Friday, January 22, 2021

Valentines Day Shutter Cards

As part of this month’s Creative Design Team’s Video mini series focusing on Sweet Ideas for Valentine, I created some fun shutter cards. Below is the full process video where I walk through all of the steps to make 2 of these cards. I also created a Design Space file with all of the components to make a shutter card. You can find a link to the DS file (in addition to a full supply list) by clicking “show more” under the YouTube video description.

These cards are so much fun to make and not nearly as hard as they look. I’d love to see yours if you decide to make one.

I made this one for my hubby since his birthday is on Valentine’s Day. I thought the cupcakes were fun for both his birthday and Valentine’s Day. I used some paper from the Wood Grain packet and the Months of the Year—February stamp set.

This card uses the Perfect Match Valentine themed collection.

I think this one is my favorite. It can be given to a friend for Valentine’s Day or for any occasion. I used the “Bring Back My Pack” collection called Blossom.

If you do not have a Cricut machine, you can use these measurements:

Card base (cardstock): 5½" x 8½" (scored at 2⅛" and 6⅜")
Front panels (patterned paper): (2) 1⅞" x 5¼"
Belly band (cardstock): ⅝" x 9½"

Mat (cardstock): 3" x 5½" - circle cut with 2⅜" circle die
Mat panel (patterned paper): 2¾" x 5¼" - circle cut with 2⅜" circle die (lined up with cardstock panel)
Shutter pieces (cardstock): (2) 3½" x 3½" (scored at ½")
Sentiment piece (white cardstock): 2¾" x 3" 

❤️ I’d love to see your shutter card if you decide to make one. ❤️

Be sure to check out the other Creative Design Team members’ “Sweet Ideas for Valentine” and subscribe to their channels as well.

Lisa Stenz:
Andrea Sherman:
Julie Carriere:
Katy Taylor:
Miss Carrie:
Jayma Malme:
Erin Jacobson:
Chelsey Vorosmarty:

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

January Project Kit - Distress Oxide Ink Valentine Card Kit

This month’s Creative Club project kit is a set of (6) cards (2 each of 3 designs.) You will learn lots of different techniques using the versatile Distress Oxide Inks. While the cards have a Valentine theme, they can be used for any occasion where you want to express love and friendship. 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 $55 and includes the following:

Add ons and other supplies needed to create the project:
  • Howdy Neighbor Thin Cuts - $8 extra (You do not need the Thin Cuts 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.)
  • Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts - $27 (You do not need the Thin Cuts 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.)
  • Heat Tool - $35
  • Spray Bottle & Water
  • Liquid Glass - $9
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape - $6.50
  • All Purpose Mat - $22
  • Anti-static pouch - $9
  • Stamp Pads: Black, Charcoal - $10 each
  • (2) additional Mini Ink Blending Tools - $8

Kit comes with the Howdy Neighbor stamp set.

Add on the coordinating Thin Cuts metal dies for just $8 more. (You do not need the Thin Cuts 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.)

The kit makes 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)

Card #1
Technique: Learn how to use water to activate the Distress Oxide Inks. 

Card #2
Technique: Learn how to blend the Distress Oxide Inks to create a smooth transition.

Card #3
Techniques: Learn how to create fun and unique textures by using the “smooshing” technique like on the background of this shaker card. You can even use the ink as a regular stamp pad.

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. ♥︎

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! January Promotions and Specials

 Happy New Year! With the new year, lots of great surprises have arrived including:

♥︎   A brand new catalog
♥︎   A new sign-up special
♥︎   A brand new National Papercrafting Month special
♥︎   A new stamp of the month
♥︎   A new Valentine collection
♥︎   The return of an old favorite collection
♥︎   A special workshop just for VIPs
♥︎   A new Craft with Heart Card and Scrapbooking subscription kit

Visit my website for more information. 

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New Catalog

The new January/February 2021 catalog is here!

Lots of amazing new products and tons of creative inspiration are in the new January/February 2021 catalog! Get a free copy with your next online order or view and download a digital copy of the annual catalog and the new January/February catalog here.

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Goodbye 20 Hello 21

Join CTMH for just $20 and get $21 in instant CTMH Cash!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin your Close to my Heart Maker journey! From January 1 - 31, 2021 the already low enrollment fee has been reduced to just $20, with $21 CTMH Cash at sign-up! After joining, be sure to also get the Business Builder Basics Bundle which contains a few essential business supplies for just $15 with free shipping.* This incredible offer is only available during the month of January, so if you’ve bee thinking about signing up as a Maker, now is the time! 

