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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jeepers Creepers - 2 Months 'til Christmas!

Final theme for the month on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is Jeepers Creepers.  

Love the purple and green combo using papers and colors from the Jeepers Creepers kit for a Holiday card.  The trees were created using the die cuts and stamps from the Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts bundle; Emerald ink and Sea Glass cardstock, and a gold-embossed star for the top.  And the sentiment is included with the Very Merry stamp set.     
Heart 2 Heart Challenges (Jeepers Creepers)

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Perfect 10 of Hearts


Inspiration was the "Perfect 10" theme on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  A heart image from the Happy Heart stamp set was stamped 10 times, using the Swan Lake colors of Color My Heart Color Dare #216.  The sentiment is from the same Happy Heart set, and the background paper is a nice gray dotted print from the Swan Lake kit.  

After finishing the card, I realized there is another "perfect 10" with the five dots visible on each side of the ribbon used from the Rustic Home pack.  

Heart 2 Heart Challenges (Perfect 10)

Color Dare #216
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pumpkin Wishes



Had a lot of fun playing with the Autumn Wishes stamp set.  It comes with these two great pumpkin images and the two sentiments.  For a perfectly-cut pumpkin, use the coordinating shape on the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  

You may notice that the two cards are virtually identical, just using different papers and the slightly different stamps available in Autumn Wishes.  For the top card, I decided to play with the vivid colors of Jeepers Creepers papers.  And was so pleased with how the card turned out, that I re-created it using some woodgrain papers in the Oh Deer! packet. This pumpkin is actually embossed using gold embossing powder, which gives it a nice metallic sheen.  It is really interesting to see how completely different the cards look using such drastically different color schemes.  Yet the layout and dimensions of the two cards are exactly the same.  

With the Fall season upon us, one of this month's themes on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "woodgrain".  





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Monday, October 17, 2016

A Pink Elephant


Who doesn't love an adorable pink elephant?  This week's Color My Heart Color Dare #215 using Cotton Candy, Pixie, and White Daisy was a perfect combination with Freshly Made Sketches FMS258.  Using Cotton Candy ink for the elephant image in the Baby Zoo stamp set, along with a piece of Cotton Candy Paper Fundamentals paper, with a couple of touches of Pixie cardstock for some added pinkness dimension.  White embossing powder was used for the line of circles image from the Baby Zoo set, and for an additional dash of pink, some pink Glitter Tape adds some sparkle. Even though the colors are not perfect, the strip of glitter trim really matches the other pinks of the card better "in real life" than in the photo. 




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Monday, October 10, 2016

A Snowman For the Holidays

Inspired by the black & white of Color My Heart Color Dare #214, the Thistle and Pear were perfect for a 'pop' of color with the snowman.  The pieces of the snowman were cut using the adorable Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts die cuts and then stamped using the coordinating stamp set.  This is a really fun set to create with, and is available in the CTMH Holiday Expressions collection through the end of this year.

Using the Thin Cuts dies, the hat and scarf were cut using some patterned papers from the Penelope kit.  For the background, a great black & white paper from the Uptown Fundamentals reminds me of falling snow.  The simple card design is FMS #214 at Freshly Made Sketches, which is one of my favorite sketch blogs. 
Cozy Christmas stamp set & thin cut dies 




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