Creating with New Cricut Collections

Did you know that Close to My Heart has designed Cricut Collections to match our paper packs? I love that they do this because it allows me to create even more projects in Design Space using our amazing papers.

This month, I have been teaching others how to use these collections in my Cricut classes. I created two layouts using images from the Daisy Meadows Collection and Eat, Play, Love collection in conjunction with a few other CTMH Cricut collections.

Many of our Close to My Heart Cricut Collections are exclusive and can only be purchased using my affiliate link. The images are not available in Design space or with Access, so you cannot find them through a search. To own the images, you need to use my link to purchase the digital collection.

Each of these collections is designed to match our paper packs perfectly. Check out the images from Daisy Meadows and Eat, Play, Love. Aren’t they an excellent match for the stickers and papers?

You might be wondering why I mentioned that special affiliate link. Whenever I use one of these exclusive collections on a project I have people commenting and asking why they can’t find the images in Design Space.

Our CTMH Paper Match Collections are much like specialty licensed images. They are not free through Access and they cannot be located through a search for purchase.

The only way you can get ahold of the Paper Match Collections is by purchasing the Digital Image Set through a Maker’s link. You can find this link at the bottom of my shopping website and under “Cricut Collections” in the “SHOP” drop-down menu above.

Once you have purchased the collection, you will see the images in your image library. If you don’t know how to find those images, here is a little tutorial for you to show you how to locate your Image Sets in Design Space. Go to 00:09:37 Searching for Image Sets (Cartridges) to learn how to find your collections.


I have truly enjoyed creating with the Daisy Meadows and Eat, Play, Love collections and I am looking forward to the new collections arriving in May. I have already seen the animals, flowers, and fireworks and I can’t wait to share them with you.

If you would like to learn more about Cricut Design Space and join my weekly classes, you can check out my Cricut Classroom membership. I teach a variety of techniques LIVE each week AND share video links and printable notes on the classroom website. We would love for you to join us!

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Create A Pocket Fold Card in Design Space

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted a public Cricut tutorial. Most of my time has been spent teaching in my Cricut classroom, but, this week, I decided to treat you to a fun little pocket card creation you can make in Design Space. 

This card was created for the Craft Roulette challenge. Each week, on the live show, you have the opportunity to watch two talented crafters create something new using four parameters spun by the roulette wheel.

After the show, you have an opportunity to participate by submitting your creation. Here were the parameters for last week’s episode.

Not only did I create a card for the contributor showcase, but I also created a video tutorial showing you how to can make one of these Floral Pocket cards in Cricut Design Space. Before I share my video, let me tell you a little bit more about the card.


The pocket for this card was created using a hexagon shape and a scoring tool. If you don’t own a Cricut, you could easily recreate it using a hexagon die. 

I cut the base from cardstock then layered some beautiful fern Mix-in Papers on the inside and out. In the video, I show you how to create and cut the triangles for the flaps in Design Space.  I like to make life easier for you whenever I can. 

The insert was created using Mix-In paper, French Vanilla cardstock, and images from the Mother’s Are the Best stamp set. I used “swinking” to shade the flowers and leaves. 

Swinking involves swiping your ink pad across the paper to create a background. You can use swinking behind sentiments, to create backgrounds or shade images. You can see some amazing swinking inspiration on the contributor showcase video

The sentiment was heat embossed on Espresso cardstock and framed by some stamped leaf images. I love how classic those leaves look with their espresso lines. I adhered the sentiment flat inside the card so that it would not prevent the flaps from closing.

The card was all closed up with ribbon and an adorable wood button. The recipient can easily untie the ribbon to open it or leave it closed and slide the insert out to read it.

This card was simple to make and easy to create in Cricut Design Space. If you would like to recreate one for Mother’s Day, you can watch the entire process from start to finish in my video tutorial.

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I hope that this Design Space card project inspired you to dust off your Cricut machine and create something new. This card was simple to create and fun to make for the Craft Roulette challenge.

The Mix-In paper and Mother’s Are the Best stamp sets are only available for a limited time. If you would like to recreate this card, make sure to snag these two items from my website before they are gone.

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

Don’t Miss Out on Savings & Earnings

April is chock full of savings and specials, but like all good things, they must come to an end. If you are like me, you often forget about all the specials until is it too late, so I am posting a quick reminder to let you know how you can get $10 in product credits, save 50% on stamps, and get some awesome discounts on kits, cardstock, and dies.


Get $10 in Product Credits

If you are a VIP, you received a Referral Code to share with your friends. When your friends sign up using your referral code, you receive $10, and your friend does too! Your friend’s bonus is in addition to their normal $15 sign-up credit. Your credit will be available to you at checkout the next time you shop for Close To My Heart products.

There is no limit to the amount of bonus VIP Credit that you can earn using your referral code, but keep in mind that this offer is only available during April 2021. If you have lost the email with your referral code, you can locate it by logging in to the Close To My Heart website, clicking Account, and then the VIP Membership link.


Save up to 50% on Stamps

Stamping is a huge part of who we are here at Close To My Heart, and we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to share our wondrous selection of stamp sets a little more love. During the month of April, you can enjoy incredible deals on stamp and thin cuts bundles during the Stamptacular sale. Many of our stamps include a set of matching dies. These are my favorite types of stamp sets! There is no need to fussy cut out the image – you just have to use the matching metal die with a die cutting machine to create the perfect die-cut.

All Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles are only available while supplies last and may run out before the Stamptacular special is over. Be sure to order early so that you can be sure to get all the stamps and Thin Cuts you have your eyes on before they disappear for good! Here are just a few of my favorites that are in the sale.

You can view all the Thin Cuts collections on my website OR download a flier HERE to view all the collections that we have available.


Save On Clearance Items

Occasionally, we get a bonus surprise on the Clearance page of my website, and this week, I was shopping the mega sales. Dies, paper, cardstock, embellishments, inks, and more!! Here are just a few of the items I discovered today.

Those Block Alphabet Thin Cut Dies have been on my wishlist for a while so you can only imagine my excitement when I saw that sale price! I also discovered some ink pads, metal clips, thread and twine, and so much more today.

All of the items in the Clearance section are available while supplies last and VIPs each 15% in rewards on their purchases (added bonus!!)


Last Chance to Shop the Catalog!

As April comes to an end, not only are the sales and specials closing but the March/April catalog will also be retiring. If you have not had a chance to grab the items on your wishlist, make sure you do sooner than later.

The closer we get to the end of April, the more you will see sold out. I would hate for you to miss out on getting some of those goodies you have been waiting for.


WOW! That was a large reminder list, but I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss out on anything. I need little reminders. Often items sit in my cart, and then they are gone because I completely forgot to purchase them before the sale ended.

If you are like me, then hopefully this little end-of-the-month reminder helped you to remember to check your cart and save on a few of the wonderful items available at a discount in April.

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