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‚Äôs no place like…. HūüćČME! 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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Baby, I’m Worth It!

April CTMH Special Baby, I'm Worth It

April CTMH Special Baby, I'm Worth It

Cue the music (“Baby, I’m worth it. ¬†Uh huh, I’m worth it. ¬†Gimme gimme I’m worth it…”) ¬†This month is a GREAT time to sign up and become a Close To My Heart Consultant.

Not only is there a *NEW* lower price–only $75 for the Consultant Kit (which contains over $200 in product & supplies); you also get $50 in Select Product Credit to select the things YOU want for YOUR business! ¬†Pretty awesome, right?

CTMH Consultant Kit

But wait, there’s more!

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CTMH’s Cyber Week Specials

CTMH Cyber Week Specials

CTMH Cyber Week Specials Do you love a great deal? ¬†Who doesn’t, right? ¬†For 5 days, you can get 25% off of select Close To My Heart products! ¬†How’s that for a good deal? ¬†So what are these select items you may ask? ¬†They are strategically selected items that are perfect for creating handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays–including–wait for it–our exclusive Cricut Artfully Sent Collection!

Cricut Artfully Sent Collection

Here is a complete list of all the items you’ll find at a 25% discount:

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A Halloween Box Who’s ‘Trick’ is a Treat!

Cricut Artiste Hallowen Box

Cricut Artiste Hallowen Box

This darling little Halloween Box is so quick and easy to put together with the help of Close To My Heart’s Cricut Artiste Collection. ¬†It’s the perfect little box to put a little treat in for your special trick or treaters this Halloween. ¬† Making fun little treats for those special people couldn’t be easier since the Cricut does all the work. ¬†Simply select the size you want (a recommended size is given in the Cricut handbook) and then fold all the score lines, sponge the edges if you’d like–for a little more spooky look–and then glue the tabs together and voila, you have an amazing Halloween Box for giving treats in.

Cricut Artiste Spooky Cute Box

We used the Little Monsters Stamp Set ¬†which is¬†so adorable with it’s spooky cute characters that can be colored in using our ShinHan Alcohol Markers or our Watercolor Pencils. ¬†I don’t think you could create a bad project using this stamp set! ¬†It’s just so cute! ¬†I would recommend prepping all your pieces for the box and adhering them before putting the box all together. ¬†It’ll just make it easier to have nice contact when adhering the spooky creatures to the box.

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Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Pocket Function

Artfully Sent Pocket Thank You Card

Today’s Tool Time is about the Pocket Function on CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge. ¬†While these versatile cards are designed for quick pocket-style scrapbooking, they are absolutely perfect for crafting quick cards like I made here. And don’t forget you can utilize those cut out pieces to tie it all together, as I’ve done with … Read more Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Pocket Function

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Sleeve Function

Cricut Artfully Sent Collection

  Today’s Tool Time will focus on the Sleeve Function of CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Collection.¬† This function holds dozens of options that will lend beautiful depth and complexity to your cards in a matter of seconds. ¬†It’s all about layering! ¬†Watch this short video and learn about the two styles of cards you can … Read more Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Sleeve Function

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Sentiment Function

Ready for another edition of Tool Time where we dig deeper into the functions of CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Collection? ¬†This week we are going to look at the Sentiment function–it goes much deeper than words! ¬†See for yourself what extra tricks are hidden within this fun function.

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Scene Function

This week’s Tool Time is going to explore the Scene Function of CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. ¬†The style of cards included are the Swing Card, the Gate Fold Card, and a variety of Layered Scene Cards. ¬†You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can create stunning cards and how little you need to add … Read more Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Scene Function

Tool Time: Cricut Artfully Sent Pop-up Cards with Icons

Cricut Artfully Sent Collection

Today’s Tool Time is going to focus on the Pop-up Cards with Icons function of the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection. ¬†In this 6-minute video, you’ll see some beautiful examples of the styles of pop-up cards you can create with this cartridge–but you’ll also get some great paper craft tips, too!

St. Patrick’s Woven Heart

Choose Happy Woven St. Patrick's Day Heart

Using CTMH’s Stamp of the Month—Choose Happy–I set out to create a St. Patrick’s Day type project to do with my Stamp Club this month and here is the result! ¬†There was some initial intimidation with being able to do the paper weaving, but once everyone figured it out and passed the test of having … Read more St. Patrick’s Woven Heart

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent – The Basics

Cricut Artfully Sent Sample Card

This week’s Tool Time is going to help guide you through some of the basics of CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. ¬† It will show you each different function contained on this cartridge: Alphabet and numbers Envelopes and envelope liners Pop-up cards Scene cards Sleeve cards Overlay cards Pocket cards   Be sure to check … Read more Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent – The Basics

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent

Cricut Artfully Sent Sample Card

This past weekend at the Pleasanton Scrapbook Expo our sample cards created with CTMH’s exclusive Cricut Artfully Sent Collection were so popular! ¬†The intricate cuts, the amazing popups and the beautiful folds are just some of the wonderful aspects of this particular cartridge. ¬†With nearly 700 more ¬†images from Close To My Heart, you will … Read more Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent

A Cheery Artfully Sent Happy Hello Card

Open Cheery Artfully Sent A Happy Hello Card

Occasionally, when time permits, I participate in a team swap using the current Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. ¬†This is one of the swaps I received for this month’s A Happy Hello Stamp Set. ¬†I love the cheery colors used and how perfect it is with CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent card … Read more A Cheery Artfully Sent Happy Hello Card

Cricut Artfully Sent: A Happy Hello Card

Cricut Artfully Sent A Happy Hello Card

When I sat down to create a card for my monthly Stamp Club using this month’s Stamp of the Month—A Happy Hello, this card from CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent seemed perfect. Step 1 was to stamp the sentiment “A happy hello” in second generation Desert Sand ink to cover the entire front of the card. … Read more Cricut Artfully Sent: A Happy Hello Card