Posts in the ‘Close To My Heart’ Category

Treetops Card

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I really like the stamps in the Treetops set. It had been sitting in my collection for a while, so I finally got around to making something with it:

All items from Close To My Heart:
Stamp set: Treetops
Inks: Cocoa, Clover Meadow, Citrus Leaf
Papers: Rustic Trail level 2 paper pack
Other: Hemp, green and blue soft chalks, circle punch, foam mounting squares

Treetops close-up

Ah, yes, life is good!

And Mittens says,
Mittens, Queen Of Fabric
“I am Queen of all the fabrics I survey.”

You’ve Got Flair Card

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I saw this card on Lisa’s blog and had to recreate it for myself! I used different papers, but the effect is still marvelous:

You've Got Flair
All items from Close To My Heart unless noted otherwise:
Stamp Set: You’ve Got Flair
Inks: Chocolate
Markers: Blush, Bamboo, Tulip
Papers: That’s Amore level 2 paper pack
Other: White embossing powder, foam mounting squares, border punch by Stampin’ Up!

You've Got Flair close-up

Now if only I could color in those tiny spaces without straining my eyes, ack! It’s no fun getting old, I tell ya.

And Kit says,
My Fabric = Kit's Pillow
“Your fabric = my pillow.”

Gracious Greetings Wedding Card

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Attending a wedding today! I chose the colors based on the color of the wedding invitation:
Gracious Greetings

Close-up of the silver embossing on the bottom:
Gracious Greetings Close-up

All Items from Close To My Heart:
Stamp sets: Gracious Greetings, Decorative Dainties
Inks: VersaMark, Sweet Leaf
Papers: Paper Garden level 2 paper pack, Sweet Leaf, Grey Flannel, Grey Wool, White Daisy cardstock
Other: Silver embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Summer Posies Just Blooms paper flowers, silver brad

After making this card, I felt justified purchasing all those Cuttlebug embossing folders, ha ha! Congratulations Andrea and Jordan!

And Mittens and Jax say,
Jax and Mittens
“Did you hear the treat bag?”

Endless Friendship Card

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Isn’t it a weird coincidence that these Bella papers came out just around the same time that Twilight took off? Hmmm. I’m not a big Twilight fan, but these papers sure are nice! I think I have a patterned paper addiction…

Endless Friendship
All items from Close To My Heart:
Stamp sets: Tender Tags, Endless Friendship
Papers: Bella level 2 paper pack, Colonial White cardstock
Inks: Creme Brulee, Olive, Chocolate
Other: Bronze brads

And Mittens says,
My turn - get off
“My turn – get off!”

Thanks Card

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

This paper is so cute! But in order to stamp something that matched, I needed 4 stamp sets, ack!!

Thank You
All items from Close To My Heart:
Stamp sets: Thank You, Connections, Celebration Bouquet, Friendship Flowers
Papers: Creative Basics Animal Cookies Collection
Inks: Sunflower, Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue, Tulip, Black
Other: Dimensional Elements – Perennials, Gingham ribbon, Summer buttons

And Kit says,
Kit is too big
“It’s too smaaaaalllll!!!”

Tender Tags Card

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Wow, it’s been months since I made a card, lol! Now that my card club is back, it’s time to dust off those acrylic blocks…

Celebrate Life
All items from Close To My Heart:
Stamp sets: Tender Tags, Card Commentary, Celebrate Life
Paper packs: Unforgettable level 2 paper pack
Inks: Sorbet, Desert Sand, Blush, Cocoa

Since I always had to chase my cats off the quilts, my daughter Chelsea (look Alesa – I typed her name!) made a little quilt out of scraps for the cats to sit on. And they DO like it! Mittens says,
Mittens - My Turn
“Get off! My turn!!”

Valentine’s Day candy holder

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I only just realized I never posted this – sorry! This pattern was cased from my friend Sue Laufer. A bunch of these were handed out to my co-workers:

Treat holder
Stamp sets: Playful Flourishes, Say It In Style by Close To My Heart
Inks: Cranberry
Papers: Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower, Colonial White cardstock, Background and Texture Combo Autumn paper pack
Other: Organdy ribbon, Nestabilites heart and scalloped heart dies, Coluzzle circle cutter

I made it orange to match the foiled chocolates. Why does Dove only use the pinks and reds on the milk chocolates? The dark chocolates always have some other color. No fair!

And Mittens says,
“I’m not moving until I get a kitty treat.”

Gratitude Card

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I was looking at the Martha Stewart lace punch on Kathi Carlson’s cards, and I thought, “Don’t I have an old punch that looks something like that?”

Stamp sets: Gratitude, Make My Day, Intrinsic Backgrounds by Close To My Heart
Inks: Twilight, Honey, VersaMark
Papers: Emporium Level 2 paper pack
Other: Lace border punch by Fiskars, tag punches by Stampin’ Up!, Soft Chalks, silver Big Brad, Autumn Garden Sassy Strands from Close To My Heart

I did! An old Fiskars border punch. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used it before, lol! And look, I’ve made a card without Nestabilities, *gasp*! I hope the card club ladies enjoyed this one.

And Mittens says,
“How can you do computer work when I’m so cute and furry and want to be petted?”

Easter Egg Card

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Kim Burmeister was the inspiration for this card. She used the Easter Eggs stamp set, but not to make eggs!

Easter Eggs - closed

I added my own little fold around the right side:

Easter Eggs - opening

Easter Eggs - open

Stamp sets: Easter Egg, Solo S, Connections
Papers: Daydream level 2 paper pack
Inks: Blush, Crème Brulee, Spring Iris, Lilac Mist, Sweet Leaf
Other: Nestabilities square and scalloped square, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Marvy Uchida circle punch

I like that extra fold – it’s the perfect place to put a little hidden message!

And Mittens says,
“No. I don’t wanna come out.”

Design for Little C’s

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Jen of Little C’s Stamps and Things sent me this really cute Whipper Snapper paper, however, it’s been a while since I took bath pictures of my kids (they are 10 and 14), so I decided to use the back of the paper instead:


While flipping through old photos, the bright yellow matched the rain poncho color, so I pulled it out. And – Ta DAAAA!

California Adventure Park

Papers: Whipper Snapper, Close To My Heart
Inks: Desert Sand by Close To My Heart
Other: Raffia, Just Blooms and copper brad and Big Brad by Close To My Heart

And Mittens says,
“Put your nose just a little closer, closer…” <* swipe! *>