Celebrate Your Creativity- - - - December Issue

Kimberly is hosting a CTMH Christmas Gathering Saturday December 15th 1-5 pm

Your invited to Kim's Christmas studio to see all her holiday ideas. Free create & take of an adorable 3-D Christmas Tree will be made by guests. These trees make adorable ornaments, table decor or boxes to be filled for gift giving.
Exclusive secret recipe flavored cocoas & homemade cookies will be served.
Order $35 of product and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10! ($40 retail value)
Order additional $5 and get December SOTM “Year-Round Cheer” for $5 ! ($18 retail value) - see below
Order additional $45 or a total of $100 on any current CTMH product and receive $25 to spend on Cash & Carry items.
Upcoming December Events:
Shop "While Supplies Last" Sale - Wide variety of paper & coordinating accessory items to be added, all with substantial markdowns, December 1st 2:00am (EST) . Further markdowns on original sale items also.
Sympathy Cardmaking Class Dec 4th 7-9pm
Mistletoe Scrapbooking Class Dec 11th or 12th 7-9pm
Cookies, Cocoa & Creativity Dec 15th 1-5pm
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Whooo’s Your Valentine?
Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with Heart
In the midst of one of the most festive times of the year, Close To My Heart is giving you one more thing to celebrate. January is National Papercrafting Month, and we want to get things started early with the special “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit! This kit is especially designed for Valentine’s Day gift-giving in and out of the classroom, but of course can be used for any variety of occasions. The “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit includes:
  • 12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby)
  • 3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock)
  • 1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper — new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 – Treat Tubes with Lids — new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)
This kit, featuring an adorable exclusive stamp set as well as two “sneak peak” items from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book — the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper — has a full retail value of $40, but it can be yours for just $10 when you spend $35 on other Close To My Heart products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. I know now you’re just wondering when you can get your hands on one — well, you can order yours beginning December 13, 2012.

Learn more about the Whooo’s Your Valentine promotion »         
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Stamp of the Month: Year-Round Cheer
Iconic images for a year’s worth of fun
The My Acrylix® Year-Round Cheer stamp set definitely lives up to its name. This cheerful D-size stamp set includes month after month of fresh, whimsical images for your seasonal and holiday projects all year. From Father’s Day to Thanksgiving, there is an image in the Year-Round Cheer stamp set that is perfect for the occasion you want to celebrate. You can snatch this treasure up for a mere $5 with your qualifying $50 order this month only, so be sure to get your order in!

See the December Stamp of the Month »
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Monograms for All Occasions
Add a hand-stamped look to your gift and goody giving
One of the best things about this time of year is sharing goodies with neighbors and friends. Whether you make your own fudge or buy a box of candy canes, adding a personal touch to your gifts is easier than ever thanks to the affordable My Acrylix® Monogram stamp sets in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

These elegantly designed letter stamps are ideal for adding a hand-stamped, personalized tag to each gift you give. Using them can be as simple as inking and stamping! Anyone on the receiving end of one of your gifts will feel special because of the hand-stamped look, but you can make dozens of tags in just minutes.

At just $2.95 per monogram, you can get one for each member of your family, each of your initials, or even one for stamping your recipient’s initials! Your personal touch will look super classy and it’s so simple to do.

Pick out your monogram stamps »         
 

Come for Cocoa, Cookies & Creativity- December 15th 1-5pm

Your invited to Kim's Christmas studio to see all her holiday ideas.
Exclusive secret recipe flavored cocoas & homemade cookies will be served.
Exclusive secret recipe flavored cocoas & homemade cookies will be served.



Free create & take of an adorable 3-D Christmas Tree will be made by guests. These trees make adorable ornaments, table decor or boxes to be filled for gift giving.













Order $35 of product and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10! ($40 retail value).  Order additional $5 and get December SOTM “Year-Round Cheer” for $5 ! ($18 retail value).  Order additional $45 or a total of $100 on any current CTMH product and receive $25 to spend on Cash & Carry items.

As you all know I am a Papercrafter Horder, I have been challenging myself by digging through past projects and my stash, and will be selling many retired, exclusive, as well as current CTMH product. All Cash and Carry (instock product) will receive FREE Shipping/Handling and FREE Tax status. This is the perfect time for shopping for yourself, as well as for gift giving.

