Thursday, October 13, 2016

CTMH How-To Patterns - Day 10 - SpookTacUlar Online Event

Hello and welcome to Day 10 of the SpookTacUlar Online Shopping Event on Facebook. Since I learned that Close To My Heart is a new company to some people (as are some of the direct sales companies in the event are to me), I thought I would do a little more to introduce you to CTMH.

As I mentioned before Close To My Heart offers a wide products for every papercrafting project, with papers, inks, embellishments, and project kits in coordinating colors and designs. The pioneering clear polymer My Acrylix® stamps make it easy to get precise, crisp images every time, exactly where and how you want them. On a recent blog post CTMH tells us 19 Things You May Not Know About Our My Acrylix® Stamps; honestly, even though I have been an Independent Consultant since 2012, there were a couple of things I did not know about the My Acrylix™ stamps.

Close To My Heart also offers a variety of memory keeping, or scrapbooking, products. There are pocket scrapbooking items where you can just add the pocket cards and your photos and have a completed album. Or you can choose fundamental scrapbooking products where you complete 12" x 12" layouts primarily using the coordinating Complements. Finally, there are decorative scrapbooking items where you can add Cricut® cuts and stamping to your scrapbook layouts.

Close To My Heart offers a few How-to Patterns in book format. Six of the books are spiral-bound and feature patterns, cutting diagrams, instructions and full-color artwork. There are two books that feature cardmaking.

Cardmaking How-To Patterns
Wishes Card Confidence Program™ (9041)
Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)

Card sizes in the books vary. There is a nice Quick Reference in the front of the books, grouped by size, so if you are looking to create a specific size card you can quickly find a pattern and page number. You can also quickly scan the patterns to see if you gravitate toward one. There are also many full-color examples with references back to a pattern and under each pattern you are pointed to pages with full-color examples using the pattern.

There are four books that feature scrapbooking.

Scrapbooking How-To Patterns
Cherish™ Scrapbook Program (9038)
Imagine™ Scrapbook Program (9039)
Magic™ Scrapbook Program (9040)
Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)

There is a Quick Reference at the beginning of the Scrapbooking How-to Patterns. Under the pattern name lists the number of photos the layout will accommodate and the page where you will find the full-color photo, cutting and assembly instructions  Reflections offers scrapbook layouts based on 10 core patterns. Each of the patterns are customizable. Cherish and Imagine have 50 layout patterns each. Magic features interactive layouts with pull, spin and slide elements.

The Make It from Your Heart volumes are 48 pages and are essential guides for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and cards.

Make It from Your Heart Patterns™
Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 1 (9035)
Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 2 (9042)

The patterns were inspired by Close To My Heart founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton. Each features 16 two-page layouts, two single-page layouts and 12 different card patterns. Like the thicker pattern books above they feature cutting diagrams, full-color artwork and hints for creating the projects.

You will find all of the pattern books on page 110 of Annual Inspirations 2016-2017. You can download the current Idea Books, Holiday Expressions 2016 and Annual Inspirations 2016-2017, to your computer in PDF format to browse through anytime. Go to my Online Business Address (OBA) and click on the link below the Idea Book.

If you have any product or promotion questions feel free to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Please like my page to receive periodic updates. Thank you for visiting today.


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