Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CTMH News for September 2015

September 2015 brings us a new Stamp Of The Month, a great National Stamping Month special collection of stamps AND the latest 2015-16 Annual Inspirations AND Holiday Expressions.

The September 2015 Stamp of the Month is Paper Garden

Paper Garden (S1509) is an exclusive D-size set of 10 stamps that you can only purchase during the month of September 2015. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products. Alternatively you can purchase it for $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks are: 1" x 1" (Y1000), 2" x 2" (Y1003) and 4" x 5" (Y1012).

Paper Garden is compatible with the Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z3170) available exclusively from Close To My Heart Independent Consultants (more on the cartridge below).

Items created with the stamp set by CTMH Corporate artists are this card and layout:

If you would like a list of the products used to create the above items, you will find the information in the Recipes for Holiday Expressions, a PDF file that lists the products used to create the samples in the Idea Books so you may re-create projects at home. Also check my Pinterest Board CTMH 2015 09 Sep SOTM Paper Garden for additional ideas using this stamp set.

Please stop back tomorrow for the Paper Garden Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. My blog post will be here.

National Stamping Month

There are four options for the National Stamping Month—Hello, Life! Select any one of these three C-size stamp sets for $13.95 each. Or choose all three for $34.95 which is a savings of $6.90.

Hello, Life!—Scrapbooking
Hello, Life!—Cardmaking
Hello, Life!—Pocket Scrapbooking
Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create fantastic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection. The stamp sets are only available during September 2015. When ordering from my OBA, when you are viewing the items in your cart, you should see the promotional items in the shaded area near the bottom of your cart (you may need to scroll down).

If you are looking for ideas for using the National Stamping Month—Hello, Life! stamps, projects I find created with them will be pinned to my Pinterest Board CTMH Promo Hello, Life!.

Please stop back September 7 for the National Stamping Month—Hello, Life! Blog Hop. My blog post will be here.

New Idea Books

September 1 brings us not one, but two, new Idea Books.

2015-16 Annual Inspirations

The 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations book is valid from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. It shows the core products of Close To My Heart, including inks, re-inkers, cardstock, albums, tools, etc. as well as six new My Reflections collections and a variety of new stamp sets.

A note about the four previous Cricut® collections: Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking and Artfully Sent. They have been re-packaged and have new product numbers. Each will now include a package of colored cardstock instead of Dimensional Elements (or White Daisy cardstock which was included with Artfully Sent). The images on the cartridges and included stamp sets have not changed, only the consumable products included with it.

Also, Artistry is available digitally if you use Cricut® Design Space with any of the Cricut® Explore machines. The item number for the Cricut® Artistry Digital Collection is Z3190. You will still receive the stamp sets and cartstock as if you had ordered the collection with the cartridge, but rather than a physical cartridge, you will receive an online code and instructions for redeeming the code to link the images to your Cricut® account.

Holiday Expressions

The Holiday Expressions book  is valid from September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. It includes two new My Reflections collections and a variety of stamp sets which focus on Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday Expressions also shows the Stamp of the Month stamp sets.

When you place an order on my OBA on or after September 1, and have not already taken advantage of an offer for a free copy of 2015 Holiday Expressions, you will be prompted to add a copy to your cart. If you already have a 2015 Holiday Expressions, please take advantage of the offer and share the copy with a friend or family member.

If you are ready to place an order or would like to research any product, the Shop Now button will take you there.

If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts.


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