Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

Heart 2 Heart has a new color challenge for us this week.
 Let's play with Juniper, Autumn Terracotta, and Bamboo.

I'm so sorry to say that Juniper is not a color that I usually care for so this challenge was well, let's say extremely challenging. Since I was out of the box with the colors I decided to go out of the box with my creativity and try a water color. That way I could mute the Juniper color with water. If you like Juniper you should really like this challenge.
Water Color Technique: Stamp your image on your cardstock. Spray a light mist of water on a My Acrylix block. Press your stamp in the water and and stamp it over the inked image. The water will spread the ink to look like water color. The Autumn Terracotta flowers are stamped first, second, third, and fourth generations. Then stamp with the water. After the card dries you can add some Cocoa dots to the center of the flowers with a marker.

Not that I'm a fan of this color combination but I wanted to make those cute flowers that are on page 86 in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. They are really fun to make.  I just used Autumn Terracotta first and second generations to make the flower. I used the Juniper buttons for the flower centers. (Not too much Juniper). Now it's your turn. Gather your Close to my Heart supplies and the three colors and let the creativity flow. Be sure to post your creation at Heart 2 Heart and you could win some terrific prizes from our sponsors Jena and Nichole.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Juniper, Bamboo, Autumn Terracotta
Ink: Juniper, Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa
Stamps: Hooray Bouquet, One of a Kind, Grown with Love
Embellishments: Assorted Green Buttons
Other: Ribbon from stash

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gift Card Holders on Parade #6

Door Hanger holds Hershey bar and Gift Card Holder

 Make Door Hanger on page 25 of cricut booklet 10".
Insert Hershey bar, gift card holder, and decorate as desired.

Gift Card Holder Tutorial
 Cut two 4 3/4" tag cards from cricut booklet page 60.
 Cut or punch a slit opening for the gift card. Attach the two tag sections together with a thin line of bonding memory glue on each side of the tag section forming a pocket for the gift card.  Leave the card flaps on each side to fold to the center.
 Fold the corners down on each side flap. Embellish with greetings and To/From tag. to close your card fold each side flap onto the gift card tag section.
Finished product is secured with a belly band and ready to insert into the door hanger.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: Topiary, Holiday Red, White Daisy
Ink: Holiday Red, Topiary
Stamps: Tag the Occasion, Believe WOTG
Other: Assorted ribbons and Baker Twine from stash

Friday, October 28, 2011

Gift Card Holders on Parade #5

Treat Box with Gift Card and Nuggets

Make treat box using the font layer on page 22 of the cricut booklet 9 3/4".
This box will hold six nuggets and your gift card.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Holiday Red
Ink: Topiary, Holiday Red
Stamps: December 25th
Assorted Ribbons and Bakers Twine from stash

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gift Card Holders on Parade #4

For all the Starbuck Gift Cards

To make envelope for the gift card cut the envelope image from the cricut booklet page 30 @ 3 3/4". Fold the top and bottom of the envelope together and secure. Fold over one side of the envelope and secure on top the the front and bottom. Leave the other side of the envelope open to insert your gift card. You can add this envelop to any Wishes or Original card design that uses a 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 paper dimension on the card.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Wonderland
Cardstock" Twilight, White Daisy, Chocolate
Ink: Chocolate, Twilight
Stamps: December 25th, Jubilation
Embellishments: Opaques
Other: Ribbon from stash

Gift Card Holders on Parade #3

A Clear Pillow Box

Stamp first and second generation trees from the October SOTM Happy Holidays on the background. Add snowflakes. Stamp the sled and one tree to cut out. Tear layers of white daisy to make hills of snow.  Edge the snow hills with blue and attach the sled and tree in between layers of hills. Add gift card behind the sled. Tie a ribbon around the pillow box and add a gift tag. Add Kisses if desired.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock:  White Daisy
Ink: Cranberry, Topiary, Sky
Stamps: Tag the Occasion, Happy Holidays (October SOTM)
Assorted ribbon, Bakers Twine. Clear Pillow Box

