Today: BLACK FRIDAY: SURPRISE STASH!

Today: BLACK FRIDAY: SURPRISE STASH!

Black Friday: Surprise Stash!

Save big on mystery boxes filled with amazing crafting products! The mystery boxes contain products designed for scrapbooking, cardmaking, or both! These bundles are available for one day only, while supplies last, so choose your bundles and order them today!

There are 5 scrapbooking bundles & 5 cardmaking bundles to choose from.   Check them out on my website.

Happy Black Friday!

Coming on Black Friday: Surprise Stash

Coming on Black Friday: Surprise Stash

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Love getting a great deal on crafting supplies to add to your stash? For Black Friday this year, you’ll have the opportunity to get amazing crafting supplies at an amazing price with Close To My Heart! For 24 hours only, we’ll feature themed mystery boxes filled with retired Close To My Heart products, all at a major discount! These mystery boxes will have five different price points ranging from $35 to $150, with some mystery boxes being offered at 50% off the retail value! All mystery boxes will be available beginning November 25, 2016 at 12:00 am (MST) while supplies last—so grab a box for your stash before they’re gone!

Campaign Dates: November 25, 2016 (12:01 am MST) – November 25, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

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The price you pay for the mystery box counts toward earning the discounted Stamp of the Month.  I love these examples of how the November SOTM  set can be used in unexpected ways. The picture above shows it paired with the City Sidewalks papers.  The picture below pairs the SOTM with our Uptown Fundamentals, which feature some beautiful  white & gold vellum papers with black & gray neutrals.  So classy!

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While you’re checking out my website be sure to visit the Clearance section to see what other deals are available exclusively online.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Make It From Your Heart Post: 5 Tricks for Attaching Vellum

Make It From Your Heart Post: 5 Tricks for Attaching Vellum

Today I’d like to share another post from the Make It From Your Heart Blog: 5 Tricks for Attaching Vellum

November 14, 2016

Specialty papers like vellum are great for making a card or scrapbook page unique. The trouble is, vellum can be tricky to attach because of its translucent nature, but don’t fret! The creative geniuses in our Art Studio have agreed to share their vellum knowledge with you all here on the blog. Try these five tricks for attaching vellum without showing any adhesive!

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum1. Hidden Tape & Glue Dots™

You can use a tape runner and Glue Dots to secure your vellum—you just have to know where to hide them! Use adhesive to attach the vellum to portions you know you will cover with paper. For example, here we used adhesive in the middle of the vellum because we knew it’d be covered up by the yellow-striped paper.

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum

You can also sneak Glue Dots behind embellishments to further secure the vellum, like we did with the star on the vellum shown here. With this technique, the edges of your vellum probably won’t all be attached, but in the case of this card, that’s just the effect we were going for!

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum2. Stitch Guide & Piercing Tool

Use our stitch guide and piercing tool to stitch your vellum onto paper. Stitching is a great option if you want to secure the edges of your vellum from lifting off the card.

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To make sure your vellum doesn’t slide around when you’re using your stitch guide and piercing tool, use a little adhesive to secure the vellum to the paper in a section you know will be covered with paper later.

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum3. Glue Pen

The key with using the Bonding Memories™ glue pen is to apply a VERY thin layer to your paper, and then to let the glue dry just a second or two before attaching the vellum. It will become clear and a little more tacky when it’s ready.

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum4. Mini Staples

Mini staples are a quick and decorative way to secure the edges of your vellum to the edges of your paper since they are effective fasteners that also pass for unique design elements.

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You can even add staples to embellishments and paper pieces placed on top of the vellum to secure the vellum even more in place.

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum5. Hidden 3-D Foam Tape

Again, this is one that you have to be tricky with. For this page, we laid out all the pieces on the vellum without attaching them, and when we got the look we wanted, we attached them using a tape runner. To attach the vellum circle to the page, we hid 3-D foam tape behind the photo and paper so you can’t see it.

5 ways to attach vellum with out the adhesive showing! #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftingtips #tipsandtricks #paperhacks #howtoattachvellum #vellum

The 3-D foam tape is really fun because it gives the page added dimension and makes the vellum appear to be floating.

We hope these tips give you the confidence to play around with vellum. It’s such a fun material and really adds a unique touch to your cards and scrapbook pages.

For the original post & recipes for this artwork click here.

Happy Crafting!

Annual Holiday Bazaar is Here!!!

Annual Holiday Bazaar is Here!!!

It’s finally here!

I’ve been having fun making more Christmas cards for the Annual Holiday Bazaar!

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Saturday, November 5th, 201610am until 3 pm at Castleton Nazarene, 7848 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46250. (That’s Tomorrow!)

I hope you can stop by to say hello at my booth & get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

HAPPY, HAPPY CHRISTMAS Workshop

HAPPY, HAPPY CHRISTMAS Workshop

Happy, Happy Christmas

Get into the holiday spirit with several holiday crafting projects featuring our Happy, Happy Christmas products. You could have layouts ready for your holiday photos before Thanksgiving gets here if you’re ambitious! This would be a fun workshop to do with friends.  Let me know if you have interest & I’ll make time to do this workshop with you. It all starts with one of our featured album bundles, which saves you 10% off the retail price of a collection of awesome crafting supplies. These bundles contain everything you need to create five 2-page scrapbooking layouts, with enough left over to keep your holiday crafting going! (You will need to purchase the supplies for making the gift items soon because the shadow boxes & display trays may sell out quickly as they are retired items that are being brought back out for this month). Start by choosing your album bundle:

D-Ring Red Album Bundle (CC1179)

D-Ring Red Album Bundle

  • Z2505 My Legacy™ D-Ring Album—Red
  • 4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
  • X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)

Retail Value: $83.65

Your Price: $69.95

Add to Cart

Post-bound Red Album Bundle (CC1180)

Post-bound Red Album Bundle

  • Z3505 My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Red
  • 4110 Memory Protectors™—Top Load (10 Pack)
  • Z4020 My Crush® Happy, Happy Christmas
  • Z4019 Picture My Life™ Happy, Happy Christmas Cards
  • X7213C City Sidewalks Complements
  • X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets)

Retail Value: $83.65

Your Price: $69.95

Add to Cart


Then choose additional products for creating home décor gift items or even a mini album using leftover supplies from your album bundle:

Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass Bundle (CC1181)

Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass Bundle

  • Z4027 Everyday Life™ Album—Sea Glass
  • Z3252 Memory Protectors™ 8″ × 6″
  • Z3192 Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 6″
  • Z3191 Memory Protectors™ 4″ × 3″

$35.80

Add to Cart

Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard (Z2006)

Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard

Framed chalkboard with magnetic surface. Sawtooth hangers on back. Interior dimensions: 14½″ × 12″.

Retail Value: $28.95

Your Price: $17.40

Add to Cart


Display Tray (Z1750)

Display Tray

Unique display for a favorite 12″ × 12″ cut-up scrapbook page. Wooden, includes hangers; 13″ × 13¼″ × 1″; Black.

Retail Value: $19.95

Your Price: $14

Add to Cart

Hinged Display Tray (Z1838)

5″ × 7″ Hinged Display Tray

5″ × 7″ fold-out wood tray with divided sections.

Retail Value: $18.95

Your Price: $12.35

Add to Cart


Download this guide for complete instructions on creating the layouts and all the other projects for this campaign:

Happy, Happy Christmas Scrapbooking Workshop


*Offer valid November 1 – November 30, 2016 while supplies last. Normal shipping/handling & tax apply.