Make the Cards Challenge #13


So excited to announce that I have been selected to join the Make the Cards Challenge design team.  The Make the Cards Challenge started in 2021, if the challenge is new to you, please stop by and check us out and join in the fun!  Meet the current design team members-



I am thrilled to be creating with such an awesome group of crafters! This week we are collaborating with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge. While our challenges are normally weekly, this collaboration challenge will run for two weeks!

The Make the Cards Challenge is a color challenge, using the four colors listed.  You can stop there or add flowers to your project and link up with the Double Trouble Challenge as well! I created an alcohol inks background for the color part of the challenge.  I used a mix of Wild Plum, Patina and a touch of gold.  The blending of the ink colors allowed me to capture the four tones for the color challenge! 



My stamped image and sentiment is from the A Million Little Things stamp set. This set is so fun to create with and includes some great sentiments!  

The set is part of the Stamp-tacular Sale and is currently only $12.25!  You can view all of the items in the sale here

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1925 A Million Little Things Stamp Set
Alcohol Inks-Wild Plum, Patina and Gold by Ranger
Distress Ink-Black Soot by Ranger
Yupo Paper
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z3314 Black & White Enamel Dots

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts-Add a Sentiment
Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create-Anything Goes w/option of Add Flowers
QKR Stampede-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your creation in the gallery at Make the Cards Challenge.  You have until May 1 to link up!

These Little Piggies


 How cute are these little piggies?  This little piggie stamp set is an exclusive stamp set featured in one of the National Scrapbook Day workshop kits.  Close To My Heart is hosting a 2 day Facebook Live event on April 30-May 1 to celebrate!  Here is a look at the contents of the Little Piggies Workshop kit-



The kit includes contents to create a 4"x 4" album. I personally had to have the exclusive stamp sets found in kits.  You can view all of the kits here.  If you purchase the bundle of  kits, you save 30% off the retail price!



To create my card, I stamped out a variety of pig images in Pewter ink.  They were then colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended out with Gamsol.  I added in bitty sparkles and could not resist some googly eyes! I did not have any pig themed sentiments in my stamp collection.  I improvised and created my sentiment in Word and printed on to cardstock to create my banner sentiment.


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

CC42111 These Little Piggies Workshop Kit
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Googly Eyes-Unknown
Stitched Panel Die-MFT
Banner Die-MFT
Prismacolor Pencils

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches-Sketch Challenge
My Favorite Things-Color Challenge
Simon Says Stamp-Clean and Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't miss out on the Stamp-tacular Sale!  Almost ALL stamps and stamp/thin cut bundles are on sale in April!  You can view the full selection here

Nothing is Impossible

I am sure you will agree, these bold sentiments are perfect for cardmaking.  The More Than You'll Ever Know kit was actually created for scrapbooking.  I think the stamp set is perfect for sending out words of encouragement!  Here is a look at the complete stamp set that is included in the kit-



The stamp set is exclusive to the More Than You'll Ever Know Workshop Kit. The kit includes materials to create one single page and 3 double page 12x12 layouts. Kit contents include the exclusive stamp set, Mix In Paper Pack, 10 sheets of cardstock, 2 exclusive die cut overlays, an exclusive 6"x6" stencil, Blue Belle pearls, memory protectors and photo placeholders. 



To create my card, I stamped my sentiment in Intense Black ink.  I hand cut the banner shape and matted in black cardstock. The sentiment panel was applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A strip of black waxy flax finishes off the card design.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

CC4219 More Than You'll Ever Know Workshop Kit
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Black Waxy Flax-Retired
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz-Use Something New To Your Stash (New papers & stamps!)
Creative Moments-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Clean and Simple
Water Cooler Wednesday-All Things Masculine
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

More Than You'll Ever Know


 

A simple card of encouragement is perfect for all occasions.  This stamp set is part of the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration.  Close To My Heart is hosting a Facebook Live event on April 30-May 1 to celebrate.  Five workshop kits have been produced for you to craft along.  This set is part of the More Than You'll Ever Know kit.



This kit is set up to create one single page and three double page 12x12 layouts.  While, I do plan on creating a few scrapbook pages with the kit....the stamp set is just perfect for cards!  The stamp sets are exclusive to the kits.  If you purchase the bundle of kits, you save 30% off the retail price.  I had to have all the exclusive stamp sets, so it was the bundle purchase for me!



