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Punny Pals Halloween Boxes

Punny Pals Operation Smile Stamp Set

This month Close To My Heart is trying to give more to Operation Smile–the organization they’ve supported for nearly a decade.  In fact, just this weekend while I was at a scrapbooking retreat hosted by Close To My Heart, we raised nearly $10,000 through an auction.  It was enough to save a mission to Mexico to perform surgeries that was in jeopardy of being cancelled due to lack of funds.  It’s an amazing thing to know that so many children and their parents lives will be improved because of these small actions that together make a big impact.

Punny Pals Die Set

I was super excited when CTMH announced they were going to be offering a limited-edition die set to coordinate with their Operation Smile Punny Pals Stamp Set.  No more fussy cutting–yay!  But–it’s only available during the month of October AND it’s only available while supplies last!

Punny Pals Halloween Boxes

I decided to use the Punny Pals Stamp Set along with the coordinating dies to create a couple of Halloween-“ish” boxes.

Cats and Bats Paper Pack

I used a fun and simple technique of creating my own patterned paper simply by using some Alcohol Markers to color in the lines in between the black stripes.  For one, I did traditional colors (Marigold and Lavender Shin Han Markers) and for the other, I went for the trendy whimsical colors this season (Marigold, Lavender, Turquoise Blue and Tender Pink.)

Share a Smile Card Kit

This is a great month to support Operation Smile through purchasing some great CTMH products.  You could get the Punny Pals Stamp Set, the coordinating Punny Pals Thin Cuts dies, the Share a Smile Card Kit, a t-shirt or even do a direct donation to Operation Smile.

Giving someone the ability to live their lives like so many of us do–without any of the difficulties that having a cleft lip or cleft palate can bring–is a very powerful gift to give.  Help us change someone’s life this month!

Share a Smile Card Kit

Operation Smile

This month Close To My Heart is doing some AMAZING things to support Operation Smile.

Punny Pals Operation Smile Stamp Set

The last few years  (actually nearly a decade!) Close To My Heart has offered an exclusive stamp set to support this wonderful organization.  With the purchase of each of these stamp sets, $7 is given to help fund surgeries to correct cleft palate and cleft lip.  This year’s set is called Punny Pals.  Isn’t it super adorable?!?

During the month of October, Close To My Heart is offering the following:

  1. Punny Pals Thin Cuts diesonly for this month!  These coordinate beautifully with the Punny Pals Stamp Set.  Say good-bye to fussy cutting for this darling set!
  2. CTMH will match all rounding up on orders up to $10,000.  It’s such a simple thing.  Say your total comes to $36.55, round up to the next dollar amount and donate that $0.45 to Operation Smile.  This is something you can do anytime you place a Close To My Heart order.  Easy and a little really does help a lot!
  3. A special card kit just for this month called Share a Smile Card Kit. Be able to create 32 incredibly cute 3″ x 3″ cards with this fun card kit.  You receive the Punny Pals Thin Cuts, 32 card bases and envelopes along with 10 sheets of cardstock (including beautiful gold glitter paper!)  The Punny Pals Stamp Set is sold separately.

Share a Smile Card Kit Operation Smile Share a Smile Cards

In addition to these wonderful special offers just for October, Close To My Heart also introduced *NEW* Operation Smile T-shirts.

Grey Operation Smile T-shirt

Pink Operation Smile T-shirt

These t-shirts are available all year long.  Plus, $10 is donated to Operation Smile with the purchase of each of these t-shirts.

To support Operation Smile through some amazing CTMH items, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Christmas Tunes Stamp of the Month

Christmas Tunes Projects

Halloween isn’t here yet, but you’re sure to find Christmas decorations and crafting supplies already in the stores.  So how would you feel about some Christmas Tunes?  Maybe a Christmas Tunes Stamp Set from Close To My Heart?

Christmas Tunes Stamp Set

You guessed it!  This month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month is called Christmas Tunes.

The only thing you’ll love more than these stylized sentiments is getting this stamp set for only $5!  That’s right, $5.  That’s a savings of $12.95.

To get your $5 Christmas Tunes Stamp Set, simply place an order of $50 or more on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Stronger Together Slider Card

Stronger Together Slider Card

Since it is the final few days to order Close To My Heart’s From the Heart Slider Card Kit, I thought I’d share another sample card I created with this kit.

