Heart 2 Heart ~ Oh Deer

Welcome to our first challenge of November at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge I decided to focus on the word deer and use a deer in my artwork. You are welcome to play along with us and interpret this challenge the way you wish. To play a long simply link your artwork to our challenge which can be found HERE. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

I decided to make a couple of Christmas tags using the Holly & Ivy Digital Art Collection from Close to My Heart. Did you know you can purchase these SVG files and use them on any of your cutting devices? Here are the images in that collection.

Here is a closer look at each of the tags.

For this tag I used the Holly and Ivy Papers for the tag base. I used Candy Apple, Evergreen and Kraft cardstock. The Merry Christmas is from the For All Occasions stamp set. I did add one of the Candy Apple Gems to the center of the flower. The ribbon is from my stash.

This tag was done exactly the same but this time I used Scarlet Glitter paper to cut the flower.

I used a different patten paper from the Holly and Ivy Papers for the tag base. I then cut four of the deer shape to give more dimension to the deer. I used Candy Apple Pigment ink ad then heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder. I have to admit that did not work as well as I hoped. The sentiment comes for the Craft with Heart Card Subscription.

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 NOVEMBER 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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June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Garden Tags

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ GARDEN TAGS a set of 8.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 21 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I have been working on a fancy fold workshop and this is one of the cards that I designed for it. It is a Triangle fold card or Diagonal fold card.

I used the Seasonal Mix-In Papers along with White and Sapphire cardstock. I used watercolor pencils to color in the garden tag. I added a couple of silver glitter gems.

Here is the inside. I used Peach cardstock and the one of the zip strips form the Seasonal Mix-In Papers.

To Make this card I used an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper. I cut it at a diagonal so you get two cards out of one piece. You need to score at 5 1/2″ along the long edge and then 4 1/2″ along the shorter side.

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 JUNE and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Tag, You’re It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! 

This month there are around 10 of us highlighting using Tags!  Close to My Heart has these amazing Tag Thin Cuts which will be the majority of what you may see. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I had fun making my cards! I even was experimenting and made a shaker tag!!

For this card I used the Feels Like Home paper pack and Fern Cardstock.  I used the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts and the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. The stamp sets I used for this card are Know That I Care and Card Captions.  The inks I used were Pewter, Sugarplum, and Fern.  I just used the Fern ink with my watercolor brush. I added the Sugarplum shimmer brush to the insides of the flowers and Mink Twine.

For this card I decided to make a tag shaker.  For the top layer I used the tag and then centered the oval thin cut to cut the center.  I used that same tag to cut the white base and the Acetate top.

I don’t know about you but the first time or two when I went to use the circular foam it did not turn out totally round.  So I knew it could be molded it to fit the tag and I only needed to trim a little piece. I used the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts for the hearts.   The “Love You” is stamped in Candy Apple using the Card Captions Stamp Set.

I added some Red Shimmer Trim and White Ribbon.  I used pattern 9 as the basis of my design from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS where you will find some additional artwork highlighting TAGS!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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