No Worries Blog Hop

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Welcome to our No Worries Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our new Seasonal Expressions II catalog with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Haley’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. Next check out Diana’s blog.

Here is one of the cards that I have created using the No Worries paper pack and Card making stamp set.

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This is such a fun collection for summer and one of my favorites!

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I have created my July monthly card kit featuring this No Worries paper pack and the No Worries card making stamp set & Thin cuts.

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You can find more information on my monthly card kits HERE.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Diane’s blog.

I hope you enjoy seeing all the neat ideas created using this fabulous No Worries collection by Close to My Heart.

You can find all of these amazing products on my website HERE.

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July monthly card kit

This month I chose to work with the CTMH No Worries paper pack and the No Worries card making stamp set with the Thin Cuts.

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I am absolutely in love with this beach themed paper pack and have to admit that I have ordered several packs just to have on hand.

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The No Worries card kit is available with 2 options:
1 – Without the Thin Cuts – $30
2 – With the Thin Cuts included – $43

When you receive my monthly card kit, you get:
– Instructions to create 4 different card designs featuring Close to My Heart product
– Supplies to create 1 each of the 4 designs
– Supply list to re-create each design
– Stamp set (and thin cuts by choice) used to create monthly kit
– 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. Cost is $10.00 and a digital copy of the instructions will be emailed to you, no physical product will be sent.

There are two ways to get this monthly card kit:

  1. Each month you can contact me to order the kit that has been created.
  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 my monthly announcement.
As a member, you will click “store” on the payment information on your first Square invoice & I will charge members on the 20th of each month for the next month’s card kit.

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 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 ***

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.

Enjoy!

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Did you see this Live Beautifully product?

Have you seen this month’s special?
Happy National Scrapbook month & for that reason, we have the Live Beautifully products available the entire month of May.

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I sat down last weekend to play and tried to just focus on using this stamp set & papers.
I’ve already created a 20 card kit with it and it was beautiful, but I wanted to see what I could do with the leftover scraps and so far, I’ve created these 5 cards….

With just scraps!!!

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I found all these ideas on Pinterest and created them with just a few tweaks for the items I had left over.
Here is a closer view at each of them.

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In the card above, I stamped the flower in Pomegranate, then I took the CTMH Gold pen and traced all the lines in the stamped image. I stamped the leaves in New England Ivy and added some white Shimmer trim to where the edges of the papers met in the middle.

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I stamped the above card using Sorbet ink and then did a second generation stamping on the rest of the white background. I then used my Orange water color pencil to shade in some areas on the flower and my water brush to blend it in a bit. I stamped the sentiment using Archival Black ink & matted it on a piece of Sorbet card stock.

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I stamped the image above using Lemon ink and then took my Orange watercolor pencil and added some shading for dimension. I stamped the leaves in Willow ink and the sentiment in Archival black.

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Above, I stamped the flowers in Pomegranate ink and the leaves in Willow. I added a strip of gold glitter paper to the edge of the card, which looks great with that black and white paper.

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And this one has to be a favorite of the ones created that day. I stamped the flower in Pixie ink and then the leaves I stamped in Fern and rolled the edges of the leaves in New England Ivy. I stamped the sentiment in Slate ink on the gray striped paper.

There are so many ideas I’ve seen using this month’s special.

You can find all the ideas I see on my Pinterest board HERE for this special paper & stamp set.

You can find all the supplies to create these cards on my website at

EllyMae.ctmh.com

And don’t forget, these are only good while supplies last or during the month of May and then they will be retired!

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy!

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Card kit by EllyMae

Each month, I create a card kit featuring a current stamp set and paper pack from the Close to My Heart line.
This month I chose to work with the new Little Dreamer paper pack and the Little Dreamer Cardmaking stamp set to create my kit.
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So, you ask – what is this?
When you receive my monthly card kit, you get:
– Instructions to create 4 different card designs featuring Close to My Heart product
– Supplies to create 1 each of the 4 designs
– Supply list to re-create each design
– Stamp set (and thin cuts by choice) used to create monthly kit
– 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. Cost is $10.00 and a digital copy of the instructions will be emailed to you, no physical product will be sent.

For June & July’s card kits, you will need to choose whether you want the Thin Cuts bundle or the stamp set and that determines your final price.

Here is June’s card kit:
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There are 2 options to order this kit:
1 – Without the Thin Cuts = $30
2 – With the Stamp Set and Thin Cuts = $43

Email me at silhouettesecretsplus@gmail.com to order your kit by May 20th.

You can also find me on Facebook here:
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EllyMae – Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

I hope you enjoy this month’s kit created with our new Little Dreamer products!

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Dreamin Big… Retiring 4/30

Close to My Heart has another paper pack that is retiring is called Dreamin’ Big. This pack of coordinating papers is very versatile for any occasion.

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X7218B Dreamin Big paper $9.95

This is such a cool paper pack and stamps to coordinate with it.
Grab it while supplies last!
Find these and many other great things at
EllyMae.ctmh.com

Enjoy!

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Some Kind of Wonderful – Retiring 4/30

This has been one of my favorite paper packs out of the Seasonal Expression 1 catalog. Some Kind of Wonderful papers and stamp set are retiring on 4/30, so grab it quick before it’s gone.

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Here are a couple cards I created for a card class I held while visiting friends in Kansas. We had a lot of fun creating cards & catching up.


This paper pack and stamp set are so fun & exciting, I hope they inspire you to create today.

Find all these great items on my website at
EllyMae.ctmh.com

Enjoy!

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Retiring soon!

The current Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog with Close to My Heart will be retiring at the end of April. There are so many neat products in the catalog and if you’ve had your eye on any of them, I would encourage you to grab them now before they will run out. We have seen many thing sell out and since it retires at the end of the month, they will typically not restock them.

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The cards above were created with the CTMH Sugar Rush Paper pack, some Sea Glass card stock and the CTMH Sugar Rush stamp set. While the Thin cuts for this set are sold out you can still grab the stamp set until 4/30.


While it’s sad to see products retire, I promise the new items coming in May will be amazing!

You can find all these amazing products on my website at
EllyMae.ctmh.com

I hope you get a chance to create something today!

Enjoy!

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Happy March!!

Bye, Bye February – wait were you even here?
I feel as though February passed by in the blink of an eye.

What does March bring? Will it be more winter or are we well on our way to Spring?

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As you can see, I didn’t even get my March cover page in my planner finished….. It’s not my favorite anyhow, so I may end up just covering it.

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Did you know you could do that? You are not going to like everything 100% but you can change it if you like. Find a paper that you really love and cover it up or create a pocket to store stuff along the way.

Now on to some even better news!
This month Close to My Heart has a 25% off all Thin Cuts AND they have even bundled some of the stamp sets & Thin Cuts that weren’t previously released together……

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Thin Cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off retail price! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of other metal dies to get precise shapes without any fussy cutting! This sale also includes four Thin Cuts bundles not previously offered—the Swirly Seashells, Sweet Birthday, Wreath, and School Kids Thin Cuts are now available in bundles with their coordinating stamp sets! This special pricing is only available during the month of March while supplies last, so get your orders in early!

And each  month they offer a Stamp of the Month that you can add on to any order over $50. This month it is called Tea-rrific.
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I hope to get a chance to play with this stamp set and come back to show you later this month!!!

You can find all kinds of fun things to play with on my website at EllyMae.ctmh.com.

Enjoy!

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