Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CTMH Week: Retiring Paper (CTMH B&T Duos) -- Get It While It's Hot!

Twice a year (Spring/Summer, and Autumn/Winter), Close To My Heart publishes one of the industry's most sought-after catalogs: its IDEA BOOK which is packed full of not only new products but also plenty of ideas to scraplift or spark your creativity.

With each Idea Book comes new specialty designer papers, what are known as Close To My Heart's My Reflections B&T Duos -- two-sided, elegant papers that are sold by the pack with complementing solid cardstock, or in a Workshop on the Go (WOTG) scrapbooking or card kit.

In the Spring/Summer Idea Book, these were the CTMH B&T Duos:


(Note: I'd normally just lift the pictures of the papers from the catalog to use on this blog post, but I was recently told that this is frowned upon by Corporate. Silly! So these are shots I've taken of my papers on hand. Please refer to the Idea Book for better quality pictures.) 

Allow me to show you a project or two (or three) that I've made using CTMH B&T Duos this season:

Buzz and Bumble:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following projects:




Chantilly:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following projects:







Claire:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following project:


For Always:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following projects:






Later Sk8r:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following project:



Surf's Up:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following projects:





Tommy:

Here's the paper, from which I made the following projects:


You'll note above that three of the seven new papers for the Spring/Summer Idea Book are retiring. Their paper packs will no longer be available after July 2013.  If you see a pattern you like, please stock up before then. Here are the stock numbers for each of the retiring papers, along with their coordinating accessories:

Retiring Paper Lines with Coordinating Accessories:

X7164B  Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
X7164C  Buzz and Bumble My Stickease Assortment
X7166B  Claire Paper Packet
X7166C  Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167B  Later Sk8r Paper Packet
X7167C  Later Sk8r My Stickease Assortment

Four of the seven are carrying over to the next Idea Book. These are: Chantilly, For Always, Surf's Up and Tommy.  Paper packs and complements (embellishments) for each will still be sold throughout the year.  They will join the new papers introduced in the upcoming catalog.

Typically, CTMH carries over four papers from the previous season into the next Idea Book, to give those who have projects underway in the more popular papers access to more paper to complete their work. Those four papers will now be retiring as well, so stock up on those, too. They are:

Retiring Paper Lines from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book, with Coordinating Accessories:

X7155B  Avonlea Paper Packet
X7155C  Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156B  Clementine Paper Packet
X7156C  Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157B  Dakota Paper Packet
X7157C  Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159B  Scholastic Paper Packet
X7159C  Scholastic My Stickease Assortment



5 comments:

Star said...

WOW!! Your cards are so wonderful---they are inspirational! Enjoy your trip and come back with lots of ideas and the new Idea Book.

Dawn Carlyle said...

Wow - you have done a lot of work. Great showcase of each of the paper lines!!!!

Angelica Chambers said...

There are so many wonderful projects on here that I actually bookmarked this page to go sraight to in the future. You are extremely talented.

lharnish said...

I'd love to know if there is an svg file available for the bride and groom card on this page. I love it :-)

Terry said...

Is there a Silhouette Cameo file for the bride and groom card?