Friday, November 8, 2019

For the Tree Card ~ Color Dare #368

This week at Color My Heart Color Dare our Design Team is challenging you with colors seen in a Horn of Plenty. Pick your colors from the photo below and don't add any brand new colors to the palette. Adding extra colors means a DQ for you and that's not fun. 

Make any paper craft you like and link to our home page. While you're there check out the samples from the Design Team by clicking on their name. If you leave a comment on our blog sites it makes us smile all day!

As you can tell for my card I went with the red and greens in the Horn of Plenty photo. I also used the FREE colors of Black & White. I decided to use the small wreath for a Christmas Card so I stamped it in green and added the red dots all in ink. I made layers for the card, a couple glittery banners, added some ribbon, sequins and for the final touch I went over the red dots of the wreath with red Stickles. I attached the sequins using Liquid Glass with a Fine Tip Applicator and the ribbon withe a Glue Dot.




Cedar & Pine Paper Pack
For the Tree Stamp Set

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Candy Apple
  • Exclusive Inks: Evergreen, Candy Apple
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Specialty Paper: Black Glitter
  • Embellishments: Red Shimmer Trim, Christmas Red Stickles, Black Velvet Ribbon, Holiday Loose Sequins
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Glue Dots, Liquid Glass
  • Thin Cut: Decorative Borders (retired)
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!

There you go! Now it's your turn to pick colors from the Horn of Plenty photo and create any paper craft you like. We LOVE seeing your ideas and can't wait to see what  you make!

Michelle

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New Product Blog Hop

With the launch of our December/November Catalog it's time to show off some of the new products you're going to love! This is a hop so it's one big circle. The blog before mine is Katy Taylor. Click the link in each post to hop to the next blog. Click here for a list of all participants. So sit back and get ready for some awesome products and ideas for how to use them!

This catalog is mostly about the Holidays and there are tons of exciting things for that. I chose to go off the path a bit and use this adorable stamp set with really fun flower images and beautiful sentiments. I did a multi level stamping technique. I laid the smaller white cardstock on the card front  using some washi tape to hold it in place. Then I stamped the images placing some on both pieces of cardstock. Because of the difference in height you get a slight imperfection when stamping where the cardstock pieces meet. That's where the color mat comes it because it not only accents the top layer it also covers up those little imperfections!

After stamping I used a water brush and ink from the stamp pad lid to color the flowers. Finally, I gave some touches of sparkle on flower centers in black and in the little diamonds in a white.




Inside of card

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Lovely Florals
Other Close To My Heart products used on this projects
  •  White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy. Wisteria
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Sangria, Wisteria, Lemonade, Sage, Clover, Fern
  • Embellishments: Stickles-Diamond, Black Diamond
  • Tools: Water Brush, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut Dies
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!

Now it's time to hop over to see what fu ideas Alyson Mayo is sharing with us. Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle


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Friday, November 1, 2019

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Family Time

Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month on the 1st a group of talented consultants with Close To My Heart share their ideas featuring the Stamp of the Month! This month we have "Family Time" as our feature stamp set.

The blog before mine is Katy Taylor. Click the link at the end of each post to go to the next blog in the hop. It's that easy!

As first I wasn't sure what I wanted to make to show off the Family Time stamp set. It's mostly words which is great for scrapbooking but more of a challenge for card making and I felt in the mood to make a card. Then I had a light bulb moment! Our stamp set called Build-a-Plaid was the perfect way to create a background that would highlight a sentiment from Family Time! Now I'm all fired up and ready to get busy and this is what I made.

The black and red make a nice contrast for the plaid. I put the stamps for the plaid on my 2" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix block. The ones I wanted to stamp in red I removed thereby leaving a space for stamping later in red. I started the lines for black along the bottom edge and moved up the card. Then I turned it went across the front. Next I switched to the image I wanted to be red stamping in the space I left between the black images. It really was very easy and fun to do! The flower was stamped and fussy cut. I cut some ribbon to act as leaves and finished it off with some black dots. 




 


Look at all these great images to make plaids! I had so much fun with this one and can't wait to make more! Hey, you don't even need to make plaids. You can just make stripes, too! 


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Family Time, Build-a-Plaid
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Candy Apple, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Candy Apple
  • Embellishments: Black & White Dots, Black Velvet Ribbon
  • 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!

Next up in the blog hop is Alyson Mayo. Be sure to check out her ideas for Family Time!

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Michelle

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Merry Christmas Tree ~ Color Dare #367

 It's that time of year when paper crafters start thinking about the Christmas Cards they're going to make! I'm going to start with this one today. I always love a good tree image and this one makes a really nice Christmas Tree.

