I adore fall colors! I love their warmth and softness, so, of course, when I saw the Falling For You products, I knew they were a MUST have. This week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge required to use of the Falling For You paper colors along with Saffron, Goldrush, and Fern plus one additional neutral color. I chose to make this simple Thank You card along with two others using the Falling for You papers and stamp set.
On this card, I used the Falling for You patterned paper with Espresso cardstock for the card base. The leaves were stamped with Fern and Goldrush ink, then cut out using the matching Thin Cuts. (LOVE THIS SET!) I used the lighter side of the Saffron cardstock to stamp the sentiment. I enjoyed this paper and stamp set so much that I made two other cards, duplicated them, and was able to make nine cards from one sheet of Falling For You paper. (A few of them were Pinterest inspired.) Now I have a stock of Thank You cards to send to my wonderful customers. 🙂
Don’t you just love these cards? I am giving away this three card guide FREE to anyone who places and order on my website during the month of November. This guide will show you how to recreate all of these cards three times from one sheet of Falling For You paper. That’s NINE CARDS that you can use yourself or give as a gift to a teacher or friend.
As always, I have listed the products used on these cards at that bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy these Falling For You products as much as I do. I can’t wait to see what you create!
I love that Close to My Heart has a line of masculine papers because I have used the Jack paper pack for many of my projects including this multi-layered thank-you card. Sadly, these papers and their accessories are only available until August 30th, so be sure to purchase them before they retire.
I created this card for the weekly Color My Heart Dare challenge which required the use of Ruby, Slate, Sapphire, Willow, White Daisy, Black with optional Silver. I will admit that the Willow color was a bit of a challenge for me on this card, but I was able to find some twine in my stash that had both Ruby and Willow allowing me to “tie” everything together and create a clean looking card. As always, I have created a list of the products used on this card at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” Card Base, (2) 5½” x 4¼” Sapphire Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (Plaid Slate), 2″ x 4¼” Sapphire Cardstock, 4″ x 2½” B&T Paper (Plaid Ruby), (3) ¾” x ¾” Sapphire Cardstock, 2¾” Sapphire Cardstock Circle, 2½” White Daisy Cardstock Circle, 2½” x 2½” Slate Cardstock
1. Adhere a piece of 5½” x 4¼” Sapphire cardstock to the card base.
2. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ B&T paper to the center of the Sapphire cardstock.
3. Using an Embossing Folder, dry emboss the 2″ x 4¼” Sapphire cardstock, then adhere to the front of the card horizontally approximately 1″ from the bottom.
4. With the long side at the top, score the other piece of 5½” x 4¼” Sapphire cardstock at 2¾”. Fold the cardstock in half lengthwise then adhere to the center of the card.
5. Adhere the three ¾” squares to the outside of the folded Sapphire cardstock as shown.
6. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the White Daisy circle, then adhere the White Daisy circle to the center of the Sapphire circle.
7. Adhere the circles to the left side of the 4″ x 2½” B&T paper allowing the sides of the circles to hang over the edge slightly. Trim the circles so they are flush with the edge of the paper.
8. Adhere the 4″ x 2½” B&T paper to the center of the outside of the folded Sapphire cardstock. Add the Twine Bow and Silver Gems to the sentiment.
9. Using a 1″ circle punch, create a notch in the top of the 2½” x 2½” Slate cardstock. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Heart” image below the notch. Wrap Twine twice around the cardstock and secure to the back.
10. Adhere to the inside of the folded Sapphire cardstock to create a gift card holder.
11. If desired, stamp a sentiment inside the card.
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It’s time for the weekly Color My Heart Dare project and this week was quite the challenge for me. I rarely combine cool and warm colors, yet this week we were required to use Poppy, Tangerine, Willow, Glacier, Slate and White Daisy with optional Gold. My solution was to create a “cool” look to the color palette by using our Watercolor paints and keeping the accents simple. Using the Paper Bird stamp set allowed me to create accents with simple, uncomplicated details. This stamp set is only available during the month of July for our Buy Two Get One FREE Stampagaza event.
Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” Slate Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (Script Uptown Fundamental), 4½” X 3¼” Watercolor Paper
• The “Paper Bird” image was stamped onto the Uptown Fundamental Vellum using Black Memento Ink then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
• The “Paper Heart” was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto State Cardstock, then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
• The striped background was created with Watercolor Paints onto the 4½” X 3¼” Watercolor Paper, then was cut 1″ from the bottom after it dried.
• The edges of the Watercolor paper and Heart Image were distressed with the Edge Distresser.
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For this week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge, we are required to use Tangerine, Sorbet, Sea Glass, Lemon, White with optional Gold from our Prickly Pear color palette. I was able to use all the colors for this week’s challenge by taking advantage of the washi tape designs on our Washi Wonder acrylic stamp set.
I am so excited that this stamp set was brought back for our July Stampaganza special. I would love to see what you create using some of our stamp sets that were specifically brought back for our Buy 2 Get 1 Free Stampaganza and join the Color My Heart Dare challenge this week. If you wish to recreate this card, a list of the supplies used can be found at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Sea Glass Cardstock, 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy Cardstock, 2¼” x 3¾” Sorbet Cardstock, 2″ x 3½” B&T Paper (Floral Prickly Pear), 12″ x 1″ B&T Paper (Lemon Prickly Pear), 12″ x ¾” B&T Paper (Sorbet Prickly Pear), 3¾” x ¾” White Daisy Cardstock
1. Adhere the Sea Glass cardstock onto the center of a 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base.
2. Using Sorbet, Sea Glass, Tangerine, and Lemon Ink, stamp the “Washi Tape” images onto the lower right side of the 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy cardstock.
3. Adhere the 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy cardstock to the center of the Sea Glass cardstock.
4. Adhere the 2″ x 3½” B&T Paper onto the 2¼” x 3¾” Sorbet Cardstock, then adhere horizontally to the top of the White Daisy cardstock ¼” from the top.
5. Using the Say It All acrylic stamp set, stamp a sentiment with Black Ink onto the right side of the 3¾” x ¾” White Daisy cardstock strip. (NOTE: The Say It All acrylic stamp set is only available during our Stampaganza event.)
6. Adhere the 3¾” x ¾” White Daisy cardstock horizontally to the center of the 2″ x 3½” B&T Paper.
7. To create the medallion, first score the 12″ x 1″ B&T paper every ¼” the full length of the paper. Fold an accordion fold the entire length of the paper, then adhere the ends together to create a tube.
8. Flatten the tube and adhere the center together. I have found it best to cut a 1″ circle out of cardstock, place a glue dot onto the center of the circle, then place the cardstock circle onto the center of the medallion.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to create a second medallion with the 12″ x ¾” B&T paper.
10. Layer the medallions and adhere to the card as shown, then place a small gold gem in the center.
Don’t forget that the Washi Wonder and Say It All acrylic stamp sets are available for a limited time during our Buy 2 Get 1 Free Stampaganza event.
Each week, I am challenged to create something new, and often, I try to maximize my efforts. For this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare, I found the perfect color combination for one of my upcoming Inked Background Workshop cards. Our Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, White Daisy and Desert Sand Ink colors were a perfect combination to create this Oceanside scene for a retirement card. Can’t you just picture yourself spending the rest of your days on this beach?
This card is part of my No Worries Inked Background Card Workshop which you can attend in July. If you are one of my long-distance followers, you can purchase the Workshop Guide and follow the detailed instructions to recreate these relaxing scenes using our inks and sponging techniques.
This card uses our No Worries papers, which I had found to be one of the best paper packs to create with. You can find a list of the remaining supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to ask questions about the card, my upcoming workshop, and the products used on this card.
Here’s a Quick Tip when using our inks and sponges. I have found that it works best to cut our Round Sponge into sixths, then attach one end of the sponge into a Binder Clip. I have each of mine labeled with the color name on the top of the Binder Clip and they all fit into bin on my desk. This keeps my hands a little cleaner and prevents my ink pads from getting contaminated with other colors.
This week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge focuses on our No Worries products and required the use of Cocoa, Lemon, Smoothie, Sea Glass, Cashmere and White Daisy. That may seem like quite the color palette, but I found it to be perfect for creating a beach sunset scene. As always, I included a list of supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post.
