Monday, June 14, 2021

So Tweet Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? Here's a fun one from our team at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Use our sketch to create any paper craft you like. You can flip, flop, rotate the sketch how ever you like. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your finished creation! When you're ready use the link to join the challenge starts Wednesday) 

I made it easy on myself and used a striped paper to create the background look of the sketch. The red and white stripes are flanked by strips of yellow glitter trim. I didn't like the way the white corners of my card looked so blank so I doodles an outline with a journal pen. 

For the way too cute chick I used markers to color her in. I added the background colors to the flowers to draw all the colors together. 

The chick is popped up a bit with some foam tape and I painted the balloon with a clear shimmer brush for some sparkle. the matching Thin Cut dies make it so easy to cut out the images, too! Placing the chick on the hexagon die cut grounds the chick so it doesn't look like it's floating in air. 


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge



So Tweet Stamp + Thin Cuts Set

Stars and Sparklers Paper Pack

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy. Lagoon
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Thin Cut Die:  Stitched Hexagons
  • TriBlend Markers: Light Yellow, Dull Green, Blue Turquoise, Dark Red, Burnt Orange
  • Embellishments: Lemonade Shimmer Trim, Black & White Dots, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Tools: Journal Pen, Thin 3D Foam Tape

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.

Now it's your turn to join the challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh #atlanticheartssketchchallenge

Saturday, June 12, 2021

You Are Enough Fancy Fold Cards

 I've combined our fantastic current Special, You Are Enough, with Fancy Fold cards! This Z Fold card is actually easy to do and makes giving / receiving a card a lot of fun!

I ended up with two different looks because of the shades in the papers. I played on this with using more of that tone with my accents. Even though all the papers are from one pack you can get a lot of different looks! I accented the front panel with die cut butterflies and some sequins. 

To make the fold for the card base I started with a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. Then I simply folded the tip back on itself lining the edge up with the card fold. Now you have a Z Card base. For the "Z" part of the card the cardstock is 2 1/2" x 6 3/4". Score at 2 1/4" from each end. Now you're ready to decorate however you like!






I used the Your Are Enough Paper Bundle. You get the paper pack plus Coordinating Cardstock. It's a real deal! The You Are Enough Special is only available through June so get yours now!!!

You Are Enough Paper Bundle

These layered butterflies are a must have for your  Thin Cut Die Collection!!! You can use them in SO many ways. Just one layer or multiple layers....it will be gorgeous! 

Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.




Michelle

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Sunburst Card ~ Color Dare #448

Welcome to a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare! This challenge give you 6 colors but you only have to use at least 3 of the colors. You can use more of the colors if you like just be sure to use at least 3! We also give you a few FREE options, too. Black, White and Gold are free to use if you like. 

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. Make any paper craft you like and when you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page. This card is also being shared with Heart 2 Heart for their Get Inky challenge.

For my card I had some more fun with our Sunburst Background Thin Cut Die. There is no limit to the combinations you can do with this die!!! All you have to do is cut as many colors as you want to use OR keep it totally monochrome. That looks great, too! I save the pieces I don't use this time so I can use them later in a different project. 

For this card my colors are Cinnamon, Desert Rose, Peach and Sage. I didn't want to just use plain cardstock and honestly I didn't feel like stamping a design on the cardstock. This led me to using an embossing folder on two of the colors. I also like a bit of sparkle so I used Glitter Paper for one of my colors.



For the tag I stamped a sentiment and fancied it up with a little group of flowers. The flowers are colored with a water brush and covered in Clear Shimmer that doesn't show in these photos. The flowers are popped up a bit with some foam tape. Gold Sequins finished the look!



Sunburst Background Thin Cut Die

Tags and Tabs Thin Cut Dies 

Cherry Blossoms


Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Sage, Cinnamon, Charcoal
  • Specialty Paper: Desert Rose Shimmer Paper
  • Exclusive Inks:: Intense Black, Cinnamon, Desert Rose, Sage
  • Embellishments: Gold Sequins, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Tools: Water Brush, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Tombow Liquid Glue, Embossing Folder: Spring Blossoms
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.

Now it's your turn to join the challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh #colormyheart #colordare

Friday, June 4, 2021

Beautiful Floral Card ~ Color Dare #447 ~ Tic Tac Toe

 Our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge for the next two weeks is our fabulously fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Pick your colors by row, column or diagonal. Then if you want to use some of the other colors in the gird 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. Don't add any new colors to the mix. We're giving you some free colors to work with too: Black, White, Gold and Kraft. 

Make any paper craft you like! When you're ready to join the challenge use the link at the end of the post on our home page.

This color palette is  based on the colors in the paper for the Starts & Sparklers papers in our May/June mini catalog. I absolutely love this floral paper from the kit and knew I wanted not only to use it for this challenge but to make it the STAR! 

