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Bunch of Love Card Kit

Would you love to make a few cards each month? I'd love to introduce my new VIRTUAL card workshop! Shipping to your door step ea...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bunch of Love Card Kit

Would you love to make a few cards each month?

I'd love to introduce my new VIRTUAL card workshop!

Shipping to your door step each month is a brand new stamp set and supplies to make 4 cards!  
You'll receive full color instructions and tips on how to assemble the cards and inspiration to use the stamp set in other ways.  

To get your very own Hot Cuppa Crafty Virtual Card Kit:
Be a US resident.
Order your card kit by August 8, 2016 or place a $50* order on my website to get the card portion for free!  (See info below)
Kits will ship no later than 8/20.

Matching Thin Cut Dies Available
This card kit includes die-cut pieces that coordinate with the stamp set.  They can be added to your order for just $15.  (Shhh:  They're $16.44 when I order them for you separately and have you pick them up at my house.)

Order the Bunch of Love stamp set & card kit $25  ($4 will be added for shipping)
Choose Your Add-On's

I colored these cards with watercolors (purple card) and Shin Han markers. If you need a list of colors used, please contact me.

This is a brand-new no-commitment club.  When you order this month's kit, you'll be eligible for FREE shipping on the August card kit.

If you'd like to receive updates about this Virtual Card Workshop directly in your inbox sign up for my newsletter that is sent 1-2 times a month.

Need more more supplies?  You may earn this card kit for free!

Want the card kit for free?  Place a $50+ order (before shipping & tax) on my website that includes the Bunch of Love stamp set.  I'll send you the cards, envelopes and pre-cut goodies for free!  That's a $12 value!

I repeat:  "You have to order the stamp set in order to qualify or tell me that you already have it.  I'll only be sending the paper & embellishments."  Got it?  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at CraftyLalia@outlook.com.

Here's the stamp set for next month's card kit.  Check back by August 1 to see & order the full kit!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


If you've been on social media anytime at all you've seen the # AKA Hashtag mark tagging and annotating entries.  Have you ever clicked a hastag?

Hastags are a great tool for searching Close to My Heart Products!  They're aren't just for us bloggers and CTMH consultants.  They're for YOU!  

Let's start with the first one #CTMH.  You can click on it or enter it into the search bar on Facebook and you'll have dozens of posts with artwork featuring Close to My Heart product.

#CTMHCalypso is for our paper packet Calypso that's in the current Seasonal Expressions.

These are just a few of the other papers that have a hashtag.    

We also do it for our Cricut Cartridges
#CTMHArtistry is all over Facebook, PinterestInstagram & Twitter.  
Feel free to try #CTMHArtPhilosophy, #CTMHArtiste, #CTMHArtbooking, #CTMHArtfullySent a try as well.  

#CTMHWatercolors to find artwork with our watercolor products.
#CTMHThinCuts for our cutting dies
I'm sure you'll find more!

{{{Your #searches don't have to be capitalized.  They're just easier to read if they are.}}}

#CTMHMakeItFromYourHeart refers to the Close To My Heart blog.  

I'll update this list when the new Catalog & Idea Book are released August 1, 2016.

In the meantime, follow me for sneak peeks.  


When I posted this pic last month you may have seen the #CTMH #CTMHWatercolors #CTMHThinCuts

May you have inspiration for crafting wherever you go!

May you have inspiration for crafting wherever you go!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Long live Casual Expresssions D1525

I love stamp sets that can be used for a wide variety of cards.  Casual Expressions which was released in 2012 when the Artiste Cricut Bundle debuted is just that.  Here's a peek at some of the cards I created with this great stamp set that is compatible to shapes on the Artiste.  
Both the stamp set and the Artiste Cricut Bundle are being discontinued at the end of the month.  

Here's the stamp set.  The faint red line indicates the Cricut Shape that matches.  

There's only one embellishment that's still available.  Can you guess what it is?  The answer is here.  

There's 1 month before all of this goodness disappears.  Get it before it's too late!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Coffee with Calypso

Hello friends!  Let me welcome you to my little blog if you're joining me from the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I love coffee and really do not know what I'd do if I couldn't have it every day.  I know you'd want to run!  

This little card was created using the Close to My Heart Artistry Cricut Cartridge with a little help from Cricut Design Space.  I've welded 2 cups to make a shaped card and sliced and diced the lid into a couple pieces to layer it and give it a 3D shape.  Here's my Design Space File.  I have used this file for many projects so there's a few extra shapes in the file that are hidden.  

The cup is from the Calypso paper pack.  You can see the reverse side of the paper under the cup.  It's a great confetti design too!  There's also a sheet of adorable flamingo & pineapples in this pack!

The flowers and sentiment are from the stamp set is "A Bunch of Love."  

This set has matching thin cut dies which make it super easy to cut out!  

 I'm all about using dies or my Cricut to "fussy cut" my stamped images for me.  The inside of the cup has this wonderful sentiment which is included in the stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

P.S.  If you're a coffee lover, these stamps are being retired 7/31/16 so grab them before they are gone!

B1404:  Cup of Cheer

C1616:  Treats of Friendship


Sunday, May 29, 2016

V Pleated Card with Happy Times paper

Hello friends!  Have you had a good National Scrapbooking Month?
There's only 2 more days left and I have an adorable card that you'll want to make after seeing it!

I made this card last night for a friend and my friends on Facebook asked me "how did you do this?"  So here's a video of assembling this card.  My card is based on a tutorial by Linda Bauwin that you can see here.  

The flower and leaves are cut with our most recent Cricut Collection:  Artistry!  
Here's the file for the Cricut Explore 

The flower is on handbook pg 11, Keypad:  Q :  Icon-1  @ 2"
The branch is on handbook pg 31, Keypad:  z:Icon-1n @2"  I removed the stem after it was cut.

Here's the Cricut Explore file to cut the pleats.  It was created with the built-in shapes that are part of Design Space.  

Here's the manual dimensions:

B&T patterned paper 11” x 2.75” (or 3" tall)
Score every ½" & 1" inches starting at 1½”
1.5", 2", 3", 3.5", 4.5", 5", 6". 6.5", 7.5", 8", 9" & 9.5”

Note:  I designed this file so 4 pieces could be cut on the Cricut Explore from 1 sheet of 12x12 paper.  That's why it is 2.75" tall.  If you're using a paper trimmer and scoring board and want to make 4 cards at one time, you can score the whole sheet of paper and then cut the strips at 3".  This will save you a bit of time because you're only scoring 1 time for 4 cards.  I'd only do this after making a prototype.  :) 

After scoring, flip the paper over and measure up the side of the edge 1.5" from the bottom.  Make a mark on both sides.  Now find the center 2 score marks at 5 & 6" and mark them..  You'll cut diagonally from the mark on the left edge to the 5" mark and from the right side to the 6" mark.  You can lightly draw a line with a pencil if needed but you'll need to erase them so they don't show.  

I started in the middle at the 5" score mark and folded inward (valley fold) and then outward, (mountain fold) working my way to the end of the paper.  Then I repeated the folding from the middle going the other way.  

This card was made with the 2016 National Scrapbooking Month Happy Times paper.  It's only available in the month of May 2016.  If this link isn't working, the paper's not available!

Now the best part:  This paper is FREE with at $60 purchase.  Or you can get it for $14.95, no strings attached besides shipping!  

If Happy Times paper is sold out, here's some other ideas for this card

Georgie would be adorable for a baby!   Look at those elephants

Sangria  I'm thinking the bottom left one would look amazing!