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 misscarriectmh@gmail.com 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.



Step Right Up! Special

Close to My Heart is offering another amazing special that includes an exclusive stamp set, five colors of cardstock, gold foil paper, gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. The Step Right Up! special and the exclusive Showtime Stamp Set is the perfect bundle to to use for your circus, birthday party, or just everyday fun projects.


You can get this exclusive The Step Right Up! Bundle for only $28.95 USD, but it is only available for a limited time while supplies last. There are no limits to how many Step Right Up! special items can be ordered. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal!  I can’t wait to see what you create!

School Year SOTM Blog Hop

2017AugustSOTMWelcome to the School Year Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the August School Year stamp set, which is perfect for creating cards, scrapbook pages, or gifts for teachers and friends.  If you have come here from Brandi Robinson’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 move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the School Year stamp set.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of August, I will be creating weekly projects using the  School Year stamp set. This week, I have created a sweet back-to-school gift and I wanted to share with you how you can create a this box using Cricut® Design Space.  I love teaching people how to use their Cricut® machines, so I encourage you to dust off your machine and take the time to follow this quick tutorial. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.


Creating this Box Using Design Space:
1. Insert a Square shape using INSERT SHAPE. Unlock the size to change the SIZE of the box to 4¼” x 5½”. Set the POSITION to X=0″ and Y=0″. (This will help when positioning score lines.)
2. Insert a Score Line using INSERT SHAPE. Set the SIZE of the Score Line at 5½” and the POSITION at X=1″ and Y=0″.
3. DUPLICATE the Score Line and set the POSITION at X=3.25″ and Y=0″.
4. Insert a third Score Line, and ROTATE 90°. Change the  SIZE at 4¼” and the POSITION at X=0 and Y=2.25″.
5. DUPLICATE the third Score Line a POSITION at X=0 and Y=3.25″.
6. Insert a Score Line, Rotate 90°, then change the Size to 1″ and the POSITION at X=0 and Y=2.25″. In the LAYERS PANEL click the Score Circle, then change the Score Line to a Cut Line.

7. DUPLICATE the Cut Line, and set the POSITION at X=0 and Y=3.25″.
8. DUPLICATE the Cut Line, and set POSITION at X=3.25″ and Y=2.25″
9. DUPLICATE the Cut Line, and set POSITION at X=3.25″ and Y=3.25″
10. SELECT ALL and ATTACH.  This will attach all the Score Lines and Cut Lines to the Rectangle.
11. MAKE IT and you are ready to go.  I was able to make four boxes from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock.  (NOTE: You will need a Cricut® Scoring Tool to create score lines.)

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s School Year stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the School Year Acrylic stamp set is available until August 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.


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Product Savings in July

Do you know what all these items have in common?


These items will be increasing in price on August 1st.  With the increase in production cost, Close to My Heart had to make the decision in increase prices on a few of our products.  The GOOD NEWS is that you still have until July 31st to purchase these items and more at a substantial savings. If any of these items have been on your Wishlist, take the time today to visit my website and order them before the price increases.

Here are all of the items that are going up in price with the
new catalog on August 1, 2017.

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Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 1 = $1.00

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Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 2 +$1.00

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Memory Protectors +$1.00 & $2.00

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Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack

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Memory Protectors™ Top Load Value Pack

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All Reinkers

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All Glitter Paper

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Watercolor Paper

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Grey Enamel Gems +$1.00

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Red Enamel Gems +$1.00

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Watercolor Paints +$1.00

Workspace Wonder Products +$1.00

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Paper 12×12 Envelope

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Craft Boxes +1.00


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Tabbed Dividers +1.00

All Foam Inserts +$1.00

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One-Day Flash Sale

We’re so excited for the arrival of summer that we’re celebrating with a one-day flash sale featuring a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2!


This sale begins Thursday, June 1 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and it will end at that same time on Friday, June 2.  Sale prices will only be available on orders placed through my website during this sale and count toward Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.  All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get the orders in before the sale ends!

Boxing Week Sale

We’re celebrating Boxing Week with FOUR days of different deals where you’ll save 50% on selected items. The fun starts at everyday at 3 pm (MST) with a selection of deals that will last until 2:59 pm (MST) tomorrow. Boxing WeekThen at 3 pm a new set of deals will begin. Check every day, Monday-Thursday at 3 pm to get a head start on each day’s sale! These deals are only available on my website while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!

Visit my website each day and click on Promotions to see each day’s deal.