use your machine with the Design Space program and create something amazing.

The cards I created above, use images from our Artistry cartridge.  I was able to manipulate the images, then add score, cut, and sliced images to create these adorable little valentines.  After the images were cut, I used our A Little Bit of Pun stamp set to add those adorably “punny” sayings, a “to/from” on the back, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment.
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If you would like to make these adorable little cards, you can purchase the Cricut® Design Space file from me in my online Holiday Store or receive the file FREE with any purchase of $30.00 or more on my website(You will need to own the Artistry cartridge to cut out the card and the sun shape.)

This layout was simple to make, and I truly love how it turned out.   Remember, the A Little Bit of Pun acrylic stamp set is only available until December 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Paper Pumpkin Treats

This past month, I have been posting Flower Tutorials using images from our Cricut® Flower Market Cartridge.  I had originally planned on this week’s tutorial being the Poinsettia, but honestly, I am just not ready for Christmas yet.  I have always wanted to make these cute little pumpkins for the Thanksgiving table, so, this week,  I created this little Paper Pumpkin Treat in Design Space® using images from our Flower Market Cartridge.  I created this tutorial so that you can make these cute little Paper Pumpkin Treats for your Thanksgiving guests.  At the very bottom of this post, you can find a list of the supplies used on this project.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Goldrush Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ Fern Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ Toffee Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

Design Space® and Assembly Instructions: 
1. Insert the Cherry Blossom Twig Wreath – #MD42136 into your Canvas.  DELETE the vine wreath image, then use CONTOUR to remove all but one of the leaves.
2. Turn the LEAF image so that it is upright (vertical) and RESIZE to 1.25″w x 3″h.
3. DUPLICATE the LEAF image five times (six leaves) and position the leaves into a “flower” shape.
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4.  Insert a CIRCLE shape and RESIZE to 1.25″.  Place the Circle into the center of the Leaves, then select WELD.


5. Insert a CIRCLE shape and RESIZE to 0.4″, then DUPLICATE the Circle five times (six circles).  Place each Circle onto the tip of each Leaf, then SELECT ALL and WELD.


6. To create the Stem, insert the Holly – #MFAE002 image into your Canvas, DELETE the Berries, then use CONTOUR to remove all the images except the “Fringe”.  The leaf was created from the Maple Leaf – #MD6F565 image, then RESIZED to 2″.
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NOTE: The Pumpkin itself is about 2″ tall. If you would like to make larger Pumpkins, you can resize all of the images before cutting.

7. To assemble the Paper Pumpkin, place glue onto a small circle at the tip of one of the Leaf shapes, then attach that circle to the circle on the Leaf shape next to it.  Continue around. (If you plan on putting candy in the center, add it before assembling the Pumpkin.)
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8. To create the Stem, use a Quilling Tool to roll up the “Fringe” image, then glue the end closed.  Attach the Leaf to the top of the Pumpkin, then adhere the Stem to the top of the Pumpkin using Liquid Glass. Use the Quilling Tool curl the tips of the Stem.
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I created the tag using the “I am Grateful For You Jar” recipe from our Holiday Expressions catalog, and attached it to the stem with some White and Bronze Twine.  I hope that you take the time to create some of these cute Paper Pumpkin Treats for your Thanksgiving guests.  Please feel free to post what you have created on my Facebook page.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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