For those hard to buy for relatives and friends...


· For all those Cricut lovers the Art Philosophy or Artiste Collections

· Studio J 5-Packs Each Pack includes 5 two-page layouts plus shipping and handling. The perfect gift for that person that takes alot of pictures and never develops them. Men also love it. Also includes a Private one hour digital class from me.

· Workshops on the Go Kits Create exclusive projects using the coordinating products and instructional workshop guide in the Workshops on the Go® workshop kits.

· More Innovative Products from Close to My Heart.

RSVP SO THAT I KNOW WHEN TO BE EXPECTING YOU !!!!!


Sympathy Cardmaking class - Tuesday December 4th, 7-9pm


Create these 3 elegant cards to help ease the pain for the special people in your lives. Your friends and family will love how unique each of these designs are. Inside words of comfort will also be stamped during class. This workshop uses the “La Belle Vie” paper packet and features My Acrylix stamp sets "Words of Comfort" and "Beautiful Friendship"
New techniques learned will be dry embossing, piecing, 2nd generation stamping and sponge edge distessing.
In addition to making 3 embellished cards, you will also receive the TWO featured stamp sets & papers to repeat what you have learned at home.

All this for just $30.00 What a Deal !!

Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & scissors
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12 x 12 trimmer & piercing tool

Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org for more information and to get registered.
SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

Celebrate Your Creativity - - - - - - November Issue

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas. . . in my studio. Come see all my holiday ideas & events
2012 Xmas 20 card workshop Nov 17th 9am-5pm
Olivia Scrapbooking class Nov 15th or 20th 7-9pm
2nd Annual Christmas Openhouse Nov 24th 10am-5pm
Cardmaking Class Dec 4th 7-9pm
Mistletoe Scrapbooking Class December 11th or 12th 7-9pm 

Sneak Peak at December Special

available starting December 13th
email me for details and pre-orders. . .kimstom@wcnet.org
Celebrate National Papercrafting Month in January with this exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit promotion, perfect for gifts and classroom projects!
This kit offers you a sneak peak at two new spring/summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the Die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!
   
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Why Handmade Means More
Gifts from the Heart
 
The holiday season is coming up fast — have you started your shopping yet? And what are you going to get for those few people on your list who are impossible to shop for? What do you give to that person that seems to have everything? If you’ve got some question marks on your list this year, try giving something handmade.

Why handmade? There are many reasons that a gift you make yourself is more meaningful than what you can get off the shelf:
  • Time — is there anything more valuable? Once you’ve given your time to something, you can never get it back. When you put your valuable time into making something personal and unique, you are giving one of the most valuable things you have.
  • Personal Touch — everything you create is infused with a part of you. A gift that you created is much more likely to remind the recipient of you simply because it carries the signature of your creativity.
  • Customizable — don’t spend hours in stores looking in vain for just the right thing. With a handmade gift, you can make something just right by tailoring it to what you know about the person you are giving it to.
  • Rarity — when you make something handmade, you are creating an item that is unique. That uniqueness adds value to the gift because there is nothing else like it. It is a gift that only you can give.
There is no limit to the handmade gifts you can give this year. A beautiful card or scrapbook page may be just the right thing, or a decorated picture frame, jewelry box, or wall art. Let your creativity shine this holiday season and give something that means a little more — give something handmade.

Go here to see some great project ideas! »
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Capture the Savings
Get a stamp set of your choice 50% off with a qualifying purchase!
I know you love a good deal, especially on quality products like Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix® stamp sets. If you’ve been keeping your eye on a particular set or two, then now is the perfect time to act! During November, you can get 50% off your favorite stamp set in the Idea Book. Here’s how:

You already know about the Stamp of the Month program, where you can buy an exclusive D-size stamp set for just $5 with your $50 qualifying order. This month, when you qualify for and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you get an additional bonus of 50% off any other stamp set in the Idea Book! This deal excludes those sets sold as part of Workshops on the Go® kits or our Cricut® collections, but that still leaves you over one hundred options to choose from!

