December Special

So I mentioned earlier that the November Stamp of the Month will be used for the Through The Year Calendar Kit available as the December Monthly Special. In order for you to see what this special is and help you make an informed decision about whether or not you want to get the November Stamp of the Month at the reduced price – here are some pictures of the completed calendar –

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With the calendar kit, you get the calendar base, a package of complements, all the papers and a printed guide to create this fun calendar. It even includes perforated gold glitter paper pieces like these stars.

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Using the November SOTM, you can stamp the Month plus symbols to represent each month –

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You can also use the images such as the birthday cake, Christmas tree, and heart to stamp on special dates (I haven’t done that yet on my pictures).

The calendar kit will not be available for you (as a customer) to order until 1 December. However, if you would like to attend my 9 December Class and work on this project, I can order your kit for you and have it ready (I’ll even pre-cut all the papers if you’d like)! Please RSVP by 27 November so I can have it in time for the 9 December class.

The calendar kit without the stamp is only $38.95. If you would like to get the November SOTM for just $5 – just place an order for $50.  If you RSVP for the December class by November 27th, the price of the kit counts towards the $50 – you can add the Jennifer’s Hand stamp set ($9.95), adhesive, 3D Thin Foam Tape, or a Heather stamp pad to get you to that magic number – these are all things you’ll use in making this calendar.

Don’t worry – if you don’t get the November Stamp of the Month this month -you can still order the kit in December with the stamp set included – you will just pay the full retail for the stamp set. The kit with the stamp set will be $56.90.

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I wasn’t able to participate in the Featured Paper Blog Hop this month – but be sure to check out all the fun my extremely talented fellow consultants are showing off this month. Start off at Crafting with Carol and enjoy! I can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the Silver & Gold creative collection!

Enjoy!

~Gerri

 

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Just for FUN(damentals)

Have you been over to my CTMH site lately? There’s a fantastic sale on all of our Fundamentals pieces. CTMH creative collections are broken into 2 primary groups – the seasonal papers that are usually featured monthly, are available for 4 months at a time,  and are featured in the Holiday or Seasonal Expressions idea books.

The Fundamental creative collections, on the other hand, are available for a full year, appear in the Annual Inspirations idea book and are based on the CTMH color families (Adventure, Basics, Enchantment, and Whimsy).

So – for the month of November, you can take advantage of 30% or 40% off these FUndamental products! Here’s how –

Purchase one of the Fundamentals Bundles for a 40% discount. Each bundle includes the Paper Pack, Complements and Ribbon Pack – Enchantment & Basic bundles are shown below:

If you don’t want a full bundle – you’ll still get a 30% savings on individual items!

Would you like to get these items for free?! Be a November hostess with a gathering that reaches the third level and receive a Fundamental Bundle of your choice (in addition to all the other rewards for hosting!). Want even more free stuff and savings!? Join my team in November, and for just $75, you get over $200 in supplies and tools, PLUS $50 in credit to choose your own crafting items, PLUS – a Fundamental Bundle of your choice – that’s close to $300 in product, tools, and business supplies!!

Remember – these savings are for this month only! Also – although these are available through July 2018, and we don’t expect to run out – if the current inventory does run out, there that item will no longer be available until stock is replenished which may not be until after the sale. Now is a great time to stock up on these FUNdamental papers and creative products!

Enjoy!

~Gerri

 

From the Heart Card Kit

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Have you seen the beautiful card kit CTMH created for National Stamping Month?! It is absolutely beautiful!!

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This fabulous From the Heart Cut Above card kit comes with all the pieces you need to make 12 interactive cards with a foil frame and hidden sentiments! All you need to add is ink pads and your personal touch.

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This is the first card I made – I love how these colors come together. Just to clarify – I did not just break out the stamp sets and start creating – I started off by practicing with different color combinations –  Blossom, Pixie & Pomegranate, Thistle and Pansy for the flowers. Fern and New England Ivy for the leaves. I tried Flaxen for the leaves, but it didn’t work with the other colors.

The From the Heart kit comes with this beautiful E-sized stamp set which lets you layer different pieces and colors to create these beautiful flower bouquets. It includes frequently used sentiments – Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You & Congrats.

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The larger stamps are a great addition to the smaller sentiments or some can even stand on their own (You’re in my heart, I’m so happy for you, sending special thoughts & wishes)..

Not so stampy – you say??  No worries – this stamp set is still a gem!

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This is just a simple 3×3 card I made with a single flower. This stamp set is so versatile! Still too much? Keep looking…

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This one uses the larger sentiment stamped in black. I then colored in just the flower with water color pencils. You could use regular colored pencils or just leave the black and white image. For the inside – I stamped the Happy Birthday, two parts of the stem in New England Ivy, the leaves in Fern, then the triple flower and the single flower each with Thistle. Much more simple – but still just as beautiful.

And here’s one more…

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For this one I stamped the flowers on the upper piece, then water colored the flower on the inside. I copied one of the cards on the packaging for the kit (see, you don’t even have to come up with your own ideas!)

In case you’re worried about mistakes – here are a few tips – I’m going to try to do a Facebook video to show some ideas, also.

  1. Practice stamping before making your cards.
  2. Create a ‘cheat sheet’ that shows different color combinations so you don’t have to guess.
  3. When you separate the card pieces from the background paper, there is enough paper left over to create another top piece or use this paper for practice stamping.
  4. There are step by step instructions on the Close To My Heart Blog
  5. Make a mistake? No problem – that’s what embellishments are for!
    1. See the Pixie cardstock on the first card I made? Yep – that’s covering up a water spot where I sat the card on a baby wipe.
    2. The twine & bow as well as the Bitty Sparkles on the last picture – – ink spots!

This set is available only during September to celebrate National Stamping Month (or while supplies last). You can purchase the card bases and envelopes for $13.95 or the E-sized stamp set for $29.95 (these are full retail prices). OR You can get the whole kit for just $34.95 (that’s like buying the stamp set & getting the card pieces for just $5!).

You might want to pick up some extra card bases – I’ve seen these cards used with so many more options than just this stamp set – Halloween – Family Christmas picture – so many options.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these fun cards. Watch my Facebook page for info about a workshop (I’m still ironing out the schedule) probably in October.

Enjoy!

~Gerri