Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Basics Fundamentals You are Loved Baby Layout


CTMH’s Basics Paper Fundamentals are my favorite Fundamentals Collection. The colors used from the Basics palette pair really well with any of the other colors. I created this layout using the “Color of the Year” called Bashful as my accent color.




The Gold Clips are lots of fun and coordinate really well with the Basics Fundamentals. I used one of the Gold Arrow Clips on my journaling panel below.


In addition to the beautiful double sided paper, I used the coordinating Better Together Compliments pack which includes stickers, and gold foil chipboard designs. I didn’t do any stamping on this layout. All of the images are from the Compliments packet. (Quick and easy!)


I did use a small strip of the Gold Foil Paper , which coordinates perfectly, on the top and bottom of the layout.



The flowers were created using the Flower Market Cricut cartridge, some Bashful cardstock and a self-adhesive Bashful Pearl in the center.


Did you know that all of our Fundamentals Collections are on sale this month, including my favorite, the Basics Collection? You can get them at up to 40% off! 


Visit my website to see all of the great deals on the Fundamentals, but don’t wait too long. The special discounts are only available through November 30th while supplies last and they are selling out quickly.

Monday, November 6, 2017

November Project Kit - Silver and Gold Scrapbook Layouts


This month’s project kit will help you document your holidays. We will be creating the Silver and Gold Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way Kit with optional add-on cards. We will be making (3) 12" x 12" double page layouts with optional pocket pages to add more photos! You can even add-on the coordinating stamp set and Thin Cuts to make (9) fall-themed cards.

The local class will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm. Or if you are not local, you can order your kit to be shipped to you using the “shipped” option below.

Basic kit to make (3) layouts and pocket pages is $30 and includes:

Add on Memory Protector pocket pages of your choice to add more photos to your layouts. There are 4 sizes to choose from.

Add on the following to create (3) each of (3) card designs: (Note: this is the same stamp set and Thin Cuts we used for last month's project, so if you already have it, you do not need to order it again.)

Stamp only - $14



Stamp/Thin Cuts Bundle - $23


Other supplies needed to create cards:

 Create these (3) 12" x 12" double page scrapbook pages.




Add-on Memory Protector Pocket Pages of your choice (4 sizes to choose from) to add more photos to your layouts.


Add on the coordinating stamp set and Thin Cuts to make 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs.)


Kits ordered by November 9th will be mailed by November 18th.
Kits ordered after November 9th, will be mailed within two weeks.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me cash or a check, or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)


Silver and Gold Basic Scrapbooking Kit - local
$30
 

Silver and Gold Scrapbooking Kit - shipped
$30 ($6 will be added for shipping)
 

Silver and Gold Add On Options
 

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Promotions

Happy November everyone! I am excited to share this month’s fabulous promotions with you!

Just for FUN—November Promotion

Save 40% on bundles of Fundamental crafting products,
or 30% on individual items


The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!

November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of your projects match!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free! Contact me to schedule an in-home party or an online party, or I can simply set up an link on my website for you and your friends to order and if you reach $150 then you will get hostess rewards!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free! Visit my New Consultant FAQ page for more information on joining my team.

Click here to see all of the Fundamental special options.


* Offer available November 1–30, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

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November Stamp of the Month — Through the Year




With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!


Plus, by getting this awesome stamp set in November, you'll be ready to make the Through the Year Calendar Kit coming out next month! Stay tuned for more details to come next month!


Set of 28
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003)

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month.




*Stamp of the Month is only available November 1– 30, 2017.


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Holiday Expressions Project Ideas




Get inspiration for all of your holiday crafting—from decor to gift tags—in our Holiday Expressions idea book. Watch the video below to get an idea of what you can do...


Contact me or visit my website to purchase any of the products to create these fun projects.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Embossed Rose Birthday Card

One of the benefits of using CTMH’s clear stamps is that you can see through them while you are stamping. The Beautiful You stamp set contains some fun 3-step stamps that would be nearly impossible to use without the benefit of being able to see exactly where you are stamping.


I used Bashful, Pixie and Raspberry inks to stamp the flower on this card. Because I could see through each layered stamp, I was able to perfectly stamp each color on top of the other to create the multicolored rose. The leaves are stamped with Sweet Leaf and Fern. This set also comes with coordinating Thin Cuts Dies to perfectly die cut each image as well. (LOVE the Thin Cuts!) Or if you'd rather, you can order the stamp set separately and then “fussy cut” the images with Micro-Tip Scissors.


