Beautiful Cards and Scrapbook Pages in Minutes!

Using kits that come with everything you need, we are excited to share with you how to put together beautiful scrapbook pages and cards in no time! All you have to bring to the crafting table is adhesive, a journaling pen, and maybe a snack 😁.

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  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit

The excuse that we hear most often from people for not scrapbooking or cardmaking is that they simply don’t have the time to do it. Cut Above® kits are the response to that genuine concern. Each layout kit comes with all of the pieces you need to complete two coordinating two-page 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layouts, including pre-printed base pages, pre-cut paper pieces and die-cuts, complementing stickers, and simple assembly instructions. Essentially, all of the cutting has been taken out of the scrapbooking equation, saving you tons of time and allowing you to jump right into the artistic and creative side of memory keeping that we all enjoy and love so much.

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  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit
  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit
  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit

Similarly, our Cut Above® cardmaking kits come with all of the materials you need to create two each of an assortment of cards, designed especially for the season ahead. The kits include preprinted card bases in varying sizes, pre-cut die-cuts, coordinating stickers, and an exclusive stamp set and mini black ink pad to customize each of your card sentiments to use for any occasion.

For those of you who love a good subscription program, we recommend Craft with Heart™! Through a Craft with Heart™ subscription, you can get beautiful scrapbooking and cardmaking kits delivered directly to your door on a regular basis! (Talk about happy mail!)

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Cut Above® kits are a wonderful balance of ease and creativity. While your pages and cards come pre-designed, you still reap the joy and benefits of creating something yourself and that comes together in just minutes, with an easy-to-follow instructional guide. If you’re just getting started as a scrapper or card maker, or would like to get started, Cut Above® kits are a great place to begin! Even if you’re a more experienced memory keeper or crafter, these projects will keep your creativity flowing and maybe provide inspiration for your own designs!

Take a closer look at the five Craft with Heart™ kits currently available, now through April, on our website and in the video below.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a subscription, we have a few starter bundles that you should definitely check out! There are two scrapbooking starter bundles that each include a Cut Above® layout kit for one 12″ x 12″ layout, a stamp set, stamping block, and mini stamp pad to embellish your pages even further, a journaling pen and adhesive (you don’t even have to bring that to the table with these bundles!), and Memory Protectors™ and an album to safely store your completed pages!

  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit
  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit

The cardmaking starter bundle includes a Cut Above® cardmaking kit that makes six standard size cards, a basic sentiments stamp set, stamping block, and mini ink pad to personalize your cards for the right occasion, adhesive, and a stamp shammy to keep your stamps and stamping block clean.

  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit
  • Easy Scrapbooking and Cardmaking #ctmh #closetomyheart #craftwithheart #cutabove #scrapbooking #cardmaking #papercrafting #memorykeeping #subscriptionbox #cardmakingkit #scrapbookingkit

Every component in each of these bundles is also available on its own. So, if you already have an album for example, you can get the Starter Cut Above® layout kit by itself. Do you just want the starter sentiments stamp set from the cardmaking bundle? You got it! Visit our website and click through to get exactly what you need!

Craft with Heart™ and Cut Above® are the perfect solution for those who enjoy the art of scrapbooking and cardmaking but are looking for a quicker alternative. Even if you’re a die-hard decorative scrapper or card maker who loves to spend hours on a project, these predesigned kits are a great way to catch up on documenting your stories and celebrating relationships without sacrificing quality. They’re a win-win deal that you will absolutely love!

Sharing the Memory Keeping Vision

True North Workshop #ctmh #closetomyheart #TrueNorth #TrueNorthWorkshop #CelebrateCanada #Canada #fall #autumn #hockey #icehockeyWe love October at Close To My Heart, not only because of the beautiful weather changes and the fun holidays it contains, but also because it is the month that we celebrate our Canadian friends and our shared vision.

It was in October of 2003 that excited new Close To My Heart Consultants began holding the first-ever Canadian Home Gatherings where the art of memory keeping was shared and taught.

To celebrate this momentous 15-year anniversary with all of our cardmaking and scrapbooking friends, we’ve designed not one, but TWO exclusive stamp sets and workshop kits!

As you can see, both stamp sets illustrate a few of our favorite Canadianisms, but are so versatile that you don’t have to be Canadian to like them!

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The True North workshop kit comes with materials to make two 2-page scrapbook layouts, one stand-alone scrapbook page, and four cards. Follow the instructions to create the artwork exactly as seen here or use the included tips and techniques to change them up and make them all your own. (There is no wrong way to use these tools if they are preserving your memories!)

Are you the outdoorsy, camping, hunting, fishing, wilderness type? Perhaps you are the “memory keeper” of someone who is. Either way, the Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop were designed exactly with you in mind!

The Great Outdoors #ctmh #closetomyheart #thegreatoutdoors #scrapbooking #cardmaking #wildanimals #wild #wilderness #moose #fish #bear #duck

The beautiful, intricate details used to create each of the animal designs as well as the deliberate compass and arrow are a must have in any adventurous spirit’s crafting collection!

Celebrate this joyful Canadian anniversary with us and share the true art of memory keeping with those around you!

If you need help getting started, find a consultant in your area by visiting our website, clicking on the What We Do tab and selecting Find a Consultant.

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Beginner Crafting Kits

If you’d love to craft but think you’re just not the “crafting type,” think again! There are so many resources that make learning to craft easy, including online tutorials and Consultants that can walk you through projects right in your own home!

