Friday, April 12, 2024

Another Hedgie Card ~ Color Dare #596

This week our team has in interesting color challenge for you. You MUST use Black and Brown with only ONE color of your choice. See the graphic for the fine print rules.

Make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join our challenge click here.

I just love this stamp set with the cute hedgehogs. This time I kept the look simple by stamping in black on brown cardstock. I stamped and colored the flower on white cardstock then fussy cut it out and glued it on top of the brown image. 

See below for a list of products used for this card.



Link to Color Dare #596



S2404 Little Hedgehogs
April Stamp of the Month
Only available April 1 - 30
Also available with Thin Cut Dies
Get a discount with a qualifying order!


X7302 Honey Bunny Paper Pack

Close To My Heart products used for this card: (while supplies last)


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Michelle

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Newly-discounted items!

 

As Close To My Heart continues the process of liquidating inventory, they are making more than 550 items available at discounted prices!

The products being discounted include a wide variety of crafting supplies, everything from shimmer brushes, TriBlend™ markers, specialty papers, and acrylic shapes, to embellishments, My Acrylix® Blocks, Thin Cuts, how-to guides, and more! We are even making available several 12" x 12" sticker sheets previously only available with their coordinating paper packets!

Check out the Clearance section on my website to see the newly-discounted items. These items will only be available while supplies last, so be sure to place your orders early to secure the items you can't do without!


Saturday, April 6, 2024

Pretty Floral Cards

I love sharing and teaching some tips and tricks along the way! This post shows how fun it is to do the same design with very different looks! Just by changing out a couple things you get a totally new feel! 

The pink card was the one I made first and I love it. Then CTMH came out with the current Joy of the Journey Special and I just HAD to remake the card in Journey! I admit I love them both but the Journey card is my favorite of the two. 


The cards both use the vase of flowers image from the Heartfelt Flowers set (link below). I paper pieced the vase after I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Color Pencils were used to color the flowers for a pretty and soft look. 


For the Journey card I used the same pattern paper for the background.  I changed out the pink cardstock for Journey. Wow what a difference it created! This time I paper pieced the vase after stamping on pattern paper. The layer behind the vase was embossed with the Swiss Dot folder. I used the back of the piece (where the dots go in) this time. 


So there you have it! Two different cards that use most of the same products. Play around with your colors, papers, embellsihments and see how you can change this up a little....or a lot! See below for a list of products used for the cards.
Z7139 Heartfelt Flowers Stamp Set + Thin Cut Dies

The Joy of the Journey Special includes exclusive items just for this Special! Cardstock, stamp set, sticker sheet and pattern papers all add up to a wonderful mix of fun! You can get it at the sale prices in a bundle or as individual items.  Buy early because I think this will fly off the shelves!

Joy of the Journey Special
Available April 1 - 30  *while supplies last



Close To My Heart products used for this card:

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Happy Stamping!
Michelle 

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Fun Hedgehog Card ~ Color Dare #595

Welcome! This week the design team at Color Dare is bringing a color challenge with a pastel theme of colors. You must use at least 3 of the colors shown in the graphic below. See the graphic for the fine print rules.

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. Don't add any extra colors to the palette. When you're ready to join our challenge click here.

I love our April Stamp of the Month: Little Hedgehogs! They are so cute and fun to create with. Using a pattern from our How-to Guide made it easy to put the card together. The pattern papers in the background add a nice touch. The green layer was stamped with a flower from the stamp set.

See below for a list of products for this card.







S2404 Little Hedgehogs
April Stamp of the Month.
Also available with Thin Cut Dies
ONLY Available April 1 - 30
Get a discount with a qualifying order



Close To My Heart products used for this card: (while supplies last)


ATTENTION VIP CUSTOMERS
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Any credits must be used by May 15th. 

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Michelle

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Little Hedgehogs Card ~ April Stamp of the Month

It's hard to believe we're already at April! How does it go so fast? Well this cute stamp set will make you smile! I smile every time I look at it. 

I got out my How-to Guide and ended up with this pattern for my card. Our guides make it SO easy to create a project. You get sample photos, cutting guides and placement guides. All you need to create a great looking card or layout!

You can use a pattern as a starting point then put your own spin on it, OR, make it according to the pattern. Either way it's a great resource.

See below for a list of products used for this card.



Z7148 Little Hedgehogs Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Also available without Thin Cuts
Only available April 1 -30th

Get a discount with a qualifying order.
Get it FREE as a VIP Customer with a qualifying order!
(VIP info below)


Z7133 Decorative Shapes Thin Cuts



Additional Close To My Heart product used to make this card:

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Michelle

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Hedgehog Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #571

Sketch challenges are a fun way to start a project. You have a "blueprint" to work from and pull in other details you want to create with. Each Monday our team at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge gives you a new sketch to inspire you. On Wednesday our blog opens for you to link your project.  Here's my take on this week's sketch.

I love the little hedgehogs set for April's Stamp of the Month. They are just too cute and fun to work with. I kept the coloring simple to compliment the background. The stripe paper is from our recent special: Gnomes for Spring. I'd still look for it online in case there is still some supply left. 



Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge

S2404 Little Hedgehogs
April Stamp of the Month
Available with or without Thin Cut Dies
ONLY available April 1 - 30
Get a discount with a qualifying order!

CC7232 Gnomes for Spring

Close To My Heart products used for this card: (while supplies last)
Silver Stickles Glitter Glue


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Michelle

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Stencil Card ~ Color Dare #594

 Friday means a new challenge from our team at Color Dare! This week you pick at least 3 colors shown in our graphic. See the graphic for the fine print rules.

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. Make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join our challenge click here.

I didn't know where exactly I wanted to go with this design. I knew I wanted to use a stencil. I thought I'd use other colors from the challenge. Well, as it often goes, I came up with something unexpected. That is the fun of crafting!

Using Sapphire, Periwinkle and Jade I stenciled the hearts as a layer for the card front. Keeping it simple, I used some thread and sparkles as accents. 




Card Front Stencil Pack 2

Mix-in Paper Pack (Mar-Apr)

Close To My Heart products used for this card: (while supplies last)


ATTENTION VIP CUSTOMERS
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Michelle

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Another Hedgie Card ~ Color Dare #596

This week our team has in interesting color challenge for you. You MUST use Black and Brown with only ONE color of your choice. See the grap...