Get Your Close To My Heart Gift Certificates

Close To My Heart Gift Certificates

The holiday season is upon us!  Thanksgiving is one week away, followed by Black Friday and then Cyber Monday.  Why not cross a few names off your gift list by getting your crafty friends & family a CTMH Gift Certificate this year.  Or better yet, let your friends and family know YOU want one! 🙂 Continue reading

A Quick & Beautiful Holiday Card

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been sharing holiday project tutorials with those who’ve signed up for our mailing list.  So far we’ve shared 5 holiday card ideas and are in the middle of our gift ideas (tomorrow will be the 3rd gift idea.)  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so before tomorrow at 1 pm (PDT) and receive the remaining project tutorials.  Continue reading

Family Time is the Best Time Layout

CTMH Family Time Scrapbook Layout

Close To My Heart’s November Stamp of the Month, Family Time, is perfect for not only scrapbookers but cardmakers , too.  The stamp set comes with nice large sentiments that are perfect for scrapbook layouts like shown here. Continue reading

It’s Official–Close To My Heart is Now in Japan!

CTMH Welcome Japan Layout

It’s so exciting–Close To My Heart is officially in Japan!  If you’re in Japan and have been eyeing CTMH products and waiting–now is the time to get your hands on all your favorites.

It was so awesome when they announced this expansion to us at the annual CTMH Convention this summer.  The enthusiasm of the gals joining us from Japan was infectious.  I’m excited to see many new beautiful creations by them.  And I am especially eager to see if we’ll see some Asian inspired papers and stamp sets in the near future.  Keep your eyes peeled!

Happy World Kindness Day!

CTMH Eat Play Love Framed Artwork

Today is World Kindness Day.  I thought this sentiment from the Eat Play Love Stamp Set was perfect for this particular day.  So I whipped up this adorable framed artwork piece using the stamp set and coordinating Best Friends Furever Paper Pack. Continue reading

Eat Play Love Dog Treat Box

CTMH Best Friends Furever Kit with Stamps

On November 1st I shared the highly anticipated Best Friends Furever Close To My Heart Special.  One of the options of this Special is to get a complete kit to create not only adorable scrapbook layouts, but also super cute cards.   Continue reading

Countdown to Thanksgiving

CTMH Turkey Thanksgiving Countdown

If Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of yours–one you just can’t wait for–this cute project might be right up your alley!

Close To My Heart shared this idea earlier this week and it’s so darn adorable that I wanted to share it with you, too!  Super simple way to countdown to Thanksgiving–whether it’s you or the kids counting down!

Use simple shapes to create the basic turkey and then use strips of paper and loop them behind the turkey body to replicate feathers (love this part because who doesn’t have a lot of scraps to use up, right?!)  Pluck a feather each day leading up to turkey day.  Simple and fun.

Lovely Florals Thank You Card

CTMH Lovely Florals Thank You Card

Making a stunning handmade card doesn’t have to involve a lot of tricky techniques or fancy folds.  Sometimes the simple act of adding layers can make for a real showstopper.  That’s exactly what this thank you card I received from Judy Faye Garner is–a stunning beauty!

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