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Welding Text in Design Space™

Recently, I taught a local class teaching people how to create various titles in Cricut Design Space™.  One of the techniques was how to Weld Text to create the script portion of this "Love" title, and, today, I am going to show you how we did it.♥  There will also be a Video Tutorial posted… Continue reading Welding Text in Design Space™

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“Pocket Power” Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pocket Power Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuring various interactive techniques using our Close to My Heart Flip Flaps, Pocket Pages, and more! If you have come here from Danielle Wagner’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to… Continue reading “Pocket Power” Technique Blog Hop

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Are You Ready for an Adventure?

When you look at my recent Kit of the Month layouts, you might begin to wonder if I only take photos of the outdoors. Our family does enjoy our excursions quite a bit, but when it comes to designing kits, my layouts are based on themes that you are requesting and, lately, there has been a… Continue reading Are You Ready for an Adventure?

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Happy Father’s Day with a Gift Card

Most of the men I know would love a gift card for Father's Day, especially when it comes in a handmade card. Today, I am going to show you a simple card you can make♥ using a pattern from our MIFYH Card Pattern How-To Book and the You're Awesome stamp set. Our Make It From Your… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day with a Gift Card

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Crafting for the 4th of July

I am enamored by all the paper patterns in this new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book, and I especially love how they match some of our past collections. Recently, I have been working on a few home decorations for the Fourth of July. Can you guess which paper suites I have been playing with? ♥ This… Continue reading Crafting for the 4th of July

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A Quick & Easy Father’s Day Card for Color My Heart Dare

With Father's Day a little over a week away, you might be looking for a little inspiration for a last-minute quick and easy card♥ to make. Well, let me help you out, my friend. I realized that this week's Color My Heart Color Dare colors had a bit of a masculine feel, so I decided… Continue reading A Quick & Easy Father’s Day Card for Color My Heart Dare

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A FREE Cricut™ File for You In June

Each month, I offer a FREE Cricut Design Space File™ to anyone who places an order on my website. This is my way of saying "THANK YOU"♥ for supporting my small home business. During the month of June, I am giving away something that many people have asked for - the Design Space™ File for… Continue reading A FREE Cricut™ File for You In June

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June Special ~ FREE Scrapbook Kits

Yes, you read that correctly! At Close to My Heart, we believe that the best moments in life are free♥— sometimes paper and embellishments are, too! During the month of June, we are featuring four workshop kits: Happy Trails, Escape to Paradise, Grillin’ & Chillin’, and Then and Now. Each kit includes a stamp set, papers,… Continue reading June Special ~ FREE Scrapbook Kits

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It’s Your Day to Sparkle SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the It's Your Day to Sparkle Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the June It's Your Day to Sparkle stamp set. If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’ blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to… Continue reading It’s Your Day to Sparkle SOTM Blog Hop

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Did you get everything you wanted?

In honor of National Scrapbooking month, my website was overflowing with some spectacular products and amazing deals.  I am sure there there were a few that you may have forgotten about, so I wanted to send out a quick reminder before they disappear for good. ♥MAY SALES & SPECIALS♥ We have FIVE amazing specials this month that… Continue reading Did you get everything you wanted?