Paper and Fiber Arts

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Togetherness

Another set of beautiful projects from CTMH are on this video.  Also, there is a tutorial showing how to make the fun rolled flowers from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  This is the same technique that can be used with many different die cuts or punched strips using edge punches.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for visiting!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun In The Sun Video

This is the last video in the series that CTMH produced for the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Kristine shows a couple of layouts with some great techniques.  I especially like the use of reinkers for painting and the tiny hexagons to number the photographs.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion Ends Saturday

CTMH Free To Be Me Paper Collection
There are only a couple more days to receive this great paper collection! During National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

Here are some examples of artwork made with the May SOTM:
You've Got A Friend May 2014 CTMH Stamp of the Month
Here are the images of the You've Got A Friend set:

If you are not sure what to purchase to help you meet the $50 minimum, maybe consider one of the new product bundles. Close To My Heart selected some of the most popular products and bundled them together to help make shopping easier.  Here is the Stamping Basics Collection:

CTMH Stamping Basics Collection
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2140)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2135)
Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2170)
Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2162)
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2147)
My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Japanese Blossom (A1155)
My Acrylix™ Quick Cards—Island Greetings (A1157)
My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
My Acrylix™ Organizer (Z1038)

Or possibly getting a bunch of items to help you make gorgeous cards is on your wishlist!
Cardmaker's Quick Start Bundle


Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2193)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
My Acrylix™ Belated Birthday (B1442)
My Acrylix™ Big Hug (D1584)
2" x 2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1003)
2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1009)
White Card and Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Pink Glitter Paper (Z1922)
Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment (Z1702)

Maybe adding some cool new tools to your craftroom has been on your to-do list:
Essentials Toolkit

Medium Organizer (Z4139)
Craft Boxes (Z4137)
Dot Embossing Folder (Z1924)
Chevron Embossing Folder (Z1925)
Stitch Guide (Z1852)
Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114)
Sanding Kit (Z1294)
Bone Folder (Z1204)
Spray Pens (Z1380)
Create-a-Shade™ Pearl Paint (Z1039)

The last two kits are all about memory keeping:
CTMH's Stamping Scrapbooker's Delight Bundle


Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself (C1574)
My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet (E1028)
My Acrylix™ LOL (A1159)
3" x 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Liquid Glass (Z679)
VersaMat™ (Z1279)
Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack (Z1977)
Memory Protectors™ 4" x 6" Flip Flaps™ (Z4114)
Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment (Z1939)

Memory Keeping Fundamentals Bundle


Timberline Paper Packet (X7182B)
Timberline Complements (X7182C)
Timberline Assortment (Z3005)
Skylark Paper Packet (X7177B)
Skylark Complements (X7177C)
Skylark Assortment (Z3000)
Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
Memory Protectors™ Side Load Value Pack (Z1977)
Cherish™ Scrapbook Program (9038)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Scallop Border Punch (Z1851)
Corner Rounder (Z1912)
Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)
Metallics Markers (Z1768)
Sparkles Flourishes (Z1708)
Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918) Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape (Z1930)
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825)

These bundles range in price from $65.30 to $133.40.  To view them all, please visit here.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have had a fun and productive National Scrapbooking Month!