Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Wreath

Last year, I picked up this Black Feather wreath on clearance at Jo-Ann's.  The price tag says $39.99, but I believe I paid $5 for it. 

It was an adorable and fun addition to our Halloween decor.  But, I felt it needed a little sprucing up.  Armed with my Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and CTMH Cricut Cartridges, this is what I came up with.

The letters and triangle pennants were cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Each pennant is tied together with metallic black baker's twine.  The flowers were cut from the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and inked around the edge with black distressing ink.  The "Oct 31" stamp is from the Halloween Greeting set.   

I love this little spider and web cut from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. Cutting him from the purple glitter paper allowed the spider to really pop out from the web. 
Close to my Heart supplies used:
D1605 Halloween Greetings Stamp Set
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1921 Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper
Z1296 Distressing Ink
Z1795 Quilling Tool (so helpful for these flowers!)
Z2105 Exclusive Ink Stamp pad - Black
Various adhesives

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Specials

October is my favorite month of the year.  The weather is beautiful, the trees are changing colors, apples are plentiful, pumpkin patches and fall festivals are tons of fun...what's not to love!  An added bonus is that I celebrate both my birthday and anniversary this month too!  I wish it could be October all year long :-)

Unfortunately, October only lasts for 31 days and we move into November, then December.  Close to my Heart is preparing us for those upcoming months by offering a Holiday themed Stamp of the Month for October.  This way, you will have your Holiday stamps in plenty of time to create tags, cards and layouts for December!  This stamp set is only available for purchase from Oct. 1-31!  The set can be purchased for $17.95, or only $5 with any $50 purchase.   

These images can be stamped alone or stamped onto coordinating Cricut shapes cut from CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge.  Here are a few examples of the Home for the Holidays stamp set in action.

Once you've already earned your Stamp of the Month by spending $50, you will also get a free roll of chevron ribbon shipped with your order!  Such a fun added bonus for October!  Visit my website to place your order and take advantage of these great offers only available in October!!