Crafting during these uncertain times

In CTMH Promos, Featured, General Information by Lynn Como

Over the last 8+ weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reshaped many of our lives. A lot of us are working from home, our children are dismissed from school, shops and stores we customarily frequent are either closed or understocked, and even a lot of outdoor venues, such as parks and playgrounds, are also off limits. As a society, we have had to pull ourselves together and come up with creative ways to continue doing the things that need to get done and to live life.  What an opportunity we have as crafters to share something we love with those around us. During this challenging time, we can offer to take the time to teach scrapbooking and stamping to our children and grandchildren.

Close To My Heart is committed to helping the storyteller in you share and preserve all of your new and unique experiences. They have added to our stamping line and created new artwork to help you during these challenging times.  The Let’s Stay Home Stamp Collection is a wonderful way to document this time in history, as well as encourage our children to write down their own sentiments.


Here you will find some excellent ideas on how to use the stamps to create your own story of COVID-19:

What can you create:

If we concentrate on the GOOD of working together, taking a challenging situation and turning it around into an opportunity to BE TOGETHER, it may work wonders.  Here are a few ideas:

We can create a POSITIVE experience and document (which is what scrappers do) the moments of our life as it is happening today.   

As this “alone together” journey continues, Close To My Heart has designed two Let’s Stay Home coordinating SVG images that you can download FREE for use with your favorite design software. (An SVG image is resolution independent and infinitely scalable, meaning it will look clear and crisp at any size.) Click on the images below and save them for your own personal use.  Seamlessly cut these timely titles out of cardstock to use on a scrapbook page, as shown below, along with the Let’s Stay Home stamp set.

Let's Stay Home #ctmh #closetomyheart #alonetogether #free #svg #let'sstayhome #we'reallinthistogether #storytelling #journaling #memorykeeping #scrapbooking #covid19

These titles, when paired with vinyl, also make great album covers, providing a beautiful place to collect all of the memories you are making right now.

Keep documenting how life has changed for you and yours. Collect news stories, memes, photos, and, most importantly, collect your own personal experiences and stories. We wish you all love, joy, happiness, and health, today and every day. ❤️