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gift Card Holders on Parade #2

Treat box filled with kisses and a gift card in a Holiday Pocket

To make the gift box cut a 6 1/2" box from the cricut booklet page 23. Decorate the front of the box as desired.  Insert gift card in the Holiday Pocket found on page 128 in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Place pocket in the treat box and fill with your favorite treats. All ready for gift giving.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Holiday Red, Sky
Ink: Holiday Red, Topiary, Sky
Stamps: Tag the Ocassion
Embellishments: Holiday Tags
Other: Bakers Twine

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gift Card Holders on Parade

This week I will be featuring gift card holders that I will be selling at our
fundraiser for the Food Bank in November.

First Up
The gift card slides in the pocket of the Journaling Spots that coordinate with the Elemental Paper Pack. The layered flower is Flower #7 in the cricut booklet. Make the flower using two layers @ 1 3/4", one @ 1 1/2", and the green one @ 3/4". The yellow is three 1/2"circles all scrunched up and attached to the center with liquid glass.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Elemental
Cardstock: Cranberry, Olive
Ink: Cranberry
Stamps: A Holiday
Embellishments: Decor Journaling Spots

It's that Time of the Year at Heart 2 Heart

Celebrating Fall/Halloween
 Our Design Team at Heart 2 Heart  wishes you a very Happy Halloween and a wonderfully Happy Fall. This week we're challenging you to share your Fall or Halloween creations with us. Fun,fun,fun!
 Halloween is Trick or Treat Time. Each year I make some candy treats for my grand kids. This year they each get their own bottle of their favorite freaky treats.
 Dr Jekyll's All Reliable Remedy of little black pills (black jelly beans) 
These work when you really need a miracle.

Label: Cut a 2 1/2" Shape #2 pg.36 in cricut booklet using sunset BTP. Cut the decorative shift layer Oval #3 pg. 42 using the black BTP 2 1/2". Attach the swirls to Shape #2. Punch or cut out Dr. Jekyll's circle from the BTP and center on Shape #2. Attach label to the jar with bonding memory glue.
 Ext. of Lemon that will cause puckering of the lips...A Mortimer's Cure-All compound.

Label: Cut a 3" decorative layer of rectangle #1 pg. 44 in cricut booklet. Use the center part for your label. Cut Rectangle #6 pg. 45 1 1/2" with the decorative layer on top. Cut out EXT. LEMON from BTP and attach to rectangle. Attach to your jar using bonding memory glue.
 EXT of Pumpkin colored M&Ms from the Freaky Pharmacy Co.

Label: Cut out 2 1/2" rectangle # 1 in cricut booklet pg. 44. Use the outside border from the decorative layer of the same rectangle. Cut out EXT of PUMPKIN from BTP and attach to center of rectangle. Attach label to your jar using bonding memory glue.
Each jar has a 2 1/2" gift tag made with Tag # 2 card on pg. 40 in the cricut booklet. Decorate each tag to coordinate with your jar of freaky treats.

Now it's your turn to share your amazing Fall/Halloween creations. I can't wait to see your goodies. Just remember to use some Close To My Heart products in your creations and then link them up to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Mischief
Cardstock: Black, Sunset, White Daisy
Ink: Black, Sunset, Sunny Yellow
Stamps: Tag the Occasion
Assorted ribbons, jars, and fabric.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's All About The Numbers at Heart 2 Heart

The Heart 2 Heart challenge this week is to use numbers on your project. So...nothing says numbers more than BINGO. Just use your BINGO card and put a different word in the space where the BINGO goes. I used holiday words to make some fall/winter holiday cards.  This will work for any holiday.

 Halloween Trick or Treat Card using the card idea from Jeanette's Shape-A-Day #13
 Thanksgiving card uses just part of a BINGO card (the number part)
Christmas Holiday Card. Other Christmas holiday words could be NOEL, PEACE, MERRY.