I have had many people ask how these backgrounds are created, so I have decided that my July Workshops will focus on Inked Backgrounds. I plan to teach how to create this card and two others. Visit my blog throughout the month to see what projects you can make at my No Worries Creative Club Workshop. I will also have Workshop Guides available, for those who cannot attend, explaining how to create an inked background.
Email me at email@example.com to order your $3.00 guide with detailed instructions for creating this card. As always, you will receive a FREE workshop guide of your choice with any $30 online order on my website (before shipping & tax).
If you decide to start trying to create some amazing Inked Backgrounds, I would suggest that you get yourself an All Purpose Mat. This tool is a time-saver when it comes to cleaning up your work surface after inking. Your hands may be a mess, but your work surface will be clean. 😉
Don’t forget to visit my site throughout the month so that you can see more ideas using the No Worries paper pack and accessories.
I love the look of watercolors, and though I have not perfected this medium, I do love that it is very forgiving. This week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge gave me the freedom to experiment with my watercolor palette and use lots of colors on the flowers from the Live, Laugh, Love Stamp of the Month. This stamp set is available for purchase until May 31st , so make sure to get your’s before it is gone. As always, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Watercolor Paper
1. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the “Flower” images vertically onto the left side of the Watercolor paper. NOTE: I stamped the center flower first, created a mask with a sticky note, then stamped the remaining flowers.
2. Create a mask to cover the stamped flower images, then splatter a variety of Watercolor paint colors onto the right side of the Watercolor paper. Allow the paint to dry before continuing.
3. Remove the mask, and use Watercolor paints to shade in the flower images. NOTE: I used a Clear Shimmer Brush on my flower images after the paint dried.
4. Once the images have dried, add Bitty Sparkles to the center of the flower images.
5. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp a sentiment onto the Watercolor paper.
6. Adhere the Watercolor paper to the front of the Card Base, then stamp a sentiment inside the card.
I typically stick with very simple, muted layouts. This probably stems from the fact that I am a mother of multiple boys, but this week I decided to make a lively scrapbook page for my only daughter. For the weekly Color My Heart Dare challenge, I use a variety of bright colors from the Whimsy Fundamentals along with the Live, Laugh, Love stamp set. This stamp set is available for purchase for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase from my website. As always, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (I used Juniper), 11½” x 11¾” Cardstock (I used White Daisy), 7″ x 5½” B&T Paper (I used Juniper), 7″ x 5½” B&T Paper (I used Juniper), 7″ x ¼” B&T Paper (I used Juniper), 1½” x 1½” B&T Paper (I used Canary), 4½” x 3″ B&T Paper (I used Glacier), 1¼” x 2¾” B&T Paper (I used Canary), ¼” x 3¾” B&T Paper (I used Juniper), ¼” x 3¼” B&T Paper (I used Canary), ¼” x 3″ B&T Paper (I used Glacier), 2½” Circle B&T Paper (I used Thistle), White Daisy Cardstock for Stamped Images
Techniques Used on this Layout:
- I have a added a layout guide to show paper placement. If you click on the this link, you can see a larger photo with measurements. All my scrapbook guides that I sell have photos like this to show placement and measurement.
- The “Flower” images on the bottom left corner were done using the Live, Laugh. Love stamp set. I used Black Memento Ink to stamp the images, then used a Blending Pen with Glacier, Thistle, Canary, and Juniper ink to shade the images.
- The layered “Flower & Leaf” images were created using the Live, Laugh. Love stamp set. I used Black Memento Ink to stamp the flowers, then used a Blending Pen with Thistle, Canary, and Juniper ink to shade the images. I cut out the flowers and leaves, layered them on top of each other, then adhered them to the layout with Thin 3D Foam Tape.
- The “Laugh” title was created using the Live, Laugh. Love stamp set. I brushed Purple Watercolor paint onto some Watercolor Paper, then, after it was dry, stamped the “Laugh” image using Black Memento Ink. I shaded in the flowers with a Silver Metallic Marker, then cut out each individual letter so that I could have the staggered look to my title.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this layout, the guide or the products used.
