Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale!!!

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut®Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your customers, friends, and family memebers, too!

You can see the Cricut Collections available here,


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bestill my heart with Base & Bling

Base & Bling Oval Additions
We’ve added more zing to the bling.
Base & Bling photo
You love your wearable crafts already, but did you know the beautiful Base & Bling line has expanded? We’ve added ovals and rectangles to the collection to really get your style in shape. For looks that speak to who you are, try gracing your creations with circle, square, oval, or rectangle pendants. Additionally, you might try your wrist with a brand new cuff available exclusively in the same attractive oval shape, in both faux antiqued silver and faux antiqued gold. The new style sheets and glass covers to fit the bases will top off all your projects with the perfect layer of protection and shimmer. Are you ready to supplement your sparkle? Do it today with the expanded Base & Bling collection.

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Have a girls birthday party coming up?  How about a jewelry making activity?  Even tweens and teens will love this keepsake.  Order the pendants, chains, stickers, and charms (all items but the chains come in multiples).  To adhere the glass covers, use the CTMH Liquid Glass adhesive.  Simply squeeze a small amount in the center of the flat side of the glass cover after you have adhered your sticker design.  The glue will spread automatically as you push the glass cover on and hold it for 10 - 30 seconds for it to fully adhere.  

Tip 1: have some baby wipes handy to wipe any excess glue off of the sides for anyone that may have used too much glue.  But don't worry!  It dries clear. 

Tip 2: use ribbon instead of the chains to save money and let the girls express their personal style even more.

Tip 3:  not just for girls, tweens, and teens!  This would make a lovely Mother's Day, birthday, cheer up, just because, or hello gift as well. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

November SUPER lucky deals and giveaways!

November Is Your Lucky Month With Lucky 5
November is your lucky month, thanks to the Lucky 5 campaign! This campaign celebrates the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, with $5 print layouts all month long. But that is just one of the ways that you can luck out this month—when you place Studio J® print orders during November, you have a chance to win freebies. It could be a free accessory added to every fifth print order or one of five golden tickets redeemable for one of our brand new My Legacy™ D-ring albums, loaded with 10 top-load Memory Protectors™! In fact, the first golden ticket is already on its way to the first lucky winner—who will get the next one?

You could also win a new album loaded with Memory Protectors by creating beautiful layouts in Studio J and sharing the JPEG image—which comes free with every print order, or is available for separate purchase—on the Close To My Heart Facebook page, or on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. At the end of the month, we’ll review all the entries and choose five winners based on artistry and creativity.

Selected My Legacy™ Albums Now Available
We have now made the first of our new My Legacy™ album offerings available to order! The new albums you can start ordering are the Lagoon Chevron D-ring album (Z2090), the Black D-ring album (Z3034), and the new Black post-bound album (Z2094). The price for these albums is $34.95 USD/$38.50 CAD. 

You will love the new and improved quality of these albums from the moment you get your hands on one. The posts in our post-bound offerings have been made easier to use, which will increase the convenience of your memory-keeping. On our D-ring albums, we have strengthened the rings to keep your memories secure for a long time. The covers are built using a sturdy rigid material, and the exteriors are covered with coated canvas. Because canvas is a natural fiber, you may occasionally get an album with small flecks of color in the design. Such flecks are not a defect, but just part of working with natural fibers.

As for the remaining styles of albums and our organizational totes, we still expect them to be available later this month. We are happy to be able to make some albums available and will continue to keep you updated on the progress of these other items.

New “While Supplies Last” on my CTMH Website
We’ve added new items to the “While Supplies Last” section on my CTMH website. If you are looking for a deal this time of year take a look at these items, which are now available at a discounted price on a while-supplies-last basis. To view the items, go to the shopping page of my website and click the “While Supplies Last” category on the left, or click here.

November 2014 Stamp of the Month
It's the Little Things 

With a minimum qualifying purchase ($50), get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price ($5 vs. $17.95)! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New CTMH Pigment Pad Options and White Daisy Cardstock UPDATE

There are two new products that are not in the annual idea book and some new advice on cutting the White Daisy cardstock using your Cricut machine.  Please continue reading for more information on these updates.