The way this color challenge works is that you pick colors from our grid. We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever brand you have as long as you can make a VERY CLOSE MATCH. Also, don't add any new colors to the palette other than what is listed or we'll have to disqualify you. It makes us sad to disqualify someone to please don't make us sad. Make any paper craft you like and link to our Color My Heart Color Dare home page

This is a two step stamp which means you get two tree images that are just a bit different than each other. When you stamp them they create a nice full and detailed look. You can also use two different colors of ink or do a 1st and 2nd generation stamping. Here I've used two inks: Sage and New England Ivy. 

Next I stamped the ornaments using the stamp and roll technique. I inked the image, stamped on scrap paper then rolled the edge of the image on the ink pad. Now I have two tones of the same color when I stamp the image. I added some sequins and used some Stickles for the star.


 

Merry Christmas Tree
Holiday Cheer
Say It in Style
Other Close To My Heart products used on this project
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sangria, New England Ivy
  • Exclusive Inks: New England Ivy, Peacock, Sangria, Sage
  • Mix-in Paper Pack
  • Embellshments: Golden Rod Stickles, Gold Loose Sequins
  • Tools: Liquid Glass with Fine Tip Applicator
Let's go shopping!
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.

Now it's your turn to create and share. Check out our home page for more ideas on this color challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!

Michelle

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Anything Goes at Heart 2 Heart


Heart 2 Heart is hosting an anything goes challenge. I just made this card and decided it was perfect for the challenge.

This card is based on the very first Christmas card I learned to make 23 years ago when I first became a Close To My Heart consultant. It's simple design is timeless. I wish I still had a copy of that first card but unfortunately I don't.

First I created a mask with a piece of scrap paper. I tore it in the shape of a gently hill. I placed the mask on the cardstock and stamped the tree image so I had mostly just the top of the tree at the top of the hill on the cardstock and the bottom of the tree on the scrap paper. As I stamped down the hill I made the trees larger. One full size tree was stamped in the lower corner with a sentiment and snowflakes sprinkled at the top. I used some Stickles to create the look of snow along the tree line and at the bottom. The snowflakes and trees were given a bit of sparkle with a Shimmer Brush. This easy card is a great one for those assembly line card making sessions this time of year! Hey..... speaking of making a bunch of cards....did you know we have a value pack of cards and envelopes? Well we do! You get 50 white cards and envelopes for only $15.95. What  deal!


Inside of card

Cedar and Pine Scrapbooking
Say It in Style

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sangria
  • Exclusive Inks: Peacock, Sangria
  • Embellishments: Diamond Stickles, Clear Shimmer Brush
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!

Be sure to check out Heart 2 Heart. They host wonderful challenges! Thanks for stopping by. Follow my blog to keep up with all the different ideas I share!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #heart2heart 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

 I know it's still October but it's really not too early to start thinking about the Holiday Season in the crafting world. So we have this wonderful blog hop showcasing our current special called Holiday Cheer! The blog before mine is Katy Taylor. Click on the links in each post to continue along on the hop or click here for a list of participants. Ok let's get started!

The Holiday Cheer Tag & Ornament Kit is the way to go for dressing up your Christmas Tree and gifts this year! There are several different bundle options to suit everyone's needs. Not only will you have beautiful decorations you're going to have a lot of fun making them, too!

I started out making some Shaker ornaments and tags. There are two exclusive stamp sets available and I used Traditional Holiday for this project. Markers were used to color the images except for the snowflakes which were stamped with ink.

Traditional Holiday
But the stamp sets aren't just for ornaments and gift tags! Here is a quick Christmas card using the stamp set shown above. I also put to use our new Custom Ornament Thin Cuts. So think beyond the ideas shown with the kit. Remember, the more ways you use something the more economical it becomes!

I used the ornament die on white cardstock and silver foil which were layered together later on. The truck was stamped and colored with markers. I inked the edges to give some definition and covered the ornament with Clear Shimmer. I also gave a touch of silver embossing to the hub caps and clear to the window.




Here is the full bundle of fun products discounted at 30%! There are other bundles available or even individual items for purchase. Check it out here.

Other Close To My Heart products used for these projects
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy. Candy Apple
  • Mix-in Paper Pack
  • Silver Foil Paper
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Candy Apple
  • Embossing: Pen, Silver powder, Clear powder, heat tool
  • Tools: Custom Ornaments Thin Cuts, Clear Shimmer Brush, Sponge Dauber
  • TriBlend Markers: Dark Red, Dull Green, Ice Grey
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!

Ok next up will be Becca Whitham. Hop over to see what fun ideas she is sharing with us. Thanks for hopping by!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking

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For the Tree Card ~ Color Dare #368

This week at Color My Heart Color Dare our Design Team is challenging you with colors seen in a Horn of Plenty. Pick your colors from the p...