Among these great resources are beginner crafting kits, like our limited-time Welcome Home wreath kit or our new Cut Above™ scrapbooking layout kits.

The perfect, affordable wreath kit for the bride-to-be! #ctmh #closetomyheart #wedding #gift #bridalshower #succulentwreath #kit #diyhomedecor

The Welcome Home wreath kit helps you create a beautiful paper succulent wreath. With pre-cut pieces you simply punch out, curl, layer, and attach, this is a wonderful place for beginners to start if they’re interested in trying out DIY home décor.

It’s a great project for your first home as a married couple—or give it as a unique bridal shower or wedding present to a friend! The new bride is sure to love creating something herself for her new home—especially with her new last name 😉 !

An affordable scrapbooking kit for beginners! All you need is adhesive! #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbookingkit #quick #beginner #wedding #bridal #gift

Our Cut Above™ Forever & Always layout kit is also a great beginner crafting kit for the bride. Those first few years together go by lightning fast, so start the habit of preserving your love story by doing something with all those wedding photos! Trust us, you won’t want to forget those sweet newlywed moments.

This affordable kit comes with pre-cut pieces and instructions for assembling the two pages you see in this album, as well as Memory Protectors™ to keep your pages safe.

An affordable scrapbooking kit for beginners! All you need is adhesive! #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbookingkit #quick #beginner #wedding #bridal #gift

It also comes with pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors™ to create even more pages, which fit in between your main pages for preserving additional pictures and moments from your special day!

Preserving your baby's first moments has never been easier, thanks to our Little One scrapbooking kit! All you need is adhesive and 15 minutes! #ctmh #closetomyheart #babybook #babyscrapbook #babyphotos #memories #babysfirsts #scrapbooking #beginner #kit

We also have a beginner Cut Above™ scrapbooking layout kit for baby photos—it’s called Little One, and it’s totally gender neutral.

Preserving your baby's first moments has never been easier, thanks to our Little One scrapbooking kit! All you need is adhesive and 15 minutes! #ctmh #closetomyheart #babybook #babyscrapbook #babyphotos #memories #babysfirsts #scrapbooking #beginner #kit

The birth of your first child is definitely the time to start thinking about preserving memories—if you haven’t already (and not in that black hole of a phone or computer, either!).

In addition to being affordable (which is a must with a new babe around!), all the pages in this kit come together in less than 15 minutes—really! So complete your kit, and then take a nice long nap with all that time you save. 🙂 Get a feel for how easily these kits come together by watching this quick video:

And while you’re at it…

Create this easy, adorable paper succulent wreath for less than $20 with our Welcome Home wreath kit! (US pricing) #ctmh #closetomyheart #papersucculents #diywreath #wreathkit #nurserydecor #babydecor #littlegirlsroom #decor #affordable #diy

Why not add a Welcome Home wreath to baby’s nursery? Once again, this is a super affordable and unique baby shower gift, perfect for a new mama who will be nesting like crazy soon. 😉

Whether you’re a newlywed, young mom, or a friend looking for a unique shower gift, the Welcome Home wreath kit and the Cut Above™ layout kits are the perfect go-to projects for beginners. With affordable price tags and easy-to-follow instructions, these kits are sure to light a smile on anyone’s face as she discovers she can craft and make something beautiful for her family.

 
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More Mixing and Matching Magic

Last week we shared a few pieces of artwork that showed you how nicely different paper packets work together, along with tips for how to mix them. Well, we’re at it again—this time with a lovely home décor piece that is both eye-catchingly elegant and sweetly simple:

Make this beautiful paper banner for your home. #ctmh #closetomyheart #papercrafting #diyhomedecor #paperbanner #diybanner

Can you name all the paper packets used here? Zoe certainly makes a standout performance, but the sharp-eyed among you will also be able to pick out the rich hues from Sangria and the soft patterns from Georgie. We’ve also mixed in some Eggplant and Juniper cardstock  for good measure. The end result is a paper garland that you can keep up year round.

Make this beautiful paper banner for your home. #ctmh #closetomyheart #papercrafting #diyhomedecor #paperbanner #diybanner

All of the yo-yo flower shapes were cut using the Cricut® Artiste collection and are simple to assemble following the instructions in the assembly booklet that comes with the collection. The flowers were then attached to a single piece of sturdy wrapping paper either directly or using 3-D foam tape to create the garland shape. After embellishing with a few playful sequins for that little bit of bling, the banner was hung inside a well-loved frame using Whisper thick twine.

Whether you’re just trying to use up the last papers from a favorite paper packet or exploring bold color combinations of your own creation, there are lots of ways to combine different paper packets to create beautiful artwork!

We’ve loved hearing your input on how you mix paper packets. Tell us in the comments which paper packets you’re going to try mixing next!

Recipe

X7199B Sangria Paper Packet, X7197B Zoe Paper Packet, X7203B Georgie Paper Packet, X5774 Eggplant Cardstock, X5752 Juniper Cardstock, Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment, Z3095 Whisper Thick Twine, Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection.

Cricut® Shapes*:
Artiste
¾”, 1″ Card <i> (p. 48)
1 ½”, 2 ¼” Shift + 3D Object <P> (p. 50)
1 ½”, 2 ¼”, 2 ½”, Shift + Card <G> (p. 55)
2″ Accent 2 <Hallween> (p. 77)

*Real Dial Size

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