H2H ~ Say it with Flowers

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Flowers… There are so many ways to use them in our projects. This month there is a wonderful Stamp of the Month that has a fantastic bouquet of flowers. Also we have many papers that have featured flowers like the Celebrate Today papers. Then there are a plethora of flowers we can cut on our Cricuts. The possibilities are endless. What will you create? Just remember you must use at least on Close to My Heart product in you project.

I have been playing around with the double point cards. They are really fun and easy to make. I started with a base in Pixie which is 4.25″ x 5.5″. The next layer is Daisy White which is 4″ x 5.25″. The points are using the Celebrate Today papers are 3″ x 4″, which get scored at one inch along the 3″ side. Then I put a notch at 2″ along the 4″ side. I then folded the points in to make the points. I glued the 1″ scored section to the back of the Daisy White. I cut the frames for the sentiment and the flower with my Cricut. The frame is from Artistry and the Flower is from Complete Creativity. The sentiment is a Birthday Greeting which has been retired.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Oh My Heart

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is “Oh My Heart” this happens to be a paper collection which is one of Close to My Heart offers, but you do not need to use this paper. Your project must feature a heart and it must include at least one Close to My Heart product.

I did use the adorable Oh My Heart papers. I cut strips of paper just at 3/8 inch and then dove tailed them. I cut two hearts with my Cricut and added the cute monster from a retired stamp set Love Ya Silly.

I stamped in Glacier then added some bling with the Red shimmer brush, Black shimmer brush, and Pink Stickles. I also added a couple of Acrylic Hearts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Good Times

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is “Celebrate Good Times” ~ this could be a wedding, a family gathering, a birthday … you get the idea. So have fun designing and share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Just remember that to enter you need to use at least on Close to My Heart product.

I LOVE, LOVE the card subscription this go round and encourage you to subscribe as this is an awesome deal. Here are the cards you can make in this subscriptions.

I loved that your take the cake sentiment and card on the bottom row that I decided to design my own.

I cut most of the pieces on my Cricut and used the Shaker Window Thin Cuts for the shaker window. We received these amazing silver star confetti as part of the subscription and I had some left over after making all the cards in the subscription. I used Lilac and Thistle papers.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Bluebird

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Bluebird. Bluebird is one of the Close to My Heart Colors which is one of my favorites. So for me I decided to focus on that color; however you could also consider using a bluebird in your design. We are excited to see what you may come up with for this challenge. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your submission.

I recently stumbled on this cute stamp set by Picket Fence Studio. I had fun playing with it for this weeks Color Dare Challenge that used two of the other blues in the Close to My Heart pallet ~ Sapphire and Carolina. So I knew I wanted to use it again for the Bluebird Challenge.

For this card I used a fish stencil with Opaque Texture paste which I added a couple of drops of Bluebird re-inker to. I used the Stitched Circle Thin cuts and sponged Bluebird onto it. I used Bluebird ink to watercolor my narwhal. I then pulled a few of the bluebird colored sequins from the Loose Crafty Sequins.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Cutting it Close

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our theme is CUTTING IT CLOSE ~ This can be fussy cutting, using thin cuts, Cricut cuts, or any other cutting device. I love the new interactive thin cuts that Close to my Heart came out. I wanted to play with these.

For this card I used the Card Front Spinner Card Thin Cut paired with Rainbow Wishes Stamp Set. To create this cute spinner you will use foam tape plus a silver brad. I also fussy cut the clouds. I decided after the fact to add some splatters with my shimmer brushes. I used Sapphire, Red, Clear, and Mint.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Try Something New

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Try something new can be interpreted in many ways. It could be a new technique or a new fancy fold card or even using new products or even new equipment.

For me, my try something new is teaching cardmaking at an elementary school. I have been hosting kids workshops for about 4 months to about 8 kids but today I will be teaching 6 classes at my son’s elementary school. His school is hosting a Pursue Passion Day where the kids sign up for different classes. I will be teaching a class to each grade from kindergarten to 5th grade. Wish me luck!!!

Here is a photo of some of the cards I created for this event. Each child will get to make 2 cards. some are interactive cards like pop ups or movement. Others help them learn techniques. I used a lot of cardstock, some retired cardstock and some retired patten papers.

I am excited to share my passion with our next generation in hopes that it may excite them! Wish me luck as I know it will be a loooong day!

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until December 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes – Holiday

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is anything goes – holiday edition. Have fun sharing a holiday project with us. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I have been wanting to get back to scrapbooking so I took this opportunity to create a holiday layout. I used the Cedar & Pine papers. I used the Make it from your Heart Volume 3, pattern 2 for my layout.

Here is the left side with my photos. The title is a Cricut cut that I cut in mirror so that the white edges were not as apparent. The Flower and branches are also Cricut cuts from Flower Market.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until December 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Evergreen

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Evergreen. This can be interpreted in different ways like Evergreen Trees or even the color Evergreen, which is one of the new colors that Close to My Heart released this year. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I decided to create an Iris fold card using a couple of Evergreen papers. I used Evergreen Cardstock, one of the pattern papers from Cedar & Pine, and one of the pattern papers from the Seasonal Mix-in. I used the snowflake embossing folder once I had cut the shape of the tree. I actually used an exacto blade to cut the tree.

I kept the inside pretty simple with a sentiment stamped in Evergreen from this month’s Stamp of the Month ~ Reindeer Crossing.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until December 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This months Stamp of the Month works perfectly for this challenge as it has a couple of sentiments like “Grateful” and “Blessings”. I chose to use this stamp set for my project; however, you can create anything that reflects an attitude of gratitude to you. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product on your design.

I chose to use the Seasonal Mix-In papers for the card. I stamped the flowers in Glacier and second generation Smoothie. The leaves were stamped with Clover. I then used my VersaMark ink to stamp the veins on the flowers and used White Embossing Powder. I cut the vine like leaves after stamping in Evergreen ink. I added a couple of the Holly Jolly Dots.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Full Circle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one!! Simply create something using a circle. You could make a circle card or incorporate circles into your card. Really this could even be interpreted in other ways. We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Just remember you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

For my project I used a circle to stamp the sentiment which is from the Whimsical Holiday stamp set which is part of the Holiday Cheer promotion and used as my guide to align the holly. The holly which is from the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts. I used Candy Apple and Evergreen inks to stamp. The plaid paper is part of the Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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