From the Funny Farm Cards

From the Funny Farm Cards What's Moo

Over the long weekend, my daughter and I decided to dive into our kits and start creating From the Funny Farm cards. While Close To My Heart will be hosting a FREE Virtual Event to walk you through the creation of these adorably simple cards, we decided to give it a go on our own. … Read more From the Funny Farm Cards

New Close To My Heart Colors!

CTMH Color of the Year, Blue Belle

Are you ready for the new Close To My Heart colors? One week ago today, Close To My Heart released 2 new catalogs–the September-October Catalog and 2020-2021 Core Catalog. In the 2020-2021 Core Catalog there were 8 brand *NEW* colors. We not only got a new Color of the Year, but 7 additional beautiful colors, … Read more New Close To My Heart Colors!

Stitched Florals Handmade Card

CTMH Stitched Florals Handmade Card

For today’s Make It Monday (25th edition), I’m sharing this fun Stitched Florals Handmade Card. I thought since today was Labor Day we could do another Color Challenge this week. We’ll be using one of Close To My Heart’s *NEW* colors, Scarlet! It’s such a beautiful, rich red. Along with Scarlet, we’ll also be using … Read more Stitched Florals Handmade Card

Hey Pumpkin Simple Halloween Card

Hey Pumpkin Simple Halloween Card

Check out this Hey Pumpkin Simple Halloween Card. Cute. But SO simple to create! I started by using one of our white card bases from our White Card & Envelope Value Pack. (These cards and envelopes are super handy to have in your craft stash!) I then pulled out my Got Candy? Paper + Sticker … Read more Hey Pumpkin Simple Halloween Card

Welcome Gnome Handmade Card

CTMH Welcome Gnome Handmade Card

How adorable is this Welcome Gnome handmade card?! There are so many wonderful *NEW* Close To My Heart products, but I knew I had to get this *NEW* Garden Gnomes Stamps + Thin Cuts immediately. I love gnomes! And this set doesn’t disappoint! In addition to using this new Garden Gnomes Set, I also used … Read more Welcome Gnome Handmade Card

CTMH’s National Stamping Month Special

CTMH National Stamping Month Special

Discover the magic of animated stamps with CTMH’s National Stamping Month Special: Creativity in Motion! Perfect for DIY cards and many other papercrafting projects, these stamps will have you doing the happy dance right along with them! In addition to offering this super fun Creativity in Motion Special, Close To My Heart is also offering … Read more CTMH’s National Stamping Month Special

How To Get a Free Catalog From Me!

CTMH 2020-2021 Core and September-October Catalogs

Want to know how to get a FREE catalog from me? Better yet…2 FREE catalogs? That’s right! There are 2 *NEW* Close To My Heart Catalogs debuting today. And if you have purchased from me in the last 6 months, I’ve already had them sent to you! The catalogs are mailed out directly from Close … Read more How To Get a Free Catalog From Me!

A Special Handmade Thank You Card

Simple Florals Special Handmade Thank You Card

For today’s Make It Monday (24th edition), I’m sharing a special handmade thank you card. Over the weekend I was asked for some help in planning out a special thank you card–both in design and supplies. It needed to be a card that could hold many signatures on it. Whenever I need a card for … Read more A Special Handmade Thank You Card

The Most Sold CTMH Stamp Set in 2020

CTMH You Make Me Happy Card

Can you guess what the most sold CTMH stamp set sold in 2020 is? It’s this adorable You Make Me Happy Stamp Set. But the best part is that it’s also the Operation Smile Stamp Set. With the purchase of this stamp set, $7 is donated to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a non-profit organization … Read more The Most Sold CTMH Stamp Set in 2020

How to Create a Sponged Sky Background

Sponged Sky Background Technique

Today I wanted to share how to create a sponged sky background. Close To My Heart shared this on their blog a few days ago and it’s such a great technique. It’s also an adorable card with our Gnome Matter Stamp Set. To make sure you could also enjoy this technique, in case you missed … Read more How to Create a Sponged Sky Background

The Perfect Card for the Dog Lover in Your Life!

CTMH Let's Paw-ty Card

Here is the perfect card for the dog lover in your life in honor of National Dog Day. This is a sneak peek of a *NEW* product coming out in the Close To My Heart 2020-2021 Core Products Catalog next month. This adorable collage of dogs is a *NEW* stamp set called Let’s Paw-ty (D1952.) … Read more The Perfect Card for the Dog Lover in Your Life!

Mickey Mouse Circle Twist & Turn Gatefold Card

Mickey Mouse Circle Twist & Turn Gatefold Card

Today’s Mickey Mouse Circle Twist & Turn Gatefold Card is SO adorable! I received this card from my sister-in-law and couldn’t wait to share it. I wanted to share this card not only because it’s so darn cute, but also as a reminder that several of these items she used in the card are retiring … Read more Mickey Mouse Circle Twist & Turn Gatefold Card

A Fabulous Flamingo Handmade Card

Fabulous Flamingo Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (23rd edition), I’m sharing a Fabulous Flamingo Handmade Card I received from Judy Faye Garner. I thought this color combination would make for a great Color Challenge this week. Anytime you use a Black & White color combination with a hint of other colors, it really makes those colors pop. … Read more A Fabulous Flamingo Handmade Card

Story by Stacy Sale!

Storyteller Story by Stacy

We’re having a Story by Stacy Sale! This weekend only, we’ll be offering some amazing discounts on some of our most popular Story by Stacy™ items! This sale begins today at 2:00 pm (PDT), and will end at 10:59 pm (PDT) on Sunday, August 23. I’m so excited to see which products in the Story … Read more Story by Stacy Sale!

Born to Shine Virtual Event

Born to Shine Virtual Event Supplies

We are so excited about our CTMH Kids Crafts Born to Shine Virtual Event tomorrow starting at 4:30 pm MT. The event is being held on Close To My Heart’s Facebook Page. In addition to your Born to Shine Kit, you will want to have the following on hand: –12” trimmer-Post-it notes or scrap paper … Read more Born to Shine Virtual Event