CTMH September Specials

CTMH From the Heart Cardmaking Kit

It’s time to celebrate National Stamping Month! The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards. Available only during September, this card kit is a must have that will help you create elevated artwork from the heart.

The From the Heart card kit can also be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in September or when you host a qualifying party. Contact me for further details.

September Stamp of the Month: Feel so Blessed

CTMH September Stamp of the Month: Feel so Blessed

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set, featuring 9 stamps, for only $5 with a minimum qualifying purchase! Full details here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,


Jump for Joy

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,

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,

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,

Signature Polaroid

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 February Promotions

February Constant Campaign: Sign Me Up!

CTMH Consultant

Sign up as a Close To My Heart during February and in addition to the normal benefits of signing up, you will also receive the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE—an additional $53.85 in retail value! Sign up today!

CTMH Consultant

Former Close To My Heart Consultants: As a special offer this month, you can choose a no-kit sign-up option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit! Sign up for just $50 and you’ll still receive the $50 in Select Product Credit PLUS the three Stamp of the Month sets! Sign up today!

February Stamp of the Month: Easter Bunny

CTMH February SOTM

Purchase this set for $17.95, or get it for only $5 with your order of $50 or more! Click here to learn more, or here to purchase.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid


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,

Signature Polaroid