Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is off to a good start for you. Hang on to your hats because this is a long post --- there are just so many great new products to tell you about!
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2019 marks 35 years since Close To My Heart Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton first started selling stamps, and the cover of the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book kicks off our celebration!
Here's my top 5 list of new products:
1) Story by Stacy Stories I Love Workshop
You probably have certain photos that capture your heart. This album gives you a place to gather the photos that mean the most to you and document the stories that go with them! the instructional workbook explains how to explore the memories behind these treasured pictures and write a detailed story to capture all the elements of that moment. Kit includes a 6" x 8" album plus supplies to create 9 layouts about your most cherished stories.
2) Something Fierce Paper Collection
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I love the fun and ferocious the primary color scheme of the Something Fierce collection. The fearsome (yet whimsical) dinosaurs are perfect for projects celebrating the boys (young or old) in your life. But never fear (see what I did there?), if you are looking for something less dino you can use the reverse side of a couple themed papers and use these papers for all kinds of projects. In fact, the card workshop for this collection features very non-prehistoric ice cream cones and pineapples!
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3) Stamps for Sporty Scrapbook PagesSee all the sports stamps>>
When I'm scrapbooking, I often am in production mode and don't slow down to do stamping. But when I do, I always love that custom color coordinated look you can only get by "getting inky". The new sports stamps are perfect to add a stamping touch without a lot of fuss. This collection includes Game Day (D1829) and seven mini sports stamps: Basketball (M1212), Football (M1213), Soccer (M1214), Volleyball (M1215), Baseball (M1216) Hockey (M1217) and Lacrosse (M1218).
These M-sized stamps are just $3.95 each and with a little ink you can add one to a page in just a couple minutes. Even better, use repetitive stamping to take the sport theme across the page. The layout above is a perfect example. It uses neutral patterned and solid paper and just a little stamping to create a custom themed page.
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4) 6-Layer Stamping
This new Idea Book includes a number of stamp sets that include stamps that can be stamped together to complete a colorful image. The most striking is Love in Bloom (D1819) which uses 6 stamps to create a single, beautiful image. Look complicated? Don't worry, the stamp envelope includes a step by step guide.
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5) Stitched Frames & Quilt ShapesSquare Frames, Stitched Rectangle Frames and Stitched Quilt Shapes! Each of the framed sets include 3 dies that each create two shapes: a stitched frame and a smaller stitched square (or rectangle). The Quite Shapes set has 10 dies. Four of them add stitch lines to your paper without cutting a shape! You can add stitching where you want on any paper that will fit through your die-cutting machine.
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That is just a small sample of the new products in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. If you'd like to see more highlights of new products, check out this post on the Close To My Heart Blog.
Would you rather see it ALL? Click on over to my Close To My Heart Website to flip through a virtual catalog or see all the products in my shop.
Happy New Year!