How To Create Your Own Ink Pad

CTMH Sapphire Ink Pad

Today I’m going to share with you how to create your own ink pad. With the current pandemic Close To My Heart’s ink pad manufacturer had to stop production for some time. This left the supply of several of our popular colors of ink pads at a very limited number. Since there was no ETA … Read more How To Create Your Own Ink Pad

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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Simple Techniques to Try Today!

CTMH Watercolor Paints

CTMH April Cardstock Carnival Special

Last week, I shared information about Close To My Heart’s April Special–Cardstock Carnival.  Today, I wanted to share this 15-minute video that showcases the artwork shown above and walks you through creating the cheerful yellow card.  You’ll learn some quick & easy techniques that I know you’ll want to try out on your own projects.

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DIY Easter Projects for You & Your Kids!

Celebrate Easter Basket

Angle View My Peeps Easter Treat Holder

Today’s inspiration is all about preparing for Easter.  This morning my daughter asked me if we would be doing anything for Easter since we didn’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day.  (I generally try to decorate our home, even if it’s only a tiny amount, as well as to do or make something a little extra special for that particular holiday to make it more memorable.)  Well, with all that is going on around the world with COVID-19, I admit our St. Patrick’s Day didn’t quite live up to past ones.

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Virtual Classes & Craft Tutorials

SunnyDay Sessions Project Samples

SunnyDay Sessions Project Samples

We all are spending a little more time at home these days with the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.  As crafters, we’ve been preparing for this day.  If you’re like me, you have tons of supplies just waiting to be used.  Now is the perfect time to look through that stash of craft supplies and put them to good use!  And we want to help you do that!

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‘Love’ All Around Creativity Wreath

CTMH Wooden Love Wreath

Close To My Heart is offering an additional DIY Wooden Wreath Kit that is perfect for Valentine’s Day!  See the many inspiring ideas for creating these wreaths here in this short video. Last call- All Around Creativity🌸 Posted by Close To My Heart on Monday, January 27, 2020   And if you want a great … Read more ‘Love’ All Around Creativity Wreath

DIY Wreath Kit for National Papercrafting Month

CTMH All Around Creativity Special options

DIY wreath kit💕 Posted by Close To My Heart on Thursday, January 2, 2020   Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with Close To My Heart using one of these stunning DIY Wreath Kits.  The All Around Creativity Special is the perfect kit–just add adhesive and you’re all set.  Or, as you’ll see in the video, if … Read more DIY Wreath Kit for National Papercrafting Month

All Around Creativity with Close To My Heart

CTMH All Around Creativity Grateful Wreath

CTMH All Around Creativity Grateful Wreath

Happy 2020!  And Happy National Papercrafting Month!  To celebrate, Close To My Heart is offering the All Around Creativity Special.  This special features 4 exquisite DIY wooden wreaths for your home decor.  

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Sweet Girl Craft with Heart Layout Alternative

CTMH Sweet Girl Craft with Heart Alternative

Close To My Heart Craft with Heart

Are you familiar with Close To My Heart’s Craft with Heart Subscription Box?  It’s a way to keep those creative juices flowing when you are short on time.  Really.  These layout kits take so little time to complete and they still have intricate designs and dimension to them.  It’s the best of both worlds!

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CTMH Crafting Shapes Dies

CTMH Crafty Shapes Thin Cuts Dies

Today I want to share this short video that showcases some of our *NEW* (and adorable!) Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts dies.  The best part of this video though is the useful tips that are shared!  You can never have enough crafty tips, right?! If you love die cutting AND crafting, then you're going to absolutely … Read more CTMH Crafting Shapes Dies

Make Memories & Messes Layout with Craft On Collection

Make Memories & Messes Scrapbook Layout

Make Memories & Messes Scrapbook Layout

One of Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Collections is called Craft On.  As you might guess, it has the perfect balance of crafty elements for us crafty folk!  Today I wanted to share this video of Meghann creating this awesome ‘Make Memories & Messes’ layout.

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A Closer Look at CTMH’s Pocket Cards

So Much Happy PML Cards

Today I wanted to share a video that explores the pocket cards from Close To My Heart more in depth. It gives you the opportunity to see the 4 *NEW* Picture My Life Card Collections as well as how to use them in different ways from making cards (like I shared yesterday) to pocket scrapbooking … Read more A Closer Look at CTMH’s Pocket Cards

Embossing Cardmaking Techniques

CTMH Love Blossoms Cards

Today I’m sharing a quick 3-minute video to show you two great embossing techniques that are featured in the special Love Blossoms Card Kit (which is only available while supplies last!) To purchase the Love Blossoms Card Kit or any other Close To My Heart products, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

A Quick Sponged Background Technique

CTMH Sponged Background Technique Scrapbook Layout

How would you like to learn a fun background sponging technique?  It’s SUPER easy!  Appealing, right?  This short video from Close To My Heart will show you how to achieve a really fun effect on your projects.  You really only need a few supplies: a sponge, stencil sheets (to create your own custom stencil) or … Read more A Quick Sponged Background Technique