Quick & Easy Tag Card

A while back, I bought the Tagged with Love acrylic stamp set and I have been itching  to use it for the Color My Heart Dare challenge.  I was so excited to see that this set was one of the exclusive stamp sets chosen to bring back for our July Stampaganza. This card is simple to make and can be altered to fit any occasion just by choosing one of the other sentiments on the Tagged with Love stamp set.  I also love the fact that this card is a great way to use up some of your leftover paper scraps like I did here with the Prickly Pear papers.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” B&T Paper (Raspberry Adventure Fundamentals), 5″ x 3¾” Black Cardstock, 4¾” x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, (3) 4″ x 1″ B&T Paper (Prickly Pear), 3″ x 2″ Black Cardstock, 3″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock.

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using the Confetti Embossing Folder, dry emboss the 4¾” x 3½” White Daisy cardstock.
2. Adhere the White Daisy cardstock onto the center of the 5″ x 3¾” Black cardstock, then onto the center of the 5½” x 4¼” B&T paper.
3. Cut a chevron into the shorter end of each of the 1″ B&T paper strips, then adhere onto the 4¾” x 3½” White Daisy cardstock.
4. Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut out the tag shapes from both the White Daisy and Black cardstock.
5. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Chevron Tag” onto the White Daisy tag.
6. Using Raspberry Ink, stamp the “Awesome” sentiment onto the center of the White Daisy tag.
7. Layer the White Daisy tag onto the Black cardstock tag, add a ribbon, then attach to the card with 3D Foam Tape.
8. If desired add a Silver Glitter Paper strip to the tag, and Embellish with Silver Sequins.

DON’T FORGET!
The Tagged with Love acrylic stamp is only available during our

July Buy Two Get One Free Stampaganza.  Get your’s before it’s gone!

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Tagged With Love Stamp Set

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Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sequins Silver Assortment

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12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper

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Confetti Embossing Folder

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors

     

 

So Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop

Welcome to the So Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop!  This week, we will be featuring products  from the Annual Expressions Idea book that are retiring on July 31st.  Many of our stamps, paper packets, tools, inks, and embellishments will no longer be available for purchase, so make sure you fill your wishlist before these products disappear.  JulyOptBadge

This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you have come here from Priscilla Gotham’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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Since we have quite a few products retiring, I have decided to feature just a few of my favorites from the Annual Expressions Idea book.

  • Sea Glass Cardstock – Sea Glass was our Color of the Year and I fell in love with it. This is such a wonderful color that can be used for almost any occasion.  I have mixed it with warm and cool colors and each time it makes the perfect accent.
  • Sea Glass Glitter Paper– Who doesn’t love a little glitter? On this card I used a cut from our Flower Market Cricut® cartridge to make some “Sea Weed”.
  • Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad – Can you tell I just adore Sea Glass? I am excited that we have a NEW Color of the Year arriving and I can’t wait to use it.
  • Blending Pen – I must admit that I was a bit disappointed to see this tool go.  I use my Blending Pen more than I use my markers.  I love that I can use this pen with any of our ink colors to shade images and match my papers exactly.
  • Whimsy Fundamentals – If you search my blog, I used these papers quite a bit this year.  I enjoyed them so much that I used these papers throughout my sons baby album. Close to My Heart does not disappoint. I have seen the new ones and LOVE the patterns.
  • Swirly Sea Shells – This set is such an enjoyable stamp set to useSwirlySeashellsWhimsyCard_Detail for cards and on layouts with vacation, summer, and museum photos. Did you know that you can get this set FREE when you purchase two other stamp sets during our July Stampaganza?
  • Wood Slats Embossing Folder – This embossing folder leaves a nice wood grain impression on your cardstock.
  • Say it All Stamp Set – This set was in retirement and Close to My Heart brought it back for our Stampaganza event. If you missed out the first time, make sure to go to my website and purchase it before it’s gone for good.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from the Annual Expressions Idea book.

Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennett’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, many of the products in our Annual Expressions Idea book retire on July 31st!

Comment below or contact your CTMH Consultant for a full list of retiring products. 

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Swirly Sea Shells Stamp + Thin Cut

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Whimsy Fundamentals

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12″ x 12″ Sea Glass Glitter Paper

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Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Flower Market Cricut Collection

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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Blending Pen

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Wood Slats Embossing Folder

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My Acrylix Blocks Starter Set

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3D Foam Tape

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Sure Cut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors

Happy Hexagon Flower Card

I often get asked, “How do you come up with ideas for cards?” Honestly, I truly believe that I am not a creative person.  I love to look online at beautifully created home decor and find that it is a good day when I have the dog toys and dirty socks off the floor and all the dirty dishes somewhere near the sink.  So how do the cards I create come into being?

