Take a Look at My Seasonal Favorites

Summertime has begun, my garden is growing, and I have some new favorites on my crafting desk. When I first saw the new catalog back in June, I immediately called my son and said, “Everything in here matches the items in your craft store!” I just love how Close to My Heart is always on-trend.

From outdoor sunsets, terracotta, and denim to old-world tile and magnolia flowers: the July August catalog is full of so many things to love. Today, I am sharing a few of my favorites with you, and a catalog walk-through video with an up-close look at our summer papers and stamp sets.

Let’s first take a look at the paper packs. You all know that Mix-Ins are my favorite, but I am quickly falling for the Wander collection. Those outdoor icons and deep tones are perfect for some of my boys’ pages and a few masculine cards. I can’t wait to start cutting into these patterns.


Accompanying each paper collection is a set of embellishments, coordinating cardstock, pocket cards, and a Cricut collection. Being able to make matching icons, titles, and pages in Design Space is a definite plus.

These Cricut collections are not available in Access or on the Cricut website. They can only be purchased using my affiliate link. Make sure to check out a few of the other collections available while you are there.


Each collection also has a set of coordinating scrapbooking kits and cardmaking kits. Each scrapbooking kit contains everything you need to create six full-size scrapbook pages and teaches you a new technique that you can use on your future projects.

I love that these two kits are going to teach me how to create sponged backgrounds. I can’t wait to try it.

If you are a cardmaker, then you are going to enjoy our new card kits. Each kit creates four of each card design and teaches you a new papercraft technique.

The cardmaking kits are amazing! I purchased the Wander kit just for those background dies.

Aren’t they awesome? I have a scrapbook page planned for those. If you love those landscape dies as much as I do, you will need to purchase the cardmaking kit. You cannot purchase them separately.


Along with paper, embellishments, kits, and Cricut collections, we have also added some new stamps and thin cut dies. Before I show you a few of my favorites, take a look at everything this catalog has to offer.


There are SO MANY stamps I fell in love with this season, so I am just going to share two of my personal favorites – At the Lake and I Woof You.

How cute are these! Can you picture my next project?? I love that they have matching thin cut dies to cut out all the images. This saves me so much time.

There is just so much to enjoy this season and VIPs get 15% back when they shop. BONUS!!

I can’t wait to start sharing more projects with you using all these remarkable new papercrafting products. Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter, my blog, or my YoutUtbe channel so that you can learn a few new ways to create this summer.

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It’s Christmas in July with a White Pines Special

My daughter believes that anytime is a great time to celebrate all things Christmas. If you love Christmas as much as she does, then you are going to enjoy our Christmas in July special. We are bringing back our beautifully Christmas themed collection from the past, White Pines.

The White Pines collection features all the things you loved during its original release. With a re-vamped color scheme, exclusive stamp sets, and three discounted bundles, the refreshed White Pines special is bound to spark your creativity. Along with the festive pattern papers available in the White Pines collection, the suite includes a selection of adorable stickers, a coordinating cardstock pack, and four of your favorite stamp sets.

We also have a Pines Product Bundle which you can purchase at a 20% discount! This merry bundle includes all the White Pines crafting essentials for unbounded creativity and holiday crafting potential.

Here is What Comes in Your Bundle

  • White Pines Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
  • White Pines Coordinating Cardstock
  • White Pines Scrapbooking Stamp Set
  • White Pines Cardmaking Stamp Set
  • Miracle of Christmas Stamp Set
  • Merry, Merry Stamp Set

All of the products in the bundle are available individually or in one of the featured workshop kits. This White Pines special also features a Scrapbooking Kit and a Cardmaking Kit. Both workshops have a free downloadable guide and provide a great starting point for Christmas-themed creativity.

For an even sweeter deal, both kits are available at a 20% discount!

Scrapbooking Workshop

Cardmaking Workshop

It doesn’t have to be December to embrace a little Christmas spirit. The return of White Pines is a perfect way to keep those festive celebrations going all year long!

This popular Christmas-themed paper collection is back for a limited time, and you won’t want to miss it this time around. I will be posting projects that you can create throughout the month using this collection. Make sure that you grab yourself a few supplies so that you can join me in the Christmas creating.

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Return to Happiest Place & Get the Free Guides

Celebrate your happy place and wonderful memories with the Return to the Happiest Place special! This whimsical collection features foil-accented papers and stickers, acrylic accessories, the layout kit, exclusive stamps, thin cuts, and digital SVG shapes. You also have the opportunity to purchase multiple kits to create scrapbook pages and cards using these whimsically designed papers and cardstock. There are so many playful products to choose from making it easy to create the perfect backdrop for your favorite memories.

This special includes all the products you loved from the Happiest Place special at a 20% discount. Featuring an extra-large paper packet with 12 patterned paper sheets and tons of coordinating items. You also have access to two brand new workshop projects and printable guides, making it easy for you to create beautiful artwork.

Here Are Just a Few Products in this Collection


Everyone has their own “happy place”, but for many of us, happy places are often connected with treasured memories of family and friends and not always a physical location. These two projects are designed for you to create and share those memories.

We’ve put together a new 12″ x 12″ scrapbooking workshop kit and a new slimline cardmaking workshop. These three beautiful crafting options provide a great jumping-off point to kick-start creativity. The guides for these projects will not be included in the workshop kits but are available as a download below.

VIPs will have access to these guides all year long on my VIP website.


For those who prefer to cut out their images with a Cricut or Silhouette, you will enjoy these two digital bundles. After you purchase these SVG designs, they will be available to you on your account page.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how to locate them and upload them into Design Space.


The Return to the Happiest Place special runs through July 31 so make sure you snag a few of these discounted bundles before they are gone and record a few happy memories of your own.

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