Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 CTMH News

Before we dive into the CTMH news for August 2016, I would like to take a moment to let you know that the URL for my Online Business Address has changed. It is now

Please update your bookmarks. If you happen to use the old address, you will be redirected to the new address; I am not sure when the old address will stop redirecting.

The August 2016 Stamp of the Month is Purr-fect Halloween

Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) is an exclusive D-size set of 17 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of August 2016. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products (and if you qualify for additional sets at $5 for each $50 you spend). Alternatively it is available at $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 3" x 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009) and 2" x 6½" (Y1010). The label shape coordinates with the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z3171); the Art Philosophy cartridge officially retired on July 31, 2016, however if there is inventory remaining it will remain available on my OBA until stock is depleted..

Items created by CTMH Corporate artists with the stamp set are this card and one-page 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 Seasonal Expressions 2, a PDF file that lists the products used to make the samples in the Seasonal Expressions 2 so you may re-create projects at home. I am participating in a Purr-fect Halloween blog hop this month; you will find my post tomorrow. Please visit my Pinterest Board CTMH 2016 08 Aug SOTM Purr-fect Halloween for additional ideas using this stamp set.

Annual Inspirations 2016-2017

August 1, 2016 brings us the latest CTMH Idea Book: Annual Inspirations 2016-2017. In addition to new Paper Fundamentals, there are new embellishments, new stamps, new ribbons, well, you get the idea, there are many new products. There is also a new Cricut® Collection called Flower Market (more on Flower Market below). The Idea Book may be viewed on my OBA under Products > Idea Books.

August 2016 - Basically the Best

During the month of August, when you order the new Whimsy, Adventure and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both Rustic Home (on the left in the photo above) and Uptown Fundamentals (on the right) are "Basics packs", but there is nothing basic about them. Both feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Both include 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs. This is a savings of $13.95 or $14.95 depending on the collection you select and when you qualify for Basically the Best you also qualify to purchase the SOTM for $5. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Cricut® Flower Market Collection

There is a new Cricut® Collection called Flower Market and it comes in two versions: with a physical cartridge (Z3285) and as a digital only option (Z3290).

Cricut® Flower Market Collection (Z3285)

Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection (Z3290)

Both collections include the same images and come with 3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets and 1 – Adventure cardstock combo pack. The only difference is if you order the digital version you will receive a code in the package rather than a physical cartridge. You will then redeem the code online. The product description for the digital version states "Only available for use with Cricut® Explore™ and Cricut® Explore Air™", so plan your purchase for the type of Cricut® you own.

Seasonal Expressions 2

Now that I have told you about the new, it's time to remind you that SE2 is only valid until August 31, 2016. Many of the items in this idea book are retiring and will not be available after August 31. Many are only available while supplies last. In fact, at least one item has already sold out. I posted a list (with pictures) of retiring items on Friday, July 22, 2016; you may also print or download a copy of the list here.

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. Thank you for visiting today.


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