Sunday, August 5, 2018

For the Love of Crafting

Hey Everyone!

I've been playing with the August stamp of the month set from Close To My Heart the past few days and thought I'd share a couple cards I created with it. If you'd like to see where else I used this stamp set, please follow me on Instagram @clabuski. I participated in the index-card-a-day challenge at and posted my daily creations on Instagram. It was so much fun but a bit challenging trying to post every single day for 61 days! Whoa! I did it, though, and am quite proud of myself for doing so!

Anyway, back to my cards.....

For this card, I printed out an art journal page I'd created some time ago onto a 90lb sheet of cardstock to use as the card base. Love doing that! It's a great way to use and share my artwork. I cut the card base out of an image from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which, unfortunately is no longer available. I also cut it out of black cardstock as well so I could use the cut out butterflies from both cards to use on opposite cards. Make sense?
Here's where you can see that the butterflies had been cut out. I then glued them to the inside of the card so that they'd show through on the outside of the card when completely folded. So cool!
And here's the black card created with the butterflies cut from the first card. LOVE it! I hate to waste any little pieces so any time I can use them on something else, I'm happy!
And once again, you can see through the butterfly cut outs when it's standing up. I also used a piece of my printed art journal page to back the phrase on this card which helped to make it stand out more. I filled in the "CRAFTINESS" letters using the Bashful Shimmer Brush. It added just the right touch to make them pop out.

Here's the stamp set used on both cards. If you're a crafter, you'll love this set!

Other supplies used from Close To My Heart:
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (no longer available)
Magical Sequins (no longer available)
Black Shimmer Trim
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim $4.95
Black & Gold Ribbon
 Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon $6.95
Gold Glitter Gems
 Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems $4.95
Bashful Shimmer Brush
 Z3400 Bashful Shimmer Brush $4.95

To get the For the Love of Crafting stamp set for just $5.00, place an order of at least $50.00.
FYI - The prices for these and many Close To My Heart products will be going up in the next catalog beginning September 1 so if there's anything you really want, get them now on my website.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely day!

Happy scramping!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Close To My Heart Specials

Wow! Three, count them, THREE awesome specials this month. One is sure to be perfect for you!

BRING BACK MY PACK - Fun-Filled Papercrafting Awaits with this Popular Paper Kit!
We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures!

Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards!

YOU'VE GOT CLASS - Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection
Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!

Last but not least...HERE'S TO YOU - The Here’s to You special features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions! To celebrate these moments, the Here’s to You workshop kits features four exclusive stamp sets designed for making elegant cards and layouts. The products in this workshop include four stamp sets and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ page and seven cards that can be used for weddings and many other occasions! 
Oh, and I must not forget the August Stamp of the Month - FOR THE LOVE OF CRAFTING
 Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Find these and other fabulous products at today!
Happy scramping!
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