Celebrate National Pumpkin Day

CTMH A World with Octobers Slimline Card

For Today’s Make It Monday (83rd edition), I thought I’d share a few cards to inspire you to celebrate National Pumpkin Day tomorrow. This first card is SO stunning. I received it from Robin Charvet. I love so many things about this card. And that’s what inspiration is all about, right?! First off, the use … Read more Celebrate National Pumpkin Day

Jack-o-lantern Fry Box!

CTMH Jack-o-lantern Fry Box

Are you ready to see how to make this adorably cute Jack-o-lantern Fry Box? This cute project was my September Mystery Project Kit. Each month I send out supplies for a mystery project to all those crafty friends who make a purchase of CTMH products from me. It’s a way for me to thank you … Read more Jack-o-lantern Fry Box!

Fishy Greetings Card

CTMH Fishy Greetings Card

Today’s Fishy Greetings Card is a great example that you can use elements from our Slimline Celebration to create standard A2 sized (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) cards as well. This is another swap card that I received. It was created by Linda Black. The Slimline Celebration will be ending at the end of the month. The … Read more Fishy Greetings Card

We Love Fall Card

CTMH We Love Fall Card

With less than 2 weeks left for the September-October Catalog, I thought now would be a great time to showcase some wonderful cards created with these products–like this We Love Fall Card. This is a card I received from Erin Dunkle in a recent swap. I have so many fabulous cards to share with you … Read more We Love Fall Card

Make It Monday Card Sketch

CTMH Thanks a Hole Lot Card Closeup

Let’s get creative together using today’s Make It Monday Card Sketch! This week for our 82nd edition of Make It Monday, I thought I’d share an easy card sketch to inspire you. There’s nothing better than having a design already prepared for you. Unless of course it also includes the cutting dimensions, too! While my … Read more Make It Monday Card Sketch

Last Chance Clearance Sale

CTMH Last Chance Clearance Sale

Get ready for some fantastic savings during our Last Chance Clearance Sale. We’ll be adding over 30 new items to our clearance section! For many of these new clearance items, this will be the last time they will be available. These items will be offered at incredibly low prices, but only while supplies last. This … Read more Last Chance Clearance Sale

Christmas Cheer Starts Here

12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit

This year your Christmas cheer starts here! For many years I’ve been doing festive holiday project tutorials for the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas. It’s my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas gift I offer to my newsletter/mailing list subscribers. This year we’ve listened to your requests and are offering a 12 Weeks of Christmas … Read more Christmas Cheer Starts Here

Hauntingly Happy Halloween Card

CTMH Hauntingly Happy Halloween Card

For today’s Make It Monday (81st edition), I’m sharing this Hauntingly Happy Halloween Card. The inspiration for this card came from a photo of cards being sold by Current Catalog. Do you ever find inspiration for a card in a catalog or another ad? Perhaps it inspires you for a scrapbook layout? Or maybe you’re … Read more Hauntingly Happy Halloween Card

Hip Hip Hooray Kit

CTMH Hip Hip Hooray Kit

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Close To My Heart VIP Program, we’re offering a brand *NEW* exclusive VIP Hip Hip Hooray Kit. This kit is exclusively created for VIP Customers. The Hip Hip Hooray workshop includes an exclusive, party-themed paper packet with a coordinating sticker sheet and stamp set. These exclusive items are … Read more Hip Hip Hooray Kit

Get a FREE Exclusive Stamp Set

CTMH Craft with Heart Cardmaking Kit

Want to know how to get a FREE exclusive stamp set from Close To My Heart? Silly question, right? Who wouldn’t want a free stamp set! It’s really simple. Have you heard about our Craft with Heart Subscription Boxes? We have one for cardmaking and one for scrapbooking. This is the current Craft with Heart … Read more Get a FREE Exclusive Stamp Set

The Perfect Handmade Holiday Gift

CTMH Real Life Remember Today Layout

If you’re looking for the perfect handmade holiday gift to give this year, I have the answer for you! Close To My Heart just released a *NEW* Calendar Kit that is super simple to put together. And the best part of it is that when the year is over, the pages can be slipped into … Read more The Perfect Handmade Holiday Gift

‘Tis the Season Slimline Card

Closeup 'Tis the Season Slimline Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (80th edition), I’m sharing this darling ‘Tis the Season Slimline Card. This card actually inspired my Mystery Stamping Challenge over on my SunnyDay Memories Facebook Page. It was an impromptu challenge in honor of World Cardmaking Day on Saturday. Did you celebrate by making a card or two? This … Read more ‘Tis the Season Slimline Card

12 Weeks of Christmas Inspiration

12 Weeks of Christmas Ornament

Are you ready for 12 weeks of Christmas inspiration? We are only 1 week away from my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas. If you’re new around here, this is what you can expect. For 12 weeks leading up to Christmas I send out FREE tutorials to my newsletter subscribers. So this means if you aren’t … Read more 12 Weeks of Christmas Inspiration

How to Paper Piece Stamped Images

How To Paper Piece Stamped Images

Earlier this month, Close To My Heart shared a really fun blog post on how to paper piece stamped images. Sometimes it can seem a bit overwhelming to try a new technique. But when it’s broken down step-by-step it becomes so much more manageable. So in case you missed it, I’m sharing the post with … Read more How to Paper Piece Stamped Images

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch Card

CTMH Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (79th edition), I’m sharing this Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch Card. But I’m taking it a step further and challenging you to try something I did over the weekend. Create two of the same card but add a few changes to the second one. We all like to have … Read more Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch Card