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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An Easy Seasonal Frame with Free Classes

Every few months the décor in my home changes to match the season, which is why this Home Sweet Home Frame is one of the first projects on my list in the new year.  We are starting the year off celebrating Papercrafting Month with a brand-new home décor special for all you DIYers!  This easy-to- assemble kit allows you to create an elegant wooden frame with some fanciful, interchangeable elements to help it fit in with your décor throughout the entire year. 

Save 20% on the Home Sweet Home Bundle


Each kit includes a 14″ wooden frame designed to fit a large wooden piece that spells out “HOME” and comes with materials to create a wide variety of accent pieces that fit over the “O” in this “HOME” wood piece. These accents are created using round wooden circles and specialized punch-out die-cuts which are interchangeable attaching to the frame with magnets, making it easy to switch out these accents throughout the year.

The Home Sweet Home Kit is so easy to assemble and simple to update. Take a look at just a few of the options you have for the this frame and kit.


Now that you have seen how amazing this easy-to-assemble kit is, let’s take a look at what comes in the Home Sweet Home Bundle  and learn how to sign-up for a FREE Class with me when you purchase the kit on my website.

Here is What Comes in Your Kit

Wood Frame Measures 13¾” × 13¾”
Interior dimensions: 11¾” × 11¾”
Kit includes 16 – 10mm magnets

VIPs receive 15% in credit rewards with each order & a Free stamp of the month with a $50 order. Join My Vip Group to start earning rewards.


Buy a Kit ~ Get One Free Class

When you purchase a Home Sweet Home bundle from my website, you qualify for one FREE class showing you some tips, tricks, and techniques for assembling. In the Cricut Companion class, you will learn how to use HTV on your project and how to create additional interchangeable designs in Design Space.

All online classes will take place in a private facebook group. Videos are recorded and posted to a private channel on YoutUbe for those who are not on social media. The video will be available for 45 days for those who can’t attend at the scheduled time and for you to re-watch whenever you need.

In- Person Class (My Home)
February 19th @ 5:30PM(mst)
adhesive, ink, & paint provided


Learn More & Register

Virtual Home Décor Class
February 19th @ 10AM(mst)
videos available for 45 days


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Cricut Companion Class
February 26th @ 4:00PM(mst)
videos available for 45 days


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All items can be purchased separately to create your own unique home décor piece.

Take a look at a few additional projects you can create with these elements
shown on the CTMH Blog

Whether you plan to purchase the Home Sweet Home bundle at the 20% discount or just grab a few of the home décor items to create your own special projects, make sure you take advantage of the discount and my FREE classes before January 31st.

Happy National Papercrafting Month, my friends! Let’s start this new year with a bang and start creating a few fun projects for our homes.

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Thank You to All My Cardmaking Friends

When I logged on today, I realized that it has been over two and a half months since I have posted anything here.  Many of you know why, but, for those who don’t, I wanted to post a quick update and send a huge thank you to my cardmaking friends.  In early November, I become very sick and spent six weeks in isolation.  I am still battling a few aftereffects, but I want you to know that this post is not going to be about that adventure, but about the wonderful friends who kept my spirits up during that time. 

As a cardmaker with a perfectionist spirit, there have been so many times that I have started a card or created a card and tossed it right into the trash. (gasp) I also have quite a collection of cards that are sitting in my craft space collecting dust (you, too, huh?)  It wasn’t until recently, while I was ill, that I realized how important sending a card can be. 

Do you see all those cards?? Those amazing messages were sent to me during the two months I was ill.  During my time in isolation, my heart and mind were full of worry, sadness, and loneliness – but it was these cards that poured in each day that kept my spirts up. 

Inside each one was a message of hope and encouragement.  You can’t imagine the joy this brought to my soul.  In my little room, on my comfy purple chair, I spent each day reading through your cards and feeling blessed by those who took a few minutes out of their day to send me a message of hope.  I wish I could thank each one of you personally, but since I can’t, I created a short little video full of inspiration for all of my cardmaking friends. 


As I said in my video, I hope that you understand how important cards can be. It doesn’t have to be perfect or handmade or full of embellishments or filled with inspiring words of wisdom –  cards are a gift to those who receive them.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who sent me well wishes these past few months. God has sent each one of you into my life for a reason and I am forever blessed because of each of you.  

I still have some healing to do and it will be a few months before I am 100%, but I know that this could have been so much worse and I am grateful it wasn’t.  

I encourage you to set aside a few minutes this week to write a little note of encouragement to someone and send it off in the mail. You never know how much impact a little card can have.  

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.