October Specials with Close to My Heart

Welcome to October…can you believe we’ve already made it to the 10th month of the year?

October is a busy month for me…most of the activity centers around our annual Pumpkin Carving Party.  We enjoy hosting parties here at our house so adding one more in the fall seemed like just the thing to do.  I’ve also added a new class to my lineup – Monday Mayhem – I’ll describe it more later.

Let’s visit the Close to My Heart Specials:

  • September Stamp of the Month – Christmas Tunes
  • October Special – Share a Smile
  • Round Up Matching for Operation Smile
  • Classes

Christmas Tunes – This set of 7 stamps will have you humming along while creating your Christmas cards this month.  The exclusive “D” sized stamp set is yours for just $5 with a qualifying purchase during the month of October.

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Share A Smile –  With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive
card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

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Round Up Matching – With every order you have the opportunity to “round up” and donate to Operation Smile, but the month of October is Special because Close to My Heart will match those Round Up Donations up to 10,000.  I am really hoping that ALL of my customers will choose to participate in the Round Up and help me increase my Operation Smile Donation thermometer.  If you have any questions on how you can help feel free to leave a comment on my blog or e-mail me.  I am around 1/4 of the way to my annual goal of funding at least one smile.

Classes: 

Just the Basics:  Thursday, October 5th 10am or 6pm  – This class is designed for the new to seasoned stamper.  We’ll touch on some techniques and fancy folds.  Cards will include birthday, thank you, thinking of you themes.  Papers will focus on using the fundamental line.  RSVP today!  $15

Falling for You:  Thursday, October 19th at 10am.  You’ll be thankful you signed up for this class as you create with the Falling for You papers this month.    Must RSVP by October 5th!  $15

Sign up and prepay for both Just the Basics and Falling for You card classes for just $25, that’s a $5 savings.  If you’re schedule changes last minute your card kit will be available for pick up at your convenience.

Monday Morning Mayhem:  Grab your Workshop Your Way Kits or other Close to My Heart products and join me for some crafting mayhem.  Space is limited to 6 and you MUST RSVP.  This is a FREE non-instructional craft time.  Donation to Operation Smile would be appreciated.  Please only Close to My Heart Products.  Although this is a non-instructional time I will be available to answer questions and some limited product will be available for purchase.

 

 

 

Kind Thoughts

Have you ever avoided purchasing a paper pack because it was theme specific?  Today I’m going to try and convince you to take another look at the papers in the Close to My Heart paper packets.

This card is from the Workshop Your Way Kind Thoughts Card Making Kit.  I love the Gold Rush paired with the Bashful, Black and White.  Such a classy card and that new Rose Embossing Folder – yes please!

Would you believe that this paper is straight from the Cats & Bats paper packet?

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Although one of the papers is very themed oriented – the other papers in this pack are stand alone papers with trendy designs that can be used for so many other projects.  You’ll find a list of the featured colors on the back of the Zip Strip of the paper packet or listed in the catalog.   Cats & Bats contains: Black, Charcoal, Emerald, Gold Rush, Pebble, Pewter, White Daisy & Willow.

I hope I’ve convinced you to take another look at the Paper Packets that are now available in the recently released Holiday Expressions and realize that they have lots of uses and are not just holiday specific.

 

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Workshop Guides

One of the fabulous things about our Workshops Your Way are the fabulous instructions that come with our kits.

You can find the instructions which you can download and print by visiting my webpage http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com and then clicking on Shop and then Kits.  All of the Workshop Your Way kits are listed and you just click on the picture of the one you want.  You will notice the words “Download Guide” under the purchase price where you can add the workshop to your shopping cart if you choose to shop online.

I have attached the Kind Thoughts Card Kit workshop below, you can click the link to open in a new page.

Kind Thoughts Card Kit – Bats and Cats

You’ll notice that the first page of the Guide includes finished photos of the project, an image of the stamp set included with the kit and a list of supplies that you will need to complete the kit.  The next pages include a cutting guide – including placement of thin cuts as needed.  The final pages give step by step directions on how to assemble the project.

I love our workshop guides – they provide fabulous base instructions that are interchangeable with other papers.  I’ll be posting some examples this week, make sure you check back for a fun little contest.

If you’ve purchased a Workshop Your Way Kit, make sure you get the guide downloaded so that you can complete your projects.  If you have any questions – please feel free to give me a call and I will walk you through the process.

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Cats and Bats

Looking for a fun way to spook up a good time? Join me for the Cats and Bats Card Workshop on September 21.  This new Halloween card workshop will sweeten anyone’s day.

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Adhesive
  • 3D Foam Tape – think or thick
  • Shin Han Markers in Marigold and Vivid Green

I think you’ll find this workshop lots of fun.  Please RSVP no later than September 5th.

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Thin Cuts – Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop – we will be featuring the fantastic Thin Cut Die Cuts from Close to My Heart this month.  There are 18 consultants sharing amazing work using the thin cuts if you have came here from Alyson’s blog you are on the right path, if you’re starting here that’s ok the blog hop is a great big circle and if you click the links at the end of each post you will make your way around and end up back where you started.  If you get lost along the way – you can find the entire list of hoppers at Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

Thin cuts are a thin metal die that gives you a fast and easy way to cut all types of shapes for your crafting!  This month they are available for 25% off.

I decided to share a fun project using the Dreamin’ Big Scrapbook Workshop Your Way – the cutting instructions include  a set of 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs.  I packaged them all up in a magazine file that I cut using the Cricut.  If you join my Workshop Your Way class this month – you’ll receive the paper to put this box together as well.

 

The Dreamin’ Big Bundle consists of a stamp set with variety of bugs and some adorable sentiments (love that script) and the matching thin cuts.  Remember all the thin cuts are on sale for 25% off during the month of March only.

Now “Hop” on over to Brenda’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

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Dreamin’ with Heart to Heart

I think this week I’ve made up for lost time in the Craft Coop.  I’ve managed to make cards and scrapbook memories.  Over at the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog the challenge is to Dream Big – although it’s left to interpretation I chose to use the Dreamin’ Big Scrapbook Workshop on the Go.

The fun thing about these scrapbook pages for me is that this trip is scrapbooked less than two weeks after it happened!  Now I will admit there was a little last minute push last night to get the photos on the pages before my class today because I wanted to show how fun the papers and layouts are.

The Dreamin’ Big Workshop had the perfect theme for our vacation “Adventure”.  I’ve been to a lot of places, but Arizona is one state that had escaped my radar.  We had a short 5 day trip that was jam-packed with activity including a Mariner’s Spring Training Game.

I know you’re going to say Baseball and Flowers and I’m going to say why not?  What I really hopes catch your attention is that zip strip with the words, explore, dream, discover, play, laugh.  We did all those things when we were in Arizona.

Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back tonight with more artwork for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you don’t want to miss any of my posts, why not click the follow button on the sidebar and you’ll get a notification each time I post something new.

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Coloring Crazed Class

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This card class will expand your love of coloring!

Learn about two techniques using your Shin Han Markers – Watercolor Scribble and Pointillism.  Class fee includes your choice of 4 Shin Han Alcohol Markers to use for coloring your cards.

  • Workshop Date:  Tuesday, June 28th
  • Times:  10 am or 6:30pm
  • Place:  Tracey’s Craft Coop
  • Cost:  $35
  • RSVP & Pay by June 5th