Last Chance April

Only a few more days to take advantage of April's specials.  Typed Note and the Deals of the Day end April 30.   Don't miss your chance to get the cool typewriter, or lots of awesome deals on my online website.

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Small Gifts with Tons of Color

When you are looking for an idea for a small gift or thank you, you can make a card with a small tea bag, like the card above.  If you want to give away something bigger, try decorating using a large coffee cup and fill with your favorite coffee or tea.

If you're having a party this spring and summer, check out the ideas below.  This card is super easy to make, filling in all the details of the party.  Then, fill little jars with homemade sugar scrubs as cute little treats to take home.

Have you checked out the Deal of the Day? Don't forget, we have a new Deal everyday during the month of April.

WOTG: Blossom

The Blossom Cardmaking Workshop on the Go is a wonderful kit to get you into the Spring of  things.  Flowers and popsicles remind me of warmer weather, and would make a fun surprise to find in the mailbox.  I love the new colorful Coral Reef sequins in the Seasonal Expressions II book.  They are like little bites of watermelon popsicles. 

This colorful kit shows you how to make 15 cards so you are ready for all your spring birthdays and thank you notes.  The stamp set has cheerful flowers and birthday candles.  The versatile sentiments make it easy to create a variety of cards.

Check out all the goodies included in the kit below.

Blossom Cardmaking WOTG

Paper Fundamentals

Paper Fundamentals

Paper Fundamentals is an expanded line of colorful paper packs with extraordinary properties. One side has an alternating color/white geometric design, while the other has the same geometric design but uses a glossy embossed surface. Use the paper as it is, or color the white parts with ink pads or markers. The embossed surface can be used for many things. Heat it and add embossing powder or glitter to stick to the paper. Use the glossy surface as a resist, and use ink to color the non-glossy areas with a darker color. The adorable strawberries on the front of the Seasonal Expressions II book are made from the Paper Fundamentals.

Delightful Layouts


Blossom is a new My Reflections kit available for a limited time only.  You can find it in the new Seasonal Expressions II Idea Book.   The Complements sticker sheets have neat banners and title blocks, flowers and borders.  The Blossom Assortment are very pretty metal-rimmed, enamel pieces in the shapes of flowers. 

As it gets warmer outside, I gravitate towards more colors, brighter colors, to wash away the grayness that lurks during the winter.   The colors of Lagoon, Sunset, and Pear evoke images of summer days of flavored popsicles and bike riding until the dusk hours.

Blossom Paper Pack

SOTM: Typed Note

Typewriters are something that brings back memories for me. My parents own a flower shop, a business handed down through our family. One of the memories I have from the shop is the typewriter that they used exclusively to type up notes, bank slips, reports and letters. This month's stamp set can help you "type up" your own letters to send to your loved ones. Or decorate a scrapbook page with photos or memories about an author and writer who is in your family.
SOTM: Typed Note

Deal of the Day

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Online Business Address and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!