August 20, 2018

You've Got Class Special

How many of you are still behind scraping all these school pictures of your kids? Yes, and they grow up so fast! To make you live a bit easier, Close to My Heart has a perfect special for you....papers, stamps, dies and more.

Click Here …. to see all options.

Remember this special is only for a short period of time and while supplies last. So take advantage of a set that will make scraping these pictures so much easier and fun.

August 17, 2018

Sneak Peek 2 - CTMH Holiday Expressions Book

It is Friday again and we are having another sneak peek of the upcoming Close to My Heart "Holiday Expressions Book". Let's get started:

Craft with Heart

This is our new subscription program. Yes, I know, it is not new to the market and many other companies have something similar, but as you know, this is Close to My Heart. 
Beside gorgeous paper packs and embellishments coming your way month after month, you also get an exclusive instructions to create pages and cards and all of this delivered straight to your door. You can choose between 1-month, 4-month or an annual subscription, awesome right? 
And for all your scrapbooking friends out there, how awesome would it be if you get a subscription gift to one of your friends? Yes, you can give these as gifts and each time they start a new month they will think of the best friend ever :-) No guess work no running out of items you need to create the project, no, everything in one nice bundle.
Because this idea was such a hit with us consultants they decide to pull the program ahead and give you an extra month to order. Just in time to find the perfect Christmas gift for your crafty friends.
Click Here ... and find out more about the program and how it works. 


Psst … you haven't heard this here, but I think there is a brand new cartridge coming out... and I think it has something to do with Christmas.... stay tuned. I'll check if I can find more out about this.

For those of you still working with the Cricut Expressions or older, well time is slowly running out to get your cartridges. We do still have a few of our exclusive cartridges for sale, but all new ones will be in digital form like all other Cricut cartridges you can buy these days. 
So remember....Cricut Expressions or older you need a real cartridge.
Cricut Explorer or newer you can use digital or cartridges.

Stay tuned there is more to come …...

August 15, 2018

Sympathy Card in Shades of Grey

Sometimes less color is more especially when we are talking about a sympathy card. Here we used shades of grey to create an elegant card.
The card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and we cut a piece of dark grey cardstock at 4" x 5 1/2". The grey cardstock is adhered to the front of the card base flush with the left side or if you choose in the center to create and even edge around it.
The white cardstock strip is cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" and was stamped with a swirly flower image. We used a lighter shade of grey ink for the stamping parts on this card. A partial image of the swirly flower was stamped to the inside of the card as well as the phrase.
The strip is adhered to the grey cardstock. We used a black journaling pen to add faux stitching to the edge. A few sequins, a butterfly punched from embossed white cardstock and a flag that was stamped with sympathy was added and this card is done.

August 13, 2018

The Magical Paper Pack is Back

For a limited time … Close to My Heart brought back the "Magical Paper Pack".
If you were looking for these papers in the past or missed out on the set the last time, now is your chance.

Click Here … to see which combinations are available!

Remember this offer is only available for a short period of time and while supplies last.

August 10, 2018

Sneak Peek 1 - CTMH Holiday Expressions Book

I know, everyone is so excited to finally get the brand new Close to My Heart "Holiday Expressions Book" in their hands. Oh I can tell you... it is packed with brand new stamp sets, paper packs, thin dies and so much more.

What? Why? Wait a second? Why do I know all this already, right? Well, one of the many perks of being an independent consultant is that we get to see new products a head of you ;-) 
Yup, I already have seen the new book and if you ever thought about joining my team, well now is the perfect time to do so. Give me a call or email me and we can talk about all there is to it. 

But for now, let's go back to the new book shall we? I will post a little sneak peek every Friday until September 1st when the new Holiday Book will go life for everyone. Make sure to check back often.

Our new book will contain 10 new colors. Yes, gorgeous new colors but this also means 10 colors will leave the family. Here are the colors that will retire after August 30th:

- Crystal Blue
- Juniper
- Flaxen
- Sorbet
- Pacifica
- Tangerine
- Blossom
- Cranberry
- Poppy
- Nutmeg

We will also have to say "Good Bye" to all cardstock combo packs, which means if you like these combo packs, make sure to order them while supplies last. Need to stock up on one of the retiring colors, well now is the time before they are gone for good.

