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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week is a simple challenge….Anything Goes!! This means you can submit anything! Simply use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project and you are good to go!

I had a lot of request for a tag workshop so I have been creating a few tags to add to my monthly Card Workshop. I may even add an extra day so people to come make holiday cards and tags.

I love the Like Nobody Elf stamp and thin cut that is part of the Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop. The elf makes the perfect tag. I used my markers to color, but since the markers bleed through I cut a second elf and glued to back to hid the marker bleed. I also added a bit of sparkle with Diamond Stickles.

I am also loving the For the Tree stamp set with the coordinating Custom Ornament Thin Cuts. I used Gold Tinsel, Silver Tinsel, Red Tinsel, and Clear Embossing Powders.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Pumpkin Spice

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I do like pumpkin spice but I love all the things associated with it like going to the pumpkin patch. So I decided to make a layout from one of our adventures to Anderson Farms which is a pumpkin patch here in Colorado.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack for this layout. I used the pattern 21 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 3. I did make one slight change to the pattern since I have a few more photos in mind for my layout.

Here it the left side.

Here is a close up of the title. I used an image that is part of my Cricut Access fro the words but used the pumpkin shape from Artisty. I cut the base of the pumpkin in Toffee but it was not enough contrast to the wheat so I used my Charcoal Shimmer brush and it worked great! The wheat is from Flower Market.

Here is where I made the switch. I move the journalling space to a PML card and added an additional 4×6 photo under the pumpkins. The pumpkins are from the new Complete Creativity.

The sequins are the Loose Rose Gold which are still available.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Sparkle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is SPARKLE ~ this could be glitter, shimmer, sequins or anyway you interoperate this challenge. I went with the obvious with gold, copper embossing and shimmer.

With this card I used the new Stitched Circles Embossing folder on Sangria cardstock. I pulled a bit of burlap from my stash. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the two maple leaves. I also used the Autumn Blessings stamp set for the pumpkin and sentiment.

For the sparkle I used the new Embossing Ink Pens to coat the detailed maple leaves before embossing them in Gold and Copper Embossing Powders. I added a few loose Gold sequins and then used my Gold Shimmer brush to splatter gold all over.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Fall

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Fall is my favorite time of the year as the colors begin to change and living here is Colorado we get to see it. I grew up in Louisiana and there really is no fall colors like you have here. It also mean the temperatures are cooler. Need I go on….

So I have seen a few people designing cards and using burlap, so I decided it was my time. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the maple leaf out of burlap. I used Goldrush, Sangria, Fern, and Paprika cardstock. I used Autumn Blessing Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I watercolored the pumpkins using our watercolor pencils.

I knew I needed to add a bit of shimmer or bling so I added a bit of Gold Glitter paper and then splattered the card with my Gold Shimmer Brush.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

I have also entered this card in the Simon Says Monday Challenge which is also Fall/Autumn.

Happy Crafting!

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