Get Four Free Stamp Sets!

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is the perfect time to become a Close To My Heart Consultant or add new members to your team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! (That’s an extra $71.80 USD retail value added to an already incredible New Consultant Kit!)

Close To My Heart is a direct sales company that offers a wide array of papercrafting products, with special emphasis on scrapbooking and stamping. For more than 30 years, founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton has been a leader in the industry, making many significant contributions to these arts, and making Close To My Heart a premier resource for individuals wishing to enhance their artistic talents and pursue a successful business opportunity. Close To My Heart’s Independent Consultants enjoy a generous compensation plan, which rewards them for promoting our innovative and beautiful products to help every crafter celebrate relationships, share memories, and preserve the moments that matter most.

What Does the Close To My Heart Opportunity Have in Store for You?

Join our community of Consultants and start enjoying these rewards:

  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more! Learn more.
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200! Learn more.
  • $50 (USD) in CTMH Cash immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more! Learn more.

Ready to become a Consultant? Let’s get started.

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Fourth of July

Here at the Home Office, we love the Fourth of July. It’s a holiday dedicated to spending time with family, creating lasting memories, and most of all, remembering the men and women who have served this country.

Since this holiday is only a week away, we wanted to share with you a beautiful Fourth of July shadow box you can create for your home. We hope that as you make this page, you take a moment to feel gratitude for all those who have fought for our freedoms.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these adorable scrapbook pages! #ctmh #closetomyheart #fourthofjuly #scrapbooking #diyfourthofjulydecor

For this page, we took inspiration from none other than Old Glory herself. Strips of fringed paper form the stripes, and some 3-D stars in the top left corner allude to the 50 states.

Quick tip—To create each star, simply cut four identical star shapes. Then fold them in half and attached the halves together to create a sort of accordion.

In addition to this shadow box, we want to share with you some classic Fourth of July layouts.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these adorable scrapbook pages! #ctmh #closetomyheart #fourthofjuly #scrapbooking #diyfourthofjulydecor

Creating a faded watercolor title, which looks distressed, is perfect for a holiday all about tradition and history. We also made sure some fireworks found their way onto the page, compliments of the My Acrylix® Fireworks Fun stamp set—again, it’s all about the tradition!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these adorable scrapbook pages! #ctmh #closetomyheart #fourthofjuly #scrapbooking #diyfourthofjulydecor

If there was ever a perfect paper packet for the Fourth of July, it’s the Magical paper packet. The colors, the star and stripe designs—they’re just the thing for evoking feelings of July and preserving these warm summer memories.

Any of these layout pages would look wonderful in one of our shadow boxes too, and now is the perfect time to get your hands on some shadow boxes because you can purchase a 2-pack and save through our Flash Sale. The sale has been extended through June 30, so make sure to get in on the action before it’s over!

We want to hear about your Fourth of July traditions. Share your plans with us in the comments below!

Recipes

12″ × 12″ Celebrate Shadow Box
X7209B Magical Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, 1272 Cranberry Cardstock,Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Shapes*:
Artistry
1 ¼”, 1 ¾”, ¾” <NewYears> (p. 50)
1 ½” Title <k> (p. 65)

12″ × 12″ Liberty Layout
D1689 My Acrylix® Firework Fun, X7209B Magical Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, 1272 Cranberry Cardstock, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set, Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen, Z3169 Cricut® Artbooking Collection, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Shapes*:
Artbooking
2 ½” Title <j> (p. 64)
2″, 2 ¼” Shift+Border <J> (p. 64)

Artistry
1″ <font> “July 4” 

12″ × 12″ Liberty Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 3 (with alterations)
X7209B Magical Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper, Z3075 Red Glitter Paper, X7209C Magical Complements, Z3214 Magical Sequins, Z3169 Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Shapes*:
Artbooking
1 ¼” <font> Happy th of July”
1 ½” <font> “4”

*Real Dial Size

All these products are available through one of our Independent Consultants. To find a Consultant near you, visit closetomyheart.com and click on “Find a Consultant” in the top right corner of the page.
 

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Find YOUR Summertime Stamp Set

Which summertime diva are you? The sun goddess who can gracefully lounge for hours at the beach? The adventurous mountaineer who proudly wears her bumps and bruises like medals? The barbecuing and sweet-treat baking beauty? The late night “read-everything-in-sight” bookworm? The backyard mama who sumo wrestles her kids to lather on the sunscreen? Whichever describes you, our summer stamp sets will be sure to pair perfectly with your unique summertime memories.

Our My Acrylix® Campfire Lifestyle stamp set works great for those nature lovers out there…way out there…on a mountain somewhere. It also lends itself to all other sorts of adventures, like a vacation in Hawaii, which is depicted in the page below. Our brilliant artist played off the mountain-like shape in the photo by using the Great Adventure stamp, and we think it’s pretty rockin’. 🙂

Stamps for summer

Our My Acrylix® Ice-Cold Summer stamp set is great for summertime party invitations or layouts about the greatest, tastiest summer feasts. This stamp set would also make a very cute companion for the Taste of Summer paper packet we offered in May. But that’s not all this stamp set can do! Take a look at the martini umbrella stamp on this beach-themed page:

Stamps for summer

How adorable is that? The possibilities are endless! This fun-in-the-sun page also showcases our My Acrylix® Hello Summer stamp set, one of our most versatile summer stamp sets. It’s perfect for beach adventures, vacations, and any sort of fun in the sun. It’d even work great for those days spent indoors when you just have to retreat from the heat.