When you see how versatile and exciting the November Stamp of the Month set is, you will see how this offer rewards you for getting something you already know you want! So head over to my web site to read more about this deal and start shopping.
Start shopping »

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Stamp of the Month: Capture the Date
Spruce up your “when”

Record the “when” of your memories and do so much more with November’s Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date. This stamp set’s striking versatility will add pizazz to dozens of projects: calendars, layouts, cards, birthdays, games, as well as anything that calls for a numbered list. Capture this set of 72 stamps for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase! And when you do, remember to take advantage of this month’s special by picking an additional stamp set from the Idea Book for 50% off!

See the November Stamp of the Month »

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. . . in Kim's CTMH Studio

Holiday Openhouse - November 24th 10am - 5pm
Come join me for a bit or stay awhile. But make sure and stay long enough to fill out your Christmas Wish list. Wouldn't you love to get exactly what you want this year ? You fill out the list and I will contact that special secret santa for you.
 
Christmas Tree Boxes (3) create & take starts at 11:00 every hour on the hour (limited supply)
 
Gift/or Sachet Card Holder starts at 11:30 every half hour on the half hour (limited supply)
 
 As you all know I am a Papercrafter Horder, I have been challenging myself by digging through past projects and my stash, and will be selling many retired, exclusive, as well as current CTMH product. All Cash and Carry (instock product) will receive FREE Shipping/Handling and FREE Tax status. This is the perfect time for shopping for yourself, as well as for gift giving.
 
For those hard to buy for relatives and friends...
  • For all those Cricut lovers the Art Philosophy or Artiste Collections
  • Studio J 5-Packs Each Pack includes 5 two-page layouts plus shipping and handling. The perfect gift for that person that takes alot of pictures and never develops them. Men also love it. Also includes a Private one hour digital class from me.
  • Workshops on the Go Kits Create exclusive projects using the coordinating products and instructional workshop guide in the Workshops on the Go® workshop kits.
  • More Innovative Products from Close to My Heart.
RSVP SO THAT I KNOW WHEN TO BE EXPECTING YOU !!!!!


Mistletoe Scrapbook Class $25.00

See how creative you can be using CTMH lay-out books, beautiful patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton and taught by Kimberly Thomas.
Class includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring "Mistletoe" paperpacket.You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s
Kim will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. additional techniques taught will include scissor & ink edge distressing. And using acrylic stamping and Cricut cuts as your embellishments.
You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" personal paper trimmer & scissors to all classes. MUST RSVP

Celebrate Your Creativity - - - - - - October Issue


RSVP and mark your calendars for October & November events. . .
something for everyone
Free Papercraft Saturday 10/13th 10-5pm
Clementine Scrapbooking 10/16th 7-9pm
Pun Fun Cardmaking 10/20th 10-noon
Digital Day 10/27th 10-5pm
Christmas Cardmaking 10/30th 7-9pm
Holiday Wishes 20 Xmas Card Workshop Nov 3rd 9-5pm
Sampler Cardmaking Class Nov 6th 7-9pm
Camp Palmer weekend Nov 9th - 11th
Christmas Cardmaking Nov 17th 10-noon

SPOTLIGHT is the 10-things Pocket - includes 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 pocket w/ ten 5 x 3/4 numbered strips

It is so much fun to scrap and journal about your top tens in your life using this cute pocket filled with journaling strips. Look for more ideas under the SPOTLIGHT tab. 
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Save with Studio J®
Get a 10th Studio J layout free when you buy 9!
You already know that Close To My Heart’s Studio J® online design software is a great deal, saving you lots of time and money. During October, you can get an even better value from Studio J — when you buy 9 layouts, you’ll get a 10th layout free!

Take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10: Buy 9 to get 1 free layout, buy 18 to get 2 free layouts, etc. You can get up to 5 free layouts! It’s a fast and inexpensive way to get your pictures off your computer and into your scrapbooks! Since you can ship as many as 50 layouts together in a single box, the savings truly stack up the more layouts you order in October.

Read on to find out about our sensational new Express Collections that will make it even easier for you to save time and complete even more layouts!

