Make It a Happy, Happy Christmas!

The ultimate scrapbooking & crafting Christmas workshop—at a discount! #ctmh #closetomyheart #happyhappychristmas #holidays #scrapbooking #diyhomedecor #christmasdecorations

It’s already November? Oh how time flies!

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we’re offering a one-of-a-kind workshop to help you get ahead on your Christmas scrapbooking, gift making, and decorating. It’s called the Happy, Happy Christmas workshop.

The ultimate scrapbooking & crafting Christmas workshop—at a discount! #ctmh #closetomyheart #happyhappychristmas #holidays #scrapbooking #diyhomedecor #christmasdecorations

How does it work? Simply purchase the Happy, Happy Christmas album bundle, which comes with a red My Legacy™ scrapbooking album of your choice (post-bound or D-ring), Memory Protectors, and supplies to make five 2-page layouts—all of which you get at over a 10% discount! Then download the instructions online to complete your five layouts. It’s all right at your fingertips!

Now here’s what makes this workshop extra special. The instructions for these layouts also include instructions for four additional Christmas projects. Purchase one or more of the products linked below, and then follow the workshop instructions to use your leftover paper and embellishments to make these Christmas crafts!

The ultimate scrapbooking & crafting Christmas workshop—at a discount! #ctmh #closetomyheart #happyhappychristmas #holidays #scrapbooking #diyhomedecor #christmasdecorationsRed Chalkboard—Purchase this deeply discounted chalkboard, and then use your leftover paper and embellishments to make this adorable work of art!The ultimate scrapbooking & crafting Christmas workshop—at a discount! #ctmh #closetomyheart #happyhappychristmas #holidays #scrapbooking #diyhomedecor #christmasdecorations12″ x 12″ Display Tray—Just like the chalkboard, this display tray is deeply discounted. Adding leftover pocket scrapbooking cards and 3-D foam tape makes this wall accent really pop!

The ultimate scrapbooking & crafting Christmas workshop—at a discount! #ctmh #closetomyheart #happyhappychristmas #holidays #scrapbooking #diyhomedecor #christmasdecorations5″ x 7″ Hinged Display Tray—This hinged frame, which is perfect for a side table, mantle, or shelf, is also available at a great discount. Multiple layers with 3-D foam tape bring this artwork to life!

The ultimate scrapbooking & crafting Christmas workshop—at a discount! #ctmh #closetomyheart #happyhappychristmas #holidays #scrapbooking #diyhomedecor #christmasdecorationsEveryday Life™ Sea Glass Album Bundle—This convenient bundle makes it easy to get everything you need to create a mini Christmas album with one click. It includes the Everyday Life™ Sea Glass album, as well as 6″ × 8″, 4″ × 6″, and 3″ × 4″ Memory Protectors™. Use your leftover My Crush® pages and Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking cards to make a no-hassle mini Christmas album!

All of these additional projects would make beautiful additions to your home—or the homes of loved ones. This unique workshop is a great way to really get your bang for your buck. It’s only available for the month of November, so make sure to talk to your Consultant to learn more about this workshop before it’s gone!

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Display Tray Two Ways

Looking for a good crafting project to help you escape the summer heat? We’ve got just the thing to keep you busy in your air conditioned craft space for a quiet summer afternoon!

Easy DIY display tray project for a quiet summer afternoon #ctmh #closetomyheart #diyhomedecor #summercraft #giftideasMeet our display tray! The openings on the tray are just the right size for 3″ × 4″ Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking cards and photos.

Easy DIY display tray project for a quiet summer afternoon #ctmh #closetomyheart #diyhomedecor #summercraft #giftideas

To create a unique focal point, we cut a 4″ × 6″ photo in half and displayed it in two squares right in the center of the tray. It’s a great way to draw attention to one of your favorite photos.

Easy DIY display tray project for a quiet summer afternoon #ctmh #closetomyheart #diyhomedecor #summercraft #giftideasFor this display tray, we filled the center row with just pictures, which is a nice way of drawing the eye right to that row. We also added a couple of smaller square photos, too, adding to the balance of the whole project—plus they are just super cute!

Easy DIY display tray project for a quiet summer afternoon #ctmh #closetomyheart #diyhomedecor #summercraft #giftideas

To add a little extra charm to our pocket scrapbooking cards, we added accents from our Glacier Fundamental assortment, like this wooden arrow and the glittery triangle stickers.

