CTMH Black Friday Sale

CTMH Black Friday Sale

Get ready for the CTMH Black Friday Sale! It’ll run from 2:00 pm today through tomorrow at 10:59 pm (pacific.) You’ll find discounts on current and retired product. All items are on a while supplies last basis. So you’ll want to shop early for the best selection! Want some sneak peeks into the sale? Of … Read more CTMH Black Friday Sale

How To Make Tasty Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving

Flock of Tasty Turkey Treats

For this week’s Make It Monday (87th edition), I wanted to show you how to make tasty Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving. It’s a little different from our normal papercrafting projects but just as fun and meaningful! I’ve made these a lot in the past but probably haven’t done them in a number of years. Maybe … Read more How To Make Tasty Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving

Free Card Sketch for Inspiration

Card Samples from FREE Card Sketch

Yesterday on Close To My Heart’s blog, they shared a free card sketch for inspiration. I wanted to share it with you because really who wouldn’t want some more inspiration, right? A handmade, heartfelt card can brighten anyone’s day no matter the occasion (or lack thereof 😉) and we’ve got three for you today, all … Read more Free Card Sketch for Inspiration

The Perfect Z-Fold Card

CTMH Smarty Pants Z-Fold Card

This is the perfect Z-Fold Card for anyone in education. Or anyone really! It’s so fun, right? I received it from Robin Charvet. It’s positively amazing. I love how perfectly all the elements go together. It showcases our Smarty Pants Collection so well. Both the Smarty Pants Paper Collection and the Smarty Pants Stamp + … Read more The Perfect Z-Fold Card

Time for Some Merry Making

CTMH Merry Making Shaker Ornament Samples

At Close To My Heart we believe it’s time for some merry making! And nothing is better than some homemade happiness, right? Make merry this holiday season with delightful *NEW* DIY wooden ornaments in four unique styles, including one shaker style! (The shaker style is my favorite one!) The Merry Making Special offers 4 different … Read more Time for Some Merry Making

An Adorable Winter Hello Card

CTMH Winter Hello Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (86th edition), I am sharing an adorable Winter Hello Card. The rabbit on this card is from my new favorite stamp set, If Snowflakes Were Kisses. It’s absolutely a must-have, in my opinion! The little penguin might look familiar to you if you regularly follow me. I shared a … Read more An Adorable Winter Hello Card

Crafty Mystery Bags

Sample Crafty Mystery Bag

Who’s ready for some Crafty Mystery Bags? Today marks my 18th Anniversary with Close To My Heart. That’s cause for a celebration, right? I should definitely do something special. So I thought I’d do something special for YOU! I’ve been asked quite a few times since I did it last year, so I’m doing it … Read more Crafty Mystery Bags

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

CTMH Vanilla Cupcake Card

It’s National Vanilla Cupcake Day. And I couldn’t think of a better card to create in celebration of the day than one with our *NEW* Cupcake Card Thin Cuts. This new die is a really quick way to create a cute card! Here are the supplies I used to create my card: STAMPS For All … Read more National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Free Handmade Holiday Gift Tutorials

12 Weeks of Christmas Kit

How would you like some FREE handmade holiday gift tutorials? We are just 6 weeks from Christmas. Can you believe it? Time just keeps passing by so quickly! Each year I gift my email subscribers with 12 exclusive project tutorials to help prepare for the holidays. The first 5 weeks we focus on handmade holiday … Read more Free Handmade Holiday Gift Tutorials

Created to Shine Card

CTMH Created to Shine Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (85th edition), I am sharing this fun Created to Shine Card. I created this card using this month’s Stamp of the Month, Created to Shine. This stamp set really has a lot of creative potential to it. I’ve seen a lot of wonderful cards and layouts created with this … Read more Created to Shine Card

Simple Hello Fall Card

CTMH Hello Fall Card

Today I wanted to share my simple hello fall card. Cards don’t always have to be complicated or take a lot of time to create. With our Picture My Life (“PML”) Cards, you can create quick and easy cards. And that’s exactly what I’ve done with this card. I used our Pumpkin Spice PML Cards … Read more Simple Hello Fall Card

Add a Tropical Vibe to Your Holiday Projects

CTMH Deck the Palms Collection

Are you ready to add a tropical vibe to your holiday projects this year? Close To My Heart has you covered! Introducing the *NEW* Deck the Palms Collection. The collection is perfectly designed to meet your needs. Let’s check out all the options shall we? Papers Use one side of the paper to create a … Read more Add a Tropical Vibe to Your Holiday Projects

Get Started on Those Holiday Cards

CTMH Tags Under the Tree Tower Holiday Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (84th edition), I wanted to encourage you to get started on those holiday cards. Now that we are officially into November, there’s no better time than now to get started! Step 1 is to come up with a design. Do you have a lot to create? If you do, … Read more Get Started on Those Holiday Cards

How to Make Beautiful Scrapbook Layouts Using Paper Strips

CTMH Holly & Ivy Scrapbook Layout

Today let’s learn how to make beautiful scrapbook layouts using paper strips. Yesterday on CTMH’s blog, they shared a wonderfully simple technique for creating quick & beautiful 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layouts. It’s the perfect way to get some lovely layouts done without a lot of fuss. And since the weekend is upon us, the … Read more How to Make Beautiful Scrapbook Layouts Using Paper Strips

The Purrfect Surprise for National Black Cat Day

CTMH Purrfect Cat Card

Today I have the purrfect surprise for National Black Cat Day. It’s an exclusive Purrfect Cat Stamp Set that you can receive from me for FREE with any $35 order (pre-tax & shipping; subtotal must equal $35 or more if you use VIP credits.) I’m offering this Purrfect Deal though Halloween. If you love cats, … Read more The Purrfect Surprise for National Black Cat Day