January SOTM Valentine Card

I love Valentine’s Day! Not only is Valentine’s Day one big love-fest with pretty hearts, chocolates, and flowers, BUT… it’s also my birthday! I am always excited to see the new Close To My Heart Valentine’s stamp set that comes out every January, and this year did not disappoint.

The January Stamp of the Month (SOTM) set this year is called Adore You, and features 12 stamps. To see some CTMH corporate artwork with this set, see my post here.

Today, I am featuring the first project that I made with the set, Be mine, Valentine.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I made this card with a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ white card base, and papers from the Sugar Rush Paper Packet. The papers from this packet contain beautiful pinks and reds, but also some very colorful pages featuring sweet treats, such as donuts, sprinkles, and popsicles.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I stamped the heart from the Adore You set onto the pink patterned paper in black ink. The flowers were hand-colored with colored pencils. The “Be Mine” sentiment was stamped in Pomegranate ink.

CTMH January SOTM Valentine Card

I attached the heart with foam tape to make it pop off the card, and then added 3 Sugar Rush Dots for some sparkle. This card was simple to put together, so go ahead and make multiple for Valentine’s Day!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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CTMH Black Friday Sale!

CTMH Black Friday Sale!

TODAY ONLY! Save big on CTMH mystery boxes, filled with amazing crafting products! The mystery boxes contain products designed for scrapbooking, cardmaking, or both! These bundles are available for one day only, while supplies last, so choose your bundles and order them today!

Happy Savings!

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CTMH September Promotion

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world.

The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day!

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! Watch the hashtag #createkindness on Instagram and Facebook to see what acts of kindness these little cards are inspiring, and join the conversation by posting some pictures of your own!

Create Kindness Card Kit

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

The Create Kindness card kit includes 24 pre-printed card bases with envelopes, 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, all packed snugly in the My Acrylix Mini Stamp Organizer. This entire bundle is on sale for only $46.95! There is also the option to purchase separate card bases to make additional cards.

CTMH Create Kindness Card Kit

Create some kindness, then share the love!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Sunday Savings: Craft Store Coupons & Deals for 9/11/16

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 09/11/16:

Michaels

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

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Michaels September coupon

Michaels September coupon

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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Happy savings everyone!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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FREE CTMH Creative Classes!

ctmh creative live

Today and tomorrow, Close To My Heart with be hosting live scrapbooking, stamping, and paper crafting classes on Creative Live. Classes run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (PST) each day and are completely FREE! All you have to do is sign up for them. To register for this event, or any of these classes, go here.

To follow along on Facebook, go here.

I’ll see you at the event!

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Twinkle Card

CTMH Sangria October SOTM

There are only 2 days left to get the October Stamp of the Month:Twinkle! Even if you haven’t started to think about the holiday season just yet, make sure to get this one before it’s gone. You’ll be glad you did when you are ready to create your Christmas cards and scrapbook pages after the holidays.

I created this Twinkle card with the October SOTM and papers from the Sangria Paper Packet. Sangria added a burst of festive color that’s far from the traditional holiday colors.
CTMH Sangria October SOTM
Starting with a White Daisy cardstock base, I added patterned paper to the bottom half of the card and ran a strip of Coral Shimmer Trim to the top of the paper.

CTMH Sangria October SOTM

I used Cocoa Ink to stamp the light string and Sunset, Ruby, and Smokey Plum for the lights. “Twinkle” was stamped in Sunset Ink, with a clear sparkle for the top of the “i.” To finish it off, a few more sparkles were added to the patterned paper. Very colorful and certainly full of “twinkle” from the sparkles and shimmer trim.


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October SOTM: Twinkle

CTMH October SOTM: Twinkle

Stamp Sets  October SOTM: Twinkle
Patterned Paper  Sangria
Cardstock  White Daisy
Inks  CocoaSunset, Ruby, Smokey Plum (retired)
Accessories                                                       Coral Shimmer Trim, Clear Sparkles
Cricut  None
Tools Easy Stick Adhesive, Acrylic BlocksStamp Scrubber, Spritz Cleaner, All-Purpose Mat, VersamatPaper TrimmerNon-Stick Micro-tip Scissors, Rub and Remove Eraser, Bone Folder, Ruler

Here We Go Card

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Here We Go Card

Today’s card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #417, and the Color Dare challenge #161, with Honey, Poppy, and Cocoa colors. Using all Close To My Heart products, I created this simple travel card.

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Here We Go Card

Starting with a 3.5″ x 5.5″ Colonial White Card base, I layered Cocoa Cardstock and patterned paper from the Sangria Paper Packet. Images were stamped with the “Here We Go” stamp set – Cocoa World and Honey sentiment. The sentiment was cut out and adhered with 3-D foam tape for a bit of a pop off the base.

Close To My Heart (CTMH) Here We Go Card

The 3 sequins actually started out as silver! I used the ShinHan Touch Twin Marigold Marker to color them a Honey color to match the card. Since the marker is alcohol-based, it gave complete coverage and dried very quickly.


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I’ll see you in the craft room,

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