February 12, 2010

Piece of Cake!

This adorable card is made with the February stamp of the month set called "Piece of Cake." My friend Diana made it for me....thanks Diana! You are the best! And check out the sanded textured cardstock on the front of the card...what an awesome touch! Don't forget that our textured cardstock is buy one, get one free this month!! And with every pack you buy, Close to My Heart donates $2 to Operation Smile's Haitian Relief Fund! It's a wonderful cause!

February 4, 2010

Ghiradelli Treat Box


3 11/16 x 8 ½ piece of cardstock for box base
2 ½ x 2 ½ piece of cardstock (2 – 1 for lid and 1 for base)
2 5/16 x 2 5/16 piece of patterned paper
7 ½ x 5/8 strip of cardstock


Score the cardstock box base on the long side at 2”, 4” and 8”. Turn 90 degrees and score the other way at 2” and 3”. Cut out the pieces marked with an X in the diagram. Cut along the 3 short score lines at the bottom (just until the next score line).

Now, fold along score lines. To assemble the box, glue the small tabs together. If desired, cut notches out of the corners of the 2 square base and lid pieces, plus the patterned paper. Attach the patterned paper to one lid piece. Now glue the lid to the top flap of the box. Glue the base piece to the bottom of the box.

For the strap that holds the box closed, score the long strip of cardstock at 1 ½”, 2 ½”, 5”, and 6”. Decorate strip as desired. Glue ends together and slide over box. I added a decorative flower to the top of the strip, but you can decorate it however you wish! This box will hold 3-4 Ghiradelli chocolate squares.

February 2, 2010

Relief for Haiti

My heart goes out to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti! It is so devastating! I feel an urgency to reach out and help, especially since I have two fabulous cousins who are over there right out helping to translate and rebuild orphanages and hospitals! They are a great example to me. And like so many of you, Close to My Heart is eager to help as well. And helping has never been easier! Throughout February, purchase a 12" x 12" textured cardstock combo pack and you’ll get one FREE— and with every offer purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 US to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. That means for only $14.95 US, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstock and you help this urgent, important cause.

Offer valid February 1–28, 2010. Tax and shipping/handling charges may apply. Donations to Haiti will be made by Close To My Heart on your behalf to Operation Smile’s relief efforts. To learn more about their efforts visit www.operationsmile.org/haiti.