You're going to love our special this month! For only $10, you can purchase this kit, which includes an exclusive stamp set, these adorable pre-cut cardstock boxes, the clear treat tubes and additional cardstock (including our new silver glitter paper). Click on the video link below to see what you can make with this wonderful kit.
http://christina.ctmh.com (click on SHOP).
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
I host a Christmas party for my Close to My Heart team every year, and the highlight of the party is our handmade gift exchange. Each of the gals makes a handmade gift item and wraps it up. We play the game where you can open a gift or steal someone else's gift, and we can get competitive with it. But, in the end, it's all good, because we each go home with something fun and we ALL get to see some great project ideas--because we have such wonderfully talented Consultants on our team! Here's a couple of my favorites from this year:
|This framed button Christmas tree was made Rhonda Leeper. It's such a fun way to use our beautiful buttons and sparkles!|
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I recently made one of these origami tree cards, and it was SO much fun!! And, it's not nearly as hard as it looks (yea)! I thought I'd give you some step-by-step instructions so you could make one on your own. For my card, I used paper from the Pear & Partridge paper packet. I like a nice heavyweight patterned paper (but not cardstock) for the tree.
By the way, I HIGHLY recommend a bone folder tool for these projects--we carry a great one in our catalog (Z1204 for $4.95). Your folds will be so much more crisp with this tool. Anyway, begin by folding one of your squares in half diagonally (desired pattern on the outside). Open it up and fold it again diagonally in the opposite direction.
At this point, your paper looks like the roof of a house.
Squeeze in two opposite sides of your roof and fold the roof down into a triangle. Your piece will now be a triangle with two "layers." You may need to use your bone folder or fingers to work it into a nice point on the top.
Set your triangle down and fold one of the layers on the front of your triangle down toward the middle.
Once your squares are folded, glue your SMALLEST piece to the top of your base card/project. Then, tuck the next piece slightly inside of it and glue it down. Continue on with the next bigger piece and then, finally, the largest piece.
Your'e going to love our December Stamp of the Month because it has images for the whole year! These would be great for quick cards (think 3 x 3) or wonderful on an Event Calendar or calendar scrapbook pages. You can purchase the Stamp of the Month anytime during the Month of December--and it's only $5 with a $50 purchase (or you can purchase it at full retail for $17.95 with no additional purchase required)! To order it, visit my website, http://christina.ctmh.com. While you're there, be sure to check out our awesome "while supplies last" clearance items--and get some super deals!