Stronger Together Disaster Relief Stamp Set

This time I used the newly released Stronger Together Stamp Set that helps support disaster relief; all proceeds from this stamp set go directly to the Red Cross.

Open Stronger Together Slider Card

To tie the sentiments into the beautiful gold foil slider card bases, I decided to wet emboss both the outside sentiment and inside sentiment in gold, too.

I added in a splash of our Color of the Year–Bashful–but otherwise kept it all to the gold foil and white color palette.

Stronger Together Slider Card Close-up

I even used our Gold Shimmer Brush to add sparkle to the White Daisy Pennant Banner behind the heart.  So super quick and easy!

Here is a listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Stronger Together Stamp Set (C1716)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
  • From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1227)
  • Gold Foil Paper (Z3365)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Bashful Cardstock (X5941)
  • Silver & Gold Paper Pack (X7226)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
  • White & Gold Ribbon (Z3189)
  • Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit (Z2046)
  • Glue Dots (1772)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Dots (Z3341)
  • 3-D Foam Dots (Z3342)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066)
  • Craft Heater (Z555)

To purchase these and other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Feel So Blessed Card

Grateful Feel So Blessed Card

September’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart–Feel So Blessed— is the perfect set for creating thank you cards or even special Thanksgiving projects.

CTMH Stamp of the Month Feel So Blessed

As is the case each month, this set is only available during the month of September.

Grateful Card Closeup

Plus, if you spend $50 or more, you can get this special stamp set for only $5.  That’s a savings of $12.95!

Closeup Feel So Blessed Grateful Card

The supplies I used to create this card are:

  • Feel So Blessed Stamp Set (S1709)
  • Falling for You Paper Packet (X7223B)
  • Almond Cardstock (X5949)
  • Goldrush Cardstock (X5962)
  • Gold Foil Paper (Z3365)
  • White Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066)
  • Craft Heater (Z555)
  • Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • Leaves Embossing Folder (Z4031)
  • White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
  • Gold Pearls (Z3371)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)

To purchase any of these CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

From the Heart Christmas Card

 

Santa From the Heart Slider Card

Today on Close To My Heart’s blog, they talked about how the National Stamping Month Special–From the Heart–is designed to be versatile and let you be the artist.  While the From the Heart Stamp Set is definitely a beautiful set–and one which you would use over and over again–these cards can make some pretty amazing holiday cards, too!

Open Santa Slider Card

Here is my spin on these beautiful From the Heart Slider Cards using the *NEW* Little Saint Nick Stamp Set along with the *NEW* Ho, Ho, Ho Stamp.  I absolutely love the Little Saint Nick image.  You may recall I used him in a Circle Accordion Card I shared a few weeks ago.  He’s so cute and easy to and color.  I used our ShinHan Markers in Barely Beige, Tender Pink and Carmine.

Closeup Santa Slider Card

And of course, I couldn’t resist using our Clear Shimmer Brush on his hat trim for a little shine and sparkle!

To purchase your own From the Heart Card Kit or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Stronger Together

Stronger Together Disaster Relief

Just a few hours ago Close To My Heart released a disaster relief stamp set called Stronger Together.  This set, perfect for comfort, encouragement and more, will benefit those who’ve recently been touched by the disasters in our nation.  All proceeds from sales of this stamp set will go directly to the Red Cross.

To purchase and support this effort, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE and purchase your very own Stronger Together Stamp Set.

National Stamping Month Celebration

From the Heart Card Kit

September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating by offering a gorgeous Slider Card Kit.

CTMH From the Heart Card Kit

The From the Heart Card Kit includes the supplies to create 12 fabulous interactive cards.  Plus, when you purchase the kit, you save 20% off the retail price!

From the Heart Cards & Envelopes

Want more card bases? No problem, you can order separate card bases and envelopes to make even more beautiful cards!

From the Heart Stamp Set

Or maybe you just want the amazing stamp set perfect for beautiful layered looks?  You can purchase the From the Heart Stamp Set separately as well.

You’ll be amazed at the detail you can achieve with the layering process of this stamp set.  It is quite striking and professional looking when you finish!

From the Heart Card Samples

For more details on the From the Heart National Stamping Month promotion or to purchase them before they’re gone, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.