A Birthday Bash You DON’T Want to Miss!

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Can you believe that we are already halfway through March? That means that there’s still another half left, and we plan on wrapping it up in Close To My Heart style with a celebratory giveaway!

What are we celebrating? (Do we have to have a reason? ūüėČ) One of our most dear relations has a birthday coming up in the next couple of weeks, and this simply cannot go without notice! We are talking of none other than the heart of Close To My Heart, Founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton!

Please join us in celebrating this inspiring pillar of our creative community by leaving her a birthday message in our comments, below. Jeanette loves this company and all of us who comprise it with all of her heart! If you‚Äôre one of our readers who‚Äôs been fortunate enough to meet her, you know that this is true. ‚̧ԳŹ

To get the party started, we are giving away the Cake Day stamp and Thin Cuts sets! Not only are these two sets ideal for a variety of artwork projects celebrating birthdays and other occasions, but they both feature a variety of fun, stacking images that are easy to achieve and customize thanks to the versatility of stamping!

CAKE DAY‚ÄĒCARDMAKING STAMP + THIN CUTS

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(The highlighted shapes are what the included coordinating Thin Cuts are designed to cut with your favorite die-cutting machine.)
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking

CAKE DAY‚ÄĒSCRAPBOOKING STAMP + THIN CUTS

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  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking
  • A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking

Let’s take a closer look at how some of the different layers of this stamp set build on each other. For the presents, you have three different shapes to choose from, and you can add details to each of them with bows, wrapping paper designs, or both!

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A Birthday Bash You Don't Want to Miss #cakeday #birthday #party #cards #scrapbooking #birthdaybash #celebrate #celebration #cake #happybirthday #crafts #cardmaking

This little triangle is especially versatile because you can mix and match the different stripe patterns with each other, or stamp either stripe pattern on a solid stamped triangle to create a variety of colorful pennants for a banner.

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Turn a pennant upside down and stamp one of the two included accents on top and you have a party hat!

We are giving away a total of five stamp + Thin Cuts sets, winners‚Äô choice! If you‚Äôre one of our winners, let us know which set you prefer, the Cake Day‚ÄĒCardmaking or Cake Day‚ÄĒScrapbooking stamp + Thin Cuts!

To qualify for the drawing, it‚Äôs the easy two-step entry it always is. First, make sure you are subscribed! (So many leave comments and are not subscribed‚ÄĒwe look!) If you are not subscribed, simply click on the blue ‚ÄúSubscribe to list‚ÄĚ button found on the sidebar, if you‚Äôre on a computer, or at the very bottom of this post, if you‚Äôre on a phone or tablet. Second, and this is a must and just as important, if not more so, leave a birthday message for Jeanette in our comments section below. That‚Äôs it! All entries must be submitted by 5 pm, March 28, MDT (that‚Äôs 10:00 am 29 March, AEDT for our Aussie friends.) Winners will be notified via the e-mail address connected to their subscriptions.

Be sure to also check out Facebook and Instagram feeds for even MORE Cake Day giveaway opportunities that we will be running there in honor of Jeanette’s birthday month!

All of you that are part of our crafting community, you mean so much to us and especially to Jeanette. We are grateful for the years of friendship we’ve all shared and the many years of friendship to come. We love celebrating our relationship every opportunity we get! Today, please join us in celebrating Jeanette and leave her a birthday message below! Happy birthday Jeanette!!


Recipes:

4¬ľ” x 5¬Ĺ” Cake Card (Vertical)
Z4417 Cake Day‚ÄĒCardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts, X7278S Cake Day Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X5978 Glacier Cardstock, X6031 Green Apple Cardstock, X6035 Lemonade Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X6056 Wild Berry Cardstock, X7278D Cake Day Picture My Life‚ĄĘ Cards, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6513 Green Apple Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6527 Wild Berry Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z1513 White Gel Pens, X7278E Cake Day Dots, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z697 Round Sponge, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¬ľ” x 5¬Ĺ” Happy Birthday to You Card (Horizontal)
Z4417 Cake Day Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7278S Cake Day Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X5978 Glacier Cardstock, X6031 Green Apple Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6513 Green Apple Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6527 Wild Berry Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, X7278E Cake Day Dots, Z4525 Primary Sprinkles, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z1513 White Gel Pens, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z2089 Glue Dots¬ģ Micro Dots, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

12″ x 12″ Hip Hip Hooray Layout
Z4416 Cake Day‚ÄĒScrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7278S Cake Day Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X5978 Glacier Cardstock, X6051 Sundance Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6513 Green Apple Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z6527 Wild Berry Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks‚ĄĘ Stamp Pad, Z3787 Platinum Stickles‚ĄĘ Glitter Glue, X7278E Cake Day Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine, Cricut¬ģ Basic Shapes

Cricut¬ģ Shape:
Basic Shapes
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Sharing the Memory Keeping Vision

True North Workshop #ctmh #closetomyheart #TrueNorth #TrueNorthWorkshop #CelebrateCanada #Canada #fall #autumn #hockey #icehockeyWe love October at Close To My Heart, not only because of the beautiful weather changes and the fun holidays it contains, but also because it is the month that we celebrate our Canadian friends and our shared vision.

