*NEW* Stamp Sets for Quarantine Crafting

CTMH Quarantine Craft Projects

CTMH Quarantine Craft Projects

In light of the continuing popularity of our My Acrylix® Let’s Stay Home stamp set, we have released two *NEW* exclusive stamp sets featuring sentiments and icons to help you with your quarantine crafting.  Whatever your crafting preferences, these new stamp sets are sure to speak to you!

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Tips & Techniques While Documenting Coronavirus

CTMH Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

CTMH Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

Today I thought I’d share this great video showcasing artwork with tips & techniques while documenting Coronavirus by Close To My Heart.  You’ll find a bunch of beautiful artwork from layouts to cards.  And in the second half of the video you’ll learn some easy techniques to add to your own artwork.

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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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FREE Scrapbook Virtual Event

CTMH Blue Skies Mother Layout

CTMH Blue Skies Mother Layout

Close To My Heart is doing it again–they’re offering another FREE Virtual Event!

Join us for another FUN & FREE virtual craft event on May 21st, 2020 at 5:00PM MDT-  on their Facebook page! We will be creating this gorgeous layout above together, using our exclusive Blue Skies collection available this month only!

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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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Time to Send Your Mother’s Day Cards!

CTMH The Woman, The Myth, The Legend Card

CTMH The Woman, The Myth, The Legend Card

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Don’t forget!  Earlier this week I heard someone say something funny in regard to the times we are currently facing.  He said, “COVID-19 doesn’t cancel Mother’s Day.  It’s this Sunday.  Don’t forget.”   While a lot of things are being cancelled for everyone’s safety, Mother’s Day is not one of those things.  Please don’t forget to show your mom some love this Sunday.  Mail her a card.  Give her a call.  Just remember her!

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Social Distancing Make It Monday 7th Edition

CTMH Amazing Mother Card

CTMH Amazing Mother Card

Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I decided to do another FREE card pattern for this week’s Make It Monday.  This pattern is from our now retired Originals Card Pattern Book and is called Winning Combination.  As I’ve done in the past, I altered it a tiny bit so that my stamped image would fit properly.  Always feel free to alter to your needs!

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Get Ready for National Scrapbooking Day

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Schedule

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Schedule

It’s almost time!  May is National Scrapbooking Month.  And TOMORROW is National Scrapbooking Day!  I hope you’ll be spending some time crafting to celebrate.  If you haven’t made plans yet, feel free to join the FREE National Scrapbook Day Event with Close To My Heart being held on their Facebook Page.  All the times listed above are MDT.  As you can see there is a great variety of projects being covered.  Hope you can join us!

FREE Let’s Stay Home SVGs

CTMH Let's Stay Home Album Covers

CTMH Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

About a month ago, I shared the fabulous stamp set, Let’s Stay Home, that Close To My Heart designed specifically for what our world is going through right now.  Well, a few weeks after, through one of their blog posts, they shared a couple of SVGs that coordinated nicely with this set and in case you missed it, I wanted to share it with you today.

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Social Distancing Make It Monday 6th Edition

CTMH Poppy Sentiments Thanks Card

CTMH Poppy Sentiments Thanks Card

This week’s Make It Monday features another FREE card pattern.  This Top Band Pattern is from our now retired Wishes Card Pattern Book.  It’s a simple design and one you can certainly alter a bit as I’ve done here today!

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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

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 scrapbook & cardmaking challenges)
  • Socially connect with like-minded crafters
  • Be productive (you’ll complete 8 cards!)

Come As You Are & Be Creative in Place!

Your registration fee of $50 gets you:

  • card kits for 8 projects (pre-cut & stamped)
  • instructions for the projects
  • shipping to your home
  • challenges throughout the day
  • prizes
  • and more

We hope you can join us.  Kits will be shipped the week before the event.  Please RSVP by May 2nd.