Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Close to My Heart produces some of the cutes and most usable Stamp of the Month sets and this month is no different. What a great deal, just $5 (a $17.95 value) with any qualifying purchase of $50 or more. Check out this months stamp set, just what you need to get a jump start on those Christmas cards.
Just imagine everything you can do with these stamps. Here are a few examples from the amazing artist at Close to My Heart (I am planning to post some of my projects at a later date as well).
Aren't this cards just adorable? Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of these. Don't miss out on this stamp set which is available for the month of October only. Just a reminder, if you start now you can enjoy making those handmade Christmas cards everyone loves to receive instead of scurrying at the last minute and not getting them finished in time. To see this stamp set plus lots of other great products for making your Christmas cards, plus a whole lot more visit my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or click the shopping button at the top of this blog.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Close to My Heart will be discontinuing physical Cricut cartridges. Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut cartridges. So effective immediately, all Cricut Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.
I understand that some of you prefer to have physical cartridges (I use both the expressions and the explore so I understand). Often, when I attend crops I find that internet service is not available and love to pull out my Cricut Expressions and my cartridges so work can go on. So please be sure to order any of our four cartridge collections you may be considering while the physical format is still available.
Here are the four current collections available while supplies last: (see additional information including everything that is available in the collection at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or click on the shopping tab at the top of this blog)
You are Here (our newest collection)
Though Close to My Heart has made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, they have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier.
They have introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive to upgrade Cricut machines. Recently, they have even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.
Tutorial videos are in the works that will help our customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut machines. Close to My Heart understands it can be challenging to learn a new system, but they also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut shapes into your artwork.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Share a Smile...
Check out this adorable project that will make 32 cards, it is called the Share a Smile Constant Campaign and will be available for the month of October only. During the month of October with the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!
There are several options available including:
The Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) which will include (stamp set sold separately) :
1 – Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (set of 13)
32 – 3" x 3" white card bases and 32 – 3" x 3" white envelopes
10 – cardstock sheets (Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, Gold Glitter)
A cutting guide and assembly instructions Retail Value: $48.69 Discounted Price: $39.95
You may chose to purchase the different elements separately and that is fine as well, see those options here:
Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (CC1340) 13 metal dies (coordinates with My Acrylix® Punny Pals stamp set (D1751) (Stamp set sold separately). $28.95
Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1343) 32 – 3" x 3" white card bases 32 – 3" x 3" white envelopes $9.95
You can purchase this adorable stamp set "Punny Pals" D1751 separetly for just $17.95. It can be used for many projects. When you purchase this stamp set, Close to My Heart will donate $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.
But wait there are more great opportunities:
For Hostess: Hosting a Close To My Heart event is even more rewarding in October! When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than November 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free! Contact me to learn how at firstname.lastname@example.org
For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!
Round-up Matching: Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000!
Lucky Winners: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!
Friday, September 1, 2017
Dates: September 1, 2017 (12:01 am MDT) - September 30, 2017 (11:59 pm MDT) while supplies last.
Just look at these beautiful interactive cards you can make with this kit. I am loving mine!!!
CC1227 From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes 12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces 12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes Price: $13.95
CC1228 My Acrylix® From the Heart Stamp Set E-size stamp set containing 35 stamp images, including stamp sentiments for the inside and outside of your cards, as well as coordinating images for stamping floral scenes on cards and envelopes. Price: $29.95
CC1229 From the Heart Card Kit Materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including the following: 12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces 12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes 1 – My Acrylix® From the Heart stamp set Retail Value: $43.90 USD Discounted Price: $34.95 USD
Celebrate National Stamping Month with our beautiful From the Heart collection! Get the exclusive stamp set, card bases, and envelopes all together by purchasing the From the Heart Card Kit (CC1229) at a discounted price!
For Hostesses: Host a gathering in September that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher and receive a From the Heart Card Kit (CC1229) for FREE! That’s a $43.90 retail value, FREE!
For New Consultants: Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in September and receive a From the Heart Card Kit (CC1229) for FREE! That’s a $43.90 FREE!
Where can I find instructions to assemble the From the Heart cards? Printed step-by-step assembly instructions are included with the From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes. These same instructions are also included in the From the Heart Card Kit.
What colors should I use to stamp my From the Heart cards? The beautiful thing about hand-stamped artwork is that you get to determine your own color scheme! In our sample artwork we used Slate, Fern, New England Ivy, Thistle, Blossom, Pomegranate, Pixie, Saffron, Canary, and Eggplant.
To find this special offer you can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. These will also be found under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu.
There is no limit to how many campaign items you can purchase; just remember that these items are only available while supplies last.
Shipping & Handling will be charged on this promotion. Normal shipping/handling rates will apply and are calculated on the full retail price of any item. No additional shipping/handling will be assessed on free items earned by hostesses and New Consultants.
Tax will be assessed on the actual amount the customer pays for the item.
Monday, August 14, 2017
As I promised I am going to show you another project I made using the Jack paper pack and this one is not going to be masculine. So a reminder of the paper pack...
And now on to my project:
I decided this red and black checked paper was the prefect background for a fun Christmas layout. The wreath, bow, flowers and title were all cut from the Close to My Heart Flower Market cartridge (I use this one a bunch). I added some cute little Christmas Bears made from an SVG I found at KaDoodleBug Designs (I love them). I also added some red glitter trim and some black dots to the flowers to add a bit of a pop. On the bow I simply cut out a 1 inch circle and added it to the bow with a Thin 3-D foam dot for more dimension.
These beautiful 3 dimensional poinsettia's were made from the Close to My Heart Flower Market cartridge. I love this cartridge for making flowers, they are all so beautiful.
He's a cutie isn't he?
And who wouldn't love him?
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. All of the products used on this project (except for the svg file for the bears) including all the papers are Close to My Heart products and can be found on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the link on the top left of this blog.
As always, have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!