Friday, April 20, 2018

SALE ALERT!!!

Happy Fri-YAY! Yay is right...there's a big 24-hour sale on my Close to my Heart website right now! Check it out!


BONUS!!
I have a Mystery Hostess Party open on my website - if you join that party and place an order of $25 or more, I will be drawing a winner for all the Hostess Rewards on May 20. It could be you!!!

The SALE is only for 24 hours (11am Friday til 11am Saturday Pacific Time). 

There's LOTS to choose from! Here's just a sampling...




P.S. Don't forget to join the "Mystery Hostess" party for a chance to reap ALL of the Hostess Rewards! 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Baby Boy or Baby Girl Scrapbook Layout Kit - 10 Layouts/20 Pages!

I am LOVING Close to my Heart's Cut Above layout kits lately. I just finished the 3-layout tropical-themed kit that is part of the May 2018 National Scrapbooking Month special (more to come on that soon!) I love it so much...it was so quick and easy and FUN to put together that I just bought this Baby Boy kit. I haven't put it together yet, but I'll share once I do. I couldn't wait to show it to you.

Scroll down for Process Video on how to assemble the kit.

The kit comes with enough materials to make 10 coordinating 2-page scrapbook layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. Also includes 11 top-load Memory Protectors. (And let me tell you, CTMH's memory protectors are all I'll use - they are such high quality.)
Here are a few of the layouts that you will make in the kit. You can see photos of all of the layouts here. You can see the Baby Girl kit here.




SO CUTE, RIGHT?! (See all the layout here.)

Here's a process video that Close to my Heart created to show you how to put the layouts together. This one is for Baby Girl, but they are done the same way! Watch below or in HD on YouTube. Enjoy!




Additional Coordinating Products

If you have more photos than will fit on these pages, don't worry! There are also coordinating Picture My Life™ cards that perfectly match this kit. (The Story Begins Baby Boy) I love mixing pocket scrapbooking with my 12" x 12" scrapbooking. You can slide your photos and the Picture My Life cards into Pocket Memory Protectors and add them to your album for even more pages. Here are all of the Memory Protector options.

You may also be interested in the Baby Girl Cut Above Layout Kit and Baby Girl Picture My Life Cards.

Save 30% On An Album

When you purchase this kit, you can save 30% on a My Legacy™ album of your choice! (IMPORTANT: Add your discounted album by clicking the Album Add-on special In the shopping cart page after adding your layout kit to make sure it's the sale price.) Check out album options >


April Stamp of the Month for $5

In April only, you can get this adorable D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5 with a purchase of $50 or more on my website. Here's some beautiful artwork inspiration from CTMH:



April Stamp of the Month, Color Your Life

Friday, April 13, 2018

Make Two Cards from One 4"x6" Pocket Card + Scraps from Make Waves Paper Packet

Hello! 
I have two cards and a quick process video for you today. I love the colors and patterns that are in the Make Waves paper pack. It looks at first like a mermaid theme (to much delight from my daughter!), but it's so versatile. If mermaids aren't your thing, you can use the patterns on the opposite side and you have some beautiful, soothing colors and patterns to work with. There's also a coordinating cardstock pack available, but I didn't even need any cardstock for these cards!

I love that CTMH's paper packs come with a cut-apart page for pocket cards. Sometimes I use them for my pocket scrapbooking/Project Life, but they also work well on cards!
These cards use the February stamp of the month from Close to my Heart, which is no longer available, but you could easily use any sentiment stamp such as Many Congratulations, Happily Ever After or Flourishes that are currently available.
I stamped the sentiments in Archival Black ink. I like to use archival because it gives a bolder/darker impression. It does stain your clear acrylic stamps a bit, but I'm ok with that.

I kept this card very simple; just added some black shimmer trim (it's like tape - I'm addicted), clear sparkles, and Make Waves sequins (which are now out of stock).

Here's my process video. You can watch it below or over on YouTube.



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If you like this Make Waves paper, be sure to snag it soon. It will retire, along with the rest of the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog, on April 30! Shop now >

You can also get the Make Waves paper in a Scrapbooking Kit and select patterns in a Cardmaking Kit.

Make Waves Paper Pack

April Stamp of the Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

What Would Your Choose With $50 in CTMH Cash?

