Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Welcome to my Holiday Open House

I had promised to share my Holiday Open House photos with you a few weeks ago and am finally getting the chance. It was another big turn-out and huge success. Everyone loved the new Close To My Heart holiday product line. This was how it played out…

Welcome! Please take a free Holiday Gift Guide and a "how to win raffle tickets" sheet. Feel free to browse around and let me know if you have any questions. I'll be giving away the new Magical Days stamp set and a 2 x 2 block today, so be sure to collect your raffle tickets at the end of your visit and drop them in the bucket. Oh, and don't forget your free goodie just for coming. A mini stamp set perfect for the holidays.

This is my 7th Annual Holiday Workshop coming up December 7th. Will you be joining us?

The new Sparkle & Shine Workshop on the Go scrapbooking kit. Don't you love this layout and the Sparkle & Shine Assortment and exclusive stamp set that comes in this kit?

Are you already a member of my Kit of the Month Club? This is our December kit featuring the new Sparkle & Shine papers and coordinating chipboard complements. Here are the details on my club…

This was my November kit to show an example. It features the new Frosted papers and card stock sticker collection in addition to a few Cricut cuts from the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridgesome silver brads and shimmer trim. Each month, kit club members receive materials to make four scrapbook pages. I design them, provide photos and instructions and all the supplies needed to create them. Members join for 12 months at $20 per month. (shipping charges additional). It's a great way to keep up on your scrapbooking, which is always a challenge. I make it super easy for you! Contact me today to join in 2014 by emailing me direct at AnnetteGreen@me.com.  (note: this Frosted kit is no longer available.)

Now back to the Open House...

When you're ready, relax and enjoy a holiday snack while you ponder over the products you've seen so far.

So many great alterable items this season. The kraft container is a favorite and these cut gift bags are easy to adorn.

The My Creations Cubby is perfect for a holiday advent calendar. Especially when you use the Magical Days stamp set with it.

You can have all kinds of fun coloring in these whimsical holiday images from the Candyland stamp set. This is when those alcohol markers come in handy.

These circle spin cards are so unique and fun. (left) Combined with the Frosted papers, you can make a beautiful winter card for the season. Silver shimmer trim, silver glitter paper, and silver embossing powder make for a really pretty holiday card (right) too.

This Trim the Tree stamp set features the new coordinating Sparkle Holiday Shapes: holiday rhinestone shapes which are adhesive-backed and outline the stamped images perfectly. What a great idea!

These little cuties were fun to make with the new Sparkle & Shine papers. A little glitter adds a nice touch.

Before you go, please enjoy a quick and easy holiday tag make-n-take. For $1 donation to Operation Smile, you can enjoy crafting while feeling good about helping those in need. 

Here are two different ways you can create your tag using the same materials. Everything here was cut on the Cricut using the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.

Thanks for visiting my open house. You can order anytime on my Close To My Heart website and click on the SHOP tab to get started. If you spend at least $100, you qualify for a free "star" item from the new Holiday Gift Guide! To view the entire gift guide online or any of our current Idea Books, simply go here.

My winner of the stamp set raffle was Melanie Williams. Congrats Melanie!


  1. Congrats on the success of your open house! I can totally feel Christmas by reading this post! :)

  2. Annette looks like you had a very successful open house! Congrats to you! You have some GORGEOUS projects and cards. MAN oh MAN are you one talented woman! I ENVY you my dear =)
    What I would like to know, is if you can give me direction on how you made that smaller "blue" tree, the 3d one. It's gorgeous! I can see the other is made from rosettes but please tell me how to make the smaller one on the left. AND...I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
    I have now opened up my own stamp line! Check out my shop if you can!
    ♥ Shop 3 Twenty Crafts ♥

  3. you did a wonderful job. Congrats on the open house. I love your blog and look forward to my emails.


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