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December SOTM-Happiness Never Grows Old


 I am super excited to share the December Stamp of the Month with you!  Isn't this set so gorgeous?  From the stunning florals to the lovely sentiments, Happiness Never Grows Old is a must have for your collection.

The set features 11 stamps.  You can add this set to your qualifying order for only $5 in the month of December!  Sign up to be a VIP, and you can earn the set for free!  If you have not yet enrolled in the VIP Program, you can get a $25 product credit if you enroll by December 31!  You can find all the details here.


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Cyber Monday Sale!


 Close To My Heart is having a sale!  This is the perfect time to add to your collection or pick up some great deals for holiday gifting!  You can find all the sale items here.  The sale starts at 3:00 PM MST on Monday, November 30, 2020.  The sale runs till 11:59 PM MST on December 1, 2020.  

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The Paper Players #519


 Anne Marie is hosting a Tic Tac Toe Challenge at The Paper Players this week! Pick a row and come join us, we would love to see your creations in the gallery!  This is the perfect opportunity to add to your holiday card collection! 



 I went with the top row of Patterned Paper, Die Cut and Embossing. My card was created with pattern papers from the Serenity Collection, dies from the Yuletide Borders and Embossed Snowflakes from the Elegant Snowflakes stamp set. My card design is based on the sketch challenge at MFT.



The touch of gold in the Serenity papers adds so much elegance.  I added to the gold with gold embossed snowflakes and gold sequins.  I inked up my snowflake stamps with Versamark ink onto Vellum paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  In keeping with the gold theme, I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment onto cardstock and then covered the sentiment with Versamark and gold embossed as well. Here is a look at the complete Elegant Snowflakes stamp set, currently one of my favs!



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • Z3899 Elegant Snowflakes Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
  • X7263B Serenity Paper Packet
  • X7263C Serenity Coordinating Cardstock Pack
  • Z3367 Vellum Paper
  • Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
  • Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder
  • Z3893 Yuletide Borders Thin Cuts
  • Z4260 Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts
  • Fishtail Stax-MFT
  • Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins


I have also entered my card in the Festive Friday Challenge, using Blue, Snowflakes and Metallics.


Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

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Freshly Made Sketches #463


 I am getting tons of mileage out of my scraps from the Comfort & Joy Collection. I so love the mix of prints in this collection.  I decided to go slightly non-traditional and mount my pieces on black cardstock.  The black really sets off the pattern papers.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-


My overall card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  My pattern paper strips measure 1" x 4".  My sentiment panel is 2" x 3".  The poinsettia was fussy cut from the same pattern paper and popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. Liquid Pearls was added to the center as an accent.  An additional 2" x 3" rectangle of black glitter cardstock adds a little bling.  Super simple!




The inside was finished out with a strip of coordinating paper.  My sentiment is from the Craft with Heart cardmaking subscription.  Close To My Heart offers cardmaking and scrapbooking kit subscriptions!  I am a huge fan of the exclusive stamp sets that are included in the Cardmaking Kits.


All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • D1891 For the Tree Stamp Set
  • X7261B Comfort & Joy Pattern Paper
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X6047 Black Cardstock
  • Z3236 Black Glitter Cardstock
  • Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z3791 White Opal Liquid Pearls
  • Black Twine-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
The Card Concept-Holiday Home (Inspired by the color scheme for my clean, layered card!)
The Paper Shelter-A Christmas Card


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Last Call for Quarantine Stamps!


 Last call to add these super cute Quarantine Stamp Sets to your collection.  This Limited Release is only available to purchase through 11:59 PM MST, 11/28/2020.  Save over 30% when you purchase the bundle!  The sale ends tonight!  You can view all of the Black Friday specials here.  If you missed the sale, check back for the Cyber Monday Sale, which will start at 3:00 PM MST on 11/30/2020.

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Exclusive Stamp Release!


 Close To My Heart is releasing exclusive stamp sets in the Black Friday Sale!  These sets are super cute and only available during the sale!  Here is a sneak peek of two of the sets-



The sets are perfect for scrapbooking our current times!  If you have yet to get started on your Christmas cards, there is a Christmas themed set as well.



The stamp sets will be available starting at 3:00 PM MST on November 27.  The sale last until 11:59 PM MST on November 28, 2020. Save up to 50% on select products!  You can find the sale here.

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