You’ve Got Class School Album

How many of you have a stack of school photos with great intentions and hopes to scrapbook them? Well, my friends, here is an A+ project just for you. Close to My Heart has created a way for you to preserve your child’s K–12 school progress with the You’ve Got Class Kit. This unique project even includes special folders made for preserving standout schoolwork and other memorabilia. What a great way to preserve the highlights from each school year in one scrapbook!



Our You’ve Got Class special features an exclusive paper packet, coordinating cardstock, and stamp set.  Each one is school themed and designed to create some extraordinary paper crafting projects.

We also have a special You’ve Got Class workshop kit that you can purchase at a 25% discount.  This kit includes the patterned paper, cardstock, True Fit folios, and embellishments needed to create fourteen 12″ x 12″ single pages, one title page and a page for each grade from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  We are bringing back True Fit™ folios just for this special workshop. These 12″ x 12″ White Daisy file folders allow you to store all your school-related memorabilia and fit inside your Memory Protectors™ in your album.

This kit would pair perfectly with our Pocket Memory Protectors™. You could easily add a few of these after each main page, add the year’s photos, a few embellishments and PML cards, and you have an album full of memories.

So, now that Close to My Heart has provided the kit, I am going to provide the time. I have designed four workshops just for you to be able to complete this entire album.  Each workshop will provide you with a pre-cut kit, stamps & inks, and time set aside that allows you to complete a few pages for your child’s album.   I can’t wait to see what you create!



Bring Back My Pack – More Magical

Magical is back!  The much-loved paper packet, Magical, is available while supplies last, as the August and September special. I just adore these lighthearted papers full of stars, stripes, hearts, and polka dots.  Close to My Heart has created the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products to be perfect for use in any crafting featuring amusement parks, adventure, and parties. Just image all the magical projects you can create.


Our More Magical paper packet has been refreshed with the new upcoming color palette, and includes coordinating cardstock, and stamp set. Our new Bluebird, Candy Apple,
Carolina colors will be featured in both the paper pack and the coordinating cardstock.  Aren’t they amazing! I love that we have a “true red” arriving in September. Through this special, you get a first-hand sneak peak of a few of our new colors.

You can purchase a special workshop kit featuring the More Magical paper packet paired with the Dreams stamp set. The products in this workshop include the patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments, and stamp set needed to create four 12″ x 12″ layouts and
eight cards. We have even provided you with a simple, easy-to-follow workshop guide for you to download and use with these exclusive products.

Are you already beginning to image all that you can create with these products? Well, you can get a More Magical paper packet FREE during the month of August when you Host a gathering. You can choose to host a gathering with me in your home or through Facebook (no cleaning involved). We are also giving away a free More Magical paper packet to anyone who signs up as a Close To My Heart Consultant in August. Not only will you received the More Magical paper packet FREE, but you will also be receiving the NEW Consultant kit full of Holiday Expressions catalogs and new products.

MagicalMiniAlbumWorkshopAre you ready for something even more magical? As a special offer, through me, I am offering my original Magical Album Workshop Guide FREE to anyone who purchases $50.00 or more (before tax & shipping) on my website during the month of August. This adorable 8″ x 8″ album has been created just for you and your family adventures.  It is the perfect place to display those memorable family photos. You can view a short video of the full album HERE  and see all of the delightful features it has.

I can guarantee that More Magical is going to be a very popular paper pack, so make sure you grab it before it’s gone for good. I can’t wait to see what you create!


Here’s to You

Life is about celebrating special occasions! To celebrate those special moments, we are offering breathtaking Here’s to You products which are designed to help you create something special for the next wedding or special occasion on your calendar. Close to My Heart is offering four exclusive stamp sets and workshop kits that have been specially designed for making elegant cards and layouts. I personally cannot wait to use a few of these stamps for some wedding Thank-You cards that I will be creating in a few weeks.  

Here’s to You

Our delightful Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making seven hand-stamped cards and the single page scrapbook layout that can be used for weddings and many other occasions. Each kit includes all four exclusive stamp sets, ten sheets of Two-Toned cardstock, Silver Glitter Paper, Vellum, White Pearls, and seven White Cards & Envelopes. You can even purchase a kit that includes our beautiful Rose Embossing Folder to add texture to each of the projects you create.



These B-size stamps are available individually for $9.95 each, but, by purchasing them in the kit, you save almost $20.00.  What an unbelievable deal! Close to My Heart has even provided and easy to follow Workshop Guide for you along with a downloadable Cricut Design Space™ file  to cut out each of the delicately designed images for the cards and layout.

You can get the whole Here’s to You product collection July 15 through August 31 while supplies last. I can’t wait to see what you create!


You Are Awesome Card

Do you know someone who is just amazingly awesome? I believe that it is good to recognize those who have blessed you with their friendship, willingness to listen, and ability to tolerate you.  This week, I created a card that you can give those awesome people using the a sentiment and little girl image from our A Bushel & a Peck stamp set.  Isn’t this just adorable?!  I love the combination of Glacier and Bashful together. If you would like to recreate this card you can find the list of supplies I used at the bottom of this post.


Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ B&T (Blue Leaf Fresh Air), 4¾” x 3¼” Glacier Cardstock, 4¼” x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock, 4″ x 2¾” B&T (Pink Beautiful Freindship), White Daisy Cardstock for stamped image

Techniques & Tips Just for You:
• The Glacier cardstock was embossed using a small dots embossing folder.
• I curved the sentiment and placed it onto a block before stamping it onto the B&T paper with Black Ink.
• Here is a list of the ShinHan™ markers used:  Mahogany, Bronze, Clay, Light Orange, Pastel Peach, Tender Pink, Cerulean Blue Light, Turquoise Blue, Colorless Blender

I hope you take some time to create a few of these cards to give to those who are willing to put up with your nonsense. 😉  Remember, this exclusive  A Bushel & a Peck stamp set is only available through June 30th for $17.95 on my website or for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.  I can’t wait to see what you create with our Stamp of the Month.


A Bushel & a Peck Stamp Set

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Fresh Air Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

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Black Memento Ink

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My Acrylix® Block Starter Kit

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Glacier & Gold Ribbon

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Glue Dots

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3D Foam Dots

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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MicroTip Scissors


Create the Rainbow

Can you believe that I have been so busy trying to get moved into my new craft space that I almost completely forgot to tell you about the amazing Create the Rainbow June special?! This is defiantly a special that you do not want to miss out on. This month, we have an amazing special where you can save 25% on exclusive cardstock bundles, individual spools of Fundamentals ribbon, and select embellishments. You can pick and choose the colors that fit your projects best.

Create the Rainbow

I know that many of you adore our two-toned cardstock that comes in a wide range of colors, though many of you do not have the need to purchase 24 sheets of a single color.  Well, this month, and this month only, you can order custom packs of exclusive cardstock bundles at 25% off the retail price. Each bundle includes 12 sheets of cardstock in a specific color family. You can choose from bundles that include different shades of colors like green, yellow, pink, or even a rainbow option!

You can purchase individual spools of Fundamentals ribbon at 25% off the retail price! Fundamentals ribbon is regularly only available in packages of four in the Adventure, Whimsy, Enchantment, and Basics color palettes. This is the perfect time to get specific colors of ribbon for your crafting at a discount! Select embellishments are also available at 25% off the retail price to add extra sparkle to any color scheme.

The best part of all, we have an adorable Be A Rainbow Stamp Set that comes with sentiments, quotes, and images that will coordinate perfectly with all your beautiful artwork!

All of these items in the Create the Rainbow special are available while supplies last through June 30th, so make sure you go to my website to save on your colorful paper crafting supplies before they are gone.  Now back to my creative craft room organizing adventure.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


Time is Running Out

There are only a few days left to take advantage of our AMAZING May specials.  If you are like me, you have a few things sitting in your online cart waiting for check-out, but May has been so busy, you haven’t had a moment to finish your purchase. Often times, those items end up selling out on the last week of the month and I would hate for you to miss out and be disappointed. Make sure you take advantage of the Postcard Perfect, Classic Summer Bash, and the chance to get a Cut About Layout Kit® FREE before May 31st.


Do you have some Postcard Perfect memories that need scrapbooked?  Maybe you have some pictures of your kids by the pool or the beach or some cheesy Hawaian shirt photos.   Now is the time to take advantage of some awesome savings when you purchase the Postcard Perfect Collection. If you are like me and love it all, you can 20% when you buy the Postcard Perfect Product Bundle, which includes one of every item in the full collection!  Order before May 31st, and I will send you a FREE Layout guide using these amazing products.



Mason jars are everywhere lately and I’m sure you have seen and used quite a few mason jar stamps. Our exclusive Classic Summer Bash stamp set has the perfect sized jar to “fill” with flowers, fruit, candy, or simple sayings. There are so many wonderful ideas out there on Pinterest. The possibilities with this stamp set are endless. You can get this stamp set for only $5.00 with any qualifying purchase on my website, or purchase it by itself for $17.95, but you only have until May 31st to order.


Take the time to visit my website to view all of the amazing products from our Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. You will not be disappointed. Close to My Heart has truly outdone themselves this season.  You can get a copy of this catalog FREE with any online order this month.  You will love all of the papers, stamps, scrapbook kits, card kits, embellishments, and ideas using these products.

I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather and staying safe this Memorial Day weekend.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


What’s Important to You?

You are unique, special, God made, one-of-a-kind!  Have you ever considered recording what makes you….you?  I am so excited to offer you this limited time The Important Thing album bundle created by Close to My Heart that allows you to highlight and record what is important to you.  


Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important
Book, this bundle empowers you to create a custom album highlighting the Important Things in your life!   You can create a meaningful mini-album using this limited-time product bundle to showcase your kids, your pets, your hobbies, your love, and your passions.  I personally think this would be a AMAZING project to create with your kids or grandkids to showcase and record what is personally important to them in their current stage of life. 🙂

The Important Thing Album Bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album.  Close to My Heart has even created a wonderful worksheet designed to help record and compile thoughts as you create this album for yourself, your children, or a loved one.



