Monthly Specials

Please scroll to the bottom for the Stamp Of The Month.

For some of the specials below I do not have complete details or photos yet; I am sharing the information I know so it helps a little with your crafty planning.



July 2018 - Stampaganza


For this Stampaganza, Close To My Heart has brought back some classic stamps: the Number Solos and the Alphabet Solos:



During July when you buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price you can get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from almost any stamp set in the current idea books, (except SOTM, Operation Smile™ and stamp sets included in Cricut® collections).

For your convenience, CTMH created a special bundle of the Number Solos and a special bundle for the Alphabet Solos (see the flyer above). These Stampaganza savings are only available during July, so start submitting those stamp orders fast!

If you would like to purchase the entire Alphabet Solos Bundle, please contact me first. When you purchase the bundle, you are already at the first level of Hostess Rewards. The first level of Hostess Rewards qualifies you for $25 of Hostess Rewards Credit. You may use the Hostess Rewards toward a variety of products including cardstock, most paper packets, most stamps (except SOTH, Operation Smile™ and stamp sets included in Cricut® collections), ink pads, re-inkers and more. If you are wondering if something is available using rewards, contact me via the form to the right and I will look it up for you.

Hostesses that reach the third level of Hostess Rewards can receive their choice of three Solos number stamps sets for free. When you become a Consultant in July you can choose three Solos number stamps sets for free.



July 15 through August 31 - Here’s to You


This special features 4 exclusive B-size stamp sets designed for celebrating special events, like weddings and anniversaries.


You may also download the flyer here (PDF opens in a new tab).



August 2018 - Bring Back My Pack—More Magical

The Magical paper packet has been updated with new colors and will be available for a limited time only! This popular paper collection will be paired with a pack of cardstock in coordinating colors, an exclusive stamp set, and a workshop kit that will guide you in the creation of four two-page layouts and eight cards (four each of two designs).



August 2018 - You’ve Got Class

You’ve Got Class will feature a special paper packet, made up of selected papers from the Seasonal Expressions 2 paper collections. The papers and coordinating cardstock pack along with an exclusive new stamp set was designed for you to create an album of 13 single page layouts perfect for preserving photos and memorabilia from a child's school years from Kindergarten through High School graduation.



coming August 1 - Craft with Heart™

This is a new subscription from CTMH featuring Cut Above® layout kits. There will be three options to select from: monthly, 4-month (one delivery of four kits) and 12-month (three deliveries of four kits each). Twelve-month subscribers will also receive 30 free 4" x 6" prints from Persnickety Prints in every box. That is 90 free prints a year!

On August 1, visit this special Create with Craft with Heart™ website to order.

Please note, the 12-month subscription is only available during August; on September 1 only monthly and 4-month subscriptions will be available.

Each Craft with Heart™ box will include pre-printed base pages, paper pieces, die-cuts, and stickers to make two scrapbook layouts, plus three 12" x 12" Memory Protectors™ and a marketing postcard. Twelve-month subscribers will also receive information about redeeming 30 free 4" x 6" prints from Persnickety Prints in every box.

Unfortunately purchasing the subscription is not eligible to be joined to a Gathering and it cannot be used to purchase the SOTM at a discount.

We should have a flyer about this subscription program in mid-July.



September 2018 - National Stamping Month — Memories in the Making


This National Stamping Month special features two exclusive stamp sets: Memories in the Making—Days and Memories in the Making—Months. These stamp sets have been especially designed to coordinate with the Memories in the Making Cut Above® layout kit to create a beautifully crafted calendar. Using these stamp sets makes it easy to add months and dates on calendar pages. The Memories in the Making—Days stamp set also includes a variety of images for personalizing your calendar to note birthdays, holidays, appointments, and more. There are even some basic shapes and solid images for highlighting events and adding decorative elements to every month.



You may also download the flyer here (PDF opens in a new window).

September hostesses who have a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher will receive both the Memories in the Making—Days and the Memories in the Making—Months stamp sets, FREE. You may also



coming in October - Advent Calendar

This special bundle and workshop will be offered to make the Advent Calendar papercrafting project on page 54 of Holiday Expressions.



coming in October - Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle

This exclusive Cut Above® card kit, available only in October, includes pre-printed card bases, die-cuts, stickers, shaker windows, and silver sequins to create 12 cards, 2 each of 6 designs.




coming in October - Canadian Celebration

This year is the 15-year anniversary of CTMH in Canada. To celebrate CTMH is offering an exclusive stamp set and workshop kit honoring Canada.



Stamp Of the Month

Highlight Reel (S1807)
available July 2018
For the Love of Crafting (S1808)
available August 2018



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 07/13/2018

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