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Freebie Friday: Steampunk Alphabet Download

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Use this FREE exclusive Alphabet font to add a little character to your next scrapbook page or card. Hint: A circle punch will make it super fast…
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Lollipop Sweet Birthday Card

Isn’t this birthday card sweet? The lollipop is made with twelve 1″ circles in alternating colors. Use an extra circle as a base and glue each circle down overlapping the previous, making sure that the circle touches the center of … Continue reading

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Deepest Sympathy Butterfly Card

I was inspired by this “Sweet & Simple” Mother’s Day card by BH&G to make this sympathy card. The elegant feel of the “Balloon Ride” paper pack from CTMH fit in perfectly with the look I was attempting to achieve. … Continue reading

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One Stamp Wonders

The new mini’s M sized stamps offered by Close to my Heart just can’t be beat. At only $2.95 each, you could get the entire M line for less than $30! These four cards each feature a different mini, and … Continue reading

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Fun & Easy Cards with Picture My Life

Originally I fell in love with the Picture My Life kits because they are great for quickly making beautiful scrapbooks. The kit is perfect for scrapbooking “catch-up”. However, after playing around with the BabyCakes Picture My Life Kit, I found … Continue reading

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“Wise Beyond Your Years” Owl Birthday Card

This adorable 6×6 card was made for an even more adorable girl turning 11! I used the Lollydoodle paper pack & Complements stickers from, as well as an owl from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. The matching envelope was embellished with the Lollydoodle Paper. Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: How to Hand Cut a Fish Tail Banner

Quick video tutorial shows you how to easily hand cut a quick fishtail banner for your scrapbooks or cards without using a ruler or any special tools.

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New CTMH Cricut Bundle | Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Close to My Heart has partnered with Provocraft to offer an exclusive Cricut Cartridge bundle: Art Philosophy by CTMH. The new bundle comes with a cricut cartridge with 700 designs, three coordinating My Acrylix stamp sets, and three coordinating sheets … Continue reading

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Life is Good Fruit Scrapbook Layout

The photos in this fruit themed layout coordinate perfectly with the colors in the new Mayberry paper pack from Close to My Heart. When designing a scrapbook page, always choose papers with colors that match the objects you want to highlight in your photos. In this example, the pink in the girls’ shirts, and in the apples pop because of the prominent pink in the papers.

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Bliss Wedding Artwork Ideas

The new Bliss Paper Pack from Close to my Heart is perfect for wedding themed projects, but would also be lovely for scrapbooking vintage photos. I love the way the neutral colors blend together with soft romantic patterns. Neutrals like these are a great choice when scrapbooking photos without prominent colors that you want to highlight. Notice the subtle use of sparkles in these projects; the stick on bling adds the final touch.

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