Close to My Heart Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday Sale

ALL Close to My Heart Cricut Collections

20% Off

Monday, December 1st ONLY!!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014.  This amazing sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm (MST) Monday night.


There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, card making, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut collections make the perfect addition to any craft room!  Each collection is regularly only $99 but with this never before offered savings they are only $79 each (plus tax and shipping).


In addition, your order will qualify you to purchase the December stamp of the month Cutie Pie for only $5 and will allow you to take advantage of the “Deal of the Decade”.


December Deal of the DecadeDeal of the Decade

This year marks the TEN year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10 each (stamp sets from the new December Seasonal Expressions catalog are not eligible for this offer). That’s up to a $7.95 savings on a single stamp set!

Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. Not sure which stamp sets are included? Here is the list of the Deal of the Decade Eligible Stamps.

Not sure which cartridge to start with?Cricut Collection Collage

There are now four amazing Cricut Collections to choose from.  Each one comes with a stamp set (a $60 value) that matches shapes found on the cartridge.  Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking all come with dimensional elements.  Artfully sent comes with a 24-pack of White Daisy cardstock.  Each cartridge is PACKED with over 700 different images/shapes and a font exclusive to each collection.  These are the largest cartridges that Cricut makes.  Also, remember many of the shapes on these cartridges coordinate with other stamp sets from Close to My Heart.  (click on the name of any of the cartridges to be taken directly to it on my site)


  • ART PHILOSOPHY is more for the all-in-one crafter. The shapes on this cartridge are more general in design and don’t scream one specific theme making this a good all purpose cartridge for scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting. (Cricut Art Philosophy PDF)
  • ARTISTE is more project based.  It includes more 3D shapes, mini albums and layered projects.  Everything is color coordinated and it also includes an assembly guide to make putting your project together a breeze. (Cricut Artiste PDF)
  • ARTBOOKING is all about scrapbooking and mini albums.  This cartridge has everything you need for coordinating layouts including overlays, titles, photo mats, etc. all cut proportionately to each other to fit on a 12×12 layout.  It also includes 10 mini album themes each with a recommended finished album size. (Cricut Artbooking PDF)
  • ARTFULLY SENT is the newest addition to the Cricut Collections and is designed with the card maker in mind. This cartridge features more than 25 different themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs it has a card for any and all occasions. Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket cards (commonly used for pocket style scrapbooking (Cricut Artfully Sent PDF)

Each of these cartridges are amazing and just because it is geared toward a specific style of crafting does not mean it is limited to that.  Many of the elements on each cartridge are very versatile in any crafting project.  For example, the beautiful butterfly on Artiste may be perfect for your card to mom or a sentiment on the Artfully Sent cartridge would be a great title on a scrapbook page.

Don’t miss out on this never before offered ONE DAY sale today.  Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your friends and family members and head on over to my website at and start shopping and saving today.

Thank you for your continued support and a VERY happy Cyber Monday!  Till next time. . .

Happy Crafting

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‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop – The Final Stop

Tis the Seasons Video Hop Sponsored by Final Stop

We hope you have enjoyed following us along on our ‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop featuring projects by and sponsored by SVGCuts.   If you haven’t done it already, make sure you watch each of the five videos that were posted everyday starting on November 17th and collect all the code words that are somewhere in the video.  If you have made it here to my blog, you are probably ready to enter your code words into the drawings to win one of five $20 gift cards to  One lucky entry will also win a Sizzix Big Shot on Thanksgiving Day (November 27th).  And EVERYONE that enters all five words correctly wins a discount code for 25% off your purchase at (emailed on November 27th and only valid 11/27/14 and 11/28/14).

Just in case you missed any, here is the hop order (or watch the playlist below) . . .

