Monday, October 26, 2020

Evergreen Glitter Floral Layered Backgrounds!

Have you experienced CTMH's new Floral Layered Background Thin Cuts?  These were introduced at the beginning of September and are truly a must have if you are a card maker!  The Thin Cuts do everything for you - your hardest task is your color selection!  Other than that, you cut, and assemble.  And truly it is as easy as that!  After reading this post, if you are as in love as I have been, you will want to order them quickly as these fabulous Thin Cuts were only here for a short time and retired on October 31st.  You can order your set by clicking here.

So for this artwork, I cut the layers out of Evergreen Glitter Paper and White Daisy cardstock.  I assembled the cards and added a cute little banner and wa-la! I have beautiful Christmas cards!

Using the Thin Cuts for cards:

The cards were so pretty, I wanted to take them to the next level and decided to incorporate them in a layout.  You can see that I used both variations of the cards and rotated them so that the horizontal one paired with a vertical photo and the vertical one paired with the horizontal one.  Because these are composed of so many layers, a stronger amount of adhesive is needed to adhere them to the layout.  

Incorporating the cards on a layout:

Small Bow details - this bow is beautiful! I love how intricate it is and how well it looks, and keeps the form, in a scrapbook layout.  Using a piece of Thin Foam tape in between the bow part really supports the bow from flattening.

Evergreen Glittered layer on top details:

White Daisy cardstock layered on top:

Floral Layered Background Thin Cuts
This layout is now available for purchase in my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.

You can also purchase the supplies that I have showcased by clicking here.

Supplies used:  Supplies used:  (Z2535) Rare Minerals Metallic Markers, (Z3841) Evergreen Glitter Paper, (X7248S) Every Little Thing Paper, (Z3872) White Flower Sequins, (Z3670) Evergreen Shimmer Brush, (Z3778) Layered Floral Background Thin Cuts, (X6030) Evergreen cs, (Z3690) Small Bow Thin Cuts, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen.   

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Holographic Pumpkin Waterfall Cards

Close To My Heart introduced a new Thin Cut die this season that makes creating a classic card type so much easier!  Our new Waterfall Thin Cut not only includes a large die that will cut the interactive waterfall element, but it also includes the elements to embellish the element as well - and several options to do that as well!!  Scalloped, and stitched, squares and circles and well as several adorable pennant options make creating a waterfall card so much fun!  Never made a waterfall card before?  No worries!  There is an excellent step-by-step guide that takes you through the creation and assembly process with ease.

With that being said, I wanted to create a waterfall card with our beautiful Sunbeam Holographic paper!  I wish that the photograph did it justice!  The coloring is magnificent - and changes when the light hits the paper at different angles.  I love the way the paper embosses and cuts with the stitched thin cuts as well - both truly enhance the paper's appearance.  

For the stamping element, I used one of my very favorite fall stamps & Thin Cuts: Autumn Blessings.  The pumpkins are just so adorable on it!  And, when stamped with our new Sundance Exclusive Ink, it partners beautifully with the pumpkins.  

Here, I have shown the waterfall element both centered and positioned to the left side of the card to create a different look.

Here are a few angles of the waterfall effect when the tab is pulled.

Sunbeam Holographic Paper 

Waterfall Thin Cuts

Autumn Blessings Stamp Set & Thin Cuts
Sundance Exclusive Ink Pad

This card set, including the pre-cut, pre-stamped, and pre-embossed card set is available in my shop at:  It includes the pieces to create four cards.  The sentiments are pre-stamped and the kit also includes blank banners in case you would like to stamp your own preferred sentiments.

Supplies used:  (Z6521) Sundance Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z3777) Waterfall Thin Cut Die, (Z3673) Sunbeam Holographic Paper, (Z3532) Autumn Blessings Stamp Set & Thin Cuts, (X254) Value Card & Envelopes, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner. (retired) Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Twine.  Note: Red-line tape was used to secure the waterfall element to the card itself.  These supplies may be ordered at:

If you would like to see how this card was created, I have a video posted in my In All Sassiness Scrapbooking Group on Facebook.  I would love you to join us there for more creativity!  You can request to join at:

Cascading Thin Cut Created Backgrounds

With this layout, I selected to a different approach to the Heart Background Thin Cut and was quite delighted with the end result.  For this layout, I used the background Thin Cut to first cut out the heart pieces and then used the overlay as a template, or stencil if you will, to create a cascading row of the hearts.  I cut the hearts out of both the Silver Foil paper and a piece of paper that I created that was entirely covered with Shimmer Trim.  Then once the cascading piece was complete, I cut the shimmer trim cut background in 1/2 and spilt it around the large photo mats on the right base.  To understand better of how this was achieved, I create a You Tube Video with the step-by-step process:

This is my original layout design before pictures and flip flaps.

Here is the completed layout with pictures & a Flip Flap.

And here is a second variation using the Flamingo Shimmer Trim.

This is the new Heart Background die that was used to create this layout.

Supplies used:  (Z3366) Silver Foil Paper, (Z3802) Grape Shimmer Trim (or color of your choice), (X6047) Black cs, (Z3680) Heart Background Thin Cut, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner.  The current product can be purchased on my website at:

Friday, October 16, 2020

Pumpkin Glitter Shaker Tag/cards

Are you in love with pumpkins like I am?  Not so much the pumpkin spice for me, but I do love pumpkins!  There is just something about them that my make my heart go flippity-flop!

