Wednesday, September 16, 2020

For the Boys

Celebrate A Birthday
Making cards for guys involve simple colors and simple layouts.
The card colors for this card come from Color My Heart challenge
Red White and Blue. I used two blues, Carolina and Sapphire 
for more visual fun and Candy Apple with White Daisy.

Join the fun at Color My Heart 
with your Red White and Blue project.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Waterfall Card Tutorial

Easy to Make with the Waterfall Thin Cut
Cut the pieces of the card from the Waterfall Thin Cut

Assemble the four squares as desired

Fold slider on the center scored line
Fold bottom section with flaps up toward the top

Fold flaps around the slider and glue ends only together.

Adhere the bottom square to the scored section of the slider

Adhere second square to the next scored section on slider.

Adhere third square to the next scored section on the slider.

Attach last square at the top of the slider.
Decorate the inside of slider as desired (see photo below)

Attach slider to the card. Put adhesive on folded over flaps only

Pull tab down to make the waterfall flow.

Keep pulling to reveal the message on the inside.

Completed card.

This card makes great specialty card for holidays, celebrations, and everyday encouragement cards.
Coming soon: Halloween and Thanksgiving waterfall cards. 

 View this card in motion 


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Begin Each Day

 With a Thankful Heart
Sketch #384 from Atlantic Hearts is the inspiration for this card.
The colors come to you from the color challenge at Color My Heart.
Made with the new Mix-in paper pack and 
With a Thankful Heart stamp set.

I used the colors in row 3, Toffee, Glacier, and Espresso
from   the Tic Tac Toe color board at Color My Heart.
Be sure to check out the color challenges at Color my Heart 
and the Sketch challenges at Atlantic Hearts each week.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Operation Smile

Technique Tutorial
Water Color with Shimmer Brush

Stamp Image with Intense Black Ink on White Daisy Card Stock

Color image with water color pencils. (Water color pencils give you 24 fabulous colors that co-ordinate with all our papers).  Brush the colored image with your clear shimmer brush. The clear shimmer brush acts like a water brush but it leave a shimmer to your finished image.
Use colors to coordinate with your papers.
I used Canary, Avacado, and Glacier water colored pencils. 
The papers are from the new Mix-in paper pack. 
Cut out image and add to your card. My card pattern is # 20 from Make It From Your Heart IV.
If you don't like to fussy cut your image, choose a pattern that you can stamp the image on part of the pattern. I used pattern # 15 from Make It From Your Heart IV pattern book.

Stamp the image on the card part, color with water color pencils, and brush with your clear shimmer brush. Add to your finished card.

Be sure enter the drawing for a free prize by leaving me a comment 
at the bottom of this post.
 You can also E-mail your comment if you don't want to leave a comment on my post. 
Prize winner will be announced on the next tutorial on September 14.

Recipe for this project:
D1977 Every Bit of Wonderful (Operation Smile Stamp Set)
9044 Make It From Your Heart IV (card Patterns)
Z4189 Intense Black Ink (Archival Black will work also)
Z3630 Water Color Pencils
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
X9019 Mix-in Paper Pack


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Sending Smiles

To Someone Special
In these days of quarantine cheer someone up with a special August Stamp of the Month stamp set cheerful card. Use a neutral background and a cheerful accent color along with your favorite flower. This stamp set is a keeper if you like flowers and great sentiments.
 Don't forget to Share your something to smile about project with us at Heart 2 Heart.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sending Smiles

With Cheerful Colors 

And a sneak peak of some new Fern Papers coming to you on September 1

 This card uses the bottom row of the Tic Tac Toe board at Color My Heart and the sketch from Atlantic Hearts. I also used the August Stamp of the month stamp set which is a keeper for Sending Smiles,  Celebrating You, and lots of fun flowers. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

At Color My Heart

For my scrapbooking friends this is a 4 X 6 
pocket card. The Tic Tac Toe colors from the 
Color My Heart challenge are the diagonal 
colors Candy Apple, Silver, and Glacier. 
You can view more pocket cards HERE
Happy scrapbooking and have fun with 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

A Little Sneak Peek With

 Color My Heart and Atlantic Hearts

Using the colors from Color My Heart and the sketch below made this card easy and fun to make. The sneak peek are the flowers from the August Stamp of the month. The Colors are browns with Peach and Smoothie from the current Mix In paper pack.

Use this sketch from Atlantic Hearts for a fun and easy card.
If you need more inspirational sketches you can always visit
 Atlantic Hearts and choose from a variety of sketches.

I missed the last few weeks at Atlantic Hearts so I used some 
of the sketches I missed to complete my card collection

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A Blast From the Past

With Color My Heart
My very first Color My Heart Challenge was May 28, 2012. The color challenge was purple. Here is my entry to that challenge: A New Color Dare. At that time I called the coloring technique a puddle pad. Just take a baby wipe to make a pad and puddle it with re-inkers and use as an ink pad
I used the same stamp and pattern for this notepad cover as I did in 2012 giving it an updated look. The colors I used for this Color My Heart challenge are Sapphire, Julep, and Eggplant. 

Inside Notepad Cover

Purples, Blues, and Greens are always 
fun to play with. Give it a try.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Birthday

As we celebrate our nation's birthday, I wish you a truck full of blessings and joy. As we pray for our country and our leaders, may the Lord fill our hearts with His love for all Americans. Blessings to you and your family as we celebrate together all that God has done to make our country rich beyond all imagination. 
Have a blessed day, Jody

Use this inspiration photo to make a special
 project to share with us at Color My Heart.

The truck card was inspired by my downline 
Valerie Beechler.