Friday, September 25, 2020

It's time for Fall! ~ Color Dare #413 Tic Tac Toe

 Welcome to a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we have a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. You pick your colors by row, column or diagonal. After that if you want to use some of the other colors in the grid .... go for it!

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count. Also, do not add any extra colors to the palette. Make any paper craft you like then use the link on our home page to join the challenge!

I love Fall and this color palette made me think of Fall ideas. I used the right column of colors (Toffee, Sundance, Desert Rose) and added all the other colors! I decided to create a little scene using some of our newest products. We have 4 seasonal stamp sets and this is the Fall one. I framed the scene using our Thin Cut dies. Adding some gold touches with the thread and gems completed the look.








Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: French Vanilla, Sangria, Fern
  • Exclusive Inks: Toffee, Sundance, Desert Rose, Fern, Sangria
  • Thin Cuts: Stitched Squares
  • Embellishments: Gold Thread, Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Shimmer Trim
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

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Now it's time for you to go create and share! We can't wait to see what you make.

Michelle


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Monday, September 21, 2020

Warm Wishes Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 It's time for another sketch from the Design Team at Atlantic Hearts. This sketch has interesting and eye catching lines to it and you end up with a beautiful look!

I decided to use our new Comfort & Joy Cardmaking stamp set for this card. The perfect match to this was paper from the Comfort & Joy paper packet. I also added some Scarlet Glitter Paper because you have to have some sparkle on a Christmas card, right? I thought you'd agree!

To get the angles for the sketch design I cut a piece of pattern paper about 3" x 51/2". I cut the paper 1/2" wide using my paper trimmer. The other two layers are 1/4" and 3/8" wide. Then I decided to fill in the part behind the wreath with the plaid paper. 

I stamped and used the die to cut out the wreath. I added a bit of green with a marker and once on the card I added some small dots of Liquid Pearls. The trees were stamped in 2nd and 3rd generation ink as a background for the banner. 

When you start with a sketch it makes creating easy! 






Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • Cardstock: French Vanilla
  • Exclusive Inks: New England Ivy, Candy Apple, Black
  • Embellishments: Carnation Red Liquid Pearls, Gold Thread
  • TriBlend Marker: Dull Green
  • The 3D Foam Tape
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas. The link is in the left column. You can also find me on Pinterest and Facebook by clicking the tabs in the header.

Are ideas for this sketch swimming around in your head? Well put them to work and join the fun! We love seeing what you create!

Have fun!
Michelle

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Creativity in Motion Blog Hop

 OH BOY are you going to LOVE this blog hop! We're featuring our VERY SPECIAL special called Creativity in Motion......yes motion! We'll show you how to create projects that images that appear to move!

Since this is a blog hop all you have to do is click the link in each post to hop to the next blog in our talented group of Close To My Heart consultants. You are going to see AH-MAZING ideas on this hop! The blog before mine belongs to Katy Taylor

There is an Event Bundle available that includes ALL the items in this special at a 30% discount but you can buy individual items at regular price if you like. Personally I think the bundle is the way to go because you're going to want it all anyway so you might as well get it at a discount, right! I have a photo and list of items below everything in the special.

My favorite stamp set of the three is the Butterfly Kisses set. I decided to use the dragonfly and it looks awesome when in motion! The pattern paper is from the Bright Stack which has so many patterns to chose from! I decided to make a rectangle for my dragonfly to fly in. Using my Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut dies I cut the medium frame. 

Assembling the motion frame is easy and there are instructions that come with the product. First you cut the Animation Sheet to the size you need for your frame and glue it to the back of the frame. The instructions say to line the back of the frame with foam tape on three sides (one needs to stay open so you can slide the stamped cardstock). I find if you cut small pieces of foam tape to place in the corners and a couple in between on the three sides it works just fine and saves on your foam tape. When you have it ready place the frame on top of the stamped cardstock lining up the edges and press in place. 

Stamp your image on a piece of cardstock with the image "lines" being vertical. The piece of cardstock should be the width of the frame with the height matching the inside of the frame since it needs to slide back and forth in the frame. Using one of the Border Tab Thin Cuts cut a piece of cardstock about 1" wide to go at the end of your stamped cardstock for your pull tab. After stamping one of the "hints" to pull on the tab glue it to the end of the cardstock leaving a 1/4" allowance on the pull tab.

Now you're ready to slide the stamped cardstock with the pull tab into the frame. As this piece moves slowly back and forth as you slide it you can see the movement of the image! SO COOL!

After that part of the card was done I wanted to fancy up my frame with some flowers. I used flowers and hearts from the Florals & Flutters stamp set. I love the bright pop of color it gives to the card and how it "anchors" the left side of the frame. I also added some sparkles because well.....sparkles!














