Step-by-Step Instructions: From the Heart Card Kit

How to assemble the From the Heart cards by Close To My Heart #ctmh #closetomyheart #card #interactive #sliding #cardmaking #stamping

September is National Stamping Month, and we’ve designed an incredible card kit with elegant, layered stamping to celebrate!

It’s called the From the Heart card kit, and if you love stamping, you’ll love all the ways you can play with the interchangeable stamp designs to achieve a variety of looks for your cards.

If the thought of creating cards like these feels a bit daunting, don’t worry! The kit comes with helpful instructions to walk you through the assembly—just take a look!

How to assemble the From the Heart cards by Close To My Heart #ctmh #closetomyheart #card #interactive #sliding #cardmaking #stamping

Here are the pieces you get in your kit. You get enough to create 12 cards, plus the beautiful From the Heart stamp set and 12 envelopes. Once you punch out these pieces, follow the instructions below to create your cards.

Step 1

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All the folds come pre-scored, so all you have to do is fold along the score lines. Starting with your card base (A), turn the gold foil side down and sharply fold the two outside flaps inward. Add adhesive to the top of these flaps.

Step 2

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Fold your card base in half along the score line, attaching the front of the card base to the top of the flaps. This will form a pocket.

Step 3

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Starting with the detached end of the large flap, make sharp folds along the score lines, accordion style, as shown.

Step 4

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Add adhesive to the bottom of first fold (the white side).

Step 5

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Insert the pull insert (B) into the pocket in your card base (A), keeping B centered. Attach that first fold from step 5 to the edge of the pull insert, keeping the edges flush. Now when you pull on the insert piece in and out, the large flap should pop up and down!

Step 6

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Slide your card closed and then add adhesive to top of first fold (over gold foil).

Step 7

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Attach supporting piece (D) to the top of first fold. This supporting piece is a little bit larger than the area where you added the adhesive, so keep the top edge flush with the crease and center it on the flap. When it’s in place, the edges of the supporting piece should overlap the gold foil around the edges of your card.

Step 8

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Stamp your choice of sentiment and flowers onto your card front (C). When stamping the layers of your flowers, add extra depth by using different colors for each layer.

Step 9

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Stamp leaves and twigs in between flowers. Again, add depth by stamping all of the layers in different colors. This stamp set allows you to get incredible detail in your stamp images for a beautiful finished card.

Step 10

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Set aside your card front and go back to the base for a moment. Slide your card open, and then stamp your choice of inside sentiment onto the card base. The From the Heart stamp set includes four large sentiments designed especially to fit this space.

Step 11

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Once your stamping is dry, slide the card closed and add adhesive to second fold of large flap. This is the section right next to the supporting strip (D) that you attached, and it is where you will attach your card front.

Step 12

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Attach your card front (C) to the second fold, lining up the edges with the supporting strip (D).


Make your own beautiful, interactive cards using this card kit, available only during September! If you have any questions about how to assemble these cards or about the card kit itself, tell us in the comments below!

Happy crafting! 🙂

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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
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