From the Heart Color Dare Card

It has been almost a month since I last entered the Color My Heart Dare Challenge.  My life was a bit chaotic, so, unfortunately, crafting was not a priority.  I do love the fact that Close to My Heart allows me, as a consultant, to set my own hours so that when “life” changes, I can still have my family be my priority without worry.

This week, I used the From the Heart stamp set to create a card using Willow, Raspberry, Bashful, Charcoal and White Daisy for the Color My Heart Dare challenge.  I love that Close to My Heart has such beautiful products that we can use to make cards like this with very little time or effort.  This stamp set is available during the month of September for  $29.95 OR pay only $5.00 more and receive the From the Heart Kit to create twelve interactive cards using this stamp set.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Cardstock (Charcoal), 5″ x 3¾” Cardstock (White Daisy), 4″ x 1¾” Cardstock (Charcoal), 2¾” x 1½” Cardstock (White Daisy), ¾” x 1½” Cardstock (White Daisy)

Stamping Techniques:
Since the challenge only allowed two pinks and one green, I had to use these colors in multiple ways.  For this card I used the “Second Generation Stamping” technique to add depth to my project. What is Second Generation Stamping? Once a stamp is inked, you can achieve a second generation stamp by stamping the image first onto your desk pad (or other scratch piece of paper) and then onto your cardstock.

• The stem of the largest flower was stamped using Willow ink.  I created the “Leaves” by using the Second Generation of Willow. It still allows the stem to show through while using the same color of ink.
• The small cup shaped flowers were first stamped using the Second Generation of Raspberry Ink, then the detailed lines were added using Raspberry ink. Once again, I was able to use the same color, but the Second Generation technique allowed to details to show through.
• The From the Heart stamp set has many choices for layered flowers, and you can use Second Generation stamping to create depth and get more use out of you inks.  Below is a little “cheat sheet” I created to show you ways I stamped the larger flower using the Second Generation (2nd) stamping technique.

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If you love Close to My Heart products as much as I do, and you want to be able to run your business your way, then joining my team is something I ask you to consider. September is the perfect month to join my team! Sign up as a New Consultant in September and you will receive the From the Heart card kit in your New Consultant Kit at no additional cost — that’s an extra $43.90 value, FREE!

Remember, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Visit the Promotions tab on my website learn how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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product imageFrom the Heart Stamp Set

product image12 x 12 Charcoal Cardstock

product image12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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White Card & Envelope Value Pack

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Basics Ribbon Pack

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Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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VersaMat

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Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Stamp Cleaner

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block
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Micro Glue Dots
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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block
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My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner
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Rose Embossing Folder

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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NonStick MicroTip Scissors

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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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Thank You From the Heart

I am always in need of thank you cards, and I like to keep them on hand to grab for last minute mailings.  This week, I decided to create a thank-you card with autumn tones and floral images using the From the Heart stamp set.  This was a very simple project, easy to duplicate, and quick to make multiples of to put in my card stash.

For National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart has created this gorgeous floral stamp set that has over THIRTY-FIVE images.  This From the Heart stamp set has been enjoyable to use with it’s layered images and beautiful sentiments, but it is only available through September 30th. Make sure to visit my website to order your’s before it is gone. You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for the list of the products used to create this card.

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Paper Needed: 4¼” x 5½” White Card Base, 4″ x 5¼” Cardstock (Saffron), 2½” x 5″ White Daisy Cardstock, 1″ x 5″ B&T Paper (Enchantment Fundamentals), 1″ x 1″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 4″ x 5¼” cardstock to the center of the White card base.
2. Using Fern Ink, stamp the “Stem” images onto the 2½” x 5″ White Daisy cardstock.
3. Using Flaxen Ink, stamp the “Fern” and “Leaf” images onto the White Daisy cardstock.
4. Using Saffron and Goldrush Inks, stamp the “Flower” images onto the White Daisy cardstock.
5. Using Sorbet Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Base” onto the 1″ x 1″ White Daisy cardstock. With Sorbet Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Second Layer” twice so that the Sorbet ink is darker than the first layer.
6. Using Poppy Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Third Layer”, then stamp the centers of the flower with Saffron and Goldrush inks.
7. Cut out the “Large Flower” image and adhere to the largest stem using Thin 3D Foam Dots.
8. Using a corner rounder, round the top corners of the White Daisy cardstock, then, with Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the upper right corner of the White Daisy cardstock.
9. Adhere the White Daisy cardstock onto the top center of the card.
10. Pull apart a few pieces of White Burlap Ribbon, then wrap the “twine” around the B&T paper strip. Adhere the strip to the card below the White Daisy cardstock and create a decorative knot with some more “twine”.