I have something very important to share with you. Because crafty friends make sure other crafty friends know about the best crafty deals, right? Well, this is one of those deals.

Did you know that it's only $75 to join Close to my Heart?

And normally in your New Consultant Kit you get over $200 in NEW goodies...



Including $50 in CTMH Cash to buy almost ANYTHING you want right away...

  • Stamps
  • Inks
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Packs
  • Card or Scrapbook Kits
  • Complements
  • Acrylic stamp blocks
  • And more

You can even get NEW products that are not available to the public until May 1.

PLUS, here's the BONUS in April...

You get an extra FOUR free stamp sets in your New Consultant Kit this month that are not even available yet!!!

That's an extra $71.80 bonus value in your kit - FREE! That means...

$75 = $284 in April!

How adorable are these stamps?
FREE Stamp of the Month sets in New Consultant Kits in April!
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These freebies are the May-August stamp of the month sets so you'll get them ahead of time before they are even available.


What else do I get as a Consultant?

I'm glad you asked :) When you join my Paper Divas team, you can start enjoying these rewards:
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more!
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting.
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $200! 
  • $50 in CTMH Cash immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more!
Plus:
  • My support as a Director with 10 years with Close to my Heart!
  • Any of my workshop files for FREE!
  • Access to our Paper Divas private Facebook team page for support, friendship, incentives, and fun.


Ready to join? Sign up >


If you have ANY questions whatsoever, feel free to email me at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or leave a note on my Facebook page. I'm here to help you!



Friday, February 23, 2018

Cricut Flower Market Card and Matching Gift Container + Video Tutorial: Pretty In Pink Blog Hop

Hello!
Welcome to the February Blog Hops With Heart Blog Hop! This month our theme is "Pretty in Pink" to go along with Close to my Heart's Pretty In Pink special for the month. (But our projects don't necessarily coincide with the items on sale.) I always say this, but I'll say it again: this is a truly talented group of ladies that I get to hop with each month - be sure to check out all of their projects! They will wow you! You may have come from Lalia, but if not, keep going and you'll make your way around in a circle!

I am sharing a card and gift container that I made using a Gerbera Daisy cut on CTMH's Flower Market cartridge. Can you guess what I upcycled to use as the gift container? Watch my video tutorial to find out!

You can watch my video tutorial below (or on YouTube - be sure to subscribe!). Keep scrolling to see more still shots of the card and gift container and to continue the hop.



I used a retired CTMH paper pack for the black-and-white polka dot paper and the vellum. But our Basic Fundamentals paper pack or Silver and Gold paper pack with our vellum would be lovely for this design! (Our vellum comes 12x12 which is nice for us scrapbookers. A lot of what you can find on the market is 8x5x11.)
I love the dark, crisp image that CTMH's Archival Black ink provides. It will stain your stamps a bit, but the end result is well worth it in my opinion!

This Gerbera Daisy makes me swoon. It's such a statement piece and is so easy to cut with your Cricut! All of the layers are part of one "cut" from the Flower Market cartridge, so you size the largest piece how you want and the rest will remain proportionate. There are a lot of cuts on this cartridge that are great as stand-alone statement elements or you can combine them to create fun wreaths, bouquets, and more.
I spray-painted the lid to the container - was super easy, dried quickly, and give a nice finished result.

Now hop on over to Becca's blog to see what lovely pink project she's crafted up! (Spoiler alert - I saw a peek and it's STUNNING!) Thanks for hopping along with us!




P.S. There's a FLASH SALE on my CTMH website right now for only 24 hours! It goes until 2:00 pm Pacific Time tomorrow (Saturday 2/24). Shop the sale >

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Free Card Patterns + Look Inside Video of Latest Card Pattern Book, Make It From Your Heart Volume 4

Happy Valentine's Day!

As a Valentine's gift, Close to my Heart shared 3 card patterns that you can download for free! You can visit their blog post or go ahead and download the PDF of the card patterns.

Here's a look at the beautiful cards! And the patterns include the cutting guides so you know exactly how to cut your paper.




Close to my Heart's examples use the Whimsy Fundamental paper packet and some added cardstock. Aren't they pretty? The stamps used are Inspire (card 2), and Happy Heart (card 3). Card 1 actually uses a cardstock sticker from the Inspire Complements.

