7 July 2014

July SOTM - Circus Alphabet

These funky letters are perfect for creating titles and sentiments, or for adding some bold, beautiful backgrounds to your projects. Yours for $5 with a $75 order. Available only during July 2014.

Check out this video on how this fun and funky stamp set has been used.

Remember....this stamp set is only available for the month of July.  Purchase it at full price $24 or place a qualifying order ($75 or more) and get it for only $5.00 - Order Now, don't miss out!


1 July 2014

Circus Alphabet!

Everyone is going to want to get the July Stamp of the Month - Circus Alphabet!

 Not only is it excellent value.... only $5 with a $75 order (or pay full price $24), it is also a very versatile stamp set.  Ideal for titles or captions on scrapbook layouts or sentiments on cards.

Place your order with me HERE to qualify for the July Stamp of the Month - Circus Alphabet.  Only available for the month of July!

30 June 2014

Scrapbook Layouts!

The June Stamp of the Month - KABOOM, is such a fun set....the layouts you can create with this stamp set are endless.

On this layout the fireworks blast has been used to create a bright and colourful background.  The "What a Blast" was cut with Cricut and the rocket firework was fussy cut.  Kaboom was stamped above a photo to act as a heading.  The Pow! Bang! and Bam! are randomly stamped between the background stamping.
Products used:  Paper Fundamentals - Basic Assortment, Ruby Red Cardstock, Twilight Cardstock,
Exclusives Stamp Pads - Various colours, 3D Foam Tape

This next layout is a variation on the layout in the current Idea Book.  There's plenty of room for photos, and plenty of decorative elements to create an eye catching page.

Products used:  Skylark B&T Duos Paper, Goldrush Cardstock, Ruby Red Cardstock, Teal Shimmer Trim,
3D Foam Tape, Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads - various colours

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS STAMP SET.....so if you want to add it to your collection SHOP HERE NOW!

20 June 2014

You're the Bomb Layered Card

The June Stamp of the Month - Kaboom is a really fun and festive set to use.  You've probably seen plenty of these layered cards before, usually using flowers....well this is a fun take on that card!

Products used:  White Daisy Cardstock 1385; Goldrush Cardstock 1243;
June Stamp of the Month-Kaboom S1406; 3D Foam tape Z1151

This card looks pretty fancy but it's fairly easy to put together.  You need 3 layers of white cardstock or varying sizes.  Layer them on top of one an other (secure with a tiny bit of adhesive to avoid movement while stamping), then random stamp the fireworks pattern over all the layers of white card. Add a few "Bang!" & "Bam" stamps among the fireworks.

Mount the two smaller layers of stamped white card with a matching coloured cardstock then stick all three layers together and onto a card base.  You can stamp and "fussy" cut the TNT and "You're the Bomb" embellishments then use 3D Foam tape to add dimension.  Add a liner to the inside of the card and decorate if desired.

Finish off the card by stamping the card liner before adhering.
If you place a $75 order this month this D-size stamp set could be yours for only $5.00...valued at $24!
You'll would also be eligible to purchase a Gift Collection for only $30 (valued up to $85) ... to celebrate CTMH's 30th Anniversary.

But be quick these offers are only available for the month of June!


13 June 2014

Retiring Product List just Released!


We are making way for a new Product & Idea Book which means some current items will be retiring!

Close to My Heart has just released the "RETIRING LIST" and all these products will be on WHILE STOCKS LAST....so don't wait, check it out now and place your order for your favourite paper packs, stamp sets & accessories before they sell out!


Don't forget when you place a $75 order you qualify for this month's Stamp of the Month - Kaboom for only $5 (valued at $24)

As well as one of the Celebrate 30 Gift Collections for only $30 (valued up to $85)

2 June 2014

KABOOM! - What a Cracker!

The June Stamp of the Month - "Kaboom" is a cracker set.... one you will want to add to your collection!

There are so many uses for this versatile stamp set.   Think of all the New Years fireworks page layouts you could create...or other themes suitable for this stamp set are - party, circus, school fairs and fetes, theatre, dance recitals the list goes on!

Over the coming weeks I look forward to sharing some fun cards and layouts created with "Kaboom".

