An Exciting new VIP Customer program has started!

We’re delighted & excited to announce that we are offering a NEW VIP Customer Program where you get Rewarded EVERY time you shop!


The VIP Customer Program is your chance to earn shopping credits on your purchases while getting access to exclusive product and perks!

To kick off this exciting new program we have an introductory special that will be live from October through December of 2020. 

Join the VIP Customer program during October, November or December for $55 AUD and get back $40 credit back in your account, instead of the regular amount of $25 AUD – I mean that is like like joining for $15 as you get to spend $40 on any of the new products^ on my website.

The benefits are amazing

  • Join for $55 AUD and get $25 AUD $40 AUD to spend now!
  • Earn 15% spending credit of full retail amount paid.
  • FREE Stamp of the Month with orders of $80 AUD or more.
  • Access to exclusive products throughout the year.
  • Exclusive workshop bundle available for purchase.
  • FREE Facebook Live event for workshop.

So what else can you get as a VIP customer?

VIP credits earned on each order equal to 15% of retail amount paid

This means every time you buy product as a VIP signed up with me, you get 15% of retail amount paid. This means if you place a $100 order, YOU will earn $15 in VIP credit, can use that credit to get product up to $15 FREE! 

These credits can be used up right away, or they can be saved up for when YOU are ready to redeem them.  VIP credits can be used to purchase most products^ – so you can start earning FREE product every time you buy!

The more you spend the more you get rewarded

One free Stamp of the Month set each month with qualifying order of $80 AUD

That is right, instead of having to pay $9 for the stamp of the month every time you spend $80, you can get it for FREE!

So in October spend $80 and get the With All My Love Stamp of the Month Free.

In November spend $80 and get You Warm My Heart Stamp of the Month Free

And this is a sneak peek of the December Stamp Of the Month – isn’t it pretty? It is called Happiness Never Grows Old.

Plus when you join & become part of my VIP Facebook Group , where I will share some great ideas on using these Stamp of the Month stamps.

Access to exclusive Workshop

If you join as a VIP Customer between Thu 1 Oct & Thu 31 Dec, you will have access to an exclusive Workshop that includes Cards & Scrapbook Layouts

Exclusive Facebook Group

As a VIP member you will be given a link to join an Exclusive Facebook Group hosted by the Close To My Head Head Office. There will also be an exclusive group run by me where I will share some great ideas using the Stamp of the Month that you can earn for free & where you have access to card kits & more.

Exclusive special offers & content & product throughout the year

VIP Customers will be eligible for exclusive savings and special offers & access to exclusive products throughout the year, when they participate in the program. More details about these special offers will be shared as they become available. 

There is also a VIP Facebook group that when you join with me you can join for exclusive content that is created JUST for the VIP customers – I will not post it anywhere else. This content will include, tips, techniques, card kits you can get sent to you & more.

Close To My Heart VIP Customer

Come & JOIN the VIP Program

If you an Aussie, come & join the VIP Program with me & enjoy the fab befits listed above – I just know we have so much fun crafting together with all your new products & you love earning free stuff too.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

^The following items cannot be purchased using VIP credits
– Craft with Heart™ Subscriptions&nbsp
– Annual VIP Customer Renewals
– purchases
– Maker Enrollment
– Discounted products (including specials and clearance items)
In addition, VIP credits cannot be applied toward Operation Smile™ donations, tax, or shipping.

Creativity in Motion – animated stamps to bring your artwork to life!

We’re delighted to announce our new line of animated stamps to bring your artwork to life!

With specialized acetate sheets to help your stamped images dance on the page, these sets are absolutely one of a kind and are a must-have for any avid stamper!

Fun Ideas to Try Out

So here are some fun card Ideas that I tried out that are a little different to the ideas on the instructions.

For this card I stamped the Floral Details & Background onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide™ Ink  onto the smooth side & smudged & blended the ink with the Round Waterbrush.

I used the dragonfly from the Animated Butterfly Kisses Stamp stamping in black & followed the easy instructions to put it together. I finished off with some Silver Foil Paper & extra flower & leaves to complete the card.

My next card I decided to go for a cute little scene using the 6″ × 6″ Bright Stack  paper to form the sky & hills of grass.

I cut out the hills using the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts & layer them over the blue pattern paper. I then cut out a circle using the Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts, added the Animation Sheets & added foam tape to form the well where the pull card.

I decided to use the dancing hippo from the Animated Safari Animals Stamp Set for my animation as he seemed to work well in this little scene. I added a stamped balloon from A Wild Bunch & finished off with a saying from the Animated Safari Animals Stamp Set.

With slimline cards being all the rage right now, I decided to try out these stamps on a slimline card.

I created a simple frame on my cricut (I am sure you could fine & do fancy one one if you like) and stamped the animals & added some grass – nice & simple.

