Three Stamp Sets Are Better Than One!

Over the past few weeks, you’ve seen some pretty fantastic artwork showing what each of the three My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can do on its own. We’ve raved about how wonderfully these stamp sets coordinate with one another, but the time has come to really show you what we mean. After all, we’re the company that shows you how!

So we asked our artists to whip up some masterpieces that demonstrate the magic you can create by combining these stamp sets. Up first is this dazzling card:

Hello, Life! Combo Hey Card

This card’s got pizzazz! The “oh, hey” sentiment comes from the Hello, Life! cardmaking stamp set, while the flowers and leaves come from the Hello, Life! scrapbooking stamp set. These stamp sets work hand in hand to fashion a card with a whole lotta charisma: the Grecian-looking wreaths, the spunky “oh, hey” sentiment, the addition of gold glitter paper—this card thinks it’s royalty, and rightfully so!

Up next is a chipper card filled with color and good wishes:

Hello, Life! Combo Happy Card

Isn’t it darling? The “happy” sentiment is from the Hello, Life! scrapbooking stamp set and the cute chevron heart and colorful brushstrokes are from the Hello, Life! pocket scrapbooking stamp set. Paired with the gold “be” letters from the Fundamental stickers Basics pack and a circle punched from a gold Picture My Lifeoverlay, this card delivers a sweet sentiment that will wipe a frown off anyone’s face.

For the final act, we have a scrapbooking page that uses not one, not two, but all three Hello, Life! stamp sets!

Hello, Life! Combo Page

We’re swooning over the rainbow of pastel colors on this page because we think it captures the meaning behind the Hello, Life! stamp sets. They’re all about being optimistic and creating and preserving memories, from grand adventures to the extraordinary of the everyday. Because each set accomplishes this in its own unique way, the three stamp sets work together harmoniously on each piece of artwork above.

Remember, these stamp sets will only be available through the end of September, which is sneaking right up on us! Hurry and grab them while they’re still here!

Recipes
 
5 ½” x 4 ¼” Oh, Hey Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 25
CC1041 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Cardmaking, CC1040 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Scrapbooking, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3126 Paper Fundamentals Enchantment, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, Z2653 Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z2066 RangerPrincess Gold Embossing Powder, Z2457 ShinHan Touch Twin Marigold Marker, Z2456 ShinHan Touch TwinMahogany Marker, Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection, Thread

Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
2 ¾” <Circle1> (P. 21)

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Be Happy Card
CC1040 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Scrapbooking, CC11042 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Pocket Scrapbooking, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad, Z3144 Picture My Life Overlay Gold & Silver, Z3105 Fundamentals Assortment Gold, Z3166 Fundamental Stickers Basics Pack, Z2066 Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Artistry
1″ Icon-1 <k> (p. 28)

12″ x 12″ Love Today Page
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 10
CC1040 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Scrapbooking, CC1041 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Hello, Life—Cardmaking, CC1042 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Pocket Scrapbooking, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive InksStamp Pad, Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z2644 Pixie Exclusive InksStamp Pad, Z3066 Boardwalk Washi Pack, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection, Thread

Cricut® Shapes:
Artistry
¼”, ½”, ¾” <NewYears> (p. 50)
3″ Shift+Layer <.> (p. 5)
½” Banner <6> (p. 6)
1″ Icon-1<k> (p. 28)
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Picture This: Hello, Life! Pocket Scrapbooking

It’s a simple fact of life—we’re BUSY! Regardless of what stage of life you may be in, there will always be bathrooms to clean, dinners to cook, outings to plan, people to visit, and just plain ol’ work to do. That’s why many busy bees love our Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs for quick, trendy scrapbooking. And what’s the perfect stamp set to pair with all your pocket scrapbooking pages? The My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Pocket Scrapbooking stamp set, of course!

Hello, Life! Pocket Scrapbooking CTMH

This stamp set, which is one of three stamp sets we’ve created to celebrate National Stamping Month, is perfect for Picture My Life because it pairs perfectly with every design and every season of life. The sentiments can be mixed and matched to create a whole slew of sayings, and you can easily customize your pocket cards or even create your own with the brushstroke, heart, or plus sign stamps. Take a look at what we mean on this precious page:

Hello, Life Pocket Scrapbooking Layout CTMH

Look at how these stamps really bring this page to life! A quick look at the recipe for this page will reveal that there is not one Picture My Life card used on this layout—only some White Daisy cardstock, a smidgeon of Paper Fundamentals, a few Picture My Life clear overlays, and the extraordinary stamp images from this set! Isn’t it amazing how a little stamping can add such texture and personality to a piece of simple White Daisy cardstock?

To create the “TODAY” card, our artist used White Daisy cardstock and the “TODAY” sentiment from this stamp set to create a unique look that coordinates with the girls’ clothing. And take a look at the plus sign card! A snippet of the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy pack and the “SO IN LOVE WITH TODAY” sentiment from this stamp set make the card almost as cute as the picture sitting next to it. Even the “LOVE THIS LIFE” card was made using a combination of stamp images and a clear Picture My Life overlay.

This page gives you a good idea of the possibilities you can achieve with this set, but just think of the ways it could contribute to ALL your crafting projects! Then think about combining this stamp set with the other Hello, Life! stamp sets! We’ve intentionally designed them to be compatible, so really, there’s nothing you can’t do with these little beauties. 🙂

This stamp set, as well as the other two Hello, Life! stamp sets, are only available until the end of the month, so grab them while you can! Also remember to share your Hello, Life! artwork by using the hashtag #ctmhhellolife and #ctmhnsm for National Stamping Month. You can also find more artwork inspiration by searching for these hashtags on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Recipe

12″ x 12″ Love This Life Page
CC104 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Pocket Scrapbooking, Z3144 Picture My Life™ Overlay Gold & Silver, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3127 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2652 Poppy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

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Hello, Cardmaking!

