Friday, February 15, 2013

February Paper Cupcake Blog Hop

Welcome! I am super excited that you are joining another one of our Paper Cupcakes Blog Hop!

 If you came from Heather Plotzke ~ your in the right place.

This month we are using the "F" key, page 54, of the ARTISTE Cricut collection along with products from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book. 

 I had so much fun creating these Spring Flower pens.  I sat this little basket of pens on my desk and get so many comments asking if I made them.

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection $99 Z1686 
Chantilly Paper Packet $9.95 X7163B
Quilling Tool $7.95 Z1795

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Paper Cupcakes Blog Hop

Hello!  Thank you for stopping in on our Paper Cupcakes Blog Hop.

If you came from Tasha page,  your in the right place.

This month we are using the "BE MINE" key, page 71, of the Cricut ARTISTE collection.

 I decided to create my Valentine cards
using our Whoo's Your Valentine Kit  and the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I had so much fun, the options are endless.

 Now, if this is your first stop, you can see more creative ideas using the Cricut Artiste Collection just by hopping over to Bren Yule~ page.  If you get lost,  just follow the list below.

The hoppers in order are:

1) Bren Yule~
2) Heather Plotzke ~
3) Tasha Valdez ~
4) Karen Cullen~

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Learn how to create your own goody-filled valentines with the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit.

Thank you for visiting.



Monday, January 14, 2013

Close To My Heart 2013 Spring Catalog

Hello!  I hope your had a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year.

Part of the perks of being a consultant, means that we get to preview the new products ahead of time. Every time we get a new idea book, I say it's the best one I've ever seen. The Spring/Summer 2013  issue is full of awesome goodies.

Below, I am sharing a sneak peek at the front cover.

If you have been considering signing up for a while, this is one of the cutest Consultant kits I've ever seen, and is also a great value! This new consultant kit will be available beginning January 1st.
Essentials Kit $49.00!

Master Kit $99.00! (Includes everything in both pictures.)
Before I forget, we have a cute promotion going on right now through January 31st, called "Whooo's Your Valentine". If you spend $35.00, you can get this fabulous kit for just $10.00.

Last up, don't forget that starting January 1st through January 31st, you can get this beautiful stamp of the month set for just $5.00 with a qualifying purchase. 

Both promotions will offer you many exciting possibilities to create your loved-themed projects just in time for Valentine's Day.

I'm currently working in my studio making up some exciting cards and scrapbook layouts.
Stay tune. I will be posting them in the next couple days. 


Karen Cullen :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Paper Cupcakes Blog Hop...

Tick Tock...Tick Tock...How time flys! Another New Year approaching.

If your here from Lucy Kelleher ~, your in the right place.

Welcome to another Paper Cupcakes Blog Hop! You will find some creative ideas from our creative Close To My Heart Paper Cupcake hoppers using the “8″ key on our  Cricut Artiste Collection!  Exclusive from Close To My Heart. 

Here I've created this journal, a place to write my New Years resolutions, wishes and goals.

Supply List

Cricut Artiest Collection Z1790 $99.00
Avonlea Paper Packet X7155B $9.95
Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon Z1732 $6.95
Brocade Assotment Z1748 $5.95
Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon Z1802 $4.95
Opaques Adhesive Gems Z1333 $2.95
Bitty Sparkles Z1263 $2.95

Now hop on over to Linda Taylor Blog page to see more creative ideas using the “8″ key on the Cricut Artiste Collection! If you get lost, come back here for the list below.
The hoppers in order are:
2) Lucy Kelleher ~
5) Tasha Valdez ~


Spend $35 and get the exclusive treat tube kit for only $10!

December 2012 Constant Campaign: National Papercrafting Month: Whooo’s Your Valentine?

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. The kit includes 12 die-cut boxes, 3 cardstock sheets, 1 sheet of silver glitter paper, 12 treat tubes, and an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit! Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Contact me at: or place your order at

Have a blessed day.

Karen Cullen :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Paper Cupcake's November Blog Hop

Hello Blog Hoppers!  I'm so glad, you stopped by today to check out my blog.  

If you came from Corina Mitchell blog your in the right place.

By now, I'm sure you have seen all kinds of wonderful Artiste creations. Here, I made snowflakes using our Excusive Artiste Cricut Cartridge by using the "Noel/HoHoHo key". There are so many options from this one key. See with just one design, I made a gift box decoration, gift tag and a christmas ornament. 

Supplies List
Cricut Artiste Collection Z1790
White Daisy Card Stock 1385
Twilight Card Stock X5666
Sky Card Stock X5761
Designer Brads Z1360
Silver Glitz Glitter Gel Z1482

To order the supplies to make the snowflakes shown here visit my website 

Thanks for stopping by. Please be sure to leave a comment.

Warm Blessings,

Karen Cullen 

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1) Bren Yule ~ Close to My Cricut
2) Heather Plotzke ~ Heather Plotzke
3) Linda Taylor ~ The Paper Taylor 
4) Lucy Kelleher ~ Love 2 Create 
5) Karen Barber ~ Inky Fingers  
6) Tasha Valdez ~ Rabbit Hill Ranch
7) Dana Simone-Kurtz ~ Dana's Doodles
8) Rebecca Nelson ~ Craft'n It Up
9) Corina Mitchell ~ My Creative Ink
10) Karen Cullen ~ Karen's Creative Nest

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thanksgiving/Give Thanks Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome and thank you for hopping bye. If you have arrived here from Dawn Heuft's blog, you're in the right place.  I had so much fun using our new Artiste Cricut Cartridge, available exclusively through Close To My Heart. Close To My Heart has done it again! With 700 designs, everything from mini albums, 3D boxes, new fonts, scripted words and interactive cards. Pictured here you can see my new creation using the "Thanksgiving Key", my Gobbling Turkey card. There are so many options from this one key, from a fun turkey to autumn leaves, cupcake wrappers edged with leaves, everything you need to create fabulous fall projects. I am super excited about what we can accomplish with this amazing tool. 

Supplies used:
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Flirty Paper Packet
Burlap Ribbon
Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Wiggly Eyes 

Visit my website today to get your Stamp of the Month for only $5 with a $50 purchase!

Now hop on over to  Tasha Valdez's blog  to see what she has waiting. If you get lost along the way, just check on Bren Yule's blog for the complete list of participants. 

Warm Blessings,

Karen Cullen

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

National Stamping Month $5 Special-It's Your Day

Welcome to my blog hop!
We, at Close To My Heart, are celebrating National Stamping Month in September, we are bringing back our popular double stamp set promotion! You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive It’s Your Day double stamp set!
Dates: Offer valid August 15 (9:00 am MDT) – September 30, 2012 (11:59 pm MDT)

Here is my creation using a cookie sheet as a magnet board, Avonlea Paper Packet, Cricut Artiste Collection and It's Your Day. 

If you have come here via our blog hop and my fellow paper cupcake {Linda's blog}, then you are on the right track.

If you get lost along the way you can start over at {Bren’s blog}  

I hope you enjoyed hopping. 

Warm Blessings,

Karen Cullen :)