Close to My Heart Specials!!!

Happy December! Are you ready for christmas? Need some ideas for your crafty friends and family? Check out these amazing specials, that will sure to be a hit!


Save up to 30% on Story by Stacy™ Story Starter Workshop Kits

Get a jump start on preserving your memories with Story Starter — a fun 4″ × 4″ workshop kit that walks you through the steps of uncovering meaningful memories related to the people, places, and things you love!
Individual workshop kits and stamp sets are available at 20% off; buy the workshop kits and stamps bundled together to save 30%! You can also receive your choice of one of the featured stamp sets FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party!


Celebrating 15 years of Close To My Heart in Canada!

Join us in celebrating 15 years in Canada with the exclusive True North stamp set and workshop kit, which is available at 25% off the retail price! The workshop kit contains materials to create 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts, 1 single-page layout, and 4 cards with versatile themes and designs you can truly make your own.


Show Your Love of Nature with This Exclusive Stamp Set and Workshop

The exclusive Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop kit are ideal for showing your love for nature! This workshop kit guides you through the creative process in making 2 two-page scrapbooking layouts and four cards celebrating the beauties of nature — and it’s available at 25% off the retail price!


31 Days of Memories!

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!


Celebrate the Heart of the Season

You can never get enough Christmas! For a limited time, we are offering a discounted workshop bundle with an exclusive stamp set that gives you materials to create 12 cards that celebrate the heart of this special season. Download the workshop guide below to get instructions for recreating the cards. Be sure you also have these additional items when getting ready to assemble your cards:


Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut® Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut® collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix® stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!

Thanks for checking out the December Specials. If you do not have a independent consultant, I'd love to be her. 
Have a wonderful Holiday Season! 



Stamping on Scrapbook Layouts - let me show you how!

It's a great way to jazz up any page, and placement is key. Too much and it's a distraction, too little and what's the point?

This layout was C.A.S.E'd right from the Close to My Heart current idea book for the November Stamp of the month.  - You can scroll to the bottom and watch this layout come to life!

The difference is I used the grateful heart paper collection, and alphabet stamp set simply said.

Now to check out the trees! Each one stamped so nicely, with the exception of my palm tree. I rushed when putting the stamp on, creating a bubble and thus, there is one spot that the ink did not transfer....did you see it before I pointed it out?

As promised, here is the video to watch the entire process from start to finish! 

If you are interested in the November Stamp of the Month - today is the last day to purchase it! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this layout tutorial. Below are the sizes and supplies. You can find all the supplies on my website DanYellScraps

Base pages - 12x12
Espresso Cardstock 10 x 10
White Daisy Cardstock 9.75 x 9.75
Zip strip .5 x 8


Merry Trimmings of Christmas - Day 8 & 9

Well I am back with more cards, and if you have been following along, you know the stamping is all from the Merry Trimmings stamp set.

It's been a few weeks since my last post, I battled one of the worst sinus infections of my life, then my little's seemed to become ill one right after another. With 4 of them, this felt like we would all remain ill for months. With that, lets move along to the cute cards I have for you all today.

Card# 1 Stack of presents.

This card took no time at all.

The base layer is Gold foil cardstock, cut at 4.25*5.5 topped with fern cardstock cut at 4*5.25 (if I were to create this again, i'd pick a different layer color - it blends in with the gold to much) The present were stamped in sugar plum ink (Color of the year) as one solid 3*5.5 piece. This piece was then cut down into three presents. and trimmed with Black Glitter cardstock at .5*2.75, .5*2.5, & .5*2 
The tag is stamped in black exclusive ink in Merry Christmas (mini stamp). Finish off the presents, black gold ribbon was wrapped around and then a bow tied on top!

Super cute right!? Okay now on to Day 9!
This card was something I had in my head for while to make. I was so happy that it turned out exactly how I pictured it would!

The out line of the snowman was created with three thincut basic circles. small, med and large. The top hat is simple, just a 1.25 x 1.25 square, with a silver of a piece to create the brim! Same for the scarf, just used some small scraps, rounded the edges and boom. To finish off the snowman, I add three gold pearl dots. 

As always I make my cards LIVE on my facebook page, then transfer them to my youtube. So take a peek and check out both cards as they are made! :)

Here is the FULL Supply List for both cards: 

  • White daisy cardstock
  • Black Glitter paper
  • Sugar plum ink
  • versa mark ink
  • silver embossing poweder
  • Gold Pearl gems.
  • Black and Gold Ribbon
  • Gold Foil paper
  • Fern cardstock
If you do not have a Close to My Heart Consultant, I'd love to be her! You can shop all of your supplies here ---> DanYellScraps

Thank you for stopping by! 



Merry Trimmings 12 days of Christmas Cards - Card 7

Using the Merry Trimmings stamp set from CTMH (Close to My Heart) I have created a cute winter night background. The card will be finished off with a sentiment heat embossed on vellum.

I love how easy the CTMH inks blend! Look how wonderful they look finished! My first trial card, I embossed the edges in silver extra fine embossing powder by Ranger. As you can see here.

For the live tutorial, I used Gold foil paper instead. In the end, I loved both, with a preference to the silver embossed edges, what do you think?

This video just like all the merry trimmings videos, is filmed on FACEBOOK Live. The quality is not perfect.

YOUTUBE Facebook Live Tutorial video

All supplies listed below can be found at this link: Danyellscraps.closetomyheart.com *** I do receive a small commission when you shop via the above link - TIA ***

Stamp Sets:
Merry Trimmings
Christmas Script

Inks and Coloring:
Black ink
Sapphire ink
Glacier Ink
White Daisy Pigment ink
Ranger Extra fine white embossing powder

White Daisy Card-stock
Gold Foil Card-stock

I hope you are enjoying these 12 cards, as much as I am! Tune in for the last few cards over the next few days! :)