Christmas Explosion Box

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I know, it’s supposed to be Mini Album Monday but today I am breaking the rules…well not by too much though because this Christmas Explosion box is a memory keeper as well! 

I just finished this Christmas Explosion Box yesterday and am so excited to share it with you. The lid is embellished with a glittery poinsettia, greenery and of course ribbon with a cute tag.

The inside of this explosion box has a cute Christmas scene complete with Christmas tree embellished with lights and sitting on top of a Doily for a tree skirt and is surrounded by presents. 

There are 26 spots for pictures, journaling or adding other mementos. This would be a great way to document Christmas 2015 or Christmas past. 

I hope you enjoyed my project! 

If you would like to see a bit more, check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJl7h1N2a2k

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S.- I also linked up to the following linky parties. 


Thanksgiving Paperbag Cards

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Thanksgiving is so close and I have so many things on my to do list that I still haven’t done! At least one thing I can check off my to do list are these super cute and easy Thanksgiving Paperbag Cards I finished for my nieces & nephews. 

I won’t get to see them for Thanksgiving but I wanted to send them a card and a little treat.

The front of these cards are layered with Close to My Heart White Daisy Paper and Anna Griffin Halloween Paper. The Turkey images are from the Silhouette Design Store and the Happy Thanksgiving Sentiment is from Cricut Design Space.

The inside of the card is stamped with “Enjoy” and it is from Close to My Heart Perfect Picture Cricut Collection (D1681). This stamp is from the Cricut Artisty Collection which is awesome. 

Here they are completely stuffed with goodies!

If you want to see a little more, check out the video here
Here the Cricut Artistry Cartridge that you can only get from Close to my Heart.

Contains the same shapes, stamp sets, and cardstock as the cartridge collection. The only difference is the 700 images are accessed using an online code rather than a physical cartridge.*

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!


P.S. I also linked up the the following linky parties- 


Super cute Pad Folio Writing Pad Holders

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I am a note taker and a to do list maker but most of all I want to be able to keep all of my papers together but have whatever binder or planner I am keeping them in to be cute. 

Today’s project share is just that, it’s a Pad Folio. It holds a regular sized writing pad that can be replaced over and over. It is made with Kraftex Binding so is built for wear and tear. I absolutely adore the different designer paper and it is so nice to carry around.

There is a also a pocket on the inside that holds 8 1/2 by 11 sized paper, you know for all the handouts you want to keep from a meeting and such. 

I have a few available in my etsy shop and of course can make a custom pad folio just for you!

Thanks for stopping by!


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CTMH Planner Coming Soon!

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Coming Soon!
I am super excited about the Close to My Heart Planner that will be available on December 1st. I know that planning and organizing is an essential part of the day and this planner is not only super cute and functional but it will also be a high quality product that only Close to My Heart can deliver!

New Blog Series!
Once I have my planner I will start a Tuesday series on DIY Planner embellishments! Stayed tuned to learn how to make your own planner stickers, flags, rose paperclips and more! Some embellishments will be made with the Cricut Explore, some with the Silhouette and some just with my paper cutter and ATG gun. 

You can read more about the new CTMH Planner here-  http://blog.closetomyheart.com/2015/11/02/plan-ahead/

Thanks for stopping by!


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Just Chillin Christmas Mini Album

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It’s Mini Album Monday! Okay, okay so I got a little carried away last week. I was fortunate enough to be off from work to celebrate Veteran’s Day and the next day I kept thinking it was Monday so that is why it was mini album Monday on Thursday of last week. Oops!

Today’s mini album is a 6×6 chipboard mini with room for 4×6 photos or smaller and lots of space for journaling and additional embellishing. There are 6 chipboard pages for a total of 10 pages and it has wire binding. 

I really like this paper collection so didn’t add to many embellishments as I didn’t want to cover any of it. 

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!


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Mini Album Monday- Baby Girl Foto Folio

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It’s Mini Album Monday! Today’s project share is a Baby Girl Foto Folio. This is a custom folio that is 9 x 11. It is constructed with a sturdy Kraftex binding and has a mix of clear pocket pages and tag pages. 

It is embellished throughout with baby girl ephemera and has a pastel colors theme. There are matted sections for 4 x 6 photos and journaling. The pocket pages have room for 4 x 6 photos and smaller photos as well. 

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!


P.S. I also linked up to the following linky parties. There is still time for you to participate as well.

Green or Blue? Army Inspired Card

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Today’s Project Share is an Army Inspired Card. I have a Marine Inspired Card in my Etsy shop and originally added it because of my brother and his service to our country. I recently received an order from an Army Colonel for 6 Marine Cards and decided to send him my first Army Inspired Card.

Of course, I had to do some research and thank goodness! I had no clue the Army laid to rest the Green Class A’s and as of October 1st they are no longer permitted for wear. Blue is now the official color.

So here it is, my Army Inspired Card just in time for Veteran’s Day and to you Colonel, thank you for your service!

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I haven’t added these to my etsy shop yet but will have them up soon. If you need one before they are posted you can email me at hbdesigns26@gmail.com.

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“Full of Roses” Explosion Box

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Today’s project share is the “Full of Roses” explosion box. I love explosion boxes and all the neat dimensionals you can add to the center. 

The paper is Anna Griffin and it is absolutely gorgeous! This explosion box is 4 x 3 7/8 inches when closed. There are 26 spaces for pictures, notes or to add other mementos. 

Hope you enjoyed my project, thanks for stopping by!


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CTMH- Simply Fundamentals Workshop

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Experience the “Fun” of Fundamentals!

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! 

This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! 

When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! 

Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. 

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Purchase the album bundle and you get:

  • Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
  • Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
  • Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
  • Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)

You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Special Promotions

You’ll also qualify for this month’s Stamp of the Month for $5!

Getting this stamp set just for the journaling lines would be a steal!

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Mini Album Monday- Custom Girly 6×6 Mini Album

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It’s Mini Album Monday! Today’s mini album is a 6×6 chipboard mini album that was a custom order and is super cute and girly.

I bound this mini with three 1 inch rings and of course added ribbon embellishment. Each page has room for journaling, pictures or saving other memories. There are two pages with flaps that open for additional journaling space. 

I hope you enjoyed my project.

Thanks for stopping by!


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