Join my Close to my Heart Team

Becoming a Close to my Heart Maker (Consultant) was one of the best decisions I ever made! I would love for you to join my team, but before you do, I am sure you have lots of questions. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about signing up with Close to my Heart. Or if you are ready to sign up now, click here for the online application. 

In addition to questions about me and my team, I have also been asked a lot questions about the requirements of being a Close to my Heart Maker and why someone should sign up. If you’d like to know a little more about me and my team, feel free to check out my post here.

If you’d like to know why you should sign up to become a CTMH Maker, hopefully these frequently asked questions will help.
  1. How much is the enrollment fee?
    Normally the price to enroll as a Maker is $50, and you get $25 back in CTMH Cash to apply towards your first order of products and/or supplies of your choice and a free Business Basics Bundle.
  2. What are the benefits of being a CTMH Maker? There are tons of benefits including:
    $25 in CTMH Cash back from the enrollment fee, 25% automatic discount/commission on every order with the opportunity to earn discount/commission up to 45%, a free shopping website for personal and customer orders, no credit card processing fees, training courses and fun events just for Makers, opportunity to earn free and 1/2 priced items, order catalogs and products before anyone else, earn our annual, all-expense paid trips for you and a guest, and much more! 
  3. Is there an opportunity for new Consultants to earn free products?
    Absolutely! With the “Start with Heart” program and a little extra incentive from me, you can earn lots of free products! There are three levels of the Start with Heart program and you earn free goodies at each level.
  4. What’s the catch?
    Other than getting a ton of wonderful products at a great deal and most likely getting addicted to them, there is no catch. You have the opportunity to build a business if you choose, but you don’t have to.
  5. What if I don’t want to build a business and I just want to get the discount for myself on future orders? 
    That’s great! Many of my team members are Hobbyists or Personal Use Consultants and do not do parties or hold classes or workshops. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount on your own orders.
  6. What is the discount?
    Makers enjoy a discount of 25%-45% depending on their sales for the month. You can also earn override commissions when you build a team. Your earning potential is unlimited!
  7. What are the sales requirements?
    The sales requirement is $300 retail (before your discount) per calendar quarter to stay an active Maker.
  8. What if I don’t place $300 in a quarter or place any orders at all?
    Once you sign up, you have a full quarter to make your sales minimum which means that if you sign up today, you have until the end of June 2024 to enjoy the full discount if you choose. Then if you do not have a total of $300 in orders from April - June, you will drop down to Enthusiast status where your discount would drop to 10%. As an Enthusiast you would need to have $100 in orders during the quarter and if that did not happen, on October 1, 2024 you would become part of our VIP Customer Program. (Read more about the VIP Customer Program here.)
  9. Are you required to maintain an inventory?
    Nope. There are so many different products that CTMH actually suggests that you do not maintain an inventory. You can place an order for 1 item or 1000 items, so there is really no need to keep an inventory.
  10. Does CTMH offer any training or events?
    Absolutely! There are so many different training options available including lots of great videos and webinars. There is are business videos, product videos, training courses, a listening library of recorded conference calls from top industry experts, and lots of Corporate Facebook Groups with tons of inspiration and ongoing training. They have pre-designed projects and workshops for us to use. There are annual events such as New Catalog Launch Events, Crop Weekends, Business Builder events, and Convention. There is even an 800# that you can call if you have questions. And a ton more! You will never be without help. PLUS, I offer all of my monthly project guides to my team members for free so they can use them for classes with their own customers.
  11. How much is it to have a website?
    All Makers have FREE websites, so your friends and customers can place orders online, 24 hours a day!
  12. Can Makers send out newsletters?
    You bet! CTMH also provides all Makers with free, professionally designed monthly newsletters, making it easier than ever to communicate with your customers.
  13. Can you tell me a little more about you and your team?
    Absolutely. Click here to read all about me, my family, and my Close to my Heart business.
  14. How do you sign up?
    You can sign up at my website here. It will take you less than 5 minutes and once your application has been approved (usually the same day) you can start placing orders and enjoying all of the Maker perks.
  15. Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
    Of course. I am available to my team via phone, email, or Facebook. I am more than happy to help you get started building a business, or just encourage you if you would simply like to be a Personal Use Consultant.
Whatever your reason for signing up, there really is no risk! You have nothing to lose!

One more great reason to join the Close to my Heart family is that you will make some wonderful friends! This is a photo of me with my three sweet friends Karen, Amy, and Christine from one of our past Conventions. These are three wonderful women that I would never have been blessed to meet if it weren’t for Close to my Heart! It’s more than just a stamping and scrapbooking company. It is a family! ♥︎

When you sign up, you will get $25 credit to use right away on whatever you would like. You will also have the opportunity to purchase the Basic Business Bundle to your first order to help you get started. The Basic Bundle includes: 
  • My Acrylix® Let Me Show You How stamp set (D1785)
  • Petite Perks stamp set
  • Cardstock Sampler
  • 2023-24 Essentials Products Catalog

As a Maker, you’ll receive a prompt allowing you to add the Business Basics Bundle to your order! This offer is only available through your first full month as a Close To My Heart Maker, so be sure to take advantage of this exciting opportunity! 

Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. I’d be more than happy to chat with you. Whether you love creativity, community, business, or all three, you are welcome here!

Or if you are ready to sign up now, you can find the online application here.


Have questions? Feel free to contact me.
Are you ready to sign up? Click here for the online application. 


  1. Hi, If I were to join CTMH in April, how would I get the updated look books and catalogs for May-June? Is that an additional cost? Is it better to wait for May 1st or June 1st, so that the catalogs are more current? Thanks! - Maria

    1. Hi Maria,
      When you sign up in April, your kit will come with the current catalogs along with copies of the new Seasonal Expressions catalog that goes live to customers on May 1st. The new Annual Catalog comes out in August, so as a Consultant, you will be able to order those in July. Whether you sign up now, or in May or June, your kit will be the same. :)

      Feel free to email me at if you have more questions or if you'd like to chat more about signing up. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might still have.


  2. So is it better to sign up July 1st? Because it might be hard to earn $300 in sales before the end of the month. Or did I misunderstand?

    1. Hi Melissa,
      If you sign up on July 1st, then your kit will contain the new annual catalogs and products. You always get your first full quarter to meet the $300 minimum. So if you sign up now, your first full quarter would be quarter 3 (July - September.) So you wouldn't have to meet the $300 minimum until the end of September. If you sign up in July, your first full quarter would be quarter 4 (October - December.) I hope that makes sense. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions. My email address is :)

  3. can you sign up with any consultant or do you have to be assigned to the consultant closest to your area

    1. Hi Ann,
      That is a great question. You can sign up under any Consultant as long as they are in the same country. (For example, if you are in the US, you would need to sign up under someone in the US. If you are in Australia, you would need to sign up under a Consultant in Australia, etc.) I actually have Consultants from all over the country on my team. :)

  4. with all this do you also get the free circut set that you offered which brought me to your blog ?

    1. Hi Genia. This month the sign up promotion is the 4 free Stamps of the Month and the discounted sign up option for those who were Consultants in the past. The last Cricut promotion that was offered was in August of last year. Sorry about that.

  5. Hello Lisa.

    Can I become a consultant under you if I live in Puerto Rico, or how would this work for me ?

    1. Hello. Yes, you are more than welcome to become a Consultant and I would love to have you on our team. I just called the Home Office and they confirmed that since Puerto Rico is in a US territory that you can sign up under a US Consultant. :) You can sign up here: