Atlantic Hearts Sketch #405

 


I so love these cute little penguins!  They are so adorable and only take a minimal amount of coloring.  My card is created based on the challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge-



My card is super simple, featuring a few layers to go along with the sketch.  My gorgeous red print is from the new Sweet Safari line.  My penguin was stamped in Intense Black ink with a little color added with Copic markers.  I popped him up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  



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

  • Z3917 Winter Penguins Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
  • S2005 Time to Celebrate Stamp Set-Retired
  • X7265B Sweet Safari Pattern Paper
  • X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp
  • Stitched Scallop Dies-Lawn Fawn
  • Stitched Bracket Dies-Unknown
  • Copic Markers-R17, R24, R37, T0, T3


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:


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Make the Cards Challenge


 There is a new challenge blog in town!  I am always sadden when a blog closes, but it is exciting when a new blog jumps into the mix.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at Make the Cards Challenge-




I mixed the gorgeous sunflower print from Bloom with Grace with the great mix of fonts from the January Stamp of the Month, Every Thank You! You only have until January 31 to add this great set to your collection.



To create my card, I layered French Vanilla onto Fern Cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Espresso ink.  A sunflower that was cut from the same pattern paper was added along with a few sequins to finish off the card.



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

  • S2101 January Stamp of the Month, Every Thank You
  • X7260S Bloom with Grace Paper Packet w/Sticker Sheet
  • X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock
  • X5960 Fern Cardstock
  • Burlap Cardstock-DCWV
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z3686 Stitched Brackets Thin Cuts
  • Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp
  • Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

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Thanks so Much


 Have you tried the Craft with Heart kits yet?  I love the great mix of embellishments that are included with each kit. The card kits come with materials to complete 24 cards, including an exclusive stamp set, ink pad and block.  Color coordinating envelopes are in the box as well. You can order one kit or sign up for an annual subscription and get a 20% discount and free shipping! All the details are available here



I love taking the kit contents and mixing them up with my current products.  For this card, I added in the January Stamp of the Month, Every Thank You and a few Rose Gold Sequins.  I popped up with the floral image with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. Speaking of the Stamp of the Month, you only have a few days left to add the January set to your collection. This set of 25 stamps is sure to be a staple in your sentiment collection-



You can add this set to a qualifying order for only $5 in the month of January.  VIP members can get the set for FREE.  You can learn about the VIP membership program here. This set is only available until January 31, 2021.


All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • S2101 Every Thank You, January Stamp of the Month
  • Craft with Heart Cardmaking Subscription (Sept-Dec 2020)
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4065 Rose Gold Loose Sequins

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Thank You
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

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Sketch Saturday #644


  Your time is running out to add the January Stamp of the Month, Every Thank You to your stamp collection.  This super versatile set is only available to order until January 31, 2021.  The set includes 25 stamps for you to mix and match!  Here is a look at the complete set-



My card was created with the Bloom with Grace paper collection, which is still available in the Online Only section.  I was able to mix in my favorite embellishment (Burlap!) to go along with the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday-



I used the large Doily Thin Cut for my circle in the background.  I changed up the layout slightly, creating a 5" x 5" card.  The sunflower was handcut from pattern paper to stand in for the bow embellishment.  A few sequins finish off the card.



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

  • S2101 January Stamp of the Month, Every Thank You
  • D1887 Strokes of an Artist Stamp Set-Retired
  • X7260S Bloom with Grace Paper Pack w/Sticker Sheet
  • X7260D Bloom with Grace Picture My Life Cards
  • X5960 Fern Cardstock
  • X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock
  • Burlap Cardstock-DCWV
  • Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4063 Doily Thin Cut
  • Fishtail Dies-MFT
  • Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins
  • Z679 Liquid Glass Adhesive

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Creative Moments-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Thank You

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Paper Players #525


 I love the versatility of the Party Time Paper Collection.  One side of the papers features pink hues and the other blue hues.  They are perfect whether you are working on girl or boy projects! Here is a look at the complete paper pack-


I honestly would never think to combine pink and orange together, but it totally works.  The fun, bright colors are perfect for a festive birthday card.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at The Paper Players-



I layered my pattern paper onto a scalloped rectangle panel that was trimmed down to match the sketch. My cupcake was popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A few pink sequins finish off the card. 




