Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mystery Hostess Winner......

Our mystery hostess winner for August is Maureen K. 
Maureen has won $25.00 in select product credit. 
Congratulations Maureen.
For your chance to win the mystery hostess drawing place an order of $25.00 or more on my website under the mystery hostess party for that month.   Scroll to the bottom right of the screen to find a listing of the shows.  Join the mystery hostess party to place your order.  It is that easy.  Thanks for stopping by.
Sorry but these orders do not count toward club orders or any other specials that I personally am offering.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Operation Smile Crop Make n Take

Just a quick note to show the cute card we made at our quarterly crop.  The braided technique makes this cute card even cutier. 

Line template up with the fold of the card.  Center it up.  Paper clip at top and bottom to help hold template in place. 

You don't want the lines of the template to be too close to either end of the card or you will cut through the card.
Cut on each line - be sure to cut to end of each line but not beyond.  Remove template (save to reuse)
Open card with the inside face down ^^^^^^^
Take bottom 1st piece and fold down toward you
then cut that piece straight across. Save piece to be used later in the card
Next go to 3rd piece and fold it down in the same manner but do not cut anymore pieces.  Tuck the point of this piece under the point of the one below it.
Proceed to every other piece and fold down and tuck.
Once complete you can see at the top where the pattern is incomplete.  This is where
the piece you cut out goes.
Glue it to match the rest of the pieces to complete the pattern, and tuck.
Close card and pinch the creases. 
Thats all there is to it.
Now decorate.  Please share your completed cards and let me know how you liked
this technique.  Thanks for stopping by, Nan

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Here it is ......the 2015 Annual Inspiration Idea Book
2015 Annual Inspiration Idea Book
Grab your beverage of choice and take a few minutes to check out what is new at Close to My Heart HERE
You won't be disappointed.
September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 —a savings of $6.90 
Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further.
Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these versatile stamps disappear!
Dates: Offer valid September 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–September 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT).

Have a great week!

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