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Silver&Gold Blog Hop

Silver&Gold Blog Hop

Silver and Gold blog Hop

Welcome to the Featured Paper Silver&Gold Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Silver & Gold Paper Pack all created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from  Erica Haskin blog then you are on the right track.

I love Christmas! I like the bright colors the fun gatherings and the traditions of giving gifts.

I have many people on my gift list. I love to give simple usable items.

Treats are nice but who really needs the calories? This year I will be focusing on little personal items. Items we can all use but don’t break the bank!

Here they are cute little chapstick gift packs!

I used Close to my Heart’s

Silver & Gold Paper Packet

Item Number: X7226B

Black Ink

The Thought that Counts stamp set Item Number: C1692

Coordinating thin cuts: Thin Cuts—Basic Tags Item Number: Z3344

Thin Cuts—Tree Line Border Item Number: Z4037

Bonding memories glue and White & Gold Twine Item Number: Z4014

Using my Cricut and cuttlebug it took only a few minutes to put these cute items together.

Since our papers are two sides you get two different looking projects from one pattern.

Thanks for stopping by check out the other fun blogs on your journey hop over to Carol’s blog to start again.

Beary Christmas collection featured paper blog hop

Beary Christmas collection featured paper blog hop

Welcome to the Beary Christmas Collection blog hop!

Talented Close to my Heart consultants are showcasing the Beary Chrismas Collection Paper Pack with various projects.

If you are visiting from Gerri Baker blog then you are on the right track!

If you would like to circle around go on to Jen Rubio

I am so excited to share my latest creation, using my Close to my Heart Products!

This wreath on page 33 of our Holiday Expression caught my eye. I recreated it but added my own twist.

3d wreath Page 33 CTMH artists


Traditional colors are my favorite, This Beary Christmas collection has a wonderful variety of traditional and whimsical! It’s sure to add warmth and cheer to your Holiday crafts.

I love creating 3d items!


My creation of the Beary Christmas 3d Wreath

Items used:

Featured colors: Cranberry, almond, and new England ivy from the Beary Christmas collection.

I used the Flower Market Cricut cartridge exclusive to Close to my Heart you can find it here: Cricut

For the Banner: Close to my Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge also exclusive to Close to my heart.

Inks: Cranberry and New England Ivy.

Featured Beary Christmas paper

Gold Glitter Cardstock, Cranberry cardstock, and Almond Cardstock

Pearls, gold z3371

Liquid Glass

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I wrapped a simple styrofoam wreath with burlap ribbon(retired product) This is available at many stores.


Next, I then cut the shapes from the Flower Market cartridge.

Cricut Design Space is so simple and fast to manipulate my flower petals before cutting, I love the visual screen. I save so much paper. It is all about the paper!!

After cutting I carefully pull the shapes off the matt. Then I sponge each leaf and use a variety of stylus or paper shaping tools to emboss the veins and shape the leafs into a 3d look. I also use liquid glass to adhere the flowers together. Here is a photo of my supplies.

You will have a lot of fun manipulating and forming the petals of these really pretty poinsettia flowers. Don’t forget to add the pretty gold pearls.

Last but not least I made the banner using the Close to my Heart Art booking Cricut cartridge. Using design space allows you to space the letters exactly where you would like them.

These poinsettias remind me of living in San Luis Obispo, California where they almost grow wild. Many people have plants growing up the side of the house. Unfortunately, I can not seem to make these flowers grow so Paper flowers I have plenty.

Here is a photo of what this wreath looks like on my front door against the wood grain.The Beary Christmas collection and Beary Christmas coordinating Cardstock are so economical. I still have plenty of papers left for cards and even a  mini scrapbook stay tuned for more. Beary Christmas collection. I hope you try this fun project!

Thanks for visiting! Please let me know if you try this project I would love to see your photos.


Jack Blog Hop

Jack Blog Hop



Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Jack Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Kathleen Androlewicz blog then you are on the right track.

I had a wonderful time creating fun things with this collection.


If you have not already guessed I love to create 3d items things that move and shake are my favorite things to create today I am featuring a hidden slider card using our cute Bear stamp and his partner Jack cardmaking thin cuts Item Z3333 in the Seasonal Expressions May-August.


The featured colors are Black, Juniper, Ruby, slate, sweet leaf, whisper and white Daisy.

I love to use my tools whenever I can. I created a cut file in my cricut so I can recreate this card again and again. If you email me I would be happy to share this file.

Here is a short video of the card action! Click below.


There are only a few days to purchase this paper pack and stamp set hurry over to your consultant and order NOW!

Next on the hop is Julie Scott…

Have fun see you soon


It’s August!

It’s August!

It’s HERE! I can finally share the new Close to my Heart 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Catalog.

I have been on pins and needles waiting to share this wonderful catalog filled with wonderful things to get your creative juices going.

 You can view it online here or order your own copy here.

A few of my favorite new products are:

The new Fundamentals Paper Collections
The new Thin Cuts Metal Dies
New Workspace Wonder Additions
New Basics Palette Colors

New Color of the Year
New Cut Above Kits

We have 2 new Cricut collections Keep following me for some crafty ideas!

There are so many great things about this new Idea Book. The book will be good for a full year, so there are more great products and project ideas than ever!
Watch this blog for more inspiration!!
Also, check out the Make it from your Heart blog.


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Thanks, Ramona