A Fun DIY Home Decor Sign

CTMH Home Decor Sign

Just a little creative inspiration for you today with this quick video showcasing a really fun DIY home decor piece that anyone can create! There’s no place like…. H🍉ME! Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, January 29, 2020   If you need some inspiration with your Cricut cuts, you can see all the … Read more A Fun DIY Home Decor Sign

Quick Cards with Cricut

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

Things have been pretty busy here this week preparing for my Annual Holiday Extravaganza Class & All-day Crop.  Add in the stress of wondering if our city & neighborhood would be one that would be impacted by PG&E’s Power Shutoff and it feels as though I’m scrambling to get things done (& hope they don’t become undone–like food purchased for Saturday’s event going bad if the power is shut off!)

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I Love This Sunflower Card!

CTMH Sunflower Card

CTMH Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set

It’s no secret that I love sunflowers.  To me they represent happiness, cheerfulness and warmth.  I don’t think I would naturally think to use them for a sympathy card, but that is exactly what Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set does.

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Father’s Day “You’re The Best” Mini Album

CTMH You're the Best Special

CTMH You're the Best Special

Just as Close To My Heart did an adorable mini album perfect for Mother’s Day, they just released another fabulous mini album perfect for Father’s Day.

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CTMH Made with Love Mini Album Kit

CTMH Wooden Heart Mini Album Cover

CTMH Made with Love Mini Album Kit

It’s so stinkin’ cute!  The *NEW* Made with Love Kit from Close To My Heart is absolutely adorable and so precious once made up.  It was just released today and you can find out more about it here with Karen:

Made with Love💝

Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, April 8, 2019

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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: Mini Independence Day Stamp Set (M1205) INKS: Pacifica Stamp Pad (Z2892) PAPERS: Central Park Paper Pack (X7231B) Central Park … Read more Independence Day Card

DIY Butterfly Mobile by Close To My Heart

CTMH Butterfly Mobile

CTMH Butterfly Mobile

One of the amazing and beautiful projects you can make with this month’s Pretty in Pink Special is this lovely Butterfly Mobile.  This video walks you through the process–step-by-step!

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DIY Memory Shadowbox

Memory Shadowbox

It’s only 26 days until Christmas. Can you believe it? If you are on my mailing list you’ve already received a couple of handmade gift ideas you could use this holiday season. And another will be coming out this afternoon (so if you aren’t already on my mailing list–it’s not too late! Sign up before … Read more DIY Memory Shadowbox

Physical Cricut Cartridges are Retiring!

Cricut You Are Here Collection

  Attention all Cricut lovers!  It was just announced that Cricut will no longer be making physical Cricut cartridges.  What does this mean for you?  Well, if you’ve been eyeing one of Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections but haven’t yet pulled the trigger and purchased it, NOW is the time to act! As … Read more Physical Cricut Cartridges are Retiring!

Have a Magical Day Card

Magical Day Unicorn Card

In the latest Close To My Heart catalog–the Seasonal Expressions 2–you’ll see the first *NEW* collection is the Little Dreamer.  It’s soft, pastel colors and darling prints like unicorns, hearts and polka dots are so appealing for Spring. It’s also the perfect collection to try some fun sponge stencil techniques with!  In fact, yesterday Close … Read more Have a Magical Day Card

DIY Wall Hangings

CTMH's Dreamin' Big Paper Collection

It’s Wednesday–the middle of the week–and the perfect time for a little inspiration!  Today I’m sharing a quick 2-minute video showing both a feminine and a masculine DIY Wall Hanging idea created quickly and easily with CTMH’s Dreamin’ Big Collection along with CTMH’s Cricut Artbooking Collection, Artistry Collection and Flower Market Collection. If you’d like … Read more DIY Wall Hangings

Crazy for Cards Event

Hershey's Hugs with Paper Hug Card

Thanks Oodles Card

This past Saturday, we held our Annual Crazy for Cards Event.  This event is a wonderful way to get exposure to many different styles of cards, techniques and fold styles.  This year we created 9 different standard sized cards along with 9 mini cards.

We had 3 instructors who each designed 4 projects and 34 ladies registered.  It was an all day extravaganza of card making FUN!

Here are the projects we did:

Congrats Double Dutch Card

Card #1

This is a Double Dutch Fold Card which focused on embossing and coloring with alcohol markers.  I love how the embossed look not only gives more dimension, but also helps you stay in the lines easier when coloring. =) And you just can’t go wrong with our Foil Tape!

Donut Window Card w/ Belly Band

Open Donut Window Card

Card #2

This card focused on using our Sugar Rush Thin Cuts to not only cut out the donut and it’s coordinating glaze/sprinkles, but also the window for the card base.  I love how beautiful the Sugar Rush Dots are–so much sparkle to them!

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12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #6

CTMH Daily Deal #6

Welcome to Day #6 of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals!  I hope you’ve been enjoying each daily surprise deal I have offered so far. Today’s deal is quite spectacular.  It would make a perfect gift for the Cricut lover on your holiday list (even if that recipient is you!)     … Read more 12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #6

Forest Feast Thanksgiving Card

Forest Feast Thanksgiving Card

Today’s card is an adorable one–perfect for Thanksgiving.  I received this card from Jennifer and love it–it’s so cute.  This stamp set is called Forest Feast and is a must have as far as Thanksgiving stamps go.  What’s not to love about a cute male and female Pilgrim squirrel?!? Here is a listing of the … Read more Forest Feast Thanksgiving Card

Blessed Beyond Measure

Blessed Beyond Measure Treat Holder

Today is the final day to grab your Close To My Heart September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Beyond Measure! It is such a beautiful stamp set.  Here are 2 projects I created recently using the set. First up, a beautiful frame project.  It’s a bunch of paper piecing using the Cricut Artbooking Collection (which … Read more Blessed Beyond Measure