This week, I wanted to create a card using the Happy Hexagons acrylic stamp set for the Color My Heart Dare challenge. This is usually my starting point.  Most of the time I have chosen a stamp set that I bought and want to used to prove that the money I spent was worth it.  (I hate storing things on a shelf to collect dust.)

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Next step, choose the colors.  This time it was easy – Sorbet, Lemon, Juniper, White Daisy, and Black with optional Gold.  Each week, Color My Heart Dare posts a weekly challenge and I encourage you to join.  I LOVE the fact that Close to My Heart has color families and coordinating color pallets.  Just look through one of our Idea Books for inspiration in color combination.

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I like to use the 60-30-10 rule with my color palette.  The idea is that 60% of your color is your anchor color, 30% is your secondary color, and 10% is your accent color.  For this card, my anchor color is Lemon and the secondary colors are Sorbet and Juniper. The secondary color should support your main color. I chose two colors that are next to yellow, Analogous, on the color wheel. (I highly recommend getting yourself a color wheel). My accent color is Gold. The accent color is like the throw pillows in your bedroom – you don’t need a a bunch because a little goes a long way.

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Now, start putting it all together.  Let go of the perfectionism, quit comparing yourself to others, and just GO FOR IT!  I can’t wait to see what you create.

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Did you know that Close to My Heart brought back some exclusive stamp sets like Happy Hexagons during our July Buy Two Get One FREE Stampaganza event?
Imagine the savings! 

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Happy Hexagons Stamp Set

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12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Gold Glitter Paper

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Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

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Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Round Sponge

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Gold Glitter Gems

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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3D Foam Tape

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Card & Envelope Value Pack

 

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors

Washi Wonder Medallion Card

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.

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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

Assembly Instructions:
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.
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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.
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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. 

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Washi Wonder Acrylic Stamp Set

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12″ x 12″ Sorbet Cardstock

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Prickly Pear Paper Packet
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12″ x 12″ Sea Glass Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Thin Cuts – Basic Circles

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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2″ x 3½” My Acrylic Block

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Bone Folder

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors

It’s Stampaganza Time!

During the month of July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!

When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!1707-cc-stampaganza.jpg

As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and hostesses!  We’ve  brought back our popular Monthly Word Puzzle sets as part of Stampaganza! Order just your favorites, or get the whole set for a special Stampaganza price of $143.60! You can also earn all 12 sets FREE by either hosting a qualifying party or by signing up as a Consultant and submitting qualifying sales by August 31! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the hostess offer here.

Learn more about my Monthly Specials, then visit my website to start ordering your FREE acrylic stamp sets though our Stampaganza special!

*Offer available July 1–July 31, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

 

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Live Beautifully collection, which is designed to celebrate the beauty of life. Close to my Heart 2017MayCC.jpghas designed many breathtaking products for National Scrapbooking Month using the Live Beautifully collection that you are sure to love.   If you have come here from Brenda Lapp’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of May, you will be able to see many  projects using the Live Beautifully collection. This week, I used the beautiful Rose patterned paper to create a vintage looking border on my layout.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products I used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock, 11½” x 11¼” Whisper Cardstock,  12″ x 6″ B&T Paper (I used the Rose),  6½” x 9″ B&T Paper (I used the Script), 3″ x 9″ B&T Paper (I used the Pale Pink Ombre),  ½” x 9″ B&T Paper (I used the Pink Deco), 7½” x 5½” B&T Paper (I used the Black & White Dots)

Here are a few techniques I used on this layout:

  • The Rose B&T paper border was cut with scissors around various flowers and leaves just like you would do if you were going to create a Découpage.
  • The journalling is on the tag insert. I created a taLiveBeautifullyHeritageLayout_Tagg from various scraps, then looped some White Twine through a hole.
  • The title was created on the Cricut® using the Harrington text.
    QUICK TIP FOR PERFECT TITLE PLACEMENT:  Create the text in Design Space® and arrange them on the canvas exactly how you plan to space them on your page.  Use the attach feature to ‘ATTACH’ the word to the canvas. This will cut them in the exact spot you placed them.  After the letters are cut out, keep the background to use as a mask for letter placement and your title will look perfect. LiveBeautifullyHeritageLayout_Title

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from approximately twenty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Live Beautifully products and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Priscilla Gotham’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Live Beautifully products are available until May 31st while supplies last!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see how you can get these breathtaking products!

Learn more about each Live Beautifully product available. 

