Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Scene Function

There’s no reason to stick to the same old card style! Watch this video to learn how to use the Cricut® Artfully Sent cartridge to make your own dynamic scene, swing, and gatefold-style cards.



Monday, January 26, 2015


This masterful layout was created using the Hopscotch Workshop on the Go Kit, the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, and the instructional booklet that comes with the kit.  You can also create a simpler version shown online with no Cricut cutting required!

Happy Creating!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards with Icons

Want to make your cards pop? Close To My Heart’s newest Cricut® cartridge, Artfully Sent, has the tools you’re looking for! Let us show you how to use the Pop-up and Icon functions to create delightfully interactive cards. 

Get your Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge today!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: The Basics

Artfully Sent is Close To My Heart’s newest Cricut® collection, and it’s packed with endless creative possibilities for you to explore. Let us show you some simple tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Artfully Sent experience.

                                     Get your Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge today!


Today's creations are cards exchanged at our monthly Unit Meeting  Thanks to Kelly W, Brandee P., Linda H., Linda C.,and myself.

I hope you enjoy these Valentine Cards as much as we did.  We focused on a Valentine theme and the Heartstrings paper packet from
 Close to My Heart.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Love Card 

Today's creation is a Valentine card made with Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.

All supplies Close to My Heart

Card base cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, fold in half
Love cut from Artfully Sent page 35 @ 3 ¾”
Attach with 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Stamps – Flowers for Mom (B1473), cut out
Forever in My Heart (C1604)
Markers – Tender Pink (Z2464),
Cherry Pink (Z2450), Carmine (Z2448)


Thursday, January 8, 2015


Here are a few cards I didn't get posted last month.  I believe I have shown all 20 plus cards we made at classes.  December came and went so fast, I am sorry I didn't get these posted last month.  In the next few days I will post photos of some gifts that were made.  I know, a little late... but it's never too early for next year!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015


This Photo Folio can hold up to 20 photos plus room enough for journaling.  The folio is supported with chipboard to make it sturdy.  What a fast way to scrapbook a special event
 for that certain someone.


All Close to My Heart Products
  • Heartstrings Paper Packet (X7193B)
  • Heartstring Compliments (X7193C)
  • Sparkles Clear Flourishes (Z1812)
  • Puffies - Stuck on You (Z3037)
  • Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

National Papercrafting Month - Year Noted Paper Kit

Happy New Year!
  I am anxious to share some of the fantastic promotions
 Close to My Heart has put together to start off 2015.

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

Get the Year & Noted paper kit and embark on a yearlong scrapbooking adventure!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year & Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year & Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year & Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year & Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
Watch this great video for more information on this fabulous kit...

*Offer valid January 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST) - January 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My Creations kraft mini book: $24.95; including My Creations kraft mini book: $34.51.)

Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards

January Hostess Promo

During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 or more in select free products. This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow! 
 Call me to get your gathering on my calendar as I book up fast.
Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2015–January 31, 2015. 

January Stamp of the Month

This Moment (S1501)

  This set is perfect for Valentine cards or scrapbooking.  This
 Stamp of the Month is only available during the month of January and is only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 ordered (before shipping and tax). Be sure to order yours today.

This is a stamp set with 12 images.

January 2015 Stamp of the Month

Happy Creating!