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”.

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.

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.

Simply Fundamental workshop and Album bundle

Simply Fundamental Album bundle
Simply Fundamental Album bundle

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November!

This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My LegacyTM album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory ProtectorsTM FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Click here to learn more about the featured layouts and cutting diagrams.

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.