Social Distancing Make It Monday, 13th Edition

CTMH Pre-K Layout Closeup

For this week’s Social Distancing Make It Monday, I’m sharing another FREE scrapbook layout pattern with you. Now that school is out for the summer, you may be looking to document the school year (or perhaps past school years!) This pattern is a great intro page. A pattern to focus on that school photo taken … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday, 13th Edition

FAQs About Close To My Heart Papers

CTMH Red Cardstock Bundle

Today we are going to discuss some of the common FAQs about Close To My Heart papers. As a papercrafter you’ll start to become aware of differences in papers. From the weight of the paper to the properties of that paper. There are definitely differences among papers from different manufacturers. WEIGHT Let’s start with the … Read more FAQs About Close To My Heart Papers

The Perfect Pick Me Up Card

CTMH Make a Splash Handmade Card

This super adorable handmade card I received from Roberta Byker sure is the perfect pick me up card! While it’s definitely not gloomy here in California today, I still love this card! The funny thing is that I’ve been torn about whether or not to get this Make a Splash Stamp Set. It really is … Read more The Perfect Pick Me Up Card

Make the Easiest Handmade Card

Laughter Picture My Life Handmade Card

Today I’m going to show you how to make the easiest handmade card. If you aren’t familiar with Close To My Heart’s Picture My Life (“PML”) Cards, you’re about to fall in love! PML Cards are perfect for Pocket Scrapbooking. However, they are also quite amazing for cardmaking, too! With each *NEW* paper collection that … Read more Make the Easiest Handmade Card

A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack + Stickers

Today I wanted to share a closer look at the CTMH Brushed Collection. Last week I shared that they brought back this popular collection as well as the plans to host a FREE Virtual Craft Event using this collection. Yesterday, CTMH shared a video that gives you a closer look at not only the stunning … Read more A Closer Look at the CTMH Brushed Collection

Social Distancing Make It Monday 12th Edition

CTMH Little Things Handmade Card

For this week’s Social Distancing Make It Monday, I’m sharing another FREE card pattern with you. As you can see with this pattern, by simply rotating the pattern you can achieve multiple looks to your handmade card. It’s an easy trick, but perhaps one we don’t consider too often, right? I chose to use our … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday 12th Edition

One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event

One of a Kind Virtual Event

It’s almost the weekend so who’s ready for a One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event? We know how COVID-19 Coronavirus is affecting our day to day lives. We want to keep contact with you and keep the crafting industry alive especially when there are no physical scrapbooking conventions anytime soon due to the … Read more One of a Kind Stamp & Scrapbook Event

FREE Virtual Craft Event

CTMH Virtual Brushed Craft Event

Close To My Heart is offering another fun and FREE Virtual Craft Event! Join us on June 30th, 2020 at 2:00 pm (MDT) – right on the CTMH Facebook page! We will be creating one single page layout, three 2-page layouts, and 8 cards using our *NEW* exclusive Brushed collection. If you’d like to create … Read more FREE Virtual Craft Event

Graduation Cap Favor Box

Graduation Cap Favor Boxes

Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a Graduation Cap Favor Box. It felt appropriate to share this fun project today as it’s my kids’ last day of school. It’s also a time when many are not having the opportunity to celebrate rites of passages such as graduation ceremonies. These would make a … Read more Graduation Cap Favor Box

Bring Back My Pack Brushed Paper Collection

CTMH Bring Back My Pack Brushed

It’s a Bring Back My Pack Brushed Paper Collection Special for June and July. Close To My Heart is bringing back a new version of the popular Brushed paper packet. It was so beautiful when it was first introduced that I can’t wait to get this new updated one! The one big difference this time … Read more Bring Back My Pack Brushed Paper Collection

Social Distancing Make It Monday 11th Edition

CTMH For You Mason Jar Card

For this week’s Social Distancing Make It Monday, I’m sharing another FREE card pattern with you. This particular card pattern is from our now retired Wishes Card How-to Book. The pattern is called Just Right. I used the *NEW* Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp + Thin Cuts Set to create this cheerful card with this pattern … Read more Social Distancing Make It Monday 11th Edition

How to Create a Handmade Graduation Cap Card

CTMH Graduation Cap Card

Today I wanted to share how to create a handmade graduation cap card with you. This is a really fun card design. Plus, it is so perfect for graduation because of the shape of the portion that springs forward. Perhaps the best part of this card design is that it will mail flat. But once … Read more How to Create a Handmade Graduation Cap Card

Handmade Special Day Card

Today I’m sharing this handmade special day card. The design for this card is one I shared a few weeks back during one of my Make it Monday blog posts. The pattern is called Winning Combination. It’s a very simple pattern. But very effective in design. I love the bright, bold colors in the Stitched … Read more Handmade Special Day Card

How to Heat Emboss on Acrylic Shapes

Today we are going to talk about how to heat emboss on acrylic shapes. This is a fun technique. One I had not even considered. That is, until yesterday when Close To My Heart did a blog post about it! So in case you missed it, here is the post they did: One of the … Read more How to Heat Emboss on Acrylic Shapes

A Virtual Vacation with this Handmade Card

Today we’re going to experience a virtual vacation with this handmade card I received from Robin Charvet. The timing couldn’t be more perfect to receive a card like this with so many summer activities being cancelled. If you’re like me, you’re longing for the ability to take a vacation! When you open the card–that’s exactly … Read more A Virtual Vacation with this Handmade Card