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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Social Distancing Make It Monday 4th Edition

CTMH All We Need Is Each Other Card

CTMH All We Need Is Each Other Card

This week’s Make It Monday features another FREE card pattern.  This CityScapes Pattern is from our now retired Wishes Card Pattern Book.  This is a great card design with the stacked look to it, but also because you can create 4 cards from just 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock!

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National Scrapbooking Day with Close To My Heart

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

CTMH National Scrapbooking Day Event

Two days ago I shared Close To My Heart’s announcement that they were going to host an all-day FREE Virtual Craft Day to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.  Since 1994, National Scrapbooking Day has always been the first Saturday in May–making it May 2nd this year.  For many, going to a traditional all-day crop or other crafting event is out of the question.  From basic social distancing to Shelter-in-Place Orders this just isn’t possible.

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Social Distancing Make It Monday 3rd Edition

CTMH Everything Whale Be Okay Card

CTMH Everything Whale Be Okay Card

This week’s Make It Monday features another FREE card pattern!  This “Pretty Simple” Pattern is from our now retired Originals Card Program.  It’s a great pattern that, like it’s name says, is pretty simple!  But even though it is simple, it doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up a bit.

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Create Handmade Happiness This Weekend!

CTMH Let's Stay Home Card

CTMH Let's Stay Home Card

This weekend I challenge you to create some handmade happiness!  (I’ve been creating cards using Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Let’s Stay Home Stamp Set.) Then Monday morning mail what you’ve created to those you haven’t been able to see in person due to social distancing.  The joy you feel when you find a handmade card in the mail can’t be beat.  Really.

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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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DIY Easter Projects for You & Your Kids!

Celebrate Easter Basket

Angle View My Peeps Easter Treat Holder

Today’s inspiration is all about preparing for Easter.  This morning my daughter asked me if we would be doing anything for Easter since we didn’t really do much for St. Patrick’s Day.  (I generally try to decorate our home, even if it’s only a tiny amount, as well as to do or make something a little extra special for that particular holiday to make it more memorable.)  Well, with all that is going on around the world with COVID-19, I admit our St. Patrick’s Day didn’t quite live up to past ones.

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Send Happy Mail During Social Distancing

Stack of Happy Mail

Stack of Happy Mail

Last week I shared the idea of getting a jump start on your holiday cards if you like to send out handmade ones.  Well, if it’s a little too early for you to start thinking about that task, why not just send out a bunch of happy mail to all those people you care about but can’t physically see right now because of our new norm of social distancing.  

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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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A Cardmaking Kit To Spread Joy

CTMH Craft with Heart Sunshine Card Closeup

CTMH Craft with Heart Sunshine Card

Today I went back to my past Craft with Heart Cardmaking Subscription Box to make up some quick cards.  I was short on time, but I also didn’t want to lose my momentum of working on completing some of my undone projects (we all have them, right?!)

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St. Patrick’s Day & Social Distancing

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

CTMH Chevron Shamrock Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  For most, this particular holiday won’t seem quite the same this year with the new norm of social distancing.  Parades have been cancelled, bars closed and where I live, you basically have to avoid someone if you see them approaching you on the sidewalk! 

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These Are My People Special

Close To My Heart These Are My People Special

Close To My Heart These Are My People Special

Close To My Heart’s March Special, These Are My People, is the perfect way to document all your special relationships with the people that mean the most to you.   

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