I’ve always said you can find paper crafting inspiration everywhere, but even I was surprised to find a really great image on Facebook that seemed too perfect for a card front. Facebook gets more polarizing every day. I know a lot of people who either love it or hate it, but very few people are neutral about it. I usually enjoy it, but this particular post sparked my creativity, stopped my scroll, and had me running straight for my Close To My Heart catalog. This image was created by artist Marjolien Bastin. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had the stamp sets to create a similar look for a card! In fact, our January – February catalog features both sets, Barn Door and Feathered Friends. Take a look at this card from the catalog. I can’t wait to get started with my own version of this card. Have you found card inspiration in unexpected places? Be sure to tell me about it in the comments!
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Many years ago, I was a young Navy wife living far away from my family and friends. I found the long days of deployments challenging. Very often the bright spot in my days was time spent at my craft table creating scrapbook pages and handmade cards. I left the military life in 1996, but I never stopped paper crafting. Now I am excited to share my passion for stamping, scrapbooking, and handmade cards with our local military community. Join me for Military Spouses Night Out!
Super Sketch Saturday Week 4 I can’t believe we’ve finished a full month of sketches together! It’s been so much fun sharing this series with you and I cannot believe how many cards I have finished working with these designs. This week’s sketch may look simple, but it creates an impressive card when you dress it up with your favorite papers and one large stamp. I’m finishing up my Christmas cards this week so I decided to use today’s sketch with products from the Comfort & Joy collection including the paper packet and the Comfort & Joy Scrapbooking stamp + Thin Cuts. I hope today’s sketch will inspire you to grab the supplies you have on hand and get creative!
Tinsel Time Tags Now through Cyber Monday, you can sign up for Tinsel Time Tags with $10 off the regular price of $27. Show your friends and family that you’ve put extra thought and care into their gifts when you add a handmade gift tag to the wrapping. I’ll show you five styles of tags you can create quickly and easily. What’s Included in the Class? Full color printable guide with instructions you can refer to anytime for all five tag projects Easy to follow video tutorials Easy access to your instructor Bonus gift card holder video tutorial with printable guide Bonus Gift With Purchase Shop with me now through Cyber Monday and I will send you a free copy of the 12 Cards of Christmas video series companion guide when you make a purchase via my web site. No need to make notes or write down measurements as you watch the videos. Simply place your order and once Close To My Heart has notified me that your order is in process, I will email you the guide. You can also claim your guide by emailing your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org