Monday, July 22, 2013

July SOTM: 4 1/4" × 5 1/2" Friendship Is… Card

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below. Then use the Make It from Your Heart®: Pattern 21 information found on page 43 of our how-to publication for inspiration.
  • Cut two pieces of White Daisy cardstock that measure 3" × 2 1/2" and use one for piece D and the other for a stamping accent.
  • Stamp the apple and vine image twice, once on D and once on the stamping accent; color images, as desired; trim image from stamping accent and attach directly over image on D.
  • To add visual interest, repeatedly stamp sentiment on A, creating your own background pattern.
  • Embellish with paper accents and accessories, adding dimension with 3-D foam tape as desired.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July SOTM: 12" × 12" Live the Sweet Life Page

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below. Then use the Make It from the Heart®: Pattern 16—Left information found on page 36 of our how-to publication for inspiration.
  • To create the striped design on the base page, use the bone folder to create evenly spaced vertical lines across the entire page; lightly sponge lines to add visual interest.
  • When cutting pieces A and D, use White Daisy cardstock and then attach a strip of washi tape to the cardstock. This allows the circles of the washi tape to pop off the cardstock.
  • Embellish with stamped accents, paper accents, and accessories, adding dimension with 3-D foam tape as desired.

Monday, July 8, 2013

July SOTM: Friendship Clear Pillow Box

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below.

  • Create the yo-yo as follows: cut a 1 3/4" × 12" piece of cardstock; score and fold it every 1/4"; wrap it in a circle and attach two ends together; secure to a 2" piece of paper for support.
  • To create the thought bubble, color the Irresistibles quote with ink then stamp the sentiment.
  • Add visual interest by wrapping a 3 1/4" × 9 1/2" piece of stamped cardstock around pillow box and attach so there is a flap on one side; attach a 3 1/4" × 1/2" piece of contrasting paper on edge and use corner rounder with guard removed to create scallop border.
  • Embellish with paper accents and accessories, adding dimension with 3-D foam tape as desired.

Friday, July 5, 2013

CTMH Spring/Summer Retiring List

Here are all the products that are going to be leaving this month.  Some of them are already gone so if you see something you love I would scoop it up now.  Head on over to to place your order.

Retiring List:

Part Description Category
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy Album
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment Accessory
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads Accessory
BULK151 AntiquedCopperBrads Bulk
BULK153 PewterBrads Bulk
BULK275 Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Guide Bulk
BULK286 Chantilly Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK287 Buzz and Bumble Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK288 For Always Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK289 Claire Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK290 Later Sk8r Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK291 Surf's Up Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK292 Tommy Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK293 For Always Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK294 Chantilly Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK255 Avonlea B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK256 Clementine B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK257 Dakota B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK259 Scholastic B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK279 Buzz and Bumble B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK282 Later Sk8r B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK283 Tommy B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK284 Surf's Up B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment  Accessory
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment  Accessory
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment Accessory
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment Accessory
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment  Accessory
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment Accessory
Bulk212 Chocolate Buttons Bulk
Bulk273 Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons Bulk
BULK297 Black Button Bulk
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit WOTG
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit WOTG
Z1412 10-Things Pocket Paper Product
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Paper Product
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet Accessory
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes Accessory
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes Accessory
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes Accessory
1771 WaterbrushMedium Tool
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa Tool
Z1350 embossing powder topiary Tool
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue Tool
Z655 EmbPowderOlive Tool
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim Tool
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry Tool
Z670 EmbPowderBlack Tool
Z672 EmbPowderRed Tool
Z673 EmbPowderWhite Tool
Z724 EmbossingPen Tool
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images Accessory
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch  Tool
Z578 Corner Rounder Tool
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment Accessory
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment Accessory
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers Accessory
BULK233 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1" with script) Bulk
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins Accessory
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small   Crafts 
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large  Crafts 
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit   WOTG 
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots Accessory
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots Accessory
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
Z1748 Brocade Assortment Accessory
Z1766 Memo Assortment Accessory
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment Accessory
Z1794 Cottage Assortment Accessory
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment  Accessory
Z1813 Claire Assortment  Accessory
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment  Accessory
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet Paper Product
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet Paper Product
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet Paper Product
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet Paper Product
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet Paper Product
X7166B Claire Paper Packet Paper Product
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet  Paper Product
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection Accessory
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection Accessory
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection Accessory
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner Crafts
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton Crafts
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album  Crafts
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal Crafts
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment Accessory
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon Accessory
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax Accessory
W1123 Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler Supply
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3) organization
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base organization
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase Organization
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer Organization
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium Tool

Stamp Sets

A1132 Family Stamp
A1133 Festival of Lights Stamp
B1372 Circle Together Stamp
B1395 So Grateful Stamp
B1396 School Rocks Stamp
B1405 Rugged Dude Stamp
B1406 Blessings of Peace Stamp
B1410 A Friend Like You Stamp
B1414 Bonjour Stamp
C1438 Tea Time Stamp
C1461 Salutation Seals Stamp
C1466 Instant Memories Stamp
C1505 Pun Fun Stamp
C1507 Angelic Blessings Stamp
C1508 Paisley Flair Stamp
C1511 Love Blooms Stamp
C1520 Christmas Joy Stamp
D1187 For Every Occasion Stamp
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas Stamp
D1399 Dream Big Stamp
D1440 Everlasting Life Stamp
D1444 A Little Thanks Stamp
D1492 Christmas Love Stamp
D1517 Game On Stamp
D1519 Abundance Stamp
D1521 Powder Heaven Stamp
D1523 Sweet Music Stamp
D1528 Jardin Stamp
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large Stamp
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet Stamp
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet Stamp
E1017 Old World Alphabet Stamp
E1018 Pennant Alphabet Stamp
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet Stamp
E1020 Token Alphabet Stamp
E1021 Trinity Alphabet Stamp
E1022 Hero Alphabet Stamp
E1023 Varsity Alphabet Stamp
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet Stamp
K900 Single Name Stamp Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines Stamp
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines Stamp
W1600 Customized Set Stamp

Monday, July 1, 2013

July SOTM: Sweet Life

July 2013 Sweet Life

Sweet Life, set of 9
Recommended Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
3" × 3" (Y1006)
2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

July 2013: Sweet Life (S1307A)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Incredibly Cool Crafts

In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!
Materials Needed
  1. My Acrylix® Sweet Life
  2. Ruby Cardstock
  3. Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
  4. Basics Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
  5. My Creations™ Clear Pillow Boxes
  6. Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape

Required Tools
  1. Crème Brulee Cardstock
  2. White Daisy Cardstock
  3. Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
  4. Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad
  5. Saddle Exclusive Inks® Pad
  6. Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
  7. Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks® Pad
  8. Topiary Exclusive Inks® Pad
  9. Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad
  10. Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  11. Olive Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  12. Ruby Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  13. Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
  14. Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
  15. Durables Artisan Studs
  16. Blending Pen
  17. Corner Rounder
  18. Bone Folder
  19. 2" Scallop Circle Punch