Sending Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings Card Kit

We are rapidly approaching the most wonderful time of the year, and we know how crafters like to plan ahead. That’s why we have created the new Christmas Blessings Card Kit, featuring an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, Christmas Blessings,

Christmas Blessings Stamp Set

designed especially for the Christmas season. Create the set of 12 cards shown above using the materials in the Christmas Blessings Bundle

Christmas Blessings Bundle

plus a few additional supplies.  And, as is usually the case, you save buying the kit!  What’s not to love about that, right?!

This Christmas Blessings Collection is available now through December 31st–on a while supplies last basis.

Learn more about this festive special.

Thanks & Giving Thankful Box

Thanks & Giving October Stamp of the Month

The Stamp of the Month for October has a very strong Thanksgiving vibe to it.  The Thanks & Giving Stamp Set from Close To My Heart has wonderful sentiments and beautiful images (16 total images!)  Plus, just like all the previous Stamp of the Month sets, you can purchase it for the discounted price of $5 when you spend $50 or more on CTMH products.  It’s an amazing deal!

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Holiday Sparkle Shaker Cards

October CTMH Special Holiday Sparkle

Have you seen the fabulous Close To My Heart October Special yet?  The Holiday Sparkle Shaker Cards?  As you’ll see in this video, all you need to create these shaker cards is some adhesive (and ink if you want to stamp sentiments on the inside of the cards–and who wouldn’t, right?!)

October Special: Holiday Sparkle💛

Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, October 1, 2018

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Thank You Balloons Card

Thank You Balloons Card

At this time of year it’s so easy to be focused solely on stamp sets for the upcoming holidays–Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  When you look through Close To My Heart’s newest catalog, the  2018 Holiday Expressions, you’ll find many other wonderful stamp sets for use every day.

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Breast Cancer Awareness with CTMH

Breast Cancer Awareness

Be a Ribbon Warrior!  In honor  of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve brought back the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set and the coordinating Thin Cuts bundle at a 20% discount!

Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set + Dies

Show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork made using these exclusive items.  These items are only available in the month of October and are on a while supplies last basis.  So don’t delay!

To purchase the Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set or the Stamp Set with Coordinating Thin Cuts Dies, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Are you getting excited for Halloween?  Or maybe your thoughts are already to the holidays like many crafters!  Well, if you aren’t local to the San Francisco Bay Area but you’d enjoy making an assortment of 8 different holiday projects ranging from cards (like this one) to 3-D items like Christmas Gift Card Boxes, you should order your Holiday Extravaganza Project Kit now!

Side View Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Kits will begin shipping on Monday, October 22nd.  All projects will be pre-cut and pre-stamped for you.  You’ll also receive a set of color step-by-step instructions for creating the projects.

And if you’re local, join us in person!  It’s one of our most popular all-day events!


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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

It’s Friday and Fall.  The perfect time to share a yummy family favorite recipe for you to try over the weekend.  If you like quick recipes and all things pumpkin, you’ll love this recipe!  This is a recipe I taught at my kids’ school when I was doing cooking with the students.  This particular recipe involves no cooking and is simple enough for kids to help make it.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 C. canned pumpkin
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 C. Cool Whip
  1. Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in pumpkin along with spices.
  3. Fold in the Cool Whip and then chill dip for about 30 min. (this isn’t a must–if you or the kids can’t wait, don’t worry about it!)

We generally eat ours with apple slices but graham crackers are good, too.  Enjoy!

Happy National Taco Day!

Better with Tacos Card

Happy National Taco Day!  Yep, today is the day to enjoy some tasty tacos.  And in celebration of such a great holiday, I thought I’d share this card I received from Rose Mary Steel.   Continue reading