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Live Beautifully Mother’s Day Card

Close to My Heart has outdone themselves for National Scrapbooking Month. The Live Beautifully collection has an awe-inspiring paper pack and acrylic stamp set that I used to create some beautiful Mother’s Day cards.  This week, I joined the Live Beautifully Color Dare challenge with this gorgeous basket weave card. During the month of May, Color My Heart Dare has challenged paper crafters to use this breathtaking Live Beautifully collection.  If you wish to create this card, I have  included a list of the products I used to at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 8½” x 5½” Sea Glass Cardstock, 3¼” x 5½” B&T Paper (I used Black Rose), 1¼” x 5¼” B&T Paper (I used Gold Rose), ½” x 5¼” B&T Paper (I used Gold Zip-Strip), 1¼” x 4” B&T Paper (I used Pink Ombre), 3″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Fold the 8½” x 5½” Sea Glass Cardstock at 4¼” to create the card base.
2. Place a template over the folded edge with slash marks facing down, secure it in place, then cut on all lines.   NOTE: I recreated the template in Cricut® Design Space so that I could use it again in the future.
3. Cut the bottom triangle off and set it aside. DO NOT THROW THIS AWAY.
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4. Open the card and lay it flat with the outside of the card facing up. Working on the outside of the card, fold every other triangle down, and tuck it under the one below.
5. Adhere the triangle cut from the bottom of the card to the top and tuck the end under.
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6. Adhere the 3¼” x 5½” B&T paper to the front of the card.
7. Cut chevrons into the shorter ends of the 1¼” x 5¼” B&T paper and the ½” x 5¼” B&T paper, then adhere to the card as shown.
8. Cut a chevron into the shorter end of the 1¼” x 4” B&T paper. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment, then adhere the paper strip to the card.
9.  Using Pixie Ink, stamp the “Rose” image onto the White Daisy cardstock.  To create the shaded look, I used the Bubblegum and Sorbet Watercolor pencils on the stamped image.
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10. Using Sea Glass Ink, stamp the “Leaves” image onto the White Daisy cardstock. I shaded the leaves using the Ocean Watercolor pencil.
11.  Adhere the “Leaves” and “Rose” images to the card using a Glue Pen and Thin 3D Foam Tape.
12.  Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.

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Live Beautifully Paper Pack

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

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2″ x 3½ My Acrylic Block

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3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

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Micro-Tip Scissors
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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Dreamin’ Big Penny Slider Card

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.

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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)

Assembly Instructions:
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.DBPennySliderInside
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!

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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.

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Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Bundle

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Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock

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Basic Circle Thin Cuts

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White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Re-Inker

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Glacier Exclusive Inks Re-Inker

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Slate Exclusive Inks Re-Inker

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2″ x 3½” My Acrylic Block

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3D Foam Tape

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3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

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Micro-Tip Scissors


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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Tea-rriffic Mother’s Day Card

The Tea-rriffic Stamp of the Month is the perfect set to have for creating Mother’s Day cards.  This week, I paired the stamps with our Heart Thin Cuts (currently 25% off) to create this fun card for Mother’s Day.   I’ll be sharing project ideas throughout the month with this stamp set, so be sure to visit often.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this card.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” B&T Paper (I used Adventure Fundamentals), 5¼” x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock, 3¾” x ½” B&T Paper (I used Adventure Fundamentals), 3½” x ½” B&T Paper (I used Adventure Fundamentals), 4″ x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock, 3″ x 1½” Vellum (I used Uptown Fundamentals)

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5½” x 4¼” B&T Paper to the front of the card base.
2. Using Thin 3D Foam tape, adhere the 5¼” x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock to the center of the B&T paper.
3. Cut a chevron into one of the shorter sides on both of the ½” B&T paper strips. Layer the B&T paper strips onto the bottom of the 5¼” x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock.
4.  Using the Black Pigment Ink pad, stamp the “Mother’s Day Teacup” and the “Teabag” images onto the 4″ x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock, then sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder and shake off extra.  Heat with heat gun until it is embossed. NOTE:  Use a small paint brush to brush off any unwanted embossing powder before heating.
5. Using ShinHan Markers, color the “Mother’s Day Teacup” and “Teabag” images, then cut them out. Note: I did not cut out the handle of the teacup. I am lazy sometimes. 🙂 teacupcoloring

6. Using a Piercing Tool or small hole punch, create a hole in the “Teabag” image. Thread a piece of White Twine through the hole and create a knot at the end.
7. Using the Small Heart Thin Cut, make three small hearts from the vellum. (I am so excited that these are 25% off this month!)
8. Adhere the “Mother’s Day Teacup”  and the “Teabag” onto the card, as shown, using 3D Foam tape. To create the “rising hearts”, fold each heart in half and adhere to the card by placing a strip of Liquid Glass on the fold, then adhering to the card. Liquid Glass can also be used to hold the “Teabag” knot in place on the teacup.

