Thursday, July 28, 2016

Make it Magical - Creating a Card from a Layout

The Magical collection is gorgeous for creating summer fun layouts and celebration cards! 

One of my favorite stamp sets that goes with it is Firework Fun. I love the layout that's shown with it in the Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-catalog on page 22, but what I really need right now are cards!


So what did I do? I used the layout design to create a card! It isn't magic - it's just about scaling down.  I took all the same design elements (the strips of paper on the left, the center focus, and the stamped fireworks on the upper left and lower right) and just made them smaller. Abracadabra! :) 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Goodbye to the Current Catalog

The current Annual Inspirations idea book/catalog will officially retire on July 31st. We'll be making way for all new products in August, but before then, make sure to get all those wonderful products you love before they're gone!


To make it easy for you, simply click here to see all the product that will be leaving after July 31st. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Urban Art: Waving Banners Layout

Urban is such a cool collection - not only are the patterns awesome, but it can be used to create so many different themes!


These are photos from France's Dome des Invalides, a place dedicated to France's war heroes. The textures from the Urban paper pack were just perfect for these older buildings. 

The idea for the waving banners actually came from the Scrapbook and Cards Today online class I'm taking - this was one of the designs we were given. The original banners were straight, but I though waving banners would be cooler for this theme. 

The Urban collection is only available for a few more weeks - make sure to get yours today on my website!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Rose Blossom Blog Hop - Magical Layout


Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop! Come follow Close To My Heart consultants from the Rose Blossom team as we share our creations made using CTMH's featured collection - Magical!

If you came here from Kim Hill's incredible blog, you are on the right path. If you get lost along the way, come back here and go to the bottom of the page for the blog hop list.


Inspiration: One of Scrapbook.com's free classes - this one was all about using 6x6 papers on your 12x12 pages.

Technique: I used my Cricut to cut out a star in the center of each patterned paper square (you can also use a die-cut, or choose a simpler shape to hand-cut) and then add the cut-out shape to the center of a different square. I didn't glue around the shape edges so it left room to tuck a photo. 

Fun Fact: The cute camera and word bubble are actually from the cut-away cards in the paper pack, and the stickers are from the Adventure Fundamentals Assortment. I didn't have any Magical embellishments, so I just made my own!

Now it's time for you to keep moving on the hop!  Head on over to Mary's wonderful blog and see her beautiful artwork!

Blog Hop List:

Monday, July 11, 2016

August Layout Workshop - Calypso Workshop Your Way

August's workshops are all about summer, and these fun layouts are no exception! Create three 2-page layouts with a fun, summery theme.
This workshop kit comes with everything you need to create three 2-page layouts including instructions and plenty of leftovers to create more! 

Kit Information (*all prices include tax*):

Calypso Workshop Your Way Kit: Calypso paper pack, Calypso Complements, Calypso Sequins, Calypso Washi Tape, and extra cardstock ($33)

Class Location:
South Elgin, IL

Class Dates (choose your date & time!):
Saturday, August 13th from 10:30am-1:30pm
Saturday, August 13th from 2pm-5pm
Sunday, August 14th from 1pm-4pm

If you would like to order this kit, simply email me at: morganvogt80@gmail.com, and I will send you an invoice via PayPal (please order by July 22nd).

Thursday, July 7, 2016

August Card Workshop - Calypso Shaker Cards!

Get ready to have some fun when we make shaker cards using the Calypso collection! This class is all about learning different ways to make shaker cards (and getting tropical :)




This workshop kit comes pre-cut with everything you need to create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) including instructions and plenty of leftovers to create more! 

Kit Information (*all prices include tax*):

Calypso Card Kit: Calypso paper pack, Calypso Sequins, extra cardstock, 1 Memory Protector, and card bases & envelopes ($22)

Stamp Add On: 
One in a Melon ($16)
Tickled Pink ($16)
Tickled Pink Thin Cuts ($16)

Tool Add On (You will need foam tape - pop dots won't work!): 
3-D Foam Tape ($7)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape ($7)

Class Location:
South Elgin, IL

Class Dates (choose your date & time!):
Saturday, August 13th from 10:30am-1:30pm
Saturday, August 13th from 2pm-5pm
Sunday, August 14th from 1pm-4pm

If you would like to order this kit, simply email me at: morganvogt80@gmail.com, and I will send you an invoice via PayPal (please order by July 15th).

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July Close To My Heart Specials - Be an Early Bird!

Want to get new product early? Can't wait to see what's in the new Annual Inspirations idea book? Keep reading for details...

1. Early Bird Special


New Consultants who sign up during July will receive their choice of a new Fundamental paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements FREE—and that’s in addition to the $50 in product credit they get for signing up! 

This Early Bird Special is an excellent opportunity for those that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the exciting new products coming in Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 idea book.

2. July Stamp of the Month - From the Notebook


The Stamp of the Month is only available during its month and is only $5 ($12.95 savings!) with every $50 ordered (before shipping and tax). When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before you check out.