This type of project comes together very quickly—you could easily have yours done in an afternoon. As an added bonus, you can recreate either one of the ideas we’ve shown with the products that are now available at a discount in the Display Tray Project Bundle (CC1131), which is part of the Flash Sale we have going on right now! This bundle has everything you need to recreate one of these projects. Want to recreate them both? Just get two! 🙂

Make sure to snatch this bundle before it’s gone—3:00 pm (MDT) on Monday, or while supplies last! Then pour yourself a nice cold glass of lemonade, grab your calendar, and carve out a special day to treat yourself with this fun home décor project.


CC1131 Display Tray Project Bundle, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

All these products are available through one of our Independent Consultants. To find a Consultant near you, visit and click on “Find a Consultant” in the top right corner of the page.
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My Crush® For Her and For Him Bundle Winners!

Surprise! We were so overjoyed with your positive responses toward the My Crush® For Her and For Him books that we decided to choose TEN winners instead of one! More love for everyone!

  • Brenda Dale Beasley (April 8, 2015 at 6:56 am)
  • Joyce Beenes (April 8, 2015 at 11:10 am)
  • Emily Thomas (April 8, 2015 at 6:26 am)
  • Audrey Clark (April 7, 2015 at 5:01 pm)
  • Joyce Vos (April 7, 2015 at 10:26 pm)
  • Diena Riddle (April 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm)
  • Kerryghl (April 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm)
  • RaVonna Johnson (April 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm)
  • Kelsey Jessop (April 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm)
  • Alex Garino (April 7, 2015 at 11:22 am)

Each of you lucky winners will receive your own My Crush® bundle, which includes both a For Her and For Him book! To claim your prize, send an email to with “My Crush bundle winner” in the subject line and your mailing address in the body copy.

Thank you for falling in love with these books with us! Here’s to many romantic papercrafting escapades to come. 🙂

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Crafting Celebrities: My Crush® Books on Studio 5!

The My Crush® For Her and For Him books had their spot in the limelight today when Close To My Heart Chief Communications Officer Monica Wihongi brought them in to show the folks on the KSL Studio 5 show. While they were filming the segment, our Creative Communications Manager Jill Broadbent snapped a few behind-the-scenes shots of Monica on set! Doesn’t she look like a natural? Some people are just made for the lights. 🙂

As Monica mentioned in the show, we’re offering a special My Crush® bundle giveaway in this post! Scroll down to the bottom to get more details on what’s inside and how to enter.

For those of you living outside of Utah (and for those in Utah who just missed the show), watch the full segment below.

Watched the show and still left craving to know more? For intense crafting scholars like you, we’ve provided a breakdown analysis of a few highlights from each of the books below.

My Crush® For Her Book

Start Here

Who wouldn’t want to open a book with this masterpiece on the cover? There is definitely something magical about a beginning as beautiful as this one.

All the Extras

Gold Shimmer Trim and Coral Reef sequins are your best friends when it comes to dressing things up. All you’ve got to do is peel and stick, and they’ll take care of the sparkling and dazzling. And can we just say how much we love these vellum overlays? Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.

Breathing Room
 1504-summer-crush-her-10 copy

There’s room for your creativity to exhale on the open, designed pages that are perfect for adding your own journaling blocks, photos, or anything else your heart desires.

Goodbye, Writer’s Block


The journaling prompts scattered throughout the book help you document new insights into your relationships and share the things you might not have found a way to say otherwise.


Designed quotes make lovely companions to your treasured photos. They add drama, sentiment, feeling, power, and beauty—the whole shebang.

 My Crush® For Him Book

 To Boldly Go


We will gladly follow these bold, authentic shapes to the end of this book and back again.

Be Brave

Add a touch of bold dimension and color using the Brave enamel shapes! They’re self-adhesive, handsome, and prepared to fight the battle of visual appeal until the end of time.

Outdoors Inside

What better way to say how you feel than with backgrounds of majestic pictures of the wilderness? Words take on new meaning when they’ve got nature on their side.

Say What You Need to Say
Know how you feel but can’t find the words? Don’t worry—this book has got you covered. Just like the For Her book, the creative journaling prompts inside will help you find the words you know you want to say but just aren’t quite sure how to say.

Feeling satisfied yet? If not, then you know there’s only one thing left to do: Get your own My Crush® book today! Enter the giveaway below or order one from a Close To My Heart Consultant.

If you’re feeling all sorts of twitterpated, then take a chance on love! Tell us what you love most about these books by leaving a comment below, and you’ll be entered in our My Crush® bundle giveaway. This bundle includes both a For Her and For Him book! We’ll randomly select one lucky winner on Thursday, April 9. 

So don’t be shy about sharing your love! Remember, fortune favors the brave. 😉

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