Monday, March 6, 2023

More Daisy, Daisy

 The Daisy, Daisy papers and Thin Cuts are gone

but you can still get the wonderful stamp set.  

I will be showing you how to make beautiful cards using the stamp set with other papers.  Be aware you can get patterns for making several cards by printing the Daisy, Daisy Workshop instructions found on my website at

Daisy  Daisy card instructions

This is my adaptation of a card by Terri Howard using the stamp set instead of


How to make a 3-D Daisy from the big stamp in the stamp set. 

I used Mink ink on White Daisy to stamp here.  On the card above I used Linen on White Daisy cardstock.  1.  Cut out the stamped image.  2.  Cut further into the center around petal edges.  3.  Cut away the triangular piece between petals to round the petals.  4.  Slightly bend up some of the petals.

Using only one layer of the flower, you will keep it easier to mail.

Trim ¼” from the bottom of the card base.

Dimensions of papers for the card.

Yellow piece  3 3/4   x 4 ¾. 

4 paper pieces each 1 ½ x 2.

Banner  WD  1 ¼ x 3 5/8      Black  1 3/8 x 3 ¾ 

More cards using the stamp set:



With Heart, Pam


Friday, March 3, 2023

Daisy, Daisy for March

 How lovely are the daisies!

 While the beautiful green and pink papers of Daisy, Daisy are sold out already, the stamps and coordinating cardstock are still available to you.  See that listing on my website at

As a service to you, I can mail four sets of the large daisy pieces with a center of your choice for $3.00

Please note the lovely stamp set has a large daisy flower that you can stamp, cut out and layer including a center that would be very versatile as well.

Some notes about these cards:  The yellow and black one in the middle was designed by Maker Terri Howard.  The card on the right used a special technique for making woodgrain paper that would helpful to learn.  I will gladly tell you how to do that.  So easy! 

There are instructions for several Daisy, Daisy projects right on the website above the pictures of the supplies left.  Several use the stamps.  You can use the stamps with other papers and end up with some delightful results.  

Please contact me if you have any questions.

With Heart,


Friday, February 3, 2023

Now and Forever for February

 For the month of February

I have chosen to use our Now and Forever Collection.

Yes it is good for Valentine's Day but

I would also suggest the stamps could be used to

make special wedding cards.

Here are some of the cards I made using the

Now and Forever Cardmaking Workshop Guide

which you can print from my website.

The challenge at this time is that beautiful papers are gone.

Here are some ideas for making your own background papers

using the cardstock pack, the Seabrook, Desert Rose, and Scarlet inks and the stamps.  One design also used the White Gel Pen

Here is the link for what is available still in this collection.

I highly recommend getting the Thin Cuts that go with

the stamps.  They are just $12 more but they have so many useful

designs.   You won't be disappointed! 

With Heart,



Monday, January 23, 2023

Fopur Seasons Winter for January

 I am celebrating January with cards

made from the Winter papers in the

 Four Seasons Collection

from our Core Products catalog.

I chose to add some snowflakes made with

Snowflakes Thin Cuts Z8056 and White Glitter Paper Z3237

for that added sparkle.  

The pattern for the cards came from Winter collection in the Four Seasons offerings featured this month.  You can print out the directions from my website!  Here is a video of the different seasons scrapbook pages and cards.  Note: the truck stamp set is no longer available, sadly.

You can check out the different kits available on my website at

Next month we celebrate Valentine's Day with the gorgeous

Now and Forever now available through my website.

Warmly, Pam


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Christmas Story Prepares for that Special Season

To get ready for Christmas card giving

I chose the Christmas Story papers

and the One Star, One Night, One Child stamp set


Here are the cards I came up with: 


The main technique I used was embossing the image.
The two outer cards are embossed in white, Z2068 while the center
card was embossed on Sage cardstock with Clear powder, Z2088,
and shaded in with Pine ink. 
Here is the pattern for the center card.  You may write your greeting on the back behind the tree.


