Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017 CTMH News

Hello November! This is one of my favorite times of year. I love Thanksgiving dinner. We are usually invited to my aunt and uncle's and make a dish (typically Wild Rice Floret Bake from Taste of Home) and dessert to share. Thank goodness my cousin and aunt like to cook. I usually eat too much, but the food is always excellent so it is hard to worry about portion size.

Please grab your favorite beverage because I have much news to share this month.

The November 2017 Stamp of the Month is Through the Year

Through the Year (S1711) is an exclusive D-size set of 28 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of November 2017. 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 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) and 2" x 2" (Y1003).

CTMH Corporate Artists created this two-page layout using the Through the Year stamp set.

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 make the samples in the Seasonal Expressions 2 so you may re-create projects at home. I am participating in a Through the Year blog hop this month; you will find my post here tomorrow. Please visit my CTMH 2017 11 Nov SOTM Through The Year Pinterest Board for additional ideas using the Through the Year stamp set.

The December 2017 Through the Year Calendar Kit (see my Monthly Specials page for details) will use the November 2017 Though the Year SOTM.

Through the Year Calendar Kit
available December 2017

If creating this calendar interests you, you can purchase the November SOTM this month for $5 with a qualifying order or you may purchase it at the usual price of $17.95. In December there are kits available with and without the November SOTM, but the price difference reflects the full SOTM price of $17.95.

November 2017 — Just for FUN

There are two ways to save on the Fundamentals during November. Individual Fundamentals products are 30% off the retail price. Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, are 40% off the retail price! To save space here, I posted a table of the Fundamentals options on my Monthly Specials page.

When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, hostesses will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice—that’s up to a value of $37.85.

Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit, totally free!

If you would like to host a Gathering or become a CTMH Consultant, please reach out to me via the contact form to the right.

November 2017 - Black Friday and Cyber Monday

We’ve been told that Corporate has big plans for Black Friday on November 24 and Cyber Monday on November 27—but they have not given us any details yet. We have been told that we will receive more details on these events in the days before they go live. When I learn something I will post the information here and will probably send a quick (additional) newsletter at that time.

Corporate will also probably send a message the day the sale prices are posted. If you would like to receive the Corporate newsletter, please see my post How To Sign Up For the Monthly CTMH Newsletter. I am signed up for it and I promise they do not share your email and they do not send too many messages each month. I typically only receive one message per month, but during specials, like Flash Sales, there are more messages, but this happens only a few times each year.

Help CTMH Decorate a Tree - ornaments due by November 10

Close To My Heart is participating in the annual Utah Festival of Trees, an event that raises money for the children at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, and they are inviting Consultants, their teams and customers to participate. Companies and individuals donate beautifully decorated trees, which are then auctioned, with the money benefiting the hospital. Viewing these elaborate trees while they are on display for the public is quite a holiday tradition for many locals.

Help CTMH deck out their tree with beautiful papercrafted decorations made using the Silver & Gold paper suite. Ornaments can be any style, but should not be smaller than 2" and no larger than 6". Ornaments can use store-bought elements (actual ornament balls or hooks, metal or plastic bases, or other pieces) that can be decorated with the Silver & Gold collection. Ornaments can also include silver or gold glitter paper, shimmer trim, foil sheets, vellum, stamping, etc.

The deadline for sending in your ornaments is November 10, 2017. If you would like to contribute, please be sure that your ornaments arrive at the Home Office by this date. Ship your ornaments to 1199 West 700 South, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062.

CTMH would love to see their tree decorated with beautiful and unique works of art so that their tree can represent the caring hearts of talented papercrafters from all around the world!

Holiday Expressions 2017

We are two months into the valid period for Holiday Expressions and there are only two months remaining. As you browse the idea book look for the icons that gives us a hint about products that will be available after December 31:

If you do not see a right pointing arrow next to a product you are safe in believing that the item will not be available for purchase after December 31; since items without the arrow are typically while supplies last it it is possible that they could sell out before December 31.

If you are ready to place an order or would like to read more about a 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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