Happy Camper Mystery Card

CTMH Happy Camper Mystery Card

Today’s card is my Happy Camper Mystery Card. This is the card that inspired Monday’s first-ever Mystery Stamping Challenge. I held this challenge over on my Facebook Page. If you missed seeing the cards that were shared, you should definitely check them out. The designs were all were spot on. I did worry if the … Read more Happy Camper Mystery Card

First Mystery Stamping Challenge

Mystery Stamping Challenge with SunnyDay Memories

For today’s Make It Monday (71st edition), I’ve decided to introduce something a bit more interactive for us–my first Mystery Stamping Challenge. Over on my Facebook Page, I’ll be posting some clues today to help guide you through the creation of a project using your own supplies. Once the final clue has been shared and … Read more First Mystery Stamping Challenge

Holiday Stories I Love Sale

CTMH Holidays Stories I Love Sale

With us celebrating Christmas in July this month, there’s no better time than now to offer a Holiday Stories I Love Sale. Celebrate your love of storytelling and hone your storytelling skills with the Sale! This special features the Story by Stacy™ Stories I Love Workshop Kit and the Story by Stacy™ Holiday Stories I … Read more Holiday Stories I Love Sale

Warm Winter Wishes Card

CTMH Warm Winter Wishes Card

As I promised yesterday, here is my Warm Winter Wishes Card that uses the same beautiful Diamond Patterned Paper as yesterday’s card. The soft hues of the Toffee and Glacier are perfect for this wintery card. I paired the White Pines Paper with the Elegant Snowflakes Stamp Set. I love snowflakes so this was one … Read more Warm Winter Wishes Card

Home is Where the Heart is Card


Today’s Home is Where the Heart is Card is a perfect example of how you can use our White Pines Paper for more than holiday projects. While it’s true that White Pines is intended to be a holiday themed paper collection. The papers do have the ability to be used for more than just the … Read more Home is Where the Heart is Card

Easy Holiday Gifts Card

Easy Holiday Gifts Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (70th edition) and Christmas in July, I’m sharing this easy Holiday Gifts Card. I started by pulling out my White Pines Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet. This is our Bring Back My Pack Special right now. I wanted something simple to follow for my card so I referred back to … Read more Easy Holiday Gifts Card

Christmas in July Sale

CTMH Christmas in July Sale

Okay who’s ready for a Christmas in July Sale? Enjoy incredible discounts on holiday-themed crafting items during our weekend Flash Sale! This sale offers amazing deals starting at 2:00 pm (PDT) on Friday, July 16 and ending at 10:59 pm (PDT) on Sunday, July 18. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count … Read more Christmas in July Sale

Cheers to S’more Years Card

Cheers to S'more Years Card Closeup

Today I’m sharing my Cheers to S’more Years Card. I used our amazing *NEW* Wander Paper Collection along with the Wander Cardmaking Stamp Set. For my card I didn’t need any of the coordinating dies. But as you can see there are 6 dies that you can get with this set to add more versatility … Read more Cheers to S’more Years Card

CTMH 2020-2021 Retirement List

CTMH 2020-2021 Retirement

It’s time for the CTMH 2020-2021 Retirement List. The Close To My Heart 2021-2022 Core Catalog is coming soon. September 1st to be exact. So that means some of our favorites need to retire to make room for some new favorites. All of these items are on a while supplies last basis. You’ll notice that … Read more CTMH 2020-2021 Retirement List

You’re Jawsome Shark Card

CTMH You're Jawsome Shark Card Closeup

Today I’m sharing this SUPER fun You’re Jawsome Shark Card from fellow CTMH Maker, Paige Dolecki. As part of our upcoming CTMH Virtual Convention, I hosted a Team Card Swap to get into the spirit of it all. I was initially torn on whether to get this *NEW* Jawsome Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts set, … Read more You’re Jawsome Shark Card

An Easy Shaker Card

CTMH Craft with Heart Card Kit

The secret to an easy Shaker Card is using Close To My Heart’s Craft with Heart Cardmaking Kit. Really, it really doesn’t get much easier! I’m currently roadtripping to visit family and wanted to bring along some items I could still craft with. The first thing I thought of and grabbed was my Craft with … Read more An Easy Shaker Card

*NEW* Wander Collection for Outdoor Lovers

CTMH Wander Collection

Today I wanted to introduce you to the *NEW* Wander Collection for outdoor lovers. This new collection from the CTMH July-August Catalog is so fabulous. I love the rich, warm color tones in the paper collection. And the coordinating stamps and dies are so perfect for summer! Whether you are a scrapbooker and want to … Read more *NEW* Wander Collection for Outdoor Lovers

Custom Color Mixing with Watercolor Paints

Custom Color Watercolor Paints

Today we’re going to finish out the Watercolor Series by learning about custom color mixing with Watercolor Paints. This is the 4th video in this watercolor series. Being able to customize your colors and match them to our exclusive color palette makes such a huge difference with your finished project. Knowing that the papers will … Read more Custom Color Mixing with Watercolor Paints

Christmas in July with the White Pines Collection

Baby Its Cold Outside Snowman Card

It’s Christmas in July with the White Pines Collection. That’s right, Close To My Heart has brought back their popular holiday themed paper collection–White Pines! And all month long I’ll be sharing fun projects created with items from this special. I created this festive card using the White Pines Paper Pack along with the Months … Read more Christmas in July with the White Pines Collection

Hello Friend Butterfly Background Card

CTMH Hello Friend Butterfly Background Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (68th edition), I have this gorgeous Hello Friend Butterfly Background Card to share. Our *NEW* July-August Catalog just debuted on Thursday and this fabulous Butterfly Background Thin Cuts is one item you definitely want to check out. I’m positive that this die is going to sell out. It’s truly … Read more Hello Friend Butterfly Background Card