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Atlantic Hearts Sketch #410


 We have a super fun sketch for you this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Can you tell what my new favorite stamp set is?  The Let's Paw-ty set is just too cute!  I decided the sketch challenge would the perfect way to showcase other uses for this bold background stamp.  Here is complete stamp set-



I inked up the large background stamp in Intense Black ink and then cut squares out of the image to go along with my sketch design.  To create my slimline design, I started with a black panel of cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I then used a square die to cut the three frames.  I finished off the outside edge with a stitched frame from the Diagonal Stripes Thin Cut. I only wanted the stitched frame, so I trimmed out the inner stripes. Here is the original die-


A pop of color and a tad bit of shading was added to the image with Copic markers.  My sentiment was heat embossed in white.  



I strayed ever so slightly from the original sketch design.  Here is the original sketch for you to play along with-



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1952 Let's Paw-ty Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock

X6047 Black Cardstock

Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z891 Versamark Ink Pad

Z2068 White Embossing

Z3345 Basic Banners Thin Cuts-Retired

Z3908 Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cuts

Copic Markers-R24, R27, T0, T1


I have entered my card in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies-Anything Goes

As You Like It-Favorite Reason to Send a Card (Just because, they are so unexpected!)

Die Cut Divas-Slimline Cards

Send A Smile 4 Kids-Anything Goes for Kids

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your creations in the gallery this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

March SOTM-Winged Masterpiece


 Hello March and hello to the gorgeous March Stamp of the Month, Winged Masterpiece.  This set is truly a masterpiece!  I can not wait to create with these images! This fun set features 15 stamps and includes a variety of sentiments.  Here is the complete set-



There are many ways to add this set to your collection in March.  VIP members can get the set for FREE with a qualifying order.  Not a VIP member?  You can add this set to a qualifying order for only $5. You can also purchase the set as a stand alone item for $18.95.  The choice is yours, but the set is only available to purchase March 1-31, 2021.  You can check out all the details here.

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New Products Alert!


 Woot, Woot!  New Product Alert!  Welcoming in March, is the NEW March/April catalog!  The new catalog is filled with great new seasonal products.  You can view all of the products here.  Get a free copy of the catalog with your first order.  Please note, you must log into the website to get your free catalog.  There is a limit of one catalog per customer, so guest checkouts do not receive the free catalog.  You can also view a PDF of the catalog here


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Birthday Banners


 Adulting has gotten in the way of my crafting time this weekend!  I have a ton of March birthdays....and the birthday card stash is getting low!  It was the perfect time to bring out my Craft with Heart kits!  This card was created with the current Craft with Heart subscription kit.  The kits come with supplies to create 24 cards!  While all of the elements on my card are from the kit, I went with a bolder birthday sentiment from the On Your Birthday stamp set.



The On Your Birthday set is such a great sentiment set to have in your collection! I popped up my banner and sentiment circle with 3-D foam dots for added dimension.  Our foam dots include two sizes, the small ones are perfect for small elements like the bitty banners!



All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Craft with Heart Subscription Kit (Jan-April 2021)

D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set

Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots


I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Bastel-Traum-Birthdays

CardzTV-Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Time Out Challenges-Birthday Celebration


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Last Call for Blossom


 Today is the last day to save 20% on the Blossom Bundles!  This collection is retiring on February 28!  While some remaining items will likely show back up in the Online Only section at a later date....the 20% savings will not!  If you have been holding off on adding on to your collection, today is the day!



My card was created with the gorgeous wreath image found on the sticker sheet.  While the sticker has lines for journaling, I fussy cut out the center and applied to my card with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  I originally stamped the hello sentiment in Smoothie ink, but was not loving the results.  I ended up going over the stamped image with a gold Uniball pen.  A few gold accents and clear shimmer was added to the wreath design as well.  The hello sentiment is part of a new set that will be released on March 1!



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

CC122012 Blossom Bundle Special

C1889 Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set (Available 3/1/21)

Scalloped Frame Die-Lawn Fawn

Gold Pen-Uniball

Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush

Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins


I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge-Spring + a sentiment

Cute Card Thursday-Feminine

Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters-Anything Goes


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Freshly Made Sketches #474


 After impatiently stalking the FedEx truck, I have a few new stamp sets to play with this week!  I instantly knew what I wanted to create when I saw the cute sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I just had to wait for FedEx to get over their totally made up weather delays!  I totally understand there are weather delays all over, but not currently in my neck of the woods!  Not to mention, I only live a short distance from the Close To My Heart warehouse!  Maybe weather delay is the new code word for COVID delay...regardless I am thrilled to have new stamps to ink up!  Here is a look at the original sketch design-


I created my card with the super cute Let's Paw-ty stamp set. This set has been out awhile, but is just now making it to my stamp collection.  Who can resist cute doggies?  And if you can totally resist cute doggies, there is a cute kitty set as well!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set-



The large stamp is made for an A2 sized card.  I simply framed up a small square of the design to create my card.  Color was added with Copics and the completed panel was applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  The arf arf arf is hello in dog language!  Super simple and super cute.



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1952 Let's Paw-ty Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X6047 Black Cardstock

Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Copics-E11, E13, E81, E84, R32, T0, T1

Stitched Frames-MFT

Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS-Animal

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter-Clean and Simple


Thanks so much for stopping by!