Celebrate Your Creativity - - - June Issue

"Life is Tweet" 20 Birthday Card Workshop, Plus June class listing - Mail Order class kits available

Come join the fun, Saturday June 16th, 9am – 5pm. A birthday card workshop with a bit of a party flair. Each guest will receive a "Life is Tweet" stamp set, embellishments & supplies to create 20 cards/envelopes (2 of each design). Learn new techniques AND Enjoy a homemade lunch. Feel free to take breaks & enjoy the back deck and/or gazebo.
Additional classes for June -
6/5 "Florentine" Cardmaking
6/20 "Victory" Scrapbooking
6/23 "Lucky" cardmaking
For details & prices click on side pictures of Class.
This will be limited to the first 10 paid registrations RSVP ASAP
Or RSVP today at Northwest Ohio Friends Scrap

It’s Time for a Stampaganza

Get free My Acrylix® stamps during the month of June!

My Acrylix® stamps are the best around; they bring beauty and precision together with versatility, durability, storability, and affordability! And during the month of June, they are even more affordable than ever before during Close To My Heart’s month-long Stampaganza!
During Stampaganza from June 1–30, purchase any two stamp sets, sizes A through E (some exclusions apply), at full retail price and select a third stamp set of equal or lesser value for free—a savings of up to $29.95! Buy as many as you want without worrying about having space for them all—the compact stamp set envelopes allow them to slide into even the fullest craft closet!
The advantages of our My Acrylix stamp sets are as clear as the stamps themselves, enabling you to craft with confidence. Being able to see through your stamps makes stamping techniques like double-stamping, base and shade stamping, layered stamping, and cluster stamping so much easier. The clear stamps and blocks remove the guesswork from stamping by allowing you to see exactly where your stamped image will be.
My Acrylix stamps make it possible for you to do so much more with stamping. Take advantage of this extraordinary campaign, and stock up on the highest quality stamps on the market! Contact me for full campaign details—and in the meantime, start shopping!
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Stamp of the Month: Life Is Tweet

Celebrate life’s ‘tweet’ moments

Show your loved ones how ‘tweet’ it is to have them in your life by personalizing a chipper birthday, thank you, anniversary, or even appreciation card using the June Stamp of the Month set, Life Is Tweet (S1206). You’ll love having these cheerful birds, flowers, balloons, and sentiments to turn to when you want to brighten someone’s day. To ‘tweeten’ the deal, this set also features images that are compatible with the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, making it even easier to create layered artwork embellished with these delightful images. Best of all, this set can be yours for just $5 with your $50 purchase!
View the June Stamp of the Month set, Life Is Tweet »

Putting the Pieces Together

Creating dimensional artwork is a piece of cake

Add dimension and heighten the visual interest of your stamping through paper piecing. This technique lets you use a single stamp to create multi-color, multi-dimensional artwork that is sure to impress. Read on to discover how simple it is!
“Life Is Tweet” Card
You may have spotted this technique in the artwork for the June Stamp of the Month; paper piecing was used to create almost all of them! Let’s focus on the Life Is Tweet card to get an idea of how the technique comes together. In creating this card,
  1. first, the Life Is Tweet image was stamped in Cocoa ink directly on the corresponding flower shape, which you may have noticed was cut from kraft cardstock using the Cricut® Art philosophy cartridge;
  2. next, the same image was stamped in Tulip ink on a piece of Colonial White cardstock;
  3. after trimming out the circle center of the Tulip stamped image, it was attached to the Cocoa stamped image using 3-D foam tape; since both parts are from the same single stamp image, everything lines up perfectly!
“Fluttering By...” Card
The “fluttering by” card pictured above is another great example, right out of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. For this card,
  1. the tree image from the My Acrylix® A Tree (A1124) set was stamped on Colonial White cardstock twice: once in Desert Sand ink and once in Sweet Leaf ink;
  2. the leafy tree-top was then trimmed out of the Sweet Leaf image and attached over the Desert Sand image using 3-D foam tape;
  3. the Desert Sand image below gives the leaves an automatic shadow, lending depth to the card and tying the layers together
This fun, eye-popping technique is sure to open up new doors for you in your crafting. Just grab some micro-tip scissors, a roll of foam tape, some favorite stamps, and give it a try!
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