Westward Ho – Step/Easel Card Combo

Friends of mine are preparing to pack up and move their family from Kentucky to Oregon so I wanted to make a card for their going away party.  I’ve been noticing a variety of stand-up or dimensional cards recently, both on Pinterest and some of the blogs I follow, and have been wanting to try one myself – this is what I came up with.

Step/Easel Card-Front
Step/Easel Card-Front

I used Cricut Design Space to layout my images and text and Cricut Explore to do the cuts as well as the written text; cartridges used: Old West (Wagon), Outdoor Man (Pine trees), and Country Life (text).  All cardstock was from Close To My Heart and the patterned background paper was from my personal stash.

Here are a couple of additional views:

Step/Easel Card-Flat Open
Step/Easel Card-Flat Open
Step/Easel Card-Side
Step/Easel Card-Side

Attention crafters in the Louisville/So. Indiana area

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Spring Craft & Vendor Fair to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association®.  Over 50 vendors will be in attendance – be sure to come out and shop for supplies and gift items and support this worthy cause.

June 13 from 9am - 1pm
June 13 from 9am – 1pm

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s often hard to find the perfect gift for the special mom(s) in your life but you can’t go wrong showing your love and appreciation with a handcrafted card.  I made this one for my sister-in-law this year.

card front
card inside

The inside greeting was cut using Cricut Design Space then assembled and adhered to the inside of the card base.   All materials are Close To My Heart and are, except for the retired Skylark Complement embellishments I used on the card front, currently available.

(1385) White Daisy Cardstock

(X7196B) Blossom Paper Packet

    • Blossom B&T Duos™ Papers
    • Sunset Cardstock, also available separately (X5758)
    • Lagoon Cardstock, also available separately (X5762)

(1245) Olive Cardstock(Z2191) Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

(Z2461) ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Peacock Green Marker

Bonus Taste of Summer

Available only in May
Available only in May

Close To My Heart has released a bonus stamp set which pairs perfectly with the Taste of a Summer Paper Pack.  No minimum purchase required, you can get this D-size stamp set for only $17.95 but only during the month of May.

Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer. Checkout the hashtag #CTMHTOS to see this stamp set in action.

No qualifying purchase required.
No qualifying purchase required.

*Offer valid May 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–May 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Clich here to see more or to order your Taste of Summer paper pack and stamp set.

Just Sayin’ (S1505) – May 2015

Available May 1 - 31
Available May 1 – 31

Just Sayin’ set of 14 S1504  $17.95 USD only $5 with qualifying purchase. Add this stamp set to your cart at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price of only $5!

Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks: 1″ × 31⁄2″ (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006)

Just Sayin' layout
Just Sayin’ layout

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Just Sayin' Card
Just Sayin’ Card

May is National Scrapbooking Month

Taste of Summer
Taste of Summer

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouthwatering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95! Featuring bold, vibrant colors, this exclusive paper packet is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories, and provides delicious designs for your layouts, cards, and more! Contact me for information about workshops for this paper packet. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month for more projects inspired by Taste of Summer.

This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. No matter where you are or what the weather may be, you deserve a little taste of summer in your life!

*Offer valid May 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–May 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the item ($8.95).

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Deal of the Day

April Deal of the Day
April Deal of the Day

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount.

To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Online Business Address and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD to $150 USD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

Dates: Offer valid April 1, 2015 (3:00 pm MDT)–May 1, 2015 (2:59 pm MDT).

Check out today’s deal here.

Typed Note (S1504) – April 2015

Available April 1 - 30
Typed Note S1504

Typed Note  set of 19 S1504  $17.95 USD only $5 with qualifying purchase   Use them separately or as a combo – there are so many cute and creative ways to use this versatile set. Add this stamp set to your cart at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price of only $5!

Typed Note S1504
Available April 1 – 30

Recommended My Acrylix®        Blocks: 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 4″ × 5″ (Y1012)

April 2015 SOTM
April 2015 SOTM

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