18 November 2014

Bags, Tags and More

Getting Ready for the Gift Giving Season!

Week 2 of my Christmas Craft Classes saw us creating a gorgeous gift bag with a cute little matching gift tag.

These gift bags are very simple to put together using only two matching sheets of scrapbook paper.  I had two samples of gift bags on display made from different paper packs.  The one on the left is created using Snowhaven paper Pack (X7188B), and the bag on the right uses paper from the elegant Yuletide Paper Pack (X7187B).  Thank you to my team member Susan Crichton France for this idea.

Some of my happy croppers with their Snowhaven Gift Bags.
We also created some of these elegant 3D gift tags inspired by another one of my talented team members Jeanette Grevett.  The Bauble is created by joining circles cut on the Cricut or from a 1" circle punch and the Yuletide Paper Pack (X7187B).  Thery're so pretty and would add a bit of pizazz to any gift.


If you would like to join us this Thursday for our "Scrapping Fun" Christmas Workshop email me at wilmot@cia.com.au 

SHOP FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CRAFTING SUPPLIES HERE!

Don't forget our customer specials this month.....

STAMP OF THE MONTH  - It's the Little Things!

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. You won't want to miss out on November Stamp of the Month - It's the little Things, this is such a pretty set of stamps that you'll find yourself using on cards, scrapbook layouts and crafting projects.  

LUCKY 5 - STUDIO J OFFER

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!


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7 November 2014

Christmas Crafting has commenced!

During the month of November, I hold one workshop a week concentrating on Christmas Crafts for the impending festive season.

Yesterday was the first workshop where we started on our Christmas Card stash!  We created four gorgeous cards that could be easily replicated at home.

First up was this cute Door Wreath card.  Using the C1591 Merry, Merry Stamp Set it was fun to put this card together.  We added a few Bitty Sparkles coloured with Shin Han markers to add a bit of bling!

This card was inspired by one found on Pinterest and my talented downline Doreen Watkins.



Next up, this Classic Noel card features the Yuletide Carol paper pack, C1598 Noel Stamp Set and Shin Han markers to colour some of the image.

Front of the Noel Flip Card 

The Flip card opened up with plenty of space for writing your greeting.

Our third card is cute and quirky featuring the A1162 Bright Spirits stamp set, some Yuletide Carol paper and some bling in the form of Gold Shimmer Trim and Bitty Sparkles. Some texture was added by dry embossing the bottom layer with the Damask Embossing folder.


Last but not least was this elegant Hark the Herald Angels Sing card.  This card uses the exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp set - C1587 Sing Glory. You can buy this stamp set at a greatly discounted price if you host your own gathering.  The soft Glacier Cardstock and Exclusive Inks stamp pad give this card a soft and serene feel.


To add a bit of sparkle and shine to this card we added some Silver Shimmer Trim and some Sparkles Clear Assortment

If you would like to join me next week for my Christmas Craft workshop where we will be making Bags, Tags and cards....please email me at wilmot@cia.com.au to reserve your spot.

SHOP WITH ME HERE - to purchase your Christmas Craft making supplies.  And don't forget if you spend $75 or more you qualify for the November Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things for only $5.


6 November 2014

It's the Little Things!

While thinking about writing this blog post I was trying to think of ways to describe the November Stamp of the Month - It's the Little Things.   I was lost for words of what I should write about a stamp set that really didn't appeal to me to begin with, but after playing with these stamps and looking up the definition of "It's the Little Things" I feel this just about sums it up:-


"It's the little things in life that make us happy." Usually pointed out with irony, as in, "Isn't it funny how many things there are in life to be happy about, and yet it's the little things that bring us the most joy."



Can you imagine how much joy and how happy someone would be to receive a card that had been hand-stamped with these pretty flowery images.


Inspiration taken from Tina Lovell on Pinterest

Inspiration taken from Shay & J Crafts on Pinterest
Get your hands on this gorgeous stamp set while it's available - 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 price.  When you place an order of $75 or more in CTMH products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

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26 October 2014

Last Chance!

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - October Stamp of the Month!

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 price.  When you place an order of $75 or more in CTMH products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

You've got 5 days to get your hands on the October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays before it's GONE!

If you would like to add this stamp set to your collection place your order today..... Such cute and fun set ..... perfect to get a start on your Christmas cards and tags.  Most of the images have a co-ordinating Cricut cut to make gift tags a breeze to put together!

Here a few more cards that were created for my October workshops and training events using Snowhaven Paper and the October SOTM - Home for the Holidays!

This is a fun little 3 x 3 gift take which I use as a Make 'n' Take project.
The bow is cut on the Cricut.
 


I love the colours in the Snowhaven papers, bold and sassy and a nice twist on traditional Christmas colours. 


Don't forget the other offer from Close to My Heart this month....... with a $65 order a roll of ribbon or trim will be added to order for FREE!


This offer has been so popular that the Chevron ribbon is now sold out...but fear not, you will receive a different surprise ribbon roll or trim in it's place.

So don't delay.... place your qualifying order today to take advantage of these two fabulous offers in the last week of October!

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23 October 2014

Snowhaven & October SOTM

One week left to get Home for the Holidays!

