You’re Invited to a Cardstock Carnival!

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The foundation of every great scrapbooking or cardmaking project is great paper. Here at Close To My Heart, we’ve got a full-blown cardstock celebration going on, and we want to share these amazing papers with the world! In addition to our incredible selection of cardstock colors, this Cardstock Carnival also features an incredible selection of specialty UV-coated cardstock. Let’s check it out!

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To create this specialized cardstock pack, we selected a rainbow of twelve cardstock colors and flooded one entire side of each sheet with shiny UV coating. We’ve never offered this feature on cardstock before, and we are loving the way it enhances the artwork we’ve been creating with it! The extra bit of shine from this cardstock makes it easy to create unique, stand-out artwork.

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Here, you can really see the UV shine as it creates an eye-catching focal point for this scrapbook page. This cardstock can be used in small pieces for accent work, or in larger pieces for glossy titles, backdrops, or even base pages!

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Of course, if you’ve ever used our cardstock before, you know that it’s already amazing, even without UV coating or other special treatments. Each of our 41 exclusive colors of cardstock comes with the true color on one side and a lighter version on the other. Looking to match other products in our color palette exactly? There’s an option for that! Looking for subtle color variations throughout your projects? Well, there’s an option for that, too! It’s like having two cardstock sheets in one!

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Another standout feature of our cardstock is the central white core. This feature allows for greater color saturation and a more vibrant finish. It also provides a dramatic contrast effect when you use artistic tearing or distressing techniques in your artwork! Because our cardstock also has a heavier weight than most papers of its type, it stands up better to tearing and distressing techniques, and also results in projects with greater longevity.

With so much to love about our top-notch cardstock, it’s no wonder that our annual Cardstock Carnival is cause for celebration! Hop on our website today and join the festivities! Be sure to check out the exclusive color match bundles, as well as a special, comprehensive bundle that includes several sheets of every color of cardstock we carry!* That’s over 275 sheets of cardstock, all at a bargain! (*Our White Daisy cardstock is not available in this super bundle but is available at a discounted price as part of the Cardstock Carnival offers.)

Be sure to let us know what you think of our new UV-coated cardstock in the comments below!


12″ x 12″ Happy Birthday Page
Z4318 As You Grow Stamp + Thin Cuts, D2052 My Acrylix® For All Occasions Stamp Set, CC32217 Cardstock Carnival Coated Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6520 Flamingo Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z3785 Icicle Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z3793 Rose Gold Liquid Pearls™, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Cricut® Home for the Holidays—Spring & Summer Collection, Cricut Design Space™

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Home for the Holidays—Spring & Summer Collection

Cricut Design Space

4¼” x 5½” Happy Valentine’s Day Card (Vertical)
Z3995 Rustic Sign Sentiments Stamp + Thin Cuts, D2052 My Acrylix® For All Occasions Stamp Set, X6036 Ballerina Cardstock, X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock, X6055 Desert Rose Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6525 Desert Rose Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z7518 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Just Because Card (Vertical)
D2052 My Acrylix® For All Occasions Stamp Set, X6040 Clover Cardstock, X6030 Evergreen Cardstock, X6058 Rosemary Cardstock, X6045 Sage Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6507 Clover Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6529 Rosemary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3556 Green Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z3787 Platinum Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread, Z6025 White Acrylic Flowers, Z3906 Iridescent Flower Confetti, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

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Two New Catalogs, Hundreds of New Products!

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With the launch of two new Close To My Heart catalogs this week, does anyone else feel like a kid on Christmas morning? Since September 1, hundreds of new Close To My Heart products, including stamp sets, patterned papers, embellishments, and much, much more, have been readily available at our fingertips!

In case you missed the exciting announcement after our North American Convention, we have moved to a new catalog release schedule. Close To My Heart will no longer only publish three catalogs a year, but SEVENan annual Core Products catalog and six, bi-monthly, supplemental catalogs. The goal is to get fresh designs and up-to-the-minute products into your hands when you need them and want them most!

Let’s take a closer look at some of the new goodies in our Core and September–October catalogs. (It may be time to make some room in your craft room—your stash may be getting a bit bigger! 🙂 )

Paper Packet + Sticker Sheets

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Each of our supplement catalogs will feature two paper suites. Within each suite you will have the choice between two paper packet options, one including a new 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet, and one without. The new sticker sheet will come with titles, accents, and more, that coordinate perfectly with the designs of its accompanying paper packet. Both paper packets will come with six sheets of three double-sided designs of patterned paper, rather than the 12 we’ve done in the recent past, so you only purchase what you need and avoid having too much left over!

