Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Create Kindness Mini Cards and Box

I am having lots of fun with Close to my Heart’s Create Kindness promotion this month! The cards in the kit are so quick and easy to make! Did you know that you can order the cards and the mini stamps separately if you don’t want to get the full kit? You can also order extra cards if you already have the kit and want to make more.

I made a set of four cards using four of the different stamps from the Create Kindness kit. After I stamped the images on the white cardstock circles that come with the pre-printed card bases, I colored them with various ShinHan Touch Twin markers. Then I cut a scallop circle from different colored cardstock (Pansy, Raspberry, Sweet Leaf, and Lagoon) and double matted them with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. I added a few Clear Bitty Sparkles to finish them off.

I wanted a little gift box that would hold the four cards and envelopes, so I resized the box I created for my August project kit. I cut the top of the box from a piece of Raspberry polka dot paper from the Adventure Paper Fundamentals pack and the bottom of the box from a piece of black cardstock. I used the Enjoy—Create Kindness stamp on the top of the box and matted it to a black cardstock scallop square.

Here is a link to the Design Space file if you'd like to make the box. The scallop circle and the scallop square are from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.

Click here to order your own Create Kindness kit.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Organize Craft Supplies using Everyday Life Albums

Close to my Heart’s Everyday Life scrapbooking line is perfect for quick and easy scrapbooking, but did you know that you can also use the Everyday Life Albums to organize your crafting supplies? Anything that can help me organize my craft room makes this crafter H-A-P-P-Y! CTMH has two beautiful new Everyday Life Albums—one with black and white stripes and the other is a solid Sea Glass color. Both 1" albums have 3-rings and a soft faux leather cover that measures 9 ⅜" × 8¼" × 1½".

There are lots of different supplies that you can store in your albums depending on the type of page protectors that you use. The Thin Cuts Metal Dies fit perfectly in the 4" x 6" Memory Protectors. Each package of Thin Cuts comes with a 4" x 6" magnet which you can slide into the Memory Protector. They hold the Thin Cuts in place and make it easy to remove them when needed.

The 4" x 3" Memory Protectors are great for storing embellishments including Twine, Gems, Sparkles, and more. 

The Embossing Folders fit perfectly in the 8" x 6" Memory Protectors. I have struggled forever to find a good storage solution for the Embossing Folders. This is it! I can sort through them quickly and find the one I need in a snap.

I love that CTMH has so many wonderful storage options and am thrilled that I finally have a place to organize my Thin Cuts, Embossing Folders, and Embellishments! I hope this helps give you some ideas on how to organize and store some of your crafting supplies.

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Project Kit - School Days Album

It’s that time of year again! The kids are back in school and we scrapbookers scramble to take our “first day of school” photos. If you are like me, you have lots of school photos waiting for a scrapbook page to be created. How would you like to have your child’s entire school days album done and ready for those photos? You are in luck because this month we will be creating (13) double page spreads ready for your Kindergarten - 12th grade photos! A special thank you to Dana Kessler who designed this album.

Watch this video to see samples of some completed pages in addition to some pages without photos. You will also be able to see how the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors work.

This month’s local class will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm. (If you’d like to order a kit to be mailed to you instead, see the shipping option below.)

Basic School Days Kit - $88 includes the following:

Optional Add-On Supplies:

You will create (13) 12" x 12" double page layouts including Kindergarten - 12th grade. Each spread will also include a Pocket Plus Design 4 Memory Protector so that you can add more photos and memorabilia.  Here are a few samples of completed layouts...

Thank you for your interest. All kits are now sold out. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

National Stamping Month and September Promotions

Happy September! Did you know that September is National Stamping Month? It is also the release of our brand new Holiday Expressions catalog! I am excited to share all kinds of great things to help celebrate both of these fun events with you today, including:

A brand new Holiday Expressions Catalog
A brand new Create Kindness Promotion
A brand new Stamp of the Month

New Holiday Expressions Book

Our new Holiday Expressions catalog is available TODAY and it is jam packed with tons of great new products. You can view it online here or get your own free copy by placing an order on my website. (Just be sure to add the free catalog at checkout.)

You may notice that this catalog is a bit larger than previous Seasonal Expressions. This is because it contains more fabulous products than ever before! Be sure to check out the 4 new themed paper collections along with their coordinating stamp sets and accessories.

A few of my favorite new products include:

Create Kindness Promotion

Introducing the limited-time Create Kindness card kit! Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! 

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! Watch the hashtag #createkindness on Instagram and Facebook to see what acts of kindness these little cards are inspiring, and join the conversation by posting some pictures of your own! 

Watch this great video to see how you can create kindness too...

Click here to order your Create Kindness Card Kit and/or the cards and stamps separately.

* Offer valid September 1 – September 30 while supplies last. Shipping/handling rates are based on full retail price of discounted items. 

Stamp of the Month

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 19
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking collection.

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