Heart 2 Heart ~ Favorite Craft Tool

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is to Highlight Your Favorite Craft Tool, Narrowing down my favorite tool is tough as there are so many I uses. I have to say using the thin cuts is one of my favorite things and until recently I thought my die cutting machine was great. But I took the plunge and purchased the new Close to My Heart Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. OMG It is amazing!!

Here is the machine, what is amazing is I struggle with my other machines moving and not staying put because it suction cups that help secure it to the table. It also is SOOO much easier to use, I don’t feel like I have had a work out after I finished cutting

Here are the two cards I created. I also really love my Cricut Cutting machine. I created a circle stencil with my Cricut.

I have used this circle several times to sponge backgrounds. For this one I started with Canary and Pixie for the sunset and used Glacier for the water. I then stamped the water wave with Glacier Ink.

I found the Glacier ink faded a bit into the sponged background that is the reason I added Cool Mint Stickles to the waves in the second card. I love this flamingo which is from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp and thin cut.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Great cards! I really like the Stickles used on the one – it brings out the waves. Love the blended inks to create that background 🙂

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