Here's a few projects I've been teaching at my workshop and training events this month.

They feature the fantastic October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays which is compatible with compatible with Cricut cut shapes and some of the gorgeous Snowhaven Bulk paper.

The first project I'm sharing with you is a simple S-Fold card.  The double sided Snowhaven paper with the bold pattern on one side and subtle black pattern on the other side is a fabulous contrast.

The "dreaming, believing, wishing" bauble is stamped with the October Stamp of the Month onto a Cruicut cut shape.....too easy!



The next project is a simple layout that my workshop ladies loved as it allows you to add 3 standard size photos (with a little cropping).  It is perfect for Christmas photos of loved ones that my have come "home for the Holidays" to celebrate the season with family.



This layout has also used a stamped image from the October Stamp of the month - Home for the Holidays.

Most of the images from the October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays has a Cricut compatible shape, they are perfect for Christmas tags, cards or layouts.


If you would like to add this stamp set to your collection there's still time..... 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 price.  When you place an order of $75 or more in CTMH products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

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8 October 2014

Ribbon Revelry

Don't forget this fantastic offer during the month of October....



During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $65 you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE!

Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $9.50. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! 

Quantities are limited, so place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

PLACE YOUR ORDER WITH ME HERE!


Also, the October Stamp of the Month is one you won't want to miss....ideal for Christmas cards, layouts and gift tags as it co-ordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Just spend that little bit more to bring your order up to $75 and it's yours for only $5. (retail value $27)


Remember these offers are only available for the month of October - so don't miss out!

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1 October 2014

October Offers!

The start of the month brings new specials and offers, and this month you are going to love what's in store for you!

October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays is a delightful stamp set that will have you creating Christmas Cards, cute gift tags (co-ordinates with Cricut cuts), and charming layouts ready for this years Christmas photos.




BEAUTIFUL STAMPS, AMAZING DISCOUNTS
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 price.  When you place an order of $75 or more in CTMH products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

SHOP WITH ME - HERE!


CRAFTING ON A ROLL - A SURPRISE JUST FOR YOU!
During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $65, you are eligible to receive as a special bonus - one of two Chevron ribbon rolls for FREE!  Each Chevron ribbon - Ruby or Outdoor Denim has an original retail value of $9.50.  So which ribbon will you get? It's a surprise!  Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible.

28 September 2014

September is slipping away!

LAST CHANCE TO GET SEPTEMBER STAMP OF THE MONTH!


Don't miss out on this gorgeous stamp set - Family is Forever!



With any qualifying order of $75 or more)you can purchase this stamp set for ONLY $5.00 (valued at $27).  This set is particularly good for scrapbooking layouts of siblings, parents, cousins and grandparents.

Scrapbook Page Layout
Pennant Frame Project 

 This is a simple layout I taught at my September workshops and events...
Products used:  Lagoon Exclusive Cardstock & Ink, Brushed B&T Duo's paper, White Daisy Cardstock,
Canary Exclusive Cardstock and Ink, Pixie Exclusive Ink, Flamingo Dots
and September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever

SHOP FOR PRODUCTS TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT HERE!

Don't forget as an added bonus this month to celebrate National Stamping Month - if your September order includes $30 worth of stamps you qualify to receive the adorable #30yearsofhappy stamp set for FREE!




26 September 2014

Card Crafting with September SOTM!



The September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever is only available for another few days....don't miss out on this set!

Here a few cards that I used to showcase this gorgeous set at my monthly workshop and events.

Products used: Canary Exclusive Cardstock, Pixie Exclusive Cardstock and Ink Pad, White Daisy Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Exclusive Cardstock and Ink Pad, Brushed B&T Duos Paper Pack, Flamingo Dots, Sponge Daubers, 3D Foam Tape and September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever

Products used:  White Daisy cardstock, Sky Blue Cardstock, Chalk It Up B&T Duo's Paper pack, Dots Embossing Folder, Flaxen Exclusive Ink Pad, Lagoon Exclusive Ink Pad, Black Exclusive Ink Pad, Chalk it Up Assortment, Silver Shimmer Trim, Silver Sequins and September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever.
Products Used:  Canary Exclusive Cardstock & Ink Pad, White Daisy Cardstock, Brushed B&T Duos paper pack, Pixie Exclusive Ink Pad and September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever.
This is the card with the 'belly band' removed and opened up to show inside.

You can order the September Stamp of the Month - Family is Forever (S1409) for $27.... or place an order for $75 to complete your crafting projects and get the set for only $5! (save $22)

SHOP FOR YOUR CRAFTING PROJECTS HERE!

Don't forget if your order has $30 in stamp sets included...you'll get this adorable #30yearsofhappy stamp set for FREE!

But HURRY.....Only a few days left to get your hands on these stamp sets before they're gone!


25 September 2014

30 Years of Happy!

ONE WEEK LEFT!

In celebration of National Stamping Month and CTMH founder, Jeanette Lyntton's 30th Anniversary in the stamping industry you can get this adorable stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE with your qualifying order!




Just spend $30 on any stamp sets in the month of September and the #30yearsofhappy set will be added to your order for FREE!


PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE before the end of SEPTEMBER to qualify for this offer!