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Perfectly Centered & Aligned Scrapbook Titles

How to stamp perfectly centered and aligned titles + a bonus ombr√® technique! ūüćĎ#ctmh #stamping #ombre #papercraft #scrapbooking #closetomyheart

Posted by Close To My Heart on Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Today I’m sharing this fabulous 5-minute video showing you how easy it can be to center and align your scrapbook titles.¬† I¬† love how it shows the benefits of our VersaMat (from using it as a ruler/grid to utilizing it’s spongy back side for stamping.)

CTMH VersaMat

If you’d like to purchase any of the items showcased in this video, here are direct links to each product.




Friends Double Flap Card

Friends Double Flap Card

Today’s card is a fun one. It has a double flap to it–giving the recipient a little surprise when they first open it.

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I Can’t BELIEVE This Product Is Retiring!

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog

It’s one week until until the *NEW* Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog debuts!¬† ¬†This sadly means that several items contained in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog will be retiring.¬† One shocker for me is that the Bashful Shimmer Brush is now going to retire.¬† Initially it was set to continue through the next catalog, but CTMH just announced that they will be retiring it as of April 30th.¬† I can’t believe it!

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Get Organized with Workspace Wonder

CTMH Workspace Wonder

Getting organized in a manner that works for you has never been easier with Close To My Heart’s customizable organization pieces.¬† You can arrange and stack the pieces in a variety of combinations to fit your space and your needs.

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Close To My Heart Shimmer Brushes

Bashful Shimmer Brush Gold Shimmer Brush Clear Shimmer Brush

One of the most popular items we sell at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo that I wrote about yesterday is the Shimmer Brush that Close To My Heart offers.¬† It comes in 3 colors: Clear, Gold and our color of the year–Bashful.¬† They are all amazing, beautiful and a great buy!

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CTMH Thin Cuts Dies Without Stamping

Hearts Thin Cuts Dies

I have fallen in love with all of CTMH’s *NEW* Thin Cuts Dies. ¬†Initially, CTMH only offered Thin Cuts that coordinated with stamps (which is awesome, of course!) but now they also have a wonderful variety of Thin Cuts Dies that are meant to stand alone. ¬†Check out this short video to learn more.

And then if you’d like to check out the Thin Cuts Dies options offered by CTMH, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Pocket Function

Artfully Sent Pocket Thank You Card

Today’s Tool Time is about the Pocket Function on CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge. ¬†While these versatile cards are designed for quick pocket-style scrapbooking, they are absolutely perfect for crafting quick cards like I made here.

Inside Artfully Sent Pocket Thank You Card

And don’t forget you can utilize those cut out pieces to tie it all together, as I’ve done with this card!

So take a couple minutes and watch this short video to see the possibilities with this function on the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. ¬†You won’t regret it!

Tool Time: CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Sleeve Function

Cricut Artfully Sent Collection


Today’s Tool Time will focus on the Sleeve Function of CTMH’s Cricut Artfully Sent Collection.¬† This function holds dozens of options that will lend beautiful depth and complexity to your cards in a matter of seconds. ¬†It’s all about layering! ¬†Watch this short video and learn about the two styles of cards you can create using this function. ¬†You’re sure to be inspired!