Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Let’s Stay Home Stamps & SVGs Retiring

The Let’s Stay Home stamps and SVG files will only be available through August 31. Be sure to get them before they are gone!

CC5217 The Great Indoors
art created with The Great Indoors (CC5217)

Let's Stay Home was created to help us document the times we are now living through. They have been a great way to craft and document our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be nice to look back on these unprecedented times in years to come.

CC5218 On Repeat
art created with On Repeat (CC5218)
 Here is a closer look at all of the stamps retiring on August 31:

Let's Stay Home
Let's Stay Home
(CC3212)
The Great Indoors
The Great Indoors
(CC5217)
On Repeat
On Repeat
(CC5218)
The Great Indoors
Forever Grateful
(CC7210)
The Great Indoors
Forever Grateful
(CC7210)
On Repeat
Through Thick & Thin
(CC7211)

The collection started with Let's Stay Home (CC3212). It is the stamp set pictured in the upper left. In mid-May The Great Indoors (CC5217) and On Repeat (CC5218) were released (pictured in the top row in the middle and right).

Forever Grateful (CC7210), the two stamp sheets on the bottom left, and Through Think & Thin (CC7211), on the bottom right, were originally in the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2 and Bundle 1 respectively. They were later released outside the bundle.

Also available until August 31 are the free, yes, I said free, Let’s Stay Home SVG, In This Together SVG, and Paper Pal Medical Heroes SVG. The SVGs can be used with a variety of digital cutting machines including the Cricut Maker™ and the Cricut Explore™.

Visit the Let's Stay Home Promo page on my Consultant Website to see all of the options and to download the SVGs.

If you are interested in getting the Forever Grateful and/or Though Think & Thin stamp sets in  cardmaking bundles, there are a few each of the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7212 – includes Though Thick & Thin stamp set) and National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214 – includes Forever Grateful stamp set)

Below is more information about the cardmaking bundles from National Scrapbooking Day. The bundles can now be found in the Online Only section of my Consultant Website until they are sold out.

The National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1 creates 20 cards (4 each of 5 designs). This bundle includes 6 sheets of glossy UV-coated patterned cardstock, card bases, the Through Thick & Thin Stamp Set and Black & White Dots; just use you own inks and adhesive.

To create the cards shown below, you will need the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7213), Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6509), Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189), Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2895), Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2844) and Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) or similar supplies.

card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7213)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7213)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7213)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7213)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 1 (CC7213)
Through Thick and Thin (CC7211)
Through Thick & Thin Stamp Set in
Cardmaking Bundle 1

I chuckle at the humor in the Cardmaking Bundle 1 because I try to look at the bright side of life. Sometimes it is very hard, but I try.

After National Scrapbooking Day the CTMH Art Department created some additional artwork using the Through Thick & Thin stamp set.

CC7211 Through Thick & Thin
art created with Through Thick & Thin (CC7211)


The National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2 also creates 20 cards (4 each of 5 designs). This bundle includes the Mix-in Paper Packet (X9015), four cardstock sheets, card bases, the Forever Grateful Stamp Set and Wooden Arrows (Z3552); just use you own inks and adhesive.

To create the cards showns below, you will need the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214), Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6509), Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2841), Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848), Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) and Glue Dots® Mini Dots (Z2089) or similar.

card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214)
card created with National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 2
card created with National Scrapbooking Day
Cardmaking Bundle 2 (CC7214)
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Forevery Grateful Stamp Set (CC7210)
Forever Grateful Stamp Set in
Cardmaking Bundle 2
Forevery Grateful Stamp Set (CC7210)
Forever Grateful Stamp Set in
Cardmaking Bundle 2

While I hope no one would never need them for this, Forever Grateful is a great stamp set to thank the helpers during other life events, e.g., flood, fire, injury, etc.

After National Scrapbooking Day the CTMH Art Department created this additional artwork using the Forever Grateful stamp set.

CC7210 Forever Grateful
art created with Forever Grateful (CC7210)
Be sure to grab the Let's Stay Home stamps & SVGs before they disappear when August ends.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

CTMH Floral Celebration SOTM Blog Hop - August 2020

Welcome to the August 2020 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Floral Celebration. This month there are almost 20 Consultants sharing projects created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month Floral Celebration. Our blog hop is a circle; visiting the next blog (typically via a link near the bottom of the post) will take you back to where you started.

Floral Celebration Blog Hop Image / Badge
Floral Celebration SOTM Blog Hop
You should have arrived here from ***Alyson Mayo's Create with Alyson***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt also keeps a list of all participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Floral Celebration Stamp Set
Floral Celebration Stamp Set
For our Floral Celebration hop I created this card and I decorated the envelope as well.

card created for Floral Celebration Blog Hop
card created for Floral Celebration Blog Hop
I did not use a published pattern; I made it up as I went through the creating process. I planned to use a plaid paper I created using the Build-a-Plaid stamp set (D1886), but then I could not decide how to cut apart the pattern I created. Since I had this "deadline", I started moving the un-inked stamps around on a piece of cardstock until I found something pleasing to my eye.