To create my card, I stamped my sentiment in Intense Black ink.  Intense Black has become my go to ink.  This hybrid ink creates a super sharp image and is Copic friendly.  The sentiment panel was then matted with black cardstock.  I added a few bitty banners along the bottom and applied the panel with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  The bitty banners are included on one of the pattern papers included in the kit.


All supplies by Close To My Heart:

CC4219 More Than You'll Ever Know Workshop Kit
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz-Use Something New To Your Stash (Brand New Kit!)
Color My Heart Color Dare-Black & White plus one color (Blue Belle)
Simon Says Stamp-Clean and Simple
Watercooler Wednesday-All Things Masculine
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Office Birthday Card


If you work in an office setting, I am sure you have been told countless times to sign this! Close To My Heart brings the sentiment to life in the Cheerful Humor Workshop Kit. This  kit is one of five that has been produced for the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration.  Close To My Heart will be featuring a two day Facebook Live event on April 30-May 1 to celebrate.  Here is a look at the complete kit-



The kit includes supplies to create 20 cards, complete with envelopes.  You can see all of the cards and download the cutting guide here. All of the kits include exclusive stamp sets.  There are five kits available, purchase all five and save 30% off the retail price.  You can see all of the kit options here



To create my card, I stamped my sentiment in Candy Apple ink and matted in Candy Apple cardstock. I couldn't resist adding in a couple puffy star stickers! (Who all loved puffy stickers as a kid?  Obviously me!) My sentiment panel was popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A birthday sentiment was added along the bottom, from the On Your Birthday stamp set. My card is based on the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday-


All supplies by Close To My Heart:
CC4218 Cheerful Humor Workshop Kit
D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
X7267C Eat Play Love Coordinating Cardstock Pack
Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Scallop Border Thin Cut-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafting Happiness-Anything Goes
Get Creative-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't miss out on the Stamp-tacular Sale, almost ALL stamps are on sale in April!  You can find all of the sale items here!


Cheerful Humor


 Close To My Heart is pulling out all the stops for National Scrapbooking Day. We have two fun days of crafting on April 30-May 1 to celebrate with a Facebook Live Event.  CTMH has released five workshop kits, so you can craft along!  Plus, if you purchase all five workshops, you can save 30% off the retail price!  I am all about the stamps, so had to add all of the kits to my cart!




The only way to get the exclusive stamp sets, is to purchase the workshop kit!  This kit also includes exclusive papers. The kit includes materials to complete 20 cards, complete with envelopes.  While, I will be at the Facebook Live event....I usually beat to my own drummer when it comes to my card creations....so I created this super fun card, based on the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday-



I started out by inking my sentiment in Intense Black ink.  I added a little color with a Copic marker.  My sentiment panel was then die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts and matted in Candy Apple cardstock.  The border along the bottom of my card is a zip strip that is included in the paper pack.  I added two bitty banners along the top to take the place of the bow in the sketch.  The super fun puffy stickers finish off the card.



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
CC4218 Cheerful Humor Workshop Kit
X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts
Fishtail Die-MFT
Copic Marker-Y18

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz-Use Something New (The Fedex truck just dropped off the supplies yesterday!)
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can find all the info on the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration here.

Eat Play Love


How cute is the Mason jar themed set from the Eat Play Love Collection?  This cardmaking stamp set includes super cute sentiments for a variety of occasions.  The set is available with or without Thin Cuts.  




 As an added bonus, this set is on sale during the Stamp-tacular Sale!  You can find the set here!  April is a great time to add to your stamp collection, as almost ALL stamp sets are on sale!  You can find all of the great deals here!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #416


 We have a super versatile sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! This sketch will work for ALL occasions! I chose the gorgeous spring colors from Daisy Meadows for my creation.  Here is the original sketch design-



My card is created with my favorite plaid paper from the Daisy Meadows Collection.  My scallop border is from the coordinating sticker sheet.  The cherry blossom was fussy cut from pattern paper in the same pack.  The sentiment is from the Cherry Blossoms stamp set.  



This gorgeous set is on sale this month for only $9.50.  You can view all of the items in the Stamp-tacular Sale here



My sentiment panel was mounted with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A few enamel dots finish off the card.


