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DIY Love Letter Monogram Kits

CTMH Love Letter G

These gorgeous Love Letter Kits from Close To My Heart (in celebration of National Papercrafting Month!) are so super simple to put together.  Watch this quick 2-minute video to see what I mean.

To order your own Love Letter, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

National Papercrafting Month Love Letters

CTMH Love Letters Special

Happy National Papercrafting Month!  It’s always fun to have a reason to create, right?!?  Well, Close To My Heart has a gorgeous project for you.  And I mean absolutely gorgeous.  This month only, you can grab your choice of Love Letter Kits exclusively from Close To My Heart.

CTMH & Love Letter

Plus, when you order 5 letters, you get the 6th letter kit for FREE!  But you know what’s better than that?  Getting your very 1st kit for FREE!  Yep, Close To My Heart is giving away some of these kits–you get to choose which letter kit you’d like, too.  Here’s the info they posted today on the CTMH blog:

All you have to do to enter into the drawing is subscribe to our blog, if you aren’t already, and leave a comment below letting us know how you would display your Love Letter(s). It’s that easy! Three lucky winners will be chosen by 11:00 a.m. (MST) Thursday, January 4th, and will be notified by email to choose their letter.

Now, let us tell you a little more about these Love Letters!

CTMH Love Letters Kit Contents

Each kit comes with one sturdy chipboard letter base, one paper and rose gold overlay piece, die-cut banners and floral embellishments, and rose gold foil alphabet stickers to create the word or name of your choice.

As you assemble these letters, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

CTMH Love Letter G

1. The first thing is that you don’t have to use all of the pieces included in the letter kit. Depending on how you plan to use the letter, you might opt out of the banner or some of the flowers and succulents. The number of die-cuts you want to use will depend on the shape of your letter and the length of the word you’ve chosen. Remember, sometimes less is more.

CTMH Love Letter Sticker Placement Tip

2. If you are using the banner for a word or a name, add the alphabet stickers to the banner before attaching it to the letter. It’s also easier if you begin your word in the middle and work your way out. This way, you can make sure your word is centered and you have enough room for all of your letters prior to attaching any additional embellishments.

CTMH Love Letter Flower Closeup

3. As you assemble the flowers, consider using your finger, a pencil, or any soft round edge to help shape some of the petals. (Not all of your flowers have to have curved petals). Also, when arranging them on your letter, do so before attaching them. Try arranging your flowers in triangles of color. If you’re not quite sure how to do that, look at the instructions insert including in your kit. There, you will find a completed example for each letter and the ampersand. (It’s okay to copy. We won’t tell!)

CTMH Love Letter Banner

4. For those of you who want to take this project up a notch, there’s always some wiggle room. Look how we used a handful of additional products (not included in the kit) to quickly and easily embellish the flowers. The petals edges were given a pop of color with a sponge and some ink. We added sparkles and pearls to the flowers’ centers, and used the brand-new Bashful shimmer brush for a touch of extra shine on the green succulent petals.

These Love Letters are so versatile. Put them in frame, a wreath, or hang them on their own. Create words, names, or initials. They work in your living room, a bedroom, a nursery—really anywhere!

We hope you are as excited about National Papercrafting Month as we are. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a comment below telling us how you would use your Love Letter for a chance to win one letter of your choice FREE!!

Don’t forget–you must leave your comment on the CTMH Blog by Thursday, January 4th at 11:00 am (MST) to qualify.  Best of luck to you!

And if you don’t want to leave it up to chance, you can visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE and grab your favorite Love Letter Kit(s) now!

Last Day for FREE Wreath Kit

Welcome Home January CTMH Special

It’s officially here–the last day of January which also is the last day to get your FREE Close To My Heart Welcome Home Wreath Kit.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a gorgeous DIY Wreath Kit!

Angled Welcome Home Wreath

Also, it’s the final day to grab the January Stamp of the Month.

Adore You Stamp Set

The Adore You Stamp Set is the perfect combination of images and sentiments for creating your own handmade Valentine’s Cards this year.

Make a $60 purchase and you get the Welcome Home Wreath Kit FREE (value of $18.95) plus the Adore You Stamp Set for only $5 (savings of $12.95)–so all together you’ll spend $60 and get a total savings of $31.90!  Not too shabby, right?

To learn more about these two Close To My Heart Specials, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

FREE Wreath Kit for National Papercrafting Month

CTMH Welcome Home Wreath

Have you grabbed your FREE Welcome Home Wreath Kit from Close To My Heart in celebration of National Papercrafting Month yet?  What are you waiting for?  They are simply gorgeous!!

Angled Welcome Home Wreath

These kits are quick and easy.  Simply punch out the die cuts, use the gold stickers to create your title for your banner and then glue the succulents and flowers together and onto the super sturdy wreath base.

Closeup of Welcome Home Wreath

I spent a little extra time on mine by inking all the pieces as well as adding extra dimension by curling the petals.

Closeup of Welcome Home Succulent

I especially love the patterned paper included for some of the succulents.  It adds some extra texture!

This quick 1-minute video shows you how easy it is to create a stunning wreath with this kit.  To get your very own Welcome Home Wreath Kit, be sure to visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE before the end of the month.  These kits are only available while supplies last!

Welcome Home National Papercrafting Month

Welcome Home January CTMH Special

Did you know that January is National Papercrafting Month?

Every January, we at Close To My Heart celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it!

CTMH Welcome Home Wreath Kit Contents

CTMH Welcome Home Wreath Kit Contents

This year, we’re celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base (it’s like 2 layers of chipboard securely adhered together!), making a welcoming décor piece for your home.

There are four ways you can get the wreath kit: Continue reading

National Papercrafting Special

This year celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an exclusive *NEW* Kit from Close To My Heart!  You can learn more about this month-long special as well as get some inspiration for projects to create with this kit (make a mini album, traditional scrapbook layouts or even create cards!) in this 5-minute video.

Let’s celebrate!

Happy 2014!

Wow, did the month of December completely fly by for you as it did me?  I definitely felt more behind this year than in years past (as you can probably tell from my horrendous posting habits last month–ugghh!!)  But it definitely was a month of great memories, fun visits with friends and family and a wonderful Christmas with my family.  Now it’s time to look ahead to the New Year and all the possibilities in store for us.  I’m excited to see it unfold…when you look back on a year it’s always so surprising how much can happen in 12 months!

After ringing in the New Year, it’s time to celebrate National Papercrafting Month with a fun, FUN cardmaking kit exclusively through CTMH!  This kit, which has a retail value of $46) can be yours for only $15 with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more.  The kit contains *NEW* Spring/Summer Product being released February 1st: Teal Shimmer Trim, Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape, and Durables Triangle Studs.  PLUS, you get a super fun stamp set–Cloud Nine–that coordinates with the Cricut Artiste cartridge!  To get your kit, click HERE.

Here’s to making 2014 a GREAT year!

Owl Whooo’s Your Valentine Card

Owl Whooo's Your Valentine Card

Working with the papers contained in the Whooo’s Your Valentine Kit I created this card (well, I had to add some Slate CS, but otherwise all the other cardstock–even the glitter paper were in the kit!)

I also utilized our Silver Metallic Marker and Black Sparkles.

Closeup Owl Whooo's Your Valentine Card