Papercrafting Poll

I love to do a variety of papercrafting projects especially in the winter when I can not spend as much time outside. What is your favorite type of papercrafting project? Stop by on February 17, 2015 and see others favorite papercrafting project!

Close to my Heart Birthday Favor Ideas

Here we have a handful of ideas for favors that you can make quickly, but beautifully, with your Close To My Heart products. Have a blast experimenting with what favor is right for your party and then pick one to make!

Party Favor from a Designer Creations Paper Bag

Tuck your treat into a Designer Creations paper bag. Simply fold over the top and secure it with a mini staple, a mini clothespin, or a touch of adhesive, and you’ll have a secure package. Add a decorative touch with a Cricut® cut and a few of your favorite embellishments.

Party Favor from a Cut Above™ Birthday Treat Bag Kit

Enjoy the simplicity of a Cut Above™ treat bag kit. The kit comes with 10 different bags and all the necessary trimmings, so most of the work is already done for you; all you need to do is assemble it! You can personalize the bag with a few additional embellishments. Here we’ve switched things up by using the color-coordinated sticker from the kit as an accessory for the tag instead of its intended use as a candy topper.

Party Favor from a Cricut® Artiste Box

Small or large, a Cricut® Artiste box is always a hit with friends and family! Wrap up a small treat in good style with a pillow box like this, or any of the other great boxes available on the cartridge. Decorate your little package to your liking until you’re sure you’ll delight your recipients. When cut from the Confetti Wishes papers, the boxes are already so cute you hardly need to add anything more!


To You Pillow Box
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, Z2059 Cut Above™ Birthday Treat Bag Kit, Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
4″ Shift+Font Layer (p. 28)

Birthday Treat Bag
1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2059 Cut Above™ Birthday Treat Bag Kit, Z1989 Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon, Z2027 Mini Stapler, Z2097 Mini Staples

4U Paper Bag
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2059 Cut Above™ Birthday Treat Bag Kit, Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags, Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3028 Lovestruck Mini Clothespins

Cricut® Shapes:
4″ Accent 1 (p. 31)

Cyber Monday 20% off Cricut Collections

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVERY, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% OFF THE RETAIL PRICE. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

You will be able to take advantage of this special deal on my Online Business Address (OBA) ( ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on your selected Cricut® collections. Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® collections this Cyber Monday!

Mini Stamps

Mini Stamps

Small sentiments with big heart.

2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 118

Less is more, even in stamping. For those times when you want to make your message short but still sweet, say it with mini stamps from Close To My Heart. A whole new line of small sentiments and icons is available now at the very affordable price of $2.95 per set. With the help of a circle spin card and just a minor embellishment here and there, these mini stamps relay a BIG message—and they look adorable doing it. You can purchase at


June Stamp of the Month: Kaboom

Get more bang for your 5 bucks.

June 2014 Stamp of the Month: Kaboom (S1406); 2014 Spring Summer Idea Book, p. 15

Paying only $5 for a stamp set? Now that’s the bomb! Get in on the action by placing an order of $50 or more during the month of June and receiving the explosive $5 deal on the Stamp of the Month set, Kaboom. Your summer adventures should be documented with a bang, and that’s just what this firework-themed stamp set will contribute to them as they begin to adorn your scrapbook pages. Make sure you jump on this dynamite deal before it’s too late, because the offer ends June 30. You can purchase this stamp set at

Celebrate 30!

Celebrate 30!

Jeanette’s anniversary means a gift is coming for YOU.

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During June, when you place an order totaling $50 you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30*! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Get your own fabulous themed collection, which may feature anything from ribbons to washi tape to textiles, and enjoy 30 full days of super savings!

*Offer valid June 1–30, 2014, while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the qualifying order total plus the price of the promotional item ($30). To take advantage of this wonderful special shop at



Materials Needed

  • Cricut® Artiste Cartridge
  • My Acrylix™ Dreamer (B1439)
  • Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  • Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  • 4mm Flamingo Dots

Paper Dimensions

  • 1¾” × 1½” White Daisy Cardstock
  • ½” × 1½” White Daisy Cardstock
  • Cut Lollydoodle chevrons B&T paper bag using the Cricut® Artiste cartridge:
    • Lollydoodle chevrons B&T paper bag: 5½” 3D object (p. 79)

Helpful Hints

To create the bag and card as shown, follow the helpful hints as outlined.

  • Stamp butterfly in Honey ink on 1¾” × 1½” White Daisy cardstock; trim
  • Stamp “Dream” sentiment in Cocoa ink on ½” × 1½” White Daisy cardstock; trim
  • Assemble bag according to instructions in Artiste assembly booklet
  • Attach stamped butterfly, stamped sentiment, and two Flamingo Dots using 3-D foam tape, if desired


Close to my Heart Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog

Today is February 1 and the very exciting launch of the new Spring/Summer 2014 Close to my Heart Idea Book and Catalog with lots of new wonderful papers and accessories. I would love to host a fun paper crafting party for you and your friends to experience first hand the wonderful products that Close to my Heart offers. Please contact me to set up a fun paper crafting party or online paper crafting party today! Contact me at

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Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog

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Would you like your own copy of the new Close to my Heart catalog? Come to the Open House February 1, 2014 2 pm – 5 pm. Go home with a new catalog, seven free make and take cards, and a wonderful card box for your newly made cards! Contact me for address details at