Monday, October 14, 2019

Great News - Early Release TOMORROW!

We have all been waiting on pins and needles for the launch of our November-December 2019 catalog so we can get started on our holiday crafting projects and I'm happy to announce that instead of waiting until November 1, Close To My Heart will be making these items publicly available beginning October 15!

Our September-October 2019 catalog will remain available through the end of October, and our featured paper calendar will not change, with Hawthorn continuing to be our featured paper through the end of the month. You'll just have even MORE goodies to choose from! 

The September-October 2019 catalog is only available through October 31, or while supplies last so be sure to snag those items on your wish list soon!

Click either catalog image to be taken to the available catalogs on my site.  

Monday, October 7, 2019


Celebrate Halloween in style with exclusive papers and stamps! When it comes to celebrating Halloween, don’t settle for simply spooky when you can make it truly Spooktacular! From now through October 31, you can get the exclusive Spooktacular paper packet and coordinating cardstock, as well as the exclusive Frightful Friends stamp set and its coordinating Thin Cuts!

Images in blue have a coordinating Thin Cut
Best of all, you can save 20% when you purchase a workshop kit that includes the papers, cardstock, stamp set, and Thin Cuts together with additional supplies for creating the simply Spooktacular artwork.

The entire Spooktacular Bundle includes: Spooktacular Workshop Kit with Stamp Set + Thin Cuts Workshop kit includes the My Acrylix Frightful Friends Stamp + Thin Cuts set (CC10191), the Spooktacular Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC10194), 2 sheets Black Cardstock, 2 sheets Lemonade Cardstock, 2 sheets Pebble Cardstock, 5 sheets White Daisy Cardstock, Black & White Dots (Z3314), two 5″ x 7″ Photo Placeholders, one 4″ x 6″ Photo Placeholder, six 3″ x 4″ Photo Placeholders, one 4″ x 4″ Photo Placeholder, seven 3″ x 3″ Photo Placeholders, and four 2″ x 2″ Photo Placeholders.

Available September 9 – October 31 while supplies last. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Stamp of the Month - October

A new month, a new stamp! Introducing Autumn Air -- October's Stamp of the Month.

Build up your inventory of versatile stamp sets by taking advantage of our Stamp of the Month (SOTM) program.

You have 2 ways to purchase this EXCLUSIVE stamp set each month:
  • Purchase the D-size stamp set for the retail price of $18.95, or
  • Purchase $50 in CTMH products and then you are eligible to purchase this stamp set for only $5.00 
This month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set is featured below. I love the cursive letters that are large enough to use with a color blend pattern.  The leaves are versatile and make a great tone-on-tone monochrome background pattern for paper or cards. This will be one of those hang onto sets that you reach for time and again.

PLEASE NOTE: Each month's Stamp of the Month set is exclusive to that month and can only be purchased during that month.  It is not available after or before that actual month.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Holiday Cheer

Dress your Christmas tree and presents to the nines this year with some beautiful, handcrafted ornaments and tags from the Holiday Cheer special!

These gorgeous chipboard gift tags and ornaments are not only a great decoration for your tree and Christmas presents, but a great way to make some holiday memories with your loved ones! The ornament and tag sets each come with the chipboard bases and a White Daisy die-cut sheet to help you create the perfect ornament or gift tag quickly and easily.

To help you maximize your ornament and tag-making fun, we’ve also created coordinating stamp sets that are a perfect fit for the ornament and gift tag sets, and a special Digital Art File for even more customizable options. These digital art files allow you cut your own ornament or tag pieces from papers of your choice. These digital art files are not available for individual sale.

We’re also offering these adorable ornament and gift tag kits at a special 30% discount when you buy them both together! These kits are designed to coordinate with the Thin Cuts—Shaker Window & Confetti set (Z4309). You will need this Thin Cuts set to fully complete these projects.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Workshop Your Way Wednesday - Every Little Thing

Make plans to join me live the first Wednesday of each month for tips, tricks and a special creation featuring our Cardmaking Workshop kits.  I'll be on my Facebook Page so be sure to like me here so you can join in all the fun!

Wednesday, October 2, 8pm (CST) we will be using the Every Little Thing Cardmaking Workshop Kit. I will show you how to create one of each of the designs but your kit will include enough to make 4 each of 4 designs for a total of 16 cards! 

Oh, and these kits now contain and exclusive coordinating Thin cuts!  I was totally excited about that.

Your workshop kit includes:

1 - exclusive stamp and coordinating Thin Cuts
2 - sheets of printed paper
4 - sheets of card stock (1 mint, 1 white daisy, 2 wisteria)
1 - package of Julep glitter gems
16 - card bases and envelopes
Full-color instructions

To create the cards you'll also need Intense Black Ink, Wisteria Ink, Julep Ink, a water brush, adhesive and 3-D foam tape.

We'll be making these:

Obviously, you'll need your favorite cutting machine to utilize the thin cut as well as blocks for the stamps and your favorite paper trimmer.

The kit is a steal at $34.95.  Item G1189

If you buy this bundle by Sunday, October 6 using the Wednesday Workshop Order Link pictured below, you'll automatically get a .pdf e-mailed to you which includes a bonus project to complete with your new stamp and Thin Cuts as well as additional ways to style your cards along with suggestions on how to step them up a notch with some additional products.