You’re Invited to a Cardstock Carnival!

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The foundation of every great scrapbooking or cardmaking project is great paper. Here at Close To My Heart, we’ve got a full-blown cardstock celebration going on, and we want to share these amazing papers with the world! In addition to our incredible selection of cardstock colors, this Cardstock Carnival also features an incredible selection of specialty UV-coated cardstock. Let’s check it out!

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To create this specialized cardstock pack, we selected a rainbow of twelve cardstock colors and flooded one entire side of each sheet with shiny UV coating. We’ve never offered this feature on cardstock before, and we are loving the way it enhances the artwork we’ve been creating with it! The extra bit of shine from this cardstock makes it easy to create unique, stand-out artwork.

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Here, you can really see the UV shine as it creates an eye-catching focal point for this scrapbook page. This cardstock can be used in small pieces for accent work, or in larger pieces for glossy titles, backdrops, or even base pages!

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Of course, if you’ve ever used our cardstock before, you know that it’s already amazing, even without UV coating or other special treatments. Each of our 41 exclusive colors of cardstock comes with the true color on one side and a lighter version on the other. Looking to match other products in our color palette exactly? There’s an option for that! Looking for subtle color variations throughout your projects? Well, there’s an option for that, too! It’s like having two cardstock sheets in one!

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Another standout feature of our cardstock is the central white core. This feature allows for greater color saturation and a more vibrant finish. It also provides a dramatic contrast effect when you use artistic tearing or distressing techniques in your artwork! Because our cardstock also has a heavier weight than most papers of its type, it stands up better to tearing and distressing techniques, and also results in projects with greater longevity.

With so much to love about our top-notch cardstock, it’s no wonder that our annual Cardstock Carnival is cause for celebration! Hop on our website today and join the festivities! Be sure to check out the exclusive color match bundles, as well as a special, comprehensive bundle that includes several sheets of every color of cardstock we carry!* That’s over 275 sheets of cardstock, all at a bargain! (*Our White Daisy cardstock is not available in this super bundle but is available at a discounted price as part of the Cardstock Carnival offers.)

Be sure to let us know what you think of our new UV-coated cardstock in the comments below!


Recipes

12″ x 12″ Happy Birthday Page
Z4318 As You Grow Stamp + Thin Cuts, D2052 My Acrylix® For All Occasions Stamp Set, CC32217 Cardstock Carnival Coated Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6520 Flamingo Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z3785 Icicle Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z3793 Rose Gold Liquid Pearls™, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Cricut® Home for the Holidays—Spring & Summer Collection, Cricut Design Space™

Cricut® Shape:
Home for the Holidays—Spring & Summer Collection
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Cricut Design Space
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4¼” x 5½” Happy Valentine’s Day Card (Vertical)
Z3995 Rustic Sign Sentiments Stamp + Thin Cuts, D2052 My Acrylix® For All Occasions Stamp Set, X6036 Ballerina Cardstock, X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock, X6055 Desert Rose Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6525 Desert Rose Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z7518 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Just Because Card (Vertical)
D2052 My Acrylix® For All Occasions Stamp Set, X6040 Clover Cardstock, X6030 Evergreen Cardstock, X6058 Rosemary Cardstock, X6045 Sage Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6507 Clover Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6529 Rosemary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3556 Green Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z3787 Platinum Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread, Z6025 White Acrylic Flowers, Z3906 Iridescent Flower Confetti, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

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Cardstock You’ve Gotta Have! (and It’s on Sale!!)

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Cardstock is a crafting essential for any avid crafter, and at Close To My Heart, we’re pretty proud of the cardstock selection we have to offer! Join us as we show you all the ways our cardstock stands apart and share some exciting offers from our new Cardstock Carnival sale!

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Whether you’re making a scrapbook layout, a card, or another papercrafting project, cardstock is likely one of the first things you’ll reach for to make sure your artwork not only looks beautiful but stands the test of time. With a higher weight (or thickness) than paper, cardstock is often more durable than regular paper and can add a more professional and expert look to your crafts.

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Our cardstock is designed along the exclusive Close To My Heart color palette, which means that each and every sheet coordinates precisely with all our inks, patterned paper collections, and quite a few of our embellishments as well! With this perfect coordination, you never have to spend time fussing over color matches, and you can count on our cardstock to integrate seamlessly into any project, as you can see with this card!

