There are only a few days left to take advantage of our AMAZING May specials. If you are like me, you have a few things sitting in your online cart waiting for check-out, but May has been so busy, you haven’t had a moment to finish your purchase. Often times, those items end up selling out on the last week of the month and I would hate for you to miss out and be disappointed. Make sure you take advantage of the Postcard Perfect, Classic Summer Bash, and the chance to get a Cut About Layout Kit® FREE before May 31st.
Do you have some Postcard Perfect memories that need scrapbooked? Maybe you have some pictures of your kids by the pool or the beach or some cheesy Hawaian shirt photos. Now is the time to take advantage of some awesome savings when you purchase the Postcard Perfect Collection. If you are like me and love it all, you can 20% when you buy the Postcard Perfect Product Bundle, which includes one of every item in the full collection! Order before May 31st, and I will send you a FREE Layout guide using these amazing products.
Mason jars are everywhere lately and I’m sure you have seen and used quite a few mason jar stamps. Our exclusive Classic Summer Bash stamp set has the perfect sized jar to “fill” with flowers, fruit, candy, or simple sayings. There are so many wonderful ideas out there on Pinterest. The possibilities with this stamp set are endless. You can get this stamp set for only $5.00 with any qualifying purchase on my website, or purchase it by itself for $17.95, but you only have until May 31st to order.
Take the time to visit my website to view all of the amazing products from our Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. You will not be disappointed. Close to My Heart has truly outdone themselves this season. You can get a copy of this catalog FREE with any online order this month. You will love all of the papers, stamps, scrapbook kits, card kits, embellishments, and ideas using these products.
I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather and staying safe this Memorial Day weekend. I can’t wait to see what you create!
I truly enjoy playing with paper to create original cards and treat boxes. If you are like me, then this workshop is just for you. On June 23rd, you will have to opportunity to make FOUR cards and this adorable little Fourth of July Treat Box using our New Fresh Air products.
The deadline to register for this event is Monday, June 11th. To sign-up for this workshop, please email me and let me know which kit(s) you would like to purchase.
You can choose to purchase a Basic Kit (two cards & the box), Master Kit (four cards & a box) or just the box itself. I also have pre-stamped kits available for those who cannot attend and Workshop Guides for my long-distance crafters. The guide for this kit includes a Design Space™ file for this box created by me that you are welcome to use on all of your future projects.
You can visit my Fresh Air Cardmaking Workshop page to learn more about this workshop and the kits that are available for purchase.
If you enjoy card making as much as I do, make sure to take the time to visit my website to see all of the amazingly simple Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kits that Close to My Heart has to offering including the In My Heart Kit. This kit creates TWELVE cards using our rustic Fresh Air Papers.
If workshops are “not your thing”, you are always welcome to come catch-up on your own crafting projects at my June CTMH Crafternoon. (All proceeds for my CTMH Crafternoon will benefit Operation Smile.) I hope that you are able to attend one of my workshops in June and I can’t wait to see what you create!
Do you have a “Rad Dad” in your life? We all know and love someone who has made a difference in our lives or the lives of our kids. I am personally blessed with a wonderful husband who is an amazing father to our kids and many other children who have been “adopted” into our family. Close to My Heart wishes to honor all of those who hold a special place in our hearts, so we are celebrating the dad’s in our lives with our exclusive Dad is Rad workshop bundle.
This Dad is Rad Workshop Kit features the limited Rad Dad Stamp Set and discounted Dad Is Rad Product Bundle with enough supplies to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used for Father’s Day or to share with all the “rad” people you love! This Dad is Rad product normally sells for $41.67, but you can get it for a limited time for only $29.95 while supplies last.*(plus tax & shipping)
I would enjoy spending an evening with you and your friends as we create these wonderfully designed cards or scrapbook layouts. Don’t worry about cleaning house, just gather some friends, contact me, and we can schedule a night to create as we honor those amazing men in our lives. You could even earn a FREE stamp set just for hosting this event.
The Dad is Rad Workshop Kit and Stamp set are only available until June 30th or while supplies last. Visit my website to learn more about this kit and download the FREE Workshop Guide. I can’t wait to see what you create for your “Rad Dad”.
* Available May 15 – June 30 while supplies last. Shipping assessed on retail value of all items.
I am always amazed at all the new products that Close to My Heart creates for our Seasonal Expressions catalogs. This month, we are featuring this adorable Beautiful Friendship collection full of fun florals, polka-dots, and tea images. On May 19th, you can come play with this amazing collection of papers as we create a Tea-riffic Teabag Holder and Beau-Tea-ful Card.
The cost for this kit is only $7.00 and includes everything you need to create both the card and the gift. You will have the option to make additional Tea-riffic gifts using other papers from the Beautiful Friendship collection. If you would learn more about this workshop and the kits available you can contact me or visit my Beautifully Tea-Riffic Workshop Page.
The deadline to register for this event is Friday, May 13th. If you plan on attending this event, you are also welcome to come to my CTMH Crafternoon where you can spend some quality time catching up on your projects, talking with friends, and enjoying time away from life’s demands for only $10. To sign-up for this workshop or the CTMH Crafternoon, please email me at email@example.com and let me know which kit(s) you would like to purchase. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to purchase the kits or guides through my online store.
I hope to see you at one of my upcoming workshops. Each person will receive a FREE copy of the Seasonal Expressions Two catalog and a special treat from me. I can’t wait to see what you create!
As the days grow longer and summer approaches, your days become filled with various family memories that need recording, and you can be guaranteed that Close to My Heart will have an unbelievable collection of products to meet your paper crafting needs. Along with a new season comes a New Seasonal Expressions catalog full of wonderful Workshop Your Way Kits, papers, embellishments, stamp sets, and the NEW Story by Stacy™ products.
During the month of May, you will receive a FREE Seasonal Expressions Two catalog when you place and order on my website, or attend one of my workshops. Along with the new catalog, Close to My Heart is celebrating National Scrapbooking month with a full line-up of stunning summery products.
The Postcard Perfect Collection includes a paper packet, stamp set, coordinating cardstock pack, and Cut Above® layout kit. Each of these work beautifully to create cards, scrapbook pages, mini-albums and more. You save 20% when you buy the Postcard Perfect Product Bundle, which includes one of every item in the full collection! Purchase the Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit and Album bundle and you have the start to an amazing album full of memories. (This bundle would make a delightful gift to give to a newly married couple as a way for them to record their honeymoon memories.)
I am offering two workshops during the month of May that will feature this collection where I may be giving away a paper pack, stamp set, and Cut Above® layout kit.* Make sure to RSVP for these workshops BEFORE May 10th.
Take the time to visit my website to view all of the amazing products available to you this month. You will not be disappointed. Close to My Heart has truly outdone themselves this season and I can’t wait to see what you create!
*Give away will take place when five or more people attend the workshop. The more people who attend, the more prizes will be given away.
Usually, I have this posted and ready for you to view by the 15th of each month, but my order for the new supplies took a little longer than expected and, when it did arrive, I had to sadly watch it sit unopened until I could escape life to play. It was well worth the wait, because the May Kit of the month has turned out lovelier than expected. This kit features our New Beautiful Friendship papers and is titled “Happy Place”.
Each month, I offer a two-page scrapbook kit that is pre-cut and easy to assemble featuring some of our beautiful designer papers. Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout.
My Happy Place kit includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer Beautiful Friendship papers, White Ribbon, and Cricut® die-cuts. You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, then add your photos for a completed layout.
So where is your Happy Place? Mine is in my garden and I can’t wait to add photos of this “Happy Place” to this layout. You are welcome to order the kit for $12.00* by visiting my online store front
or subscribe the the Kit of the Month Club and only pay $10.00* for this layout plus receive an additional layout guide** and Seasonal Expressions each quarter FREE with your order. Visit the “Kit of the Month Club”
page in the “Kits & Guides” tab on above to learn more about this monthly subscription.
I also have workshop cutting guides available for each of my Kit of the Month layouts. These guides are available in my online store or FREE with a $30.00 purchase from my website. I can’t wait to see what you create!!
*Price does not include shipping costs. You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.
**Layout Guide is available by requests for yearly subscribers only.
Fabulous Specials…that is. April is coming to an end which means that you only have a few more days to take advantage of the phenomenal specials from Close to My Heart. Don’t miss out on your chance for Free Stamp Sets, Crafty Savings, a fabulous Stamp of the Month, and a final chance to stag some products from the Seasonal Expressions One catalog.
SPEND EACH DAY DOING A JOB THAT YOU LOVE
If you have been considering becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, April is the time to sign-up. For only $75 you receive receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, an amazing $250 consultant kit and $50 in CTMH Cash, PLUS access to purchasing from the NEW Seasonal Expressions Two before anyone else. THIS IS AN AMAZING DEAL!!
WEEKEND SAVINGS ARE COMING TO AN END
I hope you have been taking advantage of our Fab Favs Weekend Sales where you can save 25% on Cricut® Collections, Albums, paper crafting supplies, and more. The final sale will last 24-hours, from Friday at 12:00 pm (MDT) to Saturday at 11:59 am (MDT).
COLOR YOUR LIFE STAMP OF THE MONTH
If you have been following my blog, you have seen a few projects that I and some other talented consultants have created using our exclusive Color Your Life stamp of the month. This stamp set is only available for a few more days and can be your’s for only $5.00!
SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS ONE PRODUCTS RETIRING
If you are like me, you have fallen in love with the Chelsea Gardens, Make Waves, Stargazer, and Gimme Some Sugar products. All of these products as well as the Thin Cuts metal dies and stamp sets featured in the Seasonal Expressions One catalog will be retiring on April 30th. (Don’t forget that orders over $150.00 receive free hostess rewards from me.) While you are at it, make sure to download those FREE WORKSHOP GUIDES. These are perfect to keep on hand for creating the layouts shown and additional layouts from your own papers.
You only have a few more days to take advantage of these amazing offers. Visit my website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish place your order. I can’t wait to see what you create!
