Christmas Love Pillow Box

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Today’s festive project features a bunch of fun products from Close To My Heart! Why Christmas in October? The October Stamp of the Month: Twinkle is a Christmas-themed stamp set, so that you can get a jump on your Holiday projects!

The “Christmas Love” Pillow Box was cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Using the “Twinkle” Stamp Set, I stamped clusters of tiny stars in Cranberry Ink around the unassembled pillow box. Using White Daisy cardstock scraps, I stamped the holiday lights in Slate and Whisper Inks, and the sentiment in Cranberry ink.

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A strip of Cranberry cardstock was adhered around the center of the box, with a strip of patterned paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet around it. Black Shimmer Trim was attached along the top and bottom of the cardstock.

Each light was cut by hand, and the sentiment was punched out with a 1.5″ scallop punch. (FYI… if I wasn’t so impatient to wait for my Cricut machine to warm up, those images could have been perfectly cut with the corresponding images on the Artiste Cricut cartridge.) I punched holes in the tops of the stamped images and attached a black eyelet to each one.

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I found some gold, stretchy, packaging ribbon in my stash and used it to thread through the Christmas lights, and as a topper for the sentiment tag. The lights were glued down and a couple of Glue Dots were used to keep the ribbon in place. The sentiment was attached with some foam tape to pop off the box.

At this point, I assembled the box by gluing the side flap. To finish things off, I went a little overboard with the bling (is that even possible?). Gold Sequins were scattered throughout the box, and Clear Sparkles were used on the Christmas Lights. I’m feeling festive already!


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CTMH “Nevermore” Halloween Decorations

It’s almost October, and time to get out your Halloween decorations. Haven’t had time to shop for decorations this year? Well then, it’s time to get out your stamps, scissors, and glue, and make some adorable decorations of your own!

Here is some amazing artwork by Close To My Heart to get your creative juices flowing…

Banner, Wreath, Framed Artwork, and Candles

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WOW, talk about festive! With the Nevermore Paper Packet and a little help from the CTMH Cricut Collections, you can turn your house into a Halloween masterpiece!

Card, Cupcake Holder, and Treat Bag

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Just imagine receiving this creative bat card as a party invitation… who wouldn’t attend that party? The cupcake holder and treat bag add to the Halloween ambiance.

Treat Tub and Treat Bags

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Such an artistic way to deliver your candies and treats this year!

Halloween Surprise Cracker and Treat Tub

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The hard part will be deciding what to put inside these creative treat holders!

If you would like to learn more about the Nevermore Paper Packet and coordinating accessories, please click here.

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Cyber Monday and Deal of the Decade!

Cyber Monday Special: Save on Cricut Collections!

Cyber Monday

Welcome to Cyber Monday! For the first time EVER, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday deal! Today ONLY, all of the CTMH Cricut Collections are 20% off! That’s a $20 savings on each collection! If you have been thinking, wishing, dreaming, about owning one (or all!) of these fabulous collections, today is the day to get a great deal. If you are unfamiliar with the Cricut Collections, check them out below.

Click on the links to learn more about each collection:

Arfully Sent Cricut Collection

Art Philosophy Cricut Collection

Artbooking Cricut Collection

Artiste Cricut Collection

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Or, go straight to the shopping page here.


 Deal of the Decade!

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Since it’s a new month, Close To My Heart has a new promotion for you as well! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!

With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 Idea Book for only $10! That’s up to $7.95 savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price! Once you reach the $50 mark, purchase as many $10 stamp sets as you would like! View Deal of the Decade, here.

Plus, a brand new Stamp of the Month set begins today, so a purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month set for only $5.00! I’ll show some projects with this set tomorrow, but here is the 11-stamp “Cutie Pie” set:

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WOW, what great savings! Let’s say that you purchase one of the Cricut Collections today… You would receive $20 off your collection, be eligible to purchase the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, and be able to purchase an unlimited amount of $10 stamp sets, saving up to $7.95 PER set! I wish it was Cyber Monday everyday!

Happy Savings everyone!

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Current Promotions:

November Featured Papers: Pathfinding

Pathfinding: November Featured Papers of the Month

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The fall season is upon us, and Close To My Heart has perfectly themed papers and projects to capture the look and feel of the season! For the month of November, I will be featuring the “Pathfinding” papers and accessories. Perfect for your Thanksgiving memories and all of your fall layouts and cards.