This week’s Color My Heart Dare uses all of the warm, summer tones of our Dreamin’ Big paper collection. Each of our paper packets includes a set of Picture My Life (PML) cards, which are awesome, but are sometimes hard to use if you don’t scrapbook. This week, I decided to find a way to use this PML page to create a fun penny slider card. Our Thin Cuts made creating this card a breeze. You can get our Thin Cuts at a discount this month and save on the supplies to recreate this card. As always, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 9½” x 4¼” White Daisy Cardstock, 4″ x 4¼” Black Cardstock, 1½” x 4¼” B&T Paper (I used Dreamin’ Big), Dreamin’ Big PML sheet, 2″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock (Dragonfly)
1. Score the 9½” x 4¼” White Daisy Cardstock at 5½” on the long side. Fold to create the card base.
2. Adhere the 1½” x 4¼” B&T Paper horizontally to the bottom (inside) of the card.
3. Cut the horizontal “Life is an Adventure” PML to 5¼”. Center the PML on the inside of the card and adhere so that the sentiment is hidden by the flap and the flowers show when the card is closed.
4. Stamp the “Dragonfly” image onto the 2″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock. Using a Cuttle Bug (or equivalent) with the Dragonfly Thin Cut, cutout the stamped image. NOTE: To create the multicolored image, I used strips of Slate, Sorbet, and Glacier Re-inkers to create a stamp pad on a baby wipe. .
4. Using the large Circle Thin Cut with a Cuttle Bug (or equivalent), cut a 2½” circle out of the “Dream Big” PML making sure the sentiment is centered inside the circle.
5. Using a tool or machine of your choice, cut a 3″ circle out of the center of the 4″ x 4¼” Black Cardstock. NOTE: If you own a Cricut, you can find the canvas here.
6. Cut out the 3″ x 4″ “Woodgrain” PML card. This is going to create the background behind the sentiment and it is an EXACT fit, so make sure it lines up with the circle cutout on the Black cardstock before adhering to the card front.
7. Using White Daisy Ink, stamp the “Insect Trail” around the edges of the 4″ x 4¼” Black Cardstock. Place 3D Foam Tape along the edges on the back of the cardstock, then adhere to the front flap on the card.
8. Using a hole punch, cut a circle from the 3D Foam tape and adhere to the center of a penny. With the Foam Tape facing upwards, place the edge of the penny under the Black Cardstock. Place 3D Foam Tape onto the back of the “Dream Big” PML, avoiding the edges, then adhere to the center of the card. This will begin to build the slider track.
9. Remove the backing from the penny’s foam pad and attach a second penny above it. Top with a pretty die-cut Dragonfly. CONGRATULATIONS! You just made a slider card!
A Cricut Design Space Canvas is available for $3.00 and includes the cuts for the card base, cards front, circles, and background. Email me to purchase the canvas.
Having a small bit of Irish blood (from my grandmother) is something I am proud of and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is almost as fun as celebrating Christmas. I made this little treat box for this week’s Color My Heart Dare and plan to make more to give to family and friends this week. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this project.
Paper Needed: (2)2¾” x 2¾” B&T Paper (I used Hello Lovely), (2)2¾” x 1″ B&T (I used Hello Lovely), 3″ x 3″ Cardstock (I used New England Ivy), 3″ x 3″ Cardstock (I used Fern), 2¾” x 2¾” Cardstock (I used Fern), 2¾” x 2¾” Gold Glitter Paper, 2″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock
Techniques used while creating this project:
- Our retired Art Philosophy cartridge has this box you can cut out to make this project. I found a package of these five-inch boxes at my local dollar store, so I choose to buy them to save a little time. My measurements are based on the box I purchased.
- The Clover was cut from our Flower Market Cricut cartridge at 2¾” high. I cut the background out of New England Ivy Cardstock, and the leaves out of Fern Cardstock. The leaves were bent in half then adhered to the background using Liquid Glass. NOTE: The gem I used in the center of the Clovers has been retired.
- The Scalloped Circle is cut at 2¾” from Fern cardstock, then backed with a 2¾” Gold Glitter background layer to give the appearance of gold gems around the circle.
- The Circle was cut at 1¾” from White Daisy cardstock. I used the writing feature on my Cricut machine with Kunstler Script to create the sentiment. You could also use a stamped images.