Category Archives: CTMH Scrapbook Layouts

Perfectly Centered & Aligned Scrapbook Titles

How to stamp perfectly centered and aligned titles + a bonus ombrè technique! 🍑#ctmh #stamping #ombre #papercraft #scrapbooking #closetomyheart

Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Today I’m sharing this fabulous 5-minute video showing you how easy it can be to center and align your scrapbook titles.  I  love how it shows the benefits of our VersaMat (from using it as a ruler/grid to utilizing it’s spongy back side for stamping.)

CTMH VersaMat

If you’d like to purchase any of the items showcased in this video, here are direct links to each product.




National Stamping Month Memories in the Making Kit

CTMH's Memories in the Making Special

In honor of National Stamping Month, Close To My Heart has a special Scrapbooking Kit called Memories in the Making.  The Memories in the Making layout kit makes it easy to create a set of 13 coordinating layouts that look beautiful on a calendar or in a scrapbook album. With pre-cut pieces, die cuts, and stickers, these layouts come together quickly so you can get back to making more memories.

To get your own Memories in the Making Kit, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Scrapbooking with CTMH’s Documented Collection

Documented Paper Pack

Another beautiful collection from Close To My Heart that will be retiring after tomorrow is the Documented Collection.  In addition to the wonderful assortment of colors and patterns in this paper collection, it has wonderful coordinating wooden embellishments, too!

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CTMH Craft with Heart Subscription Kit!

CTMH Craft with Heart Subscription Kit

Today I have some very exciting news to share.  Tomorrow Close To My Heart will be debuting their first ever Subscription Kit.  I’m so very excited about this!

Every aspect of this new product offering is AMAZING.

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A Mother’s Day Layout Freebie

My Mother Scrapbook Layout

Sunday is Mother’s Day and what better gift could there be than preserving a special memory or experience with your mom?!  To help you with this, Close To My Heart is offering one of their layout patterns absolutely FREE!

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Creating a Football Scrapbook Layout

CTMH Football Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m sharing a little creative inspiration into the process of creating a scrapbook layout–CTMH style.  Karen, will lead you through a wonderful football scrapbook layout where you’ll learn some techniques, design elements and see some great CTMH products in the process!

Happy creating!

Through the Year Calendar Kit

CTMH December Special

Tomorrow is the last day to grab Close To My Heart’s Through the Year Calendar Kit.  You have 2 options when purchasing this Kit–1.) you can purchase the kit without the stamp set OR 2.) you can purchase the kit including the stamp set.

Through the Year November Stamp of the Year

The stamp set is last month’s Stamp of the Month–Through the Year.  It allows you to stamp the name of each month in your calendar as well as add some fun coordinating images.  So really, if you aren’t into stamping or you already own a set of month names, you just need the basic kit.

Through the Year Calendar Kit Contents

This kit is all designed for you.  It comes with all the supplies including photo mats (which if you already have photos to add, you can just ignore!) Just follow the cutting guides and the layout images to put it together.

Layouts for CTMH's Through the Year Calendar Kit

My plan is to purposefully take photos during each month of 2018 to add to my already made up calendars and then give to the grandparents for Christmas next year.  Now that’s planning ahead, right?  Really I just couldn’t pull it together to get it done for this year!  Choosing photos takes me forever!  So with all the other obligations this holiday season, it just wasn’t in the cards.  But that’s okay because I know these are going to make amazing gifts next year.  And you could do the same!  Purchase your kit(s) now and prepare them at your leisure to be used in 2019.

Visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE to get your kit(s) before the end of tomorrow.

A Halloween Treat

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Happy Halloween!  Today I have a Halloween treat for you…a FREE scrapbook layout pattern.  You could use this pattern to scrapbook your Halloween photos from today.  OR you could also get ahead of the game and use some traditional holiday colors and have some holiday layouts ready!  These layout designs are timeless and will work for any occasion.

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Treat yourself today, and download the pattern and cutting diagrams below!

Download Pattern

And for more great scrapbook layouts complete with patterns and cutting diagrams, check out CTMH’s other How-To Books.