At Close To My Heart, we show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering and capturing your creativity, while preserving memories of moments that matter the most.
Here are some free Hallowe'en svg. files I found on the internet. I thought I'd share them just in the nick of time for the upcoming, eerily spooky "All Hallow's Eve." Wishing everyone a scarily safe time.
Make a faux taxidermy "Reindeer" head ready for the holidays with only "2" sheets of paper/cardstock. Just follow the "3" simple steps below. As an added option, decorate it to make it your own--if you feel so inclined to do so. Or make it stylish by using printed cardstock.)
Note: The piece labeled "Noggin" is actually a piece of the "neck." Now follow these three easy steps to create: print, cut, assemble.
Optional: Decorate as you wish. I recommend making easy ornaments to hang off antlers. Cut/punch out 4-6 identical circles. Then fold each circle in half. Afterwards, glue the right back-half of one circle to the left back-half of another circle. Repeat this process until you've glued 4-6 circle halves back-to-back until you reach the fullness of ornament you like. Then glue the last right circle back-half to the left back-half of the very first circle you started to create the ornament with. Furthermore, add string or use actual metal ornament hooks to hand your circle ornaments from antlers. Repeat process until you create as many ornaments as you desire to decorate reindeer head.
P.S. I gotta give credit to Ty from KnowItAllCrafts for this project.
Unfortunately I was dropped/suspended for not meeting the quarterly quota. When that happens, you have to wait 3 long months before you can reapply. However, I'll be able to take advantage of purchasing one of our new consultant kits. In the meantime I'll spend this hiatus updating information on our products, and whatever else I feel like posting. Have a wonderful day. "I hope you have a safe and frightfully wicked Halloween!"
We all love home decor that screams creativity! Several of you have seen the adorable hats on page 38 of Annual Inspirations and have asked for instructions on how to recreate it. Look for step-by-step directions under, "Paper Collect" and then "Scardey Cat" menu button, or simply by clicking here.
"Artfully Sent" Collection Here!
We’re delighted to introduce Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® cartridge collections, "Artfully Sent" for $99. (Z3017) We’ve worked with Provo Craft to bring you incredible Cricut® cartridges filled with inspiring shapes and projects hand-selected by company founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton. You’ll love how fast and easy it is to cut embellishments, cards, 3-D flowers, gift boxes, and more with the touch of a button. Simply insert the cartridge into your Cricut® machine (sold at retail stores), add your paper, and presto!—perfectly cut shapes appear. This cartridge has over 700 images: cards and fonts.
Purchasing this collection will qualify you to receive: September's Stamp of the Month, "Family is Forever" for $5, the "#30yearsofhappy" for free, and any C-size stamp set free from me. (Infor. below.)
The "Artfully Sent Collection" is AMAZING. It includes:
Click here for further information on my blog, or click on the "Cricut" link from side-menu.
BONUS: Order the "Artfully Sent" Collection" from me during the month of September and receive a free C-size stamp set of your choice from me. Once I am notified of your order, I will contact you to see which C-size stamp set in the current catalog, you would like me to send you for FREE!*
Do you own the Japanese "Gansai Tambi" watercolors featured in Kristian Warner, Jennifer McGuire, and Nichol Magouirk's Youtube videos? I know everyone has mentioned, "Sure wish I knew the name of each color kartsonset? Well...I found a site that has the first diagram, showing each color's name in "English," that you can print out. To whisk away to "Art Meierhofer" site click here. Once there, scroll down and click on the "printer" image to print out diagram. The second chart is from "Jackson's Art Supplies." I preferred this chart since it's easier to read. I just enlarged the diagram when I sent it to print, then cut 'em out and glued them in their respective place on the diagram underneath the bottom of lid.
The "Gansai Tambi" watercolors are among my top 3 favs, based upon cheaper price point (bang for your buck) in regards to the richness of color pigment. (Of course, color saturation depends upon amount of water used.) "Peerless" watercolors are my 1st favorite. Here's a video review on "Peerless" watercolors by "AmyR" at Youtube: Prairie Paper & Ink.
September is "National Stamping Month," and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set, #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our on-going celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30th Year Anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days! Spend an additional $20 to receive Sept. SOTM: "Family is Forever" for $5 more.
With great power comes great responsibility.
You didn't think we'd let the bad guys have all the glory. This month we have assembled an awesome collection that celebrates the good guys. Items in our crate draw from HEROES in both geek & gamer lore, and thanks to a partnership with our friends at Funko, you'll get a very special exclusive POP! collectible that you will not find ANYWHERE else. Last but not least, our custom box last month was so well received that you'll get another surprise when you open your August one!
This month we are happy to announce that we will be bringing you an EXCLUSIVE Funko POP! collectible!
You won't be able to get this special variant anywhere else...
We will also have an exciting sweepstakes for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to visit the Funko HQ in Seattle--it's really located in Everett.
During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!
Plus, spend $22.05 more and you'll qualify to receive August's Stamp of the Month, "What A Hoot" (S1408) for only $5. For those unaware, when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products*, you qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month (SOTM) stamp set for only $5. Saving you over 70% off of retail value ($17.95).
*Studio J web pages do not court toward the $50 qualifying purchase.
**Shipping/handling charges are calculated on the full retail value of $17.95 USD regardless of discount.
August Stamp of the Month
"What A Hoot" (S1408)
The new Annual Inspirations Idea Book & Catalog launches today, August 1, 2014 and runs through the end of July 2015.
What is the Annual Inspirations Idea Book?
It's a full-color, softbound book that showcases our products offered for sale and so much more. You can purchase an idea book, download a .pdf version and or view the online version straight from here.
New to "Close To My Heart" (CTMH) and, or the restructure of our Idea Book & Catalog? To learn more click link: "New to Annual Inspirations" or the tab on my vertical navigation menu bar to learn more. You'll also find information about our upcoming new Seasonal Expressions 1 & 2 catalogs.
Welcome to my blog. I'm new to blogging so I ask that you please bare with me over the course of my new endeavor. I decided to create this blog to promote/demonstrate CTMH's fabulous projects, get you excited in paper crafting, and have an outlet to sell my handmade cards. Hopefully you'll keep checking back. I'm still trying to input all the information pertaining to our new Annual Inspirations.
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