After creating the flower, I scored and folded a piece of 4¼" x 11" White Daisy cardstock in half and then embossed the bottom ⅔ portion of the card front with the Rose Embossing Folder. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Pewter ink just above the score line. (The stamp actually has a slight curve to it because it was created to coordinate with the banners in the Golden Moments Cut Above Card Kit, but because it is a clear stamp, I was able to manipulate it enough on my block to make it straight. (Gotta love CTMH’s clear stamps!)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Die Cut Camouflage Christmas Card

I am taking a great online class right now called “Merry Making” offered by onlinecardclasses.com. Yesterday’s class was all about die cuts which is what inspired this card. 


I started with a piece of patterned paper from Close to my Heart’s Silver & Gold Collection. I distressed the paper by sponging some Glacier, Juniper, and Lagoon ink on it first. I also stamped some “splats” using the Splash of Color stamp set. Then I stamped some snowflakes and swirls from the stamp that comes with the Merriest Wishes Card Kit in Pebble and Heather ink. Finally I heat embossed some stars from the First Noel stamp set and the edges of the paper with Silver Embossing Powder. (You can see what the original paper looked like, before I distressed it, in the background of my photos.)  


After creating the background paper, I used the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet dies to cut the word “JOY” from the paper. I also cut the letters 3 more times from a piece of white cardstock. I layered the white cardstock letters on top of each other to create a thick chipboard look. Then I adhered the patterned paper letters on top. After matting the patterned paper to the card base, I adhered the faux chipboard letters in the openings which created the “camouflage” effect.

I die cut a white cardstock banner shape using the medium banner from the Thin Cuts Basic Banners set, then embossed the sentiment from the First Noel stamp set with Silver Embossing Powder. I also embossed a thin strip of white cardstock with the word Christmas from the same stamp set and trimmed it so it looks like it’s tucked in under the letter “Y.” I added a few Bitty Sparkles to the tiny stars to finish off the card.


I love that the card looks so different depending on the angle. The dimension from the die cut “camouflage” letters is so much fun!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy National Card Making Day


Happy National Card Making Day! I thought I would share a fun card today that I made using a combination of two card kits. The overall design was inspired by the Kind Thoughts card making kit. I also used the Circle Thin Cuts and the stamps from the Happy Day card making kit.

I embossed the Bashful cardstock with the Rose Embossing Folder and added a flower and leaves that I stamped using the Beautiful You stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts dies. The Scallop Border Thin Cuts die was used to make the black cardstock strip.


It’s always fun to mix and match kits and products. 
Have a Happy Day!

Friday, October 6, 2017

October Project Kit - Boxed Christmas Card Kit


This month’s project kit is one of my new favorites. We will be making a set of 8 Christmas cards along with an interactive box to hold them.

This month’s local class will be on Thursday, October 26th at 7pm. If you are not local or unable to attend and would like to order a kit to be shipped directly to you, select the shipping option below. Basic kit is $30 or $40 with the Thin Cuts bundle. ($6 will be added for shipping.)

Christmas Card Boxed Card Kit - $30 or $40 with the Thin Cuts Dies
All pre-cut kits will include the following:
Add on the Thin Cuts Metal Dies for just $10 more. (You will need a die cutting machine such as a Cuttlebug or Big Shot to use the dies.)

Additional kits with no stamp set or dies are just $16.

Your kit includes the sweet Silver and Gold—Cardmaking  stamp set. (See below.)



Add the Thin Cuts Dies for just $10 extra. (see below.)


Extra supplies needed to complete the project: 

Each kit makes an interactive box with 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs.)

Watch the video below to see the project in action.



The box holds all of the cards and envelopes.



When the box is first opened, you will see Christmas card list on the inside flap. This is where you can list your recipients’ names and addresses. There is also a column for you to check off each person after you have sent them their card.



When you lift up the Christmas List flap, you will have a place to insert your cards. You can even have the front flap of one of the cards hanging over if you like to make it more decorative as seen in the photo below.


Once you take the cards out, you are left with a cute empty box that you can use again next year.


Below are the cards that you will make in this kit.
The first card has a fun diagonal front flap that looks great hanging over the inside of the box base.



This card has a die cut center that gives the card some dimension.



This card uses a slightly different version of the latest Eclipse technique to create a raised sentiment with a red shadow peeking through. 



This is the most simple of the cards, but it is my favorite. It has a cutout section in the middle like the second card, but it is much more clean and simple with the gold foil snowflake border.



Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than October 11th if you would like to join us for the local class. All kits need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Kits ordered by October 11th will be mailed by October 28th.
Kits ordered after October 11thwill be mailed within two weeks.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me cash or a check, or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Boxed Christmas Card Kit - local
Basic Kit - $30
Basic Kit + Thin Cuts Bundle $40
Use drop down menu below to choose your options
 

Boxed Christmas Card Kit - shipped
Basic Kit - $30
Basic Kit + Thin Cuts Bundle $40
$6 will be added for shipping 
Use drop down menu below to choose your options


To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*