Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Holiday Perfect Pandemic Presents for 2020 - Mini Video Series

Normally I like to make fun edible gifts for my neighbors and friends for Christmas, but as you know 2020 has been anything but “normal.” My usual plate of homemade sweets wasn’t going to work this year, so I decided to make something a little safer and “pandemic friendly.” In fact, the Creative Design Team has collaborated on a mini video series sharing inexpensive, DIY, safe holiday gifts. 

Watch the video below to see how I created the perfect pandemic present.

I created this little collection of items to make a Cozy gift set. It consists of a “Cricut-ized” mug, some cozy socks to look like whipped cream, and some hot cocoa and meltaway chocolate Santas. I also created a handmade tag to tie it all together.

The tag was created using Close to my Heart’s November Stamp of the Month called You Warm My Heart.

Be sure to check out the other Creative Design Team members “Perfect Pandemic Presents” and subscribe to their channels as well.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

November Project Kit - Serenity Monogram Boxed Gift Card Kit

This month’s Creative Club project kit is a boxed set of 3" x 3" monogrammed gift cards and coordinating envelopes using the beautiful new Serenity Collection. We will be making (6) 3" x 3" monogrammed cards using the Serenity Scrapbooking stamp set and the Simple Serif Uppercase stamp set. This would make a great holiday gift for a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor, or even for yourself! There will not be a local class this month, but you can order a kit to be mailed to you or you may pick it up if you are local.

The basic kit is $26 and includes the following:
  • Pre-cut cardstock and patterned paper
  • Serenity Scrapbooking stamp set
  • (6) pre-cut 3" x 3" Serenity paper envelopes
  • 3¼" x 3¼" Transparency Film (for box window)
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Link to Design Space file (You will need the Serenity and Artiste Cricut collections and a Cricut machine with Design Space access in order to use the link. You do not need these as all of the pieces will be pre-cut in the kit. You will only need them if you would like to make more in the future.)
Other supplies needed to create the project:

Kit comes with the Serenity Scrapbooking stamp set.
Add on the coordinating Thin Cuts metal dies for just $18 more.

The kit makes (6) 3" x 3" gift cards, (6) coordinating envelopes and (1) box

Gift Box holds (6) 3" x 3" cards and envelopes.

Window on top of box shows contents inside.

Create (6) 3" x 3" gift cards with embossed background using color combinations and monogram of your choice.

Kit includes pre-cut coordinating envelopes. You may choose to fold them with the blue side or the floral side showing. 

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

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

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November Specials and Promotions

 November Specials and Promotions

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New Catalog

The new November/December Catalog is Here!

Lots of fabulous new products and tons of creative inspiration are in the new November/December 2020 catalog. Get a free copy with your next online order. Or view and download a digital copy of the annual Core catalog and the new November/December catalog here.

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Seasons in Motion

Add some animation to your holiday crafting with new, exclusive animated stamp sets!

Bring your stamping to life with more innovative animated stamp sets! Achieve the animated effect by layering the lined acetate sheet OR paper pieces you cut using the exclusive new animation window Thin Cuts die! Create a variety of artwork using the two exclusive stamp sets and the new Seasonal Border Tab stamp set that coordinates with the Border Tab Thin Cuts. Get a discount on these great new items by purchasing them as part of one of the bundles shown here!

Watch the video below for more information.

Order your Seasons in Motion items here.

Offer valid while supplies last through December 31, 2020.
Shipping is assessed on retail value of items.

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November Stamp of the Month

You Warm My Heart stamp set

With a minimum qualifying order, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month 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 19
Recommended Blocks:
1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 1" x 6½" (Y1005), 3" x 3" (Y1006)

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

Stamp of the Month is only available from November 1 - 30, 2020.

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Jingle All the Way

Preserve your favorite holiday memories with a 6" x 6" album!

Create a unique 6″ × 6″ album for this year’s holiday memories using this exclusive workshop kit, featuring the Jingle Joy paper collection! Step-by-step instructions will guide you in using the materials in your workshop kit to create your album. Save 20% with the Jingle All the Way Album Workshop Kit, which includes a 6″ × 6″ Everyday Life™ Album and Memory Protectors™ for holding your completed pages!

Order your Jingle All the Way items here.

Offer valid while supplies last through December 31, 2020.
Shipping is assessed on retail value of items.

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2021 Here We Come—Moments Like These

Exclusive Calendar Project featuring pages for each month of the coming year!

The Moments like These special features a collection of products designed to get you ready for a new year! Use the die-cuts, stickers, and base pages in the Cut Above® layout kit, to create 13 single 12″ × 12″ pages you can add to a scrapbook album or to the pages of a calendar! Save 30% when you purchase the bundle that pairs this kit with the exclusive My Acrylix® Moments like These stamp set and a base calendar!

Watch the video below for more information.

See and order the whole collection here.

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CTMH Kids Crafts

The Feeling Grateful album kit will help young crafters show gratitude and creativity in the same project!

Prepare for a special, kid-friendly creative experience with the CTMH Kids Crafts virtual event taking place November 24! This event will walk kids through each step of creating a 6″ × 6″ album that they can use as a gratitude journal. The Feeling Grateful album kit is available at a 20% discount and includes an exclusive stamp set, mini ink pad, stamping block, September–October Mix-in papers, 6″ × 6″ White Daisy cardstock pieces, and a 6″ × 6″ Wisteria Everyday Life™ album with Memory Protectors™. You can also purchase a kit without the album and Memory Protectors™ at full retail price.

Order the Feeling Grateful kit here.

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Become a VIP

Join the new VIP Customer Program and get great benefits and discounts!

Do you love Close to my Heart products? Would you like to get all of your CTMH products at a discount without having to meet quarterly minimums? The new VIP Customer Program is your chance to earn shopping credits on your purchases while getting access to exclusive product and perks!

Watch the video below for more information.

Have questions? Visit the VIP FAQs here or feel free to contact me.

Are you ready to become a VIP? Click here to enroll as a VIP Customer.

31 Days of Christmas Cards Day #31 - Using Thin Cuts Metal Dies

This is the last day of the 31 days of Christmas Cards video series! In this video I will show you how to use various Thin Cuts metal dies to create these fun cards.

Watch the video above to see how I created the blue card. There is a supply list in the description box under the video.

Be sure to check out all of the other Design Team Members’ Christmas card videos for LOTS of creative inspiration. Here is a link to the playlist on my YouTube channel with a link to all 31 videos.