It’s a Stamp-tacular Sale!

This year’s Stamptacular sale is here and you are going to relish the savings! During this month-long stamp extravaganza, you can save 35% on selected stamps and up to 50% on Thin Cuts bundles.


Stamping is a huge part of who we are here at Close To My Heart, and we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to share our wondrous selection of stamp sets a little more love. I have used quite a few stamps in my crafting career, and I am not being biased when I say that these stamps are the best quality sets of their kind on the market. They will last you for many crafting years to come.

Not only are the current stamps on sale, but you can also shop some of our most popular retired sets. We have brought back some of your favorites during the month of April. Here are just a few that you might have missed out on.

Throughout the month, you can enjoy incredible deals on stamp and thin cuts bundles during the Stamptacular sale. Many of our stamps include a set of matching dies. These are my favorite types of stamp sets! There is no need to fussy cut out the image – you just have to use the matching metal die with a die cutting machine to create the perfect die-cut.

All Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles are only available while supplies last and may run out before the Stamptacular special is over. Be sure to order early so that you can be sure to get all the stamps and Thin Cuts you have your eyes on before they disappear for good! Here are just a few of my favorites that are in the sale.

You can view all the Thin Cuts collections on my website OR download a flier HERE to view all the collections that we have available.

For those of you who are new to stamping OR want to learn a few new stamping techniques, you can view my recent Stamping 101 mini-class. In honor of Stamptacular, I went live for the first time on my facebook page. I wanted to share ways that you could use these amazing stamps. After all, if you’re going to stock up on stamps while they are on sale, you might as well learn how to use them.

I hope that my little video inspired you to try a few new things with your stamps and that you were able to learn something new. Don’t forget! All the Stamptacular deals are available from April 1 through April 30 while supplies last. Once a stamp set or stamp bundle sells out, it is gone for good. If you are a VIP, you get 15% back in rewards when you shop the sale – it’s a win! win!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Stamping Techniques on a Classic Smiles Card

Before August comes to an end, I decided to pull out the stamp of the month one more time to create something simple and classic.  I have seen these Floral Celebration images used in every bright colors possible, so I decided to go an alternate route and make my flower a muted shade of grey. 

I know that this may seem like an odd choice, but I like to go the opposite direction of the tide.  I wanted my sentiment to stand out in a classic red and decided that a grey was a fitting color choice to pair with the Candy Apple

The sentiment was stamped onto a grey splattered white tag that I cut using the Tags & Tabs thin cuts dies. After stamping the image, I added some baseball stitching to match the candy apple color of the sentiment. 

The tag was layered onto some embossed cardstock with a brick pattern using foam tape and a decorative knot of grey ribbon was adhered to the top.

To create the dual toned flower, I used the rock & roll stamping technique with Pewter and Charcoal inks.  I stamped the leaves in Charcoal then cut out all of the images to layer onto the tag atop some loops of Silver Embellishing Thread

After adhering the flower to the card with thin & thick foam tape, I added a small red accent in the center.  This helped to form the visual triangle of red I needed on this project. 

If you have never tried the rock & roll stamping technique, you can learn about it in my Stamping 101 video. In this video I show you six basic stamping techniques you can try on your next project. 

This video was originally created for my VIP Group in May for National Stamping Day, but I felt like it was time to make it public to share with those of you who are learning how to use acrylic stamps. 

I honestly love how this card turned out with its classic black and red tones and I can’t wait to send it out to one of my customers to thank them for placing an online order. 

This Floral Celebrations stamp set will be retiring on August 31st.  It is our current stamp of the month which means that it is only available during the month it is featured and can be purchased for $5.00 with any $50 purchase from my website. 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you plan on creating a few more of your own using the Floral Celebrations stamp set. 

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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our NEW March & April Catalog. 84488862_10157170400637686_4184018390844702720_nIf you have come here from Lauren Moore’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

One of my favorite products is our Card Front Spinner die, so you can image my excitement when I saw some NEW Stamps Sets in the catalog to match this fun interactive product.  One of my favorites is the Around the Clock set, and, today, I have created a delightful Mountain Cabin Spinner card for you to make using this collection. For those who love tutorials, you will find a process video at the very bottom of this post along with a supply list. 

Yes, you read correctly– I said “Around the Clock” stamp set.  This new Stamp & Thin cut bundle was designed to create a Cuckoo-Cukoo clock, but I knew the minute I saw it that I wanted to use the images to make a whimsical little cabin. 

I created a cloud background onto the Spinner Card Front, added some rolling hills cut from Green Apple cardstock, then began creating the cabin using some stamped images and TriBlend Markers.  Once the front of the card was complete, I used our Say It in Style stamp set to add some sentiments on the spinner. 

Isn’t this just adorable?!  I love all the layers of images surrounding the cabin. The trees, birds, and flowers are a perfect match to this design.  If you would like to create a Mountain Cabin Spinner card just like this, you are in luck, because I have created a simple tutorial for you.  You can watch the video right here on my blog, or head to my YouTube Channel and watch it there.   

Now ‘Hop” on over to Katy Taylor’s blog to see her work! I am sure she will have an amazing project for you!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. The items in our Catalog Idea Book will only be available while supplies last, through April 30th, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to grab a few of these fun products before they are gone. 

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