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

  • D1514 Just a Number Stamp Set-Retired
  • X8016S Party Time Paper Pack w/ Sticker Sheet
  • X8016C Party Time Coordinating Cardstock Pack
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Scalloped Rectangle Die-Lawn Fawn
  • Fishtail Dies-MFT
  • Z4059 Crafty Loose Sequins
  • Z679 Liquid Glass Adhesive

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes

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Party Time!


 Have I mentioned how much I love the coordinating sticker sheets that are available with Close To My Heart paper packs? This is not your old days of collecting stickers that may or may not go with your future projects.  The Close To My Heart stickers are cardstock weight adhesive backed designs. The best part is the designs and colors coordinate perfectly with the paper collections!  My card is based on the sketch challenge at the Sketch Starter Challenge-



I created my card with the Party Time Collection. I popped up the cupcake with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. I wanted to make sure my cupcake did not get lost in the balloons, so I matted it in Sapphire cardstock to coordinate with the sentiment strip.



All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • X8016S Party Time Paper Packet w/ Sticker Sheet
  • X8016C Party Time Coordinating Cardstock Pack
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Daisy Chain Challenges-Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes


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Freshly Made Sketches #469


 A quick and simple Valentine card based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-




I went with a print from the Perfect Match Collection and added coordinating strips of cardstock to match the sketch.  A stitched heart was layered and popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension,



All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • C1632 Say It in Style Stamp Set (Retired)
  • CC12201 Perfect Match Paper Packet
  • CC12203 Perfect Match Coordinating Cardstock
  • Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4182 Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
  • Basic Hearts Thin Cuts-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Creative Moments-Anything Goes
QKR Stampede-Anything Goes

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Mojo Monday #551


 If you are ever in a crafting slump, I highly recommend checking out Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges. Julee does an awesome job showcasing new sketches, complete with measurements.  All you need to do is pick out a few papers and images and you are good to go.  Here is the current sketch-


I changed up the elements ever so slightly to accommodate my current favorite stamp set, Whole Latte Love.  I am slightly obsessed with creating these super cute cups of coffee! Here is a look at the complete set-



My card was created with papers from the current Mix In Collection. My sentiment was stamped in Espresso pigment ink, with clear embossing powder applied to the top of the sentiment and gold glitter embossing powder applied to the word glitter.  My coffee cup was paper pieced together.  For added dimension, I stamped the steam image onto vellum.  I cut a small slit in the top of the coffee cup and adhered the vellum layer. A few hearts and gold glitter gems finish off the card.



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

  • Z3919 Whole Latte Love Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
  • X9024 Mix In Coordinating Cardstock
  • X9023 Mix In Paper Collection (Jan-Feb)
  • Z3367 Vellum Paper
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
  • Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gold Glitter Embossing Powder-Hero Arts
  • Oval Stax Die-namics-MFT
  • Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals-Cocktails, Wine or Coffee
Crafter's Cafe-New (new stamps)
My Time to Craft-Glitter & Sparkle
Snarky Stampers-G is for Glitter
Stinkin Inkers-Make it Hot
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Dies or Embossing Folders

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Sketch Saturday #643


 I so love this little coffee cup, the possibilities are never ending! I once again paper pieced the cup, with the straight lines, this takes mere seconds!  I went with a mix of Peach and Toffee for the Sketch Challenge at Sketch Saturday.



My pattern papers are from the current Mix In Collection.  The papers feature color coordinating prints on each side.  The Whole Latte Love stamp set includes a fun mix of fonts and images.  


My heart embellishment is from the same set.  The heart image was stamped with Peach ink onto Peach cardstock for a tone on tone effect and then cut with the coordinating die.  A little bling was added with a clear shimmer brush. The heart and coffee cup are both  mounted with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.



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

  • Z3919 Whole Latte Love Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
  • X9023 Mix In Paper Pack (Jan-Feb)
  • X9024 Mix In Coordinating Cardstock Pack
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z6502 Peach Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Fishtail Dies-MFT
  • Scallop Border Die-Retired
  • Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Burlap Twine-Unknown


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz-Cocktails, Wine or Coffee
Do-Al(I) Creative-Hot Drinks
Little Red Wagon-Die-ing to get Crafty
Shopping Our Stash-I Need a Cup of Coffee
Stinkin Inkers-Make It Hot

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The Paper Players #524


 The Paper Players is having a CAS Snow theme challenge this week! I think CAS snow cards are my favorite to create for Christmas.  They come together quickly and are easy to mail.  Now is certainly a good time to get a jump start on your holiday cards for 2021!  



