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It’s confession time. When I first looked through the new Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog, the first item I was over-the-moon for was the *NEW* Gift Card Box Thin Cuts die. I love creating 3-D items and I am definitely developing an obsession for dies. Put the two together, like CTMH did, and it’s pure magic. Not only do you get the die for the box, but you get additional dies to create windows for the box or for tags or maybe you just use these for totally different projects all together. You definitely are getting more bang for your money!
I was super excited to create my first box using this die! I decided to pair it with the January Stamp of the Month–Bloom & Grow. The seed packet image in this set is simply gorgeous. I’ve yet to use it (I did think about using it as the cover to my box using it sideways; but it just didn’t work right so it’ll be for another project!)
I decided to use some of the smaller images to create my own patterned paper (I started with the Stripe Glacier Paper in the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection.) I used Sweet Leaf , Glacier and Juniper inks. I cut out the stamped Stripe Glacier Paper using the rectangle die (but you could definitely cut it out with your trimmer, too.) I then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the oval die.
I adhered the papers a little off center for a little more visual appeal. And then added a cute little bow using the *NEW* Light Grey Ribbon (I love ribbon. And this ribbon is pretty awesome. It’s a nice weight grosgrain.)
Perhaps the best detail (in my opinion) is the White Pearl. Even though this die has the perfect tab/slot closure, I instantly saw a little gem or something as a finishing detail to this box. I do really think it finishes it off nicely.
Last, but not least, you can’t forget the inside of the box, right? I cut out another one of the patterns from the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection and lined the inside of the box. It makes for a pretty impression when you open up the box!
While these boxes are perfectly sized to hold a gift card, there’s no reason you couldn’t add a small packet of seeds in this darling box. But a gift card to a nursery to pick out already established plants would be nice, too!
To shop for supplies to create your own box, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Have you seen Close To My Heart’s Stamp of the Month for December yet? It’s super fun with all the different puns and coordinating images.
I created this card using the set. It was quick and easy to create but super cute, I think.
You can’t initially tell from my photo but after coloring in the light bulb, I went over it with CTMH’s Clear Shimmer Brush to give it a little added sparkle.
To further enhance the feeling of light bursting from the bulb, I also traced the lines with the Clear Shimmer Brush. It helps draw your eye to the focal point a little more.
Finally, the last detail I did to really draw your eye to the cute light bulb was to add layers and a little bit of dimension with our Thin 3-D Foam Tape. If you don’t currently own any dimensional tape–you should! It’s truly a staple I use over and over. I especially love that Close To My Heart not only offers a traditional 3-D Foam Tape but also a Thin 3-D Foam Tape for just a little lift. And if that wasn’t awesome enough, there is also the option to get both in a “dot” form as well!
There’s still time to grab your own A Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set. It’s available through December 31st. Plus, it could be yours for only $5! Yep, it’s only $5 when you spend $50 or more on Close To My Heart products. You can check it all out on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
This month’s Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month–A Little Bit of Pun–is so super fun! It’s one people have had their eye on for months. And now you can get your very own set.
Plus, as always, you can get the set for only $5 when you spend $50 on Close To My Heart products (subtotal amount, pre-tax and shipping.)
This set is absolutely perfect for making darling little handmade Valentine’s cards. Now is a great time to get your own A Little Bit of Pun set and start making some adorable cards with these clever little puns.
To get your own set, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
It’s November! It seems like it was just Halloween but here we are already at November 6th. Time is really flying by! With a new month comes a *NEW* Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. This month’s Through the Year Stamp Set is so perfect for creating calendars for holiday gifts.
Put this stamp set together with one of our My Creations Calendars and you have a wonderful gift from the heart to give to someone special.
Remember, if you spend $50 you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5. That’s a savings of $12.95 (wow!)
Learn more about the Through the Year Stamp Set HERE.
It’s the final 2 days to take advantage of CTMH’s October Specials. First, there is the October Stamp of the Month: Christmas Tunes. You can get this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order. That’s a savings of $12.95!
Here’s a cute card created with this set. I received this card from Linda C. I like how she incorporated embossing–both wet and dry!
Second, we have the awesome card kit in support of Operation Smile. You can purchase the whole Share a Smile Card Kit or the items separately. I highly recommend the Punny Pals Thin Cuts! It’ll be sad to see them go in a few days. It’s super awesome to not have to fussy cut out the darling critters from the Punny Pals Stamp Set!
To grab these deals before they are gone, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
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?
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.
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.
As is the case each month, this set is only available during the month of September.
Plus, if you spend $50 or more, you can get this special stamp set for only $5. That’s a savings of $12.95!
The supplies I used to create this card are:
To purchase any of these CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.