Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thin Cuts by CTMH - Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE THIN CUTS  from Close To My Heart!  

If you haven't yet experienced our FABULOUS metal dies, you'll definitely want to CHECK them out!  

During the month of March 2017 - all Thin Cuts & Thin Cut bundles are 25% off!!  Wahoo!!!

You can find all the Thin Cuts that are on sale, by clicking HERE OR checking in with your own CTMH consultant.    

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Kirsten's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

This month we have  18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!

I ADORE the Thin Cut Bundles & am SO EXCITED they are discounted this month at Close To My Heart!!

Did you know there are 4 stamp sets that are EXCLUSIVELY bundled for THIS month only???  

Check out the four EXCLUSIVE sets below....

So..what are Thin Cuts?  
Thin Cuts are metal dies that you use to cut shapes, images or words! 
You will need to use the metal dies in a Cuttlebug machine, or another similar cutting/embossing machine.  

Today I'll be showing you a sample of a THIN CUT BUNDLE...where you receive the Stamp set & the coordinating set of Thin Cuts to cut out most of your stamped images on the stamp set!

Please keep in mind, that you can purchase just a Thin Cut, with no included stamp set.  There are words - basic shapes, etc...and you'll want to check out ALL of the items included in the SALE by checking with your CTMH consultant OR by clicking HERE

My FAVORITE Thin Cut bundle - is this beautiful "Swirly Seashell" collection. 
Normally, the retail price of this double collection would be $31.95....however - THIS MONTH with the 25% discount - the cost is ONLY $23.96....WAHOOO!!!

I created this card using our Whimsy Fundamentals paper collection...let's check out the details for the card I created for today :)  

I chose to use TWO types of embossing on this piece....dry embossing - with the Chevron 5x7 embossing folder & Heat embossing - using the heat tool & gold embossing powder.  

By stamping my seashells with Versamark ink on the colored cardstock, sprinkling it with gold embossing powder & heat setting it....I created already "colored in" seashells! 
How BEAUTIFUL these seashells turned out!  If only you could see them in person. :) 

The sentiment, sending smiles,  comes from the stamp set that's included in the Flower Market Cricut bundle. 

The ribbon comes from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection, and is one of five designs you would receive in this ribbon pack.  

Here's a bit better of a photo, where you can see the light reflecting off of the gold embossed pretty!!  

I hope you enjoyed this card , and now it's time to "Hop" on over to Michele's  Blog to see her amazing work!


Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your Thin Cut OR Thin Cut bundles for the AMAZING 25% off price! :)  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Here For You cardmaking kit

Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!
We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS
from Close To My Heart!!

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Tracey's blog you are right on track.

Did you know that Close To My Heart, has brought back Cardmaking Kits?  

Yes - it's TRUE...and I love these kits and the included EXCLUSIVE stamp sets that creates a set of 12 cards!  The Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book, has FOUR new cardmaking kits ...that INCLUDE kit-only stamp sets!  

Take a look at the "Workshops Your Way Here For You" cardmaking kit, that uses paper from our "Some Kinda Wonderful" paper collection. 
Take a look at what is ALL included!! 
Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – sheets Some Kinda Wonderful B&T Duos™
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Blossom, 1 White Daisy)
1 – white shimmer trim (Z3024)
1 – black & white dots (Z3314)
12 – white card bases and envelopes
This Workshops Your Way® kit contains materials for creating 12 cards. Downloadable, easy-to-follow online instructions guide you in creating two different card designs. 
Additional supplies needed to create cards as shown below:
Blossom Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2810)
Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2896)
Willow Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad (Z2807)
2" × 2" My Acrylix® block (Y1003)

Here are the 2 card designs (4 cards, by using both sides of our double sided paper) that CTMH has created for this kit.  
They are such pretty cards....I ADORE the clusters of flowers & beautiful!! Take a look at some close ups....

Well, if you know me...LOL ;) know I will OFTEN change up some of the kit designs, according to what I know my customers will like. :)  

So...while I do like the wording of "I'm here for you" and "You're Not Alone" that are INCLUDED in this stamp set...I knew those sayings were a bit more personal, and more "generic" type sayings may be better when making a batch of 12 card designs.  

So I had an idea...I pulled out another stamp set - called "Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking" & the Thin Cuts to match.  

Take a look at this CUTE stamp set - and notice the font of the words, is very close (if not the SAME) as the font of the stamp set in this card kit!!!

This BUNDLE (stamp set & thin cut) are on SALE during March 2017!!!  
Get this bundle for a 25% discount -make sure to talk to your consultant about this AMAZING, March deal!!! let's take a look at the set of cards I created. :)  
I used the SAME paper pieces, but I added the butterflies & wording from the above stamp set (Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Bundle) ...

What do you think?  Do you see the changes? :) 

These cards still look VERY similar - but I think the "Just for You" and the "Thinking of You" wording will be able to used for many more occasions. 

Here's another CARD I created with some leftover scraps from this card kit...

