Friday, February 23, 2018

Cricut Flower Market Card and Matching Gift Container + Video Tutorial: Pretty In Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Blog Hops With Heart Blog Hop! This month our theme is "Pretty in Pink" to go along with Close to my Heart's Pretty In Pink special for the month. (But our projects don't necessarily coincide with the items on sale.) I always say this, but I'll say it again: this is a truly talented group of ladies that I get to hop with each month - be sure to check out all of their projects! They will wow you! You may have come from Lalia, but if not, keep going and you'll make your way around in a circle!

I am sharing a card and gift container that I made using a Gerbera Daisy cut on CTMH's Flower Market cartridge. Can you guess what I upcycled to use as the gift container? Watch my video tutorial to find out!

You can watch my video tutorial below (or on YouTube - be sure to subscribe!). Keep scrolling to see more still shots of the card and gift container and to continue the hop.

I used a retired CTMH paper pack for the black-and-white polka dot paper and the vellum. But our Basic Fundamentals paper pack or Silver and Gold paper pack with our vellum would be lovely for this design! (Our vellum comes 12x12 which is nice for us scrapbookers. A lot of what you can find on the market is 8x5x11.)
I love the dark, crisp image that CTMH's Archival Black ink provides. It will stain your stamps a bit, but the end result is well worth it in my opinion!

This Gerbera Daisy makes me swoon. It's such a statement piece and is so easy to cut with your Cricut! All of the layers are part of one "cut" from the Flower Market cartridge, so you size the largest piece how you want and the rest will remain proportionate. There are a lot of cuts on this cartridge that are great as stand-alone statement elements or you can combine them to create fun wreaths, bouquets, and more.
I spray-painted the lid to the container - was super easy, dried quickly, and give a nice finished result.

Now hop on over to Becca's blog to see what lovely pink project she's crafted up! (Spoiler alert - I saw a peek and it's STUNNING!) Thanks for hopping along with us!

P.S. There's a FLASH SALE on my CTMH website right now for only 24 hours! It goes until 2:00 pm Pacific Time tomorrow (Saturday 2/24). Shop the sale >

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Free Card Patterns + Look Inside Video of Latest Card Pattern Book, Make It From Your Heart Volume 4

Happy Valentine's Day!

As a Valentine's gift, Close to my Heart shared 3 card patterns that you can download for free! You can visit their blog post or go ahead and download the PDF of the card patterns.

Here's a look at the beautiful cards! And the patterns include the cutting guides so you know exactly how to cut your paper.

Close to my Heart's examples use the Whimsy Fundamental paper packet and some added cardstock. Aren't they pretty? The stamps used are Inspire (card 2), and Happy Heart (card 3). Card 1 actually uses a cardstock sticker from the Inspire Complements.

For more card patterns, check out CTMH's latest how-to book, Make It From Your Heart Volume 4. I created a walkthrough video so you can see all the awesome patterns and artwork inside and see how it works. View it below or on YouTube. (Be sure to subscribe to my channel, too!) 

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Have a wonderful day! 💓

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cricut Sunshine Card Video Tutorial Using CTMH Sunny Thoughts February Stamp of the Month


I love it when a card comes together super easily. I was really inspired by a card my friend Michele Rowley shared using the February stamp of the month, Sunny Thoughts. You can see her card here. Michele was kind enough to share her Cricut Design Space file, and below I will share my file...I altered hers a bit for my card.

I put my own spin on it and here's what I came up with. (Process video below.)

This literally took less than 20 minutes once I cut the cardstock. (The video is only about 6 minutes!) Watch how I made it below or on YouTube here. I'd love it if you'd subscribe, too!

As promised, here is the file. You will need the Cricut Artistry and Cricut Flower Market cartridges from Close to my Heart to use it as-is, or feel free to alter the file with what you have!

Cricut Design Space File

P.S. There are new Clearance Items on my website.
P.P.S. I'm now giving free shipping on orders of $99 or more! Details >

Monday, February 12, 2018

FREE Shipping on Your Close to my Heart Orders, Every Day! (Plus More Ways to Save.)

I hope you guys love free shipping as much as I do! I was thinking about what I personally love offered to me, and I kept coming back to FREE shipping!!!! I offered this deal a while ago and now it's back by popular demand...EVERY day!

