Heart 2 Heart ~ Creative with Cardstock

Welcome to our first challenge for SEPTEMBER at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are asking you to work with cardstock only! This means no preprinted pattern papers, however, you can use pattern paper that you create by stamping. We would love for you to join us for this challenge. Please remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product in your design.

I am really loving the new color from Close to My Heart so I decided to play with Harbor, Papaya, Paprika, Peach and Shortbread. I used the Sunburst Thin Cut which should be back in stock later this month. I cut all 5 colors then placed the pieces into piles. I stamped some of the panels with the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns. I used my Circle Thin Cuts to cut the 2 inch circles. I then used the Embroidered Circles Stamp set on those circles. The sentiments are from the For All Occasions Stamp Set.

Here is a close up of one of the cards. I used the fun Autumn Loose Sequins for some bling.

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 SEPTEMBER 30th, 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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Technique Hop – “Here Comes the Sun!”

Welcome to the Technique Hop!!

This month we are exploring techniques using Oxide Inks. I have a couple of techniques using Oxide Inks that I want to share with you. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these oxide inks into your artwork. If you are coming from WENDY KESSLER’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 13 makers participating in this hop.

I love the new Sunburst thin cut!! I love the look of the sunburst but sometimes struggle to make them, with this die you can cut a rainbow of colors and then mix and match to make multiple cards.

For the Mountain sunrise card, I welded two circuit mountains plus a rectangle to create my own mountain scene. I stamped the sentiment with the Months of the Year ~ June stamp set. Adding a 1″ circle which was inked in Mustard Seed Oxide Ink and cut with the Circle Thin Cuts. I added a bit of bling with the Gold Loose Sequins.

For this card I used the same sentiment from the Months of the Year ~ June stamp set. I also pulled the Flip Flops from this stamp set for the accent. I stamped in Intense Black ink, then I colored the Y strap with my pink metallic pen and then added Pink Taffeta Stickles. I colored the base of the flip flop with my markers.

This card is the same as above, the only difference is the color of the the flip flop. I used my metallic marker to soften the black on the y strap and then went over with Cool Mint Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #444 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Welcome to another week at Color Dare! This week we have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Board with the colors featured in the You are Enough Special. Choose any row, column, or diagonal. Black and White are FREE.

I used all colors except Mink and Sapphire.

I used the Sunburst Thin Cut. I cut it in Black, White, Pebble, Blue Belle, Sangria and two of the You are Enough PML cards.

This was the first one I created. I used the Spot-on Sentiments for the sentiment. I also added a few Rose Gold Sequins.

Since I had all the pieces cut I paired it with Pebble to create this version.

For this third card I paired it with Daisy White.

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 #444  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, May 27, 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 ~ 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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Fun Sunburst Birthday Card

I saw a card on Pinterest which really inspired me so I decided to day when I had a couple of minutes I would replicated it.  Here is the original and here is mine.

Fundamentals ~ Birthday Card ~ Sunburst ~ CatScrapbooking.com

For this card I use the Adventure Fundamental papers Z3125 and the Balloon Wishes D1667.   I added the bitty sparkles and white stars.  I used my white pen to add the stitching.

Happy Crafting!

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Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst

I am really liking this special paper pack the Taste of Summer!  ac68d414-f072-4dcd-9bd5-8db949070f93

It is such a fun and vibrant paper pack with so much potential of fun bright colorful projects.  I have been having so much fun with this paper and have so many more inspirations for what to design, so stay tuned.

I knew when I saw these fun colors that it may be the perfect combinations for Starburst (or Sunburst) cards.  Using the fun Taste of Summer stamp set I was able t0 create theses fun cards.


Here are my cards that I created using the Taste of Summer paper pack and stamp set.

Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here are the individual cards.

Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ Pucker Up ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com


Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ Orange You Sweet ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

To crated the shimmer around the lemon slices and orange slices I added a bit of crystal Stickles.

Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ You're Berry Special ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

What fun things will you crate with this paper pack?  I have a layout in mind so stay tuned to my blog for inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

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September Card Workshop

All I can say is how did it get to be September already?  Time seems to be flying by with no end in sight as the holidays will be upon us.  I am not complaining as I love this time of year but there never seems to be enough time to get all the craft projects I want to complete finished….

I have been running a bit behind on completing my September Card Workshop cards, but I have now finished them.

Sarita Sunburst card

This card was inspired by a card designed by one designed by Susan Williams

Washi candle Card

I just love the new Washi Wonder hostess exclusive stamp set.

A dream chocolate affair cardI really liked last months stamp of the month and finally had a chance to use it as well as my dream pop paper.

September Card Workshop

This card is using the adorable You are my Happy stamp set, which is this months promotion.  With any qualifying $50 purchase you can purchase this stamp set for only $10.  It is actually three D sized stamp sets – check out the details here.

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