4 Christmas Videos – Christmas Tags, Ornaments & Wreath

I hope you are having a very magical week enjoying the holidays with your friends and family!

I wanted to share a few short Christmas videos with you that I made and put on my YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the Scrap Diva Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapdivaretreats

Here’s a short video on some fun 3D Christmas cards I made with the Close to My Heart Artfully sent circuit cartridge. It’s an awesome card cartridge that gives you the ability to make tons of pop-up cards and 3D card variations. I hope you see something you like and feel inspired to make some AWESOME cards of your own.

I also made a quick tutorial on how to make an adorable Christmas wreath.

Check out this video on Christmas tag ornaments I made using Julie Nutting Stamps. Each ornament tag was inspired by a stanza from Eartha Kitt’s song “Santa Baby.” This is my all time FAVORITE Christmas song. I think it’s a perfect “Diva” song…especially the part about diamonds!

Check out my awesome tutorial on how to make your own Christmas tags which can be used on gifts or ornaments. I used Julie Nutting doll stamps.



Christmas Wreath- Snowhaven CTMH Paper

I’m so excited to share with you a quick tutorial on how to make this gorgeous Christmas wreath using Close to My Heart Paper. Check out my quick 4 minute video on Scrap Diva Retreats YouTube channel here:

You can see a picture of the Christmas wreath in the Close to My Heart catalog on page 74.

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Cyber Monday Sale 20% of All Cricut Collections!

I’m so excited to share with you… For the first time EVER Close to My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday December 1, 2014. For only 24 hours every Cricut Collection is on Sale for 20% off!!!

Yeah!!! These will make a perfect gift for your friends or yourself!

20% off ALL Cricut Collections! 

If you have been thinking about picking up one of these amazing cartridges NOW is the time!

Shop here – www.scrapdivaretreats.ctmh.com 

All of these cartridges are amazing! Whether you love scrabpooking, card making or creating projects, our four exclusive Cricut collections make the perfect addition to any craft room!


Artfully Sent Cartridge 

Perfect for cards! Check back later today on my blog for some awesome examples of Christmas cards that I made with this amazing cartridge.

Cardmaking, Halloween, ArtfullySent, Scrapbooking, Christmas Cards

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Artfully Sent – Christmas Cards Teaser Video

I’m really looking forward to hosting the scrapbook retreat this weekend! We have a wonderful group of Divas coming to the house. I plan on spending the entire weekend making Christmas cards and diving into the new Artfully Sent cartridge by Close to My Heart!


Cardmaking, Halloween, ArtfullySent, Scrapbooking

I’m so excited about all the Christmas card options! There are at least 45 different types of Christmas cards! I wonder if I can make one of each card type by the end of the weekend…?!!!

Here’s my teaser video

You can make the following cards with the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge:

  • Over 50 pop up cards with coordinating icons
  • Over 50 scene and swing cards
  • 100 quick and easy layered sentiment cards
  • 100 sleeve and overlay cards
  • 100 card fonts that can be used as Picture My Life or Project Life cards (You can use these in your scrapbook pages)

That’s over 400 different types of cards!

Order your cartridge here

Halloween Cards & Tutorial


I had fun making this tutorial but I definitely have a new appreciation for professional teachers who videotape their classes! It took me an entire day just to make this 5 minute video! Of course I had missing QuickTime components and I had to go to the Apple store for two hours to reinstall iMovie! Nevertheless… it’s done!

I’m sure the process will get easier after I’ve had more opportunities to practice. This year my mantra is “done is better than perfect.” I’m trying to let go of some of my perfectionism tendencies. So with that in mind here’s the next video. I hope you enjoy it.

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Halloween Pop-Up Card Tutorial

Good evening fabulous Scrapbook Divas,

Last weekend I had an amazing time playing with the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge by Close to My Heart. It has over 700 hundred images and since Halloween is coming up I made all the cards on page 44 which ended up being over 15 different unique cards! I can’t wait to share them all with you.

Here’s the first Halloween scene card I made located on page 44 of the instructions book.

Happy Halloween Scene Card

It was so much fun to make pop-up and scene cards. I’m totally addicted to making them because it is quick, easy and gave me the opportunity to play with different paper.

I’m also excited to share with you my first tutorial on how to use the new cartridge to make this amazing card.

Halloween Pop Up Card Tutorial_Play

I can’t wait to share the rest of the cards with you! Check back on the blog tomorrow for another awesome card tutorial and more fabulous pictures.

Here’s  a sneak peak of the next card…

Halloween Spider Web Card


Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Order your own Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge today!