Christmas Gifts

Do you like to make your own gifts?  Consider using the Close to My Heart Base and Bling line.  It is so easy to make a unique gift using the wonderful assortment of pendants – round, square, oval or rectangle.  You have your choice of silver or antiqued gold.  Then you can choose your own design for the pendent or use some to the sticker sheets that CTMH offers (you can see the choice here)  I decided to make a few necklaces as christmas gift for some family members ~ including myself 🙂

Polar bear necklaces ~ Base & Bling ~ catscrapbooking.comAren’t these polar bears adorable??? I had this pattern paper for many years now waiting for the “right” project.  Well I decided this would be the prefect project for them.  I used a 1″ circle punch to cut the two on the outsides and then fussy cut the one in the middle.  I added some Stickles to the two on the with the hat to make the appearance of snow.  I used CTMH teal glitter paper to back the bear I fussy cut.  Then using the Artiste cartridge I cut this cute pocket envelope to hold the necklaces.

Silver bear ~ Base & Bling ~

Antiqued gold bear ~ Base & Bling ~

Products used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Yuletide Carol and one from stash
  • Base & Bling ~ Faux Antiqued Gold & Silver Chain, Faux Antiqued Gold & Silver Round Base; Round Glass Cover
  • Charms ~ Craft Queen and Rhinestones
  • Ribbon ~ Retired Chevron
  • Cricut ~ Artiste

Happy Crafting!



Family Pendant

I was taking about how easy to make beautiful jewelry using the new Base & Bling from Close to My Heart.  I was able to make this wonderful unique necklace in a matter of moments.

Family necklace2

All I did was print a photo at 1 inch square, then using my 1 inch punch to cut it out.  Then applied a little liquid glass and attached the glass cover and voila… I used a necklace I already had to change things up.

Supply list:

  • Faux Antiqued Silver Pendants Z1962
  • Glass Cover Z1967
  • Liquid Glass Z679

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Base & Bling

Have you had an opportunity to see the new additions to the Base and Bling series?  I have to admit I was not completely won over when it first was launched in the last idea book. But with the addition of the pendents, chains, and charms; I am now a fan!  What I love is you can create your own designs in a matter of minutes.  It is really that easy.

Here is first necklace I designed.

Dragonfly necklace

To create this fun necklace I used a one inch square punch to the base paper which was from the Balloon Ride paper pack.  I then used the dragonfly form the Spring/Summer Petite perks stamp set. Applied a little liquid glass and placed the glass cover on top, how easy is that?????

Supplies used:

  • Balloon Ride Paper Pack X7180B
  • Faux Antiqued Silver Chain Z1940
  • Faux Antiqued Silver Square Pendants Z1962
  • Square Glass Cover Z1967
  • Dreamer Charms Z1955
  • Rhinestone Charms Z1978

I will be posting a couple other designs I did in the next few weeks so stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Creating Fabric Flowers

You have probable seen the Base and Bling kit that Close to My Heart has been offering.  You may be wondering how to create that awesome fabic flower.  Well here is a quick video which demonstrates how easy it it to do using Close to My Hearts adhesive dots and strips.

Happy crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Base & Bling

Have you heard about the new Close to My heart Base and Bling?  I was not sure what to thing about this when it first was released.  I decided to take the plunge and order the Base and Bling WOTG.  It was so simple to put together and the necklace turned out so cute.  I now just need to have my husband take me out on a date so I can show it off.

I am looking forward to designing a few other creations using the Base and Bling bases so stay tuned for some other ideas. In the mean time check out this great video showcasing the product.


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