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Monday, December 11, 2017

A Christmas Deer


For "Christmas Critter" challenge week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, I chose this adorable deer. The card uses papers from both the Silver & Gold packet and the Falling For You packet. It is a nice way to combine papers from different kits.  The deer and small Christmas tree were cut using Thin Cuts with the Silver & Gold-Scrapbooking stamp set and then a bit of ink color was added using the coordinating stamp images.  It is a simple and rustic card, with a nature theme.  The format of the card is based on Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1, Pattern #21.  These "how to" books are my most used CTMH tool.  


Create your own "Christmas Critters" project and share it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Wedding Wishes

Congratulations to my daughter and her fiancĂ© who were married this weekend!  For a wedding card, I decided to "alter" their invitation.  This is a way to use your CTMH supplies along with other products to create something personal and unique. 

In order to turn their invitation into a congratulations card for them, I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the "Mr & Mrs" from Colonial White cardstock.  This was added to a piece of Vellum using 3-D Foam Tape which was placed over the top of the invitation.  This creates a subdued look, while preserving the original.  


Using images from the Wedding Wishes stamp set, I created panels to cover both the Reply and the Details card which had been included in the side pocket.  Some ShinHan Touch Twin markers were used to add additional color, and some Foil Tape and Glitter Gems add a bit of sparkle and sheen.  Initially, I thought that I would just create some new inserts for the pocket, but the decided that it would be nice to be able to see the foliage that was originally printed so just added a stamped panel to the top of each of the insert cards.  

This is a photo of the "unaltered" invitation.  We purchased the bi-fold pocket folders and some custom printables from an Etsy shop to print everything at home.  To complete and finish each invitation, some CTMH colored cardstock was used along with vellum and Glitter Paper to add some pizzazz.  The pocket contained the Reply card, a Details card, and a stamped addressed envelope for the Reply to be returned.  For members of the wedding party who were invited to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, there was an additional card in the pocket.  



The challenge this week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "Anything Goes" so this was perfect timing to share our wedding invitation project.    


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Gratitude


Thanksgiving is the season for gratitude, so the Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week is to "Count Your Blessings".  This card uses Patten #19 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 sketch book along with seasonal print papers in the Falling For You packet and one of my favorite sentiments which is found in the Always Grateful stamp set.        


Create your own "Count Your Blessings" project and share it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Falling For You



Leaves are definitely a "sign of the season" and that is the current challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  Using a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog (FMS310), Falling For You stamps and metal dies, along with papers from the Falling For You kit, this card reminds me that there is a chill in the air and it is sweatshirt season.    


Find some time to create your own "sign of the season" design and share on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Share A Smile with Punny Pals

October is "Share A Smith" Month, and with the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

If you arrived here from Janna's Creative Studio you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their "Punny Pals" projects.


The sweet monkey from the Punny Pals stamp set inspired me to create a card stating that the monkey is a "CHIMPION"!  Using papers and Fall colors from the Falling For You packet forms a great background for the monkey image.   The basic card design is from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1, Pattern  #26.  All of the designs in the Make It From Your Heart books are a great starting point for creating a personal card.  
   

Please visit Show and Tell with Michelle to continue along our Blog Hop featuring Punny Pals stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts for each of the images.   


If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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Sheila Bennett
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