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Along with perfect color coordination, each sheet of our cardstock also has a unique white core. This core allows for greater color saturation and more accurate matches. It also provides a striking contrast when you artistically tear or distress your cardstock!

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(Tip: To distress cardstock, you can run a pair of scissors along the edges or gently rub the surface with some sandpaper. Make sure to start out with a light hand so you don’t rub away too much color all at once!)

For greater versatility, each sheet is also two-toned, with the true exclusive color on one side and a lighter version on the other, as you can see here with this two-tone scrapbook page.

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This dual-tone effect allows you to maximize your cardstock usage while also expanding your range of colors. When you craft with two-toned cardstock, it’s like having two sheets in one!

There’s a TON to love about Close To My Heart cardstock, and during the month of March we are sharing that love through our Cardstock Carnival sale.

During this awesome month-long sale, save 15% on all individual color cardstock packs, 20% on exclusive color combo packs (shown above), and 30% on the exclusive Cardstock Carnival Bundle, made up of one each of the cardstock color bundles—that’s 288 cardstock sheets of white core, two-toned goodness!

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This Cardstock Carnival is only available until the the end of March. Get in on the savings and don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on this essential crafting staple at a great deal!


Recipes:

12″ x 12″ Memories Made Here Page
X8016S Party Time Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X6053 Avocado Cardstock, X6036 Ballerina Cardstock, X6047 Black Cardstock, X6037 Bluebird Cardstock, X6050 Flamingo Cardstock, X6054 Grape Cardstock, X5968 Lagoon Cardstock, X6035 Lemonade Cardstock, X6043 Nectarine Cardstock, X5974 Raspberry Cardstock, X5957 Sapphire Cardstock, X6051 Sundance Cardstock, Z3800 Blue Belle Shimmer Trim, Z3801 Flamingo Shimmer Trim, Z3803 Lemonade Shimmer Trim, Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins, Z3686 Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Cricut® Artiste Collection, Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

Cricut® Shape:
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3½” x 8½” Love You Slimline Card (Vertical)
X8016S Party Time Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X6050 Flamingo Cardstock, X6043 Nectarine Cardstock, X5974 Raspberry Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3825 Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3830 Mustard Seed Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3827 Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins, Z3683 My Whole Heart Thin Cuts, Z3886 Mini Ink Blending Tool, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Happy Birthday Card (Vertical)
D1974 My Acrylix® Par-tay Stamp Set, X6053 Avocado Cardstock, X5968 Lagoon Cardstock, X6035 Lemonade Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6523 Avocado Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins, Z3800 Blue Belle Shimmer Trim, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots

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Cardstock Carnival Sale!

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We are bringing the excitement of the fairgrounds to your craft room this month with our Cardstock Carnival! Through the month of April, all of our cardstock is on sale! Save 20% on all individual color cardstock packs, 30% on exclusive color combo packs (shown below), and 40% on the exclusive Cardstock Carnival Bundle!

Available in all of the Close To My Heart exclusive colors, our cardstock is a crafting essential that you can never have too much of! It comes in two-toned sheets, with the original color on one side and a lighter tone of that same color on the other.

This two-toned property allows for easy color combinations and additional color flexibility. The two cards below were created using only the Yellow Cardstock Bundle for the card on the left and and only the Pink Cardstock Bundle for the card on the right! We used the two-toned propery of the cardstock to create a trendy ombrè effect, where you have tones of color that gradually shade into each other from light to dark. Thanks to this feature, we were able to get eight shades of butterflies on the pink card using only four colors of cardstock!

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The grand marshal of this parade of colors is our Cardstock Carnival Bundle, made up of one each of the cardstock color bundles, shown above—that’s 264 cardstock sheets of two-toned goodness! Cardstock Carnival #ctmh #closetomyheart #cardstock #exclusivecolorpalette #exclusivecolourpalatte #ctmhcolors #cmthcolours #cardstockwheel

With so many colors at your disposal, creating artwork using only cardstock is easy and fun!

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You can also add extra dimension to your paper by using various distressing techniques that expose the white core of the cardstock. For the heart on this page, we created a heart on Cricut Design Space™ and sliced it up, cutting each piece in a different color. Then, we sanded the edges of each piece to add some texture and show off that white core before piecing it all together.

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This Cardstock Carnival is only available until the the end of April. Get in on the savings and don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on this essential crafting staple at a great deal!

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