April Showers bring May flowers … and planning days for May celebrations. On days full of snow and rain, I am able to spend time in my craft room planning for the upcoming holidays without feeling guilty that I should be working on my never-ending yard. This week, I attempted to create a Mother’s Day card using the colors for this week’s Color My Heart Dare – Lagoon, Mink, Peacock and Silver – which, to me, seemed like very non-traditional Mother’s Day colors. I choose to make a layered Flower Bouquet using various stamped images and, I must say, it turned out better than I had hoped. You can find the list of supplies I used on this card at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 4¼” x 5½” White Card Base, 4″ x 4″ Dotted Velum (Postcard Perfect),
2½” x 4″ Mink Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock scraps
Here are some of the techniques I used to create this card:
- I used the second-generation stamping technique on the large flowers so that the Lagoon and Mink Inks appeared lighter. After stamping, I used a Watercolor Pencil to add shading to the flowers, then brushed it with a Clear Shimmer Brush.
- The images were all cut out by hand and layered onto the card using Thin Foam Dots and 3D Foam Tape. By using two different types of adhesive, I was able to get a multi-layered look on the card.
- I used White Embossing Powder on the sentiment and Silver Embossing Powder for some of the leaves.
Don’t forget that the Color Your Life and the Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking stamp sets are only available through April 30th. I hope you take the time to try to create a few Mother’s Day cards this year and, while you are at it, join in on the weekly Color My Heart Dare challenges. I can’t wait to see what you create!
For this week’s Tuesday Tutorial, I assembled a bright, spring Tulip that you could create using our Cricut Flower Market Collection. In the photo with the Tulip, was this fun, easy-to-make card that I produced using our exclusive Color Your Life stamp of the month. You can easily replicate this card for any occasion, with the Re-Inkers of your choice, using the cutting guide and directions below as a guide. I have also listed the supplies used at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 4¼” x 5½” White Card Base, 4″ x 5¼” Gold Foil Paper, 3¾” x 5″ White Daisy Cardstock, Gold Foil Paper (“You”)
1. Fill your Spray Pen ¾-full with Isopropyl Alcohol or Water and add 5-7 drops of Re-Inker. (I chose to fill one using Sorbet and one using Tangerine.)
2. Place your White Daisy cardstock onto the All Purpose Mat (or a well prepared area – it will get messy) and carefully spray the cardstock using the mix in the Spray Pens. The closer your are, the denser the coverage.
3. Allow the inks to dry completely.
4. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the “Celebrate and be” sentiment, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat using a craft gun.
5. Adhere the White Daisy cardstock onto the center of the 4″ x 5¼” Gold Foil paper, then onto the center of the card base.
6. Using a Cuttlebug, or embossing machine of choice, cut out “You” from Gold Foil Paper using the “Thankful for You” Thin Cuts. Adhere to the card.
7. Add Gold Glitter Gems and a sentiment inside the card if you like.
When playing with your Spray Pens, it’s always good to have some scraps of White cardstock nearby. After spraying the petals on my Tulip, I had some left-over mix in my Spray Pens, so instead of wasting it, I used it to create the background for this card. You never know what you might possibly end up with.
Remember, the Color Your Life stamp set is only available through April 30th. You can order it on my website for $17.95 or for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase. I have created a few projects this month using this stamp set, and, I must say, it is one that I am beginning to warm up to. I can’t wait to see what you create with the April stamp of the month!
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It’s the time of year to clear off the cobwebs, shake out the rugs, and clean-out some long forgotten items in our homes. Spring just brings in a fresh renewal to life. As I have been preparing for the New Seasonal Expressions, I have realized that I need to start making room for the new products, new layouts, and new workshop guides. My online store is becoming especially cluttered but, before I begin taking things down, I have decided to offer you a 20% discount on ALL the remaining items in my online store.
This discount includes the purchase of both my guides and my kits. Quantities are limited and many of these items will no longer be available for sale after April 30th, so please make sure to order before I do my spring cleaning.
Here are a few tips for shopping my online store:
- Make sure to choose whether you wish to purchase the Guide or the Kit.
- Choose the ELECTRONIC SHIPPING method in your cart when purchasing a guide.
- If you live locally, you can chose the “Pick-Up” option to save on shipping costs.
- I do not ship kits outside of the U.S., but you can still purchase the Workshop Guides at a discount.
- The check-out does require a 5 digit zip-code for purchases, which can be tricky for those outside the U.S., so please email me at email@example.com and I will tell you how to “get around” this part of the check-out process.
- At Check-Out, type the PromoCode SPRINGCLEANUP to save 20% on your purchase!
You can save even more on your Guide Purchases when you join my HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team. As a special thank-you, I give all of my incredible team members 25% off their Guide Purchases which means that, during the month of April, you will save 45% on your Guide purchases. April is a great time to join our team! Not only do you receive a kit worth over $250 in Close to My Heart products and $50 in CTMH Cash, you also receive the next FOUR exclusive stamp of the month stamp sets for free PLUS you have access to all of my workshop guides at remarkable discount.
Well friends, it’s time to get back to my “Spring Cleaning”. I am so excited to make room for the new products and also sad to see all of the current ones retire. As you shop for guides, remember that many of those papers and embellishments will also be gone from my website after April 30th. Make sure to grab them before they retire for good. I can’t wait to see what you create!