Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Close To My Heart celebrating the popular hobby with a number of activities

PLEASANT GROVE, UT – August 13, 2008 – Close To My Heart, the stamping and scrapbooking innovator and industry-leading direct sales company, will be celebrating the second annual National Stamping Month this September, and National Stamping Day on September 13, in celebration of the popular hobby.

The company has planned a number of activities for September in honor of the celebration:
• Online contest at with one prize awarded daily and one grand prize worth over $1,000 (US retail) in Close To My Heart product.
• "Just Because," an exclusive card kit containing materials and instruction to make 16 cards, will be available only during the month of September. The kit includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, accessories, pre-cut paper, and step-by-step instructions.
• "From Me to You," the card kit offered during last year’s inaugural National Stamping Month, will be available for all Close To My Heart customers for only $10 (U.S. and Canada) and all proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile. Operation Smile makes it possible for children around the world with correctable facial deformities to receive life-changing surgery. This kit also includes a My Acrylix stamp set, accessories, pre-cut paper, and step-by-step instructions to make 16 cards.

In further celebration of the month, the Close To My Heart corporate office will be the title sponsor for the Utah Valley Women’s Expo on September 5 and 6, at the Utah Valley University McKay Events Center. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to create a card while learning a variety of unique stamping techniques at the Close To My Heart booth. They will also have the chance to win valuable stamping and scrapbooking prizes. Meanwhile, thousands of Close To My Heart independent consultants across the U.S. and Canada will host their own unique stamping celebrations in honor of the month.

“Close To My Heart is proud to celebrate National Stamping Month and this fun art that brings friends together as they do paper crafting projects,” said Jeanette R. Lynton, Close To My Heart founder and CEO. “We are also pleased to donate a portion of every sale of our My Acrylix stamp sets to Operation Smile. By purchasing My Acrylix stamp sets and enjoying this great hobby, you are helping ensure a better life for children throughout the world.”

Close To My Heart is an industry leader in innovative scrapbooking and stamping products, including the My Acrylix line of clear stamps, My Reflections® scrapbooking kits, and several top-selling how-to programs including the newest volume, Originals Card Confidence Program™. Headquartered in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company distributes its products at home gatherings through thousands of independent consultants across the U.S. and Canada. For more information about ordering exclusive Close To My Heart products, or becoming a consultant, visit

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