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

C1889 Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set
X7266S Daisy Meadows Paper Pack w/ Sticker Sheet
X7266C Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock Pack
Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7266E Daisy Meadows Enamel Dots
Stitched Circle Die-MFT
Scallop Circle Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle-Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Birthday Balloons


 Another super simple creation featuring the Party Time Picture My Life cards.  The PML cards are great for adding to your coordinating paper packs and creating quick and easy cards.  I started my card by trimming the PML card and matting in Sapphire cardstock.  A birthday sentiment was added from the On Your Birthday stamp set. 

Almost all stamps are on sale this month!  You can add this great sentiment set to your collection for only $12.25.  You can view the Stamp-tacular Sale here. 


A border was added on my card base from the Party Time paper pack.  My PML card was mounted with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  A few coordinating star stickers from the coordinating sticker sheet finish off the card.


All supplies by Close To My Heart:

D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
X8016S Party Time Paper Pack w/ Sticker Sheet
X8016C Party Time Coordinating Cardstock Pack
CC2220 Party Time Picture My Life Cards
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments-Anything Goes w/ a sentiment
Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Hero Arts-Birthday Cards
Simon Says Stamp-Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Purrfect Birthday!


 

I so love this large kitty background stamp featured in the Cattitude Stamp Set. If you have yet to add this set to your collection, it is on sale this month for only $12.25!  (The sale price will be reflected in your cart)  Just because it is a line drawn stamp set, does not mean that you have to color every image.  I chose to stamp the large image on a bright colored Picture My Life card from the Party Time Collection.



The large background stamp was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear.  I added a banner and inked my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  A black frame from the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts finishes off the card. 



My inside sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set, which is also on sale for $12.25 this month! A 3/4" strip was cut from the same background image for the inside of the card.


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

D1953 Cattitude Stamp Set
D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
CC2220 Party Time Picture My Life Cards
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Banner Die-MFT


I have entered my card in the following challenges:

As You Like It-Embossing or Stenciling (Embossing for me, love the added texture!)
Cardz TV-Anything Goes
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations-Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp-Happy Birthday
SUYP-Anything Goes 
Unicorn Challenge-Include an Animal

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't miss out on the Stamp-tacular Sale, almost ALL stamps are on SALE!


Folk Art Greetings


 Adulting has gotten in the way of my crafting this week!  I say we bring back blanket forts and coloring....though I might have to replace my crayons with Copics!  I only had limited time to craft today, but the day is so much better when I can take at least a few minutes to create!  This card is certainly clean and simple, but it lets the gingham print shine! My card is based on the sketch challenge at Fusion Cards Challenge-



I have a slight obession with hoarding gingham paper.  I have it in almost all colors!  It is one of my favorite prints.  This print in Sundance is from the Daisy Meadows Paper Collection.  My sentiment is from the April Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings.



You can add this cute set to a qualifying order for only $5 during the month of April.  VIP members can earn the set for free!  Plus, almost all stamps are sale during the month of April!  You can view all of the Stamp-tacular Savings here!



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

S2104 Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings Stamp Set
X7266B Daisy Meadows Paper Pack
X7266C Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock Pack
Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Stitched Panel Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter-With a Sentiment
The Rainbow Card Challenge-Delightful Daffodil

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #415


 So often, super simple creates the best cards!  We have a new sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  You are welcome to dress it up or down, as long as we can see the sketch design in your creation.  Here is the original sketch design-




To create my card, I started with a bold confetti print from the Party Time Paper Collection. I matted my paper in Lagoon cardstock.  This cardstock is from the retired Blue Skies Collection.  I just love the one on tone embossed look.  You could easily replicate this by clear embossing onto regular Lagoon cardstock.



I used my block letter dies to cut my letters from the same cardstock.  They were applied with 3-D foam dots for added dimension.  A layered balloon die follows the sketch and carries along the birthday theme. I finished out the inside with a sentiment from the On Your Birthday stamp set.  This great set is currently on sale for only $12.25!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
X8016B Party Time Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Blue Skies Lagoon Cardstock-Retired
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
Z4159 Block Number Thin Cuts
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Balloon Bouquet Die-MFT
Stitched Panel Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz TV-Anything Goes
Get Creative-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Happy Birthday
Use Your Stuff-Mood Board

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the Stamp-tacular Sale!