Some of the images on this stamp set are compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection to make your layouts a breeze to put together.

The CTMH Art Department have put these fun artworks together
 to showcase the "Kaboom" June Stamp of the Month.
With a minimum qualifying purchase of $75, get your D-size "Kaboom" Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price of $5 - you will be prompted to add this set for the promotional price at checkout when you've completed your shopping.
Or you can add the stamp set to your shopping cart and pay full retail price should your order not meet the qualifying total.....but be quick this stamp set is only available in the month of June!


Also, if you place a qualifying order you are also eligible to purchase one of the fabulous June Bundles for only $30 in the Celebrate 30 promotion.  See here for more details.

Celebrate 30!

In honour of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, we’re offering you a special deal! When you place an order totalling $75 during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of these great gift collections to your order for just $30! 

Each collection has an original retail value of at least $75—some even as high as $85. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabets—and much more! 

Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!


23 May 2014

Grab your May savings NOW!

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You've only got one week left to get your hands on these fantastic May bonuses!

Each month you can purchase 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 $75 or more in Close to My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

So don't miss your chance to grab the May Stamp of the Month - You've Got a Friend.  Because once it's gone .....it's GONE!

Another reason to place your $75 order this month is this fabulous "Free to be Me" paper pack. It comes with 14 sheets of beautiful paper

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, you can purchase this "Free to Be Me" paper pack for only $5 (valued over $16) with your qualifying order.

So don't miss out on these special buys....


14 May 2014

To the Moon and Back!

I love this stamp from out of the May Stamp of the Month set - "You've Got a Friend".

This sentiment could be used for all the special people in your life...either on a scrapbook layout with photos of your loved one, or on a card telling that special someone how much they mean to you.

This card was made with Ariana paper to give it a "girly" look....it would have been perfect for Mothers Day this past weekend.

Products Used:  White Daisy cardstock for base & sentiment, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Stripe Embossing Folder, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duos Bulk paper, Ariana Assortment, Bitty Sparkles, Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks
Spend $75 this month and you can purchase this May Stamp of the Month set for only $5....you would also qualify to buy the National Scrapbooking Day "Free to be Me" Paper pack for another $5....that's almost $50 worth of product for only $10.


13 May 2014

May SOTM Creations!

Do you spend hours looking through your Product Catalogue? Do you pay attention to all the fabulous ideas shared throughout the pages?

If you are ever stuck for ideas, try "CASEing" the cards and layouts from the catalogue.

Here is my take on the May Stamp of the Month cards shown on page 14 of the Product Catalogue.

I love these White Daisy Circle Spin cards.  The front of the card has been embossed with the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder to give texture and interest.


Here's a great little thank you card with a fun and quirky twist...

Products used: Crystal Blue cardstock, Ruby Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duo's Bulk ,
Black Cardstock, May SOTM, Ruby Chevron Washi Tape, Neutral Bakers Twine

Send a card to your friend....just because!  Teamed up with Ariana Paper makes it a pretty card with a trendy look.
Products used:  Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duos Bulk paper, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Dot Embossing folder, Ruby Cardstock, Bakers Twine Harvest Assortment, May SOTM

I encourage you to use your Catalogue and Idea Book to create your own artwork pieces.


Don't forget for every $75 order placed you qualify to purchase the May Stamp of the Month - You've got A Friend for ONLY $5 - PLUS the National Scrapbooking Month "Free to Be Me" paper pack for another $5...that's almost $50 worth of product for only $10.

8 May 2014

Introducing 5 New Product Collections!


I'm really excited to share with you our 5 new Product Collections.

Stamping Basics - $94
A great beginners kit with a selection of Exclusives Ink Pads & organiser to store them in!

If you are just getting started or you want to build on your crafting supplies, these collections have been put together to not only save you money but for functionality as well. 

Essentials Toolkit - $95
Build on your crafting supplies with some Essential tools.
Available to order now through 31 July, you can choose from 5 new product collections that group together several must-have items at a discount! Each collection has been carefully assembled to give you the products you need for a variety of crafting projects. 

Cardmakers Quick Start - $94
Cardmakers......Think of the beautiful cards you could make with this Collection!

