Friday, May 17, 2013

CTMH Treat Tubes with Dream Pop Accents

Close To My Heart Treat Tubes with Dream Pop Accents
Close To My Heart Treat Tubes with Dream Pop accents

Personalize your next gathering with the adorable (and food safe) Treat Tubes from Close To My Heart.  Are you celebrating a wedding, a birthday or having a summer barbecue?  These 4 3/4" x 1" My Creations Clear Treat Tubes are the perfect party favor.  Fill them with colorful candy or snacks and use them as place settings.  Or send your guests home with a customized souvenir of your party.

I used the colorful Dream Pop paper packet to accent my tube.  I cut a 4" x 2" strip of the multicolored patterned paper to wrap around the container.  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out 4 shapes.  A 2" scalloped circle in solid cardstock, then I cut a 1 3/4" scalloped circle, a 1" star and a 1" circle in white cardstock.  

I used stamps that came with the Art Philosophy collection to stamp the congratulations sentiment in Lagoon Ink, the star in Honey Ink and then used a button stamp from the "Just For You" stamp set in Gypsy Ink for the topper.  I tied the tag on with Baker's Twine from the Paradise Assortment and clipped the star (accented with a Pink Glitter Gem) on with a Mini Clothes Pin.

Here are some fun ways that you can use your Treat Tubes:

  • BEACH PARTY - Fill them with shells and sand, decorate, with Surf's Up paper and accessories then tie on an invitation to a beach party!
  • WEDDING - Fill them with rice or bird seed, decorate with For Alway's paper and attach the monogram of the bride and groom.  Give to wedding guests to shower the newlyweds as they leave on their honeymoon.
  • KID'S PARTY FAVORS - Fill with colorful candies, decorate with Later Sk8r or Claire paper and give as favors to guests.
  • FOR THE GARDENER - Fill with flower seeds, decorate with Buzz and Bumble paper and tie to a small trowel. Give to your favorite gardener.
  • BABY SHOWER - Fill with pastel mints, decorate with Chantilly paper and give as favors.

These are just a few ideas that I came up with to show the versatility of these containers.  I'm sure you can come up with many more.  At less than a dollar each, these Treat Tubes are an affordable way to customize your next party or a special gift.

Tell me your how you would use your Treat Tubes in the comment section below.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CTMH Claire Birthday Card

This coming Wednesday, May 15, 2013 is my best girlfriend's birthday.  Now that I'm in Florida and she is in North Carolina we won't be able to celebrate in person together.  So I wanted to make a happy and cheerful card to make up for the fact that I'm not there in person to take her out, pamper her and make her feel special on the 40-something anniversary of her birth.  See, Jenn, I didn't spill the beans on your age!

I used the Claire paper packet from the Spring/Summer Close To My Heart Idea book to send my love across the states of Georgia and South Carolina up to the mountains of Western North Carolina!

Close To My Heart Claire
CTMH Claire Birthday Card

I used the CTMH For Every Occasion stamp set to let my feelings be known.  This stamp is perfect for anyone that likes to make handmade cards.  There are so many sentiments that literally can be used for "every occasion" that you could ever think to send a card for.  

Item # D1187 For Every Occasion

I used a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base that I over-layed with the same size piece of blush card stock.  Then I choose 3 complimentary pieces of B&T (Background & Texture) patterned paper to layer next.  2 cut in square shapes and 1 in a rectangle.  Then I used a corner rounder punch to round off the bottom two edges to give it a more softened shape.  I also had the Claire Complements Canvas Shapes that are adhesive backed and coordinate with the paper packet.  I used the border sticker that looks like rick rack trim and cut it to size and added it as an accent across the center of the card.

For an embellishment, I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out 3 tag shapes in varying size (2", 1 1/2", and 1") from a darker shade of the patterned paper, then cut out 3 varying size rectangles (1 3/4", 1 1/4", and 3/4") from white cardstock with rounded corners.  I used Outdoor Denim Ink to stamp the sentiments "yay!", "Congrats", and "Love You".  (Inside the card, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" greeting.)  I tied them together using a piece of bakers twine and then secured them to the piece of Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon using the strongest and best glue ever called Liquid Glass.

I hope that you will consider making a handmade card for the next special occasion that you will be celebrating.  It doesn't have to be over the top extravagant to show the love that you feel and I bet that the recipient will be even more touched and appreciative that you took the time to Create with Care!.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CTMH Dream Pop Video

It's here!  National Scrapbooking Month 2013 has arrived and Close To My Heart is celebrating in a big way.  Make your paper crafting dreams pop off the page with the new 24 piece Dream Pop Collection.  With fruity colored card stock and coordinating patterned paper, this packet is sure to inspire you!

It's only $10.00 with a $35.00 purchase!

1.  Spend $35.00 (excludes shipping and handling) on my shopping website and receive this exclusive paper packet for only $10.00!  Spend $70 and receive two Dream Pop paper packets for $20.00 and so on!

2.  Be a Hostess and get it for FREE!  Either in your home or online with qualifying May Gathering Sales Totals of $400.00 or more.  This is in addition to the other ways you can earn free product by hostessing a gathering!

3.  Become a Consultant and receive it for FREE as part of your New Consultant Kit when you enroll in May. Only a $49.00 investment gets you over $149.00 in product!

The best thing is that this offer is combinable with our already wonderful promotion called the "Stamp of the Month".  When you spend $50.00 on a qualifying order before shipping and handling,  you can purchase the May Stamp of the Month for just $5.00.

In May, if you spend just $50.00 you can get both!!!  Add the Dream Pop paper packet for $10.00 and the Stamp of the Month for $5.00!  That's a retail value of $37.90 for just $15.00! 

What are you waiting for?!  Don't miss out on this amazing deal!  ORDER HERE!