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National Scrapbooking Month–Postcard Perfect

CTMH Postcard Perfect Special

Earlier this week I shared all the components of Close To My Heart’s Postcard Perfect National Scrapbooking Month Special.  Today, I have a wonderful video that shows you in depth what’s included in each option of the Postcard Perfect Collection.

To purchase your favorite Postcard Perfect product, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Adventure Awaits with Postcard Perfect

CTMH Postcard Perfect Special

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart has an amazing collection of products to help you celebrate!

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FREE Pattern for Scrapbook Layout

May 2017 CTMH Scrapbook Pattern

What better way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month than with a free pattern for a scrapbook layout?!?


Close To My Heart has several books containing amazing layouts just like this one.  The sad news though is that these are retiring come July 31!  There are four different ones to choose from.

CTMH Reflections Scrapbook Layouts

Reflections (1-page layouts with guidance on accompanying layouts to create a 2-page layout)  This book contains 100 patterns!  Wow!

CTMH's Cherish Scrapbook Patterns

Cherish (2-page layouts; 50 total)

CTMH's Imagine Scrapbook Patterns

Imagine (2-page layouts; 50 new layouts)

CTMH's Magic Interactive Scrapbook Patterns

and Magic (2-page interactive layouts; 35 layouts to create traditional layouts or add in interactive elements for more fun!)

Not a scrapbooker?  Don’t worry!  Close To My Heart has also created 2 of these amazing books specifically for cardmakers.

CTMH's Wishes Cardmaking Patterns

You can choose from Wishes which has 100 patterns for card designs.  Or choose their original cardmaking book, Originals, which has 100 different patterns for cards.  That’s a lot of ideas, right?!?

CTMH's Originals Cardmaking Patterns

While it’s the last 2 days of National Scrapbooking Month, there’s still time to grab additional inspiration for the other 11 months of the year.

If you’d like to see how CTMH used this FREE scrapbook pattern to create a gorgeous layout be sure to check out their blog post about it.

Love You Always Card

Love You Always Card

I created this beautiful card for my husband for our anniversary.  I chose to use purples and golds as those were the colors we had at our wedding.

Close-up Love You Always Card

The Foil Polka Dot Paper as well as the two pennants (the Rose and Foil Stripe) are all from this month’s Live Beautifully Collection.  It’s awesome how easily they work with other papers to create a stunning finished product.

But don’t forget this paper collection is only available for another 5 days.  You can get your own Live Beautifully Paper Collection on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.


Live Beautifully Lattice Fold Card

Live Beautifully Lattice Fold Card

Close To My Heart’s Live Beautifully Paper + their Live Beautifully Stamp Set = pure beauty.  Add in this fun lattice fold and it’s perfection.  I absolutely love the look of the finished card!

Close-up Live Beautifully Lattice Fold Card

Plus, the *NEW* Little Dreamer Glitter Gems were a great addition to finish off the card.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Live Beautifully Stamp Set (CC1212C)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Live Beautifully Paper Pack (CC1212B)
  • Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809)
  • Little Dreamer Glitter Gems (Z3321)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

There’s only 1 week left to grab your choice of CTMH’s exclusive Live Beautifully products in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.  You can see more about all the Live Beautifully options in my BLOG POST earlier this month.


Scrapbooking Crop

Scrap Garden Crops

May is National Scrapbooking Month.  The perfect time to either host or attend a scrapbooking crop!  For the last several years, I’ve hosted a crop with some other CTMH Consultants both in November (a great time to prepare holiday cards and/or get a jump start on your holiday layouts) and one in May.  This May was no different.

Cricut Artistry Straw Cup

While our group was smaller this time, we had an amazing time together.  I think it may have been one of my favorites to date in fact!  I found some fun glitter straw cups at my local Dollar Tree (pretty much bought them out!) and thought these would be perfect to decorate with some vinyl and give to each attendee.  I used CTMH’s Cricut Artistry Collection for this fun “Scrap Happy” sentiment.  I cut it out in both a Teal and Silver Metallic Vinyl.  I really love how they turned out; so did the attendees!  It was awesome seeing the ladies use their cups all day. =)

Scrapbooking Crop Bingo

I also made up some Bingo cards for those who wanted to give themselves a focus/challenge throughout the day.  It was completely optional, but I think everyone played in some capacity.

Scrapbook Crop Bingo Containers

And to help everyone out, I gave each attendee a little container full of most of the items that they needed for their Bingo card.  All they needed to do was figure out how they could use the items on their projects to mark off that square!

If you missed joining us this past weekend, never fear, another Crop will be coming your way in November!

And if you can’t wait for a fun event, join us for our Paper Party next month–Saturday, June 10th!   We’ll be creating cards, boxes and gift card holders all with the *NEW* CTMH Papers from the recently released Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog.

For more information about our Paper Party, see my list of CTMH Events.

Live Beautifully Smile Card

Live Beautifully Smile Card

Just because Close To My Heart is offering gorgeous exclusive papers in honor of National Scrapbooking Month doesn’t mean you can’t use these papers to create cards instead of  scrapbook layouts!

Live Beautifully Paper Pack

I created this “smile” card using 2 of the 14 patterned papers contained in the Live Beautifully Paper Collection.  Each one of the designs in this paper pack are so beautiful.  Plus, as usual with CTMH paper packs, they all coordinate so beautifully together.

Live Beautifully Stamp Set

I also used the “smile” sentiment contained in the coordinating Live Beautifully Stamp Set.  Since I was using the Gold Foil Polka Dot paper, I decided to emboss the sentiment in gold.  I love the font and the sentiments contained in this set!

Gold Foil Tape

The final touch–to tie it all together–was to add our Gold Foil Tape.  This stuff is amazingly easy to use and so inexpensive for the amount of it you receive.  Plus, it not only comes in gold, but silver and rose gold, too!

To purchase these or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

National Scrapbooking Month-Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.