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.
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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

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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.

 

A Gift of Thanks

I have a friend who always sends the nicest thank you notes for presents she receives.  She recently retired from her job so I decided to gift her with a set of thank you notes.

Note card holder
Note card holder

I used cardstock and B&T paper from the Brushed paper pack (retired), B1449 Oodles of Doodles stamp set and Z3024 White Shimmer Trim.

The set included 10 cards in total

 

 

 

 

The note card holder is from a design by Becky Roberts, 2010 12 Days of Christmas

Nevermore – Not Just For Halloween

Nevermore Paper Pack X7198B

Nevermore, one of the new paper packs featured in our Holiday Expressions 2015 idea book, lends itself easily to Halloween layouts and cards because of the colors and some of its paper patterns, but it’s very versatile and can be used in many different ways.

The colors in this pack will be great in any of your fall designs and also work well for masculine themed designs like this birthday card I recently made for my brother. Masculine Birthday a Card

Inspired by a design I found on Pinterest from classicchristina.blogspot.com, this card was originally made using the now retired Jackson paper pack and I really wanted to use some of our new products.  Along with the beautiful new Eggplant Cardstock, one of Nevermore’s B&T Duos™ designs includes mechanical drawings and since my brother is an engineer I just knew I had to use this paper for his card.  I combined it with papers from the Georgie and Basics Fundamentals Paper Packs, added some bling from the Sequins Silver Assortment and a small bow made from Whisper Thick Twine. I cut the star using CTMH’s Art Philosophy cartridge. The sentiment is from a retired Operation Smile set, Happy Everything, but could easily be swapped out with one of our current stamp sets such as Joyful Birthday B1419.

There’s still time to Get Organized!

With September coming right up, there are just a few days left to take advantage of our August campaigns!

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When you place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price, you’ll receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! This is a brand new Cricut®-compatible set that really lends itself to coloring with the Shin-Han™ Touch Twin™ markers, which are a breeze to store using the new Marker Roll-Up.

Also, when you place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price, you’ll receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! With multiple zipper pockets in a variety of sizes, the accessory roll-up is an ideal storage solution for all your Base & Bling pieces and other accessories!

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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