Clearly the Best: Terrific Two-Tone

In this episode of Clearly The Best, discover how to create a terrific two-tone look with the base and shade stamping technique. Give your images more life and layers and watch them pop off the page!

My Creations Cubby

Close To My Heart has expanded its My Creations line to include many more 3-D items.  One of the most recent additions is the Cubby, shown above.  It is made from heavy chipboard display with 25 cubby holes (cubbies: 2½" × 2½", final size: 14" × 14" × 2¾").  The Cubby can be altered into many things.  Use the Artiste Cricut Cartridge to create a 25-day advent calendar for Christmas, shown below, or letters of the alphabet.  Remove some of the dividers for cubbies to hold larger items.  Use it as a way to showcase photos throughout the year.  Get this versatile item today!

Whoooo's Your Valentine?

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal—our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit (CC1022) for only $10! Combine your love of papercrafting with the contents of this kit to create personalized valentines—perfect for classrooms and other group settings. This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. This kit offers you a sneak peek at two new Spring/Summer 2013 products: the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper! Decorate the die-cut boxes with the stamp images, cardstock, and glitter paper. Then attach the clear tube and fill with treats for valentines in a cinch!
Kit includes:
• 12 — Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
• 3 — 12" x 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
• 1 — Sheet Silver Glitter Paper—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 12 — Treat Tubes with Lids—new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
• 1 —My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid December 13, 2012—January 31, 2013. Maximum of one Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per qualifying order.

Retiring List

While most paper kits retire after the end of each Idea Book cycle, other things in the Idea Books can be retired at the end of the year.  Below you will find the list of scrappy stampy things that will soon be gone forever.

Shimmer Designer Brads
Rhinestone Designer Brads
Brads Red Assortment 
Brads Pink Assortment
Brads Blue Assortment
Brads Green Assortment
Brads Basic Assortment
Wooden Designer Buttons
Buttons Clear Assortment
Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet)
Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers
Dimensional Elements  Numbers 
Dimensional Elements Ornaments
Dimensional Elements Snowflakes
Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes
Stella Complements Canvas Shapes
My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment
My Stickease® Victory Assortment
My Stickease® Florentine Assortment
La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment
Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements
Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements
Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons
Milepost Shapes
Bling Assortment
Urban Felt Alphabet 
Keepsake Felt Alphabet 
Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers
Foundry® Ribbon Slides
Foundry® Binder Clips
Foundry® Number Plates 
Décor Journaling Spots
Bohemian Assortment 
Timeless Charms
Tough Tags
Bouquet Assortment
Haunted Assortment
Autumn Lane Assortment 
Boutique Assortment
Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday
Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 
Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection
Designer Ribbon Blue Collection
Designer Ribbon Red Collection
Designer Ribbon Green Collection
Newsprint Rub-Ons 
Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons
Festive Velvet Rub-Ons 
Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons
6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album
6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album
Cranberry Brads
Black Button Brads
Bling Buttons
Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars
Bling Gems
Pearl Badge Buttons 
My Creations® Display Album
My Creations® Banner
My Creations® Memory Game
Craft Jars
4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards
4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards
My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit
My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet
My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet
My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet
My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet
La Belle Vie Paper Packet 
Flirty Paper Packet
Moonlight Paper Packet
Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Cutting Knife

Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit
Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit
Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit
Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 
Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit
Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit

A Tweet
A Tulip
A Melody
Quick Cards—Shell
A Rainbow
Spring Up
Rosy Regards
Bee Happy
He Is Risen
My Peeps
Enjoy Life
Take a Picture
Eclectic Edges
Heartfelt Treasures
Happy Camper
Paper Lantern
Remarkable Wreath
10 Things
Super Powers
Country Life
Perfect Day
The Works Alphabet
Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
Chocolate Alphabet Small
Hodge Podge Alphabet
Classmate Alphabet
Splendid Day
Card Chatter—Love
Trees & Things
Simple Memories
Bingo Alphabet
Diverse Backgrounds
Magic Adventures
Kick Back
Field Trip Alphabet

Free Glue Pen!

During the month of December when you place a minimum order of $50 or more on my website, you will receive a free Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Z553).

Clearly the Best: Spanning the Space

In this episode of Clearly The Best, check out these tips and tricks for spanning your image across several surfaces for more creative freedom and fun!

Year-Round Cheer

Cheer all year long with December's Stamp of the Month, Year-Round Cheer.  These 12 stamps will help you celebrate events throughout the year.

Available December 1-31, 2012