What to do with the Left Over Acetate sheets

Colour In

One of the things you can do is colour in your left over sheets with the TriBlend™ Markers to create a rainbow type effect & use the pieces to decorate your papercrafting projects. Make sure you colour in on the right side, if you colour in on the wrong side the markers will remove the black lines on the specialized acetate sheets.

Cut Out

Die cut out some shapes & use as embellishments. The easiest way to attach them is to use some Glue Dots® Mini Dots as they are less likely to show through.

Free Virtual Event

If you want to find out more about this join us on Sunday, 20 September, for a virtual event dedicated to the art of stamping! We will make a total of 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs. 

Make sure you mark yourself as going to get you name into the draw for prizes & remember this is a FREE event. We hope to see you there!

Check out how easy it is to put together

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Happiest Place – mine is creating with paper!

Happiest Place

My happy Place is whenever I sit down to craft with paper, be it creating a scrapbook page, a card or anything. I love to create.

And now I get to create with this fab Disney inspired (but it is so much more than Disney) Happiest Place Collection that is super bright & fun & will help you create truly magical artwork.

The Happiest Place collection includes a whole suite of coordinating products, including an extra-large paper packet with 12 patterned paper sheets!

Your projects will shine thanks to silver glitter foil accents on coordinating stickers and Happiest Place Coordinating Cardstock. Add in stamps, acrylic shapes, SVG’s, and an 8½″ × 11″ Happiest Place Cut Above® Layout Kit  and you have the recipe for hours of unforgettable crafting fun!

Happiest Place Scrapbooking & Cardmaking Papercraft Collection

Lets start off with the Happiest Place Cut Above® Layout Kit. In this scrapbooking kit you get materials to create the pages of an 8½” × 11″ album! AND bonus – No fussy-cutting required! – though I do like to fussy cut.

Happiest Place Cut Above® Layout Kit

Or maybe you just want to play with the Happiest Place Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet & create your own scrapbook layout?

Happiest Place Scrapbook Layout

Be sure to check out the Happiest Place Product Bundle, which includes several of the items in this collection at a 20% discount!

Happiest Place Product Bundle

Check out everything you can get with the Happiest Place Collection

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Close To My Bring Back My Pack – Brushed Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Bring Back My Pack – Brushed Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

The last time we had the Brushed Paper Collection it was 2014. I recall you could get a Scrapbooking kit that included a stamp set – which I realy like so I had to get the scrapbooking kit. Now it is back with the colours updated slightly to go with our new colours & it now comes with a sticker sheet that we never had before.

I decided that I would do some fussy cutting on the watercoloured look flowers & leaves.

I used the Candy Apple Spotted paper & the Lagoon leaf print paper & added a strip of Lagoon cardstock & some Dreamy Holographic Paper (seriously this stuff is amazing & you only need a little bit) as my background to my fussy cut flowers.

I then stamped For You from the Stitched Together – Cardmaking stamp set & nestled in the flowers & leaves. And added a final touch of Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Gel to the flower centres.

I thought it was fun to play with Brushed Paper Collection again & boy have I changed how I make things compared to way back in 2014.

I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Close To My Heart Cardstock Carnival Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Cardstock Carnival Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Right now you can enjoy monthlong savings on cardstock in all the colours of the rainbow!Cardstock Carnival – cardstock is a crafting essential that you can never have too much of!

My first idea combines the blue & the green-blue cardstock bundles to create a gradient effect in just cardstock for my sea background for this Birthday Fishes card.

I cut my cardstock to form a banner & and cut waves through it – I done this on my cricut so I knew the pieces would fit back together like a puzzle. I stamped the larger bubbles in White Daisy, these did not show up as much as I wanted on the Mint, so that is why I decided to use the Liquid Glass, but I did not want to do all the bubbles, so only done a couple. Then I added my fussy cut & coloured fish & saying. It was an easy card to come together & I loved how the background was done with coloured cardstock instead of sponging.

My next card I done a couple of different techniques onto the cardstock & cut them in a way to draw attention to the main image.

On the green cardstock I stamped on the lighter side & edged with ink. On the yellow I did stamp onto it, but it was harder to tell. And on the red I embossed the cardstock with the Celebrate Embossing Folder as I noticed it had Fun Times & I wanted that to appear with the Van.

Other than that I coloured my van, though I think next time I use a brighter blue to go with the brighter colour cardstock – but hey you sometimes don’t notice these things till later but I

I had lots of fun creating with Close To My Heart Cardstock which is on special right now, and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

All Around Creativity

To celebrate National Papercrafting Month, we’ve put together a special that features your all-around creativity!

The All Around Creativity special includes four gorgeous wooden wreath kits, complete with double-sided pattern paper, die-cut flowers, and leaves, all topped off with a paper bow for easy embellishment. This unique special lets you flex your creative muscles with four gorgeous wooden wreath kits to help you boost your home decor!

With four different sentiments to choose from, it’s never been easier to add a personalised touch to your home décor!

These gorgeous wreaths are even available at a special discount when you buy four or more!

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!