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.

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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

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.

 

Cyber Week Sale Starts Now!

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For five days only, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! This offer is available for a limited time only, so hurry on over to DebsScrapShack.ctmh.com and make the most of your holiday preparations!

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* Offer valid Monday, November 30, 2015 (9:00 am MST) through Friday, December 4, 2015 (4:00 pm MST) while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.

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.

The Wait is Over

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2015 – 2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

If you’ve been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) to see more new products from Close To My Heart, the time has finally come.  The new 2015-2016 Annual Inspiration and Holiday Expression idea books are now available for your browsing and shopping pleasure.

In addition to the already introduced Zoe, there are more new paper packs, new workshops, new stamps and more … and some returning favorites too.  Click here to start browsing now.

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2015 Holiday Expressions

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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Where does the time go?

What a summer – it’s been too long since my last post and there’s quite a bit to share.  An incredible Alaskan vacation (pictures of which I’m sure you’ll see in future artwork posts), fun crops with my Scrapbunny friends and always a good breakfast with the OVOBC crowd.  But I’m not the only one keeping busy, the Close To My Heart team has been getting ready for the release of our new Annual Inspirations idea book – coming September 1st – and all the wonderful new products.  New is exciting but sometimes we’re not quite ready to let go of the familiar.  If that applies to you, you may want to click over to my website and check out the list of items retiring at the end of August.  Included on the list are some tried and true colors that are part of our Enchantment collection.

Retiring 8-31-15
Indian Corn Blue, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Smokey Plum and Barn Red.

Most of these colors have been part of the CTMH lineup for as long as I’ve been scrapbooking and have earned their retirement.  Contact me or visit my website to replenish your cardstock, stamps and re-inkers in your favorite colors before they’re gone.