Includes:
1 – My Acrylix® Animated Sentiments Stamp Set (CC9201)
1 – My Acrylix® Animated Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set (CC9202)
1 – My Acrylix® Animated Safari Animals Stamp Set (CC9203)
1 – My Acrylix® Border Tab Stamp Set (CC9204)
1 – Animation Sheets pack (CC9205)
1 – 6" × 6" Bright Stack (CC9207)
1 – Border Tab Thin Cuts (CC9206)
1 – Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
12 – white card bases & envelopes


Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut Dies
  • Cardstock: Lagoon, White Daisy, Sapphire
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • TriBlend Markers: Green Turquoise, Citrus, Light Green, Dark Red, Blender
  • Bitty Sparkles, Thin 3D Foam Tape

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the left column. You can also find me on Pinterest and Facebook with the tabs in the header.

Now it's time to hop over to see what awesome ideas Maureen O'Sullivan is sharing with us. 

Have fun hopping!
Michelle


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Bloom with Grace Card ~ Color Dare #412

Welcome to a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare. We give you colors to chose from and you make any paper craft you like with those colors! 

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count so be very careful and don't add any extra colors either.

I decided to use Avocado, Nectarine, Canary and French Vanilla with a touch of Gold. I cut my card base from French Vanilla and also the stamping layer. The Nectarine cardstock was sanded for a more rustic look. Oh....I used a pattern from our How-to book called Make It from Your Heart. It makes it so easy when the pattern and a cutting diagram is right there in front of you!

The flowers were colored with our TriBlend Markers with the centers painted with a Shimmer Brush. I spattered some yellow Shimmer Brush in the background to soften the French Vanilla. The pumpkin was paper pieced and popped up on foam tape.



Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • Stamp Set: Bloom with Grace - Cardmaking + Thin Cut Dies
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart Volume 4, Pattern 2
  • Cardstock: French Vanilla, Nectarine, Avocado
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Canary
  • TriBlend Markers: Citrus Green, Light Yellow, Orange, Coral
  • Embellishments: Gold Shimmer Trim, Gold Thread, Bitty Sparkles
  • Tools: Shimmer Brush: Lemonade, Charcoal, 3D Foam Tape
Sandpaper

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Before you go.......... don't forget to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! You can find the link in the left column. You can also find me on Pinterest and Facebook by clicking the tabs in the header.

Now it's time for you to pick your colors and create any paper craft you like. To join the challenge use the link on our home page. We can't wait to see what you make!

Have fun creating!
Michelle


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Peek-a-boo! ~ Technique Blog Hop

Well now this is going to be a fun hop! The talented consultants in of the Technique Blog Hop group are featuring the theme of "peek-a-boo" for this technique and I came up with what I think is a fun idea!

The blog before mine belongs to Michelle Johns. Just keep clicking the links in each post to hop to the next blog. You are going to be so amazed with all the ideas you see on the hop!

My idea was to use a peeking gnome with one of our new Thin Cut dies. I created a little space for him to peek through by snipping a few of the branches. Another fun thing I did was to use the monkey "hands" from one of our new stamp sets to look like the gnome was parting the branches to peek through. 








Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Desert Rose, Sage, French Vanilla 
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Thin Cuts: Stitched Scalloped Brackets
  • TriBlend Markers: Jade Green, Fair Skin, Pale Pink, Coral, Ice Grey, Blender
  • Embellishments: Silver Thread, Blue Belle Glitter Gems
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Before you go....... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! You can use the link in the left column or one of the tabs in the header. 

Now it's time to see what Brandi Robinson has created to share with us. I know we're going to love it!

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle


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Monday, September 14, 2020

Create a Scene ~ Double Trouble Challenge

 I'm sharing this card with the challenge at Double Trouble. The challenge is to create a scene with things from your stash. Part 2 of the challenge is to include a mode of transportation.

I'm also sharing with The Paper Girls Challenge.

I got a bit creative with my mode of transportation. I used the rake from the stamp set for the owl to fly around on. My scene shows windy fall day perfect for flying! Next I used our new Window Thin cut dies to create a nice scene of watching the owl fly by. 


Inside of card




Other Close To My Heart products used on this card
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Packet: Wood Grain
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Espresso
  • Exclusive Inks: Espresso, Black, Toffee, Paprika, Glacier
  • Bitty Sparkles
If you need a Maker I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE A MAKER I'd love to have you on my team!

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the left column. You can also follow me on Pinterest or Facebook by clicking the tabs in the header.

Be sure to check out the challenge at Double Trouble. Have fun creating!

Michelle


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It's time for Fall! ~ Color Dare #413 Tic Tac Toe

 Welcome to a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare . This week we have a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. You pick yo...