Until further notice, I will be covering your shipping cost for all new CTMH orders over $99! (US only—I will cover half the shipping cost for orders going to Hawaii and Alaska).

I want to help you get the BEST scrapbooking & cardmaking supplies on the market into YOUR craft room, so I hope this helps you with your future purchases :)

View the Idea Book or shop online to choose what you want. Then you have 2 ways to get free shipping. 1) Place your order on my website and I'll refund your shipping cost via Paypal. Or 2) Contact me before placing your order and I'll send you a Paypal total and then place the order for you. To contact me, email me atjaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through my Facebook page.

Maybe you've had your eye on the must-have Flower Market Cricut collection, or some of the adorable stamp sets or paper packs from the new Idea book. Time to order from your wish list (or create a new one)!

$5 Stamp of the Month
Plus, if you qualify for free shipping at $99, you'll also qualify for the February Stamp of the Month for only $5. This is available for every $50 you if you spend $100 you could get 2 for $5 for you and one for a gift :)
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Join CTMH for $25?
If you are thinking about placing an order, I'd be grateful! But consider this: for just $75 you could join my CTMH team! When you join, your new kit comes with a slew of goodies PLUS $50 in CTMH Cash to buy what you want! So if you're already placing an order for $50, consider joining my team for $25 more instead, then you'll still get $50 in products, lots of extra goodies, a discount on your future orders, and my 10 years of CTMH experience to help you with your business! Learn more or JOIN!

Earn Free Products + Your Friends Save, Too!
Want to earn FREE products? Want your friends to also get free shipping on their paper crafting goodies? Then host an online party! All party orders over $99 will also receive free shipping! And if the total is $150+ you'll reap the Hostess Rewards. You can also place your own order of $150 and receive the Hostess Rewards. Email me for details at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Hostess Club
Last but not least, I still have ONE spot open in my next Hostess Club. Earn $25 in FREE goodies during your Hostess month! Details here >

Fine print:
The free shipping offer is only available through me, Jayma Malme CTMH Independent Consultant/Direct and is not sponsored by Close to my Heart corporate. I reserve the right to cancel this offer at any time. Free shipping is for new CTMH products available on my CTMH website totaling $99 or more. I will cover half the shipping cost if you are in Hawaii and Alaska. I'm sorry, but I am not allowed to sell out of the US. Contact me for your options.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

New Hostess Clubs Now Forming: Free Shipping + Free Rewards During Your Hostess Month!

Hi everyone! 

I am SO excited about this. I have thought about doing a hostess club for years and am finally forming one (or two, or three, or however many we have the people for!) When it's your month as hostess, you'll get at least $25 in freebies PLUS free shipping from me! 

Here's the scoop:

I would like to have 5-6 people per club who will purchase $25 or more per month in Close to my Heart products from me. This can be ANYTHING you want...stamps, inks, acrylic blocks, patterned paper, cardstock, sequins, tools, how-to books, kits...anything. I think this is a great amount to help you grow your collection and help keep your crafting products current without breaking the bank! 

Then each month I will rotate the hostess. When it’s your month, you will reap that month’s hostess rewards, guaranteed at least $25! During your hostess month you can purchase more than your required $25 in order to bump to the next level of rewards. PLUS, during your hostess month I will give you FREE shipping! 

Here's a chart to show you what the total club's monthly sales would need to reach for each reward level. I will be in contact with you to let you know where we're at before your order or you can ask me anytime!

I don’t like “commitment” so you do not need to commit to purchasing every month. But if you miss a purchase for a month then you will move to the bottom of the list for your hostess month. 

And as an added bonus, I will share ideas with you on how to use the products you purchased. Or if you need help deciding what you “need” - I’m your gal! 

So, what do you think? Who is interested?! Email me at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through my Facebook page to get in the club!

Free Shipping Over $99

Is a club not your thing? Well, you're still in luck. Because ANYtime you place an order of $99+ for CTMH products through me I’ll give you free shipping. (Plus you'll score the stamp of the month for only $5.) 

There are 2 ways to do this. 1) Place your order on my website and I'll refund your shipping cost via Paypal. Or 2) Contact me before placing your order and I'll send you a Paypal total and then place the order for you. To contact me, email me at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through my Facebook page.