Wednesday, November 29, 2023

December Christmas Card Class

December Card Class options

There are some cute gift stamp sets.  This is one. 

You can make it look like the ornament is on the card!

This background is a Distress Oxide spray.

I love the set of vehicles and you can choose what you like!

You can't tell but you can use acrylic to make it look like a real window.

I love all the ways that the Silver Bells collection can be used.

Here there are 3 different Distress Oxide sprays used for a cool sky look for the angels.

Trees look so great covered in snow.

This is the second gift card.

This is a great set of crazy critters for Christmas.

Let me know if you are interested in making any of these cards. 


Friday, November 17, 2023

Specials coming up

TODAY there starts a special clearance sale.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are coming up as well.

Make your holiday celebrations extra decorative with the Deck the Halls special! Featuring 3 styles of wood ornaments and coordinating die-cut ornaments in 6 different materials, this special offers the ultimate flexibility in creating your own custom decorations! Save 30% with the Deck the Halls Product Bundle, which includes ALL of the different ornament options! Until December 31 or until they are gone.

Count down to Christmas - Available until Tonight or until gone.  Add to the excitement of the holiday season with the Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar! This kit is only available for a limited time, and it includes wood pieces, black paperboard die-cuts, and coordinating digital art files that you can use to create a fun, interactive 9" × 12" countdown calendar! Get a discount when you buy a 2-pack or 3-pack!

Keep checking on my website for new specials and promotions! Also check to see some great new products for November and December.  Remember things in the 2 month catalog are only available in those 2 months.  

Friday, November 3, 2023

November set of Christmas cards

Here is the next set of Christmas cards to choose to make in the November class.  I will have different cards to offer for December.  There are also cards that take longer and I can offer another time at my home if you wish to make them.

This is a neat set.  There is a stamp set,  thin cuts, embossing folder and stencils that all go together.  The top left is the set of 3 stencils on the embossed folder.  The upper right is the embossing on white.  The bottom left is embossed on aluminum foil and colored with alcohol markers, and the bottom right is just the aluminum foil.  

This card is a diagonal cut on the front with a card that flips over.  The top sentiments are some of the options that you can put inside.

You can use the thin cuts of the branches how you wish on this card. 

You make your own "paper" by gluing strips together. 

This card has an opening in the middle with a small front card.  There are a variety of sentiments that you can choose to stamp in the middle.  

If you are coming to the classes November 13 and 14, you need to let me know which ones and how many you want to make.  


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

New specials this month from Close To My Heart

 In the fall there was The Gnomes for all seasons - Autumn.  Now there is a Gnomes for all seasons - winter.

You can buy the kit for scrapbooking cc72343 or for making cards  cc72344. You can also get a bundle to do both CC72336

Make your holiday celebrations extra decorative with the Deck the Halls special! Featuring 3 styles of wood ornaments and coordinating die-cut ornaments in 6 different materials, this special offers the ultimate flexibility in creating your own custom decorations!

Joy of the Seasons  is a Cut Above kit that allows you the pre-printed card bases and coordinating die-cuts, including sentiments, these Christmas cards come together in a flash, leaving you more time for all your other holiday festivities! Each kit includes materials for creating 20 cards—10 standard size and 10 slimline.

There is also a new catalog for November and December.   You can also see the yearly catalog.there. 

The next Card class will be November 13 at the First UMC of Baraboo and November 14 at Pizza Ranch in Portage.  You need to let me know a week before if you are coming for time to get things prepared.  December 12 will be at the Pizza Ranch in Portage.  Both of these classes will be Christmas cards and there will be another time to come to my house for cards that take a little longer. 

Have fun creating.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Starting with Christmas Card samples.

 I am starting my Christmas card samples.  These are the long cards.  I will post my short cards after we get back from a trip.  

This last set I was trying to see what way that I did the background worked the best.  I think I like the bottom one.  

Friday, September 15, 2023

Specials from Close To My Heart

 There are some great specials that will be available until September 30  as long as supplies last.

Memory Lane has both a card and a scrapbook layout.  You can get the items separately or in bundles. This special ends September 30 or until supplies are gone.

A gnome for all seasons - Autumn  is available until September 31 or until supplies are all gone.  There is a cute Gnome girl thin cut.  As the name applies there will be more specials as the year goes by so don't miss out on this one.  There is a card and scrapbook workshop.  You can get bundles or separate items and the stamps sets have thin cuts if you want them.  

There are 4 exciting card workshops to choose from or get all 4.  This specials is available until October 31 or until supplies are gone.  Special events will be available October 6 - 7 from Close to My Heart's Facebook page.  Check out the video.


Starting today is the special called I want Candy.  You can do Halloween or candy themed projects.

You can get the papers, stamp set and option of thin cuts and bundles.  Check it out!


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Seeing how many different ways I can use the same thing

 Most of the time I make a sample of a card that is going to be in my card class.  I have taken lately to just making cards and using different techniques and having fun.

I challenged myself to use the Square Windows z4104

The first stamp set I used was  One of those Days D2178 (this stamp set is no longer available)

In the background I did the new "smooshing" technique with Distress Oxide inks.  I used regular Mist cardstock for the square windows.

The second things I tried was using glitter paper for the square windows but using the National Stamping Month - Say it with style stencil with It's your birthday CC9237.

The last one was with glitter squares but just using Distress Oxide inks for the background.  I splattered some water but it doesn't show us well in the photo.  I used the Distress oxide inks for the coloring of the flowers and the sentiment.  The stamp set is Floral notes Z7071

It really makes the same square windows look very different.  Let me know if you are challenging yourself to do different things with your stamp sets in card making.