Take me to Studio J® » 
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Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas
Add a little Cricut® cheer to your holidays
‘Tis the season for holiday stamping! Deck your cards and scrapbook layouts with decorative Christmas images from the My Acrylix® Very Merry Christmas stamp set many of which coordinate with Cricut® Artiste shapes! Cut out your Cricut® shape, stamp the image from the Very Merry Christmas stamp set, and you have a beautiful decoration for any page, card, or home décor item. Remember that it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase. Stamp some Christmas cheer into your holiday season this year!

See the October Stamp of the Month » 
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Catch Up on Your Memories
Scrapbook your favorite photos with Express Collections!
Do you remember when all anyone used for their pictures was a film camera? Remember how you were limited to 24 or 36 pictures per roll of film, and you had to make sure you brought plenty of rolls with you everywhere you went, and then had to pay to develop each roll? Nowadays, most digital cameras can easily hold ten times as many pictures on a single memory card.

The rise of digital photography has its pros and cons, of course. It means you can — and probably do — take way more pictures for preserving your memories than you did fifteen years ago. However, it also makes it much easier to get behind in scrapbooking those pictures. A digital problem requires a digital solution, which is where Studio J®’s new Express Collections come in.

Imagine that you’ve hired a professional scrapbooking artist who has designed stacks of layouts, and will let you have the final say on how they look. You get to add your photos to the layouts, write some journaling, perhaps tweak the title or design here and there, and you end up with a beautiful finished layout without doing any of the work! If this sounds like your personal scrapbooking dream, then consider the Express Collections your dream come true!

With Express Collections, you get six themed collections containing ten layouts as well as a front and back cover, designed to give you plenty of easy-to-use options for scrapbooking some of your favorite memories. There are collections for that special little miss or little man in your life, there is a collection to for scrapbooking your travels, a collection for capturing school days, a collection named “All About Me,” and a collection for reviewing the best of the year.

This is the perfect time to catch up on some of those projects you’ve been hoping to catch up on for a long time now. Take advantage of October’s special to get free layouts while you breeze through the collections, preserving memories with just a few clicks of your mouse. Get started today!

Log in to Studio J® to see the new Express Collections »         

Holiday Wishes 20 Xmas Card Workshop

Come Join the fun November 17th ... 9:00am - 5:00pm

Each guest will receive Holiday Wishes stamp set (Cricut Compatible) , embellishments & supplies to create 20 cards / envelopes (2 of each design), exclusive designed by me, Also learn new techniques AND Enjoy a homemade lunch for JUST $45.00 per person

WHAT A DEAL - MUST RSVP BY limited availability

You are required to bring sturdy adhesive, 12" paper trimmer & scissors to all classes

Mail Order Option Available

Cardmaking Sampler class - Tuesday Nov 6th 7-9pm

Be ready for any occasion when you create these 3 Classic cards. Your friends and family will love these basic clean crisp designs.  Learn how to use this new cricut compatable stamp set for easier faster projects. Let me Show you How.

This workshop includes a sampling of 4 different paper packets, showing you how easy it is to combine left overs and make them into useful designs.  Features My Acrylix Cricut Compatable stamp set "Casual Expressions".

In addition to making 3 embellished cards, you will also receive the featured stamp set & papers to repeat what you have learned at home.

All this for just $30.00 What a Deal !!

Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & scissors
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12 x 12 trimmer & piercing tool

Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org for more information and to get registered.
SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

Merry & Bright cardmaking class - Tuesday Oct. 30th 7-9pm & Nov 17th 10-noon

Bonus Stamp Set, Receive 2 stamp sets instead of one for the same low price of $30. Create 3 Unique Christmas cards. This workshop uses the “pear & partridge” paper packet and features My Acrylix stamp sets "Merry & Bright" & "Holiday Commentary".

In addition to making 3 embellished cards, you will also receive the featured stamp sets & papers to repeat what you have learned at home.

All this for just $30.00 What a Deal !!

Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & scissors
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12 x 12 trimmer & piercing tool

Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org for more information and to get registered.
SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

Pun-Fun Cardmaking Class - Saturday Oct. 20th 10-noon

Create these 3 fun cards to celebrate the special events in your lives. Your friends and family will love these play-on-words designs. Learn blending pen watercolor technique. This workshop uses the “Clementine” paper packet and features My Acrylix stamp sets "Pun Fun" & "Cup of Cheer".
 
In addition to making 3 embellished cards, you will also receive the featured stamp sets & papers to repeat what you have learned at home.