Custom Cardstock Packs

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When you visit our cardstock menu on our website, you will find two very exciting additions. As a continuation of the theme of getting you just what you need, we now offer custom cardstock packs! Choose between a 12-sheet or 24-sheet pack and then decide which of our current exclusive colors you want in it. We’ll package up your selection and send your customized pack along with the rest of your order. It’s that simple!

Scrapbooking Workshop Kits

Our scrapbooking workshops got a makeover! Each workshop continues to come with easy-to-follow instructions to make six complete pages however only some are paired into layouts. Both, the Every Little Thing and Hawthorn scrapbooking workshops make two individual pages and two two-page layouts.

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Even more exciting, we’ve trimmed a lot of the paper cutting right out of the workshops! Each new kit includes large, exclusive die-cut sheets and accessories that coordinate effortlessly with a handful of additional products for fast and seriously gorgeous pages. In the page above, the only thing you’ll cut when you make your own are the two photo mats. <3 <3 <3 !

Everyday Life™ Albums

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Our Everyday Life™ album line just got bigger…and smaller! Providing the greatest versatility in size (and color options), these are now available in 6″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″, 8½” x 11″, and 12″ x 12″. Perfect for preserving vacations, weddings, highlights from the football season, or backyard adventures, the Everyday Life™ line is designed to accommodate any occasion or memory!

Heat Transfer Vinyl & Digital Art

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You already take pride in filling your scrapbooks with beautiful artwork on the inside, so why not add some flair to their outsides? With our new line of heat transfer vinyl and digital SVG files designed specifically with album covers in mind, you can easily do just that!

After downloading the digital images, cut them out of the heat transfer vinyl using your favorite cutting machine, and then apply them to your album. For a complete list of available heat transfer vinyl colors and digital art designs, click here.

Penmanship with Melissa Esplin

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Renowned calligraphy and lettering expert Melissa Esplin joined forces with Close To My Heart to create an easy, step-by-step penmanship program. Penmanship with Melissa Esplin introduces stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques to improve and develop your personal, individual style. Equipped with exercise worksheets and practice pages, as you see can see above, this program provides the necessary tools to share your stories through your own creative handwriting!

Journaling Pens

Get ready to pour your hearts out with our gorgeous new Close To My Heart journaling pens!

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These journaling pens are available in Black and Pewter inks and in .05, .03, and .01 tips. Easily take your handwriting up a notch by simply using the right tool!

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TriBlend™ Markers

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Color and blend like and expert with our new markers! Inside every TriBlend™ marker is a perfect gradation of colors, from light to dark, delivered through three separate fine bullet nibs. The alcohol-based ink blends seamlessly for mixing or layering colors.

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Stickles™ Glitter Gel

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Another newcomer to the Close To My Heart line-up are the Stickle™ glitter gels! Available in the ten colors you see here, use these fun gels to add dimension and a bit of sparkle to your projects.

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Stamp Shammy

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This spongy soft, reusable sheet is just what you need for lint-free stamp cleaning. Just add water and watch the ink come right off your My Acrylix® stamps as you wipe them with a Stamp Shammy. Yes, the photo above is staged to look pretty, but we really did just wipe that stamp clean with the wet Stamp Shammy to the right of it. And, because you can’t really have too much of a good thing, these come in a two-pack. J

New Colors

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We’ve added several new colors to our exclusive color palate this week! Our favorite, and Color of the Year, is this beautiful trendy green hue, Julep! Keep a sharp eye out for it throughout the coming year, and you’ll find hints of Julep in a wide variety of our new products. (To see what other fun new colors we have in store, talk to your Consultant or take a look at our exclusive color palette in our Core Products catalog.)

Cricut® Complete Creativity Collection

Our newest Cricut® collection, Complete Creativity, provides you with all the pieces you need to create complete cards and scrapbook pages for a variety of themes and occasions.

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This remarkable new collection is available for purchase on, through a special link you can get from your Close To My Heart Consultant. Ask your Consultant for more details about our extensive collection of Cricut® designs!

Rather than unwrapping all of the new goodies here for you this Christmas-like morning, take some time to carefully peruse both of our new catalogs on your own. The few items that we covered today are only just a sampling of the hundreds of new products available now!

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