Close to My Heart is a premier direct sales company that provides a variety of high-quality crafting products to purchase from the comfort of your home through a Consultant’s (or Maker’s) website. They help inspire creativity, teach how to preserve memories, and enhance artistic abilities, as well as provide an accessible business opportunity for those wishing to develop their own team.
Close to My Heart offers a wide variety of products needed for paper crafting projects, including card stock, inks, acrylic stamps, and embellishments. For those wanting more guidance in the creative process, there are also full card making or scrapbook layout kits, with coordinating colours and designs, and instructions for completing projects.
What makes CTMH stand out from other crafting companies is, among other things, their exclusive colour palette. There are 40 colours every season, plus a colour of the year. The colours are featured in card stock (solid and patterned), inks, and embellishments, making it easy to match up all parts of your project. No more guess work, so you can be sure that your finished card or layout will look stunning.
MyAcrylix Clear Acrylic Stamps
CTMH MyAcrylix stamp sets are of a high-quality polymer that retains its shape and stickiness for years, allowing for perfectly stamped images on every project. The stamps are kept on a clear acetate sheet, which you peel off and stick to a stamping block without any need for adhesive. Storing stamp sets is easy as they come packaged in their own plastic envelope sleeve, with a foam protector sheet (also perfect for laying underneath projects to ensure a perfect stamped image every time). The added benefit of CTMH stamps being clear is the ability to see where you are placing your image on your project, once again, making crafting easier for you.
Coordinating Thin Cuts
For those that want to add some extra layers to their projects but don’t want to meticulously cut around stamped images, CTMH also offers coordinating metal thin cuts (die cuts) for many of its stamp sets. The thin cuts work with most die cutting machines on the market, including our own which comes with a pressure dial. In addition, there are background and several shape thin cuts that provide even more options for creativity in your paper projects.
If your project is missing that oomph, chances are you just need a little embellishment to jazz it up. From shimmer pens and glitter trim, to sequins and gems, CTMH has exactly what you need to finish off that project and make it pop. Using the exclusive coordinating colour palette makes it easy to pick exactly what to add for that perfect finishing touch.
Every month, CTMH hosts a special paper project that is meant to help push your creativity even further. Past specials include classic scrapbook layouts and card kits, but also a home decor project and milestone photo props. Offering full kits to help you complete the special helps to keep it easy yet fun at the same time. Each special is only available for a limited time, so don’t hesitate to get yours before time runs out. Below are a few of the specials hosted in previous months.
Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
In addition to monthly specials, CTMH offers an exclusive stamp set, only available for the duration of that particular month. Regularly priced at $25.75, regular customers can get the set for $6.75 when they spend $60 on other products. VIP customers are eligible to receive the SOTM for free with a purchase of $60.
Become My VIP Customer or Join My Team
You can become a VIP customer or join my team at any time. Both options offer a variety of opportunities to grow in your skills as a crafter, discover new paper products and techniques, or build your own business. Whether you choose to focus on developing your hobby or to grow your own team of consultants, you are never alone here. I have Facebook groups for both my VIP customers and my Arrows of Hope Team of Makers that offers support, inspiration, fun challenges and great prize competitions.
For more details about either of these options, check out the Be a VIP or Join My Team pages on this website.
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