Welcome Home Wreath with Card Options

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Hello Friends!

As you know, the January Close To My Heart promotion for National Papercrafting Month is the Welcome Home Wreath Kit.  I love this wreath and had a lot of fun making it, but what if a paper wreath is not your cup of tea?  Well, fellow CTMH Consultant Julie Carriere created this amazing set of greeting cards using the flowers and succulents from the Welcome Home Kit.  Aren’t they gorgeous?

Julie gave me permission to share her creations in case you’d like other ideas for using this kit besides making the original wreath.  You can see individual photos of each card on her blog The Scrap Zone.  Check it out–she is a very talented paper crafter as you can see!

You only have a few more days to get the Welcome Home Wreath, so don’t delay!  There are four ways to get a wreath kit:

  1. Buy it for $18.95—no qualifying purchase required!

  2. Get it for free with a qualifying $60 purchase!

  3. Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.

  4. Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant!

So whether you want to make a wreath or another project such as Julie’s cards, this kit is perfect!  Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!!  Laurie

Going 3D at Heart 2 Heart!

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Hello Friends,
Our challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is to create a 3 dimensional project.  I immediately thought of the fabulous Artiste cartridge from Close To My Heart because it has a whole boatload of 3D cuts!  Unfortunately this cartridge will be retiring soon and is on a while supplies last basis.


I used paper from the Penelope collection from Close To My Heart along with Canary, Thistle and Pear cardstock.  The item in the background is actually an envelope with the same doily cut out that I thought was just too pretty not to share.  I embellished the box and bag with Penelope Complements, Thistle ribbon, a zip strip and a 3D bow with a flower, also from the Artiste cartridge.  Wouldn’t these be great for matching invitations and treat boxes for a shower or other special event?

If you don’t have the wonderfully versatile Artiste cartridge bundle, don’t wait!  It will be retiring soon and is on a “while supplies last” basis.


Remember there are only a few days left to get your June Stamp of the Month for only $5.00.  I have plans to use this stamp set for so many upcoming projects.  Can’t wait to get back in my craft room after being gone for a week to CTMH Convention!

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Anniversary Cards

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Hello Friends!

My husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary this week, so I thought I would share a couple of anniversary cards that I recently made.  The first card is made from the Happy Times paper collection from Close To My Heart.  I was inspired by Melanie Brown from Courtney Lane Designs to use this Cricut cut with the doves and heart.  It came from the Photo Booth Props cartridge.  I never would have guessed an image like this would be on that cartridge!  At any rate, it’s perfect for an anniversary card!


The second card is made with the Penelope paper collection from Close To My Heart.  I embossed the background with a hexagon embossing folder.  The towel images came from the Sweethearts cartridge.  The “Happy Anniversary” sentiment I used on both cards came from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by today–I appreciate your interest in the Crafty Sisters blog!  Life is truly WONDERFUL!   Laurie

Charlotte Wedding Card

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Since the Close To My Heart Charlotte paper collection will be retiring soon (April 30), I wanted to make a few more projects with this gorgeous paper.  I had a customer wanting some wedding cards, so what better paper to use?  This card was so easy to make since all the papers in the Charlotte collection go together beautifully.


The heart overlay came from the Artistry cartridge by Close To My Heart and the sentiment is a CTMH stamp.  I think it made a simple, yet elegant card and I hope my customer loves it as much as I do!  My mind is just full of other project to make with this fabulous paper!


Besides Charlotte, two other paper collections are also retiring April 30–Regatta and Penelope.  You only have a few more days to snag these products!  Simply go to my online shopping site HERE, join the April Gathering and click away!

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02 – Sarita L3

02 – Sarita L3

Have a wonderful weekend and don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!   Laurie

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




Easter Cards Part 2

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Thanks for stopping by!  Today I have some more Easter cards to share.  I really love to make cards for this holiday because of the cute images and soft spring colors.  I hope they make you smile!


This first card is made with the Penelope paper collection from Close To My Heart along with coordinating cardstock colors.  The bunny in a car Cricut cut is from Baby Steps and the stamped sentiment is from the CTMH stamp set Hopping By.


The second card has the sweetest little bunny from the Cricut cartridge Kate’s ABC.  The sentiment is also from Hopping By by Close To My Heart.  I embossed the white paper with my Cuttlebug to create a more interesting background for the simple bunny images.

While many people skip Easter as a holiday for card giving, I would encourage you to give them a try!  What’s not to love about darling spring animals and beautiful pastel colors?

Choose to be happy today!!   Laurie


Check out the March promotions below from Close To My Heart.  SHOP HERE to get your deals!

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March CTMH Club Projects

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It’s time already for March CTMH Club and here are the projects we will be making:


Our first project is a two page layout using Kaleidoscope paper from the Annual Inspirations catalog.  I was so ready for some spring colors so this paper pack was the perfect choice.  This is a basic layout design that we made last year at Convention, but I had to change it up a bit!  The stamped images are from the Sunshine Birdies stamp set which is the March Stamp of the Month.  It has the cutest birds and butterflies plus two great sentiments.



Our second project is a cute springtime card using the Penelope paper collection from the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  This card has several layered shapes that give the card some interest along with an image from the Springtime Critters stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts.

When making these projects, Club members will use the Shin Han markers and Watercolor Pencils and Blending Pen to color the stamped images.  They will also practice using Thin Cuts with the Cuttlebug to cut their own images for the front of the card.  Remember that practice makes perfect!

Be absolutely AMAZING today!   Laurie

Here are the March specials from Close To My Heart

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