Welcome to the NSD Celebration Blog Hop

In May, we will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day with a two-day event, so our blog hop team decided that we would showcase a few of the kits this week, and show you new ways to use the items you purchased in these bundles.

Our monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. Feel free to Pin these projects directly from our blogs and save them for later.  You may be just starting here or you may have come from Becca Whitham’s blog – either way, you are in the right place. When you are finished viewing my Snarky Humor cards, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


Sarcasm and snarky humor are a part of my personality so when I first saw the Cheerful Humor card kit, I knew that I had to have it. Instead of using the kit right away, I chose to save it for the National Scrapbooking Day celebration and use a few other papers in my stash instead to create some cards for my friends.

I love this mix of Lagoon, Lemonade, and Candy Apple red! They just make these cards so happy and cheerful. At first glance, you see a simple classy card ….. and then you read the sentiment and start to giggle.

The papers on these cards come from two of our collections – Eat Play Love and Sweet Safari. The mix of polka dots and plaid is a classic combination that will make anyone smile. If you are making a stack of cards to send to your friends, you might want to grab yourself a package of the bulk papers.

To give these cards a timeless feel, I added lagoon and black. These colors all play so well together and make those snarky sentiments stand out.

On one of the cards, I chose to use a floral piece of the Eat Play Love pattern. Using this floral gives your cards a completely different look and feel. With these papers and the stamp set, there are so many possibilities.

When you purchase the Cheerful Humor bundle, you get this amazing E-Size stamp set with all these funny sentiments and sayings. I can’t wait to use a few of the others on my cards.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the Cheerful Humor Kit, here is what the bundle looks like. It includes the papers, cardstock, card bases, envelopes, embellishments, the Cheerful Humor stamp set, AND a downloadable cutting guide to make all these cards.


I hope that this project showed you a few new ways to use the Cheerful Humor cardmaking bundle and inspired you to create a few snarky humor cards for your friends. Now head on over to Kim Loewen’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

Remember, these bundles are available while supplies last. Make sure you grab a few and join me for the National Scrapbook Day Celebration online April 30th & May 1st. I can’t wait to see you there!

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A Look at My New Favorites | An Unboxing Video

As a Maker, I have access to all the new goodies one month ahead of time, but my recent absence prevented me from being able to order in December.  The first thing I did when I got back, was order a few new goodies from the January/February catalog. I didn’t order much, but I was able to grab a few items I just couldn’t go without and I am going to share those here with you. 


Now that you have viewed the full catalog, let’s take a closer look at a few of the new product up-close. This season you are going to enjoy some new stamp sets, whimsical paper collections, and a few new items to help you with your slimline infatuation. 

Let’s start out with the paper collections. As always, we have two new pattern sets, a mix-in, and a few holiday/seasonal collections for you. 

This season you are going to enjoy creating with all of these new patterns. Our Happiness Lives Here collection has a vintage vibe with muted tones and fabric textures, while on the opposite side of the spectrum, we have the playful jungle themed Sweet Safari. Both of these can be pulled all together using our Mix-Ins which are designed as simple patterns that play well with just about any paper collection. 

Each paper collections has coordinating stamp sets, scrapbook kits, cardmaking kits and Cricut collections. In my catalog walk through video, I show you all the components that come with each of our scrapbook kits. These kits are so simple to put together and they create some beautiful pages to showcase your photos and memories.  


If you are looking for a few new acrylix stamps and thin cut dies to add your collection, you need go no further.  I am going to share with you the ones that shouted “pick me” the minute I opened the catalog. 

I am sure you can guess which stamp set was jumping up and down first. Of course! It was the Whole Latte Love stamp & thin cuts because I just had to have another coffee themed stamp.  After adding that one to my cart, I spied the Heart Full of Love stamps. 

The Heart Full of Love stamp was one that I knew I would use – after all, who doesn’t love a heart shaped shaker card. This set is designed to work with out Heart Shaker Window Thin Cuts and Acetate Windows to help you create a simple shaker to send to a friend who might need a little pick-me-up. 

I also grabbed a few packs of our new Slimline Cards, some adorable Iridescent Flower Confetti, and two new thin cut dies. With Slimline cards being all the rage right now, we have a new die designed to help you create some stunning designs. 

The Diagonal Stripe Slimline die has a wonderful stitching detail around the perimeter creating the perfect design for your slimline card project.  There are also two new Pennant Thin Cut dies that my friend Katy used to create some bookmarks. They are just too cute!


Last, but not least, we have our stamp of the month sets.  People often forget that these stamps are only available during the month they are released – once that month is over, you can’t get them again.

Did you know that you can get a stamp of the month for FREE as a VIP, or, if you are not a VIP, for only $5.00 with a $50 purchase from my website? This is an amazing deal so make sure you snag those stamp sets before the month is over. 

Not only do you get that stamp set free as a VIP, you also earn 15% cash-credit rewards towards future purchases.  If you love Close to My Heart as much as I do, then becoming a VIP is a no-brainer if it means you can get more crafty goodies.

If you REALLY love using Close to My Heart papers & stamps, then you should probably consider joining our team as a Maker. There are so many perks to being a Maker at CTMH!


So many spectacular crafting products in one little catalog!

If you would like to see the new catalog in more detail, you can view it on my website OR get a physical copy in your hand when you place an online order.  If you are one of my VIPs, and you can’t place an order this month, you can contact me and request a copy and I’ll mail one to you. 

I hope that you are doing well, staying healthy, and getting a little crafting time in. I can’t wait to see what you create with all of these new Close to My Heart products. 

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