In Any Case ....with Melinda & Melissa

Join us twice a month as we CASE, “Copy And Selectively Edit”, artwork created by the Art Department of Close To My Heart as showcased in the current Idea Books and our Make It From Your Heart How-To Books.
On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, at 8 pm CT, we will direct you towards a piece of art and recreate it using the exact products or others that compliment its initial design. Tips, techniques and assembly directions will be shared in detail to help you recreate them on your own.
As you reproduce the items we have shared, post them on social media using the hashtag #ctmhinanycase. We will randomly search that hashtag and reward those who CASE our items. Winners will be announced on our blogs so be sure to follow us!


In Any Case. . . with Melinda

and Melissa

Good evening! Melissa and I are CASEing artwork from our new Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog. Do you have one of our new catalogs? If not, let me know if you would like a catalog and I will be sure that you get one. Did you know that if you place an order on my website, Close to My Heart will send you a free catalog with your order.

This week I chose to CASE the Congrats card on page 148. Oh and what do I mean by CASE? Copy and Share EVERYTHING!

After you see my post please head over to see what my partner in crime, Melissa Robinson has for you.

Have you heard about Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month program? Each month we offer a special stamp that is only available that month. I am using the January Stamp of the Month called Card Captions (S1901).

Who doesn't need a stamp with all of these different sentiments? I love the different fonts and sizes.

I decided to show you how you can take a card that you like and change it up a bit with different colors and papers to make it your own. Here's my card.

I have changed this card up so that I can use it in my Valentine card classes. Once again I used my Thin Cuts - Stitched Square Frames (Z4259). This is turning into one of my favorite new products.

These thin cuts allow you to cut quilt shapes that are "stitched" and you can even add more stitching just like you would on a quilt. I used the larger triangle and the small square for this card.

The paper packs used were from the Mix-in Paper Pack (X9003), and the dark side of Raspberry cardstock (X6018). I also cut a heart with our Black Glitter paper (Z3236) using our Thin Cuts - Stitched Hearts (Z4182).

Inks used were Raspberry Ink (Z2812) and our Intense Black Ink (Z4189).

Oh, and I forgot to tell you about how I made the Raspberry Colored dots on my 4.25" x 5.5" card base from our White Card and Envelopes Value pack (X254).

I cut a stencil with my Cricut using our Cricut Artbooking Collection (Z3503) with Grafix Stencil Sheets ((Z4244). I then applied ink using a Sponge Dauber (Z726). I love how easy it was to make a reusable stencil and add just a little interest to your background.

Tune in again, on February 14th, for the next episode and be sure to CASE one/all of the artwork we highlight and tag it  #ctmhinanycase on social media. We'll come looking for you and you may be a prize winner!

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