April 2014 Stamp of the Month – Balloon Talk

The Close to My Heart April Stamp of the Month is Balloon Talk.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!  Shop now.

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These projects were all created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.  Tips for these projects will be available on my CTMH website for one year from the date the stamp set is available.

Supply list:

12″ x 12″ Crazy Silly Fun Page
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 17
S1404 My Acrylix™ Balloon Talk
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5761 Sky Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2194 Sky Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1931 Honey Triangles Washi Tape
Z1958 Base & Bling Craft Queen Charms
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
1″ <font> “Crazy Silly Fun”
10 1/2″ Card <c> (p. 63)
1 1/2″ Accent 2 <b> (p. 65)

4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Hello Card
S1404 My Acrylix™ Balloon Talk
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X5668 Honey Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1958 Base & Bling Craft Queen Charms
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
1 1/2″ Accent 2 <b> (p. 65)

4 1/2″ Hey There Tag
S1404 My Acrylix™ Balloon Talk
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X5668 Honey Cardstock
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1958 Base & Bling Craft Queen Charms
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch

4 1/2″ Thanks Tag
S1404 My Acrylix™ Balloon Talk
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X5761 Sky Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1931 Honey Triangles Washi Tape
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
1 1/2″ Accent 2 <b> (p. 65)

4 1/2″ Welcome Tag
S1404 My Acrylix™ Balloon Talk
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
1 1/2″ Shift+Accent 2 <B> (p. 65)

Balloon Ride Tag

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Supplies needed for this card:
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
Sorbet Cardstock
Z1928 Antiqued Gold Triangle Studs
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
B1442 My Acrylix Belated Birthday Stamp Set
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad
Z697 Sponge

Cut papers:

  • ½” × 2¾” Sorbet Cardstock
  • 1″× 2¾ Balloon Ride B&T Duos™ Paper
  • ½” × 1″ Balloon Ride B&T Duos™ Paper (cut 2)
  • Cut cardstock tag using the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge:
    • Cardstock tag: 3½” (p. 40)

Directions:

  • Sponge edges of all papers with Chocolate ink
  • Stamp “Happy Birthday” in Chocolate ink on top half of tag
  • Stamp border in Chocolate ink onto ½” x 2 ¾” Sorbet cardstock
  • Dovetail one end of each ½” x 1″ Balloon Ride B&T paper
  • Assemble tag as shown; add two triangle studs to Sorbet cardstock

Preserving Your Legacy Video

Close To My Heart recently released four new scrapbook albums to cater to your individual memory keeping preferences. Also check out the changes to our already ultra-durable Memory Protectors™ page protectors, like the new side-load pages, new designs to coordinate with our new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs, and a limited time strap-hinge Memory Protector.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1942-Z1949 Picture My Life Scrapbooking Programs
Z1980-Z1983 My Legacy D-Ring and Post-Bound Albums (new ones available soon, Faux Leather available while supplies last)
Z1950-1952 Memory Protectors Designs 3-5

Balloon Ride Decor Frame

14-ss-balloonride-level-3Supplies needed for this project:

D1581 My Creations™ Give a Lift
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7180C Balloon Ride Complements
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5751 Sorbet Cardstock
Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2194 Sky Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z1865 Designed Décor Colonial White Frame
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z1959 Base & Bling Storyteller Charms
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1933 Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut Craft Room®
Cricut® Shapes:
Artbooking
1 1/2″ RDS Icon <f> (p. 61)
4 12″ RDS Photo Mat 1 <Snow> (p. 76)
1 3/4″ <font> “Claire”
4″ RDS Shift+Border <A> (p. 58)
1 1/4″ RDS Shift+Border <D> (p. 60)
Cricut Craft Room® H-3.833″ RDS
Shift+Overlay <$> (weld 2 together, p. 41)
Cricut Craft Room® H-.75″ RDS Shift+Photo
Mat 2 <Chillin> (use Hide Contour button to hide the inside of the frames, p. 76)
Art Philosophy
2 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ <Banner2> (cut 6 each, p. 29)
Artiste
2 1/4″ Accent 2 <g> (cut 2, p. 55)
1 1/4″ Accent 1 <p> (cut 5, p. 50)
1 1/4″ Shift+Accent 1 <P> (cut 5, p. 50)

Artbooking Made Easy: Trailblazing Travel Albums

Document that unforgettable vacation, getaway, or outing with the travel keys on Close To My Heart’s Artbooking cartridge. From artsy airplanes to ticket-like tabs, there are cutouts to accompany any of your travel-themed crafts.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z1929 Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
Z1958 Base & Bling Craft Queen Charms
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles