Smiles From the Garden Card

CTMH Smiles From the Garden Card

Today I have this Smiles From the Garden Card to share with you. Since we are getting toward the end of the popular Close To My Heart Stamptacular Sale, I thought I’d pull out an older stamp set to use with the *NEW* Hope & Kindness Papers. Who can resist beautiful butterfly stamps and dies? … Read more Smiles From the Garden Card

The Perfect Summer Stamp Set

CTMH I Heart Summer Relax Card

With a name like I Heart Summer, Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the Month is the perfect summer stamp set! And today is the first day of summer so what better time than now to show off a card created with this stamp set? This card was so fun to create. And it … Read more The Perfect Summer Stamp Set

Just Thinking of You

CTMH Just Thinking of You Card

For today’s Make It/Mail It Monday, I have this Just Thinking of You Card. It’s the perfect card to send to someone to brighten their day. Who wouldn’t love to receive a card that tells them someone was thinking of them, right? For my card I used the As You Grow Paper Collection. It’s from … Read more Just Thinking of You

Techniques for Scrapbooking & Cardmaking

CTMH Tutti Frutti Here's the Scoop Layout

Last week Close to My Heart shared a blog post that I feel shows perfectly how intertwined techniques for scrapbooking & cardmaking can truly be. While they were sharing the techniques for scrapbooking, I have no doubt you’ll see just how great these are on a smaller scale–for cardmaking, too! That’s why I’m sharing it … Read more Techniques for Scrapbooking & Cardmaking

May 2022 Mystery Project

CTMH Popsicle Shaker Card

I recently mailed out all my May 2022 Mystery Project Kits. This is something I do each month as an extra special way to thank those who make a Close To My Heart purchase with me. You never know what it will be. It could be a card, a tag, or even a 3-D item. … Read more May 2022 Mystery Project

It’s Father’s Day Card Time!

CTMH Father's Day Card

It’s Father’s Day card time! Are you ready? Did you prepare your card yet? This Father Stamp Set is a great one to use for such an occasion. It could also be great for a birthday card, too. And if you are a scrapbooker, you could definitely use it for some great layouts, as well. … Read more It’s Father’s Day Card Time!

5 Reasons You Need the CTMH Die-Cutting Machine

CTMH Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

Today I want to share the 5 reasons you need the CTMH Die-cutting Machine. To be completely transparent, I should share that I only recently got one myself (just a couple of months ago.) So many people had raved about it. But the dilemma was that I already owned 2 other die-cutting machines and felt … Read more 5 Reasons You Need the CTMH Die-Cutting Machine

Easy Paper Strip Cards

CTMH Thanks Easy Paper Strip Card

If you are looking for ways to use up all your papers–these easy paper strip cards are the way to go! Rather than just use simple strips of color, I decided to add some texture and visual interest by stamping each strip with one of the Embroidered Borders images in the coordinating ink color. This … Read more Easy Paper Strip Cards

Enjoy the Simple Things Card

CTMH Enjoy the Simple Things Card

Today’s Enjoy the Simple Things Card has a such a clean, soft feel to it. It uses Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Tutti Frutti Collection. This collection has a super summery vibe with its pastel patterns. I paired this paper collection with the *NEW* Summer Greetings Stamp Set. I also used the Perfectly Imperfect Backgrounds … Read more Enjoy the Simple Things Card

I Heart Summer Treat Topper

CTMH I Heart Summer Treat Topper

Today’s I Heart Summer Treat Topper was created with the *NEW* Close To My Heart June Stamp of the Month. I Heart Summer is a set of 7 border stamp images. But that doesn’t mean they have to stay that way! I did some careful “stamp surgery” with the first border strip so that I … Read more I Heart Summer Treat Topper

2022 CTMH Retiring List

2022 CTMH Retiring List

The 2022 CTMH Retiring List is here. Be sure to cross-reference your Wish List and grab your favorites before it’s too late. Items are on a while supplies last basis as we prepare to launch new products later this summer. PAPERS STAMPS DIES EMBELLISHMENTS ALBUMS The *NEW* CTMH 2022-2023 Core Catalog will debut August 1. … Read more 2022 CTMH Retiring List

Flowers of Remembrance Card

CTMH Flowers of Remembrance Card

Today’s Flowers of Remembrance card is based on one of the *NEW* Craft with Heart Cardmaking kit designs. It’s a good reminder that inspiration is everywhere! I liked the simplicity of the design. It was perfect for creating a quick card with the Flowers of Remembrance Stamp Set. This stamp set is only available a … Read more Flowers of Remembrance Card

How to Create a Quick Card

CTMH What Up Card

Want to know how to create a quick card? The secret is using Close To My Heart’s Picture My Life Cards. I used our *NEW* Fresh Paint Picture My Life Cards to make today’s card. The 2 sizes of cards makes it easy to layer and create quick cards. In addition to using 2 of … Read more How to Create a Quick Card

A Card Perfect for Graduation

CTMH You Can Do Anything Shaker Card

Are you in need of a card perfect for graduation? This month’s Stamp of the Month, You Can Do Anything, is ideal for making inspirational cards. While my card could be used for a multitude of occasions, it would definitely be good for a recent graduate! And aren’t the colors and patterns I used so … Read more A Card Perfect for Graduation

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