All this for just $30.00 What a Deal !!

Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & scissors
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12 x 12 trimmer & piercing tool

Contact me today at kimstom@wcnet.org for more information and to get registered.
SUBJECT LINE: Card Class

Free Papercrafting Saturdays - Come enjoy the day with me

Beginning Next Saturday and Select Saturdays through the Fall season. I will be having Free Papercrafting Saturdays 10am - 5pm.

Feel free to spend the day cropping or you can make-up missed classes, purchase new card or scrapbook workshop kits or simply bring your own stuff to work on.
Saturday October 13th, Add 2-page layout Clementine for just $10.00

Add $5.00 for lunch

As Always I will be available for any questions you may have.

Jimmy Buffett & Mackinac Bridge Walk - studio j style

What better way to catch you up on my Summer than with some digital Studio J artwork. Been adding to "My Life" Scrapbook this week. Wanted to show you what I did, in hopes to inspire some of you to do the same. Each 12 x 12 page comes to me printed on silver-lined photo paper ready to slide into my album. Remember just pick a memory and tell a story.
Double click on any lay-out to see the story.






Watch the current Studio J Tutorial called Love Your Layout: Using Photos for a Background

Private free lessons this Saturday September 22nd, just call for an appointment time.

Again I'm loving me some Studio J. Want to scrapbook your event in 30 minutes or less ?? If so, click here and try out Studio J ! No obligation to buy....just play! You do have to create an account but you do not have to make a purchase. GO AHEAD....try it. You will fall in love with Digital scrapbooking. SIMPLE, FAST and EASY !


Announcing 10 to 10 Papercraft Saturday September 22nd

10:00am – 10:00pm in Kim’s basement Studio - Rudolph, OH
Bed & Breakfast option is also now available for this weekend.

Are you ready for some cropping time? Plan some time away from the kids & all of their activities? 
Before the calendar gets cluttered, plan a day just for yourself, by joining me for a day of fun & relaxation, while at the same time preserving your memories for future generations to enjoy.
Leave behind the pile of dishes and loads of laundry to join me, with friends to work on your precious albums.
Feel free to spend the day cropping, or you can makeup missed classes, learn digital scrapbooking or simply bring your own stuff to work on.

Includes homemade Lunch & Dinner, and *one original Scrapbook kit (your choice of design) or upgrade to a card kit for just $10 more.

You get this all for only $35.00 / RSVP REQUIRED              ( limit 10 people )

Each person will have use of 4 square feet of table space, new comfort foam seat cushions and individual beverage /trash bag holders. AND. . .
FREE use of.......
  • Expression II Digital Cricut® Machine (Artiste & Art Philosophy cartridges)
  • Die-cut machine (Sizzix® BigKick) & dies
  • Full line of Coluzzle® cutting system
  • Over 200 of current & retired CTMH stamp sets - Lots of Alphabets
  • Complete line of Inks & Markers
  • Product displays and Lay-out books to get new ideas
Suggested packing list –

· photos

· Adhesives / glue dots / runners

· 12” personal trimmer

· Pens, Pencils, & Markers

· Scissors

· Paper

· Embellishments

· Page Protectors

· Acrylix blocks (please label) optional

Pre-designed lay-outs from class – optional also J

*Original Scrapbooking workshops designed by Kimberly. Each kit includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three unique 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring different papers, techniques and Lay-outs. I will be available for any questions you may have and will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s.





Just added 3 lay-outs to my "Halloween Theme" Scrapbook

As many of you know the main reason I became a "Close to My Heart " constultant, was to get all those pictures scrapped. So I am very excited to have added 3 more year (1989,1996 & 2002) lay-outs to my halloween theme book this year. AND you guessed it. . .
I will also be teaching it Moonlight Scrapbook Workshop September 19th 7-9pm

 I always love working on my theme albums, cause it brings back such wonderful memories.
Are they not just adorable ?? Hope to see you in class :)

Celebrate Your Creativity - - - - September Issue

Start Autumn Right with National Stamping Month!
Is My Creations® Display Album - Includes chipboard covers w/ 12 spiral bound 6 x 6 page protectors

