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Cardstock Carnival–25% off CTMH Cardstock

CTMH Cardstock Carnival

I love being able to share exceptional deals and today I have one I know you’ll love!  25% off all Close To My Heart cardstocks. That’s right, you can get 25% off and choose how you’d like to take advantage of the special.  There are 3 ways you can enjoy this deal:

 

CTMH Raspberry Cardstock

 

Single color packs of cardstock (24 sheets of one color of cardstock)

No Worries Coordinating Cardstock

Themed Paper Pack Coordinating Cardstock (12 sheets of 4 different colors that coordinate with the themed paper pack; 3 sheets of each color)

Whimsy Cardstock Combo

Palette Combo Packs (20 sheets of 10 different colors; 2 sheets of each color)

This “Cardstock Carnival” will be good through June 30th.  Be sure to grab your favorite CTMH cardstocks on MY ONLINE CTMH STORE before June is over!

Thinking of You Card

2017 CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1 Mini Catalog

There are only 2 more days to shop from Close To My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog. Come Monday, May 1st, items in this catalog will no longer be available (with the exception of a few select items.)

Thinking of You Card

Now is the time to look back through the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog and see if there are any items you can’t live without!  For example, this Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set is definitely a must-have, in my opinion.  Look at this amazing card I created with this set.

Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Stamp Set

Plus, just look at all the useful sentiments contained in this stamp set.  They are perfect for birthdays, thinking of you, a special thank you, or just because.

Open Thinking of You Card

For this card, I used the coordinating Thin Cuts (which are unfortunately already sold out) to create this fun edge to the card. Did you notice the light blue outlines around some of those stamp images?  Those indicate coordinating dies to cut out those images.  No fussy cutting!  Fun, right?

 

Angled Thinking of You Card

In addition to the fun edge of the card I made, I also did a nice soft, multi-color technique for the wings of the dragonfly.  I finished off the look using our Clear Shimmer Brush over the wings for a slight sparkle to them.  I love these new Shimmer Brushes (we have a Gold Shimmer Brush, too.)  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a photo that captured the subtle beauty, but it’s there!

Close-up of Thinking of You Card

To finish off the card, I embossed with CTMH’s Simple Chevron Embossing Folder and then sanded it.  I love the exposed white core to the cardstock.  It adds more dimension and more texture.

Here’s a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set (C1674)
  • Thistle Stamp Pad (Z2840)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Glacier Stamp Pad (Z2841)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
  • Thistle Cardstock (X5769)
  • Thistle Thick Twine (retired)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • Simple Chevron Embossing Folder (Z3247)
  • Sanding Kit (Z1294)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Micro Glue Dots (Z2089)

If you’d like to purchase any of these items or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

24-Hour Flash Sale

April CTMH Flash Sale

It’s that time again! There will be another One-Day Flash Sale on MY CTMH ONLINE STORE starting today–Friday, April 7th, at 2 pm (PDT) and ending at 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, April 8th.

This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from our Annual Inspirations and our Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalogs.

Be sure to visit MY CTMH ONLINE STORE during the Flash Sale to take advantage of these incredible savings.

CTMH 50% Off Sale? Yes, Please!

CTMH Boxing Week Special

Close To My Heart is celebrating Boxing Week with four days of different deals where you’ll save 50% on select items!  The fun starts at 2:00 pm (PST) Monday, December 26, with a selection of deals that will last until 1:59 pm (PST) on Tuesday.  Then a whole new set of deals will begin!

Check every day Monday through Thursday at 2:00 pm (PST) to get a jump start on each day’s sale.  These deals are only available online and are while supplies last!

Visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE and click “Promotions” to see that day’s deals. Happy saving!

12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #12

CTMH Daily Deal #12

It’s here–the final day of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals!

12 Days of CTMH Deals

Since a big part of what this season is all about is giving to others, I wanted today’s deal to fall in line with that.

True Love Operation Smile Stamp Set

As you may be aware, Close To My Heart is a big supporter of Operation Smile and always designs a special stamp set where a portion of the proceeds goes to this organization.

When you purchase this year’s Operation Smile Stamp Set, True Love, $7 of the proceeds goes to the organization to help provide surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children.  But today, when you EMAIL ME an order that includes this stamp set, I’ll pitch in another $3–making it a $10 donation to the organization!

True Love Operation Smile Card

This deal is only available today!  Be sure to email me before the day is over to let me know you want in on the deal.

 

12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #11

CTMH Daily Deal #11

It’s Day #11 of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals.  There’s only 2 deals left!!

