Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New Products for the New Year!

To start things off in true Close To My Heart style, we’re ringing in 2019 with some flare of our own—a new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog, filled with exceptional products, contemporary designs, and innovative ideas for all of your scrapbooking and cardmaking creative needs! I've rounded up a few of my favorite products below to give you a small sampling of the excitement we’ve got in store for the upcoming year as we celebrate 35 years of creativity in the papercrafting business.

WANT YOUR OWN COPY? To get a hard copy, all you have to do is place an order of any size on my website; that's it! It will ship with your products! In the meantime, consider perusing the digital version of our newest idea book. You won't be sorry!

If you like what you see here, let me know or come to a workshop so you can get your own copy of this catalog... and drool over the artwork and ideas (bib not included). I promise you will not be disappointed! 😉



Included in every one of our new suite paper packets will be two cut-apart sheets. One side will have a customary 12″x 12″ design while the other side will feature a variety of shapes and sentiments that coordinate with the specific paper collection it belongs to. As the name implies, you cut these shapes and sentiments apart with scissors and use them as titles and accent pieces for your pages and cards.


Also new to each paper collection is a coordinating set of Picture My Life™ cards. In the past, a new catalog came with two sets of Picture My Life™ cards whose color schemes would match two of the catalog’s paper suites. This time around, we are doing things a little bit differently. Instead of offering two sets of pocket cards in our new catalog, there are FOUR sets of Picture My Life™ cards. Each set corresponding to one of the paper collections not just in color but in theme as well. Including additional photos to your layouts and albums with our pocket Memory Protectors™ just got easier!


They’re baaack! We just can’t help playing with paper, and what a fun and easy way to do so with an embossing folder! Embossing folders make adding depth and texture to any of our papers a cinch! For your crafting arsenal, we have two new embossing folders, the Playful Scallops and Swiss Dot. Create some lasting impressions, as you get crafty with these new patterns!


The Stitched Square Frames and Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts are an easy way to mat photos, journaling, and anything else you want to highlight in your art. Each of the dies included in the sets cuts two shapes: one stitched frame piece and a ½” smaller inside shape with stitching around its border. The Stitched Quilt Shapes Thin Cuts were designed to add stitched patterns and cut solid shapes that nestle perfectly inside the frames for effortless paper quilting!


The Feels Like Home watercolor die-cuts are floral designs that come printed on two 6″ x 6″ watercolor papers. Add color using your favorite watercolor paints or pencils and then punch them out to embellish your artwork. These die-cuts coordinate with the Feels Like Home collection but, as you can see, they are customizable to other color schemes and your liking!


The Stories I Love workshop kit provides a place to gather the photos that mean the most to you and document the stories that go along with them! The included instructional workbook explains how to explore the memories behind the photos you treasure and then write a detailed story to capture all of the elements of that moment!


Another stamp set that is sure to catch your eye is the My Acrylix® Love in Bloom stamp set. The six stamps in the set are designed to layer on top of each other and form a single, beautiful image. Awesome image, no masking!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Celebrate 35 Years!

It's been 35 years since Close To My Heart Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton began selling stamps; and we're kicking off a whole year of celebrations by offering a 35% discount on all My Acrylix Alphabet stamp sets!

Alpha stamp sets are perfect for cards, titles, tags... you name it. They reign supreme over stickers because you can't run out of a letter!  Ever!

You can view the details of the sale by clicking on this link. (This link shows the retail and sale price items for the stamp sets.)

Offer available through January 31, 2019. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value of all items.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Craft With Heart Subscription Special

We have a new special running January 15–31 that you don't wanna miss!  Anyone who signs up for a 12-month Craft with Heart subscription will receive an additional FREE Cut Above® Layout Kit in their first shipment while supplies last!

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This is just one more great perk to signing up for the 12-month subscription, which already offers the best value because... auto-shipped HAPPY MAIL y'all!

Each kit comes ready to assemble with pre-cut paper pieces, die cuts, stickers, Memory Protectors and instructions.  The only other supplies you need are adhesive (they do sometimes recommend 3-D foam tape), a journaling pen and a paper trimmer to trim your photos.  Awesome right? 

Grab your flyer by clicking the image below.

Craft With Heart Subscription Flyer

The layouts you'll receive in your first shipment are:

January Layouts

February Layouts

March Layouts

April Layouts 

There are three subscription options which are outlined on page 11 of the newest catalog or on the Subscription page of my website.  Questions?  Hit me up!  I'm happy to help answer them!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Make Your Heart Happy!

This precious, fun, colorful collection is perfect for Valentine's Day or just to showcase whatever makes your Heart Happy!  Check out the full promotion HERE.

The workshop kit includes an exclusive paper packet, stamp set, and sticker sheet that you can use to show your love in all kinds of crafts!  Save 25% when you purchase the workshop kit that includes the My Acrylix® A Piece of My Heart stamp set shown below.

The full workshop bundle contents are pictured below

Is this not just the perfect fun color combo to showcase something special?  It definitely makes my heart happy!

The Heart Happy collection also has the option to purchase a bundle to create a 6" x 8" mini-album. I LOVE mini albums! This album bundle is also available for a 25% discount when purchased with the kit that includes the Living My Best Life stamp set.

The album bundle (shown below) is just precious!  However, as with all projects, be sure to consider the additional supplies needed if you'd like to create this for yourself.

To see all of the pages, the full kit content listing as well as all of the additional supplies needed, click HERE.

I can't wait to see what you create showcasing what makes your heart happy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Something Fierce

We are kicking off the start of the new catalog and the new year with a super fun colorful collection called Something Fierce.

Something Fierce is more fun than ferocious with a vibrant primary color scheme and adorable dinosaurs! Featured colors are raspberry, ballerina, bluebird, carolina, lemon, willow, mink and pewter.