Eliminate The Fuss (Fussy Cutting, that is)

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Love our Thin Cuts? Then you’re going to love this special, limited-time offer! We now have coordinating Thin Cuts for the following stamps sets found in our Annual Inspirations idea book: My Acrylix® Swirly Seashells (C1664), My Acrylix® Sweet Birthday (B1532), My Acrylix® Wreath (A1193), and My Acrylix® School Kids (D1706). These Thin Cuts are sure to go fast, so place your order today!

Thin Cuts—Swirly Seashells CC1155 $18.95

Thin Cuts—Sweet Birthday CC1156 $9.95

Thin Cuts—Wreath CC1157 $10.95

Thin Cuts—School Kids CC1158 $15.95

* Offer valid through July 2017, while supplies last. Shipping/handling rates apply.

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A Colorful Plan – 2017

2017 Planner systems are now available from Close To My Heart!

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Each bundle includes the Everyday Life™ album of your choice (Sea Glass -CC1177 or Stripes -CC1178)  and the 2017 planner pages, which come with a clear pencil bag and three gold paperclips.

The month dividers of this planner feature beautiful, intricate coloring-page style designs that are carried through in smaller details on the following calendar pages.

Looking to just refill last year’s planner album?  The 2017 planner pages are also sold separately (CC2017)

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Available for a limited time, so get yours while you can!

And don’t forget the Watercolor Pencils (3505) to help your pages come to life with color.

 

Made with love and Rustic Home Fundamentals

My brother and sister-in-law recently attended a reunion for her family. As you can imagine lots of pictures were taken in a variety of configurations but there was one picture in particular that I felt deserved some extra attention, and just in time for a birthday gift too.


Once I adhered the patterned strips from Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack, I mixed a touch of yellow with white watercolor paint to create a cream more compatible with the Colonial White cardstock used and then “splattered” to add some additional texture using our medium-flat waterbrush.

After allowing a few minutes for the splatters to dry, I finished embellishing with Thin Cuts and ribbons. Here’s a complete list of materials used:

X5776 Peacock CS (E)
X5775 Sapphire CS (E)
X5778 Saffron CS (E)
X5789 Sea glass CS
1388 Colonial White CS
Z3262 Rustic Home Fundamentals
Z3282 Rustic Home Ribbon pack
Z3260 Thin Cuts – Hearts
Z3257 Thin Cuts – Love
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3226 Waterbrush – Medium Flat
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z553 Bonding Memories Glue Pen
Tape runner 
        
        (E) indicates this color is also part of the Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack X5781

To turn it into a birthday gift, I placed it in a memory frame purchased at a local craft store and Voilà “Happy Birthday, Sis”.

Celebrate National Stamping Month


This kit (CC1145)is designed to have everything you need to create 24 cute cards all in one kit! It makes a great starter kit for someone brand new to cardmaking or stamping. Because this kit has pre-printed card bases and pre-cut white circles to stamp on, the stamps, ink pad and block, the only thing you will need to assemble these cute cards is your favorite adhesive! More seasoned crafters will love the eight exclusive M-sized stamp sets included as well as the convenience of having everything all in one kit.
Click here to see more
Additional Create Kindness Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1146) sold separately 

24 – 3″ × 3″ pre-printed card bases, envelopes, and circles

Whether you make your cards with only the kit items or choose to put your own special twist using markers, sequins, shimmer trim or more – Be sure to share all of your artwork and acts of kindness inspired by this fun kit on social media using this hashtag #createkindness

And with a new month comes a new Stamp of the Month, yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase 

Blessed Beyond Measure – September Stamp of the Month (S1609)


And if last month’s brand new Annual Idea Book, this month’s Create Kindness kit and a new stamp of the month have only whet your appetite -take a look at our brand new Holiday Expressions

Basically the Best!

A brand new Annual Inspirations means lots of new papers, embellishments, stamps and more. Build your supply of our new Fundamental Paper Collections with the help of this month’s special.

Basically the Best

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Dates: Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

Browse our new products or click here to view a PDF version of our new idea book.

Just like cleaning closets…

To make room for new you need to clean out the old (or so I’ve been told).  Although I may not always follow that practice when it comes to my own closets,  at Close To My Heart we have to in order to make room for all the exciting, new products coming August 1.  

From the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations book we have seven colors from our Adventure collection retiring along with home decor and gift products, all the B&T and Fundamentals paper packs and more stamp sets than I can shake a stick at. If I weren’t so excited about the new items headed our way it might make me a bit sad to say goodbye to some tried and true favorites. 
This short video showcases only a portion of retiring products. Click here to see the whole shebang. 

Superheroes – Craft Style

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Recently I attended a weekend scrapbook crop with my friends aka ScrapBunnies.  The theme for the weekend was superheroes so we were Super ScrapBunnies – each with our own special crafting powers/abilities; techniques were deemed to be my strong suit. For our costumes we each created a chest plate to depict our special “powers”.

Above picture is of my finished project – how many of these techniques have you used in your papercrafting?

 

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L-R:Tekniq, ChroNo, Digi, Glitter, Capt Gizmo and Stretch

 

Reminder – there’s still time to order the February stamp set, Share The Love, $7 from each purchase of this set is donated to Operation Smile. And don’t forget our Stamp of the Month, Balloon Animals, yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Both stamp sets available on orders placed by February 29th.

CC1060 Share the Love
CC1060 Share the Love
S1602 Balloon Animals
S1602 Balloon Animals

Happy National Papercrafting Month!

  

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. 

Get yours today for only $8.95 USD / $10.50 CAD before this offer is gone!

Dates: Offer valid January 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT)–January 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

A New Year, A New Seasonal Expressions

2016 Seasonal Expression 1

 

Close To My Heart 2016 Seasonal Expressions 1 introduces our new Everyday Life™ product line with album, planner andMy Crush® pages, memory protectors and accessories.

We’ve added plenty of new My Acrylix® Stamp Sets, several compatible with our existing Cricut cartridges and some with matching Thin Cuts available

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There are additions to accessories, Base and Bling, Picture My Life™,  Instalife™ and more.   Also new Workshops Your Way™ Kits and paper packs featuring Charlotte, Penelope and Regatta.

Charlotte X7205B
Charlotte X7205B
Penelope X7207B
Penelope X7207B
Regatta X7206B
Regatta X7206B

All of the above and then some, click here to see and learn more.