For more card patterns, check out CTMH's latest how-to book, Make It From Your Heart Volume 4. I created a walkthrough video so you can see all the awesome patterns and artwork inside and see how it works. View it below or on YouTube. (Be sure to subscribe to my channel, too!) 



Shop Close to my Heart >

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P.S. Get FREE shipping on your order over $99. See details >


Have a wonderful day! 💓

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cricut Sunshine Card Video Tutorial Using CTMH Sunny Thoughts February Stamp of the Month

Hello!

I love it when a card comes together super easily. I was really inspired by a card my friend Michele Rowley shared using the February stamp of the month, Sunny Thoughts. You can see her card here. Michele was kind enough to share her Cricut Design Space file, and below I will share my file...I altered hers a bit for my card.

I put my own spin on it and here's what I came up with. (Process video below.)



This literally took less than 20 minutes once I cut the cardstock. (The video is only about 6 minutes!) Watch how I made it below or on YouTube here. I'd love it if you'd subscribe, too!



As promised, here is the file. You will need the Cricut Artistry and Cricut Flower Market cartridges from Close to my Heart to use it as-is, or feel free to alter the file with what you have!

Cricut Design Space File


P.S. There are new Clearance Items on my website.
P.P.S. I'm now giving free shipping on orders of $99 or more! Details >

Monday, February 12, 2018

FREE Shipping on Your Close to my Heart Orders, Every Day! (Plus More Ways to Save.)

I hope you guys love free shipping as much as I do! I was thinking about what I personally love offered to me, and I kept coming back to FREE shipping!!!! I offered this deal a while ago and now it's back by popular demand...EVERY day!


Until further notice, I will be covering your shipping cost for all new CTMH orders over $99! (US only—I will cover half the shipping cost for orders going to Hawaii and Alaska).

I want to help you get the BEST scrapbooking & cardmaking supplies on the market into YOUR craft room, so I hope this helps you with your future purchases :)

View the Idea Book or shop online to choose what you want. Then you have 2 ways to get free shipping. 1) Place your order on my website and I'll refund your shipping cost via Paypal. Or 2) Contact me before placing your order and I'll send you a Paypal total and then place the order for you. To contact me, email me atjaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through my Facebook page.

Maybe you've had your eye on the must-have Flower Market Cricut collection, or some of the adorable stamp sets or paper packs from the new Idea book. Time to order from your wish list (or create a new one)!


$5 Stamp of the Month
Plus, if you qualify for free shipping at $99, you'll also qualify for the February Stamp of the Month for only $5. This is available for every $50 you spend...so if you spend $100 you could get 2 for $5 each...one for you and one for a gift :)

https://jaymamalme.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx
View the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book


Join CTMH for $25?
If you are thinking about placing an order, I'd be grateful! But consider this: for just $75 you could join my CTMH team! When you join, your new kit comes with a slew of goodies PLUS $50 in CTMH Cash to buy what you want! So if you're already placing an order for $50, consider joining my team for $25 more instead, then you'll still get $50 in products, lots of extra goodies, a discount on your future orders, and my 10 years of CTMH experience to help you with your business! Learn more or JOIN!


Earn Free Products + Your Friends Save, Too!
Want to earn FREE products? Want your friends to also get free shipping on their paper crafting goodies? Then host an online party! All party orders over $99 will also receive free shipping! And if the total is $150+ you'll reap the Hostess Rewards. You can also place your own order of $150 and receive the Hostess Rewards. Email me for details at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com.



Shop now >

Hostess Club
Last but not least, I still have ONE spot open in my next Hostess Club. Earn $25 in FREE goodies during your Hostess month! Details here >


Fine print:
The free shipping offer is only available through me, Jayma Malme CTMH Independent Consultant/Direct and is not sponsored by Close to my Heart corporate. I reserve the right to cancel this offer at any time. Free shipping is for new CTMH products available on my CTMH website totaling $99 or more. I will cover half the shipping cost if you are in Hawaii and Alaska. I'm sorry, but I am not allowed to sell out of the US. Contact me for your options.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

New Hostess Clubs Now Forming: Free Shipping + Free Rewards During Your Hostess Month!

Hi everyone! 

I am SO excited about this. I have thought about doing a hostess club for years and am finally forming one (or two, or three, or however many we have the people for!) When it's your month as hostess, you'll get at least $25 in freebies PLUS free shipping from me! 

