DIY Americana Decor

CTMH Americana Decor Tags

Yesterday Close To My Heart did a blog post with a wonderful DIY Americana Decor tutorial. With the 4th of July right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to create this stunning home decor piece! Just in time for the fourth of July, follow along with us in this DIY décor session … Read more DIY Americana Decor

St. Patrick’s Day & Social Distancing

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  For most, this particular holiday won’t seem quite the same this year with the new norm of social distancing.  Parades have been cancelled, bars closed and where I live, you basically have to avoid someone if you see them approaching you on the sidewalk! 

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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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Home Crafty Home DIY Decor Kit

CTMH DIY Home Decor Project

CTMH DIY Home Decor Project

Close To My Heart just released a *NEW* DIY Home Decor piece perfect for decorating your home.  This “Home” Chipboard Kit comes with all you need to put this project together–just add adhesives as well as the exclusive CTMH Cricut Artistry Collection (for the house cuts to represent the “O”.)

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Heartfelt Thanks Card

Heartfelt Thanks Card

Today’s card blends the beautiful rich color tones of the Documented Paper Collection with the lovely sentiments found in the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set. To finish off the card, I added the flower cuts from the Documented Cardmaking Thin Cuts (super cute!) as well as the heart shapes from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Collection. To shop … Read more Heartfelt Thanks Card

Here’s To You Special

CTMH Here's To You Special

CTMH Here's To You Special

Ready for a *NEW* Special with Close To My Heart?  The Here’s To You Special features four (4) limited-edition stamp sets along with two (2) kit options for creating cards, scrapbook layouts or home decor pieces perfect for a special occasion like a wedding or for an everyday moment for a special friend.

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Super Girl Z Fold Card

Super Girl Z Fold Card Open

Super Girl Z Fold Card

Today’s card is one I am so excited to share with you because it’s so awesome!  This card was made by my sister-in-law, Barb Baldwin.  She has amazing talent for creating interactive cards. It helps that she is a pro at designing and creating on her Cricut machine!

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Hoppy Easter Card

Hoppy Easter Card

Hoppy Easter Card

If you enjoy sending Easter wishes to friends and family, now is the time to start thinking about making those handmade cards!  Today’s card is a perfect Easter Card–it’s one I received in my swap from Janice Hodgkin.

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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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Creating a Football Scrapbook Layout

CTMH Football Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m sharing a little creative inspiration into the process of creating a scrapbook layout–CTMH style.  Karen, will lead you through a wonderful football scrapbook layout where you’ll learn some techniques, design elements and see some great CTMH products in the process! Happy creating!

Welcome Spring Card

Welcome Spring Card Closeup

Today it’s rainy and pretty dreary where I live.  But I actually like it.  It’s a change in weather, something I feel like there isn’t enough of in California (it’s important to note that I grew up in the Midwest so I am accustomed to some pretty dramatic weather changes!) I felt like this card … Read more Welcome Spring Card