What Does the Fox Say? Happy Valentine’s Day!!

CTMH’s Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book has the best Stamps of the Month ever! I’m totally in love with all of them and can’t wait to play with each one.  The SOTM for February is this fun foxy stamp set: S1402 Wild About Love:

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The first thing that came to mind with this stamp set was, “What does the fox say?”

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I’ve put together this really fun Valentine’s card, inspired by a card made by fellow consultant Melissa Laverty, and stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” inside. The wood grain paper is from the new Timberline paper packet. I also used the zip strip from the Skylark paper packet, brown sparkle gems and Hemp baker’s twine.

I didn’t want to post my card until today though, so I could surprise my DH with the card… If you love this stamp set as much as I do, you can order your own for $5 with a qualifying purchase from my CTMH website. 

Thanks for looking and Happy Valentine’s Day!

For the One you Love…

Please join us next Thursday morning for a fun Valentine’s card making class.

We’ll be using the January Valentines Stamp of the Month as well as the French stampset, Jardin to create 5 beautiful works of art as well as a delicious tin of wrapped chocolates. These are not your typical card-class cards. Rather, each is a true work of art showcasing advanced cardmaking techniques such as: paper piecing, heat embossing and triple layering. The pictures below don’t really do them justice. (I’ve got to use a better camera to take these…..)

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We’ll meet on Thursday morning, February 7th, for some tea and coffee, and chocolate of course! …while we create these elegant monogram cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by Monday, February 4rth so that I may prepare your materials in time.

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday February 7th at 9am
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $15 for 5 cards with envelopes envelopes, plus a decorated Valentine’s tin of chocolates

RSVP: 703-790-3497

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $15.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $20.00 – mailed to you first class

Whooo’s Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

Here’s a cool video on how to assemble the Treat Tubes for Valentine’s Day.  What a fantastic idea for your child’s classroom valentines!  So quick and easy, yet awesome!

 

 

Bonus: the treat tubes and the glitter paper will be available in the new Spring/Summer Idea book, available February 1st, but this is an amazing bargain to get them NOW at only $10!

For more information, see my previous post and/or go to my website.

Whooo’s Your Valentine?

Spend $35 and get the exclusive Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, we’re offering a new product, available on my website through January — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit! 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.

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)

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In addition to the fun Valentines boxes shown above, take a look at what fellow consultant Jody Gustafson has created with her kit:

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Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

Qualify and buy the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit today for only $10!

*Shipping and handling may apply. Offer valid November 15, 2012 – January 31, 2013. Maximum of one $10 Whooo’s Your Valentine kit per customer.

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)

February Card Classes – February 9th and 11th

 Are you ready to create something truly special for the special person(s) in your life? How about a pop-up Valentine’s card!!??


This innovative pop-up card is just one of the cards we will be making at card classes on Thursday, February 9th and again on Saturday, February 11th. Others are shown below. Everything is pre-cut and ready to stamp.  You get to choose how many of each card you make!
3 cards for $5 ♥ 6 for $10 when you bring your own adhesive
3 cards for $6 ♥ 6 for $12 when you use my adhesive   RSVP by Tuesday, February 7th.

This pop-up card was also submitted in January’s Heart2Heart Challenge. Check out their webpage, get your creative juices flowing and  join in the Heart2Heart challenges yourself… it’s fun!

Several card elements are cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  We will be using the Roxie and Sonoma paper packets and covering many techniques – shading, background stamping, creating 3-D flowers, using dimensional elements, scalloped border, and pleating paper.  I think you will really enjoy this class!

In addition, we will be making Valentines-themed nugget tins. I will supply the tins and materials to decorate the tins and candies and you supply the candies. Make as many or few as you like. The cost is only $1.50 each for the tins and supplies.

When: Thursday, February 9th and Saturday, February 11th
Time: 12:30 PM Thursday and 3pm Saturday
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $5 for 3 cards plus $1.50 per nugget tin
What to Bring: adhesive
RSVP: 703-790-3497

You are able to purchase this class if you are unable to attend.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and the ribbon will be dyed.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $6.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $8.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:

1-571-276-5405
Mariefarson@juno.com

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