Remember, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Visit the Promotions tab on my website learn how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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product imageFrom the Heart Stamp Set

product imageEnchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

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VersaMat

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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White Card & Envelope Value Pack
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Flaxen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Micro Glue Dots
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Thin 3D Foam Dots

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

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My Acrylix Stamp Cleaner

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

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My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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NonStick MicroTip Scissors

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the From the Heart products.  These products include a beautiful card kit and stamp set that can be used to make some gorgeous creations.  StampingMonthBadge If you have come here from Vickie ODell’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 using the From the Heart products.

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 September, I will be creating some simple projects using the From the Heart stamp set so make sure to visit often for more inspiration. As I roamed the internet for ideas, I saw that this stamp set was used often with brightly colored flowers and I wondered what it would look like using simple brown tones.  I decided to step outside the box and use our basic colors which resulted in this fall layout that features our Basics Fundamentals papers and inks.  I truly enjoy how it turned out. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock, 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper, 1½” x 12″ B&T Paper, ¼” x 12 Espresso Cardstock, ½” x 12 Espresso Cardstock, 6″ x 2″ B&T Paper (Basic Fundamentals), (3) 2″ x 2″ B&T Paper (Basic Fundamentals), 6″ x 4″ Espresso Cardstock, 2″ x 2″ Nutmeg Cardstock

Techniques Used:
• I used all of the brown tones of the Basic Fundamentals paper pack.  You could change this by using all of the grey tones with a Black & White photo.
• After placing down the top and bottom paper and cardstock strips, I used a pencil to draw out the space where my photos and papers would be placed. This helped me to stamp the images on the corners without having to create a mask.  Some of my images where stamped partially inside the drawn rectangle to allow my papers to overlap the stamped images.
• The images were stamped using the From the Heart stamp set with Almond, Toffee, Espresso, and Nutmeg inks.  To create more depth, some of my images are stamped using second generation stamping allowing me to using the inks twice for the same image.


• The small heart was created using Nutmeg cardstock and our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts.  I took apart the White Burlap Ribbon and created two pieces of twine to tie across the heart.
• I always adding a little shine to my layouts, so I placed a strip of Rose Gold Foil tape across the base of the inner rectangle.  After looking at it longer, I might add some Rose Gold gems later.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’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, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE!

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product imageFrom the Heart Stamp Set

product imageBasics Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image12 x 12 Nutmeg Cardstock

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12 x 12 Espresso Cardstock

product image12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber

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Basic Hearts Thin Cuts

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

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My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

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Rose Gold Foil Tape

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Micro Glue Dots

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Ruler

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VersaMat

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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NonStick MicroTip Scissors

September is Spectacular!

Every season, Close to My Heart amazes me with their projects, products and promotions.  The colors, the designs, the images…all with you in mind.  For the month of September, we are introducing a NEW Holiday Expressions catalog, celebrating National Stamping month, and, of course, a new beautifully crafted stamp of the month.

September is National Stamping Month, and Close to My Heart has outdone themselves with a beautifully designed From the Heart Card Kit containing foil-stamped card bases and an exclusive 1709-cc-cardkit.jpgstamp set with over thirty-five stamped images. This kit allows you to create interactive cards with rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments. You can receive this kit for FREE by hosting a gathering or becoming a consultant during the month of September. Visit the “Sales” tab above or the “Promotions”  tab on my website to learn more about this amazing kit.

As the seasons change, I begin planning my upcoming holiday projects. Our NEW Holiday Expressions catalog is full of wonderfully designed products that I will defiantly be purchasing for my creations.

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We have four new paper packs (Bats & Cats, Falling for You, Beary Christmas, and Silver & Gold), as well as coordinating complements, embellishments, stamp sets, thin cuts and more.  There are even items for HUNTING..yes hunting.  My boys scrapbook pages are going to be awesome this year.  You can view the New Holiday Expressions catalog online or receive a FREE copy when you attend one of my workshops or place an order on my website.

Last, but definitely not least, our Feel So Blessed stamp of the month is full of  sentiments of gratitude and simple images that will enhance any card, scrapbook page, or gift you product imagecreate this fall.  Each week, I will be posting a new projects on my blog featuring this stamp set.  Make sure to visit often for inspiration and tutorials.  This stamp set is only available through September 30th. Visit the “Promotions” tab on my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00 or contact me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com to learn how you can receive this set for FREE.

 

May you each be blessed as the seasons change.  I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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