Monday, November 29, 2021

Sending Hugs Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 Welcome to our sketch challenge from the Design Team at Atlantic Hearts! We get you started with a sketch and you take it from there. You can use the sketch as is OR you can flip, turn, rotate the sketch. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your project. 

I used the sketch as is this time. The only thing I added were some doodled lines and extra sequins. The heart stamps in this set are designed to be stamped in different colors for the two pieces, but you can also use the same color for it, too. 


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

X8020B As You Grow Paper Pack


Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (a great deal)
  • Cardstock: Linen, Mulberry, Sangria
  • Exclusive Inks: Sapphire (2nd generation), Mulberry, Sangria, Shortbread
  • Embellishments: Gold Sequins, Sangria Ribbon
  • Tools: Tombow Liquid Glue

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.

How do you think YOU will use our sketch? We can't wait to find out!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #atlanticheartssketchchallenge

Friday, November 26, 2021

Black Friday Sale!!!

 Beginning TODAY at 4:00pm CDT --- Saturday at midnight.

You'll find both current and retired products in the sale. Be sure to check it out here!




Floral Card ~ Color Dare #472

 Friday means it's time for a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare.

Use the colors in the grid below to make any paper craft you like. For this challenge you must use at least 4 of the colors. Black and White are FREE colors to use. 

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. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page: Color My Heart Color Dare.

I made a card using a stamp set I just got. I love the idea of the note paper for sentiments. The flowers in this set are so pretty and can be used in so many ways. The sentiments in this set didn't fit what I needed for this card but will be used over and over for other projects. 

To color the flowers and leaves I did a watercolor technique. When you squeeze the lid of our stamp pad onto the pad you get ink in the lid. You can then pick up the ink with a water brush and paint your images. Another way is to use a reinker, squeeze some ink onto a stamping block then pick up the ink that way. The two ways end up with different levels of color for your images. The lid technique is a lighter look than the reinker technique. Once painted I used the Thin Cut dies to cut out the images.




Here's a close-up showing how I built layers with my elements. I first popped up the note book image with Thin 3D Foam Tape. Then I tucked the flowers and leaves in and around the note book image.



When doing the images for a project I always do some extra ones. This way I can use them on the inside of the card, too!



Z3990 Love Story-Scrapbooking + Thin Cut Dies

X9034 Mix-in Papers (Nov-Dec)


D2052 For All Occasions
This is a must have stamp set!
It will cover all your occasions during the year!


Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (a great deal)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Wisteria, Sapphire, Rosemary, Papaya
  • Embellishments: Blue Belle Sequins (online only)
  • Tools: Water Brush, thin 3D Foam Tape, Tombow Liquid Glue
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 create and share! What will YOU make using these colors? We can't wait to find out!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #colordare #colormyheart 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Floral Snowflake Card ~ Color Dare #471

 It's Friday and that means a new challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare

We have an interesting challenge for you with this one. You MUST use the 3 colors of Black, White and Grey. Then you can add ONE color of your choice to use with those 3. 

While stamping the flourishes for the background I used a combination of black ink in 1st and 2nd generation stamping. I also used grey ink. My ONE color is Capri... a very pretty blue that works great for snowflakes. I accented with Capri glitter paper and Ice Blue Stickles.


I used Thin 3D Foam Tape to attach the white cardstock to the glitter paper. I also popped up the snowflake.



D2066 Classic Flourishes

Z4098 Floral Snowflakes
D2052 For All Occasions

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.

  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (this is a great deal!)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Capri
  • Specialty Paper: Capri Glitter Paper
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Pewter, Capri
  • Ice Blue Stickles
  • 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 up to YOU! We can't wait to see what you make!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #colordare #colormyheart

Thursday, November 18, 2021

New Product Blog Hop ~ Nov/Dec Catalog

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop for our November/ December catalog! Every two months we launch a new mini catalog full of wonderful seasonal items. You're going to love this hop!

When you click the link in each post you'll hop to the next blog on the hop. It's that easy! The blog before mine belongs to Wendy Kessler. Don't you just love her ideas! Click here for a list of all participants. Relax, sit back and get ready to be Wow'd!

I've been seeing this Split Circle design all over lately and decided it was time to give it a try myself. I can now say I am addicted to this design!!! It's easy and fun plus you can do so many different things with it!

You start with circles cut with dies or on a Cricut. My circles are 2 1/2", 2", and 1 1/2". You need 1 full circle of each size for the cards below. 

Cut the circles in half. Now you layer the half circles on each other lining up the edge on the right for one set and the left for the other set of half circles.

With your layered half circles all set you now have a choice to make. The top card has the half circles offset creating a swirl. The bottom card has the half circles lined up to mail a circle but the layers are offset. 

Layer a sentiment strip over the seam and add an accent at the right end. I also used some clear sparkles for fun. 


Z3943 Circles Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (this is a great deal!)
  • Stamp Set: For All Occasions (sentiments)
  • Paper Pack: Wonderland
  • Cardstock: Wisteria, Glacier, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Wisteria, Rosemary
  • Clear Sparkles
  • 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 time to hop to the next blog. Let's go see what SkrappinKaty is sharing!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #bloghop #newproductbloghop

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Merry Making Special

Shop for yours here. 


Make merry with the Merry Making Special!

Featuring four unique styles of delightful DIY wooden ornaments, the Merry Making special will have you doing just that! Each set of Merry Making wooden ornaments makes three of the same style of ornament and also comes with coordinating SVG images to make it even easier to decorate your ornaments just the way you want them. Save 20% when you purchase the Merry Making Ornaments Bundle, which includes all four sets!

Black shapes represent SVG images

These special items will be available through December 31, while supplies last. Get some of your own and get started on the holiday merriment!


Click here
to shop!

Rose Gold Card ~ Heart 2 Heart Challenge

 I could wait to do this technique for the Rose Gold Challenge at  Heart 2 Heart! I've been meaning to try this for a while and this challenge was the nudge I needed!

Using a Split Front Technique I  first cut the Rose Gold paper to 4" x 5 1/4". The first diagonal cut starts 3/4" down from the top left and ends 3 3/4" down on the right side. The second diagonal cut again starts at 3/4" down from the top left and ends 2 1/2" from the bottom left corner. Once you have that cut the rest is easy!

Now the really fun part of this card is the middle piece.  I colored the negative space between the flowers/leaves with a marker. It really makes the Rose Gold details shine! 

The sentiment was popped up on foam tape and accented with a piece of shimmer trim. A final touch was to add some sequins. 





X8029 Rose Gold Foil Patterns Pack



D2052 For All Occasions
This is a must have set!

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pewter
  • Exclusive Inks: Pewter
  • TriBlend Marker: Ice Grey Blend
  • Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins, Rose Gold Shimmer Trim
  • Tools: 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.



Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out Heart 2 Heart an the fun challenges they host.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #heart2heartchallenge

Sending Hugs Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 Welcome to our sketch challenge from the Design Team at Atlantic Hearts! We get you started with a sketch and you take it from there. You c...