Happy Father’s Day: Stamped Card


How are we approaching Father’s day already? The time I tell you is really flying by! Today I’m excited to share a card that features some new Close to My Heart stamps (find out more info at their website). Wait, not some. The ENTIRE STAMP SET! That’s right I went for it and used them all. This card didn’t need much embellishing either – but a few nautical accents from my embellishment line 28 Lilac Lane “At Sea” kit (available in stores now) and some twine were the perfect accents.

This card actually began as a watermark stamping idea… but I decided with the awesome urban papers (from CTMH) I could not just use up my stamps… but a good number of inks too! It’s easier to show – so here’s my  YouTube video

I really love how this one turned out – now if I can only find a gift for the great dad that lives here in this house… hmmm.

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I hope that I’ve inspired you today to use ALL THE STAMPS (yes, all caps) to create a card like mine. This one happens to be Father’s Day – but any theme would work! I love that instead of having to pick a favorite I was able to make this collage of fun. Until next time – I wish you very happy crafting!

CTMH: quick card fiesta!

A few weeks ago Close to My Heart reached out to me about creating some projects with their products. I’ve heard of them, but am not very familiar with their products. Looking through their new catalog I was amazed. How have I not purchased their stamps before?! So much great stuff- and I’m delighted to be blogging some projects with their products starting… right now!


The photo above is from Close to My Heart and it got me thinking… I can do that.  I am here and working mostly left handed which is new and slow for me, but I’m getting the hang of it! What really appealed to me about these card kits was that I could do this without any scissors or cutting, I could assemble in moments, and best of all my lack of a functional right hand wouldn’t stop me. These would also be great for making with not as crafty friends, if you’re in a hurry, or just to have ready to go!


I created a video showing me create one of these cards here.

This stamp set (also CTMH) is maybe one of the best stamp sets I’ve had in a long time.

I think this would look amazing with so many different colors – ink to spray to paint! I’m also thinking its a great color for some holiday cards (in a few months!)


I really love that this kit made it possible for me to get crafty on a week when it’s not been possible! Have you used CTMH stamps before? This is all new to me – but they sent me a lovely assortment so I’ll be back with another favorite soon!