I often create cards with the negative images when cutting on my Cricut.  I decided to give my Thin Cuts a go today.  I chose an image from the Elegant Snowflakes stamp set and centered the die on my card front.  I then used my Misti to stamp the coordinating stamp image on my card base in Blue Belle ink. I love the gorgeous snowflakes included in this set.  Here is a look at the complete collection-




The top panel of my card is popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A single silver glitter gem was applied to the center of the snowflake.  A strip of Blue Belle glitter paper adds a little bling. My card is based on the Sketch Starter Challenge-



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

  • Z3899 Elegant Snowflakes Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
  • Craft with Heart Card Kit (Sept-Dec 2020, Sentiment)
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z3442 Blue Belle Glitter Paper
  • Z6519 Blue Belle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
  • Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania-Winter Project using Blue


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Sweet Safari Cardmaking


 

I love the super cute images and bright colors in the Sweet Safari Cardmaking Kit. This adorable kit features an exclusive stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts.  You get materials and instructions to complete 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. Here is a look at the kit contents-



You can find this adorable kit here!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #404


 The moment I saw the new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, I knew it was perfect for the Whole Latte Love stamp set! What could be better than a latte?  Three lattes!  Here is a look at the original sketch design-



This set is perfect for paper piecing!  You can get so many variations with this super cute coffee cup. The straight lines make fussy cutting a breeze.  After piecing my cups together, the image was die cut with the coordinating Thin Cuts.  Here is a look at the super cute stamp set-



My background papers are from the Happiness Lives Here Collection.  The prints on the coffee cups were cut from the Picture My Life cards. The smaller patterns were perfect for making patterned cups. I added a little bit of shading to the cup lids with a Copic marker.  The center cup was adhered directly to the paper, while the outer cups were popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  My sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white.



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

  • Z3919 Whole Latte Love Stamp Set & Thin Cuts Bundle
  • X7264B Happiness Lives Here Paper Packet
  • X7264D Happiness Lives Here Picture My Life Cards
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X6048 Blue Belle Cardstock
  • Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
  • Z2068 White Embossing Powder
  • Banner Die-MFT
  • Copic Marker-T0

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges-Favorite Products (Anything by Close To My Heart)
Cardz 4 Galz-Cocktails, Wine or Coffee
Color My Heart Color Dare-Tic Tac Toe (I went with Black Out, as I think all colors are featured)
Creative Knockouts-Something to Say
Stinkin Inkers-Make It Hot


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Freshly Made Sketches #468


 

I had big plans of crafting all weekend....but one thing lead to another and no crafting for me!  My initial thought was I would craft on the weekend and clean on Monday.  I so wanted to join in on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge that I decided cleaning could wait another day!  Here is the original sketch design if you want to play along-



My stamps are from the new Whole Latte Love stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts.  I just love the sentiments in this set and you can easily customize your coffee cup to whatever suites you!  The set is available with or without Thin Cuts, here is a look at the complete set-



My card was super simple to create with just a few layers.  I stamped my sentiments in Espresso Pigment Ink and then carefully applied clear embossing powder on top and gold glitter on the bottom.  There is enough spacing between the words to make this super easy to do! My coffee cup was stamped onto White Daisy cardstock, with the sleeve stamped on the current Mix In paper.  I added a few shadows with Copics and popped up the cup with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A trio of gold glitter gems finish off the card.



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

  • Z3919 Whole Latte Love Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
  • X9023 Mix In Paper Packet (Jan-Feb)
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • X9024 Mix In Coordinating Cardstock
  • Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Pigment Ink Pad
  • Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gold Glitter Embossing Powder-Hero Arts
  • Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
  • Copic Markers-T0, T1

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Layer It Up
Sweet Stampin-Thank You

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Hello World


 

Close To My Heart recently released the Hello World Special.  This kit features Milestone Wood  Circles and pieces as well as SVG files.  You can easily decorate the shapes in your choice of patterns with the SVG files.   Here is a look at the kit contents-



These would make the most adorable baby book!  While, I am seriously behind in my scrapbooking, I have completed all of my baby books.  I might have to get a set for future grandkid books! You can find all the details here.


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