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Tea-rriffic Acrylic Stamp Set

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

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Adventure Fundamentals

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Uptown Funudamentals

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Basics Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set

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Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder

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Craft Heater

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White Twine

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Piercing and Embossing Tool Kit

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ShinHan Touch Twin Peacock Green Marker

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ShinHan Touch Twin Turquoise Blue Marker

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ShinHan Touch Twin Cherry Pink Marker

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ShinHan Touch Twin Colorless Blender Marker

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Marker Roll-up

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block
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Liquid Glass
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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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Thin Cuts – Basic Hearts
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3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block
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Micro-Tip Scissors
 
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
 
3L EZ Dots Adhesive

Sweet Birthday Cupcake Card

I love using our Thin Cuts to create paper crafting projects. Thin Cuts are easy to use, versatile, and currently 25% off  and you can get this set FREE by signing up to be a Close to My Heart Consultant during the month of March. This week I created an adorable birthday card using the Sweet Birthday stamp set and matching Thin Cuts.  You can order these as a bundle during our Cut It Out campaign.  I’ll be sharing project ideas throughout the month using our Thin Cuts,  so be sure to visit often.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this card.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Daisy Cardstock, 5½” x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock, 4½” x  ½” B&T Paper (I used a Sugar Rush Zip Strip), 3″ x 3″ B&T Paper (I used Sugar Rush), 3″ x 2″ B&T Paper (I used Sugar Rush), 5½” x ¾” B&T Paper (I used Sugar Rush),  5½” x ¾” B&T Paper (I used Sugar Rush), 2¼”  x 1¼” B&T Paper (I used Sugar Rush) 2″ x 1″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using a pencil, draw a line at horizontally 1¾”  from the top of the 5½” x 4¼” White Daisy Cardstock.
2. Place the “Cupcake” Thin Cut onto the center of the 5½” x 4¼” White Daisy Cardstock.

3. Using a Cuttle Bug (or equivalent), cut out the “Cupcake” image up to the 1¾” line.
4. Remove the remaining cardstock around the “Cupcake”creating a straight edge on the 1¾” line.
5. Using a Bone Folder and ruler, create a score line along the longer side of the 5½” x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock at ½”. Fold the ½” up and attach to the back of “Cupcake” cardstock, lining up the edges, to create a card. Use a strong adhesive such as Bonding Glue or B&B Tape to keep the card from coming apart. CupcakeCardStepThree
6. Cut Chevrons into the shorter ends of the 4½” x  ½” B&T Paper. Adhere to the top of the card, centering it under the “Cupcake” cutout.
7. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Cupcake” image onto the 3″ x 3″ B&T Paper. Place the “Cupcake” Thin Cut onto the image, then use the Cuttle Bug (or equivalent) to cut out the “Cupcake” from the B&T paper.
8. Using Pomegrante Ink, stamp “Sprinkles” onto the frosting of the cupcake image. Adhere the “Cupcake” cutout onto the card.
9. Using Black Ink, stamp the bottom half of the “Cupcake” image onto the 3″ x 2″ B&T Paper. Place the “Cupcake” Thin Cut onto the image, then use the Cuttle Bug (or equivalent) to cut out the “Cupcake” from the B&T paper. Trim off the excess and layer over the previously placed B&T paper. NOTE: I used an Ocean Watercolor Pencil with the Small Round Waterbrush to add color to the dots. 
10. Adhere the 5½” x ¾” B&T Paper along the bottom of the card.  Place a 5½” strip of Sugar Rush Washi Tape along the top of the 5½” x ¾” B&T Paper.
11. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the 2″ x 1″ White Daisy Cardstock. Adhere the sentiment onto the center of the 2¼”  x 1¼” B&T Paper, then adhere to the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape.
12. Add Sugar Rush Dots onto the Cupcake. If desired, stamp a sentiment or image inside the card. NOTE: I used Sugar Rush Washi Tape to cover the inside flap. 

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Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts

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Sugar Rush Paper Pack

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Sugar Rush Washi Tape

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Sugar Rush Dots

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Watercolor Pencils 

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Small Round Waterbrush

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

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Micro-Tip Scissors


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer


3L EZ Dots Adhesive

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Thin 3D Foam Tape