Please email me if you have any questions at
I will be mailing you a handmade card for every $25 in product you order online (shopping cart at the top) 
Thank you, and may you be blessed as you prepare for this joyous season of thankfulness and remembrance.
With Heart, Pam

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Maple Leaf and Gratitude Dies featured in October.

 Beautiful Leaves for Fall and Thanksgiving

This month I have chosen to feature techniques with some of our dies.  You, too, can make these!

I used these dies:

Both packages are on 3x3 magnets
Gratitude Thin Cuts Z4085  $12.95
Maple Leaf Thin Cuts Z4083  $12.95
Here are the products I used to make the focal points
on the cards:
Technique to make a whole leaf and the cutout:  
Cut out leaves from Honey Butter cardstock.
Glue two negatives together.
For the whole leaf, trace onto Toffee cardstock using the inside
of the template you glued together as a guide.
Using the daubers, sponge color onto both the Honey Butter
and Toffee leaves.
Accent colored leaves with a Gold Shimmer brush Z3316 .
These would make great Fall or Thanksgiving cards.
For Online Orders I will send one card per $25 in product ordered 
as appreciation for your business.
With Heart,


Thursday, September 1, 2022

Dragonfly Wishes for National Stamping Month

 Dragonfly Wishes

I am so excited to share with you my creations with the

Dragonfly Wishes stamp set, one of the sets offered in

Close To My Heart's National Stamping Month products. 

For the cards above I also used D2108, the 
Crisp Air Scrapbooking stamps in our current catalog.  
A little peek into the special technique for making
the four cards above.


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Backyard Bliss Graces August

I selected the Backyard Bliss Cardmaking Workshop (G1260)

for August creativity. It features stamps and Thin Cuts

of a barrell and wheel barrow with delightful inserted

flower arrangements.

This time I chose to make a change to the kit by using some of the

Tri-blend Markers for coloring in the images. 

You will definitely need the Intense Black pad for stamping the image

before you color.  

I used these markers:  Z2491 True Blue, Z2486  Dull Green,

 Z2516  Gold Brown Blends, and Z2496 Pale Pink

You can see more details about the kit by going view the catalog at my website

Click on the "MORE" tab at the top then "View Catalog."

It is in the July-September catalog pages 23 & 23.

Notice how you will have materials for making 16 cards total!

If you submit a minimum $25 product order on my website,

I will send you one card per each $25 in appreciation.

So click on that little cart at the top and see what we have to offer.

There are some great special offers for August!

With Heart,



Friday, July 1, 2022

July using Sweet Pickings stamps

 Welcome to July!

We have the first of our three month catalogs debuting today.

This will be source for July, August, and September.

For My card designs for July I have chosen to use the red striped paper from Beach Party,

some Kitchen Gnomes stamps (which sadly are no longer available) plus
the Sweet Pickings stamps (which ARE still available.)
Stamps only, B1798, are $10.95 and stamps plus Thin Cuts, Z4441, are $17.95.
Here are the cards I created:

If I see you ordered Sweet Pickings, I will be happy to send several stamped gnomes
so you can color them in for your cards.
When you place an order through my website
I will send you one card for every $25 in product purchased in appreciation.
With Heart, Pam


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Love Story for June

I chose to feature the Love Story papers,

Black Collection (at the top) for my June projects

These papers are in our Core catalog which will be active

until August 31st.  I love the designs for a special occasion

where only a handmade remembrance will do!

The layout below (from the catalog) had wonderful color 

combinations with Mulberry and Sangria to offset the 

\Black Love Story papers.

My featured cards show how to paint on the floral

paper with inks.  The Mulberry Glitter paper adds a 

special sparkle sure to please.

I am looking to resume card classes in June to make these
three cards.  Cost will be $10 or FREE with a $25 product
order.  Please email me at if you wish to participate.
June is Stamptacular month with stamps and sets of stamps with their Thin Cuts on sale with great savings!
Go to my website at
for full details.
With Heart,