New Cricut Cartridge & New August Promotion

Make BEAUTIFUL CARDS with the new CTMH Artistry Cartridge. This amazing cartridge has over 700 images that you can use in your card making. This cartridge is EXCLUSIVE to CTMH and will not be part of the subscription, so make sure to get it today. You will get all of this! You can either get a digital or physical version of this cartridge!!  
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

During the month of August, get your hands on the latest and greatest in organization products from Close To My Heart—with a few perks thrown in! Simply place an order for the new marker roll-up at full retail price and receive the new D-size stamp set My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes FREE! Or place an order for the new accessory roll-up at full retail price and receive two new Base & Bling style sheets, Affirmations and Lovely Blooms, FREE! All of the items offered as part of this campaign are featured in the Annual Inspirations 2015–2016 idea book, but are available for early purchase during August only as part of this campaign. The marker roll-up will be your new best friend, providing storage space for up to 25 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. The My Acrylix® Balloon Wishes stamp set is perfect for coloring, making them a practical pairing. The accessory roll-up is ideal for sorting and storing accessories, Base & Bling items, and embellishments, while the new Base & Bling style sheets are full of gorgeous floral designs and hip icons and sentiments perfectly suited for creating stunning jewelry pieces. Place your order for one—or both—deals and get an exciting sneak peek at just a few of the many new products found within Annual Inspirations’ page

CTMH July 2015 Stamp of the Month: Life Is Wonderful

The Close To My Heart July 2015 Stamp of the Month is Life Is Wonderful

Life Is Wonderful (S1507) is an exclusive D-size stamp set of 8 stamps that you can only purchase during the month of July 2015. The stamp set can be yours for FREE when you place an order of $25 or more in current, retail priced stamps. Alternatively you are able to purchase it for $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks are: 2" x 2" (Y1003), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 2" x 6½" (Y1010) and 4" x 5" (Y1012).

Items created with the stamp set by CTMH Corporate artists are this layout and card:

If you would like a list of the products used to create the above items, you will find the information in the Recipes (clicking the link will open a PDF in a new tab), a booklet that works hand-in-hand with the Idea Book to provide details to re-create any projects at home.

July 2015 also brings us Jump On It July

During the month of July when you purchase $25 or more in current, retail priced stamps you can choose to receive the Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, for free or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5.

The Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 are shown on pages 5 through 10. The Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Seasonal Expressions 2 are on pages 4 to 5. If you do not have a paper copy, you will find the Idea Books here. The qualifying Hostess Rewards stamp sets are:
  • C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love - Seasonal Expressions 2 page 4
  • C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird - Seasonal Expressions 2 page 5
  • B1477 My Acrylix® Exotic Flower - Seasonal Expressions 2 page 5
  • D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 5
  • B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 6
  • C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 6
  • C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 7
  • B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 7
  • C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 8
  • A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 8
  • D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 9
  • B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 10
  • A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 page 10
You may qualify for one free SOTM and a second SOTM for $5 when you spend $50 at least $25 in current, retail priced stamps. Also, each customer may qualify for a free July Stamp of the Month or a single $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set for every $25 they spend on current, retail priced stamps.

Operation Smile Happy Everything

Also during July I will be participating in the Happy Everything Blog Hop. It is based on the My Acrylix® Happy Everything stamp set (D1653). When the Happy Everything stamp set is purchased at full retail price, $17.95, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile. If you are unfamiliar with Operation Smile, it is an organization of volunteers that repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families.

Retiring Products

The list of retiring products has been released. You will find all retiring products in the special Retiring Items section on my OBA. Items on the retiring list are now available while supplies last. Once CTMH runs out of inventory of the retiring products, they will no longer be available to order. My OBA runs on "real time" inventory so if you see an item there it is available to order.

While Supplies Last

Finally, additional items have been added to the While Supplies Last section of my OBA. In addition to being available while CTMH has stock in the warehouse, most of the items are at a reduced price.

If you are ready to place an order or would like to research any product, the Shop Now button will take you there.

If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Paper Crafter Anonymous.

National Scrapbooking Month Promo

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, Close to My Heart has released a special edition paper pack - Taste of Summer!!  This paper pack can be yours for only $8.95!!  Yup - no minimum order or anything!!  

As a bonus, CTMH created a special coordinating stamp set - "Taste of Summer" to match!!  You can purchase it for $17.95.

Order the paper pack and I will send you two workshop files {for F*R*E*E*} created by the corporate team; one for layouts and one for cards.

Taste of Summer is only available from May 1-31, 2015 while supplies last.
With the start of a new month, means new promotions from Close to My Heart!!


Get the limited edition Stamp of the Month for $5* with a $50 order. 
 This stamp set is full of happiness and works perfect for cards or layouts!  Don't miss out on Just Sayin' - available only May 1-31, 2015.

Cricut Explore & Grad Announcements

Hello Crafters!

I shared some quick pics of my semi-completed project of using
my Cricut Explore to address my Daughter's Graduation Announcements.

I have had ALOT of questions regarding Font and how it was done.

Steps I took to create the addressed Envelopes:
  • Created an A2 sized square for a template
  • Chose a Font, changed it to Handwriting Style
  • Typed the Address- placed in appropriate location once the Addressee and Addresser were on the square 
  • I chose the option to remove the square or clicked the eye to make it invisible
  • Select All and Attach

**NOTE** Make sure you have the same color selected for all addresses unless you will be changing pens or you will have to go back to the machine and keep hitting go (continue) - ask me how I know.. LOL

Repeat for Envelope 2 

(if you are using A2 envelopes you can fit 4 on a Mat)

Click the Go Button
Since you attached the envelopes separately you can now place them on the mat to where you need them to be. For me the easiest was to place the 2nd envelope at the 6 inch line and the first envelope at the top.

Then watch as your Cricut writes beautifully for you and saves you from the hand cramps!

Here are some pictures that may help you understand as well.


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 I hope this helps you address your own envelopes!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Crafty Day!