This kit has been wonderfully designed and is available until April 30th, for only $16.95, while supplies last.  You will need a few additional supplies to complete the album as pictured in the instruction guide.  Please email me at for a complete list of the supplies needed.

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Make sure that you take the time to record what is important to you so that future generations can see what makes you who you are.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


Hearts & Clovers

In case you were not aware, St. Patrick’s Day is coming. 🙂  This week for my Die-Namite Blog Hop project, I created a charming card using our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts to create a four-leave clover.  I had so much fun making the card for the blog hop, that I decided to create a few more cards for St. Patrick’s Day using our Thin Cuts and patterned papers.  You can find a complete list of the supplies I used on these cards at that very bottom of this post.


On each of these cards, I used our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts to make the clovers.  These Heart dies come in four sizes – 2½”, 2″, 1½”, and 1″.  During our Die-namite sale, you can purchase just the Basic Heart Thin Cuts set for only $9.71 or  purchase the Basic Shapes Thin Cut Bundle which includes not only the Basic Hearts, but the Basic Ovals, Basic Stars, and Basic Circles sets at an AMAZING SAVINGS.

Both of these cards were super-simple to make.  The Lucky Clover card was created using papers from the Chelsea Gardens collection withthe 1½” and 1″ Basic Heart Thin Cuts, then the “Lucky” Artbooking sentiment was cut from Gold Foil Paper and added to the card along with Gold Shimmer, Gold Ribbon, and Gold Gems.  To create the second card, I used a sentiment from the Gimme Some Sugar complements which looked like something an Irish grandma might say to her grandchildren.  The 1½” and 1″ Basic Hearts were cut from matching patterned papers and formed into the clover shape.

Don’t forget that during the month of March, our Basic Hearts Thin cuts are available at a considerable discount.  Our Die-Namite sale is defiantly one that you will want to take advantage of to stock up on our Thin Cuts dies, bundles, and stamp + thin cut sets.   Unfortunately, they will only be on sale through March 31st, while supplies lastso make sure you visit my website and order your Thin Cuts before they are gone for good.

I can’t wait to see what you create with our Thin Cuts!


Basic Hearts Thin Cuts

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Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet

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Gimme Some Sugar Paper Packet

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Gimme Some Sugar Complements

Card & Envelope Value Pack

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12 x 12 Sweet Leaf Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Artbooking Cricut Collection

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12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

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12 x 12 Juniper Cardstock

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Gimmer Some Sugar Cork Shapes

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Basics Ribbon Pack

Cricut® Air 2

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Gold Shimmer Brush
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Gold Glitter Gems
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Bonding Memories Glue Pen
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
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Micro-Tip Scissors
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Thin 3D Foam Tape




March is Momentous

Close to My Heart is spoiling you with a month full of specials.  During March, we have not one, not two, but THREE amazing specials just for you.  Along with those specials, you will begin to also see sneeks peeks some upcoming products available only in May.

Begin by making your March dynamite with our “Die-namite” Thin Cuts special! 1803-cc-dienamite  During March, you can save 25% off  individual Thin Cuts and 30% off  bundles of Thin Cuts. This special includes both current and retired Thin Cuts. All sets that are featured in the sale are only available while supplies last and many will sell out completely before the month is through!

Visit my website to see all of the Thin Cuts included in the Die-namite! special.

To add to the incredible monthly specials, Close to My Heat is continuing to offer the unbelievable Step Right Up! bundle of fun.  We all have much to celebrate and the Step Right Up! special includes everything you 2a14aa51-cf25-4727-adca-c0b46b4f0f3aneed to showcase all those momentous occasions in your life.  The discounted bundle coordinates perfectly and includes a stamp set, five colors of cardstock, gold foil paper, gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. This bundle is only available while supplies last through March 15th.  

So Step Right Up! and purchase your
bundle on my website. 

s1803As always, we are offering another awesome stamp set for only $5.00.   This month’s Birthday Time stamp is designed for all those joyous annual celebrations. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for a special Stamp of the Month pricing of ONLY $5.00!!!  I will be posting more project ideas, so make sure to “Subscribe” and  receive weekly updates.

Throughout the month, make sure to keep an eye out for some incredible artwork 1805-cc-nsm-postcard-perfect (1)featuring our Postcard Perfect products. Through the next few months, you will be able to see some of the stunning artwork created by my and many talented consultants.

Watch Instagram, Facebook, your Inbox, and my blog to see what I have planned for National Scrapbooking Month May! 


I am SO EXCITED and I can’t wait to share ANOTHER incredible special with you!  There will be a mystery bundle available for purchase beginning Friday, March 9, and will remain available through the end of April while supplies last.  Make sure to visit my blog for updates!

I told you that March is Momentous! Feel free to visit me on Facebook and Instagram to follow my weekly crafting.  I can’t wait to see what you create throughout the month of March.