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CTMH Hostess

August is a great time to host a gathering or Facebook party, and earn even more Hostess Rewards from CTMH! When you host a party (virtual or in person) in August that reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards, your rewards will automatically “jump up” to the next level—which means extra rewards and even extra 50%-off items!

CTMH Hostess Rewards

Host a Gathering

A night with friends and a chance to earn free products — get all that and more when you host a Close To My Heart gathering or Facebook party! Earn discounted or free products based on the total of all orders collected as part of your party. And, we’ll pay shipping and handling on all of your Hostess Rewards. Read on to find out more about the rewards you can earn!

Earn Free Product

Choose from a wide variety of products that you can get free using your Hostess Rewards credits! The higher your order total, the more you can get! Some of the rewards you choose may include:

  • My Acrylix® Stamp Sets (excluding Stamp of the Month sets)
  • My Acrylix® Blocks
  • Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads
  • Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets
  • Exclusive Inks™ Re-inkers
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers
  • Complements
  • Paper packets
  • Fundamentals papers and Complements (excluding basics)
  • Cardstock Packs (excluding Kraft and Watercolor)
  • Picture My Life™
  • Workshops Your Way™ Kits
  • Cut Above™ Layout Kits
  • Cut Above™ Card Kits

Get 50% off the price tag of one item when you reach level 2 of Hostess Rewards; earn additional 50%-off items the higher your party total goes! Choose from higher-ticket items like our Cricut® collections as well as a collection of items available exclusively to hostesses, like our Workspace Wonder™ Hostess Bundle!

CTMH Workspace Wonder Bundle

Workspace Wonder Bundle

Retail price: $128.50
Hostess 50%-off price: $64.25
Unlock this exclusive bundle when you reach Level 3 of Hostess Rewards

CTMH Rolling Bag

Rolling Bag

Retail price: $79.95
Hostess 50%-off price: $39.98

CTMH Shoulder Bag

Shoulder Bag

Retail price: $49.95
Hostess 50%-off price: $24.98

CTMH Apron


Retail price: $49.95
Hostess 50%-off price: $24.98

Exclusive Hostess Offers

In addition to free product credit and 50%-off items, unlock these additional offers based on your party total!

CTMH Cricut Cuttlebug

Level 1 – Cricut Cuttlebug™

Purchase for $79; put our Thin Cuts dies and embossing folders to good use with this handy machine. (Additional flat rate shipping fee applies.)

CTMH Hostess Cricut Bundle

Level 3 – Hostess Cricut® Bundle

Purchase a Cricut Explore Air™ 2 for $299 and receive the You Are Here digital collection FREE! (Additional flat rate shipping fee applies.)

Earn Real Rewards

Spend more time doing what you love and get paid for doing it by becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant! Apply your Hostess Rewards toward the purchase of your New Consultant Kit and start earning real rewards from your very own Close To My Heart business.

To schedule your own gathering or Facebook party, contact me today!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

CTMH July Promotions

Welcome July and not one, but two, new promotions from CTMH this month!

First, we have the Stampaganza promotion…

CTMH Stampaganza Celebration 2017

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and Hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the Hostess offer here.

Additionally, we have a special promotion featuring some brand new products…
CTMH Canadian Cricut Celebration Bundle

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, save on the Canadian Celebration Bundle, featuring the newly released Cricut Hello Canada digital collection!

This bundle includes the following products:
1 – My Acrylix Canada 150 stamp set
12 – cardstock sheets (4 Mink, 1 Willow, 2 Cranberry, 1 Black, 3 White Daisy, and 1 Linen)
1 – Cricut Hello Canada digital collection

Check out the entire collection here.

Finally, we have the July Stamp of the Month set…CTMH July 2017 Stamp of the Month: Storybook Alphabet

A full alphabet set! This set is not to be missed… particularly at the $5 price point. Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set, featuring 26 stamps, for $17.95, or for only $5 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Full details here.

Happy savings!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

CTMH Cyber Monday Cricut Sale!

CTMH Cyber Monday Cricut Sale

Close To My Heart has an awesome Cyber Monday Deal on Cricut cartridges and digital sets!