There are so may great reasons to become a Maker: 

  • 25% - 45% commission on all orders (% is based on total amount of monthly orders)
  • $21 in CTMH Cash immediately upon sign-up in January
  • E-commerce website for collection customer orders
  • Performance based products and cash bonuses
  • Annual incentive trip opportunities
  • Flexibility to work your own hours
Read more about the great benefits on my New Maker FAQ page here.

♥︎  Not sure about becoming a Maker, but would still love to get your CTMH products at a discount? Sign up for the customer VIP Program. Read more about becoming a VIP here.

Ready to sign up as a Maker? Join here.
Rather become a VIP? Join here.

Offer available from January 1-31, 2021. Shipping and handling based on full retail price of all items. The Business Builder Bundle can be added to your cart at checkout when you purchase at least one item that incurs regular shipping & handling costs 

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National Papercrafting Month—Home Sweet Home

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with a beautiful wood frame designed for year-round décor!

The unique Home Sweet Home Frame Kit includes wooden pieces and coordinating papers and die cuts that come together to create a delightful year-round décor piece! Use the die cut shapes to decorate the 14 wood circle pieces in a variety of ways. Your decorated circles can then be swapped out throughout the year to make special occasions and changes in season! 

Save 20% when you purchase the Home Sweet Home Frame Kit, but you can also order the individual components separately in case you want additional circles, die cuts, frames, or just the wood HOME sentiment! 

Watch the video below for more information.

Order your Home Sweet Home Kit here.

Offer valid while supplies last through February 28, 2020.
Shipping is assessed on retail value of items.

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January Stamp of the Month

Every Thank You 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 25 
Recommended Blocks: 
1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 1" x 6½" (Y1005), 2" x 3½" (Y1009) 

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

Stamp of the Month is only available from January 1 - 31, 2021.

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Perfect Match

Valentine’s Day meets its papercrafting match with this adorable collection!

Papercrafting and Valentine’s Day are a match made in heaven, and the Perfect Match collection has everything you need to make the Valentine’s Day crafts you always dreamed of! This stunning collection features a new paper packet and sticker sheet, stamp set, and adorable mini hearts accents! You can even save 20% when you purchase these amazing products in the Perfect Match Bundle or the Perfect Match Workshop Kit!

In addition to the Perfect Match items, the Perfect Match Workshop Kit comes with materials for creative projects that will be presented during our Perfect Match Facebook Live event on February 4–5. See the Additional Supplies Needed section for other creative supplies that will be used during the event, and learn more about it on Close to my Heart’s Facebook Page.

Order your Perfect Match items here.

Offer valid while supplies last through February 28, 2021.
Shipping is assessed on retail value of items.

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Bring Back My Pack — Blossom

Enjoy a blast from the past with one of the most popular paper collections from the past—Blossom!

The Blossom collection features the same classic paper designs that made it popular the first time it was available, with a refreshed color palette and several coordinating products, including a new sticker sheet, a coordinating cardstock packet, and two My Acrylix® stamp sets! Save 20% with the Blossom Product bundle, which contains each of these special items or with the Blossom Workshop Kit, which includes materials for creating scrapbook layouts and cards using this great paper collection! 

Here are just a few of the projects you can make with the workshop kit.

See and order the whole collection here.

Offer valid while supplies last through February 28, 2021.
Shipping is assessed on retail value of items.

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Special Workshop for VIPs

VIPs have lots of perks including access to special workshops like this one!

VIP We Are Good Together Workshop
Hey there all of my VIPs! Get ready for this exclusive workshop and virtual event just for you! It will take place on February 25, 2021.

Join us for our first ever exclusive VIP workshop and event!

Watch the video below for more information:

Here is everything you need to know:
  • The VIP We Are Good Together workshop makes three 2-page layouts and 10 cards
  • Attend our virtual event on February 25, 2021 in a private Facebook group to create the projects together.
  • This workshop and event is only available to VIP Customers and Makers who have purchased the workshop bundle. Not a VIP yet? Click here for information on the VIP Customer Program.
  • You’ll receive an email invitation to the Facebook group as the event date draws near.
  • The workshop will be available to purchase from January 1 – March 31, 2021.
  • Order before February 1, 2021 to make sure your bundle arrives in time for the live event.
  • The event will be available for repeat viewing after the live event has concluded.

Click here to purchase your VIP exclusive kit. 

Click here to find out more about the VIP Customer Program.

In order to receive your workshop in time for the event, place your order by February 1, 2021. Offer available through March 31, 2021 while supplies last. Shipping is assessed on retail value of items.

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