Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Products (Cricut Anyone?) and Fabulous Specials

I apologize for not posting in months.  I finally went back to work this spring and am just getting my head above water when it comes to my time.  Doesn't mean I haven't been crafting or making cool things though.  All you Cricut lovers be sure to read to the bottom!

I am specifically posting to let you know about the awesome stuff happening at Close to my Heart right now.

First I want to mention that we have lowered the price of our stamps,  A size are now $6.95, B size is $9.95, C size is $13.95, D size is $17.95 and E is now $29.95.  I love it when prices drop like that!

From Aug. 15 - Aug. 31, we have two specials going on that overlap.  The first special is for the new and improved Stamp of the Month program.  Our August Stamp of the Months usually feature Halloween and this one is perfect.
We have changed up the pricing of the Stamp of the Months now.  Instead of the graduated pricing, the SOTM is just $5 with a $50 order.   You can also order the SOTM at the full price of  $17.95.

During the month of August to celebrate the inauguration of our new Stamp of the Month program, Close to my Heart is also offering the Extra!Extra! A-size stamp set free with a $50 order total.  This stamp is a cute little alphabet stamp set
that will come in handy on many a project. 

National Stamping Month is Aug. 15th - Sept. 30th. To celebrate, Close to My Heart has offered up the Pair-a-Phrase stamp set for free with an order totaling $75 or more.  This oh-so-cute stamp set is actually 2 D-size stamp sets combined together, a retail value of $35.90.

So to simplify things if you place an order with for $50, you will receive the Aug. SOTM, Wicked, for $5 and the Extra!Extra! Typeset Alpha for free.  Add an additional $20 to your order and you can also receive the Pair-A-Phrase double D-size stamp set for absolutely free.

To tell you the truth though, I have an even better deal for you!  I am pleased to announce that Close to my Heart has released their own Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy

About 5 months ago, I sold my Cricut as I wasn't using it.  Why wasn't I using it?  Well none of the cartridges that I had purchased had shapes that matched up to my stamp sets.  I was always hand-cutting out my images after stamping.  When I needed a shaped piece of cardstock I invariably used my BigShot with my Nestabilities.  This cartridge solves all those problems.  It features over 700 different shapes!  It has tags and labels and shaped cards and pennants and all kinds of different shapes. 

My favorite thing on this cartridge is the 3D flower shapes.  I have spent many an hour cutting out spirals to make rolled paper roses.  This cartridge has 6! different ones.  The cartridge also had 3D boxes and bags.  I can't wait to make the french fry and Chinese take out box.

Many of our stamps coordinate with cartridge now.  No more hand cutting!  If an image has a red outline around it, you can cut out that shape with the Cricut!  The carrier sheet for the stamp even tells you exactly what size to cut the image at.  How much simpler can it get? Needless to say, I bought another Cricut Expression!

Now when you place an order for the Collection, you don't just get a cartridge.  You also receive 3 super cute coordinating stamp sets and 3 sheets of our Dimensional Elements chipboard accents that also coordinate with the Cricut shapes.  The retail value of this collection is over $120!  We are offering it for just $99.  You know you want it!

To sum it up, if you were to order the Cricut Art Philosophy collection for $99 you would then be eligible for the SOTM for an additional $5 to total up to $104.  With this order, you would also get the Typeset alpha and Pair-a-Phrase stamp sets for free!

If you are interested in ordering, please give me a call by clicking my cute little widget on my blog or emailing me.  The online catalog can be viewed here