Cardmakers, rejoice! There’s a new stamp set in town that will bring a whole lot of sassiness to your cards: the My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Cardmaking stamp set. We’ve designed this beauty as part of our National Stamping Month trio of stamp sets, and its specialty is creating cards of all kinds.

Hello, Life Cardmaking

Don’t you just love receiving handmade cards in the mail? Think about it—the thrill you get seeing your name written on an envelope that’s obviously not a bill or a summons to jury duty. You love that feeling, and if you’re a cardmaker, you love giving that feeling to other people, too. A heartfelt card brings sunshine to everyone’s day!

Hello, Life Cardmaking 2

This sunny stamp set features big, bold greetings like “Hello” and “Oh, hey,” that are sure to get the recipient’s attention, paired with a variety of other sentiments and phrases you can use. Though the card above features gorgeous blue hues, it would be hard for anyone to feel blue after opening it up.

Hello, Life Cardmaking 3

The stylized sentiments work in perfect contrast with each other to fit a variety of moods. The card above is a playful and casual “thank you,” but you can easily see how the “Thanks” sentiment alone could be dressed up for a slightly more formal look. Oh, and speaking of formal…

Hello, Life Cardmaking 1

…what could be more formal than a black tie? Even when dressed to the nines in herringbone patterns and an irresistible black bow tie from our black Fundamental assortment, this card still carries such genuine thoughtfulness.

The My Acrylix Hello, Life!—Cardmaking stamp set is only available as part of our National Stamping Month celebrations, which end September 30, so get it before it’s gone! And remember, it’s one of three sets that we’ve designed to work together in perfect harmony for a wide variety of crafting projects. Check out the hashtag #ctmhhellolife on Faceboook, Instagram, and Pinterest to see even more artwork being made with this trio of exclusive stamp sets. Happy stamping!

Recipes
5 ½” x 4 ¼” Hello, Sunshine Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 26
CC1041 My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Cardmaking, X7197B Zoe Paper Packet, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Thread

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Oh, Hey Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 11
CC1041 My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Cardmaking, X7203B Georgie Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5778 Saffron Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3105 Fundamental Assortment Gold, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Hello, Friend Card
Originals: Center Accent™ (with alterations)
CC1041 My Acrylix® Hello, Life!—Cardmaking, X7201B La Vie En Rose Paper Packet, X5776 Peacock Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, X5778 Saffron Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3105 Fundamental Assortment Gold

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Hello, National Stamping Month!

As some of you may know, September is a very sentiment-al month here at Close To My Heart, and each year it really leaves an imprint on us. Why? Because September is National Stamping Month! And for a company that adores their stamps like we do, it’s basically a really big deal.

One of the things we love most about stamping is the many artistic effects you can achieve with these versatile and beautiful tools. That’s why, to celebrate National Stamping Month, we’ll be showcasing a number of stamping techniques right here on the blog throughout the month.

But of course, that’s only one part of our celebration this month! We’ve also created not one, not two, but THREE new stamp sets that will only be available this month. These special stamp sets are called My Acrylix® Hello, Life!, and each set is tailored to a particular type of crafting: scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, and cardmaking. Though the stamp sets are tailored to different projects, they all coordinate wonderfully with one another, working together as one giant stamp set rather than three separate ones. And perhaps the best part of all—if you purchase all three together, you get a discount!

Today, let’s spotlight just one of these awesome sets, the Hello, Life! scrapbooking stamp set. Here she is!

Hello, Life! Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is all about telling stories, celebrating relationships, cherishing the today, and preserving beautiful photographs for tomorrow. That’s why we designed this stamp set to include sentiments ideal for highlighting those very things. Here is a lively layout that shows how this stamp set contributes to the story of this family’s trip to the petting zoo:

Hello, Life! Scrapbooking Layout

We love the way these stamps work with our scrapbook pages, but, as is the case with many of our stamp sets, this set could be used for almost any project! The possibilities are endless!

We love the variety in our Close To My Heart family, and we think that these three National Stamping Month Hello, Life! stamp sets reflect us perfectly: We all love different types of crafting, but regardless of our preferences, we’re all united by a passion for creating beautiful artwork and preserving memories.

As the rest of September unfolds, be sure to give your My Acrylix® stamps plenty of lovin’. Use your favorite sets—or maybe a new set you haven’t tried yet—to experiment with the techniques we’ll be highlighting through the month, and watch for more artwork featuring our other National Stamping Month stamp sets, too. It’s time to celebrate the impression these beautiful stamps have made on your life.

Recipe

12″ x 12″ Happy Family Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 13
CC1040 My Acrylix® Hello, Life—Scrapbooking, X7201B La Vie En Rose Paper Packet, X5775 Sapphire Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2648 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2291 Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z3079 Urban Assortment, Z3122 Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots, Z3163 Fundamentals Stickers Adventure Pack, Z3164 Fundamentals Stickers Enchantment Pack, Z3115 Instalife™ Roller Stamp Day-to-Day, Z3114 Instalife™ Roller Stamp This Happened, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artistry
1″ Icon-2 <p> (p. 20)
1 ¼” Icon-2 <x> (p. 32)

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