Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop


Thanks for visiting our new product blog hop!   If you haven't had a chance to view the new seasonal catalog, today you'll get a chance to see many of the new products for the November/December idea book in action.  Take a peek at it here.

If this is your first blog hop, know that it is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas for paper crafting as you visit each of the connected blogs.  If you are coming from Stefani's blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Melissa's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

Today I am sharing some Christmas/Winter cards that I've made featuring papers from the Serenity Paper pack, Blue Belle (color of the year) cardstock, Sapphire Glitter PaperElegant Snowflakes (stamp set and thin cuts) and the Yuletide Borders Thin Cut set. You can find all of them on my website by clicking the links with each featured item below.

The snowflakes and sentiment on this card were heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The snowflakes were stamped on vellum paper and then cut with the thin cuts from Elegant Snowflakes.  

What's a Christmas card without bling?  Even though the paper isn't a traditional Christmas pattern, the Sapphire glitter paper and colored mini sparkles on the flowers made it work.  The sparkles were colored with Tri-blend (dark shade) true blue marker.  They truly look like little sapphires (my favorite stone) even though it may not show up well here in the photo.  Merry Christmas and the top border are die cuts in Sapphire Glitter paper using the Yuletide Borders.

The letters on this card are from the Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts.  The Sapphire glitter paper adds a lot to this card.  Of all the glitter papers, this has to be my favorite color; it is such a rich color.

This gate fold card was created using the two different shades of the Blue Belle cardstock and the matching ink.  The darker shades of blue were colored in using the True Blue Shade Tri-blend marker.

The background on this card was stamped with Sapphire ink - first and second generation stamping.  Colored sparkles added just a little extra bling.

Here's a closer look at one of the sparkles I colored with the True Blue Shades alcohol maker.   It is such an easy way to create embellishments to match any project you are working on.  The Tri-blend alcohol markers will work on any of the sparkles or white or other light colored enamel embellishments.

All of the products I've shared today are available through your Close To My Heart  Maker/Consultant, or you can visit my website.  The products featured today are available (while supplies last) through December 31st.  If there's something you like, be sure to get it soon because a lot of these seasonal items sell out quickly.

After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to visit the new idea book here.   

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
products from this idea book on Melissa's blog

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in this blog hop for lots of new product inspiration.  If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What's new at Close To My Heart in November?


Get Festive with a Delightful DIY Mini Album!

Create a unique 6" x 6" album for this year's holiday memories using the exclusive Jingle All the Way workshop kit! This kit features the Jingle Joy collection and can be yours at a 20% discounted price! 
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See Our Newest Products!

We've just released our November–December catalog, which is absolutely bursting with wonderful new products and beautiful artwork!
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November Stamp of the Month

Celebrate warm memories with loved ones using the November Stamp of the Month, You Warm My Heart. Available this month only, this set can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more!
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VIP Customers get the Stamp of the Month set FREE with their qualifying order!
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Sunday, November 1, 2020

November SOTM Blog Hop - You Warm My Heart


Glad you could join us today!  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using this new Close To My Heart stamp of the month.  If you are coming here from Stefani's Blog you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Wendy's blog for you to continue following the hop.  

The stamp of the month, You Warm My Heartis a set of 20 stamps that will be especially great for both making cards and creating scrapbook pages.   As always, I'm sure as you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  

For my project this month, I used this stamp set to prepare a December page for my granddaughter's annual scrapbook -- since cocoa with marshmallows or whipped cream is a favorite, it seemed like a natural for her.

Note the  wood grain paper on the sides of this layout from the Wood Grain paper pack (one of my favorites) found in the annual catalog.  Other papers used were French Vanilla cardstock for the bases, Evergreen cardstock, and the Scarlet paper from the Comfort and Joy paper pack.  Inks used were Intense Black, Scarlet, and Evergreen.

Let's take a closer look at the whipped cream and marshmallows.  With a little help from the Tri-blend Spectrum Noir markers, they look pretty fluffy.  We can also see the spatter I put in the corners using a clear Shimmer Brush and Evergreen ink.

On this close-up, we can see the design I created on a zip strip using a stamp from this set. On Evergreen cardstock, we can see the tone on tone pattern I created using two other small detail stamps from this set.

You Warm My Heart is available only through the month of October.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  Remember, those of you who sign up as one of my VIP customers and purchase $50 or more, get this stamp set FREE in addition to many other perks of being a VIP customer.

Otherwise you can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50(US) through your Close To My Heart  Maker (consultant) or find it here.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on

Be sure to visit the other  makers (consultants) who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration. If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating makers on Melinda's blog to get back on track.