Thursday, September 3, 2015

September Project Kit - Sangria Display Tray


This month’s project kit uses Close to my Heart’s new beautiful new Sangria Collection. We will be making a family themed display tray. It would look beautiful displayed in your own home or would make a great gift.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm. (If you'd like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.) The project kit is $35 and includes everything below:

(1) 12" x 12" Display Tray
(1) package of Sangria Compliments
(1) package of Sangria Assortment
Pre-cut pieces for each section from the Sangria Paper Packet including the Cricut cut for the family saying
Step-by-Step Instruction/Cutting Guide
Link to Design Space file for the family saying

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice
Scissors
3-D Foam Tape

Display your family photos in a fun new way by utilizing CTMH’s display tray.


This custom die cut piece will come with your kit. Would you like yours to say something else? Just let me know when you order your kit and I will create a custom die cut for you.


Each section of your display tray will have a fun cluster of images, a photo, or even both! 






You can even use a larger 4" x 6" photo by cutting it in half and inserting it into two sections like this.





Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than September 7th if you would like to join us for the class. 

Kits ordered by September 7th will be mailed by September 19th.
Kits ordered after September 7th, will be mailed within two weeks.
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance. 
Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Sangria Display Tray Kitlocal pick up
$35 (pick up or attending class)


Sangria Display Tray Kit - shipped
$35 ($6 will be added for shipping)

To find out more about my monthly "no-commitment" Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Watercolor PML Easel Card


Two of my favorite new products in the new CTMH catalog are the watercolor paints and the new Picture My Life Overlay Cards. I used them both to create this fun easel card. I started with a 4" x 6" piece of watercolor paper and painted a rainbow of colors at an angle.  I let it dry and then placed it under some heavy books to flatten it out.

Then I scored a piece of 6" x 9" cardstock at 4" and again at 6½" and made a Z-fold. I attached the top of the watercolored cardstock to the top flap of the Z-fold. (See photo below.) I then rounded all of the corners with a Corner Rounder.


I embellished the card by attaching one of the Gold Overlay PML Cards to the front with some Micro Glue Dots under the gold areas so they wouldn't show. I also added a small cluster of stamped images from the Shower Flowers stamp set along with some banner shapes that I cut from two other PML cards and a piece of Gold Glitter Paper. I finished off the cluster with a couple of Gold Bling Gems.

On the bottom of the inside of the card, I added a small piece that I cut from another Gold PML Overlay Card (by adhering the Micro Glue Dots behind the gold) and a tiny strip that I cut from the Gold Glitter Paper. The small strip of Glitter Paper is raised just enough to hold the card front up when it is opened and displayed.


This would be a fun card to receive and display. *Ü*

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New catalogs, new products, new promotions...

It’s September 1st which means LOTS of new goodies!! I am so excited to share all kinds of great things with you today, including:
  • A brand new Annual Inspirations Catalog
  • A brand new Holiday Expressions Catalog
  • A brand new National Stamping Month Promotion
  • A brand new Stamp of the Month


New Idea Books



Our new Annual Inspirations catalog is available TODAY and it is jam packed with tons of great new products. You can view it online here or order your own copy here.

CTMH now has a special Holiday Expressions mini catalog that you will love! It includes some great Halloween and Christmas goodies and more! View it online here or if you place an order on my website, you will get a free copy with your order!


National Stamping Month Promotion — Hello Life



September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95—a savings of $6.90! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

Click here to see each of the stamp sets.


Stamp of the Month - Paper Garden

Get this great stamp set for just $5!


With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!



Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 4"× 5"(Y1012)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the new Cricut® Artiste Cartridge (Z3170).

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month. 



Monday, August 31, 2015

Last day to get retiring items...

I am excited that our new catalogs go live tomorrow. However, in order to make room for all of the fabulous new goodies, CTMH must retire some of the older ones. Today is the last day to purchase items out of the current Annual Inspirations catalog and the Seasonal Expressions catalog. It is also the last day to take advantage of the August Stamp of the Month. Be sure to order your favorites before they are gone...


