Quick gifts

I love being able to whip up a quick gift to send to a friend.

I had a towel in my stash & it seemed to be whispering my name. So I went shopping in the Silhouette Design store to find a cut file I liked.


After a measurement error & my 2nd scrap of black HTV, I ended up with a nice, simple gift I could throw in my care package.

Yes, even seasoned Silhouette users make mistakes. And do you know, often times you learn more from making a mistake than not. At least in my experience, I remember things better the next time when I’ve made a mistake or had to research how to do something. Does that mean I won’t make the same mistake again? No! But I may laugh at myself more the next time!

How do you learn to use the machine? You play, you practice, you research, you create!

I love learning what new technique or new project I can do with my Silhouette Cameo.

Enjoy!

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Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop!

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We will be showcasing items from our Prickly Pear Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Diana’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the CTMH Blog Challenge and Support Group Blog Hop Guidelines beginning with our hostess Carol.

The Prickly Pear paper pack was so fun to work with. This is such a bright, fun, and versatile kit that you should not feel limited to only using desert & cactus photos or cards. Along with the Prickly Pear papers, I used the Scripty Thank You stamp set that coordinates with the Thin Cuts – Basic Ovals available from Close to My Heart.

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Check out these bright colors HERE!
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These cards were part of my monthly card kit for August and you can find out more information HERE.

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This is your final stop on this month’s Prickly Pear blog hop. If you did not start at the beginning, please hop to Carol’s blog next and start at the beginning.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all the fabulous ideas from these talented Close to My Heart consultants!

July is jam packed with specials including Stampganza (Buy 2 stamp sets get the 3rd FREE), Word Puzzle stamp sets, popular retired sets making a comeback & Stamp of the Month set – Storybook Alphabet – Find out all the great specials on this post HERE!

You can find all these amazing products and more on my website HERE!

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August card kit by EllyMae

This months featured paper pack is Prickly Pear and I chose to use it to make Thank You cards. I used the Scripty Thank You stamp from the current Seasonal Expression 2 catalog and it coordinates perfectly with the Thin Cut Basic Ovals set.

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When I first saw this paper pack at the release of the Seasonal catalog, I did not know what I would do with it. You see cacti and more cacti and think desert and sand only…. but it has bright colors and was so easy to work with.

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When you receive my monthly card kit, you get:

  • Instructions to create 4 different card designs featuring current Close to My Heart product
  • Pre-cut supplies to create 1 each of the 4 designs
  • a supply list to re-create each design
  • the featured stamp set used to create the monthly kit (retail value of $6.95-$13.95)
  • Flat rate priority shipping

Invoices will be sent to your email from Square.com.

*CTMH consultants are welcome to purchase the monthly card kit instructions as well. The cost is $10.00 and a digital copy of the instructions will be emailed to you along with a release to use with your business. No physical product will be sent.

There are two ways to get this monthly card kit:

  1. Each month you can contact me at silhouettesecretsplus@gmail.com to order the kit that has been created by the 20th of the month.
  2. You can join in the group of Card club members that sign up for a 6 month commitment and get extra benefits along the way.

Are you interested in being a Card Club Member? What do you get?

Card club members commit to a 6 month term and get more benefits for their commitment.

Members will automatically be sent the card kit I have created each month for the 6 month term. No more missing a Facebook post or email with the monthly announcement.

What you get as a member:

  • Monthly card kit will be a base price of $30* or less each month.
  • Your kit will include a CTMH stamp set (typical retail value of $9.95-$13.95)**
    You can choose to have the Thin Cuts bundle (if available) included with your kit for the cost of the bundle – see below.
  • Supplies to make 1 each of the 4 card designs created by EllyMae
  • Instructions to duplicate the card designs
  • Priority flat rate shipping
  • Special goodies will be given out to club members during the term
  • (ex. Free sequins, sparkles, extra goodies, small stamps, etc.)
  • At the end of the 6 months, those that fulfill the term will receive a free gift from me
  • (1) FREE Annual catalog included in your card kit (new catalogs come out August 2017)
  • (1) FREE of each Seasonal or Holiday Expression that is released during your term
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    Each month I feature a new paper pack & stamp set to use in my monthly kits.

    Please let me know if you would like to order this month’s card kit at silhouettesecretsplus@gmail.com

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*Monthly kits are priced at $30 or below depending on the stamp set used in the kit.

**Some stamp sets have coordinating Thin Cuts available, but they are only available as a bundle and cannot be ordered separately. If this stamp set is used, each person has the option to order the Thin Cuts to be included with your kit. The monthly kit cost is only increased to include the cost of the Thin Cuts.

July specials from CTMH

July is an awesome month from Close to My Heart, with many specials going on.

The Annual catalog is retiring at the end of July and if you have your eye on products in the current annual catalog, you better grab them now. It’s a great month to grab stamp sets as the special for July is Stampaganza and that means it’s Buy 2 stamp sets and get a 3rd for FREE*.

In addition to Stampganza, they have brought back several of the most popular stamp sets that were previously retired. These are also included in the Buy 2 get the 3rd for FREE*.


And…. if that wasn’t enough, they also brought back this month are the very popular Word puzzle sets. Which are also included in the Stampganza Buy 2 get the 3rd for FREE*.


And there is more, they also have the Stamp of the month that you can add for only $5 when you order reaches $50. This month it is called Storybook Alphabet.


What a great month of July!

Grab these specials now as they will all expire on July 31st on my website HERE.

*Free stamp set is off the lowest priced stamp set in your cart.

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