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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sweet Little Things Cards


Our January stamp of the month, Sweet Little Things, is so stinkin' adorable! In fact, these precious critters seem to shine the most with a clean and simple background, like the one to the far right! (Which also features a sentiment from our Operation Smile stamp set shown on the back of our catalog.)

This little mouse is so precious! I wanted to give him a little dimension so I stamped the image directly on the base, then again on scrap paper and cut out only the mouse without the tail, flower, or whiskers (those show through on the back) and added some thin 3-D foam tape and layered him right on top of the base image!

Although these are cards, these images and sentiments would work beautifully on layouts too!
I'd love to see what you come up with!

Remember, VIP's can get this stamp set for FREE this month only! Find out how here:

You can order the stamp of the month here:

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January Kit of the Month - Sending Hugs Card Kit

Virtual Workshop - 
Saturday 1/22 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

I have a simple, but fun project to start off the New Year! It is a set of 12 cards featuring a new thin cut - Sending Hugs.

The inspiration for this project was a card from our Craft With Heart subscription card program. I loved the simple background featuring the front and lighter back side of cardstock that had random tone on tone background stamping. Instead of the JOY sentiment, I added the sending hugs thin cut sentiment with a wooden heart sponged with Scarlet ink. I simply had to make more!

In order to keep this kit affordable and easy for VIP's to order, I'm using a 12 pack of custom cardstock, which will allow me to make 6 with a white stitched rectangle thin cut and black mat and 6 with a black stitched rectangle thin cut and white mat. I also chose to use the black and white acrylic hearts which are thinner than the wooden hearts and more conducive to mailing. These cards are a perfect all occasion card - they can be a get well, or sympathy, thinking of you, or just because. Any excuse to send someone a hug!

I created one card with tone on tone stamping using the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns (D2051), but found that I preferred embossing with the Cascading Dot Embossing Folder (Z3695). I even used the embossing folder on the envelope flaps - I love adding a hint of "happy" to the envelope! You can choose whether you want to stamp, emboss, ink distress, or do nothing at all to your papers! You will find each variation has its own appeal. Mix and match! You may also want to mix and match how you place the colored triangles.

While this project is very simple, and the instructions will make it easy to complete on your own, if you purchase the products or kit from me, I will add you to a private FB group where I will be posting cutting videos and hosting a live assembly in a virtual workshop! You can join live or watch the replay. I will be sharing tips and tricks about my favorite adhesives and uses for each, easy cutting and precision placement. I hope you can join me!

If you are one of my VIP's, be sure to check the VIP Group for more information - you may be able to join this workshop for FREE!

VIP Kit Supply List
*Custom12 - custom pack of cardstock (2 white, 2 black, 2 Scarlet, 2 Sundance, 2 Avocado, 2 Glacier)
*X254 - White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes
*Z6013 - White Acrylic Hearts
*Z6014 - Black Acrylic Hearts
*Z3314 - Black and White Dots
*Z4332 - Sending Hugs Thin Cut

Other tools/supplies:
Z1783 - SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
Z3441 - Tombow Dual-Tip Multi-bond Glue Pen
Z1151/Z2060 - 3-D Foam Tape (reg or thin)
Z2089 - Micro Glue Dots
Z1512 - Quickie Glue Pen
Z5006 - Tweezers
Z1279 - Versa Mat
Z4260 - Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts (optional)
Z3563 - Stickles Diamond (optional)
Z3695 - Cascading Dots Embossing Folder (optional)
D2051 - Perfectly Imperfect Patterns stamp set (optional)
Inks: Sundance, Scarlet, Avocado, Glacier (optional)

Pre-Cut Kit Option
If you are not one of my VIPs, (you should be! Ask me how!), you can order a pre-cut kit - $45 plus shipping. Kit includes:
*Pre-cut cardstock, plus left over pieces to make more
*12 Cards/Envelopes
*1 Sending Hugs Thin Cut
*1 package White Acrylic Hearts
*1 package Black Acrylic Hearts
*1 package Black & White Dots

Use this link to order a pre-cut kit using PayPal:

Sunday, January 2, 2022

True Story - National Papercrafting Month Special!

I am so excited about our National Papercrafting Month Special!

True Story - Papercrafting meets memory keeping in this incredibly interactive mini-ablum project!

Perfect for National Papercrafting Month, the True Story album kit includes pre-printed base pages, die-cuts, stickers, acrylic shapes, Flip Flaps™ and Memory Protectors™, for creating a delightful mini album with surprises on every page! This album has room for an amazing number of photos and stories thanks to the innovative Flip Flaps, making this album a keepsake you will love paging through time and time again!
This kit is available in two discounted bundle options—one with just the album kit, and one that also includes a Black 6" × 8" Everyday Life™ Album for holding your completed pages! This project is incredibly easy to create on your own.

But it's more fun to create with a group! Join me for a virtual workshop, where I can share plenty of tips and tricks as we assemble this project together. There will also be some prizes included just for fun! Be sure to order your kit this month so you will have it in time for our workshop on Saturday, February 12th. Once you order your kit from me I can add you to a private facebook group for the workshop! Why not invite a friend, neighbor, mom, aunt, sister to join you!

See the kit options and order your kit from the link below.

Get a sneak peek at the project in the video below!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Pajama Party Crop!

Are you looking for a laid back, chill kind of day? One that is all about comfy, cozy, creative time? Join me on Saturday, 1/29 from 10am to 9pm for an all day Pajama Party Crop at my house!

Crop Fee is $20 and includes lunch and dinner, use of my stamps, inks, tools - plus a little gift from me. YOU bring your favorite snacks to share!

Bring your own projects that you want to finish or need help with. OR let me know if you needs something to work on. I have several pre-cut kits ready to make and a whole store of items to shop from!

Space is VERY limited in order to provide proper social distancing so RSVP right away! Hope to see you soon - in your PJs and bunny slippers!

January Stamp of the Month!

Our January Stamp of the Month, Sweet Little Things, is so adorable - I just can't stop smiling when I see it! I can't wait to create with this set.

It's only available this month. You can get it at full price for $18.95, or with a $50 order you can get it for only $5! AND if you are a VIP, you can get it for FREE!

HELLO 2022!

We have an amazing sign up special this month! Join for $20 and instantly receive $22 in CTMH CASH to spend on products of your choice PLUS get an instant 25% off of all purchases! Say WHAT??? YES, you read that right!

The earning potential for Close To My Heart Makers starts at 25% commission on product orders, in addition to our exciting incentive programs, trips, free products, Makers-only events and training, and of course, the incredible crafting community found here at Close To My Heart!
There is NO downside to this opportunity! We are actually GIVING you $ to give it a try and earn that discount for yourself or actual income as a business! You decide!
Or contact me if you have any questions at all! And join us for this month's virtual team meeting!

New Year! New You! HELLO 2022!!!