Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What Makes Your Heart Happy? New kit just in time for Valentine's Day projects! {FREE download}

Hi friends! I hope everyone is having a refreshing new year thus far! One of my new year resolutions for 2019 was to be more organized and make more time doing things that make me happy. For me, scrapping and crafting is a form of self-care. It’s my creative outlet. It’s good for all of us to find something we really enjoy and spend more time doing that thing. What about you? Do you have a creative outlet too?

I got super excited when I saw the new Close To My Heart workshop kit and stamp set. They named it “Heart Happy” and rightfully so. When you see all the adorable stuff it includes, it’s going to make your heart happy too!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Celebrate 2019 with these new products!

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is off to a good start for you. Hang on to your hats because this is a long post --- there are just so many great new products to tell you about!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Announcing Boxing Week Sales - December 26 - 31

End 2018 with a bang through the Close To My Heart Boxing Week Sale! As with previous Boxing Week sales, this sale will feature discounted pricing on a different set of items each day from December 26 through December 31! Each day’s sale will feature a variety of items, with discounts up to 50% off! Make sure you shop each day to take advantages of a 6 full days of sensational savings!

Start shopping now>>

Friday, December 21, 2018

New for 2019: Monthly Day Crop!

I'm very excited to announce that in 2019, I'll be partnering with First Baptist Church in Arnold for their monthly Day Crops and I hope you'll join me there!

The crops run from 9 am – 5 pm and include a  delicious catered breakfast and lunch. The cropping area is spacious, and you’ll get your own 8-foot table! If you need a break during the day, you can take advantage of the church's no membership needed gym and walk the indoor track.

Each month, I plan to share a little extra Close To My Heart goodies with attendees. In January, registration includes the cute Ice Cream card and Dinosaur page above! Don't need a dino page? No problem, I can show you ways to modify it to fit other occasions. (Of course everyone can use an ice cream card -- right?)

Registration for the event is through the church and the first date is January 12.
Sign up now>>
See full 2019 schedule>>

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Tis the Season Double Quad Fold Album Directions

At my Idea Book launch in September, we created a Tis The Season Double Quad Fold Album. I posted a picture and have had several requests for directions. Here's a video showing how it all comes together.

Design Space 

The greenery, bows and poinsettia (on belly band) were cut on my Cricut using images from the Seasons of Joy Collection. Click here to open the file in Design Space.


Here are the measurements to create the album just in case you missed them in the video. The base of the album is made with 6 pieces of cardstock (I used black).
- 12" x 6" (2)
- 6" x 6" (2)
- 4" x 6" (1)

Score both 6" x 12" pieces at 2", 4" 8" and 10".

Then cut 1.5" from each of the long sides starting at the 2" score mark and ending at 10".

The top and bottom 1.5" sections are folded at all four of the score marks alternating "mountain" and "valley" folds.  These two sections are folded the same. The center section is only folded at 4" and 8" and these will be the opposite direction as the outer pieces.

Turn one of these pieces 180 degrees and lay them end to end -- touching but not overlapping. Here's a sample made with White Cardstock so it is easier to see.

Cover the center section with the 4" x 6" piece of cardstock. 

Score and fold both of the 6" x 6" pieces of cardstock 2" from one edge. Attach one of these to each end of the album, overlapping the 2" sections.

This completes the whole album base. 

Decorate with pieces of coordinating paper and photos. Cut rectangles 1/4" smaller than each of the sections, so that base album creates a 1/8" mat.

Order before 12/31!

Note that the Tis the Season papers and the Seasons of Joy Cricut collection both retire on December 31. In fact almost everything in our current Holiday Expressions Idea Book will not be available starting January 1. Be sure to get your order in now if you have missed any of these favorites! Shop now>>

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you make a Double Quad Display Album, snap a picture and share a link in the comments below.

Happy Creating,