Heart 2 Heart ~ 10th Anniversary Celebration

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week is a special challenge for Heart 2 Heart, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary!!! Although I have only been on the design team for a little over one year. For this challenge you may decide to focus on the number 10, an anniversary, or even just how much you love Close to My Heart.

I decided to focus on the number 10 with my sunburst. I used 10 different colors of cardstock ~ Thistle, Eggplant, Carolina, Bluebird, Green Apple, Sweet Leaf, Lemonade, Nectarine, Smoothie, and Candy Apple. I also decided to focus on my love for Close to my Heart and create some fun cards to send to friends/family to brighten their day during these unsettled times.

This was the first one I created, as I had not made a sunburst card in a while so I forgot how to do it. I then did a search to refresh my memory.

I cut strips of paper 5 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inch. Then cut at a diagonal. I decided to stamp some of the sunburst with one of the flower stamps included in the Let the Good Times Roll Stamp Set tone on tone. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to cut the Daisy White. I decided to go with Velum for the sentiment. I stamped with Black Pigment ink then used Clear Embossing Power.

After completing the first two cards my son says I like the Black border better, so I made one more.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you with a Color Challenge ~ Pixie, Canary, Julep, & Lagoon. If you don’t have these exact colors use a color that is close. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I was inspired to make this card by Michelle Stewart who had made a fairy card and sponged her background. I knew these colors would be perfect. The first step I took was to used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and sparkles with the Fairy Tale Magic, then used White Embossing Powder. Then I started sponging on the color with Lagoon, then followed with Canary, Pixie and then ended with Julep. I used my markers to color this adorable fairy. I then added a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Gems.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until APRIL 31st 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Paper Tearing

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to use paper tearing in your project. This was all the rage a few years ago and I have not done it in some time until recently. It is fun to bring things back to life. Let’s see what will you create? Just remember you must use at least on Close to My Heart product in you project.

I have really enjoyed making the double point cards, here is one I created in February. I was watching a few of my fellow Close to My Heart sisters videos for the Creative Hop and saw this one by Tina Lovell which inspired me to make this card as she used torn paper in hers.

For this card I used the Seas the Day paper pack with Sapphire, Carolina, and Daisy White. I used the Seas the Day Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used the large circle from the Shaker Thin Cuts for the Sapphire cardstock and then the large circle is from the basic circle thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 31st 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ So Punny

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a new challenge for you ~ SO PUNNY! There are so many clever phrases that are puns on words that are out there. You may come up with your own interpretation of this challenge. For me, stamp sets that are plays on words associated with animals comes to mind. So this is the way I proceeded.

I pulled a retired paper from Fresh Air paper collection. I used the Stitched Square Frame to cut the New England Ivy. I used Black Pigment ink to stamp the sentiment and then used clear embossing powder. I use a sponge to add Carolina ink to make the background. The stamp set I used is from Technique Tuesday called Chameleon Friends. I also used a bit of White Burlap Ribbon. I colored the snake and branch with my markers.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Color- Green

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is all about the color Green! Whether you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just love the color green we want you to join us. We are partnering with Double Trouble.

WELCOME to Double Trouble Challenge #51 partnership with Heart2Heart Challenges – Let the Troubles Begin 
“PUT YOUR GREEN ON” 

THING 1:  Trouble Maker says, “Let’s celebrate St. Patty’s day and Put Your Green On.  What better color than to create a St. Patty’s Day project, or not.  However, make sure you have some green on your project…other colors can be used.    You can stop here…OR, you can choose to use Twisted Sister’s Twin Optional Twist below.

THING 4:  Twisted Sister’s Twin says, “My Irish friends often say ‘May rainbow be certain to follow each rain’ and sometimes the rainbow will lead to a pot of gold.  So, include something gold on your project (i.e. embellishment, gold metallic, ribbon, embossing, etc.) 
This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble’s random draw if you include this twist in your project.

THING 2:  Double Daresays, “You can link your project to Heart2Heart “The Wearin’ of the Green” HERE whether you use Twisted Sister’s Twin optional twist or not, and you will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.  
Heart2Heart encourages the use of at least one Close To My Heart product; This requirement has been waived for our partnering.  However, if you do use any CTMH products you will be eligible for another chance at Double Trouble’s random draw.  

I decided I wanted to use the stamp set that was just featured with Close to My Heart’s Stampstacular sale. The stamp set is called Luck O’ the Irish. Unfortunately it is no longer available.

I used Julep and Clover for my greens. I stamped the larger clover in Julep pigment ink and then used clear embossing powder. I used the Julep Shimmer Brush to highlight the words “Friend” and “Lucky”. I added a bit of gold with Gold Embellishing Thread and Gold Gems.

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

Happy Crafting!

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H2H ~ Texture It

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I love this concept of texture!!! The possibilities are numerous!! It could be adding using heat embossing, dry embossing, layering paper, using ribbon, texture paste…. the possibilities are endless. I love using stencils and texture paste, although I don’t do it as much as I would like to, but plan to do more!!

To create this card I used a couple of our Stitched Rectangular Thin Cuts. I chose Canary, Black and White Daisy Cardstock. The stamp set is Country Bee which was sold with a coordinating Thin Cut; however, the thin cut is no longer available but the stamp is.

I created the stencil with my Cricut and the Stencil Sheets. I used the Opaque Matte Texture Paste with a couple drops of Canary Re-Inker to make it yellow. Once this had dried I then cut the smaller rectangle. I colored the bee with our Tri-Blend Markers. The sentiment is from A Birthday in Watercolor Stamp Set.

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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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

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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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