There’s more ribbon!

The Ribbon Revelry campaign has been a smashing success and all the Outdoor Denim and Ruby chevron ribbon has completely sold out.  However, Close to My Heart is happy to announce that during the remainder of the month, you will receive a special surprise ribbon or trim with all qualifying orders ($50 or more).

Advance notice: November Constant Campaign: Lucky 5!

1411-cc-lucky5November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!  Here’s your chance to get a head start on this special, start creating now in Studio J so you will have your layouts ready to order in November!

(1) Throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5!  That is a savings of over 25% off of retail!

(2) Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

(3) If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box.  Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders!  This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.

(4) Simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

(5) And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5.  Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And to make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win, five may be your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today.

*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J®on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold 4 to 50 two-page layouts.

New Colors!


Close to My Heart has introduced 5 new colors to their palate.  Have you gotten yours yet?  The inks are a great add-on item when you need a little something to complete your order.  The colors are great for spring and you can get a sample of all the papers in the Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack.

Thistle Cardstock and Thistle Ink

Glacier Cardstock and Glacier Ink

Flaxen Cardstock and Flaxen Ink

Canary Cardstock and Canary Ink

Pixie Cardstock and Pixie Ink

These are all part of the Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack.

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Handmade Hues

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.  This month you will see us using the new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers!

Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Juniper Cardstock, Artbooking Cricut CartridgeSilver Shimmer Trim, ShinHan Markers (Light Orange, Barely Beige, Carmine), Marquee Enamel Shapes (retired), Sparkles Flourishes, and Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts (retired).

I used the ShinHan Markers in a number of different ways.  I used the to color accents.  This works great with a number of embellishments.  For my layout I colored the Silver Shimmer Trim and the Marquee Enamel Shapes.  I also used the ShinHan Markers to color and shade the Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts chipboard letters.  To do this, I first added “stripes” of each color onto the letters, then I colored and blended with the lighter color from it’s color into the darker color to blend them together.

Tip: The ShinHan Markers work well to color a number of things, including the White Enamel Stars, Silver Shimmer TrimSparkles, Dimensional Elements, and more!

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

  1. Sheila Bennett
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Melissa Robinson
  4. Michelle Loncar

October SOTM – Home for the Holidays

The Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month is Home for the Holidays.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!

These projects were created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.


Supply list for 4″ Do Not Open Until Treat Box:
S1410 My Acrylix® Home for the Holidays
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Packet
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
4″ 3D Object <r> (p. 44)
Art Philosophy
2″ <Tag2> (p. 40)


Supply list for Holiday Cupcake Box:
S1410 My Acrylix® Home for the Holidays
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3″ <Ornamnt2> (p. 47)