It was in October of 2003 that excited new Close To My Heart Consultants began holding the first-ever Canadian Home Gatherings where the art of memory keeping was shared and taught.

To celebrate this momentous 15-year anniversary with all of our cardmaking and scrapbooking friends, we’ve designed not one, but TWO exclusive stamp sets and workshop kits!

As you can see, both stamp sets illustrate a few of our favorite Canadianisms, but are so versatile that you don’t have to be Canadian to like them!

True North Workshop #ctmh #closetomyheart #TrueNorth #TrueNorthWorkshop #CelebrateCanada #Canada #fall #autumn #hockey #icehockey

The True North workshop kit comes with materials to make two 2-page scrapbook layouts, one stand-alone scrapbook page, and four cards. Follow the instructions to create the artwork exactly as seen here or use the included tips and techniques to change them up and make them all your own. (There is no wrong way to use these tools if they are preserving your memories!)

Are you the outdoorsy, camping, hunting, fishing, wilderness type? Perhaps you are the ‚Äúmemory keeper‚ÄĚ of someone who is. Either way, the Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop were designed exactly with you in mind!

The Great Outdoors #ctmh #closetomyheart #thegreatoutdoors #scrapbooking #cardmaking #wildanimals #wild #wilderness #moose #fish #bear #duck

The beautiful, intricate details used to create each of the animal designs as well as the deliberate compass and arrow are a must have in any adventurous spirit’s crafting collection!

Celebrate this joyful Canadian anniversary with us and share the true art of memory keeping with those around you!

If you need help getting started, find a consultant in your area by visiting our website, clicking on the What We Do tab and selecting Find a Consultant.

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Celebrating All Things Canadian!

In light of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Close To My Heart is celebrating all things Canadian this month! We’ve even put together a Canadian Celebration Bundle (CC1311), at 20% off its retail value, to show our friends in the Great White North just how much we love being south of the border neighbors!Celebrate Canada #CTHM #Closetomyheart #canada150 #canada #canadian #mapleleaf #icehockey #pondhockey #cricut #scrapbooking #scrapping #scrapbook
The Canadian Celebration Bundle comes with an exclusive My Acrylix¬ģ Canada 150 stamp set (A1214), with the official Canada 150 logo! Composed of a series of diamonds representing the 13 Canadian provinces and territories in the shape of the iconic maple leaf, we have been granted permission to use this design to create an evocative stamp that fosters feelings of pride and celebration. (Add beautiful color and dimension to your stamped image with your watercolors or pencil crayons!)Canadian Cricut Collection #CTHM #Closetomyheart #canada150 #canada #canadian #Quebec #Britishcolumbia #OhCanada #OCanada #cricut #scrapbooking #scrapping #scrapbook #provinces #territories
Also included in this bundle‚ÄĒour new Cricut¬ģ Hello Canada Digital Collection (Z3391)! Featuring 20 layered images, this collection has shapes, overlays, and names for all Canadian provinces and territories. Planning on a game of pond hockey? There‚Äôs a cut for that! Paying a visit to Parliament Hill? There‚Äôs a cut for that, too! We‚Äôve got you covered from sea to sea, Canada!
All Things Canadian #CTHM #Closetomyheart #canada150 #canadian #canada #mapleleaf #icehockey #pondhockey #cricut #scrapbooking #scrapping #scrapbookAnd to round out the bundle, we’ve selected 12 sheets of cardstock just for you, including 2 Cranberry and 3 White Daisy, of course!

Whether you‚Äôre a native, visitor, or an admirer of all things maple, avoid a kerfuffle and take advantage of the Canadian Celebration Bundle while it‚Äôs available‚ÄĒJuly only! AND, as if this bundle isn‚Äôt a beauty already (yeah right, eh?) we are saving you a few loonies and offering it at 20% off retail value!

In the comments below, share what you love most about this bundle and why!

Happy birthday Canada!


Definition of Canadian colloquial terms:

  1. Great White North‚ÄĒnickname for Canada
  2. Pencil crayons‚ÄĒcolored pencils
  3. Pond hockey‚ÄĒinformal variety of ice hockey
  4. From sea to sea‚ÄĒCanada‚Äôs national motto
  5. Kerfuffle‚ÄĒcommotion
  6. Beauty‚ÄĒsomething done well
  7. Yeah right, eh?‚ÄĒdon‚Äôt you think?
  8. Loonie‚ÄĒa dollar

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Thank You, Fathers!

Father's Day

He let you ‚Äúdrive‚ÄĚ the car into the garage while sitting on his lap. He tied and retied your fishing flies each time you reeled in moss. He kissed your forehead and called you ‚Äúprincess‚ÄĚ before you left for prom. To all the fathers and father figures in our lives, thank you for attending our dance recitals, soccer games, track tournaments, spelling bees, and music performances. We recognize and appreciate your endless encouragement, both spoken and unspoken.

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