Category Archives: gift

Mickey Mini Book




mini mickey book cover


What is a trip without a little book to brag about it??

Secret Sister Gift #2- A Hawaii Mickey Mini book using our Black My Creations Mini Book, Heartstring Paper and Heartstring Picture my Life cards PLUS a bunch of accessories!

I decorated the front with some stamping and another doodled Mickey. Kept is fairly flat and simple though so that the recipient can take it places to show how great her job with CTMH is!

And here are just SOME of the pages in the books. I used PML cards but was not afraid to cut them up to add them as elements to my pages. Again things were kept pretty flat to keep this book portable.


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Fun, right?!

So many uses for these great little Mini books!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Baby Shower Favours

baby shower favour


Do you know someone having a baby? Maybe you are having one yourself?

If you are seeking a cute gift idea or a simple favour for a shower than I may have it!

The CTMH Cut Above Treat Bag kits have SOOOOOOO many uses! Pictured is our Valentines Day kit and our Birthday kit… but you don’t have to use them JUST for those events!

Each kit comes with the pre-printed packaging, candy sleeves, the die-cut circles and even stickers that can be added to decorate wrapped candy… now you can see candy did not make it into my bags…. instead it made it into my children!

These assemble in seconds- the coordinating stamp ‘My Fave’ allows you to really decide how you want to use these treat bags….

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so simple and easy even a child could do it… but, of course, they would eat all the candy so don’t actually have a child do it…

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

You’re the ‘BALM’ card

WARNING!! What I am about to show you is HIGHLY addicting!!

I wanted to share with you a stamp we currently have that is LIMITED in how long we will be offering it AND goes to a great cause- Operation Smile! $3.00 from the sale of every ‘You’re the Bomb’ stamp set goes straight to Operation Smile- a charity that CTMH has supported for years!  I encourage you to check out the charity here! They tell their story much better than I ever could.

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Upon setting out to create with this cute set (to inspire you to support Operation Smile) I came across the idea that I warned you about.. it is highly addictive!!!

Remember I warned you!!!

You may have already seen the EOS holders that are hitting the internet. They are all the rage in one of the Cricut groups I belong too. They are fun, simple to make (or not) and are the coolest little gift! The BOMB stamp set became the inspiration for this play-on-words card- You are the BALM!

you're the balm card

But of course I couldn’t stop there…

EOS cupcake… what a lovely cherry on top!

EOS cupcake

EOS Minnie (my Minnie loving girl was so excited about this one!)

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and believe me when I tell you I WILL be making more!

(Now I am not a Cricut expert and JUST started using my explore and design space but I will tell you that the circle I placed in the EOS area was 1.5 inches wide.  I did a lot of google searches and found some helpful videos showing you how to make these holders… youtube is so very helpful!)

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

What can you create with our Designer Paper Bags??

I really enjoy (like obsessively so) decorating for a party or a gift giving occasion! Especially if it is for a close family member or friend.  The Annual Inspirations Idea Book has been the answer to so many things for me…. especially these designer creation paper bags!! Here I have used the slate collection to make a gift bag and a card (they are versatile after all) and I have so much more planned for them!!!

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This gift bag is ready to go for a special someone this holiday – I plan to pop in a CD of favourite christmas songs and then it is a perfect fit! You could also gift some fresh-baked cookie goodness in these- yummy!

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This card I created using the paper bag as a piece of patterned paper.  I added some stickers from the Chalk it Up complements and a piece of our new arrow washi tape (backed with white paper).  Add a sentiment and card done!

These bags are so fun- and they come in a variety of colours! Check them out by clicking the photo below!

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er