Here's the scoop:

I would like to have 5-6 people per club who will purchase $25 or more per month in Close to my Heart products from me. This can be ANYTHING you want...stamps, inks, acrylic blocks, patterned paper, cardstock, sequins, tools, how-to books, kits...anything. I think this is a great amount to help you grow your collection and help keep your crafting products current without breaking the bank! 

Then each month I will rotate the hostess. When it’s your month, you will reap that month’s hostess rewards, guaranteed at least $25! During your hostess month you can purchase more than your required $25 in order to bump to the next level of rewards. PLUS, during your hostess month I will give you FREE shipping! 

Here's a chart to show you what the total club's monthly sales would need to reach for each reward level. I will be in contact with you to let you know where we're at before your order or you can ask me anytime!




I don’t like “commitment” so you do not need to commit to purchasing every month. But if you miss a purchase for a month then you will move to the bottom of the list for your hostess month. 

And as an added bonus, I will share ideas with you on how to use the products you purchased. Or if you need help deciding what you “need” - I’m your gal! 

So, what do you think? Who is interested?! Email me at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through my Facebook page to get in the club!



Free Shipping Over $99

Is a club not your thing? Well, you're still in luck. Because ANYtime you place an order of $99+ for CTMH products through me I’ll give you free shipping. (Plus you'll score the stamp of the month for only $5.) 

There are 2 ways to do this. 1) Place your order on my website and I'll refund your shipping cost via Paypal. Or 2) Contact me before placing your order and I'll send you a Paypal total and then place the order for you. To contact me, email me at jaymalew [at] gmail [dot] com or message me through my Facebook page.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Specials: Up to 30% Off Select Products + Sunny Thoughts Stamp of the Month for $5

I LOVE this months specials and I can't wait to share them with you! First up is the stamp of the month info and a card I made with it. And then we'll get into the exciting "think pink" deals on all sorts of fun products...

1. Stamp of the Month - Sunny Thoughts 
I LOVE this month's stamp of the month. Those scripty sentiments make me swoon. It covers the two most popular sentiments: thank you and birthday, plus a some general feel-good thoughts. Plus flowers and vines...this is a perfect set to cover you for so many things! As always, this stamp set is available for just $5 with a $50+ order! Simply add $50 in products on my website and then you'll be prompted to add the stamp set during checkout.
Here's the first card I made with this set. I will have plenty more to share this month! The blue paper is Pacifica from Adventure fundamentals, yellows are from Whimsy fundamentals & Stargazer (Canary). Clouds are from the Artiste Cricut cartridge but since it’s retired, Artistry has a few cloud cuts. I inked the yellow edges with canary ink and the blue with Broken China Distress Oxide ink because it was a closer match to the lighter shade of Pacifica


Embellishments are gold glitter gems (on sale right now!) and gold shimmer brush on rays (although you can’t tell in photo, but it’s so pretty in real life)! To make the rays I cut 1-1/4” x 6” strips and then cut at a diagonal.


2. Think Pink


CTMH has selected a handful of pink and gold items to offer at a discount during the month of February. This includes multiple products featuring our Color of the Year, Bashful. There's also a bundle of Bashful items that you can buy at 30% off (or get it free with a qualifying party order or when you sign up as a Consultant). Plus there are other product bundles to make featured projects (which include instructions. Everything is shown and linked below. 

Save 30% on product bundles and 25% on individual items:


Color of the Year Bundle (CC2181)

Color of the Year Bundle


Includes the following:
1 – Bashful Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Bashful Exclusive Inks™ mini pigment pad 
1 – Bashful cardstock
1 – Bashful glitter paper
1 – Bashful Pearls

$36.30 $25.41

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Butterfly Mobile Bundle (CC2182)

Butterfly Mobile Bundle


Includes the following:
1 – Bashful Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Blossom Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Pixie Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
5 sheets – Bashful cardstock
2 sheets – Blossom cardstock
2 sheets – Pixie cardstock
2 sheets – Raspberry cardstock
1 sheet – gold foil paper
3 – white twine

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$48.57 $34.00

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Butterfly Mobile Bundle with Stamp Set (CC2183)

Butterfly Mobile Bundle with Stamp Set


Includes the following:
1 – My Acrylix® Banner Love stamp set
1 – Bashful Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Blossom Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Pixie Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
1 – Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad 
5 sheets – Bashful cardstock
2 sheets – Blossom cardstock
2 sheets – Pixie cardstock
2 sheets – Raspberry cardstock
1 sheet – gold foil paper
3 – white twine

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$58.52 $40.96

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Everyday Life™ Album—Bashful (Z9996)

Everyday Life™ Album—Bashful


Faux leather Bashful album. 9 ⅜" × 8¼" × 1½"; 1" 3-ring.

