Thursday, November 30, 2017

12 Days of Christmas - SHOPPING SPECIALS...

12 Days of Christmas SPECIAL (December 1-12, 2017)

I am excited to offer 12 days of savings to you on a variety of products including inks, stamps, glitter paper, adhesives and so much more. Take advantage of this for yourself or for that papercrafter on your Christmas list.

Each day there will be a special product highlighted on my blog and on my FB FAN PAGE, which will include a FREE and coordinating product item as a gift. You can take advantage of all or some of the specials; that is totally up to you. Of course, the more you purchase, the more FREEBIES you get from me. Keep reading for all the details and contact me if you have any questions.

How This WorksWhen you decide you want to take advantage of one of the daily offers,contact me by 11:30 pm CST that day to let me know. I will record your contact and provide you with your estimated total, including shipping and tax, at that time. (Final shipping options and details will be provided as the 12 Days progress because they will adjust based upon your purchase(s). The best and least option will be provided to you.)

What if you decide to take advantage of a special on a different day or simply change your mind? That is fine. J I am solely offering this as something fun as we lead up to Christmas and realize a future special may greater attract your attention. If that’s the case, contact me and make me aware of the change. (I suggest you track your communication with me as well.) However, you do get more tickets into the prize drawing(s) if you honor your initial interest. (More details on that below.)

Payment for orders communicated December 1-12, 2017 must be paid in full by noon on December 15, 2017
 when the products will be ordered and shipped directly to your doorstep. You can pay by credit or debit card (America Express is not accepted). (If you prefer another means of payment, please contact me to make those arrangements in advance.)

Tickets & Earn Other FREE Products
You will receive two (2) tickets for each day you take advantage of the special on the day it is offered. If you choose to take advantage of a special beyond the day it was released, you will get one (1) ticket into the drawing, allowing you all 12 days to make a decision on your purchases. Should you change your mind about a purchase prior to the payment deadline, the tickets will reflect your final order.

I guarantee a GRAND PRIZE winner – $25 in NEW PRODUCTS  when they are released on January 1, 2018 – when we hit at least $150 in purchases, cumulative! The more orders placed, the more prizes I will give to different winners. I will provide an update on the prizes as the days progress. (The prize drawing(s) will be held on December 16, 2017).

As an additional thank you, when you purchase at least $150 in products, you automatically earn $25 in CTMH Money, redeemable on specific products. (This amount can increase based upon the amount of your purchase.) The selection of these FREE items must take place immediately and guides when your product order is submitted. Ultimately, I will do all I can to get you the most out of your money! J I appreciate the business and helping me achieve a sales goal.

Means of Contact(325) 656.1919 – call or text – email
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Be sure to identify which day you are contacting me about. If I do not answer the phone, please leave a voicemail. Be sure to do so before 11:30 pm CST each day. I will respond as quickly as I am able. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday SALE will keep you organized...


Cyber Monday promo
Today only, save big on our versatile Workspace Wonder™ organization system. Build your own custom storage solution for organizing all your crafting supplies. Save 30% on individual components like the paper tray or the stamp pad stack, OR save 40% on bundles we have assembled especially for this sale! These offers are only valid for a limited time, so get shopping!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

FREE 64-Card Workshop Pattern...

taken from ctmh's blog

Free Basics Fundamental 64 Card Workshop Pattern!

We’re giving you more free patterns today! This time, instead of a scrapbooking layout, we’ve got a workshop for you and your friends to make 64 gratitude cards—8 cards in 8 designs—using our Basics Fundamental paper packet, which so happens to be on sale right now at 30% off!
These patterns were originally introduced at our 2016 convention as part of a Fundamentals card workshop. We’ve simply updated the cutting diagrams and flat patterns and created some new cards with one of our favorite paper packets!
Download the patterns above and let the cardmaking extravaganza begin!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

DIY Photo Cards with CTMH...


DIY Photo Cards!

By this time of year most of us have already taken new family photos (or have them planned for the very near future) in anticipation of turning them into beautiful Christmas cards to share (and show off ☺).
This year, instead of having someone else print and make your holiday cards, make them yourself! We’ve prepared some tips to show you how to personalize your cards even more using your creativity rather than someone else’s ready-made template.
Check out the tips below as you’re thinking of all the people you plan to send a little holiday cheer to.
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Tip #1: When stamping on your photo, use one with lots of negative space.
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To stamp a holiday message directly on your photo, choose one that has lots of negative space, like the photo above. Negative space is all of the area surrounding the subject of your photo. Using a photo with plenty of negative space gives you a place to stamp your holiday message without covering the subject—like the face of one of your family members!
Tip #2: Matte photo paper works the best with any ink.
Printing your photos on matte photo paper is the best option for using them as photo Christmas cards. Matte paper works well with any ink. If you like the raised look and feel of embossing, matte photo paper is also the best option. You can use the VersaMark™ Ink Pad and your choice of embossing powder. (For even more color options, try our mini pigment pads with clear embossing powder!)
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Keep in mind that VersaMark™ ink will absorb quickly into the matte photo paper. If you are going to stamp and heat emboss multiple images, emboss between stamping each image to make sure the embossing powder sticks to the ink.
Tip #3: Glossy photo paper requires StazOn™ Ink.
If you prefer the finish of glossy photo paper, you can still stamp on it! Just use the StazOn™ Ink Pad. This ink is especially meant to work on smooth, nonporous surfaces, and it will adhere to your photo much better. Other inks will smear on glossy photo paper.
Tip #4: Use a strip of cardstock over your photo for the stamped image.
What if you aren’t sure about stamping on a photo? Or maybe your photo doesn’t have space for a sentiment? That’s ok. You can stamp or emboss your message on a piece of cardstock to adhere on top of your photo like you see in the image below.
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Tip #5: Make your photo card a different shape.
Tired of sending rectangle cards? Shake things up this year by making your photo card a square or even a circle. (Get creative and maybe even use a Cricut® shape!)
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To create the circle card above, print a 5″ x 7″ photo. Then, trace a 5″ circle over your photo and cut it out. Finish by distressing the edges of your photo to hide any pen or pencil lines.
Tip #6: Don’t forget your envelopes.
When creating your photo cards, be sure to size your cards to fit in standard size envelopes.
Here are some examples that we used. These are common envelope sizes that you can find at your local craft store or online.
Card Size                    Envelope Type
3″ x 5″                        4BAR
4″ x 6″                        A6
5″ x 7″                        A7
5″ x 5″                        5¾” Square
6″ x 6″                        6½” Square
The photo card size refers to the dimensions of the entire card. If you like the look of having a mat behind your photo, trim your photo and then attach it to the cardstock or paper mat of your choice.
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The photo card above measures 4″ x 6″, including the photo mat. The envelope type that will fit this size is A6. You’ll notice that this card also has great negative space for stamping the holiday message.
One of the great things about making your own holiday cards is that no two cards have to be the same. You can personalize each sentiment and use different photos if you want to.
Our friends at Persnickety Prints are standing by with some great deals going on right now! Check them out to get your photos printed and get started on creating your own personalized Christmas cards this year!

Cricut® Shape:
Flower Market
5″ Flower-2 <7> (p. 7, Basic Shapes)