CTMH Watercolor Paints

Today’s deal is one that will have you ready to create the best watercolor projects ever!

CTMH Watercolor Pencils

Today when you EMAIL ME with an order for our Watercolor Pencils + our *NEW* Watercolor Paints and Paint Brush Set, you’ll receive a FREE Pack of Watercolor Paper!

CTMH Paint Brush Set

There are many gorgeous effects you can achieve with our Watercolor Paints and the Watercolor Pencils are so versatile that you can use them dry as regular colored pencils or use them wet for a soft watercolor effect.  Plus, Close To My Heart’s Watercolor Paper is so nice. I love that it is smooth on both sides of the paper.  This deal is a “must-get” for sure!

12 Days of CTMH Deals

As a refresher, here is how the 12 Days of CTMH Deals will work:

Each day for 12 days straight, I will be offering an exclusive Close To My Heart deal that is only available that day and only available through me.

If you wish to take advantage of that deal, simply email me on the day the deal is active and let me know you want in on the deal.

I will be waiting until the final day to tally up everyone’s orders.  This will allow you to not only save on shipping, but also have the opportunity to take advantage of as many deals as you like.

Thoughtful Flowers CTMH Dec Stamp of the Month

Additionally, you could also qualify for the December Stamp of the Month for only $5 if your subtotal reaches $50!  That’s a pretty amazing holiday gift to yourself! =)

CTMH's Watercolor Paper

Don’t forget, today is the only day you can receive a FREE Pack of Watercolor Paper when you purchase CTMH’s Watercolor Pencils, Paints and Paint Brush Set from me during this special promotion.  Be sure to EMAIL ME before the day is over to get in on the deal.

12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #10

CTMH Daily Deal #10

Today is Day #10 of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals.  Are you ready for another great deal?

CTMH Pigment Pad Set

Today when you EMAIL ME with an order for any of our 4 color palettes of Pigment Pad Sets, you’ll receive a FREE Sea Glass Pigment Pad–it’s our gorgeous Color of the Year!

CTMH Sea Glass Pigment Pad

Pigment pads give you a nice rich color when you stamp and they are perfect for embossing, too!  Simply get some Clear Embossing Powder and then you’re all set to emboss in any of our 40 exclusive colors.

12 Days of CTMH Deals

As a refresher, here is how the 12 Days of CTMH Deals will work:

Each day for 12 days straight, I will be offering an exclusive Close To My Heart deal that is only available that day and only available through me.

If you wish to take advantage of that deal, simply email me on the day the deal is active and let me know you want in on the deal.

I will be waiting until the final day to tally up everyone’s orders.  This will allow you to not only save on shipping, but also have the opportunity to take advantage of as many deals as you like.

Thoughtful Flowers CTMH Dec Stamp of the Month

Additionally, you could also qualify for the December Stamp of the Month for only $5 if your subtotal reaches $50!  That’s a pretty amazing holiday gift to yourself! =)

Don’t forget, today is the only day you can receive a FREE Sea Glass Pigment Pad when you purchase any of our 4 Collections of Pigment Pad Sets from me during this special promotion.  Be sure to EMAIL ME before the day is over to get in on the deal.

12 Days of CTMH Deals Day #9

CTMH Daily Deal #9

Happy Friday!  It’s time for Deal #9 of my 12 Days of Close To My Heart Deals.

CTMH City Sidewalks Paper Pack

Today when you EMAIL ME with an order for any of our current 4 themed Paper Packs

CTMH City Sidewalks Coordinating Cardstock

PLUS the Coordinating Cardstock, you’ll receive a FREE coordinating accessory!

12 Days of CTMH Deals

As a refresher, here is how the 12 Days of CTMH Deals will work:

Each day for 12 days straight, I will be offering an exclusive Close To My Heart deal that is only available that day and only available through me.

If you wish to take advantage of that deal, simply email me on the day the deal is active and let me know you want in on the deal.

I will be waiting until the final day to tally up everyone’s orders.  This will allow you to not only save on shipping, but also have the opportunity to take advantage of as many deals as you like.

Thoughtful Flowers CTMH Dec Stamp of the Month

Additionally, you could also qualify for the December Stamp of the Month for only $5 if your subtotal reaches $50!  That’s a pretty amazing holiday gift to yourself! =)

Don’t forget, today is the only day you can receive a FREE Accessory when you purchase a Paper Pack along with it’s Coordinating Cardstock from me during this special promotion.  Be sure to EMAIL ME before the day is over to get in on the deal.