Add a Little Sass and Humor to Your Handmade Cards

Ready to add a little sass and humor to your handmade cards? Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Kit makes it easy to do. This exclusive kit was released as part of the upcoming 2-day CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event this weekend. The kit not only comes with this sassy, humorous double stamp … Read more Add a Little Sass and Humor to Your Handmade Cards

3 Reasons You Want To Take My Online Classes!

CTMH Little Miss Message Samples

With the Covid pandemic a whole lot of things have changed in our lives which is why today I’m sharing the 3 reasons you want to take my online classes. ONE–The ability to connect with like-minded crafters. If you used to get together with friends to make cards, scrapbook or maybe even take in-person classes, … Read more 3 Reasons You Want To Take My Online Classes!

*NEW* Fun Flap Card Kit

Fun Flap Card Open

If you are in need of a unique card for someone special, then this *NEW* Fun Flap Card Kit is for you! You’ll love learning to create this unique, interactive element. And it couldn’t be easier since all the card pieces are pre-cut for you. You’ll also receive the You Are Loved Stamp Set and … Read more *NEW* Fun Flap Card Kit

New Penguin Birthday Card Kit

Penguins Birthday Card Kit

I’m so excited to share that I have a *NEW* Penguin Birthday Card Kit available. A few weeks ago, I had shared the must-have CTMH stamp set here on my blog. It’s this adorable Winter Penguins Stamp Set I used for this Penguin Birthday Card Kit. These penguins are truly so cute. Every project I’ve … Read more New Penguin Birthday Card Kit

Gnome for the Holidays Card

Gnome for the Holidays Card

Look at today’s adorable Gnome for the Holidays Card! It’s so cute, right?! You might remember me sharing yesterday that this *NEW* Gnome for Christmas Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the CTMH November-December Catalog. All the gnomes in this stamp set are so cute. Plus, the sentiments and additional icons are so … Read more Gnome for the Holidays Card

From the Funny Farm Cards

From the Funny Farm Cards What's Moo

Over the long weekend, my daughter and I decided to dive into our kits and start creating From the Funny Farm cards. While Close To My Heart will be hosting a FREE Virtual Event to walk you through the creation of these adorably simple cards, we decided to give it a go on our own. … Read more From the Funny Farm Cards

CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards

CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards

Introducing the *NEW* CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards. This is the 2nd kit offered specifically for kids. These kits are designed to help younger crafters develop their own creative skills. The first kit option offered, the Born to Shine Album, focused on scrapbooking. You can see all the details HERE. Such a positive concept–I … Read more CTMH Kids Crafts Funny Farm Cards

Blue Skies for National Scrapbooking Month

CTMH Blue Skies Projects

CTMH Blue Skies Special

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating with a beautiful *NEW* collection called Blue Skies.  Not only is this a stunning collection with vibrant colors and patterns of paper along with cheerful stamp images, but there is also a great assortment of kit options to suit your fancy.

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How To Make Handmade Cards Quick & Easy

CTMH Craft With Heart May- Aug Kit Card Samples

CTMH Craft with Heart May-August Card Kit Contents

On Monday I was excited to receive my *NEW* Close To My Heart Craft With Heart Card Kit.  These subscription boxes are the BEST.  They are truly the quickest and easiest way to create cards!  As you can see from my quick snapshot of the contents–you get basically everything you need to create your cards–just add your favorite adhesive.

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Are You Ready for National Scrapbooking Day?

Updated CTMH NSD Projects Bundle

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

We are just over a week away from our fantastic National Scrapbooking Day celebration! You are invited to join us for this FREE all-day event, which will take place  Saturday, May 2, from 11:00 am–11:00 pm (MDT)  on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page. We will be showcasing beautiful creative projects and giving away products galore throughout the day. You need to RSVP (click “going”) to the event in order to be eligible for giveaways, so visit the Event page to get more details and RSVP! 

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More Great Stay-at-home Crafting Projects

CTMH Yesterday & Today Scrapbooking Kit

We know that for many, crafting is a social activity. During these days where we’re all more limited in our ability to get together, you may be discovering new ways of connecting with others. As you master the art of group video chats, one thing that could help you feel even more connected with your crafting buddies is working on the same projects as each other—and our scrapbooking and cardmaking workshop kits are the ideal candidates!

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2020 Virtual Spring Fling!

2020 Virtual Spring Fling Event

We’ve been holding our Spring Fling Event for years now–always in person.  But with the new Shelter-in-Place and social distancing, it’s making that a little tough!  But never fear–we are making it happen!  That means no matter where you live (well, anywhere in the United States), you can participate with us. Be inspired (we’ll have … Read more 2020 Virtual Spring Fling!

National Scrapbooking Day with Close To My Heart

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

Two days ago I shared Close To My Heart’s announcement that they were going to host an all-day FREE Virtual Craft Day to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.  Since 1994, National Scrapbooking Day has always been the first Saturday in May–making it May 2nd this year.  For many, going to a traditional all-day crop or other crafting event is out of the question.  From basic social distancing to Shelter-in-Place Orders this just isn’t possible.

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