If you love our innovative Cricut® Collections, then we’ve got a special deal for you today! When you spend $30 on retail-priced product (excluding discounted or clearance products), you can buy one of our Cricut® collections at 30%-off—that’s a savings of up to $29.70 per Cricut® collection! There’s no limit to the number of collections you can get at a discount—you can get one for every $30 you spend! But this offer is only valid today!

View all of the Cricut Collections HERE (offer valid on all full sets; City Sidewalks mini collection is excluded).

Happy savings,

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CTMH Cyber Week Sale!

CTMH Cyber Week Sale

Close To My Heart is having a Cyber Week Sale!!! From Monday, November 30 – Friday December 4, 2015, you can shop a variety of CTMH products for 25% off retail prices! Included in the sale is the Cricut Artfully Sent Collection. Artfully Sent is focused on cards, so if you haven’t started making your cards this year, you’ll find many Holiday-themed cards on this cartridge to make in a breeze.

Be ready to start shopping at 9:00 am (MST) on Monday. For all of these great specials and more, click here to shop!

Happy Savings!

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Fall Leaf Pillow Box

ctmh fall pillow box

Today I have a super easy project for you! I used my Cricut machine and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to mass cut several pillow box shapes for my upcoming craft fair. If you don’t have that cartridge, you could probably find a template for a simple pillow box online.

Using Kraft cardstock, I cut the boxes at a 4″ height, which made them quite small when folded over. Before cutting, I found an image of a leaf that I liked from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge. I simply placed the leaf image in the center of the pillow box front and welded them together. That way, when the pillow box was cut, the leaf image was cut out with it.

ctmh fall pillow box

I glued a small, clear bag to the inside front of the box (covering the leaf opening) before assembly. Then I assembled the box, and used the cut out leaf as my tag. The leaf was sponged around the edges with Desert Sand Ink and the sentiment was stamped in Cocoa Ink.

Before closing the final flap of the box, I filled the small baggie with M&Ms and stapled it shut.

The tag was attached with some gorgeous fall-colored string that I had from my retired CTMH stash. A craft fair is a great way to use up older products!

I will be linking this project to the following challenges:

Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog: “Trending Now”

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: #264 Anything Goes

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Stamp Sets  To/From Mini Wooden Stamp (retired CTMH)
Patterned Paper  None
Cardstock  Kraft
Inks  Desert Sand, Cocoa
Accessories                                                           CTMH colored string (retired)
Cricut  Art Philosophy, Mickey and Friends
Tools Glue Dots, Easy Stick Adhesive, Acrylic BlocksStamp Scrubber, Spritz Cleaner, Sponge DaubersAll-Purpose Mat, VersamatPaper TrimmerNon-Stick Micro-tip Scissors, Rub and Remove Eraser, Bone Folder, Mini Stapler

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Sweet Halloween Treat Bags

CTMH Sweet Halloween Treat Bags

Here are some simple Halloween gifts that I created for my upcoming craft fair. Each bag is filled with 11 peanut M&M’s, since that is the exact amount that fit in these 1″ x 7″ cello bags, with a little room left to fold over the self-stick adhesive closure.

CTMH Sweet Halloween Treat Bags

Each bag was tied with either a Halloween-themed pumpkin ribbon, or pretty blue ribbon to match the M&M’s. Both ribbons were from the Dollar Store.

CTMH Sweet Halloween Treat BagsYou might remember the bat and “Sweet Treats” sentiment from this project here. The only difference is that I cut these bats out at a much smaller ratio to fit with this project. The bat is from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge, and the sentiment is from the CTMH Sweet Salutations stamp set, and stamped with Sunset ink. I used retired waxy flax to thread through the loose pieces and tie them to the bags.

I will be linking this project to Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Cricut Capers. Feel free to enter your project and join in the fun!

I’ll see you in the craft room,

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Christmas Love Pillow Box

ctmh october sotm christmas pillow box

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.

ctmh october sotm christmas pillow box

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.

ctmh october sotm christmas pillow box

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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I’ll see you in the craft room,

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