Sunday Savings: Craft Store Coupons & Deals for 7/23/17

Coupon roundup

Check this blog each Sunday for the latest craft store coupons and deals from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, and more!

Here are the coupons starting 07/23/17:

Michaels

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

Jo-Ann

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

Hobby Lobby

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.


Current CTMH Promotions:


Happy savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Relax Card

CTMH No Worries

Ah, the lazy days of summer! Here in Southern California we are blessed with warm evenings, cool ocean breezes, and plenty of sand and palm trees. The “Relax” card was inspired by just that… sand, surf, and summer. Made with the No Worries Paper Packet from Close To My Heart, the beautiful blues, greens, and browns of these papers are perfect for summer or vacation cards, scrapbook pages, or paper projects.

I used White Daisy cardstock (included in the packet), and cut it into a standard 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. The patterned paper for the top portion of the card (palm trees) was cut 5.5″ x 1.5″, and the bottom paper (blue waves) was cut 5.5″ x 2.5″. A small 5.5″ x 1.5″ strip of tan patterned paper was cut to separate the top from bottom.

CTMH No Worries

I cut the “Relax” sentiment from one of the patterned cardstock sheets, and attached it with 3D foam tape.

CTMH No Worries

The palm tree circles were also cut from one of the pieces of patterned paper, and cut with a 1″ circle punch. To make them pop, I distressed around the edges, exposing the white paper core. The bottom circle was adhered directly to the paper, and the top circle is mounted on 3D foam tape. I took 3 small strips of patterned paper and dove-tailed them to finish off the card.

Thanks for joining me today.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Sunday Savings: Craft Store Coupons & Deals for 7/16/17

Coupon roundup

Check this blog each Sunday for the latest craft store coupons and deals from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, and more!

Here are the coupons starting 07/16/17:

Michaels

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

Jo-Ann

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

Hobby Lobby

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.


Current CTMH Promotions:


Happy savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Which Ink Should I Use?

If the words pigment, dye, archival, and permanent ink have you confused, you are not alone! But don’t despair… deciding which ink to use is easy when you match it to your specific project.

In the latest Close To My Heart blog post called, 13 Tips for Becoming an Ink Expert, there are various tips and tricks to using specific inks for your projects, and a few ways to use your ink pads that you may have overlooked.

My favorite part of their blog post was the Which Ink Should I Use? Infographic. Take a look at the chart below and never doubt your ink choices again.

CTMH: Which Ink Should I Use?

Source: Close To My Heart

So, the next time you bring out your watercolors and wonder which are the best inks to produce a crisp, clear image and prevent bleeding of your colors, you will know!

You can check out the entire range of the Close To My Heart Inks and Coloring products right here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Axing for Trouble Card

CTMH Jack Paper Packet card

As a card maker, I always lean towards colorful, glittery, feminine cards that are full of bling. But, we can’t forget about the men in our lives. So, today, I would like to share a masculine card! The “Axing for Trouble” card was made with the Jack Paper Packet from Close To My Heart.

I used White Daisy cardstock (included in the packet), and cut it into a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. The patterned paper for the top portion of the card (lumberjack paper) was cut 4.25″ x 2.5″, and the bottom paper (black wood cord) was cut 4.25″ x 3″. A small 4.25″ x 0.5″ strip of plaid paper was cut to separate the top from bottom.

CTMH Jack Paper Packet card

Before attaching the bottom patterned paper, I cut out the “Axing for Trouble” sentiment and adhered it to the card base. I lined up where I wanted the sentiment to peek through before gluing it down. I cut a hole in the black wood cord paper approximately where the middle of the sentiment lined up, and then ripped the paper on top of the sentiment, exposing all of the words. I like that the exposed white paper inside of the black gave it a look similar to the rings on cut wood.

CTMH Jack Paper Packet Card

To finish off the card, I added a little bling. And if it feels like you are being watched, blame it on the small bling eyes that I added to one of the lumberjacks.

Thanks for joining me today.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

 

Sunday Savings: Craft Store Coupons & Deals for 07/09/17

Coupon roundup

Check this blog each Sunday for the latest craft store coupons and deals from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, and more!

Here are the coupons starting 07/09/17:

Michaels

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

Jo-Ann

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.

Hobby Lobby

You can print the coupons below, or visit the link to the coupons HERE.


Current CTMH Promotions:


Happy savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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CTMH July Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet

CTMH July 2017 Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet

The CTMH July Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet, features 26 versatile stamps that are just perfect for any layout, card, or project where letters are needed!

This D-size stamp set is available from July 1 – 31, 2017 only. You can purchase it outright for $17.95, or purchase $50 or more in any Close To My Heart products and get it for only $5!

Let’s take a look at some corporate projects featuring this stamp set:

Storybook Alphabet: Scrapbook Page

CTMH July SOTM Storybook Alphabet

Storybook Alphabet: Card

CTMH July SOTM Storybook Alphabet

You can view the entire stamp set here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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