Friday, September 5, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - September 5

Happy National Stamping Month! 

In September, along with celebrating one of our passions, we're also honoring Close To My Heart Founder and CEO's "30 Years of Happy" anniversary by sharing with you an adorable and FREE stamp set shown at left. And I have teamed up with two other CTMH Independent Consultants -- Rebecca Brown and Julia Hammond -- to bring you daily ideas on how to use these versatile stamps. 

If you've missed any of the ideas, you can scroll back here on my blog to September 1, or also visit us on Pinterest by going to our board at:

It's my turn again.  This time, I'm going to show you how I multi-stamped the "It's Your Day" stamp to create a border for a birthday card:

Here's the stamp I used. It's a wee one, just 1" wide, perfect for CTMH's 1" square acrylic block.
And here's the card I made:

Using three of CTMH's hot new colors in their Exclusive Inks (Thistle, Glacier, and Canary), I stamped the image all the way around the border of an A2 (4.25" x 5.5") White Daisy Card.

 was a bit surprised that this was harder than it looks -- lining it up just so and turning the stamp. I think I stamped this five or so times before I was semi-happy with it, and now I notice that I'd rather have the stamps on the left facing inward. Sigh.  Aren't we are own harshest critics??!

Also, I was hoping my order for Confetti Wishes Complements was in (but I ordered late!), so I cut a cake (far right) from its paper for this embellishment. 
I cut the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using Confetti Wishes paper on my Cricut, using the Artiste exclusive CTMH cartridge. 

Here's how to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set:

 *To qualify for the free #30yearsofhappy stamp set shown here, just spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September and the set will be sent with your order automatically!

You can see all of Close To My Heart's beautiful and practical stamp sets in the Annual Inspirations Book that was released this summer.  To get your copy, simply click on this link and order it directly from Close To My Heart. In a hurry and don't need a hard copy in your hands?  The entire Inspirations Book is available online. Just click HERE.

 I can answer any questions about CTMH products or if you're interested in hosting a class or gathering, please don't hesitate to contact me at
Just want to hurry and shop?  My CTMH website is http://cardmonkey.ctmh.comTHANK YOU!

P.S:  I am participating in this #30yearsofhappy challenge with two other wonderful CTMH Independent Consultants, Rebecca Brown and Julia Clendenen Hammond. If you are one of either of these gal's customers, please place your orders on her website by clicking either name highlighted above -- she has earned your business!

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