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‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop – A Good Day at the Office

Tis the Seasons Video Hop Sponsored by SVGCutsVideo 5 of 5

We hope you have enjoyed our ‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop this week.  I know we have had so much fun sharing our projects with you and showcasing some of the amazing files that are created by Leo and Mary at  If you have missed any of the videos, there are links at the end of this post to each of them.  Make sure you haven’t missed any of them.  There are some fun projects showing all the exciting and different ways you can use the SVG Cuts files.

Also, if you have been following along, you should have also been collecting all the code words to be entered in the drawings to win one of five $20 gift cards to  One entry will also win a Sizzix Big Shot and EVERYONE with the correct code words will receive a coupon code good for 25% off your purchase at on November 27th (Coupon valid November 27th and 28th ONLY).  For more info on the contest and when the giveaways will be, check out my blog post  . . . ‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop – The Final Stop.

Tis The Season Video Hop #5

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‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop

2014 'Tis the Seasons Video HopJoin myself and 4 other amazing crafters to celebrate the holiday season with a video hop featuring projects from SVGCuts.  We will post a video every day for five days starting November 17th.  These videos will feature five different and talented YouTube Crafters!  Watch each day and collect code words.  On the final day, fill out a small form with name, email and your correct code words to enter into a drawing for one of five $20 gift cards to!

Here is the hop order . . .

November 17th – Melody Lane  (

November 18th – Crafts By Two  (

November 19th – Crafting on the Dollar  (

November 20th – Off Kilter Crafter  (

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Warm Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes Block CardHello on this cold and snowy day.  Today I have a card project I did to share with you.  I saw a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a building block card and decided I would give it a try.  Now… I have a Cricut Explore so I thought why not try to create a cut file in Design Space to let my Cricut do some of the work for me.  After a couple hours of work, I had the base file for the card.  Now came the fun of creating a dressed up version. Continue reading


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YouTube Subscriber Prize Giveaway

YAY!!  I just wanted to thank everyone who has subscribed to my YouTube Channel.  To celebrate hitting 100 subscribers, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!  The prize pack includes:

Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken Stickers

Studio G mini stamp, bling and 6×6 paper pack

Recollections wide washi tape

Ribbon from the Target Dollar Spot

Note Cards from Doodlebug Designs

Perfect Pearls Complete kit in Aged Patina

Perfect Pens

Watch the video above to see all the great items in this giveaway haul.  To enter, click HERE.  The contest ends on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  Thank you again for all your support and good luck!


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by | September 19, 2014 · 6:00 am

Washi Tape Card #1 – Along Came a Spider

Along Came A Spider

Happy Washi Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.

Rainbow Washi Tape CardToday marks the first card in my new washi tape card series.  I took a card I had made previously and put in my shop and revamped it for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  I used an image from the newest Cricut cartridge Potions and Spells for my greeting on the front of the card (love the images on that cartridge by the way).  I made my card base in Design Space also since I was cutting the image though you could skip this step and just cut it with a paper trimmer and fold it in half.  The green words were cut out in outdoor vinyl (Oracal 651) to make assembly easier and save the need to attach the letters separately.  I inked the edges of both the card and the rectangle in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and stamped a Stampabilities spider web in the corner. The Halloween washi tape I chose were from Queen & Co.  (not sure if they are still available), the orange and purple were both from a Peachy Cheap offer and the white Beware tape is a dollar bin (Studio G?) tape from Joann’s. I finished it off with some tiny spiders from an older Close to My Heart set of woodblock stamps called Spinning Spider, a bling spider from Hobby Lobby and my favorite Wink of Stella pen.

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SURPRISE!! Artfully Sent w/FREE Stamps

Artfully Sent FREE stamp offerYAY!  The highly anticipated Cricut cartridge Artfully Sent is finally here!  While I haven’t had a chance to play with this one personally, this looks like it is going to be an amazing cartridge.  From now till midnight on Sunday, September 14, 2014 if you purchase the Artfully Sent cartridge from my Close to My Heart website, I will send you the two mini stamps below.  Combined retail value of both stamps is $6 and I will send them to you for FREE.

Free Stamps with Artfully Sent

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