The Spring/Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book is currently available! Please let me know if you do not already have a consultant and would like to receive your own copy! You can download a PDF file of the Idea Book "recipes" (ingredients for all the projects featured in the Idea Book) by clicking HERE.
The new Close To My Heart Idea Book always brings exciting changes and fabulous new products, and this new catalog is no exception! Along with a new mission statement, CTMH is really focusing on a "consume it, don't collect it" philosophy. Hands down, here are some of my new favorites (in no particular order):
*Lower stamp prices! At a time when prices seem to be soaring, the cost of our stamps have gone DOWN! The size and value hasn't changed; only the price has dropped!
- A-size stamps: $6.95
- B-size stamps: $9.95
- C-size stamps: $13.94
- D-size stamps: $17.95
- E-size stamps: $29.95
*New Paper Packets/Paper Weight: First, our B&T Duos are now cardstock weight and feature two entirely different, full-color patterns on each side! Then, the prices on our paper packets have dropped to $9.95. In keeping with our "consume it, don't collect it" philosophy, the paper packs now include the perfect amount for several projects, but you won't have it lingering on your shelves forever. You'll receive six B&T Duos (two each of three designs) and six sheets of cardstock. Neutrals like White Daisy or Colonial White are no longer included in the paper packs, but we have those colors available in either 24-packs or 6-packs.
*New Cardstock Sampler Packs: You can now purchase seasonal samplers (2 each of 12 colors) or Shade Packs (4 each of 3 colors). Also, our seasons of colors have been reorganized, and they are beautiful!
*CRICUT Art Philosophy Cartridge: Not only do we have an exclusive CTMH/Cricut cartridge, but it comes with three stamp sets and Dimensional Elements chipboard! Many of the stamps shown in our Idea Book have a red line drawn around them, indicating that the image is available on the Art Philosophy cartridge. (The Cricut collection is $99, but you can purchase it as a hostess half-off item!) Chirp chirp!
*Fun New Embellishments, Stamps, and Paper Packs: Need I say more?
*Improved Hostess Rewards Program: Now, an individual can have her (or his) own party, with or without guests. In the past, you had to have at least two different orders with a combined minimum of $150 to be eligible for hostess rewards; now, a single $150 minimum order is eligible. With a new ordering system coming this fall, it will be even easier for individuals to have their own parties. (Of course getting together with friends makes for an even better party!)
*More Online Inspiration and Instructions: In addition to the CTMH YouTube channel full of video tutorials, you may notice the links to online inspiration in the Idea Book for many projects. You can find instructions to recreate these projects for yourself.
You can find all this online at my CTMH website!