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Make the Cut Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Make the Cut Technique Blog Hop♥ where we will be showcasing various techniques that feature our Close to My Heart Thin Cuts metal dies or Cricut™ collections.  If you have come here from Tamara Sandwisch’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link… Continue reading Make the Cut Technique Blog Hop

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April Give-Away ~ Easter Place Setting Card

It's time to announce my April give-away!♥  This month, I have created an exclusive Cricut Design Space™ file that you can use to make these delightful Easter place setting cards for your holiday guests. Aren't these the sweetest?♥ Each one was designed, by me, using images from our Close to My Heart Cricut™ collections.  As… Continue reading April Give-Away ~ Easter Place Setting Card

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Taking Advantage of Hidden Layers in Cricut™ Design Space

This week's Tuesday Tutorial is going to show you how to use the Hidden Layer feature in Cricut Design Space™.  If you are not sure what I am talking about, Hidden Layer is little "eye" in the Layers Panel and, this week, I am going teach you a few tips and tricks for using this… Continue reading Taking Advantage of Hidden Layers in Cricut™ Design Space

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Upcoming Events for Spring

As winter starts to s-l-o-w-l-y leave and we see hints of spring, our calendars inevitably begin to fill, so I wanted to make sure you knew about the events I have coming up for the next few months. You can click on any of the links below, or visit my Events Calendar page for more… Continue reading Upcoming Events for Spring

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Tuesday Tutorial: Using Templates in Design Space™

If you haven't discovered the "Template" feature in Cricut Design Space™, you are missing out on using a ♥wonderfully designed, underused feature♥ in the program. The Templates feature helps you visualize your project and, as I will show you, is especially helpful when designing 12" x 12" layouts with your Cricut Explore™ or Maker™ machine.… Continue reading Tuesday Tutorial: Using Templates in Design Space™

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Layering Flowers in Design Space™

Close to My Heart has an amazing Cricut™ Collection called Flower Market and, often, I get asked how to make sure that each of the flowers in this collection are properly layered and sized when ♥creating a bouquet or wreath♥ in Design Space™.  Today, I am going to show you a quick and easy way to… Continue reading Tuesday Tutorial ~ Layering Flowers in Design Space™

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Upcoming Events

My favorite part about being a Close to My Heart consultant is the ability to teach people new techniques as they create something beautiful out of paper.  I have some great classes coming up in the next few months and I wanted to send out a quick reminder to make sure you had a chance… Continue reading Upcoming Events

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Seasonal Magnolia Frame with a Design Space™ File

It's National Papercrafting Month, and our Magnolia Frame-It-Up Kits are perfect for creating a year round home decor piece that is unique to your home.  As many of you know, I decorate my home for each season, so, when I saw this kit, I knew that I needed to get out my Cricut™ create something… Continue reading Seasonal Magnolia Frame with a Design Space™ File

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12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Soft Candlelit Silhouette

Today, we continue with my 12 Days of Christmas Creations and find ourselves once again playing with the Cricut® to create this Candlelit Snow Scene. I honestly enjoyed this project because it was simple to create and the results are breathtaking. I wish the photos could show you how lovely it looks in a dark… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Soft Candlelit Silhouette

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12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Gifts of Warm Cocoa with a Double Trouble Challenge

As we continue with 12 Days of Christmas Creations, I wanted to inspire you to give some sweet treats of Warm Cocoa (with sprinkles) to your neighbors, co-workers, friends,  and family this holiday season.  This adorable little box can be filled with your favorite cocoa (or coffee), some marshmallows (or coffee beans), and a chocolate spoon… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Gifts of Warm Cocoa with a Double Trouble Challenge