Monday, August 22, 2016

Color Dare 207 - Hello Card

Color Dare 207
For this week's Color Dare challenge, the yellows reminded me of sunshine so I just had to incorporate a sun on my card for this week.  This card has a mix of retired and new products. I started with a basic card and cut the corners then used a hole punch to make the whole thing look like a giant tag.  Next, I cut my "sunshine" shape at 3.25" on Canary cardstock using the element on page 77 of the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Then I cut out Hello using Saffron fundamentals paper with one of the new thin cuts.  Next, cut short strips and dovetail them in White Daisy, Canary, Saffron fundamentals and a piece of leftover Canary patterned paper from the Kaleidoscope paper packet.  I used the new Happy Thoughts embossing folder and embossed "Hello" on the White Daisy strip.  Final touch is a strip of gold shimmer trim and the card is ready to write in and mail out!


Check out my CTMH website to see the new products available in the annual expressions catalog. Here are the items I used on this project:

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Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder
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Hello Thanks Thin Cuts

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Color Dare 206 - Awesome card

Color Dare 206
For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made some cards for my team at work.  We just completed a project and I like to give everyone a handmade card to recognize the hard work they put into our projects. I needed a masculine card option so came up with this design:


Supplies used:

Paper: Peacock and Saffron patterned paper from the Urban packet along with Poppy and Whisper card stock
Embossing Folder: Cascading stars
Ink: Peacock and Flaxen
Stamp set: C1644 - Beyond Awesome
Embellishment: Whisper and White twine

I have to confess I didn't read close enough and did use a piece of White Daisy but won't have time to re-do this and figured I'd go ahead and post it anyway.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Color Dare 205 - Anniversary Swing Card

Color Dare 205
For this week's Color Dare challenge, I have another anniversary card to share. For this card, I cut the Heart scene card at 5.5" from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge found on page 35.  Then I mounted Eggplant patterned paper on the left front part of the swing card and trimmed out the heart opening. On the inside of the card, I used Crystal Blue paper and used my border punch across the bottom edge for some visual interest.  I backed the heart with Thistle and added the White Daisy elements left on my Cricut mat on the back side.  The final element is the Juniper heart stamped with a sentiment from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set with Eggplant ink.   Here's the final product:


When you swing the card open, it looks like this:


Monday, July 25, 2016

Color Dare 203 - Anniversary Card

Color Dare 203
For this week's Color Dare challenge, I decided to make an anniversary card using inspiration from Lisa's blog hop post back in 2014, isn't the internet a wonderful way to connect ideas together?!?  For this card, I cut the Love pocket card at 5" from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge found on page 35.  Then I mounted that on top of the Crystal Blue paper from the retired Blossom paper packet.  From the Happy to Be Friends stamp set, I stamped the title  with Crystal Blue ink, stamped flowers on a scrap piece of White Daisy paper in Sorbet ink and fussy cut those out.  Next for the finishing touches, a bow in Canary yellow ribbon that I had on hand and a couple of gems in the flower centers.


This was a lot of fun to make and I cut out a whole page of the Love pocket cards so will experiment with more colors and embellishments on future versions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Color Dare 201 - Magical Birthday

Color Dare 201
This week's Color Dare challenge is based on the Magical paper pack colors so what better type of card to make than one for a "Magical" birthday! I started with a White Daisy card as my base, then cut this fun birthday greeting from the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge on Crystal Blue card stock and backed it with Cranberry, Honey, Sapphire and Whisper paper scraps.  Final touch was to outline the card with my black marker and a little leftover embellishment.  I stamped my birthday sentiment inside and it's ready to go!


You can find the supplies used for this card on my Close To My Heart website through the end of July when the current catalog expires.  If you don't already have a consultant and want extra incentive to place an order, I am offering a 10% off coupon good for your next order for any orders placed on my website now through July 30, 2016.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Color Dare 200 - Thank You

Color Dare 200

For this week's Color Dare, there is a prize drawing and I just completed all my comments on the design team member blogs, they shared some really fun projects and that helped me get inspired to spend a little time in my craft room to enter my own creation this week.


I went with a tone on tone style for the Colonial White background using some strips that were left from a Cricut overlay I used on a project a while back.  Then I cut out a frame to add a bit of depth.  A quick cut of a flower from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to match a flower from the C1599 Pretty Petals Flair stamp set that I inked in Rudy.  Next I stamped the flower center and fussy cut it out.  Finally, I stamped the Thank You title in Sapphire ink to finish it off.



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Color Dare 198 - You are Awesome

Color Dare 198

I am off to the airport for the Close To My Heart Convention and was inspired by this week's color dare challenge to make cards for my roommates.  This was a fun color combination to work with and I just love the sayings on the Beyond Awesome stamp set!

I used a banner from the Artistry Cricut cartridge to make the layers and then did some random stamping to make my background paper and finished it off with some Sweet Leaf green sequins.