January SOTM Valentine Card

I love Valentine’s Day! Not only is Valentine’s Day one big love-fest with pretty hearts, chocolates, and flowers, BUT… it’s also my birthday! I am always excited to see the new Close To My Heart Valentine’s stamp set that comes out every January, and this year did not disappoint.

The January Stamp of the Month (SOTM) set this year is called Adore You, and features 12 stamps. To see some CTMH corporate artwork with this set, see my post here.

Today, I am featuring the first project that I made with the set, Be mine, Valentine.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I made this card with a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ white card base, and papers from the Sugar Rush Paper Packet. The papers from this packet contain beautiful pinks and reds, but also some very colorful pages featuring sweet treats, such as donuts, sprinkles, and popsicles.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I stamped the heart from the Adore You set onto the pink patterned paper in black ink. The flowers were hand-colored with colored pencils. The “Be Mine” sentiment was stamped in Pomegranate ink.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I attached the heart with foam tape to make it pop off the card, and then added 3 Sugar Rush Dots for some sparkle. This card was simple to put together, so go ahead and make multiple for Valentine’s Day!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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CTMH Black Friday Sale!

CTMH Black Friday Sale!

TODAY ONLY! Save big on CTMH mystery boxes, filled with amazing crafting products! The mystery boxes contain products designed for scrapbooking, cardmaking, or both! These bundles are available for one day only, while supplies last, so choose your bundles and order them today!

Happy Savings!

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CTMH November Promotions

Happy November! Here are the Close To My Heart promotions for this month…

November Constant Campaign: Happy, Happy Christmas

CTMH November Happy Happy Christmas

Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. It all starts with one of our featured album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going!

November Stamp of the Month: New Year’s Cheer

CTMH November SOTM New Year's Cheer

The November CTMH October Stamp of the Month is New Year’s Cheer! You can purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with your qualifying purchase.


And don’t forget about the Holiday Expressions Idea Book! This mini catalog is loaded with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday inspiration.

Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions Idea Book

CTMH Holiday Expressions 2016 Idea Book

Click on the picture above to view the Idea Book, or click here to order a copy for yourself.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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CTMH September Promotions

Happy September! Here are the Close To My Heart promotions for this month…

September Constant Campaign: Create Kindness Card Kit

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

The Create Kindness card kit includes 24 pre-printed card bases with envelopes, 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, all packed snugly in the My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer. You can get this entire kit (including the organizer) for only $46.95! Click here to learn more.

September Stamp of the Month: Blessed Beyond Measure

CTMH September Stamp of the Month

It’s time to begin your Thanksgiving projects with the CTMH September Stamp of the Month: Blessed Beyond Measure! You can purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with your qualifying purchase.


Also new this month is the Holiday Expressions Idea Book! This mini catalog is loaded with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holiday inspiration.

Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions Idea Book

CTMH Holiday Expressions 2016 Idea Book

Click on the picture above to view the Idea Book, or click here to order a copy for yourself.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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CTMH August Promotions

Welcome to August… an exciting time for CTMH, as we release our new Idea Book! The 2016-2017 Idea book is filled with brand new products, as well as some classic favorites.

Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 Idea Book

CTMH 2016-2017 Idea Book

Click on the picture above to view the Idea Book, or click here to order a copy for yourself.

August Constant Campaign: Basically The Best

Close To My Heart Basically the Best Promotion

FREE papers! During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packets feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Find out more about this promotion, here.

August Stamp of the Month: Purr-fect Halloween

CTMH August Stamp of the Month

It’s time to make your Halloween projects with the CTMH August Stamp of the Month: Purr-fect Halloween! You can purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with your qualifying purchase.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

If you have been following my blog, you’ll know that it’s craft fair season and that I’ve been posting various projects destined for the fairs. Today I have some deja vu projects… you have seen me post similar projects with a Halloween theme, but this time, we are on to Fall / Thanksgiving!

ctmh thanksgiving fall

These Hershey Nugget tins are so fun to make and customize for any season. Each tin holds 12 nuggets, decorated with fall-themed patterned papers. Since I like to use up my retired CTMH stock for craft fairs, almost all of the papers and supplies are retired.

ctmh thanksgiving fall

However, this adorable stamp set, called Sweet Salutations, is current from CTMH.

ctmh thanksgiving fall

These treat bags hold 11 peanut M&M candies, and are topped with fall leaves and ribbons.

ctmh thanksgiving fall

I have a few ready to go!

ctmh thanksgiving fall

Here is the smaller version of the Hershey Nugget treats. These packets hold only 4 nuggets in a fall-themed package.

ctmh thanksgiving fall

A little bit of stamping on the header cards, completes the theme!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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