Whether you’re crafting for fun or you’re creating a special project for a friend or family member, having a sense of direction makes the whole process go much smoother from start to finish. At Close To My Heart, we pride ourselves not only on providing top-of-the-line craftingproducts, but also on offering in-depth, easy-to-follow workshops for each of our exclusive paper collections and many of our limited-time special offers.
All of our workshops come with cutting guides and step-by-step instructions on how to create gorgeous scrapbook pages and cards while also maximizing paper usage, allowing you to create even more amazing artwork.
Our workshops also include options to learn new techniques that can be applied to projects far beyond those included in the workshop.
Another standout element of our workshops is the level of versatility they offer when it comes to incorporating various paper collections and color palettes. A prime example of this principle in action can be found in our Workshop Wow: Love Story special. The workshops in this special are all designed with the papers, stickers, and stamps our Love Story collection, which is available in three different color combinations—Black, Mink, and Toffee.
The Love Story workshops are designed to facilitate easy creation with any one of these three color options! While the embellishments and paper designs vary between the three color options, the instructions provide artwork examples that demonstrate how to use each collection effectively, helping your artwork shine.
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can even apply the workshop designs and patterns to different paper collections entirely, giving your artwork a completely different look with more ease in its creation. This opens the door for you to infuse your creations with your own personality so you can leave your own mark on your artwork!
When you use the scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops we design for each of our paper collections and many of our specials, it’s easy to create beautiful pages and cards, regardless of whether you’re an experienced crafter or you’re just starting out on your crafting journey. With so many accessible options, there’s truly something for everyone! Leave a comment below and tell us what you love about Close To My Heart workshops!
There are so many reasons to love fall, and one of our favorites is the release of our new annual Core Products Catalog! From day one of this beautiful catalog, hundreds of new Close To My Heart items and fresh ideas have been readily available and within your grasps!
We are as committed as ever to our promise of being there to “show you how,” including providing the right tools and products, whatever your crafting goals may be. So—let’s take a closer look at a few new things happening in our Core Products Catalog!
We have SEVEN new pattern paper collections themed and designed for year-round use!
As You Grow: Refresh your creative spirit with this bundle of joy! The soft, nostalgic colors and designs of the As You Grow collection are enough to bring back fond memories of simpler times.
Smarty Pants: Featuring patterns and designs most all of us recognize, the Smarty Pants collection captures the essence of school days past, present, and future.
Love Story: The elegant designs and romantic colors of the Love Story collection will help tell your story in the colors you wish to share it. Available in Toffee, Mink, and Black, these pattern papers and stickers are perfect for your special occasion!
(The As You Grow, Smarty Pants, and Love Story collections include an optional coordinating sticker sheet, a coordinating cardstock pack, Picture My Life™ pocket cards, and stamp sets with coordinating Thin Cuts!)
Textures: Add the textures of everyday items to your crafting palette with this collection of patterned papers!
Wood Grain: We can’t get enough of the natural look these realistic Wood Grain patterns have to offer!
Noteworthy: Make a permanent record with these noteworthy pattern papers! Each sheet features the pattern on a white background on one side and on an aged looking background on the other.
If die-cutting is your thing, then you will be pleasantly surprised by what we’ve got in store in the Core Products Catalog! We’ve got fun shaped cards, slimline card front designs, tabs, tags, dimensional flowers, and tons more!
No crafting project is complete without a few finishing touches, like shimmer trims, ribbons, loose gems, and acrylic shapes (to list a few 😉). Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll find in our Core Products Catalog:
We’ve got so many new stencils for you to try! Above is just a small sampling of what you can create with a few of the designs, if you rotate the stencil or flip it over. And, for the first time, we now have stencils especially designed to fit the front of standard size card!
We’ve added 16 new digital, downloadable SVG files, to our digital art library! View all fo these new digital designs, here.
Pickup Tool: Picking up small embellishments is now easier than ever with these handy, paper-covered wax sticks! Simply sharpen the ends to a point and use to pick up small accents of all sorts!
Quickie Glue™ Pen: Is it a pen? Is it glue? Why not both?! This literal glue pen is ideal for securely attaching all of those smaller pieces to your artwork.
Adhesive Tape: Use this double sided permanent tape to mount photos, documents, and all sorts of things to your projects. The red backing makes it easy to see on the paper, and get’s removed when you are ready to expose the adhesive on that side of the tape.
Adhesive Sheets: We carry 12″ x 12″, double-sided, adhesive sheets! There are so many uses for these sheets, one of which is to make die-cut stickers. Watch the video below to see how!
We’ve added several new colors to our exclusive color palette this month! Our favorite, and Color of the Year, is this beautiful berry hue, Wild Berry! Keep a sharp eye out for it throughout the coming year, and you’ll find hints of Wild Berry in a wide variety of our new products. (To see what other new colors we have in store, talk to your Close To My Heart Maker or take a look at our exclusive color palette in our Core Products Catalog.)
Each kit includes materials to make a set of 24 beautiful, handmade cards, that come together in minutes thanks to pre-printed card bases, die-cut shapes, and more. Each delivery also includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, complete with a stamping block and mini ink pad, so you’ll have the tools you need to create your cards just the way you want them. Keep up with all the occasions in your life with a Craft with Heart™ cardmaking subscription!
Friends, this is just a small sampling of our many, many new products. Make sure to visit with your Close To My Heart Maker to see all that we have in store for you this coming year, or explore our Core Products Catalog online, here.