I took the "upright" card design - and just turned it on it's side, and stamped my images accordingly.  Again - a SIMPLE change, but a FUN one! :) 

If you haven't seen the NEW goodies Close To My Heart released on January 1, 2017 in the Seasonal Expression 1 mini-book...make sure to touch base with your CTMH consultant, or feel free to CLICK HERE.  

This "mini-book" is ONLY current until April 30, 2017!! SO...if you have anything on your wish list from this book - you'll want to make sure to get those goodies before they are gone forever! :) 


That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to ready to go CREATE something on your own! 

Now it’s time to Hop on over to Donna's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!  

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March Specials at CTMH- Cut It Out! & Tea-rrific!

We have THREE fabulous specials happening at Close To My Heart in March 2017!!

Come on in and check them out!! :) Yay!!! 

Special #1
"Cut It Out!" special
Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off retail price

CLICK on the PHOTO above to see all the SALE ITEMS!!
Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of other metal dies to get precise shapes without any fussy cutting! 

What are Thin Cuts, you may be asking?
Thin Cuts are thin metal dies used to quickly and easily cut shapes and sentiments for embellishing your cards, scrapbook pages, and other crafting projects. Thin Cuts are packaged on their own magnetic sheet and work well with most die-cutting machines.

This sale also includes four Thin Cuts bundles not previously offered—the Swirly Seashells, Sweet Birthday, Wreath, and School Kids Thin Cuts are now available in bundles with their coordinating stamp sets! This special pricing is only available during the month of March while supplies last, so get your orders in early!!
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Special #2
How about a FREE "Sweet Birthday" thin cut bundle... can get the Sweet Birthday bundle for FREE as an additional item when you purchase the $75 Consultant kit this month!!  

To check out this AMAZING Opportunity, ...head on over to the link below to see the current enrollment kit Smile

When you purchase the $75 enrollment kit (that includes items worth over $200) you will  receive $50 SPC credit as part of YOUR kit!! can use this FREE $50 SPC credit to purchase core CTMH items (cardstock, paper, stamps, inks, and the list goes on)  that YOU decide one!! 

So, when you figure it out number wise... THIS kit comes down to a cost of ONLY $25. What an AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!! 

Would you like to learn more?  

Click on this link below...

OR - as always, feel free to CONTACT me with any questions. Smile 


Special #3
March Stamp of the Month (SOTM)...


EACH MONTH at Close To MY Heart, we have an EXCLUSIVE Stamp set!! 

This stamp set can be purchased at the full retail price of $17.95 OR when you place a $50 CTMH order (prior to shipping & tax) you are eligible to add this stamp set on for ONLY $5!!  What a DEAL! Smile 

I created a card this month, using this stamp can see that card & details about it  HERE....

Here are two beautiful pieces created by the CTMH art department.....lovely! 

The specials above are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until March 31, 2017.  

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.  
Happy March! Smile 

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Blessings to EACH of you!!
Krista Hershberger
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March SOTM Blog Hop - Tea-rrific!

Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

If you have come here from Kathy's Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE March SOTM stamp set called "Tea-rrific".

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can START HERE & work your way around to the many consultants on this “hop”! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have 30 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.
Mother's Day is approaching in just a few more months!  The "Tea-rrific" stamp set is the perfect stamp for that occasion, PLUS - you'll be able to create many other creations with the rest of these images too!

Here is this months, Stamp of the Month stamp set....

While Valentine's Day may be the first idea that pops into your mind...don't stop there! :)  Birthdays, Wedding, Anniversary, and Thank you occasions also come to mind. 

Here is the card I created using this month's stamp of the month....

I wanted to create a simple card, one that didn't need to be "colored in" per say...and I was happy with the result. It was my watercolor paints to the rescue! 

I first pulled out my Watercolor paper...this paper is so much easier to work with when using paints....and made the white paper wet.  Then I painted! :)

When I liked the color I had, I got out my heat tool to make the drying process go a bit quicker.  Once it was dry, I pulled out my Memento black ink, and stamped the words first....and that allowed me to see exactly how much room I had for my tea cups. 

I contemplated coloring in the teacups, but then decided to keep it nice and simple.  After using the black ink, I liked the sharp contrast and decided I needed a patterned black to complete the card.  
I pulled out my favorite paper pack, at the moment,  "Dreamin' Big" and adored this piece of paper!  I then used Canary CS to mount the tea cups. 

 Here's a look at the BEAUTIFUL papers that come in the "Dreamin' Big" collection. 

....AND the coordinating sequins that we added as a finishing touch...

I also used the AQUA shimmer trim - it matched beautifully....AND, if you look closely, you'll notice I also colored the heart with our CLEAR shimmer brush.  This new tool/embellishment seems to appear on ALL of my creations! :)  It's so fun to use!!


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Marie's blog to see what FABULOUS items she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

The March SOTM – ”Tea-rrific” – is ONLY available until March 31, 2017.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant ) to answer any questions you many have. 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!