Purr-fect Halloween

Purrfect Halloween Card

We’re on the tail end of August now and I just realized I haven’t shared any projects with this month’s Stamp of the MonthPurr-fect Halloween (gasp!)

Purrfect Halloween August Stamp of the Month

This truly is a super cute stamp set. And if you like cats (like my daughter!) you will no doubt love this set.

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Amusement Park Mini Album Kit

Mini Album Cover

Summer is coming to a close.  Kids have either headed back to school or will be shortly.  Now is the perfect time to capture those summer memories while they are still fresh in your mind!  Did you take a summer trip to an amusement park this summer?  Well, Close To My Heart’s Magical Collection is the perfect companion for those amusement park photos!  While the colors in this collection are definitely Disney inspired, the sentiments and images found in the papers and accessories are so versatile that they work well with any theme park. Continue reading

First Day of School

1st Day of School Photo Prop

Today was the first day of school for my kids.  I was excited to pull out the sign I made several years ago–it’s the perfect photo prop as I made the portion that says “first day of school” on velcro so I also have a strip that says “last day of school” to pull out and use at the end of the year.

Emojis Stamp Set

I figured with the start of a new adventure, today was also the perfect day to show off some fun cards made with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Emojis Stamp Set. Continue reading

Thin Cuts Without Stamping!

A little creative inspiration (plus a great tip!) using our *NEW* Thin Cuts shapes that are designed to stand alone without any stamping (unlike our prior ones that coordinated with a specific stamp set.)

These were the first thing I gravitated toward and truly are my favorites from the *NEW* Annual Inspirations Catalog!

Watch and enjoy…

Back to School Gift Card Holder

Teacher Gift Card Holder

Today marks one week until my kids head back to school.  Wow. Summer went so FAST this year.

If you’re also thinking about back to school and you’d like a fun way to give your child’s teacher a special note and possibly a gift card to start off the year (maybe for Starbucks or a school supply store) then this Best Teacher Gift Card Holder is for YOU!

I’ve done all the work for you–everything is cut, punched and even stamped.  All you need to do is to put the pieces together, write a few words on the notecard and then pop in a gift card (if you like) and it’s all ready for giving.

You know what else makes this project awesome?  You can save it and use it for Teacher Appreciation Week!

The cost of the kit is only $5 and includes shipping to you.  Get your own Best Teacher Gift Card Holder Kit before they run out!

Paper Hug Card

True Love Operation Smile Stamp Set

Did you know that Close To My Heart supports Operation Smile?  They even offer an exclusive stamp set that donates $7–yep, $7 of the purchase price to Operation Smile to help children have surgeries to correct cleft palate and cleft lip (children who might otherwise never have access to this common service we each can unknowingly take for granted.)   Continue reading

Basically the Best CTMH Special

CTMH's Basically the Best Special

What could be better than treating yourself to brand *NEW* papers?  How about getting even MORE paper for FREE?!?

During the month of August, when you order our *NEW*


CTMH's Whimsy Fundamentals



CTMH's Adventure Fundamentals


and Enchantment Fundamental Paper Collections,

CTMH's Enchantment Fundamentals


you can choose to get either the Rustic Home Fundamentals

Rustic Home Fundamentals

Or the Uptown Fundamentals for FREE!

Uptown Fundamentals


Both of these Basics Packets feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique.  Yep, this deal is basically the best!

To get your FREE Fundamentals, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE today.

Time to Be Inspired!

2016-2017 CTMH Annual Inspirations

It’s here…Close To My Heart’s 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book/Catalog. It’s time to be inspired!  There are so many wonderful *NEW* products.

CTMH's Cricut Flower Market Collection

First–you guessed it–a *NEW* exclusive Cricut Collection.  Meet the Cricut Flower Market Collection! Continue reading