Friends Fur-Ever (Close To My Heart Video Series)

Hey everyone! It’s Laura here and I am glad to be here with a new video series featuring Close To My Heart products. A while ago CTMH reached out to me and asked me if I would be interested in using their products. After checking out their website, I immediately knew I was up for it! Each Monday (until July 11) I will be sharing a new video featuring their products. And… there will be some giveaways, too!

NOTE: Like I mentioned in Saturday’s blog post, I got a new camera and a new set up. I created this card and photographed it before buying the new camera, so that’s why the set up is different in this picture.

In today’s video, I am creating a fun clean and simple card with a very summery color combination!

I know I say this all the time, but I truly enjoyed making this card! I did a lot of stamping and coloring for this project and those are just two things I really like doing. Before I’m moving on to the information on this card, I wanted to tell you that the yellow on these pictures is way brighter than in reality. The aqua color looks the same in the photo, but the yellow looks way brighter in this picture. The colors in the video give a better view on the actual card! It was a very bright day when I photographed this card and I think this is why the yellow looks a bit different. 🙂

ctmh-video-series-fullI started out by stamping a fun background using the Charming Cascades stamp set. I inked up the dots with Glacier ink. This ink color is a perfect soft aqua color and I really like it to create a soft background. Next, I took a piece of white paper and I masked off some stripes with leftover washi tape. I used an ink blender and Amber ink from CTMH to create yellow stripes. I was really amazed at how easily this ink blends on paper!

ctmh-furever-closeupAfter stamping and coloring the cat from the Friendly Pets set, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set. I stamped it with Black ink since I wanted to add a bold touch to this card and I also didn’t want the sentiment to get lost on the project. I die cut a circle out of the masked striped pattern and I adhered it to the card with foam adhesive. After adding some white thread to the card, I of course needed to add some little touches of sparkle on this card. So I used the Close To My Heart Calypso Sequins and the Bitty Sparkles to add extra bling bling. What I like about these sequins is that they have adhesive on the back so there’s no need to mess around with other liquid adhesive. Fast and easy! 🙂


Onto the giveaway! CTMH has been very generous and offered a giveaway. You could win a prize pack including the Friendly Pets stamp set + one acrylic block + one ink pad. Close To My Heart is a big fan of Instagram so this is an Instagram exclusive giveaway. Simply like my latest post on Instagram (the picture of this card), follow CTMH and my profile on Instagram and tag a friend in the giveaway post to earn another entry. Good luck and thanks for checking today’s post! 🙂


Go to for more information on how to purchase the products I used. Unfortunately, I can’t link directly to them and create a supply list like usual. Here’s a list of the CTMH products I used:

  • CTMH Friendly Pets Stamp Set
  • CTMH Charming Cascades Stamp Set
  • CTMH Glacier Ink
  • CTMH Black Ink
  • CTMH Amber Ink
  • CTMH Amber Card Stock
  • CTMH Bitty Sparkles
  • CTMH Calypso Sequins


  1. Hi Laura, Love the card you made, does this mean that Close to my heart will be available for Europe too?

    1. Author

      Thank you so much, Jolanda! 🙂 Unfortunately not, I’m sorry about that! However, the giveaway is open internationally!

  2. Very cute card! I enjoy your color choices and the composition. Excited that you get to play with CTMH products and then share your results with us!

  3. I love the cat! We have a grey kitten so this is perfect.

  4. I am not familiar with Close to my heart, but am intrigued by the images and inks that you used for this card. I’m going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

  5. Hi Laura ~ This card is absolutely adorable and I love the colors you chose to use. Thanks so much for sharing…..I always love when you include a video. ~HUGS~

  6. That is such a fun and cute card! Thanks for sharing it.

  7. You have done an amazing job on this series, Laura! So many really amazing cards…WOW! CTMH was very lucky to have you to showcase their great products!!!

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