Stamping Scrapbookers Delight - $183
Scrapbookers......Get stamping in your Scrapbooks as well with this Collection.

Memory Keeping Fundamentals - $182
For serious Scrapbookers....everything you need to get really creative!

The best part is .... all of these Collections will qualify you for your $5 Stamp of the Month ($24 value) and the National Scrapbooking Day $5 Free to be Me Paper Pack($16 value)... which means you SAVE EVEN MORE!

Shop on-line for these Collections and more - HERE!

2 May 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!

It's National Scrapbooking Month....celebrate with me with this fantastic promotion!

If you haven't already placed your $75 order in April, you've still got time to qualify for this fun and vibrant paper collection for only $5.

Free to Be Me paper pack includes 14 sheets of assorted
 printed Vellum, Embossed cardstock and double sided B&T Duos paper.

The bonus doesn't end there.... if you place your $75 order now you will also qualify for the Stamp of the Month - "You've Got a Friend" for ONLY $5.....that's close to $50 worth of extra products for only $10!
May Stamp of the Month - You've Got a Friend.... only available for the month of May!

We will be showcasing some cool and creative projects using the "Free to Be Me" paper pack and "You've Got a Friend" stamp set at my National Scrapbooking Day All Day Crop, being held on Saturday 24th May, 2014 from 10am -10pm.  You can find more details and register to attend this event HERE!

Be sure to place your order prior to the NSD event, so you can participate in the creative fun!


1 May 2014

You've Got a Friend - May Stamp of the Month

You are going to love this versatile and fun set of 5 stamps available this month ONLY!

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for the current month only.  When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for a special Stamp of the Month pricing of just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail.   Otherwise you can pay full price - $24....but only for the current month.  Once it's gone, IT'S GONE!

Check out page 14 of the Idea book for some of the fun cards created with May Stamp of the Month! All instructions are available on-line for these projects.

Here's a cute idea made by one of my team members, using one of the stamps from the May set!  Wouldn't this make a fun teacher gift.....you could even use a cinnamon stick for the stem to make it smell nice all year round!

Apple created with Ruby Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duos for the leaves and
 May Stamp of the Month - You've Got a Friend

If you would like to get your hands on the "You've got a friend" stamp set for only $5....


26 April 2014

Don't let Balloon Talk Slip Away!

Balloon Talk - April Stamp of the Month has only a few days left before it's gone for good.... grab this fabulous & fun stamp set before it's too late!

This set is really versatile and can be used for scrapbook layouts or fun little notecards.

Place your $75 order before the end of April and you'll get this stamp set for only $5.00....or just purchase the stamps outright for $24.00.


24 April 2014

Scrapbook your Photos in a Flash!

You will love the simplicity and versatility of our Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs! With just one program, you can create countless unique scrapbook pages, mixing and matching your photos with colourful, artistic cards. It’s the perfect fit if you have lots of photos or little time!

Watch the informative short YouTube video below with all the details about this fantastic program!


23 April 2014

Crazy for Base and Bling!

I have to admit that I am absolutely CRAZY about our new Base & Bling pendant pieces.  I am having so much fun making these and teaching others, I could seriously sit around and make these necklaces ALL DAY LONG!

So, here's how it works:  you choose your chain (Antique Gold or Antique Silver) and your matching pendant (square or round); you pick out an image to put in your pendant (we've got over 120 to pick from--the "storyteller" images are shown below); you stick your image in the pendant (you may have to trim if you're using a circle pendant), add a blob of Liquid Glass, then add a glass cover (use a damp rag to immediately wipe off any Liquid Glass that squirts out); wait 90 seconds and wipe off the excess liquid glass with a baby wipe; let it dry and add the charms of your choice.  THAT'S IT.  It is a beautiful gift idea that you can make for under $14!

Of course the fun does not stop there – see the beautiful card you can make to present this necklace as a gift!  

So, you can buy the components for these necklaces at VERY affordable prices through my website:  http://susanwilmot.ctmh.com.au, if you're local, you can attend one of my "jewellery bar" events and make your necklace for only $14!  What a great gift idea! And  a fun mother/daughter activity!

Email me on wilmot@cia.com.au to book into a Jewellery Bar Event or to book a custom class at your place.