3 Reasons to Attend the November Album Retreat

CTMH Spreading Cheer Album Retreat Layout

Today I want to share 3 Reasons to Attend the November Album Retreat. Truthfully, there are many more reasons to attend any one of Close To My Heart’s Album Retreats. But these 3 are especially key to all of them–no matter the theme. 1. Everything is Pre-cut and Prepped for You As a crafter, I … Read more 3 Reasons to Attend the November Album Retreat

Christmas in July

CTMH Christmas in July Flash Sale

You can’t have Christmas in July without a Flash Sale, right? Right now you can enjoy Close To My Heart’s Christmas in July Flash Sale through Sunday. Get a taste of the holidays with the special deals available through this sale. You’ll find exclusive stamp sets designed especially for this sale. This fun Winter in … Read more Christmas in July

A Perfect Card for Independence Day

CTMH Circle Patterns Card

With it being Make/Mail It Monday I wanted to share a perfect card for Independence Day. This card was created with our *NEW* Beach Party Paper Collection. I also used the Circle Patterns Thin Cuts that were available as part of the National Scrapbooking Month Special. Didn’t get them? Don’t worry! They are going to … Read more A Perfect Card for Independence Day

Christmas Cheer Starts Here!

Christmas Cheer Starts Here Project Bag

It’s so true–Christmas Cheer starts here. And by here I mean our upcoming Virtual Christmas in July Class. We’re excited to help you get a head start on your holiday crafting. Together we’ll be creating 2 quick and easy cards. These designs will be perfect for those who need to make large amounts of holiday … Read more Christmas Cheer Starts Here!

Little Penguins Holiday Card

CTMH Little Penguins Holiday Card

This Little Penguins Holiday Card seems like the perfect way to round out the week where I’ve highlighted the *NEW* Little Pengins Stamp Set. I decided today was the perfect day to share a holiday card since it’s March 25th–9 months until Christmas! So if you’re eager to get a head start on making your … Read more Little Penguins Holiday Card

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold

In honor of today, I wanted to share my St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold I made for my kids. Over the years I’ve done a lot of different crafty projects and shenanigans for the kids for St. Patrick’s Day. But as they get older, they tend to grow out of little leprechaun tricks. I … Read more St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold

Punny Valentine’s Day Treats

CTMH Bee Mine Punny Valentines Treat

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of punny Valentine’s Day treats you can create with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Smitten Collection. Yesterday I shared all about the Smitten Collection–from the cheerful, bright colors and patterns in the papers to the darling stamp set with or without coordinating dies. As you can … Read more Punny Valentine’s Day Treats

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

CTMH Vanilla Cupcake Card

It’s National Vanilla Cupcake Day. And I couldn’t think of a better card to create in celebration of the day than one with our *NEW* Cupcake Card Thin Cuts. This new die is a really quick way to create a cute card! Here are the supplies I used to create my card: STAMPS For All … Read more National Vanilla Cupcake Day

12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit

Holly Days Flip Flap Shaker Card

Today I’m announcing my first ever 12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit! I’m so excited to offer this option this year. I’ve been doing the 12 Weeks of Christmas for years. If you’re not familiar with my 12 Weeks of Christmas, I’ll explain. Each week, leading up to Christmas, I send out a project tutorial … Read more 12 Weeks of Christmas Projects Kit

Easy Holiday Gifts Card

Easy Holiday Gifts Card Closeup

For today’s Make It Monday (70th edition) and Christmas in July, I’m sharing this easy Holiday Gifts Card. I started by pulling out my White Pines Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet. This is our Bring Back My Pack Special right now. I wanted something simple to follow for my card so I referred back to … Read more Easy Holiday Gifts Card

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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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

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 … Read more Get Ready for National Scrapbooking Day

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