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Heart Happy Turkish Fold Card

Heart Happy Paper Collection

Have you ordered your Heart Happy Paper yet?  I am in LOVE with all the designs in this paper pack!  It’s actually sad that these papers are only going to be available through February (or while supplies last!)

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Celebrate 35 Years with Close To My Heart

Alphabet Stamp Set Sale

2019 marks the 35th Anniversary since Jeanette Lynton, Close To My Heart’s founder, first started designing and selling stamps.  To kick off the festivities for the year, you can save 35% on all our Alphabet Stamp Sets the whole month of January!

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Heart Happy You & Me Card

Heart Happy You & Me Card

A few weeks ago I shared about our lovely *NEW* Heart Happy Collection.  You can see that post HERE.  Today, I wanted to share a little more about this amazing collection.

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It’s the Final Day!

Candy Cane Alphabet Scrapbook Layout

It’s the last day of December.  And the last day of 2018.  It’s also the last day for many Close To My Heart Specials!  Be sure to grab your favorites before it’s too late…

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Tip: Achieve Double Benefits with Twine

CTMH White & Bronze Twine

Don’t you love it when you get a great deal on something?  Maybe it was something you’ve had your eye on and suddenly it’s on sale!  Or maybe it’s a trick a friend shows you that adds value to something you already own.  Well, that’s what I’m going to share with you today.  A fun and easy trick to get double the benefit out of your twine.

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Happy National Ugly Sweater Day!

Ugly Sweater Card

Close To My Heart has the perfect stamp set to celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day.  It’s called Ugly Sweater.  Not only does it offer the opportunity to customize your own ugly sweater, but it also has fabulous sentiments to go along with it.

CTMH Ugly Sweater Stamp Set

I love all the pieces of this set.  It gives so much flexibility and personality.  Sadly, this particular stamp set will be retiring soon.  You have until December 31st to grab your own Ugly Sweater Stamp Set before it’s gone.  You can find it and all your other favorite Close To My Heart products on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Merry Everything Card

Merry Everything Card

Today’s card is another quick card design with a simple technique to add a special touch to it.  To achieve the Ombre Effect, ink up your stamp image as usual and then stamp it on a piece of scratch paper (this would become Second Generation Stamping if you then stamped the lighter tone on your project.)  Before stamping it on your project, re-ink the bottom portion of your sentiment.  Then stamp it as desired on your project.  Simple, right?

The nice thing about this technique is that you don’t need to limit yourself to one color as I did in this card.  You could use 2 similar shades to get another fun effect.  And with 40 colors offered by Close To My Heart, you’re sure to find the perfect shades for your project.  To see all 40 colors offered, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Last Minute Handmade Christmas Cards

Good Tidings Christmas Card

It’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas and you haven’t started your Christmas cards yet.  Not to fret!  Here’s a super quick and easy card design that will have you ready to mail your cards in no time.

All you need are 4 pieces:

  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″) card base
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ pattered paper
  • 1-1/4″ x 4″ patterned paper (or solid cardstock)
  • 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ White Daisy Cardstock

Stamp and embellish card as desired.  Done!  Need some supplies to get started?  Visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE to find all your favorite crafting supplies.