Cyber-Week Sale!



SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE starting Monday, Nov. 30th @ 7:00 am

For five days only, a selection of 39 items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! 

Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! This offer is available for a limited time only, starting Monday, November 30th (7:00 am eastern) through Friday, December 4th (2:00 pm eastern).

Products are while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.


The 39 Deals include some items, such as:

Artfully Sent Cricut Collection

Mini Albums

My Creations Items

Designer Decor Items

Select Punches

Base & Bling

Cards and Envelopes

Also, you should check out the CLEARANCE SECTION HERE … great prices!


Santa’s Workshop

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and felt blessed to be with family or friends.  I thoroughly enjoyed cooking up a storm and am ‘stuffed’ like a bird!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Let’s get crafty together. It’s an banquet of Christmas Craftiness! C’mon over for a afternoon or evening of crafting…do a lot, do a little. Or just stop by for a little nosh, a cocktail and catch up with friends.
Come during the day, 1pm or stay to 7pm in the evening. Just note when you RSVP when you are coming and then stop by anytime.

I will have supplies and tools on hand for you create whatever you’d like – no experience or crafty gene necessary! It’s possible that I may run out of supplies to make either the Christmas Card Display Album or the Pint Containers, shown below. So, if you’d like to make sure that I have a kit ready for you, p lease be sure to RSVP accordingly!

You can create:
Fabric Gift Bags – Fill them with spiced nuts, hershey kisses or potpourri. These make perfect hostess or teacher gifts. $2.00 each or a set of 6 for $10.75 (pre-order to ensure availability)

Christmas Card Display Binder – Create this simple album to put all of the lovely photo cards you get from family and friends th roughout the month. Then, neatly display on your entry way table! LOVE. Also makes a terrific gift so pre-order more than one!
$10.75 (pre-order to ensure availability)

Gift Tag Buffet – There’s nothing I love more than handstamped gift tags. I’ll have a ton of simple gift tag ideas for you to create as many or as few as you want. Pay per tag, $.50 to $1 each

Christmas Cards – Create a card or two for the special people on your gift list. I’ll even have gift card holders available. Pay per card, $1.50 to $2.00 each

RSVP by Tuesday, Dec 1st so I can be sure to have plenty of supplies on hand. Bring a friend or two or three!!! Click here to pre-order binder & gift bags to be sure I have enough on hand for you!

Holiday Card binder available to make:



The idea behind this binder is that you can use it to sit at your entry way table (or whereever) to display all of the gorgeous photo cards you receive from family and friends at the holidays. And the best thing is, you can keep them in the binder and then sit them around the house during the holidays in the future as home to decor and flip through.

Here’s a look at the inside of the binder:


As well as pint containers:


Pint container 3


Gift bags, gift card holders, Christmas gift cards and tags:



Christmas necklaces (also great as zipper pulls, key fobs….)




and our newest, hot-off-the-presses personalized planners:



All of which make terrific gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers and so on.  Spend a relaxed, enjoyable afternoon with me crafting and we’ll enjoy Christmas yummies, coffee, tea, eggnog or wine while we create!


RSVP if you’d like me to order the binder, pint container or planner to have on hand for you. Other items will be on hand in fairly unlimited quantities. Bring a friend, or three….  [You may also feel free to bring your kids with to play downstairs or craft on their own as well. Perhaps they’d like to make their own card for their teachers?]

Santa’s Workshop Shopping list:

Holiday Card Binder: $10.50

Pint Containers:  $5

Gift bags and Gift Card Holders: $2

Christmas cards: $1.50 each

Necklace: $5

Gift tags: .50 cents


So save the date:

Sunday, Dec 6th 1pm to 7pm

1832 Birch St, McLean, VA


Sangria, Anyone?

I Love, Love, Love the colors of fall and CTMH’s Sangria papers capture the rich warm tones of fall perfectly!  I’ve created four 2 page layouts from CTMH’s Sangria paperback that are just right for those sumptuous fall and Thanksgiving photos:

I’ve added 5 extra sheets of Poppy, Eggplant and Colonial White card stock, the new Sangria Complements pack, Sangria Assortment, red dots, and extra thick twine. Come join me Thursday, November  18th, 7 pm to have fun creating these layouts  ….. or schedule any time to meet with me and work on them, or order them to go and complete them at home!
Cost: $30   The kit can also be ordered to go so that you may assemble the pages at home if you are unable to join a workshop. Contact me to arrange pick up or the postage amount. RSVP so that I may order materials for you….
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or mariefarson@juno.comSCRAPBOOKING CLUB OPTION

If you want to complete lots of beautiful layouts and keep up with your family scrapbooking, consider joining my scrapbooking club. We will complete 8 to 10 layouts (or even 12!) each month for the 10 months.  Cost is $25 to $35 for each month’s set of layouts. If you join us at least 8 of the 10 months,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put your layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

Christmas Cards

November is the perfect time to get a jump on Christmas cards.  Come to my Workshop on November 8th or Nov 19th and get your Christmas cards done before Thanksgiving, ready to send out before the holiday crush is upon us.

We’ll make 3 each of the five designs shown below:

  • xmas card 4 xmas card2 xmas card3
    variation on 2nd card

    variation on 2nd card

    xmas card1a xmascard5

Join us on Sunday afternoon for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these beautiful hand-crafted Christmas cards to send out to your friends and family. You can even make more than one set of 15 cards if you’d like.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by November 7th to guarantee a spot.

♥   Come join us!

When: Sunday November 8th at 2pm or Thursday November 19th at 7pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 cards with envelopes
Bring your own adhesive

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $23.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:


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