Oh my, there are so many cute sets retiring, but I have to many to list them here. If you have a question regarding a special one, let me know and I will check for you otherwise time to buy before they are gone.

We already run out of our super organizers in large, medium and small. Sorry if you were a fan of these, they are gone. I do have one or two remaining in my stock if you are interested, but otherwise they are gone. There will be new organizers coming but they are different from the ones we love.

Well, that's it for today. Make sure to check back next week to see new special in August and more sneak peeks...

August 8, 2018

Happy Birhtday Tuscany Style

Do you ever had a stamp set that is so pretty because it has so much detail? I love these sets, but often they are even more impressive when you color them in. Well, not always do I have the time to color every detail, but this is a solution that will work for me too.

First of, we used a regular card base and added a piece of cardstock embossed with some beautiful vines to it. (Oh, before you adhere it to the base, make sure to add the ribbon to the bottom of the embossed piece so the ends can go on the back of it). Now to the stamping part: We stamped the Tuscany scene in a grey ink to a piece of white cardstock. We also had a little bistro scene that was stamped on a round piece. Don't worry if either stamp doesn't fit completely on the white card stock, just let the stamp hang over the edges.
The Tuscany scene was added with foam dots on top of the embossed cardstock while the round piece was adhered to a round scalloped cardstock piece. We used just three colored pencils to give the round stamped image a little dimension. A few embellishments and this card was done. Oh and don't forget the inside :-)

August 6, 2018

New Idea Book and Stamp of the Month

Stamp of the Month
During the month of August, Close to My Heart is offering this cute stamp set. If you place an order of $50 or more from the current Annual Inspiration Book or the Seasonal Expressions 2 book, you can add this cute set from only $5 more or you can order it with out qualifying purchases for $ shipping and tax.
Have a look HERE to see all monthly offers for August. 

Annual Idea Book

Close to My Heart will reveal the next Idea Book on September 1st which means the current Idea Book will be extended until August 31st. Yes, you have one extra month to order papers, embellishments, stamps etc from this book until they are gone....

Well some items will retire while others will be replaced and or will be back in different packages. While I can't tell you all the details yet, make sure to check back often here to catch a few sneak peek of the upcoming new Idea Book. 

Also remember that the current Seasonal Expression 2 book is good until August 31st as well. Last chance this month to get the paper packs, embellishments and stamps in this book until they are retire as well.

I know, now you like to know what changes are coming? What are the new products? Are there any new colors? …. ;-) I know, but I can't tell just yet so visit my blog in the upcoming weeks often and catch a glimpse of things to come...

August 1, 2018

A Bunch of Thank You's

Here we used a really cute and versatile stamp set. It is called "Many Congratulations" (C1693) and it covers a lot of different occasions. For this card we used the flowers that come with the set.

Sometime we tend to overcomplicate things but this card is really not complicated at all. We used a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base and added a piece of dotted design paper cut at 4" x 5 1/4" to it.

The white cardstock piece is stamped three times with the flower stamp in black ink and adhered to a terracotta colored mat about 1/4" bigger than the white piece. To give the flowers a little more dimension, we used colored pencils to lightly shade them. A scalloped oval cut from golden glitter paper was added with foam dots and a little ribbon piece on top of the area where the flower met. "Thank You" was stamped on a matching oval and placed on the gold glitter piece.
Oh and don't forget to stamp and decorate the inside as well.

July 30, 2018

Here's to You Special

Here's to You...

The "Here's to You" campaign features a workshop kit inspired by life's special occasions. To celebrate these moments, the "Here's to You" workshop kit features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12" x 12" page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions.
You can find the complete workshop kit HERE....
or if you rather would like to purchase just the stamps or the set including an embossing folder you can find all options HERE.

This special is only available from July 12 - August 31 or while supplies last. For questions regarding this or any other offer or product, please feel free to contact me.