Holiday Sparkle Shaker Cards

October CTMH Special Holiday Sparkle

Have you seen the fabulous Close To My Heart October Special yet?  The Holiday Sparkle Shaker Cards?  As you’ll see in this video, all you need to create these shaker cards is some adhesive (and ink if you want to stamp sentiments on the inside of the cards–and who wouldn’t, right?!)

October Special: Holiday Sparkle💛

Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, October 1, 2018

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Thank You Balloons Card

Thank You Balloons Card

At this time of year it’s so easy to be focused solely on stamp sets for the upcoming holidays–Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  When you look through Close To My Heart’s newest catalog, the  2018 Holiday Expressions, you’ll find many other wonderful stamp sets for use every day.

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Breast Cancer Awareness with CTMH

Breast Cancer Awareness

Be a Ribbon Warrior!  In honor  of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve brought back the My Acrylix® Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set and the coordinating Thin Cuts bundle at a 20% discount!

Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set + Dies

Show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork made using these exclusive items.  These items are only available in the month of October and are on a while supplies last basis.  So don’t delay!

To purchase the Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set or the Stamp Set with Coordinating Thin Cuts Dies, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Are you getting excited for Halloween?  Or maybe your thoughts are already to the holidays like many crafters!  Well, if you aren’t local to the San Francisco Bay Area but you’d enjoy making an assortment of 8 different holiday projects ranging from cards (like this one) to 3-D items like Christmas Gift Card Boxes, you should order your Holiday Extravaganza Project Kit now!

Side View Hello Pumpkin Halloween Card

Kits will begin shipping on Monday, October 22nd.  All projects will be pre-cut and pre-stamped for you.  You’ll also receive a set of color step-by-step instructions for creating the projects.

And if you’re local, join us in person!  It’s one of our most popular all-day events!


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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

It’s Friday and Fall.  The perfect time to share a yummy family favorite recipe for you to try over the weekend.  If you like quick recipes and all things pumpkin, you’ll love this recipe!  This is a recipe I taught at my kids’ school when I was doing cooking with the students.  This particular recipe involves no cooking and is simple enough for kids to help make it.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 C. canned pumpkin
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 C. Cool Whip
  1. Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in pumpkin along with spices.
  3. Fold in the Cool Whip and then chill dip for about 30 min. (this isn’t a must–if you or the kids can’t wait, don’t worry about it!)

We generally eat ours with apple slices but graham crackers are good, too.  Enjoy!

Happy National Taco Day!

Better with Tacos Card

Happy National Taco Day!  Yep, today is the day to enjoy some tasty tacos.  And in celebration of such a great holiday, I thought I’d share this card I received from Rose Mary Steel.   Continue reading

No Tricks Just Treats Triangle Treat Box

Just Treats Triangle Box

Today’s project is one that we created at my Technique Time Class last month with the September Stamp of the Month–Just Treats.  I love this stamp set.  And even though you can no longer order it, I figured I’d still share this project as it’s a fun one (and many of you probably own the set!)  This project is one I’ve made for years–in different sizes and different styles–always with great results!

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Beware Halloween Ghost Card

Beware Halloween Ghost Card

Today’s card is one I received from one of my Close To My Heart team members, Deb Mandac.  It’s a wonderful example of a simple yet stunning Gate Fold Card.

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