Monday, May 26, 2014

What Can You Emboss?

I've been having some fun today with Close to My Heart's new Embossing Folders! We are spending this holiday at home, not forgetting those who fought for our freedom to enjoy at day at home. Because there's no school at our house today, I've had some time to craft in between baking (home made hamburger rolls) and cooking (deviled eggs) and cleaning up after myself. I've been using up the remainder of the papers in the Free To Be Me paper pack, available for $5.00 with a qualifying purchase through May 31. While I was at it, I decided to use our Chevron Embossing Folder on a few of the cards I was making.

This Free To Be Me paper pack is awesome! First of all, I made a 5-page set of layouts, featured here, and had so much left over that I decided to make some cards. I made a dozen in the time I had, and I still have paper left! How great is that?


I used the Chevron Embossing Folder......


In my Cuttlebug......


And got this great result.....


I went on to make a dozen cards, a couple of them embossed (can you pick out the embossed cards?), with the leftover paper I had from the 


This great paper pack is only $5.00 with any $50.00 purchase through the month of May! 
Only a few more days left! Get it while you can!

Happy crafting!
~Tricia


Friday, May 16, 2014

Go Away...

Today, I shared a tip on another one of my blogs and I thought it would apply here, too. I gave advice to go away.....find out more on my Writing Blog, The Total Writer!

This concept can apply to your projects if you're stumped or if you just need a break.

Happy Crafting!
~Tricia

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Product Collections Make Crafting Easy!

Always innovative and always thinking of you, Close To My Heart now has new Product Collections to help you get started or add to your crafting toolkit easily! And, you can save $$$ because these Product Collections are discounted!


First up is this Cardmaker's Quick Start Collection! Perfect for the cardmaker, this kit is packed with all the essentials you'll need to get off to a great start!

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)



The Memory Keeper's Fundamentals Collection is packed with everything you need to start keeping your memories in beautiful style! Its contents are:

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)

Don't miss out on the Essentials Toolkit! All the tools you need to get started! No fishing for the right tool with this kit!

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 Stamping Scrapbooker's Delight Collection is my personal favorite. Look at all that card stock! I get as excited about that as I do chocolate!! 

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)






Last but not least is this great Stamping Basics Collection! Order this and I'll send you a free 3" x 3" acrylic block to get you started right away! This kit includes: 


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)





As you can see, the new Product Collections are a fabulous way to get started and stay organized! Happy paper crafting!
~Tricia