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Monday, November 13, 2017

Gratitude


Thanksgiving is the season for gratitude, so the Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week is to "Count Your Blessings".  This card uses Patten #19 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 sketch book along with seasonal print papers in the Falling For You packet and one of my favorite sentiments which is found in the Always Grateful stamp set.        


Create your own "Count Your Blessings" project and share it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Falling For You



Leaves are definitely a "sign of the season" and that is the current challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  Using a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog (FMS310), Falling For You stamps and metal dies, along with papers from the Falling For You kit, this card reminds me that there is a chill in the air and it is sweatshirt season.    


Find some time to create your own "sign of the season" design and share on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Share A Smile with Punny Pals

October is "Share A Smith" Month, and with the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

If you arrived here from Janna's Creative Studio you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their "Punny Pals" projects.


The sweet monkey from the Punny Pals stamp set inspired me to create a card stating that the monkey is a "CHIMPION"!  Using papers and Fall colors from the Falling For You packet forms a great background for the monkey image.   The basic card design is from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1, Pattern  #26.  All of the designs in the Make It From Your Heart books are a great starting point for creating a personal card.  
   

Please visit Show and Tell with Michelle to continue along our Blog Hop featuring Punny Pals stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts for each of the images.   


If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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Sheila Bennett
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Under the Stars

This week's challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "Under the Weather" which can represent a weather-related project, or a "get well" card for someone who may be "under the weather."


I chose to use the new Constellations stamp set to create a starry weather pattern in the sky, and add a "get well" message from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  The stars and constellations were embossed on a piece of Pewter cardstock, using both white and gold embossing powders.  Banner shapes for the "get well" sentiment were cut using the new Basic Banners die.  The dark strip of paper with the Gold Foil Tape on top is actually a patterned paper from the Cats & Bats packet; showing the versatility of the CTMH paper packets.    


Find some time to create your own "Under the Weather" design and share on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Monday, October 2, 2017

Plaid Saint Nick


"Mad For Plaid" is the new challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, and was the perfect opportunity for me to use the new Buffalo Plaid embossing folder which is available in the Holiday Expressions book from Close To My Heart.  This folder creates a wonderful background, and the silver Foil Paper from CTMH embosses beautifully.  To complete the card, the adorable Little Saint Nick image was colored with some ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol markers and the silver Shimmer Brush used for a bit of sparkle on his hat. The sentiment is found in the Gingerbread Friends stamp set.  


Find some time to create your own "Mad For Plaid" design and share on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #christmascard #santa #plaid 
Sheila Bennett
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