Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New month, new specials!

Hello, friends! 

It is now September, so there are new specials I would like to share with you!


September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! 

The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping!


Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2014–September 30, 2014.

national stamping month

Here are some projects made using this stamp set to get your creative juices flowing!

sweet tag

rock star bag

love fry box

butterfly card


 This month's stamp of the month is called Family is Forever (S1409). It is a seven piece set and is available until the end of September. This set coordinates with the Cricut Artiste cartridge! You can get this stamp set for only $5 with any purchase of $50 or more!

family is forever stamp set


 Here are a few projects made using this beautiful set!

family is forever scrapbook layout

family is forever home decor

Anna Griffin Lettering Soirees

To win:





Monday, September 1, 2014

Cricut Patriotic card

Hello, friends! 

Cricut Patriotic card

 Happy Labor Day! I hope you are all having a great day with your families! 

The Artfully Sent cartridge will be available any day now, so make sure you keep checking in. As soon as it is ready to be purchased, I will be making an announcement on this blog and sending out an email. I am getting so excited! It is a really good one and I am ready to play!

Today's project is made using the Art Philosophy cartridge and the Artbooking cartridge. I made it for the weekly Bitten By the Bug challenge which called for a Stars and Stripes theme for labor day. 

To make this card, I cut out the stripped overlay from the Artbooking cartridge with my Cricut Explore machine (only $250). Then, I put it on the card base slightly jaunty like I wanted it, marked it with a pencil and cut off the access. I added the Outdoor Denim cardstock by slipping it under the stripped bit. and then the stars.

The Colonial White cardstock piece is cut using a die, but I cannot remember where I bought it.

 Patriotic Card File

Cricut Patriotic card

Cricut Patriotic card closeup

Cricut Patriotic card sideview

Cricut Patriotic card sideview
close to my heart supplies used




Anna Griffin Lettering Soirees

To win:




september constant campaign

Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

and the winner of the Anna Griffin cartridge is.....

Sunshine HoneyBee said...
Cute creations w/ stamp of mth.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

August 29, 2014 at 4:33 AM


Congratulations, Sunshine HoneyBee! Please email me your address and I will mail this cartridge out to you. You have two weeks to claim your prize.



Anna Griffin Lettering Soirees

To win:





This is the last day to take advantage of the August specials!


August Stamp of the Month

Picture My Life Special



 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Recap

Hello, friends!

Saturday Recap collage

Cricut Wedding card


Cricut Anna Griffin Whimsical card



Cricut Artiste Owloween card



Friday, August 29, 2014

August stamp of the month

Hello, friends! 

You only have a couple more days to get your hands on this month's stamp of the month, What A Hoot

August stamp of the month

 Here are a few made using this stamp set if you need inspiration!
Crciut Artbooking Give A Hoot card

Cricut Artiste Owloween card
Cricut Artiste Owl bag

Give A Hoot Scrapbook layout

Remember this set is only $5 with any $50 purchase! Click here to shop ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart Shop



Cricut Anna Griffin Summer Soirees cartridge
To win:




August Stamp of the Month

Picture My Life Special


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Whimsical Anna Griffin card

Hello, friends!
Cricut Whimsical Anna Griffin card
Today, I have a fun card that I made using the Cricut Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments cartridge (that is a real mouthful). I love an elegant Anna Griffin project as much as the next lady. However, this time when I decided to use this new cartridge I thought it would be interesting to mix it up a little. Making this card more whimsical than the usual all done up Anna concoction would be a challenge, but was so much fun! 

To simplify, I used all solid color cardstock. I wanted to use several cuts, but didn't want to make this super fussy with lots of patterns. 

I used the Have a Happy Day stamp set (pictured below) for the sentiment. This set is one of my favorites from the new catalog! Isn't it adorable?

Have A Happy Day stamp set


Want to make this card? Click the link below for the file for this card.
Cricut  Whimsical Anna Griffin card

Cricut Whimsical Anna Griffin card closeup

Cricut Whimsical Anna Griffin card closeup
Cricut Whimsical Anna Griffin card closeup

Cricut Whimsical Anna Griffin card sideview

supplies I used



Cricut Anna Griffin Summer Soirees cartridge
To win:



August Stamp of the Month

Picture My Life Special