Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a wonderful organization that brings smiles to children all over the world with facial deformities that prevent them from the simplest of tasks like eating and drinking properly. Close To My Heart has many ways you can contribute so children can receive free surgeries. The stamp set to the right is this year's OS set and CTMH will donate $7 for surgeries for every set purchased. We also have red and heather shirts (see below) to proudly display your support for Operation Smile and CTMH will donate $10. Lastly, you can make a general donation to OS or take advantage of our Round Up program to round up your order to the nearest dollar. I hope you can take advantage of one or more ways to donate to this worthy cause.

Charlotte Cards

The Charlotte Workshop Your Way includes instructions to make the additional project, three cards, using the Springtime Wishes Stamp Set and Thin Cuts.  Create beautiful cards with watercolor paints and water color paper.
The WYW: Charlotte also includes the Treasured Puffies.  I love Puffies!  These are so easy to use, self adhesive, gold foil assorted shapes and sizes.  They work perfect for cards and layouts, including centers for flowers like these cards.
Check out the new stamp set, My Mother, and combine it with the Charlotte Paper Pack to create a beautiful Mother's Day card.

WYW: Charlotte

Balloon Animals Layout

This month's SOTM is a great stamp set for all things birthday, cards, layouts, party treats.  Who else thinks of balloons for birthdays?  The clowns are sometimes scary, but I love the balloon animals they make.  That weird squeaky noise as they blow up and manipulate the balloons into crazy masterpieces.   Use this stamp set to create your own zoo of balloon animals.

SOTM: Balloon Animals

Charlotte Layouts

The new Charlotte Workshops Your Way help you create lovely scrapbook layouts and cards with the new Charlotte collection.  Using new layout designs created by Jeanette Lynton, these fun layouts use the Charlotte Complements, Paper Pack, Black and Gold Ribbon, and Treasured Puffies.

The new Charlotte Paper Pack includes twelve 12X12" B&T Duos, including one that can be cut up to be used in Picture My Life or on traditional scrapbook layouts as titles and journaling boxes or decorations on the pages.  The patterned paper comes with several subtle patterns and monochrome colors as well as colorful patterns to help you make gorgeous pages.

The Charlotte Complements are two 6X6 coordinating stickers sheets and gold foil chipboard with sayings like Celebrate, Lovely day, and Today is Your Day.

Thin Cuts

New in the Seasonal Expressions is our new line of Thin Cuts to coordinate with some of our stamp sets. These thin metal cutting dies are easy to store. They cut shapes perfectly using any die cutting machine, like the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, or Spellbinders.  Check out all three designs today!


Charlotte is a new My Reflections collection with subtle tones for beautiful cards and layouts. Charlotte can be found in the Seasonal Expressions.  Charlotte is the first of the new Workshops Your Way which includes paper packs without plain cardstock, but with more choices of cardstock quality patterned paper. Be aware that the new WYW do not include a stamp set, but now include the coordinating Complements for each set.

Share the Love

Share the love this February by purchasing the exclusive My Acrylix® Share the Love D-size stamp set. Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you be getting a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world! Check out our social media channels all month long to see this stamp set in action, and remember to post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause.

Balloon Animals Card

Aren't these stamps so stinkin' cute? Balloon animals are great for birthday cards and layouts, or a whimsical thinking of you card. This set even has a Cricut cut from the new Artistry Cartridge to help make the sentiments POP, but hopefully not your balloon animals.
This stamp set is only available during the month of February, so get it now for $5 with your qualifying order.
SOTM: Balloon Animals