Monday, March 9, 2015

March Stamp of the Month - Monogrammed Card

The March Stamp of the Month called Choose Happy is such a fun set. I love the whimsical frames, borders, and sentiments. I created this card by stamping one of the frames on a piece of scrap cardstock in Black ink and then coloring it in with the following ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Pastel Green, Leaf Green, Carmine, and Cerulean Blue Light. I cut out the shape and adhered it to the center of a white card base with Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

The letter “L” was cut from a piece of Cranberry cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and adhered it to the center of the frame with more Thin 3-D Foam Tape. (I love this stuff. It pops the images up just enough to give them some dimension without making the card too bulky.)

I then stamped the bottom of the card base with the cute scallop border and colored it in with the Pastel Green and Carmine markers. To finish it off, I trimmed around the scallops with my Micro-Tip Scissors.

This was a fun and easy card to make. Wouldn’t it be great to make a bunch of these and turn them into a card set to give as a gift? I think I know what I’ll be making for Teacher Appreciation Day this year! Did you know that you can get this great stamp set for just $5 with a $50 purchase? Otherwise you can order the set at full price for $17.95. Click here or on the link below to order yours today.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Project Kit - Artfully Sent Birthday Cards

This month’s Creative Club will be held on Thursday, March 19th at 7pm and the project is a fun one! I have had many requests for a class that focuses on the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and I am happy to oblige. This month we will be making birthday cards using the festive Confetti Wishes Collection and the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. You will earn how to use lots of the different functions on the cartridge including the swing card, pop-up card, pocket card, sentiment card, and sleeve card functions.

The kit is $25 and includes the following:

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Additional supplies needed:

We will use the sentiment card key to make this cute die-cut cupcake card.

The “sleeve key” will help us make this mini card that is the perfect size to hold a gift card.

 My favorite card in the kit is this one where we will use a pocket card on the front and...

 ...there will be a special pop-up surprise on the inside!

Ok, so maybe this is my favorite card. I don’t know. I just love them all. You will learn how to make a swing card that opens up in a fun, unique way. 

The last one uses some of the left over Confetti Wishes Compliments to make a quick and easy birthday card.

On of the best things about this kit is that it comes with a stamp set called “Belated Birthday.” I don’t know about you, but I am great at making cards, but not so great at sending them. I was thrilled when Close to my Heart came out with a stamp set just for me! Now I can add a cute “belated” wish to any of my cards that I forgot to send out on time. If you have no problems with forgetting birthdays like I do, then you will be happy to know that there are a couple of regular birthday wishes in the set as well.

All kits are now sold. Thank you for the great response.

To find out more about my “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate.  

March Promotions

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If you have ever thought about signing up with CTMH to build a business or even to simply take advantage of the great discount for yourself, March is definitely the time to do it! In addition to all of the new goodies in the New Consultant Kit, you will also get a FREE Shoulder Tote worth $26.95! PLUS, if you have just $300 in orders within your first 40 days, you will also get a FREE Rolling Tote worth $149.95! That’s almost $550 worth of awesome Close to my Heart goodies for the price of the kit which is just $99! But it gets even better because if you take advantage of CTMH’s Straight to the Top Program and are able to get $1,200 in orders in your first 3 months, then CTMH will reimburse you the $99 for the kit AND I will give you a free Workshop on the Go Kit of your choice! That means you can get up to $575 in goodies for FREE!

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Did you know that Consultants can order new products a whole month early? The new Seasonal Expressions catalog will be going live on April 1st, but as a Consultant, you will be able to order out of it as soon as you sign up! (Just one of the many perks of being a Consultant.)

If you haven’t seen our new totes yet, be sure to watch this video. They are REALLY great quality and the Rolling Tote holds a ton of product, plus it folds flat for storage when you are not using it. (That’s a big plus for me.)

I would love to chat more with you about joining the Close to my Heart family.
Feel free to:
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March Stamp of the Month - Choose Happy
Get this adorable 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, add it to your cart for the promotional price of just $5.

Set of 14
Recommended blocks:
1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 3" x3" (Y1006), 2" x 6½" (Y1010) 

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