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Last Day for Former CTMH Consultants Special



Only one more day for former Close To My Heart Consultants to take advantage of this great offer! CTMH is offering a special discounted “Essentials Kit” to anyone who wishes to rejoin Close To My Heart. This special is only available until August 31st.

Have questions? Feel free to contact me or visit my New Consultant FAQ page here. Or if you are ready to resign up, just hop on over to my website here and make sure to log in with the previous email and password that you used when you were active, in order to gain access to the special $49 kit.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zoe Heart Tin


I made this project with a super fun group of gals who are on my CTMH team. The project was taught by the amazingly creative Joyce Ciechanowski. She provided each of us with a cute heart shaped tin and we used the new Zoe Papers and Compliments to decorate it.


I also used a piece of Flaxen Extra Thick Twine around the edges (which was a great way to hide the imperfections in my cutting) and a few retired Oceanside Sequins. I popped up the “Blessed Life” banner and flower Compliments with some 3-D Foam Tape as well. My daughter and I are trying to decide who gets to display it in their room. I may just have to make another one for her. *Ü* 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Project Kit - Zoe Artistry Card Kit


This month’s project kit is so much fun because not only does it use the fun new Zoe paper, but it also incorporates the brand new Artistry Cricut Collection! Plus, I have a special surprise for those of you who order the new Artistry Cricut Collection this month! Anyone who orders the Artistry Cricut Collection from me by August 31st, will receive this project kit for FREE!*

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, August 20th at 7pm. (If you'd like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see shipping option below.) The project kit is $25 (see how to get the kit for free below) and includes all of the following to make a set of 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and (6) lined envelopes:

  • (1) Zoe Paper Packet
  • (1) package of Sparkle Clear Assortment
  • (6) White Daisy 4¼" x 5½" Envelopes
  • Pre-cut Cricut shapes
  • Pre-stamped images (all stamps used in this project come with the Artistry Cricut Collection)
  • Step-by-Step Instruction/Cutting Guide
  • Link to Design Space file

***SPECIAL*** If you order the Artistry Cricut Collection from me during the month of August, I will send you the kit for FREE!!!!*

Additional supplies needed to complete the project:
Adhesive of your choice
Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Ink Pads: Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
Artistry Cricut Collection (images will be precut and pre-stamped in this kit, but you will need the Cricut Collection if you would like to make more in the future.)

You will make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and you will learn how to line the inside of your envelopes to match the cards.  


Card #1 has a sweet “hello” message floating on the inside of the die-cut center and a delicate flower on the corner.


This is one of my favorite images on the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.


The inside of card #1 has generous space to write your message along with a stamped flower cluster in the bottom corner.


Card #2 is an easel card that stands up to display the simple card front.


This is what the card looks like from the side when it is standing.


When the card is closed, your recipient sees a sweet message to “smile.”


Although the card front is simple, it has some dimension to make it more interesting.


The bottom of the inside of the card has another happy message.


Card #3 looks simple at first glance...


...but when you look closely, you will notice how much depth it actually has. This is a REALLY fun card to make and I know the recipient will enjoy it as much as you will making it.


Isn’t the cute die-cut heart with the bitty sparkle inside sweet?


Contact me for more information or to sign up for this month’s class. Please contact me no later than August 7th if you would like to join us for the class. 

Kits ordered by August 7th will be mailed by August 22nd.
Kits ordered after August 7th, will be mailed within two weeks.
*All free kits earned this month will be mailed by August 31st. 
All kits/classes need to be paid for in advance. 
Thank you for understanding.

To order a kit(s), you may either send me a check or pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the “Add to Cart” buttons below. If you would like your kit(s) shipped, please choose the shipped option. $6 will be added for shipping. (Kits can only be shipped to U.S. addresses per CTMH policy. I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Zoe Artistry Card Kit - local pick up - $25
 

Zoe Artistry Card Kit - shipped
$25 ($6 will be added for shipping)
 

To find out more about my monthly "no-commitment" Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

*Free Zoe card kits earned by ordering the Artistry Cricut Collection promotion is only offered by Lisa Stenz and will not be honored by the CTMH Home Office or any other Consultant. All free its will ship by August 31st.