Category Archives: Holidays

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming!

12 Weeks of Christmas Banner

It’s less than 2 weeks until my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign.  It’s my way of thanking my mailing list subscribers each year.  Every week for 12 weeks leading up to Christmas, a different holiday project tutorial is sent to you.  You receive step-by-step tutorials for handmade holiday cards, gifts and wrapping ideas all exclusive to my newsletter subscribers–you won’t find them anywhere else!

It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to share this year’s ideas with you!  If you aren’t already a newsletter subscriber, now is the time to sign up.  Simply click the yellow box in the upper right-hand corner of my site to join the festivities.

Witching Hour Halloween Card

Witching Hour Halloween Card

Today’s card is one that shows how quickly a card can come together with Close To My Heart’s coordinating products.

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Close To My Heart’s 2018 Holiday Expressions

CTMH 2018 Holiday Expressions Catalog

It’s finally here!  Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Holiday Expressions 2018 Catalog is now live.  Just look at how beautiful the cover of the catalog is!  And guess what?  The inside is just as spectacular! 🙂

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Holiday Extravaganza Early Bird Deadline

Holiday Money Holder

Registration for our Annual Holiday Extravaganza is now open.  Now is the time to get in on our Early Bird Registration.  If you register and pay before August 5th, you’ll receive a FREE gift at the event.  Yay!

This year we have 3 options to choose from:

  1. Join us for the class from 10 am – 5 pm.  You’ll create 8 projects and be treated to snacks and lunch.  The perfect day out!
  2. Join us for an all-day crop from 9 am – 9 pm.  You’ll receive your own 8′ table, access to the swap table, challenges, lunch, snacks and more!
  3. Join us for both the class and the crop–the ultimate crafting day from 9 am – 9 pm.  Create the 8 projects at your own pace and continue the creativity by working on your own projects.

For more details and to register, click HERE.

Independence Day Card

Independence Day Card

Happy 4th of July!  Today’s card is a whimsical twist on a traditional Independence Day card.  I received it from Jen LeDuc.

Here is a listing of the products she used to create this card:

STAMPS:

INKS:

PAPERS:

ACCESSORIES:

To purchase these items  or any other Close To My Heart products, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Dad is Rad!

Dad is Rad CTMH Special

Ready for another exclusive Close To My Heart product offering?!  Well, Father’s Day is just around the corner so it’s time to prepare yourself!

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DIY Mini Easter Basket Tutorial

Mini Easter Basket

It’s only a few days until Easter.  Are you ready?  Need a cute mini Easter basket to give to someone special?  Here’s the perfect one you can create in no time!  Let me show you how.

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Green Krispy Kreme Donut

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  How did you celebrate?  This was the first year that my kids didn’t make any leprechaun traps–so no shenanigans occurred in our home.  I’m not sure if it’s that we had too busy of a week and it got overlooked (on the kids part) or if we’ve finally hit that age where they no longer need it.  Over the years, I’ve posted several ideas–from pranks to treats–on how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids.

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