Archives for April 2021

Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop!

For this hop you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. We are featuring the stamp sets. This month Close to My Heart has an amazing sale going on right now called the Stamptacular! You can find more information on this sale HERE. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the Olivia Besties stamp set and thin cuts. I had so much fun playing with her and making these fun cards. I used Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn to create the background along with some stencils I have. I added the cute Springtime Flower Sequins. I used the Border Birthdays stamp set and thin cuts with White pigment ink and white embossing powder.

For these cards I was inspired by some that Gina Brandstetter created using a fun sketch that Close to My Heart designed. I turned the sketch to the side. The sentiment comes form the Sunny Days Ahead.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #439 ~ Black & White Plus One

Welcome to another week and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #439 you are challenged to use Black and White plus one color of you choice.

I wanted to play with the Eat Play Love – Cardmaking stamp and thin cut. I went with Red as my additional color.

This is a simple card but is so fun. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to cut the black cardstock. I then used a piece of red pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix-in paper pack. The sentiment from the Eat Play Love – Cardmaking stamp and thin cut was stamped in Black ink and then I used Christmas Red Stickles to add a bit of glitter.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #439  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ What’s Your Angle?

Welcome to our first challenge of April here at Heart 2 Heart!

Our first challenge of April is “What’s Your Angle?” For this challenge include an angle or diagonal. Or maybe you can come up with another interpretation of the challenge. I went for a diagonal fun fold card.

I used the floral pattern from the Eat Play Love paper pack. I used the stitched hexagon thin cut and the scalloped circle thin cuts. The stamp set I used was from the Craft with Heart Subscription.

Here is the inside of the card and shows the angles. To make this card take and 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheet of cardstock. Cut on the diagonal and you will have card bases for two cards. Then score at 5 1/2 inches and 4 1/2 inches. The Avocado strip at the bottom was stamped with the Charming Backgrounds stamp set.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until April 3oth, 2021 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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Color Dare #438 ~ Spring Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #438 we have a wonderful Photo Inspiration! The rules of this challenge is to pick at least 3 colors seen in the photo. Black, White, Neutrals and glitter are Free.

I have been challenging myself with the April Stamp of the Month. I will admit this stamp set is a reach for me but once I got started it flowed.

I decided to use several of the images and stamp them to create my own pattern. I used Toffee, Avocado, Canary, Raspberry, and Nectarine inks. I used the April Stamp of the Month stamp set. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I pulled some some twine from my stash. If you want to see the other cards I created with the stamp set you can see them HERE.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #437  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

April SOTM Blog Hop – Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 13 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I will admit this was a challenging stamp set. I had to do some searches on Pinterest for ideas. Then inspiration hit. I am really happy with the cards I created for this hop.

I designed to two cards. I used a circle and a heart as my stencil to stamp in the open space. Here is the circle stencil I created.

I went in to Circut to create this stencil. I then overlaid this cut image to Daisy White Cardstock and then stamped with in the image. I used the same method for the heart too.

WIth this card I used Avocado, Peacock, Toffee, Canary, and Paprika. I cut the fox using my Cricut, it is part of my Cricut subscription. I added a few Bitty Sparkles.

For this card I used Sage, Desert Rose, Blue Belle and Pewter. I did add a couple Blue Bell Glitter Gems.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of APRIL. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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