This pumpkin was created with Close To My Heart's new Bloom & Grace Cricut collection.  In Design Space, I altered the size of the pumpkin to encompass the 3" circle from our Circle Shaker dies before cutting the pumpkin's pieces.  From there, all of the pieces were cut out and adhered together to create this cute shaker tag.  My original plan was to use this shaker tag on a bottle wine, or a plate of cookies, but you could also convert it into a traditional card or place card.  So many possibilities to choose from when creating your own art!

Here is a step-by-step video walking you how to make these sparkly cute shaker tags/cards!

These shaker cards are available as a pre-cut kit in my In All Sassiness shop at:  Click on the second box for my In All Sassiness Designs Shop.  Or, you can purchase the Cricut collection and supplies and create you own.

The Bloom & Grace Cricut collection can be purchased through my Cricut Affiliate link by clicking here.

Once you have this collection, you will then be able to cut the file.  Click here for the file.

Supplies used in this project are:  (Z2829) Espresso Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z3293) Clear Shimmer Brush, (Z4310) Circle Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, (Z4309) Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts, (X5951) Espresso cs, (X6045) Sage cs, (X6055) Desert Rose cs, (Z3842) Desert Rose Glitter Paper, (Z4065) Rose Gold Sequins, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, Bloom & Grace Digital Cricut Collection.  These supplies may be purchased at:

Have a great day and make it sassy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Holly Jolly Flip Flap Book

Holly Jolly is such a fun paper collection - not necessarily made up of the traditional Christmas papers, the collection is filled with the unexpected, and delightful!  The foundation of the book is the PML Holly Jolly PML cards.  The pages were very simply designed with the cards, with just a little altering, so it is a quick creation.  Of course, you could tweak the pages as you wish; leave them simple, or add additional details.  

Some details to take note of: the title is cut out with the Cricut.  The sequins are adhered with Mini-Glue Dots which each have a small dot of Diamond Stickles in the center.

Supplies used:  
(X7250E) Holly Jolly Picture My Life cards, (Z3565) Holly Jolly Sequins, (Z3231) 4” x 6” Flip Flaps, (Z3609) Soft Pink Shimmer Trim, () Diamond Stickles, (X6038) Candy Apple cs, (X6044) Peach cs, (1385) White Daisy cs.

You can create your own Flip Flap Book with this collection by purchasing the supplies on my CTMH website ( or you can order the kit with all of the needed pieces that I used in my shop at:

Friday, October 2, 2020

Gerber Daisy accented Pumpkin

Who doesn't love pumpkins during the fall??  If my family would allow them, I would be happy having pumpkins out all year long!  It is hard to put into words - there is just something about them that I just adore.  When I was in the hospital, I was not allowed to have any live "plants" in my room, and while I was okay without flowers, having to go through the fall season without pumpkins made my heart sad!  My favorites are the Cinderella style and the white pumpkins so when I found this beautiful white pumpkin, I couldn't wait to "accent" it with my favorite embellishments!

All that being said, I also adore Gerber Daisies and thought these two paired quite nicely together!  I used our Flower Market Cricut Collection to cut the Daisies and layered them alternating the sides of the cardstock - one with the darker side and then the next one with the lighter side.  Such a classic pairing in my mind!

I used the Clear Shimmer Brush, the Rose Gold Sequins and the Diamond Stickles to add glitter and sparkle and then cut and stamped a few tags for the finishing touch.

I invite you to watch this video to see how I created the pumpkin step-by-step:

The Autumn Blessings Stamp set was used to create the tags.  This is available as a stand alone 
stamp set or as a Stamp Set/Thin Cut Combo.
Z3726 Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts:

Supplies for this project can be ordered on my Close To My Heart site at:  

There is also a pre-cut, custom kit, that can be ordered in my shop at:  The kit includes: a pack of Rose Gold Loose Sequins, the balance of sheets of Desert Rose, Espresso and Scarlet cs (about 1/2 sheet left of each after flowers were cut), 2 full sheets of Desert Rose Glitter Paper, 1/4 sheet of Desert Rose Glitter Paper (left after cutting the flowers out), pre-cut & pre-stamped tags and pumpkins and a piece of bulk ribbon to complete the project.

Make it Sassy!


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Gingerbread Flip Flap Book

Such a fun way to create a mini-album -- with our signature Flip Flaps!  This book concept was designed by fellow consultant Jen Patrick and I adore it!! I have made several variations, but this Gingerbread one is my all time favorite!!  I love how the French Vanilla looks like the royal icing on the little gingerbread men!  




Click here for a video teaching you how to create this cute little book!!

You can purchase the kit to create this book, or others like it, in my In All Sassiness Designs shop at:

Supplies used:  Supplies used: (Z3293) Clear Shimmer Brush, (Z3231) 4” x 6” Flip Flaps, (Z3639) Scalloped Circle Thin Cut, (X6044) Peach cs, (X5950) Toffee cs, (Z2828) Toffee Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z2805) Black Ink Pad, (Z6045) Rose Gold Loose Sequins, (Z4023) Thin Cuts - Square Multi Windows, (D1884)) From Candyland Stamp Set, (Z2068) White Fine Embossing Powder, (Z891) VersaMark, (Z3662) Toffee Shimmer Brush, (Z3661) Peach Shimmer Brush, (X6046) French Vanilla cs, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, ((Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen.   All of the current items may be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at: