Happy September!

Whew! What a month, it has been a busy one. Still trying to find that balance between creating crafty projects and getting them up on the blog and then you throw a Curio conference (more on that later) in there… time just gets away….. and I’m back….
I have my monthly card kit ready to order and want to put it up here before something else grabs my attention.

I created this using the Falling for You Paper pack and the Falling for You Cardmaking stamp set.

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It has gotten cooler here and seems like Fall is upon us, so this was a fun set to put together.

There are 2 options to order this kit – with or without the Thin Cuts:
– $30 includes the stamp set only
– $44 includes the Stamp set & Thin Cut bundle
**Thin cuts can only be purchased in the bundle & not sold alone.

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Please let me know by September 20th if you would like to order this kit.
Card Club members will receive their kits automatically, no need to order again. Please let me know if you would like more information on becoming a Card Club Member!!!


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.

I hope you have a chance to get crafty sometime this weekend.

Please let me know by September 20th if you would like to order a card kit!

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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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

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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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Happy May!

Welcome to May! Whew does it seem like the year is flying by?
We started our softball & baseball schedule and are busier than ever.

A new month means new specials from Close to My Heart and what kind of consultant would I be if I did not share these gorgeous things!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Each year, the first Saturday in May is designated as National Scrapbook Day and why not make it a month long celebration.
Close to My Heart does something special each year and this year is another WOW!

Introducing the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set.
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This beautiful paper pack and stamp set is only good during the month of May or while supplies last.

Each customer who purchases the paper & stamp set will also receive a copy of this Card workshop that makes 20 cards with just 1/2 of the paper pack by email.
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I completed this card workshop & it is not only gorgeous by very easy to assemble and complete.
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You can make 2 each of 10 different card designs in a short time.

And a new month also means…. A NEW Stamp of the Month!!!
This month’s is called Live, Laugh, Love and I love it.
Whether you love coloring designs in or not, you can choose to add your own flair & color it in or you can leave it a solid color.

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And it just so happens that the month of May is when the new Seasonal Expression 2 is released. What does that mean? New papers, new stamps, new thin cuts….
New! New! New!

Do you like unicorns, beach, cruises, southwestern, cacti, manly papers?
There is a little bit of it all in this new Seasonal Expression.
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This is just a taste of the goodies… there are so many more new releases.
View the entire catalog HERE.

I hope you enjoy all the new goodies and now go make your wishlist!
Have a great day!
Happy May!
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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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February card kit – Love Your Face

Now you may ask yourself “What is this card kit thing?”

Well, here’s the details…. each month I create a card kit featuring one of our current paper packs & stamp sets.

Each card kit includes:
– 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 used to create monthly kit (Retail value $9.95)
– Flat rate priority shipping
Invoices are sent to your email from Square.com.
*CTMH consultants are welcome to purchase the monthly card kit as well. Cost is $15.00 and includes my card kit instructions & supplies to create each of the 4 designs with permission to reproduce – Stamp set is not included, so you can purchase towards your goals.

I have to say I love these cards…. they were finished a few days ago but I needed space to take photos…. so they were set aside & when I pulled them out to photograph them, I realized I love them even more than when I first created them.
Who else has those moments?
It feels great right?

So here they are:


These are the 4 designs that you would get the instructions to recreate & the supplies to make 1 of each.

Can you think of someone in your friends list that it would make their day better to receive one of these?

The February kit is available to order for $25.
The kit will be available to order while the supplies are a current product…. meaning…. the paper pack retires at the end of April, so while it is available I will be able to create the kits & mail them out to you.

After January 22nd, click HERE to order your Love Your Face card kit.

Or you can order the supplies listed below from my website HERE & I will mail you the instruction sheets & supplies to make 1 each of these 4 cards…..

Supplies used to create cards:
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Some Kind of Wonderful Paper Pack X7217B $9.95
Some Kind of Wonderful Coordinating Cardstock X7217D $9.95
Love Your Face stamp set B1541 $9.95
White Shimmer Trim Z3024 $4.95
Silver Foil Tape Z3130 $4.95
Black & White Dots Z3314 $3.95

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
I encourage you to “Do Something Creative Everyday”!

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CTMH January Stamp of the Month

New Year and new month, which means a NEW Stamp of the Month!
Adore You is available during the month of January.

How do you get it?
You can add this to any $50 order for only $5.
What?
Yep – $5…. This stamp set retails for $17.95.
However, during the month of January it is offered to you for only $5 with your $50 purchase.
AND….. it’s only offered for 1 month and then retired!!!

Each month they offer a new stamp set that is only available for 1 month.
Check back often for more inspiration & specials!
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Enjoy!
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