July SOTM – Strong Roots Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month blog hop!!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 18 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I saw a cute card that was called a bridge card and thought it would be fun for this stamp set.

For this card I used a piece of Sage Cardstock that is 4 1/4″ x 8″. I then scored each end at 1 1/4″ and again at 2 1/2″. I added two panels cut from the Seasonal Mix-in. to the front. I cut the square with the Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I stamped the house on the stitched square and colored it with my markers.

Here is what it looks like when you start to open the card.

Here is the card open. I cut the heart with my Cricut. I inked the edge of the heart with toffee ink and stamped the keys in toffee. I did fussy cut them. I added a couple of the Gold Glitter gems for a bit of bling.

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 JULY. 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 My Heartfelt Sentiments, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Double Trouble Crazy Cousin Guest Designer Challenge#83 Fun Fold

I am so honored to be the May Crazy Cousin Guest Designer for Double Trouble Challenge!! So lets jump right in to Challenge #83 ~ Fun Fold.

Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, “Maybe it’s time to get out of our comfort zones and try something other than a standard card. Going outside of one’s comfort zone can be great FUN… soooo, let’s create a FUN FOLD project.

Below are several suggested links to tutorials for easy Fun Folds… or if you have already experienced Fun Folds choose one of your favorites. Don’t forget, in your post, to share the tutorial link you used to create your Fun Fold and give credit to the demonstrator and share with other entrants.  You can stop here…
OR
play along with Twisted Sister’s optional twist below to earn another chance at our random draw.

Thing 3: Twisted Sister

says, “I’m jumping with joy… so let’s have some more fun with our FUN FOLDS while celebrating ‘Frog Jumping Day’ on May 13th.  

How is the best way to celebrate and have fun? Include a frog on your project… how much more fun is that?”

Optional Twist: If you have included a frog on your project you have earned an additional chance at our random draw. Continue to Double Dare’s dare below and earn another chance.  

Thing 2: Double Dare

says, “If you have met Thing 1’s required Fun Fold and also included a frog, you are eligible to enter your project HERE for Crafting Happiness “Froggy” and you have earned another chance at our random draw. 

I went with a Z-fold for my fun fold card. I actually was not sure I had a frog, but thankfully I have all my stamps logged in Evernote and was able to find one.

I used one of the pattern papers from Hillside Cottage. I used a Technique Tuesday Stamp set called Felix the Frog. I added a bit of retired New England Ivy Burlap ribbon. I use the Stitched Hexagon Thin Cut for the center.

Here is what the card looks like when it it open.

Happy Crafting!

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May SOTM – Flowers for You Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month blog hop!!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 18 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I designed two cards. One is a Tunnel card and the other was inspired by the cards that Close to My Heart designed.

Here is what the tunnel card looks like when you open it.

On the cover I used Scalloped Circle Thin Cut and added one of the You are Enough Sequins. I stamped the inside of the card and colored it with my watercolor pencils and added another butterfly sequins.

For this card I stamped the circular flower image in White Pigment Ink then used White Embossing Powder. Then I applied Oxide inks – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves.

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 MAY. 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 MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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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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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