Use our 6" × 8" Memory Protectors™ to create a mini scrapbook, or place photos and our Picture My Life™ pocket scrapbooking cards in our 4" × 6" and 4" × 3" divided Memory Protectors to create a mini pocket scrapbooking album. You can also do a combination of both!

$14.95 $11.21

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Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Girl) (Z3383)

Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Girl)


Materials to make 10 coordinating 2-page scrapbook layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. Also includes 11 top load Memory Protectors™.

Slide the coordinating Picture My Life™ The Story Begins Baby Boy cards (Z3368) into 12" × 12" divided Memory Protectors and add them to your album for even more pages.

Save 30% on a My Legacy™ album of your choice with the purchase of this kit! (Add your discounted album by clicking the Album Add-on special on the shopping cart page after adding your layout kit.)

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$59.95 $44.96

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Picture My Life™ Cards—The Story Begins (Baby Girl) (Z3388)

Picture My Life™ Cards—The Story Begins (Baby Girl)


24 – 4" × 6" double-sided pocket cards

Coordinate with the Cut Above® The Story Begins Baby Girl layout kit (Z3383).

Use these cards for a variety of projects, including pocket scrapbooking, mini albums, cards, etc.

$4.95 $3.71

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What Matters Most (D1728)

$17.95 $13.46

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Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2819)

Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad


Single-color, water-based, dye ink stamp pad with sleek magnetic closure.

$7.95 $5.96

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12" × 12" Bashful Cardstock (X5941)

12" × 12" Bashful Cardstock


Two-toned cardstock, 24 sheets per package.

$14.50 $10.88

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Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad (Z2508)

Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad


Exclusive Inks™ mini pigment pad in the Color of the Year, Bashful.

$2.95 $2.21

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Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2844)

Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad


Single-color, water-based, dye ink stamp pad with sleek magnetic closure.

$7.95 $5.96

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12" × 12" Pixie Cardstock (X5984)

12" × 12" Pixie Cardstock


Two-toned cardstock, 24 sheets per package.

$14.50 $10.88

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Blossom Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2810)

Blossom Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad


Single-color, water-based, dye ink stamp pad with sleek magnetic closure.

$7.95 $5.96

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12" × 12" Blossom Cardstock (X5973)

12" × 12" Blossom Cardstock


Two-toned cardstock, 24 sheets per package.

$14.50 $10.88

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Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2812)

Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad


Single-color, water-based, dye ink stamp pad with sleek magnetic closure.

$7.95 $5.96

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12" × 12" Raspberry Cardstock (X5974)

12" × 12" Raspberry Cardstock


Two-toned cardstock, 24 sheets per package.

$14.50 $10.88

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Bashful Glitter Paper (Z3360)

Bashful Glitter Paper

3 – 12" × 12" sheets, 1 color per pack, cardstock-weight.

$6.95 $5.21

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Bashful Pearls (Z3369)

Bashful Pearls


90 adhesive-backed enamel pearls; 4 mm, 6 mm, and 8 mm.

$3.95 $2.96

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Gold Heart Clips (Z3381)

Gold Heart Clips


6 gold clips.

$6.95 $5.21

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Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)

Gold Glitter Gems


70 adhesive-backed glitter gems; 4 mm and 6 mm.

$4.95 $3.71

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Gold Glitter Paper (Z3238)

Gold Glitter Paper


3 – 12" × 12" sheets, 1 color per pack, cardstock-weight.

$6.95 $5.21

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Gold Foil Paper (Z3365)

Gold Foil Paper


3 – 12" × 12" sheets

$6.95 $5.21

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Banner Love (B1572)

Banner Love


Set of 4
Stamp images outlined in blue coordinate with Thin Cuts metal dies (not included).
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)


Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful day.

$9.95 $7.46