My colors are from the top left to bottom right: Carolina, Toffee, Scarlet then I added Sapphire.

I saw a card made by Melissa Robinson and used that as my inspiration for my card. All my color choices come from the floral paper. It was simply a matter of layers accent the pretty paper. the for the sentiment layerI used a Zip Border from the top of the paper sheet, cut it in half and framed the sentiment. 



The final detail is the gorgeous butterfly. It's one of our new Thin Cut dies and I LOVE it! Look at all those wonderful details in the top layer! What's great is you can use any of these dies alone or together! The large butterfly has three layers and the small has two. Any way you use it you make beautiful butterflies!


Inside of card. It's always fun to add some details inside, too!

Layered Butterflies Thin Cut Dies

Stars & Sparklers Paper Pack



Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set
Used for the sentiments and inside the card.

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Scarlet, Toffee, Sapphire, Carolina
  • Exclusive Inks: Scarlet, Sapphire, Carolina
  • Specialty Paper: Sapphire Glitter Paper
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.

Now it's your turn to join the challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh #colormyheart #colordare

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June Stamp of the Month blog Hop ~ Outdoor Borders

Welcome to our June blog hop featuring the Stamp of the Month: Outdoor Borders. The hop is easy to follow by clicking the link in each post to go to the next blog. The blog before mine belongs to Krista Hershberger

For my project I decided to make a card and show you how you can adapt these border images to work in a different way. The more ways you can use your products the better, right!

I started with the background. I used 3 of our Gloss Sprays on white cardstock. I propped the cardstock at an angle so that the spray would run down the front. White that dried I worked the other elements of my card.

After using the window die cut I trimmed off one row of windows so I had 9 windows to work with. I cut windows in both White Daisy and Lagoon cardstock because I wanted the white pieces, too. The card front is covered with blue cardstock, then the sprayed layer and the window layer. The white squares were stamped with images from the stamp set. I simply cut apart the border stamps to get the individual images I wanted to use. I also stamped a sentiment banner for the bottom of the card. Some sequins finished the look I was going for. 





S2106 Outdoor Borders
June Stamp of the Month ~ only available June 1 -30, 2021

On the close-up you can see that I popped up some of the squares with some thin foam tape. It's fun to have some dimension on your projects. 




Other Close To My Heart products used on this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Packs
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, bluebird, Lagoon
  • Exclusive Inks: Bluebird, Raspberry, Green Apple
  • Gloss Spray: Turquoise, Ocean, Lime
  • Thin Cut Dies: Multi Square Window
  • Silver Sequins
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.

Next up in our hop is Brandi Robinson. Have fun along the way!


Michelle

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Notecard ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our sketch challenge from the group over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. We provide you with a sketch and you create any paper craft you like. You can flip, rotate and use the sketch how you like as long as we can still see it in your finished project.

I love how simple and pretty this card turned out. I was very literal in using the sketch. Right away I envisioned using this stamp set for an all over design stamped on the color blocks. 

I glued the pieces of cardstock to a piece of white cardstock. Since I stamped a large image I needed the cardstock blocks to be the same level for stamping. I also stamped the middle of the image on white cardstock and fussy cut it out and popped it up on some foam tape. 



Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

This close-up of the sentiment layer shows the shimmer from the brushes I used. First I stamped in black. Then I sponged blue ink in the background. The final step was using the Wisteria Shimmer Brush painted across the top. I let the blue peek through so both the blue and Wisteria show behind the sentiment. The green was brought in again with the sequins.


Just a Note

Flourishing Details & Background

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Wisteria, Sage, Carolina
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Carolina
  • Embellishments: Wisteria Shimmer Brush, Julep Sequins 
  • Tools: Sponge, Thin 3D Foam Tape

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.




Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #atlanticheartssketchchallenge #ctmh #cardmaking

Friday, May 28, 2021

Birthday Card ~ Co0lor Dare #446

  Friday means it's a new color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare! This time we're challenging you to use three colors for your project: Yellow, Blue AND Grey. You must use all three colors but Black, White and Silver are free. 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 the challenge use the link in the post on our home page

I'm also sharing this card with Heart 2 Heart for their Sponging Challenge.

I made this fun card for our challenge. Using the line of lit candles made me think of a lot of smoke so I sponged Grey ink above the candles. haha. The candle flames were colored with a marker then painted with a Yellow Shimmer Brush. The sparkle are actually clear but I colored them with a blue marker so they coordinate with the color theme.





Birthday Borders + Thin Cut Dies


Fancy Border Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Lovely, Stars and Sparklers
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Pebble, Bluebird, Lemonade
  • TriBlend Markers: True Blue Blend, Citrus Blend
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Lemonade Shimmer Trim, Sundance Shimmer Brush
  • Sponge

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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 column on the right.

Now it's your turn to join the challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh #colormyheart #colordare

So Tweet Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? Here's a fun one from our team at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Use our sketch to create ...