You’ll definitely want to grab these stamp sets to commemorate your summertime fun, and if you do it in July, we’ll sweeten the deal! If you make a qualifying purchase in current, retail priced stamps, like these summertime stamp sets, you’ll get the July Stamp of the Month set FREE! It’s like we’re rewarding you just for enjoying your summer!

So go ahead—order your summertime stamps now, and then start your summertime festivities! After your fun in the sun (or shade!), you’ll be all set to preserve your summer memories—which makes even your summer scrapbooking relaxing. And honestly, who couldn’t use a little more relaxation? 🙂

Recipes

12″ x 12″ Great Adventure Page
Magic: Card Trick
C1611 My Acrylix® Campfire Lifestyle, X7195B Jackson Paper Packet, 1388 Colonial White Cardstock, 1245 Olive Cardstock, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection, Thread

Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
1 ¾” <Font> “2014”

12″ x 12″ Fun & Sun Page
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1:Pattern 17
B1478 My Acrylix® Ice-Cold Summer, C1595 My Acrylix® Hello Summer, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, X5762 Lagoon Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, 1246 Hollyhock Cardstock, Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z3039 Glacier Extra Thick Twine, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles, Z2027 Mini Stapler, Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection, Thread

Cricut® Shape:
Artbooking
3″ Title <y> (p. 53)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . in July!

With all the new idea book sneak peeks posted throughout Convention (and all the goodies the attendees took home), doesn’t it sort of feel like Christmas? Yes, maybe you’re reading this post while you’re lounging in your air-conditioned home or soaking up some sun at the pool, but honestly, don’t all these new products and surprises create the same excitement you feel during the holiday season? And for those lucky Convention attendees who already have your idea books in hand, we know you’ve made a wish list of all the products you want Santa to give you—and you’ve probably even checked it twice!

To make you feel even more of this Christmas-like cheer, we’ve got a pretty jolly July deal that’s so good you’ll just have to jump on it. For this month only, you can get your hands on one of our exclusive Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in either Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 even if you aren’t a hostess! Simply make a qualifying purchase of current, retail priced stamps during the month of July, and you can receive any Hostess Rewards stamp set of your choice for a discounted price. We’re tellin’ ya, right now really is the most wonderful time of the year!

We just love the My Acrylix® Sing Glory Hostess Rewards stamp set on this beautiful card. The masking done with the complementary shades of ink and the touch of gold embossing make the card feel warm and cozy, just like a glowing hearth next to the Christmas tree.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing card

And take a look at this My Acrylix® Be Jolly Hostess Rewards stamp set. The bitty sparkles enhance the delicacy of the wreath, and the stamp is tied to the card in such a way that it looks like a tag on a present. What a beautiful gift to receive—a heartfelt card from someone you love!

Let It Snow card

Have we got you singing “Joy to the World” yet? Well, start singing because these are only two of the many Hostess Rewards stamp sets you can choose from when you make a qualifying purchase. Go ahead, peruse through Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 and pick your favorite set!

To see even more beautiful artwork featuring our Hostess Reward stamp sets, visit our Facebook page and Instagram throughout July. Even Sticky Boy will be joining in on the fun, so tune in! To learn more about how to qualify for this great deal, click on the Promotions tab on your Consultant’s online business address.

Happy early Christmas! May your July be merry and bright.

Recipes

5 ½”x 4 ¼” Hark the Herald Angels Sing Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 22
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory, X7187B Yuletide Carol Paper Packet, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim, Z2066 Ranger™ Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Thread

5 ½” x 4 ¼” Let It Snow Card
Wishes: Designer Tag
B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2155 Topiary Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z2032 Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment, X7187C Yuletide Carol Complements, Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1852 Stitch Guide, Thread

Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
2 ½” <Tag1> (p. 30)

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Jump on It July: Oh, What a Wonderful Life!

The hissing of the grill, the splashing of the pool, the laughter of the kids playing tag—it’s officially barbeque season, folks! And that means it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the most wonderful moments of life.

And, lucky for you, the July Stamp of the Month was designed to celebrate these exact moments! You know, the kind of moments where you realize just how wonderful your life truly is. This stamp set, which is aptly named Life Is Wonderful, captures the optimism we all aspire to have toward life, the kind of optimism where you reflect on yesterday, appreciate today, and look forward to tomorrow.

For this month only, to help you celebrate life even more, you can get this stamp set for FREE with a qualifying purchase in current, retail priced stamps. How’s that for a silver lining?

July Stamp of the Month

Our favorite part of this stamp set is probably the shabby chic style of the lettering that evokes feelings of home and the “good ol’ days.” We absolutely love the chalkboard-like effect the stamps in this set create when they are used on black paper. How adorable do they look on this sweet couple’s scrapbook page?

Wonderful life

As an added bonus, this set is ultra compatible with all of your other stamp sets, making it ideal for creating just the right proverb to capture your family’s precious moments.

It’s difficult to decide what we love most about this stamp set, but we know you won’t regret jumping on this great July deal. Now grab that glass of lemonade, join your family in the backyard, and start making memories to last a lifetime! Oh, and one more thing: Always remember something wonderful is about to happen. 🙂

12″ x 12″ Always Remember
Reflections: Main Frame—Charmed™ (with alterations)
S1507 My Acrylix® Life is Wonderful, X7191B Wanderful Paper Packet, X7188B Snowhaven Paper Packet, 1386 Black Cardstock, X5927 Ruby Cardstock, Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set, 44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad, Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment, Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection, Thread

Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1″ and 1 ¼” <Banner4> (p. 49)

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