How-To Books

What are the Close To My Heart “How-To” books? Simply put, they are pattern books that provide the blueprints for making scrapbook layouts and cards. Each book is filled with full-color pictures of completed projects, detailed cutting diagrams, art techniques, accessory suggestions, and step-by-step instructions for assembly. You can make the projects exactly as shown, or customize them to suite your needs and style.

Never run out of ideas or experience a creative block again. These books really are a scrapbookers’ and cardmakers’ best friend!

We currently offer 3 How-To books

Make It From Your Heart: Volume 1

CTMH Make It From Your Heart: Volume 1

Our first two volumes of Make It from Your Heart are essential guides for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and cards. With patterns inspired by founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton, each volume features 16 two-page layout patterns, two single-page patterns, and 12 different card patterns. You’ll also find cutting diagrams, full-color artwork, and helpful hints for creating the projects. Click HERE to view Make It From Your Heart: Volume 1.

Make It From Your Heart: Volume 2

CTMH Make It From Your Heart 2

Our first two volumes of Make It from Your Heart are essential guides for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and cards. With patterns inspired by founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton, each volume features 16 two-page layout patterns, two single-page patterns, and 12 different card patterns. You’ll also find cutting diagrams, full-color artwork, and helpful hints for creating the projects. Click HERE to view Make It From Your Heart: Volume 2.

Make It From Your Heart: Volume 3

CTMH Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 Pattern Book

Our third volume of Make It from Your Heart includes 36 two-page layout patterns for standard photo sizes, as well as artwork inspiration demonstrating how to incorporate additional photos using our Pocket Plus and pocket scrapbooking Memory Protectors. To help you find just the right pattern for your photos, our new layouts are organized by the number of photos they use. Slip this volume into one of our Everyday Life albums for easy and convenient transportation to wherever your scrapbooking takes you! Click HERE to view Make It From Your Heart: Volume 3.

Please note that this brand new edition (8⅜” × 6⅞”) is 3-ring hole punched and not bound as a book. You can use your own binder, or purchase one of our Everyday Life albums for a perfect fit. Click HERE to view our Everyday Life albums.


To view all of the How-To books at once, please click HERE. To view recipes, changes, or updates to any of the How-To pattern books, please click HERE.

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