Monday, January 21, 2019

Frame It Up Kit - Personalized Frame

I am loving Close to my Heart’s January special Frame It Up kit! I was inspired by fellow Consultant Jennifer Smith to personalize one of my kits by adding the chipboard initial and est. date. I love how it turned out and think I will be buying more to make as gifts.

The flowers and leaves were so easy to put together because they come already die cut in the kit. I simply curled the edges with my fingernail (you could use a bone folder if you have one) and adhered the layers together with w little bit of Liquid Glass. I inked the edges of the leaves with a sponge dauber and New England Ivy ink to add a little extra depth.

I covered the chipboard “S” with a piece of Silver Foil paper and then trimmed it out with an X-acto knife. (I used Bonding Memories Glue to adhere the Foil Paper.) I used the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts to die cut our name and “EST.” from a piece of black cardstock. Then I adhered everything to the frame popping up some of the pieces with 2-3 layers of Foam Tape.

These kits are only available through the end of January while supplies last so if you think you might like one, hop on over to my website and place your order before they're gone. Plus, the more you order, the more you will save. Buy 1 at $29.95, buy 2 at $24.99 each (15% discount), or buy 3 for $19.99 each (30% off.)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

January Project Kit - Budding Peony Boxed Card Kit

This month's project kit is a boxed card kit using the new Budding Peony stamp set and Feels Like Home paper. You will create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) with mix and match sentiments and a box to store them. This month’s local class will be Tuesday, January 29th at 7pm. If you are not local, you may order kits to be shipped directly to you by selecting the shipping option below.*

This month’s Basic Kit is $35 and includes the following:
  • Budding Peony stamp set
  • Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush
  • (1) Gold Bow Clip
  • (6) 5½" x 4¼" White Cards and Envelopes
  • Pre-cut and pre-scored cardstock and patterned paper
  • Link to Design Space file for the box. (All Cricut images will be pre-cut for you in the kit, but you will also have a link to the file in case you’d like to make more in the future. You will need an Explore or Maker machine to access and use the DS file.)
  • Step-by-step instruction guide

Add on extra kits with no stamp set for just $18 each.

Additional supplies needed:

Kit includes the Budding Peony stamp set shown below. Images outlined in blue coordinate with the Thin Cuts metal dies that can be included in your kit for an extra cost.

Make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) and a matching box to store them. You may choose to color in the stamped images, leave them uncolored, or a combination of the two as shown in the samples.

Slip the box flap into the top of the Gold Bow Clip to hold box closed.

Card #1

 Card #2

Card #3

Use the Sugar Plum Shimmer Brush to and color and shimmer to the flowers and use the Clear Shimmer Brush to blend the green Watercolor Pencils on the leaves. (It’s hard to see in the photos but all of the sample cards are super glittery.)

Contact me for more information or to order a kit. All kits need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

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

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

Friday, January 4, 2019

January Specials and Promotions

New Seasonal Expressions Catalog

Tons of new products and inspiring artwork 

The new Seasonal Expressions catalog is here and it is AWESOME! It's filled with 152 pages of pure creative happiness! You will get a free copy with your next online order. Or you can view and download a pdf version of the catalog here.


Frame It Up — National Papercrafting Month Special

Create beautiful décor in January
PLUS save when you buy two or more kits

The Magnolia Frame Kit gives you the materials to create beautiful papercrafted décor. There are so many different ways to use this versatile kit, which is why you’ll get special pricing when you buy more than one! Save 15% when you buy two, or save 30% when you buy three! Plus, you can get one FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant in January or hosting a qualifying party!

Watch the video below for more information...

Magnolia Frame Kit includes:
• Sturdy chipboard frame (including backing) 
• Double-sided frame overlay 
• “love” and “home” sentiments 
• Shiplap-printed backing sheet 
• 3 sheets of die-cut leaves and flowers 
• 1 sheet of gold foil die-cuts 

Buy 1: $29.95
Buy 2: $24.95 each—15% off!
Buy 3: $19.95 each—30% off!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (order dated for January and submitting your party order no later than February 5th, 2019), you will receive a Magnolia Frame Kit for FREE! Contact me to set up an online or in home party.

For New Consultants
: When you join my team and become a Close To My Heart Consultant in January, you will receive a Magnolia Frame Kit for FREE with your New Consultant Kit. That’s an added value of $29.95! Visit my New Consultant FAQ page or contact me for more information on becoming a Consultant.

Only available January 1 - 31, 2019 while supplies last.
Standard tax and shipping and handling apply.


January Stamp of the Month

Card Captions Stamp Set

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 ($18.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 26
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 1" × 6½" (Y1005)

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

Stamp of the Month is only available January 1– 31, 2019.


Celebrate 35 years!

Get 35% off all alphabet stamp sets in January

2019 marks 35 years since Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton first started selling stamps, and CTMH has big plans for celebrating all year long. They’re kicking off the celebrations with special savings on all of the alphabet My Acrylix® stamp sets! Now through January 31, you can save 35% on alphabet stamp sets! 

Visit my website here to see all of the alphabet options.

Discount only available January 1– 31, 2019.
Shipping and handling will be assessed on the full retail value of your order.


Happy Heart Special

Show your love with this special Collection

The Heart Happy collection includes an exclusive paper packet, stamp set, and sticker sheet that you can use to show your love in all kinds of crafts! The Heart Happy workshop guide provides instructions for using these items together with a few other products to create two single-page 12″ × 12″ layouts, one two-page 12″ × 12″ layout, 10 cards, and five tags. Save 25% when you purchase the workshop kit that includes the My Acrylix® A Piece of My Heart stamp set!

Be sure to check out the Everyday Life™ album made using this same paper collection, too!

Click here to see all Happy Heart options and to place an order.

Offers available through February 28, 2019 while supplies last. Shipping & handling assessed on retail value of all items.