Make It From Your Heart Shared Blog Post: Through the Year

Make It From Your Heart Shared Blog Post: Through the Year

A Keepsake to Last Through the Years

The CTMH blog post tells all about the awesome special going on this Decxember: “As 2017 comes to a close, we have a holiday treat designed to last you through the coming year and more!
Through the Year #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #stamp #November #stampofthemonth #sotm #calendar #kit
This Through the Year customizable photo calendar comes wrapped together in a kit containing everything you need to make one of your very own!

Easy-to-follow instructions included in the kit will guide you in creating each of the 12 beautiful calendar pages you see below.

Calendars make great gifts, so in addition to making one for yourself, consider making a second one to give as a gift, or even giving the kit to someone you know who will love the chance to be crafty! Whatever you choose to do with this kit, you will not be disappointed with the result!

Take a closer look at some of the beautiful details you’ll add to your pages using the custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, and papers included in this unique kit.

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #diy #calendar #kit #photocalendar #goldglitter #diecuts die-cuts #butterflies #butterfly #picture #perfect #spring

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #season #spring #fall #autumn #gold #glitter #diecut #die-cut #happy #day #leaf #leafs #leaves #gems

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #diy #photocalendar #calendar #kit #throughtheyear #die-cuts #diecuts #gold #glitter #Christmas #tree #pine #star

Our November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes the perfect companion for this project, too.

Through the Year Calendar Kit #ctmh #closetomyheart #throughtheyear #calendar #kit #stamp #numbers #dates #birthday #valentinesday #stars

If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, you can still get it by choosing the calendar kit that includes it! And, in case you did get the November Stamp of the Month, we also have this kit available without the stamp set.

What makes the Through the Year calendar extra special is that the pages are designed to be cut at the spiral binding and then put into Memory Proectors™ inside an album. This way, when you’re through with the calendar, the beautiful pages you’ve relied on through the year will last through the years to come!
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What a beautiful way to put some of your most favorite memories on display and later preserve them! Make one of these Through the Year calendars for yourself or as a gift this Christmas!”


Recipe

Through the Year Calendar and Abum
CC1344 Through the Year Calendar Kit, S1711 My Acrylix® Through the Year Stamp Set (comes included in CC1344S), Z2826 Heather Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadZ2060 Thin 3-D Foam TapeZ5202 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Brown4110 Memory Protectors™ Top Load

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Cyber Monday Organization Sale

Cyber Monday Organization Sale

Today only, save big on our versatile Workspace Wonder™ organization system. Build your own custom storage solution for organizing all your crafting supplies. Save 30% on individual components like the paper tray or the stamp pad stack, OR save 40% on bundles we have assembled especially for this sale! These offers are only valid for a limited time, so get shopping!

Through the Year!

Through the Year!

Create a custom photo calendar for the coming year with the Through the Year Calendar Kit, available for purchase December 1–31, 2017.  Because this kit uses the November SOTM, I want to let you know now so you can  plan ahead if you are interested in attending this workshop.

 You can get the coordinating stamp set,  Through the Year, for just $5 in November when you place an order of $50 or more!  Or you can also purchase it at full retail price as part of your calendar kit in December.

This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations Calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts — AND it is available at a 20% discount – for only $38.95! Each month features a unique 12″ × 12″ scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. This would be a fantastic gift for yourself or for friends and family.

 

 

 

Just for FUN: November 2017 Monthly Special

Just for FUN: November 2017 Monthly Special

The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!

November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of their projects match!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post: Stamping Like a Pro

Make It From Your Heart shared Blog Post: Stamping Like a Pro

CTMH has another informative blog post!

I love vellum & am glad to see it making a comeback. “…Keep scrolling to see some vellum-enhanced artwork and to learn something new!”

Stamping on Vellum #ctmh #closetomyheart #vellum #stamping #nsm #nationalstampingmonth #stampingtechniques #stampingtips“If you look carefully at this scrapbook page, you will see that the bottom layer of the mat behind the photo is a large piece of vellum…First, take a look at the beautiful floral arrangement that was stamped directly onto the vellum. To create this muted effect, we used our regular water-based dye inks. Because vellum is less porous than other papers, ink will take longer to dry. We helped move the process along by using our trusty craft heater. For this technique, allow your heater to heat up before you use it. Once it’s hot, blow on the ink intermittently from behind the paper (which means you would need to do this step before attaching a piece like this to your page). If you blow directly onto the ink and vellum without pulling the heater away, the ink will move and the paper will warp. Once you’re done with the craft heater, blot any excess ink with a tissue to achieve a softer color as well as a completely dry image.

Card Stamping on Vellum #ctmh #closetomyheart #vellum #stamping #nsm #nationalstampingmonth #stampingtechniques #stampingtips #cardmaking #cardNow, let’s talk about embossing. There are so many ways to play with stamping and embossing on vellum. Our first approach is pretty straightforward. We used an embossed sentiment on a piece of vellum as an overlay for a stamped card front. This is an effective way to tone down a busy background and bring the focus to the sentiment and any other elements that are laid on top. (When setting your embossing powder, remember to use your craft heater intermittently and from behind to avoid warping!)

We took the translucent property of vellum a step further with this card. Instead of using it as an attached overlay, we made the entire card base from vellum and used one of our base & shade stamp sets for the images. The “base” of the image is stamped on the inside of the card and the “shade”—or outline—is stamped and embossed on the outside. Tips: attach a piece of cardstock to the inside of the card base and stamp it first, then line up the “shade” from above on the outside. After stamping and embossing the outside of your card, if the color from the base isn’t showing through as much as you’d like, add some watercolor (a little goes a long way on vellum) to your embossed images from behind. Watercolor paint dries fairly quickly on vellum, but if you’d like to speed the process up the craft heater should do it.

Card Stamping on Vellum #ctmh #closetomyheart #vellum #stamping #nsm #nationalstampingmonth #stampingtechniques #stampingtips #cardmaking #cardDid you spot the vellum on this card? If you guessed in those colorful autumn leaves, then you are right! To recreate this effect, emboss your images using some of the tips that we’ve already discussed. The trick to these leaves is achieving their lovely fall color. This time, instead of using watercolors or ink behind our images, we used alcohol-based markers! (Alcohol-based markers are easier to blend than others, so make sure you are using the right product.)

Vellum has been around for a long time but it’s sure making a comeback! Whether you use it in papercrafting, scrapbooking, or cardmaking, vellum can easily add depth, dimension, and texture to any of your projects.”

For the original post & recipes for these projects, click here.

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

I am pleased to let you know that CTMH has prepared a stamp set designed specifically to benefit those affected by disasters, such as the recent hurricanes and wildfires so many have been affected by. The stamp set is titled Stronger Together & features a variety of sentiments that can be used for comfort, encouragement, & more.

The C-size set can be ordered using item number C1716 on my website.  The set is non-commissionable so that all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed most.

I’m fortunate to be with a company that believes in the good that comes when we work together as a community.