This incredibly versatile chipboard album can stand to display photos or layouts or be used as a book. Get creative and use it as a desktop monthly calendar, a photo flip frame or more ideas at SPOTLIGHT
Create Kimberly's Newest Exclusive designs hot off the printer at my FREE directions tab. Simply purchase products listed under project photo, from my site & receive directions FREE
September Events-
Halloween Cardmaking 9/4
Sonoma Cardmaking 9/15
Moonlight Scrapbooking 9/19
10 to10 Crop Saturday 9/22
 
National Stamping Month
Every day is cause for celebration!
September marks the official end of the golden days of summer and the beginning of autumn, with little golden treasures of its own. Whether it’s enjoying the turning of the leaves or the crisp fall breezes, autumn seems to bring with it countless opportunities for relishing the everyday moments that make life wonderful.

This year, the National Stamping Month stamp set gives you the images you need to do just that. The aptly named It’s Your Day stamp set is a double set of D-size stamp sets—two sets in one envelope—that helps you commemorate those simple, everyday moments. It includes 48 images, consisting of phrases, borders, and more.

You’ll also be delighted to know that many of the images coordinate perfectly with our new Cricut® Artiste cartridge for even easier stamping, cutting, and layering! At the start of a season that marks the beginning of school, holiday celebrations, and family time, the It’s Your Day stamp set is a must-have to document the wonderful autumn days.

The It’s Your Day double stamp set has a retail value of $35.90, but between now and September 30, the It’s Your Day set can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $35 in full retail products. Our National Stamping Month double-stamp set offer is for a limited time, so act now to make sure you get a set of your own to celebrate every wonderful day of autumn and beyond!
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Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites
The best pick of the patch!
 
     Find some of your favorite fall images in this adorable new stamp set. With a fun-loving scarecrow, plump pumpkins, and a Cricut®-compatible tag, you’ll find plenty of uses for this month’s Stamp of the Month set. Remember that it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase. This is a pick of the patch that you'll want to take home!

See the September Stamp of the Month »    
 
Cricut® Artiste—It’s a Party in a Box!
Artiste jump-starts your party preparations
The brand-new Cricut® Artiste cartridge knows how to party! Fifty themed keys with over 700 shapes including cute cards and 3-D projects galore add up to a staggering number of party favors, invitations, and decorations, all at your fingertips when you have the Cricut® Artiste cartridge!

As one example, take a look at the coffin-shaped treat boxes above. If you’re planning a Halloween party—or if you just want to make Halloween treats with a spooky flair—these coffin boxes are a snap! Here’s how to do it:

First, gather these materials:
  • Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
  • C1462 My Acrylix® All Hallows Eve Stamp Set
  • Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
  • 1243 Goldrush Cardstock
  • Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
  • Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
With your Artiste cartridge in place, load your Cricut® machine with kraft cardstock and cut the coffin by setting the size dial to 5 1/2" and pressing the “3D Object” feature key, then press the “Eek” key, which is the sixth key in on the bottom row. At this size, you can fit two coffins per 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock.

Thanks to the brilliant coordination of elements on the Artiste cartridge, you’ll cut the lid to the box at the same size setting for a perfectly coordinating size and fabulous fit! Press the “Shift,” “3D Object” and “Eek” keys. Two coffin lids will fit on a 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock at this size.

Next, before folding the coffin, stamp the diamond pattern image from the All Hallows Eve stamp set several times with Desert Sand ink on the coffin lid. Stamp the cobweb and spider images in Black ink. Follow the easy instructions on page 58 of the assembly booklet to put the box together.

Next, cut a 1/2" × 2 1/2" strip of Goldrush cardstock for each coffin and stamp the “Beware” sentiment on the strips. Trim a pennant edge on each strip and then attach it to the lid of your coffin using 3-D foam tape.

Finish your coffin by attaching a Black Sparkle over the spider’s body. Ooo! After filling the box with your treats, wrap the coffin lid to the base using a few inches of Black baker’s twine. Give to your favorite goblin or ghoul!

This is just one example of how the Cricut® Artiste cartridge can help make preparing for all of your parties and celebrations even easier! Check out the brand new Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit (page 14 in the Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book) for another great Halloween-themed party idea using this fabulous cartridge.

Buy supplies for your party essentials »