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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall Inspiration using Swan Lake

Are you struggling to let summer go?  In denial that school is in full swing and after school activities have filled up your calendar?  Or are you excited for the cooler temperatures and ready to be back into a routine?

If I had to answer that question, I would have to say I am some where in between.  I am excited for the cooler weather, but I guess I am just not ready to say goodbye to the unhurried feeling of summer. I have been working on a few Fall projects in hopes that I can turn the corner and leave summer behind.

If you are struggling to let the carefree days of summer go--hopefully, you will find some Fall crafting inspiration with these simple projects using one of our new paper collections called Swan Lake.  If this doesn't do it, I bet a Pumpkin Spice flavored something or another would do the trick.

Happy Fall to all of my crafting friends!!





Swan Lake Paper Collection


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jeepers Creepers Sugar Skull Halloween Wreath

A couple of months ago, our corporate office came up with a cute wreath idea using the Georgie paper collection.  I decided to change it up a little bit and use our Halloween inspired collection called Jeepers Creepers.

The project was made up of of 2" X 12" paper strips that wrapped around a floral wreath base.  Each end of the strip was dove tailed.  The sugar skull was cut at 8" on my Cricut using our brand new CTMH Cricut cartridge Flower Market.  The flowers were also cut on the Cricut using the same cartridge.





How to Video on Paper Wreath




If you have any questions or need any product, please feel free to contact me or visit me at karenleach.closetomyheart.com.

Happy Hauntings!!!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jeepers Creepers Washi Tape Candy Gift Jar


It is that time of year again.  School started back last week and I can feel the end of summer looming. Fall is on the way!  Football, Halloween, cooler weather, warmer clothes and many nights snuggled up with a great cup of tea by the fire. It is funny how I am always ready for Fall when it comes. Summer is fun, but the excitement of planning for the holidays is something I always enjoy.

Are you looking for a quick Halloween gift for someone in your life?  This project took me about 15 minutes to put together and as a bonus I bet you have some glass jars hanging around your craft room just waiting to be used.

I used the Washi Tape and Complement Assortment from Close to My Heart's new paper collection called Jeepers Creepers.  The jar is filled with those cute little "candy corn" pumpkins that are so popular this time of year.






How-to Video for Washi Candy Gift Jar







Jeepers Creepers Washi Tape



Jeepers Creepers Assortment