Here is a sampling of corporate artwork made with the Pathfinding papers:

Scrapbook Layouts

02 – Sarita L3 02 – Sarita L3 Pathfinding scrap

Cards

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 3-D Projects

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Featured Products: Pathfinding

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Pathfinding Paper Packet $9.95

6 – 12″ × 12″ B&T Duos™ Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)
6 – 12″ × 12″ Cardstock Sheets (2 Champagne, 2 Chocolate, 1 Autumn Terracotta, 1 Olive)

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Pathfinding Complements $4.95

2 – 12″ × 6″ Coordinating Chipboard Sheets

Pathfinding assortment

Pathfinding Assortment $6.95

10-piece set of printed wood and cork shapes; adhesive-backed; ½”–1¼”


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Current Promotions:

October SOTM: Just 2 Days Left!

October Stamp of the Month: “Home for the Holidays”

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$5 Stamp of the Month Set!

Just a reminder that there are only 2 days left to get the Close To My Heart October Stamp of the Month, “Home for the Holidays.” This 7-stamp set is only $5.00 with your qualifying $50 purchase on my CTMH website. This set is only available until October 31, 2014!! Take a look at some cute CTMH corporate artwork made with this stamp set:

Gift box made with the Cricut Artiste cartridge and Snowhaven Paper Packet

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Designer Creations Cupcake Box and Black Striped Twill Ribbon

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Would you like to see some of the artwork that I have created and posted over the past few weeks using this set? Here you go!

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Current Promotions:

CTMH Scaredy Cat: October Featured Papers

Featured Papers for October: CTMH Scaredy Cat

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The CTMH Scaredy Cat papers are perfect for all of your Halloween projects! In each paper packet, you will receive:

6 – 12″ × 12″ B&T Duos™ Papers (2 each of 3 double-sided designs)
6 – 12″ × 12″ Cardstock Sheets (2 Black, 2 Slate, 1 Sunset, 1 Thistle)

X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet $9.95


Here is some gorgeous CTMH corporate artwork made with the Scaredy Cat papers:

Scrapbook Pages

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3-D Projects: Party Decor

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3-D Projects: Treat Bags

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3-D Projects: Pencil Toppers

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Remember the Halloween Pencil Toppers that I showed the other day? Well, these little cuties were my inspiration for that project!

On Tuesday, I will be featuring the new Scaredy Cat Custom Scrapbook Workshop that I have been working on these past couple of weeks. As always, the PDF e-files to create the 6 pages of layouts will be included for free!

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Current Promotions:

Sunday Savings: Craft Coupons and Deals for 10/05/14

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Check this blog each Sunday for the latest coupons from Michaels, Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and current promotions from CTMH and Scrapbooking Sue.

Here are the coupons starting 10/05/14:

Michaels

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

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Jo-Ann

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

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Hobby Lobby

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

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AC Moore

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

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CTMH Promotions:

Don’t forget about the current CTMH deals, promotions, and/or freebies available this month. These deals are only available until October 31st (unless otherwise noted):

1. FREE Cricut Collection for Montana Residents! LAST DAY!!!

Residents of Montana that join my team from September 5th – October 5th, 2014, will receive a FREE CTMH Cricut Collection (valued at $99)! It’s only $99 to join my team and you will receive over $450 in products! Please click HERE for more details. This offer ENDS TODAY!

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FREE Cricut Collection for Montana Residents!

2. CTMH October Stamp of the Month – “Home for the Holidays”

7 stamps for only $5.00! Find out more HERE.

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$5 Stamp of the Month Set!

3. October Constant Campaign Promotion: Ribbon Revelry

This month, when you make a $50 purchase on my CTMH shopping website, you will receive a BONUS roll of chevron ribbon for FREE! Find out more HERE.

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FREE Roll of Chevron Ribbon!


Scrapbooking Sue’s Promotions

1. “Stretching Your Workshops” Program

Receive FREE PDF e-files for 4 scrapbook layouts! I designed this program to give you added value for your Workshops On The Go purchases. Get more out of your workshops and supplies by utilizing this FREE program, which includes: complete cutting guides, directions and  instructions, and full color artwork pictures for making additional scrapbook layouts. For more information, please go HERE.

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FREE PDF eFiles for Scrapbook Layouts!

Happy savings everyone!

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