Father’s Day WYW Cardmaking Kit

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Hello Friends!

Today I wanted to share an awesome product from Close To My Heart–the Father’s Day Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kit!  This kit includes paper, card bases and envelopes, embellishments and an exclusive stamp set that allows you to make 12 complete cards!  These cards are perfect for Father’s Day, but by changing up the sentiments, they would work for birthdays and other events as well.  Plus, people always seem to need more masculine themed cards, so you just can’t go wrong with this awesome kit!

Here is one of the card designs from the downloadable workshop guide that you can make with this kit.

And here is a card I made that is based on the above design.  My card is the larger A7 size (5×6.5 inches) and I added a shimmer trim border across the top of the banners instead of the twine.  I also changed out the sentiment to make this a Father’s Day card, but it could easily be a birthday card too.

One of the best things about this Cardmaking Kit is the exclusive stamp set!  If you know anything about me, I tend to use the word “awesome” a lot, so I LOVE this sentiment for the inside of my card!  It will be great for many other cards too.

If you would like to purchase this versatile Workshop Your Way Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit or any other Close To My Heart products, you can shop at my online shopping site HERE.  There’s still plenty of time to get your kit before Father’s Day!

Do something AWESOME today!   Laurie

Father’s Day Cards from Design Space

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Hello Friends!

I often browse through Design Space while watching TV and I ran across these great Father’s Day cards.  Word art is all the rage right now, so I thought I would give these trendy cuts a try!  What do you think?



I used Close To My Heart cardstock because it always cuts so well on my Cricut and a CTMH Father’s Day stamp for the sentiment.

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I love how they turned out–so easy and colorful!  If you haven’t made your Father’s Day cards yet, you might want to give one of these a try!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Always be your own kind of WONDERFUL!!    Laurie

Check out the Close To My Heart June specials by clicking on the photos below or SHOP HERE!

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Father’s Day at BBTB2

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Hello Friends!

It’s almost Father’s Day and we are celebrating special Dads at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week!  I have made and shared quite a few Father’s Day cards in recent weeks, but there is always room for one more, right?  This fancy fold card is made from a Design Space file shared by my fabulous up line, Joy Tracey of Obsessed With Scrapbooking.

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The patterned paper I used for this card is from Authentique and the cardstock is from Close To My Heart (Peacock and Colonial White).  The stamped sentiments (A Day for Dad and Beyond Awesome) are also from Close To My Heart.


I added a couple of embellishments from the Urban Complements and Triangle Durables, both from Close To My Heart.  The card really doesn’t need much in the way of embellishments as the interesting fold is the real star here!


Stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 for more Father’s Day inspiration!  Then link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!

Here are the specials from Close To My Heart this month–get all the details by clicking on each photo.

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Masculine Cards with Urban Paper

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I just can’t seem to get enough of the grungy, industrial feel of the Urban paper collection from Close To My Heart!  And thankfully, Father’s Day gave me the chance to use it again and again.  I even swapped out the Father’s Day sentiment for Happy Birthday to double the fun!!

IMG_3557This first card was inspired by some posts I’ve seen online where people are using zip strips from the tops of CTMH paper in creative ways.  I dove-tailed the ends of the zip strips and added some pattern paper strips to make a cluster of banners.  I had some gear shapes left over from a previous project that I had cut from the Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart and used them as a border at the top of my card.   The sentiment is a stamp from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.

IMG_3556The second card is also created with a zip strip along the left side, more of the left over gears from Artiste and a few Urban Complements.  The sentiment is from the Stamps of Approval stamp set by Close To My Heart.  I love that it has coordinating cuts on the Artistry cartridge, so no fussy cutting required!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used to create these cards, please visit my online shopping site HERE.

SMILE and make it a WONDERFUL day!!   Laurie

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More Cards for the Card Workshop!

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Hello Friends!

Please come to my Spring Card Workshop this weekend!  You can make Graduation, Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Wedding cards for $2.00 each.  Plus you can personalize your cards for specific colors or add sentiment for any occasion you need.  If you cannot attend, I would be happy to send any card kits you’d like for the cost of postage or deliver if you are local.

Here are a few of the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards you can make–Enjoy!

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For more information on the Spring Card Workshop, visit the Event page on Facebook or see below.

Thanks for stopping by today!   Laurie




Time to Honor Dad!

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Hello, Crafty Friends!

Father’s Day is coming soon and time to find a special card for a special Dad in your life!  I made a couple of a fancy fold cards this weekend that I think turned our really well.  This type of card looks very complicated, but is actually quite easy–and I think quite impressive after decorating.  The first card was made with Authentique paper, which is my favorite paper company (after Close To My Heart, of course)!  I embellished the card with burlap pennants from Little Yellow Bicycle, typewriter stickers from my stash, a Cricut cut from the Father’s Day cartridge, and a couple of Close To My Heart stamps in Outdoor Denim ink.

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On the second card I used some paper from Kaiser Craft, cork pennants from Little Yellow Bicycle, and stamps from Close To My Heart in Cocoa ink.  I also found some metal gears in my stash that I think added just the right masculine touch to finish off the card!  I got the idea to make Father’s Day cards in this style from a fellow CTMH consultant, Ellen Jarvis who posted a lovely card on her blog last week.  I love how these cards stand up by themselves for display and yet fold flat enough to mail in an envelope.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Make it a great week!   Laurie

Father’s Day card

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I found this shaped card in the Make It Now projects on Cricut Design Space, and thought it was a fun Father’s Day card.  It’s always nice to have a humorous card for a father who might prefer a laugh over a heartfelt sentiment!  This was a super quick and easy card to put together.  With the Make It Now projects everything is ready to cut once you choose your colors.  I did select the “customize” option for this project because I wanted to make the card bigger than the original design.

I hope you’re having a fabulous day!


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