Make it From Your Heart Post: I really love Sea Glass…

Make it From Your Heart Post: I really love Sea Glass…

I need to share this post from the CTMH blog because I really love the new Sea Glass…  Check it out Here:

Color Coordination Made Easy

Introducing Sea Glass, our first-ever Color of the Year! #ctmh #closetomyheart #seaglass #mint #scrapbooking #cardmaking #crafting #colorinspiration #trendycolor

One thing we are most proud of is the way our color palette makes color coordination effortless. Essential crafting supplies like cardstock and inks are available in all of our exclusive colors, which are the same colors used in patterned papers and many accessories.

This year, we’ve introduced a new color that we’re calling our Color of the Year. Like our other colors, this trendy, minty hue called Sea Glass comes in a stamp pad (coming soon!), mini pigment pad, re-inker (coming soon!), cardstock, and glitter paper. You’ll also see hints of Sea Glass in different patterned papers, embellishments, and other products throughout the year.

Since Sea Glass has been introduced in this stand-alone way, today we want to share some ideas for how you can combine Sea Glass with our other colors.

Introducing Sea Glass, our first-ever Color of the Year! #ctmh #closetomyheart #seaglass #mint #scrapbooking #cardmaking #crafting #colorinspiration #trendycolor

We love Sea Glass paired with yellows. It’s a great color combination for your spring and summer layouts because it’s bright and happy. Add black to the mix for a clean, modern vibe.

Introducing Sea Glass, our first-ever Color of the Year! #ctmh #closetomyheart #seaglass #mint #scrapbooking #cardmaking #crafting #colorinspiration #trendycolor

Sea Glass also looks really sharp with metallics, like on the “Best Day Ever” card shown above. The minty hue and the gold give your artwork some vintage flair. If you want to go a more monochromatic route, pair Sea Glass with greens, like the Emerald cardstock on the “Yay” card.

When it comes down to it though, Sea Glass is such a versatile color that you should just try it out in all different kinds of color combinations to see what you like best—you really can’t go wrong!

Finally, we have some great resources to help you replicate our exclusive colors using some other coloring tools: the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers and our watercolors. Take a look to see what combinations of markers or watercolors you can use to fit in with our palette colors—including Sea Glass!

Download Marker Guide

Download Watercolor Guide

Freshen up your favorite color combinations by adding minty Sea Glass to the mix, and then finish off your artwork with watercolors and markers that perfectly match.

For LO recipes & to check out the original Make it from Your Heart blog post, click here:

Color Coordination Made Easy

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Flaxen CS: meet new Fundamentals papers and Sea Glass

Flaxen CS: meet new Fundamentals papers and Sea Glass

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So, I accidentally ordered a whole extra pack of flaxen cardstock.

Q: WHAT to do? A: make cards. with flaxen CS bases.

I really  wanted to use the new CTMH color of the year, Sea Glass; & I already had the August SOTM, Purr-fect Halloween, but would it work with a flaxen card base? I mixed it with a striped paper from the new Whimsy Fundamentals.

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What do you think?  I kinda like it, if I do say so. 😉

Still, I have a LOT more flaxen…

 Fortunately, my CTMH team is having a Stamp of the Month swap & I decided to participate.

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This is a sneak peak of the card I made with the upcoming September SOTM. I used paper & ribbon from the new Enchantment Fundamentals.  By the way, I LOVE the Sept. SOTM & think you will too, so you may want to start making your wish list to earn it for just $5 next month. 😉

Finally, after cranking out the cards for the SOTM swap, I had a few scraps from the Enchantment Fundamentals which I pieced together & couldn’t resist pairing with this month’s Purr-fect Halloween2016-08-11-14.11.29.png.png

…Not just for Halloween.

I hope you enjoy them & will check out our new Fundamental Papers during our Basically the Best promotion. During the month of August, 2016 when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE!  These papers are so versatile and feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to sharing more artwork made from our new papers in our new Annual Inspirations.

New this August!

New this August!

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Besides the new Stamp of the Month, Purr-fect Halloween (Item Number: S1608), August, 2016 brings a lot of other news for Close To My Heart as well.  At the top of the news is the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book!   16-annual-cvr  It is full of versatile new papers, stamps, ink pads, & other great items–including our brand new Cricut Collection:  Flower Market.  Check it out here.

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There is also a special promotion this month–Basically The Best:

Basically the Best

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packets feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!