The flower was stamped three times with Peach ink to make it more vivid. I used the Peach Shimmer Brush to highlight the first inner circle of detail and to splatter a bit. I used Black Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Glue to highlight the negative areas in the center of the flower.

I was inspired by another Consultant for coloring the leaves (and the flower center). Krista of Krista's Crafty Corner–you will visit her blog on this hop–used the techniques on a make and take she offered at a recent event.

Floral Celebration Blog Hop Lapp 01 close-up

The leaf detail was stamped in first generation sage, then I placed the stamp on the block with the detail side facing the block. I inked the back of the stamp and used second generation stamping to color in the leaves.

It is hard to see in the photos so I am not sure it is worth mentioning. I used the outside edge of my scissors to distress the top edge of the Sage cardstock strip. Using scissors with the blades closed, rather than using the blade of the scissors to distress, works just as well, does not dull the blade and is much safer.

Before you head to ***Crafty Happy by Darlys Recker***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to read your comments. If you have a little time, please let me know what you think of this card or pattern. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Floral Celebration — the August Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Crafty Happy by Darlys Recker***.

Close To My Heart Colors Retiring in 2020

Close To My Heart is retiring a few colors at the end of August when this Core Products catalog also comes to a close.

Cover of Core Products Idea Book
In early July I shared a list of products retiring from the Core Products Idea Book on August 31, 2020. Today's post is all about the Close To My Heart colors that will retire at the end of August.

The retiring Close To My Heart Colors are:

12" × 12" Cardstock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker Exclusive Inks™ Pigment Pad
Ruby Cardstock
Ruby Cardstock
(X5965)
Ruby Stamp Pad
Ruby Stamp Pad
(Z2854)
Ruby Re-inker
Ruby Re-inker
(Z2270)
not applicable
Pixie Cardstock
Pixie Cardstock
(X5984)
Pixie Stamp Pad
Pixie Stamp Pad
(Z2844)
Pixie Re-inker
Pixie Re-inker
(Z2744)
Pixie Pigment Pad
Pixie Pigment Pad
(Z8004)
Thistle Cardstock
Thistle Cardstock
(X5976)
Thistle Stamp Pad
Thistle Stamp Pad
(Z2840)
Thistle Re-inker
Thistle Re-inker
(Z2740)
not applicable
Eggplant Cardstock
Eggplant Cardstock
(X5956)
Eggplant Stamp Pad
Eggplant Stamp Pad
(Z2847)
Eggplant Re-inker
Eggplant Re-inker
(Z2747)
not applicable
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Sweet Leaf Cardstock
(X5980)
Sweet Leaf Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Stamp Pad
(Z2853)
Sweet Leaf Re-inker
Sweet Leaf Re-inker
(Z2253)
not applicable
Saffron Cardstock
Saffron Cardstock
(X5961)
Saffron Stamp Pad
Saffron Stamp Pad
(Z2851)
Saffron Re-inker
Saffron Re-inker
(Z2751)
not applicable
Goldrush Cardstock
Goldrush Cardstock
(X5962)
Goldrush Stamp Pad
Goldrush Stamp Pad
(Z2823)
Goldrush Re-inker
Goldrush Re-inker
(Z2223)
not applicable


As I mentioned in early July, the Color of the Year Julep will also be retired. There are a few additional Julep items that will no longer be available.

Julep Cardstock
Julep Cardstock (X6029)
Core page 73
Julep Stamp Pad
Julep Stamp Pad
(Z6511)
Core page 73
Julep Re-inker
Julep Re-inker
(Z7511)
Core page 73
Julep Pigment Pad
Julep Pigment Pad
(Z8007)
Core page 73
Julep Glitter Paper
Julep Glitter Paper
(Z3506)
Core page 43
Julep Glitter Gems
Julep Glitter Gems
(Z3507)
Core page 45
Julep Loose Sequins
Julep Loose Sequins
(Z3566)
Core page 45
Julep Velvet Ribbon
Julep Velvet Ribbon
(Z3567)
Core page 46
Julep Shimmer Brush
Julep Shimmer Brush
(Z3508)
Core page 50
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If you have any of the retiring ink pads and you would like the coordinating re-inker, please order as soon as you can. It has been my experience that as soon as the retiring colors are announced the re-inkers sell out fast.

A list of retiring products is also available on the CTMH Idea Books page which you will find in the green bar above.

Thank you for visiting today.