Tag Archives: National Stamping Month

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.

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.

Happy National Stamping Day!


Create Kindness Friend Cards

Did you celebrate National Stamping Day by stamping up some beautiful creations?  Perhaps you used Close To My Heart’s adorable Create Kindness Kit they are offering this month only.

Green Create Kindness Friend Card

These are the latest cards I created with the kit.  I added in Shimmer Trim–the perfect complement for sure!  Don’t forget–you can create any color Shimmer Trim by taking your Shin Han Alcohol Marker and coloring in our White Shimmer Trim.  Such a versatile trick!

Plus, I also used our *NEW* Cricut Flower Market Collection to cut out the scalloped flower images.  It pairs so nicely with the flowers in the stamped image!

Purple Create Kindness Friend Card

And don’t forget to add a special touch to your envelopes, too!  I used the same stamp image but only inked and stamped the flowers to decorate the corners of the envelopes.  Cute, right?

If you weren’t able to stamp today in celebration of National Stamping Day–no worries!  National Stamping Month has 30 days; so you have 13 more days to celebrate.  That also means you only have 13 more days to grab your very own Create Kindness Kit before it’s gone!  Get your Create Kindness Kit by visiting MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Celebrate National Stamping Month

CTMH's September Special

Did you know that September is National Stamping Month?  All month long you can celebrate by stamping beautiful creations.  And if you really want to get into the spirit, you can celebrate on Saturday, September 17th–that’s National Stamping Day!

CTMH's Create Kindness Card Kit

You know what would be a great way to celebrate?  You could snag one of the exclusive *NEW* kits CTMH designed specifically for this month!

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This Happy Life Card

CTMH Hello, Life Card

Can you believe there are only a few more days of National Stamping Month?  October will be here next week!  I can’t believe it.  If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on one (or all 3!) of CTMH’s exclusive National Stamping Month Stamp Sets–Hello, Life, don’t delay much longer.

These stamps sets pair together so well.  Even though they each were designed with a specific type of crafting in mind (cardmaking, scrapbooking and pocket scrapbooking) the images contained in each set are perfect complements to each other.

For this particular card, I used both the Pocket Scrapbooking and the Scrapbooking Hello, Life Stamp Sets. Continue reading

An Online Card Swap

National Swap Ideas Day - September 10

Tomorrow is National Swap Ideas Day!  It’s a day that encourages people to share creative or helpful ideas–perfect for us crafters, right?!?  So I thought it’d be fun to do an online card swap. We can virtually swap card projects with each other.  Sounds fun, right?  Here is my ‘swap’ for you: Continue reading

National Stamping Month–Hello, Life!

CTMH's National Stamping Month Special

Happy National Stamping Month!  In celebration of this special month, Close To My Heart is offering 3 exclusive, limited-edition stamp sets called Hello, Life!

Each of these sets is designed with a specific crafter in mind.  However, they all pair beautifully together.  Plus, they also coordinate with our *NEW* Cricut Artistry Collection.

There’s the Hello, Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set:

Hello, Life Scrapbooking Stamp Set

There’s the Hello, Life Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set:

Hello Life Pocket Scrapbooking Stamp Set

And finally, the Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set:

Hello, Life Cardmaking Stamp Set


During the month of September, you can purchase any one of these exclusive stamp sets for $13.95 OR you can choose to get all 3 for only $34.95 (a savings of $6.90!)

Here’s a short video telling you about the details of this special promotion as well as how to share any artwork you create using these Hello, Life! Stamp Sets.  Enjoy!

#30yearsofhappy Yum Tag

#30yearsofhappy Yum Tag

A fun little tag perfect for adding to a yummy treat.  Yesterday, my kids had their birthday celebration at school.  To stay in theme (we’re taking them to Disneyland for their birthday) I baked up some Mickey Mouse Sugar Cookies.  We then decorated the ears with some candy melts to finish off the theme.

Mickey Mouse Sugar Cookies

Both have larger class sizes this year (full classes, actually!) so we had to make 50 cookies to have enough for all the kids and the teachers.  Talk about a labor of love 🙂

Mickey Cookie Yum Tag

For the tag, I flipped the “Yum” image over and stamped with what should be the back side of the stamp to create the polka dots.  I cleaned the image, flipped it over and then stamped the “Yum” sentiment.  Finally, to color in the center of the image, I inked up a Sponge Dauber with Honey ink and simply pressed it in the center of the stamped yum image.