Close To My Heart has made two new options available to you who love the Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads: Z9998 Bulk Mini Pigment Black and Z9997 Bulk Mini Pigment Cocoa. These two new items provide 10 mini pigment pads in either black or Cocoa for $19.95 USD/$21.95 CAD—the same great price as the other sets of mini pigment pads. These new items are not pictured in the idea book, but can be viewed and purchased on my CTMH website here

The Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection is flying off the shelves! Some questions have arisen about the White Daisy cardstock that comes with the collection and what the best methods are for cutting it when using a Cricut® machine. In order to address those questions, we will begin including a printed message in every Cricut® Artfully Sent collection. Here is what the message will say:
      Thank you for purchasing the Cricut® Artfully Sent collection!
      The White Daisy cardstock included as part of this collection makes a great base for the beautiful cards you       will be creating using the Cricut® Artfully Sent cartridge from Close To My Heart. If you plan to cut one of our       designed card bases or other shapes from the White Daisy cardstock using your Cricut® machine, there are       a few things you should be aware of in order to get the best results.
      Our White Daisy cardstock is a bright white paper that has been milled, not dyed, which leaves the                     cardstock more fibrous than our other cardstocks. This can cause the paper to adhere more stubbornly to           the Cricut® cutting mats.
      When cutting the White Daisy cardstock, we encourage you to:

  • Use a less sticky mat, whether that is a mat that has seen a lot of use or the LightGrip mat available from Cricut®.
  • Change your blade pressure to medium.
  • Double-cut the image using the “repeat last” function.
      We know you are going to love using this unique and innovative collection to create and share heartfelt                 messages with the people who matter most in your life.

Please contact me if you have any further questions or want to order any of these products!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The NEW CTMH Cricut Collection is NOW AVAILABLE!
CTMH Artuflly Sent Cricut Collection

It's here!  It's here!  It's here!  I can not wait to get my hands on one.  And now you can too!  The CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection  is now available to order.  This CTMH Cricut Collection is a card makers dream (though all paper crafters can fall in love with this product).  Make amazing cards with dimension and ease.

CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Collection

Get your order in before stock runs out of this highly anticipated collection.  Want to get one at half price?  Host a party and earn this collection for only $50 with a qualifying party as well as earn free product.  We can even do a super fun, online, Facebook party!  Contact me today to learn more.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Introducing Cricut Artfully Sent Collection and October 2014 Specials

Celebrate Your Creativity
Danielle DeNise
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Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
The classiest way to create handmade cards.
Cricut Artfully Sent Collection
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Meet Artfully Sent, the newest Cricut® collection from Close To My Heart! The cartridge contains everything you need to make 250 cards and 150 other projects—that’s a total of 400 unique projects! With a font and 700 images to choose from, you’ve got a lot of creative possibilities at your fingertips. This collection comes with not only the Cricut® cartridge that cardmakers everywhere will love, but also three D-size stamp sets and a packet of 12" × 12" White Daisy cardstock to get your artistic cards up and running. This new artistic collection has a retail value of $120 USD / $130 CAD but is available now for only $99 USD / $109 CAD! Purchase your own and let the creative cardmaking commence!

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Ribbon Revelry
Have yards of fun with a FREE ribbon surprise.
Ribbon Revelry
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It’s time to get wound up over receiving your own free spool of ribbon! During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD you are eligible to receive one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each special bonus ribbon—either Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. That’s a heap of savings every time you place an order! So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders early in the month to ensure the surprise will make it to your doorstep.

*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD). 

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October Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays
Get an early start on your holiday to-do list.
October Stamp of the Month: Home for the Holidays
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There’s no place like home for the holidays, and there’s no time like the present to get started on holiday preparations! The Home for the Holidays stamp set is just what you’ve been wishing for: a set with tags, ornaments, and other festive sentiments to liven up your gifts and d├ęcor. Make the most of this adorable holiday-themed stamp set while it’s available—and for a jolly good deal: the set is yours for only $5 when you place a qualifying order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Available for only the month of October, this set will be gone before you know it. Order yours today!

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