Registration is Open for the Fall Edition of Crazy for Cards

{Fall Edition} Crazy for Cards

It’s time to get excited because registration is open for the Fall Edition of Crazy for Cards! We had such a fun time this past Saturday during our Spring Edition. We created 8 handmade cards full of fun folds, techniques and tips. And for those who joined us for the Crop portion, we created a … Read more Registration is Open for the Fall Edition of Crazy for Cards

Techniques Using Oxide Inks

Projects Created with Oxide Ink Techniques

Today I wanted to share some fun techniques using oxide inks with you. You’ll not only learn some great techniques to try but you’ll see some stunning artwork using these techniques, too. I especially love the trick about using our Shimmer Brushes with the Oxide inks. Such a pretty (and easy!) effect. You’ll have to … Read more Techniques Using Oxide Inks

How To Mail a Handmade Pinwheel Card

CTMH Handmade Pinwheel Card

Everyone is in love with our *NEW* Pinwheel Thin Cuts die but the question still remains: how do I mail a handmade pinwheel card? Initially, I thought these pinwheel cards would require hand-delivering. Something that isn’t super easy right now with social-distancing, right? But then I received this one in the mail yesterday from Linda … Read more How To Mail a Handmade Pinwheel Card

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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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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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

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 … Read more 2020 Virtual Spring Fling!

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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Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat!

CTMH Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat

CTMH Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat

Okay, exciting news for you today.  If the news of Close To My Heart hosting an all-day event for National Scrapbooking Day was exciting for you, you’re going to be ecstatic for this next piece of news.  CTMH is going to host a 2-day (yep, 2 days!) virtual scrapbooking retreat where you’ll complete an entire album on May 15 & 16 all as part of their celebration of National Scrapbooking Month!

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Just Keep Swimming Card

Close-up CTMH O-fish-ally Awesome Polaroid Card

CTMMH O-fish-ally Awesome April Stamp of the Month

As soon as I saw the April Stamp of the Month, O-fish-ally Awesome, when the Close To My Heart March-April Catalog was released, I was super excited for it!  And now it’s April–time to use this amazing stamp set.  So many wonderful possibilities with it!

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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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You’re So Lovely Card

CTMH Love Your Story Card

CTMH Love Your Story Card

Today I wanted to share a gorgeous card that I received from DeAnn Buser.  There are many beautiful elements to this card!  First, let’s start with the delightful stamp set called Love Your Story.

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Fun Techniques with Stamptacular Sale

CTMH You Make Me Smile Card

It’s the final week of the Close To My Heart Stamptacular Sale.  This video shows you a few quick and easy techniques that will give you stunning results with your projects. Stamptacular artwork & techniques!✨ Posted by Close To My Heart on Friday, February 21, 2020   Be sure to grab your favorite Close To … Read more Fun Techniques with Stamptacular Sale