Monday, May 24, 2021

May special: You Are Enough

 National Scrapbooking Day has expanded to cover the whole month of May!  You Are Enough is Close to My Heart's outstanding collection for 2021.  It features rose gold accents on the cardstock, sticker sheet and a bit of the patterned paper.  


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We have a Card Workshop designed for this paper too!  It makes 24 cards!  

A 12 x 12 scrapbooking workshop

Butterfly Thin Cut dies.  

Stamp with coordinating Thin Cut dies.

This special is set for May 2021 and can sell out in the next two weeks.  






Sunday, March 21, 2021

CTMH Stamp Sizes & More!

Close To My Heart categorizes their stamps based on size.   

Stamp

Carrier Sheet Size

M

2x2”

A

3x3”

B

4x4”

C

4x6”

D & S

6x6”

E

Two 6x6 sheets


Many of our stamps are now sold with coordinating Thin Cut dies. We bundle our dies with the stamp so don't buy both!  Order the bundle and you'll get everything you need and save.  

When you place an order on my website, you can add a free catalog to your order.  Nearly all of our stamps are featured at full size in our catalogs so you can see exactly what you're getting.  

BUT don't forget to check my website.  Stamps are available for 12 month, minimum.  Not everything is listed in the current catalog.  There's probably 4 to 6 times as many stamps on the website as what you see in a single catalog!  

Happy crafting!  

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Blossom is back!

 Blossom:  A beautiful Aqua and Turquoise floral paper pack with delightful punches of orange, green and pinks makes for a fun, lively and versatile paper!  


And the best thing about it is that it's back!  This paper was introduced in the spring of 2015 and I loved it then too!  

Here's some new and old projects from Blossom:


The new projects:  

I used the Happiness Lives Here Cardmaking Workshop Your Way to create these cards from Blossom.  I took a few creative liberties with the paper I had, swapping in some cardstock and scraps in place of stamping.  You can see that our Cardmaking Workshop Cutting Diagrams are so versatile.  They can be used for more than just the paper that comes with them.  P.S. you can download and print the cutting diagram before you purchase the kit.  

I also used a couple sentiments from the current Craft With Heart Cardmaking Stamp set.  





Now for some projects from the vault


This bird cage is from the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  It's still available on Cricut.com.  The flower and leaves are from Art Philosophy.  The sentiment & embellishments are retired.  

These cards were created from the original sticker pack from Blossom in 2015.

2015 was the year I wrapped up a year of Seasonal Samplers!  



One of my top 10 favorite cards ever.  You can't buy happiness but you can buy ice cream coffee & that's kind of the same thing.  I masked the word ice cream and added coffee with some cute alpha stamps we used to carry.  This was my first submission to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  

The Blossom pack will only be available thru February 2021 


An updated Blossom Paper
Here's the new sticker sheet included in the paper pack.  


An all-new stamp set with Thin Cuts.  Cherished Blossoms.  The Blue outline indicates the stamps that have coordinating dies.  


Shower Flowers is back too!  




Friday, February 5, 2021

Recent Artwork from January and late last year

 My January artwork was lacking because I threw out my back in late December.  Sitting upright wasn't happening.  Luckily I had most of the Serenity Card Workshop Your Way already cut out and I added some new stamps and colors.  As of right now, that kit is still available. (while supplies last)

This card and the next have sentiments from Make It Happen E1061 a goal oriented stamp set.  I used Pale Pink Shades Tri-Blend marker on the flowers.  


This card was colored with Dull Green Tri-Blend Marker and Antique Pink TriBlend™ Marker.  


After the chaos at the Capitol, I created this card with our Happiness Lives Here papers and an older, but still available stamp Angel Hugs.  I used Texture Paste & a heart stencil on the card base it's pretty hard to see in this photo.  

This card was really fun to make, but one that sat on my desk unfinished for quite a while.  I diecut the front of this card in Desert Rose Glitter paper & White Daisy Cardstock.  The front is just the lacy panel.  I sandwiched them together and attached the back panel that's solid.  


This is a fairly simple card that uses leftovers of the Serenity Card Workshop, the Serenity Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Z3905 and the 3D Flower Thin Cuts Z3691 with Blue Belle Glitter Paper Z3442 and Blue Belle Glitter Gems Z7001.  Our cardstock is double sided with a lighter side on the back.  That flower is cut 2x from the same sheet of cardstock.  Blue Belle is the CTMH Color of the Year!  


This last card is has the December Stamp of the Month, but features Sundance--our new Gold-yellow in the cardstock and the shimmer brush used on the flowers as well as Cinnamon Cardstock and ink.  The bow is our Small Bow Thin Cut which makes a blow that's just over 3.5" wide.  We also have a Large Bow that makes a bow that's 7" wide.  I'll stick with the small one that's perfect for cardmaking.  


These cards featured the December Stamp of the Month but they deserve a mention because there's some from fun techniques.  


I colored the gold glitter gems red with our Dark Red Shades Tri-blend marker.  The wood heart is colored with my Candy Apple Shimmer Brush.  


I stamped the sentiment on our Fancy Bracket Dies in Cinnamon and then stamped the flowers in 2nd generation Cinnamon.  That's where you ink up the stamp.  Stamp it one time on a scrap of paper to remove most of the ink then on your project for a lighter image.  The heart border created these cute litte heart pieces that I embellished the label with.  


I diecut the front of the card base on a diagonal with our "cloud" border die.  Then again with a strip of BlueBelle Glitter paper.  The light blue paper is attached to the inside of the cardbase. 


This card idea was taken straight from the catalog!  This is half of a 4" square cut on the diagonal.  So it's very paper efficient.  I splattered the cardbase with Sapphire Shimmer Brush before adhering the pieces.  These Gold Glitter Gems was colored with one of the purple Tri-Blend markers.  

Okay, that's all for today!  I hope this gives you some inspiration and happy eye candy!  






Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February Specials

 We have tons of specials in February!  

Here's a glimpse of each one.  Click on the image for more details.  If the link doesn't work, that means the special is over.  

Blossom--A beautiful paper comes back with coordinating stamps with Thin Cuts!  



In this Together--A brand new paper & stamp collection making the best of this crazy years of the pandemic.



Perfect Match--Not just for Valentines



Hello World--Celebrate your new little ones milestones


Home Sweet Home--a fun interchangeable home decor piece that the whole family can create


We Are Good Together--A Kit for VIP Customers!  A workshop created just for you.

This kit of scrapbook layouts and cards with an exclusive sticker sheet and stamp set is available only to purchase by VIP customers.  If you would like to know more about being a VIP, click here.

Stamp of the Month -- Doodle Borders
$5 with a $50 purchase or FREE for VIP members with a $50 purchase

 


If any of these specials interest you, or you have a project that you need help with, please let me know.  I'm here to help!