Now it's your turn to show us your numbers. I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations. Be sure to post your project at Heart 2 Heart and you could win some marvelous goodies from our sponsors Nichole and Jena.
CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Mischief, Believe, Elemental
Cardstock: White Daisy, Colonial White, Barn Red, Topiary, Black
Ink: Sunset, Black, Barn Red, Topiary, Holiday Red
Stamps: Bingo Alphabet, Card Chatter-Christmas, A Little Thanks
Embellishments: Black Mini Medley, Spring Blossoms, Opaques, Pin Clips
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Assorted Buttons

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop

It's Clearly Different

 A collection of winter surprises using the October SOTM "Holiday Magic" and some clear boxes and a card. If you have come from Heather's blog you are on the right path.
 Clear pillow box holds a gift card. You could also throw in some chocolate kisses.
 A clear card with the snowflakes embossed using the snowflake embossing folder.
 A clear treat box filled with kisses.
A treat box cut with cricut and filled with kisses and an envelope that hold a gift card.
 Now hop over to Kathleen's blog for some wonderful eye candy. Have a fun hop and see you next month.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Wonderland
Cardstock: Twilight, White Daisy
Ink: Chocolate, Twilight
Stamps: Holiday Magic (October SOTM)
Cards:  Clear Cards
Other: Dotted Swiss Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Clear Pillow Box, Clear Treat Box, Kisses

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Layered Labels Go Winter

Making Layered Labels: Use two shapes from the Mixed Shapes Dimensional Elements. Using BTP cut each shape with the matching cricut shape. Cover each dimensional element and layer two shapes together. Decorate with coordinating embellishments. For my winter layered labels I covered each shape with Wonderland BTP and embellished with Icing Overlays and Rhinestone Designer Brads. 

Each layered label can be used on a card, gift bag, gift box, scrapbook page, or a 3-D project

Layered label accents a post-it clippy board.
Layered label accents the cover of a shopping list notepad.

Layered label accents the front of my prayer journal.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Wonderland
Cardstock: Chocolate, Twilight
Ink: Twilight
Stamps: Holiday Magic (October SOTM)
Embellishments: Icing Overlays, Rhinestone Brads, Crocheted Flower
Other: assorted ribbons from stash, Journal, Binder clip, Coaster, Shopping List pad

Monday, October 10, 2011

Some Interaction with" Magic" at Heart 2 Heart

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is a scrapbook challenge that includes journaling that tells a story to go along with the photos.  I used the scrapbook layout that is featured with the October Stamp of the Month Projects.  I also added the interactive accordion booklet described in Magic on page 118.

 Magician's Choice on page 116 of Magic
 Left side
 Right Side Right
Accordion Booklet
Right side with accordion booklet open

Now it's your turn to share your scrapbook layout that tells a story.  Be sure to post it at Heart 2 Heart and you could win some terrific prizes from our sponsors Nichole and Jena.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Elemental
Cardstock: Olive, Colonial White, Bamboo, Cranberry
Ink: Olive, Cranberry, Chocolate
Stamps: Holiday Magic(October SOTM)
Embellishments: Cork Alphabet, Olive Mini Medley, Embroidery floss
Other: Bakers Twine

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My H2H Sketch Went Tipsy This Week

It's sketch week at Heart 2 Heart. We also are beginning a new month in which we are honored to welcome Debra Almanza as our Guest Designer. You can visit Enchanting Stamping to view her amazing creations.

Here's the Sketch:
Here's my take:
The sketch challenge is one of the most challenging for me. I had a hard time getting my center piece straight (it's a paper bag) so I just had to tip it some. I did some faux stitching in the spaces between the BTP to add some texture.

Now it's your turn to get sketchy. Be sure to post your creation at Heart 2 Heart go get your chance to win some terrific prizes from our new October sponsors Nichole Lewno at Creatique Candy and Jena DeVries at Live, Laugh, Love, Scrapbook.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Elemental
Cardstock: Olive, Colonial White
Ink: Smoothie
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday, Love Life,  Salutation Seals
Embellishments: Pin Clips
Other: Paper Bag, Crinkled Seam Tape Ribbon