Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jump on It July - Paper Bird

I'm back with another set of cards featuring one of Close to My Heart's fabulous hostess rewards stamp sets. You only have today and tomorrow to get these stamp sets for only $5 each! To find out more about this month's special, click here.

Today's featured stamp set is Paper Bird.

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to use up some of my retired Skylark paper to make some cards. Here's what I came up with!

I got my initial inspiration from this card, but then I changed things up as I went along. In addition to the Paper Bird stamp set and the Skylark paper pack, I used the Oceanside Sequins. I stamped images with Desert Sand, Lagoon, and Sweet Leaf.

Thanks for stopping by!

Bethany Rielage


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jump on It July - Tagged with Love

I'm back today with more cards using one of the hostess sets that are available this month for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Click the link below for more information about this special:

The stamp set I'm using today is Tagged with Love:

This adorable stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which makes cutting out those tags super easy!

Here are three cards that I made using this stamp set. The cards also feature the Blossom paper packet, the Glacier and Flaxen twine, and the Oceanside sequins.

Thanks for taking a look, and if you have any questions, please let me know!

Bethany Rielage


Monday, July 27, 2015

Jump on It July - Be Jolly!

Since it's the last week for the "Jump on It July" campaign at Close to My Heart, I thought I'd share some projects I have made using some of the beautiful hostess sets that you can purchase right now.

Today I'm featuring the Be Jolly stamp set from the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

I decided to use one of my older paper packets, Pear & Partridge, and the Be Jolly stamp set to make some Christmas cards. It's never too early to start on Christmas cards, and I'm trying to use up some older papers to make room for new product!

Here are three of the cards I made:

In addition to the Pear & Partridge paper packet, I used some older chipboard tags that came with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge collection and some Cranberry baker's twine.

If you're interested in purchasing this set - or any of the other current hostess sets - be sure to take advantage of this special deal before the end of the month. With every order of $25 in stamp sets, you can purchase one of the hostess sets for only $5 or the July stamp of the month set for FREE! Click below for more details or to place your order!

Bethany Rielage


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Last week of July!

We're officially into the last week of July and your last chance to get some great hostess stamp sets for only $5! With Close to My Heart's "Jump on It July" campaign going on right now, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95!

Here are some projects from Close to My Heart featuring the various hostess stamp sets available:

Sweet As Sugar

Thanksgiving Wreath

Happy Hexagons

Sing Glory

Be Jolly

Hats Off

Well Wishes

Better with a Friend

Cuddly Salutations

Practical Planning

Tagged with Love

Paper Bird

Exotic Flower

If you're interested in any of these stamp sets, be sure to get them before the end of the month!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks!

Bethany Rielage


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Finishing up a paper pack!

One of my favorite ways to use up the rest of a paper pack is to make cards. And since I'm always in need of more masculine cards, I decided to use up the rest of an older paper pack, Victory, to make some birthday cards. I just laid out all the rest of the paper on my desk, pulled a few embellishments that would match, and selected one stamp set to use.

The stamp set I used for these cards is "Happy Everything" and it's a special set because for every set that is sold through July 2015, Close to My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile. I love that there are sentiments for both the outside and inside of the card. But it's only available until the end of August, so you can't wait too long to get one for yourself!

I ended up making six different cards:

Hopefully this will give you some inspiration to use up some of your older paper packs. After all, the new CTMH Annual Inspirations idea book comes out in September!!

Bethany Rielage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jump on It July!

I absolutely love the special from CTMH for this month! If you've wanted one of the hostess stamp sets but didn't want to host your own party, now's the time for you! When you spend $25 on stamps this month, you can choose any hostess stamp set from the 14-15 Idea Book or from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog for only $5! Or you can get the July stamp of the month for free! Personally, I'm very excited about getting a hostess stamp set that I've been eyeing!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Bethany Rielage