September Specials

This month is full of sales, specials, and exclusive kits and giveaways. All of these specials have an expiration date, so I wanted to make sure that I shared each of them with you before you missed out.


Get Some Free Stamp Sets

This month, you have two opportunities to get free stamps with your order. If you enjoy getting kits in the mail, you will enjoy our updated Craft with Heart kits and the gift of these free stamp sets.

When you subscribe or renew your annual subscription, you will receive one of these stamp sets with your first order. The stamps are so versatile and can be used on any project.

Annual subscribers also save 20% on their subscription and get free shipping! As an added perk, VIPs get 15% back in product credit with their subscription.

These Craft with Heart kits are beautifully designed and easy to assemble. Everything comes to your doorstep pre-cut, and no additional supplies are needed (except for adhesive). These kits also make great Christmas gifts.

If you are a VIP, you will get this charming Grateful for this Life stamp free with your $50 order.

VIPs also get 15% back in rewards when they shop and subscribe to Craft with Heart and have access to exclusive kits.


Get an Exclusive Card Kit Box

Being a VIP has marvelous perks! You get 15% back in rewards to use on future purchases, you get a free stamp of the month, and you have access to exclusive VIP-only kits like this Flower Shop Card Box.

The VIP Flower Shop Card Box pre-printed card bases, envelopes, an exclusive stamp set, stamping block, and mini ink pad to create fifteen beautiful cards! With interchangeable stamp sentiments, this kit makes it simple to create the perfect card for any occasion. Once you finish, store your completed cards in the floral box, where they’ll be ready for you when you need them.


Create More Cards with Slimline Celebration

Save 20% when you purchase the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop kit!

This Slimline Celebration special is perfect for those who are enjoying the Slimline card-craze or for those who just love these new thin cut dies and stamps. I plan on using the dies and sentiments on my scrapbook pages.


Make Boo-tiful Creations this Fall

You can also Save 20% when you purchase the Boo Crew Product Bundle or the Boo Crew Workshop Kit.

Download the Boo Crew Workshop Guide for instructions in using the materials in your workshop kit to create three 12″ × 12″ two-page layouts and a set of papercrafted treat holders.


WOW!! There are so many freebies and savings in September, and I would hate for you to miss out. If you have any questions about the specials or new items on my website, feel free to comment below.

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Create a Nativity Card with the Wander Dies

Many of you who follow me know that I like to find new ways to use the items in my craft room. My frugal brain likes to discover multiple uses for the supplies I have purchased, and I love showing you how to do the same. This past week, I created a Reason for the Season Nativity card using a cityscape silhouette thin cut die from the Wander Cardmaking kit.

The minute I saw this kit in the catalog, I saw the town of Bethlehem in the cityscape die, and I knew right away that I wanted to make a Christmas card. Doesn’t it make the perfect backdrop for the Nativity scene?

The Wander Cardmaking kit includes all the supplies you need to create sixteen cards. The cards in the kit use the bright summery papers from the Wander collection along with the dies and stamps that come in the kit to make the cards.

The only item I used in the Wander Kit to make my Reason for the Season card was the city scene thin cut die. All the remaining items will be used to make the cards at my retreat in September.

I used the metal die to form the town of Bethlehem on a piece of Kraft cardstock. Behind the city, I created a night scene with Distress Oxide inks and a heat embossed star.

The card is a smaller A2 size design, so I wanted to keep the images and sentiments simple in proportion to the town silhouette. The Reason for the Season stamp set was perfect for this card.

I paper-pieced the cloaks on Mary & Joseph using pattern paper from the White Pines collection then shaded the images using TriBlend Markers. In my video below, I walk you through the whole process.

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I hope that today’s project inspired you and showed you another way to use the thin cut from the Wander Cardmaking Kit. If you wish to make this card for Christmas, you will need to purchase this kit soon because it will be retiring at the end of August.

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Make a Slimline with a Standard Background Die

Slimline cards seem to have a new awakening in the crafting world, and companies are starting to make a few slimline dies that we can purchase. For those of us on a budget who might not have a slimline die yet, I wanted to share a way you could “stretch your supplies” and use a standard die instead.

I used those words deliberately. Today, I am showing you how to “stretch” a standard-size background die into a size that will allow you to create this Life is Beautiful Lemons card.

This card was originally created for the Craft Roulette challenge, but, unfortunately, I broke the rules again, so I was not able to submit it. After you watch the tutorial, you can read why I wasn’t able to participate in this week’s challenge.

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As you saw in the video, I was able to take the standard 4¼” x 5½” Stitched Lattice Background Die and use it to create a background for my slimline. This is easy to do when you know how to place your die onto the cutting plates.

When you create your first cut, make sure to stop before you get to the bottom of the die. In the first photo, you can see how the bottom portion of the die hasn’t gone through, yet. I simply moved my plates back towards me before it cut through and removed the die.

To create the bottom half of the slimline background, place the die so that the top portion is above the plates. This prevents any pressure on the die and prevents it from cutting through your paper. You can also use this process to create a border for a scrapbook page using a standard die as I did on my Parade Layout.

After I finished assembling the base of the card, I added a denim hexagon and some floral images that I shaded with SpectrumNoir Metallic markers. I wanted to create a metallic wash on the images, so I watered down the marker pigment on a paint palette and used a watercolor brush to shade the flowers with Silver Ingot and Red Garnet.

As I was shading the remaining portions of the images with watercolor paints, I realized that I had broken the rules. The parameters for this week’s challenge were: Slimline Card, Tasty Treat, Polka Dots, and Yellow+2. I had added a fourth color.

At this point, I decided to continue with the project because I wanted to make sure I finished this tutorial. After all, my goal was to show you how to “stretch” those standard-size background dies and share how I shaded the images with watered down metallic markers.

I could have attempted to make another card to submit for the Craft Roulette challenge, but life took over, and it just didn’t happen. Oh, well. Maybe next time I will try to follow the rules.


I hope that this project inspired you to use your metallic markers in a new way and a “stretch” those background dies into a few slimline cards. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed below, feel free to leave a comment.

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)