Monthly Specials

Please see below for the Stamp Of The Month



October 2017 - Share a Smile


Our Punny Pals are on a mission to share as many smiles as possible this month! With every purchase of the Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile™.

Operation Smile™: Punny Pals (D1751)
There is even more! Only during October and while supplies last, you can purchase a set of Thin Cuts that coordinates with the My Acrylix® Operation Smile™: Punny Pals stamp set (D1751).

In addition, CTMH created an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts, card bases, envelopes, paper pieces and instructions for you to create 32 adorable cards that are sure to brighten anyone's day.

Item #Product Retail Price
D1751My Acrylix® Punny Pals Stamp Set$17.75
CC1340Thin Cuts—Punny Pals$28.95
CC1343Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes$9.75
CC1342Share a Smile Card Kit
Includes Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (CC1340),
Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1343),
and 10 paper sheets; stamp set sold separately
$48.69
Your price
$39.95

The Share a Smile Card Kit comes with 10 sheets of paper (1 cardstock sheet each of Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, and one gold glitter paper), 32 card bases and envelopes (3" x 3"), the Punny Pals Thin Cuts, and a color printed insert with cutting diagrams and instructions for 6 different card designs.

But there is even more. Every time you place an order and round-up to the nearest dollar, your round-up donation will go even further because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000!

Finally, this is something that should bring a smile to everyone. When you participate in the Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from the upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! CTMH be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!

There are ways to get the Share a Smile Card Kit for free! As a hostess when you host a Gathering that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher or become a new consultant during October.

If you would like to create the cards as shown in the instructions, you may need some additional items if you do not already have them:
The stamp set was not included in the kit because some people may have already purchased it; by being available separate from the kit it preserves the Operation Smile™ donation associated with the stamp set.



November 2017 - forthcoming

I will post information as it becomes available.



December 2017 - Through the Year


The December Through the Year Calendar Kit will use the November 2017 SOTM. If you would like to save yourself a little money, order the SOTM during November for $5 with your $50 qualifying purchase so you may choose the kit that does not include the stamp. If you miss the Through the Year SOTM in November, there will be kits available with the stamp, but the price of the kit will be based on the full retail price of the stamp.

Through the Year Calendar Kit
(CC1344)
available December 2017
suggested retail $50.02; during Dec '17 $38.95
Through the Year Calendar Kit with Stamp Set (CC1344S)
available December 2017
suggested retail $67.97; during Dec '17 $56.90

You will find the following items included in the kit:
If you want to complete the calendar exactly as shown in the instructions, if you do not already have these products, you will need the following items:
If you follow the instructions, your completed calendar pages will look like this:


As a final reminder, the best value is to purchase the November 2017 SOTM in November for $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase so you may purchase the kit without the stamp for $38.95.



January 2018 - National Papercrafting Month - Love Letters

I am permitted to share information on November 1.



Stamp Of the Month

Christmas Tunes (S1710)
available October 2017
Through the Year (S1711)
available November 2017



Ordering the Stamp Of the Month

I have been a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant since March 2012 and in February 2017 I learned something about purchasing the Stamp Of The Month (SOTM) from my Online Business Address (OBA) recently; it is possible to pay $17.95 for the SOTM even if you have a qualifying order total in your shopping cart. It turns out that in addition to having a qualifying purchase, the price you pay depends on how you add the SOTM to your shopping cart.

I wrote a blog post about this because I want to help prevent my readers from experiencing this.

As you know, there is a new Close To My Heart SOTM each month and that you can either purchase it for $17.95 or with a $50 qualifying order you can get the SOTM for only $5. You may also know that you can get one SOTM for $5 for each qualifying amount in your cart, that is, if you have $150 in qualifying items in your cart you can purchase three SOTM for $5 each, but I digress.

Before I go further, you may be asking what a qualifying order/amount is. Items that are purchased at a discount, e.g., clearance items, often do not count toward your qualifying purchase. It has been my experience that the purchase of monthly promotional products, e.g., purchase of the Welcome Home Wreath in January, do count toward the qualifying purchase. If they do not, I try to remember to add that information to the CTMH News I publish on the first of each month.

Now, how do you avoid paying $17.95 for the SOTM when you have a qualifying order total in your shopping cart? It is all in how you add the SOTM to your cart.

My suggestion is to wait to add the SOTM to your cart until you see a message on your screen that you qualify for the SOTM. When I added an item to my cart that made the shopping cart total over $50, a green shaded bar appeared on my screen with "Congratulations! You qualify for Stamp of the Month."


When I clicked on the link in "Congratulations! You qualify for Stamp of the Month", I was taken to my Shopping Cart and the Promotional Items I qualify for are shown near the bottom of the cart in a green shaded area:


Once I clicked the Add To Cart button to the right of the item number and name in the Promotional Items area of my shopping cart, I saw a message that the item was added to my cart and the item is now listed with the other items I placed in my cart.

If my order total qualified me to purchase additional SOTM stamp sets for $5 or there were other promotional items I qualified for, I would still see the green shaded Promotional Items area in my Shopping Cart. If this was a month where a qualifying purchase allowed me to to add something else to my cart, for free or at at discounted price, I would see those items in the Promotional Items area too.

I hope this information helps you to more easily shop my Consultant Website and save money when Close To My Heart is offering a Stamp Of The Month or other promotional item that you would like to purchase.

This page last edited 10/18/2017

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