New Idea Book New Hostess only Stamps

July-Aug CTMH Idea Book 2020

In this new Idea book you’ll see lot of new papers, stamps, thin cuts & more, but you won’t see the new Hostess only Stamp sets. . . So, here they are!

Sprinkled with Love!
Lighthouse at the Beach

Love that it has the “stripes” for the lighthouse separate so you can choose your lighthouse colors!

Linked Hearts

And if the exclusive stamp sets are enough of an incentive, check out the amount of FREE product you can receive when you host a qualified gathering.

Contact me so I can help you earn one of these or other CTMH products!

Happy Crafting!

Make a difference in October

This month,  Close to my Heart is matching all round up donations to Operation Smile up to $10,000 USD!    Just think of how many children will benefit from  the life altering surgeries provided by Operation Smile.   So,  just place an order and click the round up box to help us surpass the $10,000 match.

In addition to  the round up offer,  for each Puny Pals stamp set sold,  $7 goes towards Operation Smile.

These are so cute,  and during October you can purchase the thin cuts that coordinate with the stamps!   Quick, fun and easy cards!

Also this month Close to My Heart has designed a super cute card kit to showcase the Puny Pals.  Get yours today!

You can buy the cards, exclusive papers & thin cut as a bundle and save!

Thanks for helping change the future for children!

Happy Crafting!


Annual Inspirations – Live Now

The Brand New Annual Inspirations is now LIVE!   If you’ve missed  some of the posts last month,  Here’s a quick tour of highlights.  (Which will not include stamps as there are just too many cute ones to choose.)

New Basics pallet:  (See more details here.)
Great two sided, two toned Card stock & new designs for compliments:  (See more details here.)

TWO new Cricut Cartridges:  (Learn more here)

New Thin Cuts: (Learn more here)

New Workspace wonder components: (Learn more here)


July Stampaganza!

Yes,  Stampaganza is back AND CTMH is bringing back some beloved stamp sets to include in the deal.

The deal is this.  Buy any 2 stamp sets at regular price and get a 3rd stamp set (equal or lesser value) for FREE.  Just add them to your cart and the free stamps will be shown as free.  (Ordering Tip)  order all the same size stamps sets in individual orders to get the best value)

Order as a bundle and you get all 12 D size stamps for $143.60.  That’s a saving of over $70.  Here is a closer look at each individual month.

There are other retired stamps available during this sale,  check out all the stamps available in my store.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Tags – DTP inking & Dry Embossing

If you are jumping in on this post series,  you might want to see all the techniques,  and you can find them here. You also might be interested in knowing that one lucky winner (USA only) will received the set of tags I created and photographed for this series.  (Information at the end of the post!)

Intro & cardstock tearing

Background Stamping & Sanding Cardstock

Tissue Inking & using sponges

Pockets & Tags

Faux Stitches & Patchwork

Pop Dots & Window Panes

Sponge Backgrounds & Crinkling

Random Stamping & Doodling

Fabric Fun & Water Misting

Accordion Medallion & Baker’s Twine

DTP Inking.  Direct to Paper Inking for us that don’t do well with remembering what DTP means.  This technique is something I use all the time.   I mean it ALL THE TIME!  It adds depth, it creates interest, it can soften a hard edge or help colors work together by creating a unified hue.  Like I said,  this is a technique I use all the time.

DTP_ins DTP_imgNow, dry embossing is something I use from time to time, and when I do, I love the results.  You can do dry embossing with embossing folders, embedded embossing, or by hand writing words, outlining stamped images, or sanding over a hard object.

dryemb_ins dryemb_img

Now you might want to know how you can earn chances to win These tags.   There are several ways.  Write a comment on this post.  (1 entry)   Share this post link on your Facebook post and let me know on my FB page Crafting with Amanda that’s you’ve done it.  (1 entry per share).  Like my FB page.  (3 entries)  If you’re a pinterest person, for every technique tag you pin, you receive an entry.  (up to 35!)    At the end of the contest I will assign each entry a number and using a random number generator will pick a winner.  I will announce the winner on this blog, and then contact them to get the address where the tag book should be sent.

If you would like a copy of my technique instructions file,  leave a comment with your email and I will send it to you.

Happy Crafting and Good Luck!