Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simply Inspired Blog Hop - Seasonal Expressions 2

Welcome to another Simply Inspired Blog Hop. This month we are featuring projects made using brand new products from Close to my Heart’s new Seasonal Expressions 2 Mini Catalog. If you arrived here from Debbi Fournier’s blog, then you are in the right place.

I fell in love with the new Wavy Blooms stamp set as soon as I saw it. I used it to create this set of cards. I stamped three flowers onto a piece of White Daisy cardstock with Cocoa Pigment ink and embossed them with Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder. This made it easy to color them in with ShinHan Touch Twin markers.

After coloring in each flower, I cut them out with Micro-Tip Scissors. I stamped the flower again onto a piece of 3¾" x 5" White Daisy cardstock along with one of the sweet sentiments from the Wavy Blooms stamp set. Then I adhered the colored flower on top with some 3-D Foam Tape. I matted the entire piece to some colored cardstock (Lagoon, Canary, and Gypsy) with more 3-D Foam Tape and then added them to the card bases.

Isn’t the Wavy Blooms stamp set pretty? It has quickly become one of my favorites!

While my markers and stamps were still out on my desk, I decided to try to make some coordinating envelope liners. I colored a piece of ink jet paper with the markers to see if I could create a coordinating color. (The paper I used is from Staples and can be found here.) I didn't want to use cardstock because I thought it might be too thick to use as an envelope liner. The ink jet paper worked perfectly! After I colored the paper, I stamped some flowers on top in Cocoa ink

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now hop on over to Bren Yule’s blog to see her fabulous creation. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all of the participants here.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Project Kit - Blossom Layout, Cards & Mini Album Kit

This month’s project kit is almost like three kits in one! We will be using one of Close to my Heart’s new Collections called Blossom to make a 12" x 12" layout, 6 cards, and a fun 12-page mini album. The class will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm. If you are not local, you are more than welcome to order a project kit. See below for ordering instructions.

There are two pricing options for this kit. 

Option #1 - $40 
Includes all of the following to make the layout and 6 cards:
(4) A2 White Cards and Envelopes
(2) 3" x 3" Cards and Envelopes
(2) Sheets 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
Pre-cut brackets, flowers, leaves, and layout title
Step-by-step Instructions

Option #2 - $48
Includes everything above plus: 
(1) 12-page 4" x 4" My Creations Mini Mix Album

You may also choose to add the Scallop Embossing Folder for just $8 more. (Your kit will come with two pieces of pre-embossed cardstock, but if you would like to make more in the future, you will want this great embossing folder.)

Additional supplies that will be needed to complete the projects:
Adhesive: 3-D Foam Tape (regular and thin)

This month’s kit comes with a very special stamp set called Happy Everything. Close to my Heart donates $3 to Operation Smile for each Happy Everything stamp set that is purchased. Not only will you be receiving an adorable stamp set, but you will also be helping a child in need of a surgical procedure to correct facial deformities.

This is the layout that we will be making.

We will also be making 2 each of 3 cards designs. 

  For an additional $8, you will also receive the 12-page 4" x 4" My Creations Mini Mix Album with instructions. (This would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift!)

Thank you for the great response.
Kits are now sold out.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Promotions

New Seasonal Expressions Catalog is here!

The new Seasonal Expressions Catalog is now live and you are going to love it! It is filled with lots of great new stamp sets, paper collections, albums, accessories, and more! View the new mini catalog online here and place your order here.


Deal of the Day
Score a deal each day with Close to my Heart!

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close to my Heart! What deals am I talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close to my Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through my website and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last.) Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 2pm (PDT) each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

*Offer valid April 1, 2015 (2:00pm PDT) - May 1, 2015 (1:59pm PDT). A given grab bag offer will only be available for 24 hours each day starting at 2:00 pm PDT through my website. Tax and shipping/handling will be charged based on the amount actually paid for the grab bag(s). Amounts paid for grab bag(s) are not eligible for gathering totals and Hostess Rewards.

Click here or on the image below to start shopping.


April Stamp of the Month - Typed Note
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 19
Recommended blocks:
1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x2" (Y1003), 4" x 5" (Y1012) 

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