Handmade St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

Four Leaf Clover Lucky to Know You Treats

Creating handmade St. Patrick’s Day gifts is so easy to do! I wanted to make something quick and easy to give to some friends and co-workers. Just for fun. So when I saw Strawberry Mentos, I knew they’d make a good start with the green foil ends. (It all starts with a small detail, right?!) … Read more Handmade St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

Kisses & Hugs Valentine’s Container

CTMH Now & Forever Valentine's Day Treat

If you’re ready for a change of pace from the Christmas crafting then this lovely Kisses & Hugs Valentine’s container might be right up your alley! Close To My Heart has a new product line just in time for Valentine’s Day crafting. Introducing the Now & Forever Collection. You’ll find beautiful patterned papers. Plus, the … Read more Kisses & Hugs Valentine’s Container

Happy Turkey Day Treat

September 2022 Happy Turkey Day Treat Mystery Project Kit

Today I’m sharing my September Mystery Project Kit–a Happy Turkey Day Treat! I used our *NEW* Happy Turkey Day Stamp + Thin Cuts to create it. This set is unique in that it doesn’t have coordinating dies for the stamp images. It is even better! There are darling stand alone dies to create a variety … Read more Happy Turkey Day Treat

DIY Candy Bouquet

DIY Candy Bouquets

Today I wanted to share this DIY Candy Bouquet. These creations were made with the help of my sister-in-law for the “Sweet 16” celebration for my kids. They are pretty darn easy to create. Plus, they can be really low cost too as I found nearly all the supplies at the Dollar Tree. Gotta love … Read more DIY Candy Bouquet

I Heart Summer Treat Topper

CTMH I Heart Summer Treat Topper

Today’s I Heart Summer Treat Topper was created with the *NEW* Close To My Heart June Stamp of the Month. I Heart Summer is a set of 7 border stamp images. But that doesn’t mean they have to stay that way! I did some careful “stamp surgery” with the first border strip so that I … Read more I Heart Summer Treat Topper

April 2022 Mystery Project

April 2022 Mystery Project

Yesterday I mailed out all of my April 2022 Mystery Project kits. This is something I do each month as an extra special way to thank those who make a Close To My Heart purchase with me. You never know what it will be. It could be a card, a tag or even a 3-D … Read more April 2022 Mystery Project

Last Minute Easter Project

Easter Bunny Treat

Are you in need of a last minute Easter project idea? I have the perfect solution. This is a timeless project that works perfect for putting little treats or gifts inside of it. This video is an old one I created but it shows you exactly how to put these together. They truly are so … Read more Last Minute Easter Project

Handmade Celebrate Gift Bag

CTMH Many Wishes Gift Bag Closeup

Today I’m sharing my handmade Celebrate Gift Bag. I wanted to use the Floral Layered Stencils in the Many Wishes Cardmaking Kit in another way. Creating a custom gift bag is a fun way to make someone feel special. And it uses the same techniques and principles that creating a handmade card does. So while … Read more Handmade Celebrate Gift Bag

Get Ready for the New Year

A Year of Papercrafting with CTMH

Are you thinking ahead and trying to get ready for the new year? Then you are like me and so many others! Close To My Heart did a blog post last week that shared a lot of great creative ideas that I wanted to share with you today. As we approach the close of 2021, … Read more Get Ready for the New Year

Grinch Holiday Treats

CTMH Grinch Triangle Treat Boxes

This past weekend, I made my first of a few fun Grinch Holiday Treats. I took some much needed time off to do a little crafting with a friend. She designed this festive candy holder. Look at how perfect our Avocado Cardstock is for the Grinch! And now with the adorable Grinch Hershey Kisses, you … Read more Grinch Holiday Treats

Time for Some Merry Making

CTMH Merry Making Shaker Ornament Samples

At Close To My Heart we believe it’s time for some merry making! And nothing is better than some homemade happiness, right? Make merry this holiday season with delightful *NEW* DIY wooden ornaments in four unique styles, including one shaker style! (The shaker style is my favorite one!) The Merry Making Special offers 4 different … Read more Time for Some Merry Making

Free Handmade Holiday Gift Tutorials

12 Weeks of Christmas Kit

How would you like some FREE handmade holiday gift tutorials? We are just 6 weeks from Christmas. Can you believe it? Time just keeps passing by so quickly! Each year I gift my email subscribers with 12 exclusive project tutorials to help prepare for the holidays. The first 5 weeks we focus on handmade holiday … Read more Free Handmade Holiday Gift Tutorials

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

A Handmade Card That’s a Treat Too

CTMH Candy Bar Card Open

For today’s Make It Monday (76th edition), I have something really fun to share–a handmade card that’s a treat too! Today we’re going to make a Candy Bar Card! It’s a fun little pocket that holds a candy bar but also has a small little card on top. For my Candy Bar Card, I used … Read more A Handmade Card That’s a Treat Too

Back to School Apple

CTMH Teacher Apples Gift

Since it’s Back to School time and it’s also Make It Monday (74th edition), I thought it was the perfect time to share this Back to School Apple project. This is one of the darling projects that Close To My Heart shared on their blog last week. It’s super simple to create. Plus, they even … Read more Back to School Apple

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