School Year SOTM Blog Hop

2017AugustSOTMWelcome to the School Year Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the August School Year stamp set, which is perfect for creating cards, scrapbook pages, or gifts for teachers and friends.  If you have come here from Brandi Robinson’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the School Year stamp set.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

During the month of August, I will be creating weekly projects using the  School Year stamp set. This week, I have created a sweet back-to-school gift and I wanted to share with you how you can create a this box using Cricut® Design Space.  I love teaching people how to use their Cricut® machines, so I encourage you to dust off your machine and take the time to follow this quick tutorial. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.


Creating this Box Using Design Space:
1. Insert a Square shape using INSERT SHAPE. Unlock the size to change the SIZE of the box to 4¼” x 5½”. Set the POSITION to X=0″ and Y=0″. (This will help when positioning score lines.)
2. Insert a Score Line using INSERT SHAPE. Set the SIZE of the Score Line at 5½” and the POSITION at X=1″ and Y=0″.
3. DUPLICATE the Score Line and set the POSITION at X=3.25″ and Y=0″.
4. Insert a third Score Line, and ROTATE 90°. Change the  SIZE at 4¼” and the POSITION at X=0 and Y=2.25″.
5. DUPLICATE the third Score Line a POSITION at X=0 and Y=3.25″.
6. Insert a Score Line, Rotate 90°, then change the Size to 1″ and the POSITION at X=0 and Y=2.25″. In the LAYERS PANEL click the Score Circle, then change the Score Line to a Cut Line.

7. DUPLICATE the Cut Line, and set the POSITION at X=0 and Y=3.25″.
8. DUPLICATE the Cut Line, and set POSITION at X=3.25″ and Y=2.25″
9. DUPLICATE the Cut Line, and set POSITION at X=3.25″ and Y=3.25″
10. SELECT ALL and ATTACH.  This will attach all the Score Lines and Cut Lines to the Rectangle.
11. MAKE IT and you are ready to go.  I was able to make four boxes from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock.  (NOTE: You will need a Cricut® Scoring Tool to create score lines.)

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s School Year stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the School Year Acrylic stamp set is available until August 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.


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product image12″ x 12″ Ruby Cardstock

product image12″ x 12″ Saffron Cardstock

product image12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

product imageCricut® Scoring Styus

product imageBlack Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image2″ x 2″ My Acrylix Block

product image2″ x 3½” My Acrylix Block

product imageWatercolor Pencils

product imageBroad Tip Glue Pen

product imageWhite Burlap Ribbon

product imageTombow Permanent Adhesive

product imageBone Folder

product imageMicroTip Scissors

product imageWhite Twine


Product Savings in July

Do you know what all these items have in common?


These items will be increasing in price on August 1st.  With the increase in production cost, Close to My Heart had to make the decision in increase prices on a few of our products.  The GOOD NEWS is that you still have until July 31st to purchase these items and more at a substantial savings. If any of these items have been on your Wishlist, take the time today to visit my website and order them before the price increases.

Here are all of the items that are going up in price with the
new catalog on August 1, 2017.

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Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 1 = $1.00

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Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 2 +$1.00

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Memory Protectors +$1.00 & $2.00

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Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack

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Memory Protectors™ Top Load Value Pack

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All Reinkers

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All Glitter Paper

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Watercolor Paper

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Grey Enamel Gems +$1.00

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Red Enamel Gems +$1.00

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Watercolor Paints +$1.00

Workspace Wonder Products +$1.00

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Paper 12×12 Envelope

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Craft Boxes +1.00


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Tabbed Dividers +1.00

All Foam Inserts +$1.00

product imageZ1381 Tweezers +$1.00

product imageZ1204 Bone Folder +$1.00

product imageZ1207 Rub and Remove Eraser +$2.00

product imageZ679 Liquid Glass

product imageZ1836 Micro Scissors Nonstick +2.00


One-Day Flash Sale

We’re so excited for the arrival of summer that we’re celebrating with a one-day flash sale featuring a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2!


This sale begins Thursday, June 1 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and it will end at that same time on Friday, June 2.  Sale prices will only be available on orders placed through my website during this sale and count toward Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.  All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders—so be sure to get the orders in before the sale ends!

Boxing Week Sale

We’re celebrating Boxing Week with FOUR days of different deals where you’ll save 50% on selected items. The fun starts at everyday at 3 pm (MST) with a selection of deals that will last until 2:59 pm (MST) tomorrow. Boxing WeekThen at 3 pm a new set of deals will begin. Check every day, Monday-Thursday at 3 pm to get a head start on each day’s sale! These deals are only available on my website while supplies last, so be sure to shop early!

Visit my website each day and click on Promotions to see each day’s deal.