3 Reasons Why You Should Become a Consultant Right Now!

Being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant has a lot of perks: You get to make money doing what you love, plan your work schedule however you’d like, meet women with similar interests, and save big on products with your Consultant discount, just to name a few. But during the month of July, there are three MORE reasons to become a Consultant: Adventure, Whimsy, and Enchantment!

What are we talking about? Our brand new Fundamentals paper collections, which feature 24 double-sided sheets of beautiful patterned paper. And we’ve also created Complements (stickers and die-cuts) that coordinate with each Fundamentals collection that have three themes—everyday moments, baby, and school.

If you join as a Consultant in July, not only will you get to preview these products before everyone else (they’re not available to the public until August 1!), and not only will you get to order them before anyone else, but you will get one paper collection and its coordinating Complements for FREE! You can choose any of these three collections you want!

Did we mention that it only costs $75 USD to join, and you get $50 in Select Product Credit, which means you basically join for $25? Yeah, it’s a great deal and super low risk!

Because seeing is sometimes believing, we want to give you an exclusive look at the beautiful layouts you can create with these new Fundamentals collections and their coordinating Complements. Ready to be amazed?

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First up is our Adventure Fundamentals and Good Life Complements. There’s no stamping on this layout—all the embellishments you see—including those flashy gold die-cuts—come with the Good Life Complements, which are designed for everyday scrapbooking.

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Here are our Whimsy Fundamentals and the Baby Girl Complements. If you choose to go with the Whimsy papers, you could also choose Baby Boy Complements instead, which feature silver foil instead of gold. And don’t worry, the papers can just as easily be used to create a layout featuring pale blues and greens instead of pinks!

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Last up is our Enchantment Fundamentals and School 7–12 Complements. And no surprise here, you can also choose the School K–6 Complements if you want those instead. Either way, you’re sure to have the supplies you need to create an A+ scrapbook.

Here’s a re-cap on why now is the best time to join Close To My Heart: If you become a Consultant during the month of July, not only can you order all of these new collections and see all of our other new products before anyone else, but you’ll also get one Fundamentals paper collection and its coordinating Complements for FREE.

If you’re ready to become your own boss and make crafting your living, talk to your Consultant today or visit closetomyheart.com to find one in your area.


12″ x 12″ Hello Layout
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5930 Slate Cardstock, Z3264 Good Life Complements

12″ x 12″ Baby Girl Layout
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5773 Pixie Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, Z3272 Baby Girl Complements

12″ x 12″ So Proud Layout
Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5930 Slate Cardstock, Z3266 School 7–12 Complements
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The final circle count is in!

Hurray! The day has arrived! Our first contest on the new blog has come to an end, and we had a lovely landslide of guesses. Thank you to all who participated.

The final count was 3138 circles.

Because a handful of you guessed amazingly close to that number, we’re going to award a prize to more than just the first place winner. Here they are, the star guessers:

Fourth place goes to Gina, who guessed 3112 circles (posted on October 3 at 11:54 pm).

Third place goes to Wendy Coffman, who guessed 3125 circles (posted on October 2 at 4:35 pm).

Second place goes to Mary Ann Kelly, who guessed 3147 circles (posted on October 2 at 9:31 pm).

And—drumroll, please—tied for first place, we have Amy Kaminski (posted on October 8 at 5:50 am) and Amber Willingham (posted on October 2 at 5:27 pm), who both guessed 3131 circles—only seven circles off! Wow!

Congratulations to all our winners! We can’t wait to send you a free 1″ circle punch. Please email ctmhblog@closetomyheart.com with your shipping address so you can get punching as soon as possible. Thanks again for playing!


Didn’t win this one? Don’t worry—there are many more contests to come! Starting this week, you’ll have another shot at winning some wonderful free goodies from us when we launch the spookiest crafting contest you’ll ever encounter.

Until then!

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From Our Heart to Yours

Creating: it’s what we do! Everywhere we go, we make something: a friend, a mood, a feeling, an impression, or maybe even a mess. What we make is up to us, and our happiness is directly affected. We can decide whom we are by how we act—indeed, what we MAKE with our surroundings. And, in turn, we help shape others along the way. What a gift! So what are you creating in your life . . . and what part of you is calling the shots: your head or your heart?

When your head has all the power, life becomes swamped in rules. Things you do “work,” but what meaning do they have? But enter your heart and—voila!—what a change. Suddenly the things you touch turn to gold. Instead of fulfilling an assignment, you’ve fulfilled a deep need within yourself and within someone else. Within your heart you can find for yourself the lasting happiness that your head alone can’t give you.

But even the strongest of hearts needs caring for. Hearts require a nutritious diet of positivity and hope, and a whole lot of daily exercise.

Yes, that’s right. Exercise.

It can be a daunting thought, but everyone knows it’s easier to tackle fitness with friends—and when it comes to that, you’ve got ‘em! We meet here to battle the boredom of doing it like we’ve always done it before. We come to strengthen confidence in our own ideas and sidestep the pitfall of comparison. We gather to get out of our heads and into our hearts. We lift, we inspire, we motivate, we talk, we encourage, and we have fun—lots of it.

Although we gather here because each of us shares a passion for papercrafting, our capabilities extend far beyond paper and glue. Our true center lies not in our hobbies, but rather in our hearts. Join us in our quest to strengthen our ability to make EVERYTHING from our hearts! Come, teach, and inspire us with your own heartfelt comments and creations. We are so happy to have you here.

Now, let’s get started! What better way to do it than by winning a contest? For a chance at securing your own free Close To My Heart 1″ circle punch, make a comment with your guess at how many paper circles are in this jar (click on the title of the post in order to enable comments). The person who makes the closest guess by Monday, October 20 will win the prize. One entry per person, please.


Jar Dimensions
Height: 5 ¼”
Top Diameter: 4 ½”
Bottom Diameter: 5 ¾”
*Hint* There are 10 circles in the stack (and yes, they’re included in the final count).

Happy guessing!

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