Sunday, June 30, 2013

Never Have Enough 3 X 3's

6 X 6 Turns 3 X 3
Retiring 6 X 6 Kraft Die-cut cards can be cut in quarters 
to make four 3 X 3 thank you cards.
Pattern: Originals "Fun Flap"
Pattern: Wishes: "A Cut Above"
Pattern: Originals "Short Accent"
Pattern: Originals "Top It Off"

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Surf's Up
Cardstock: Sorbet, Kraft 6X6 cards
Ink: Chocolate
Stamp: A True Thank You
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Brown & Tan Sparkles

Monday, June 24, 2013

Signing Off With a Blast

Of Color
This is my last project for Heart 2 Heart on the Design Team. It has been a blast. I'm sure you have all enjoyed the amazing creations brought to you by our Heart 2 Heart Design Team this last six months. I will miss being part of such a creative group of ladies but new designers will be coming on board to share their amazing and special creations. You won't want to miss one single week with the new teams.

The challenge this week is to share what colors make you happy. I decided to use 
this happy color time to make myself set of  monogrammed cards using my favorite 
CTMH colors as an accent color with the black and white paper pack For Always. 
To make this fast and simple I used patterns from Make It From Your Heart.
Accent Color: Smoothie
Card Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #21
Color: Lagoon
Card Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #27
Accent Color: Buttercup
 Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #20
Accent Color: Hollyhock
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #26
Accent Color: Sky
 Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #24
Accent Color: Sweet Leaf
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #29
Color me happy with your creation this week at Heart 2 Heart!
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: For Always
Cardstock: Smoothie, Lagoon, Buttercup, Hollyhock, Sky, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Monogram "J", Perfect Fit Frames
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Antiqued Gold

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Little Honey with Your Chocolate

Color Dare #47
It's "Honey" time this week at Color My Heart. Using the color Honey 
with any neutral is this week's challenge. 
I'm mixing my Honey with Chocolate and Desert Sand.
I used the sketch below from CAS(E) this Sketch for my pattern.
Now it's your turn to play with us at Color My Heart 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Tommy
Cardstock: Colonial White, Desert Sand, Chocolate
Stamps: Card Word Puzzle, A Friend Like You
Ink: Honey, Desert Sand, Chocolate
Embellishments: Trinkets, Opaques, Embroidery Thread

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's Father's Day in the Rose Blossom Garden

An Envelope Surprise
In the Rose Blossom Garden we're using the Father's Day Key on the Artiste cartridge.
Use the envelope to make this handy coupon holder for Dad.
Cut the envelope at 4 3/4 inches. Fold the envelope and secure the sides with adhesive. 
Leaving the envelope flap open fold it in half length wise. Cut the flap in half. 
Secure one half of the flap to the front of the envelope. Leave the other half loose.
Cover each side of the envelope with B&T paper. On the side with the open flap 
use a circle punch to punch a half circle leaving an opening to insert your coupons.

Make coupons to insert in the envelope opening.
Now it's your turn to share your father's day creation in the Rose Blossom Garden.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Dakota
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Frame It Up, Distressed Background, Tiny Type, Vintage type
Ink: Pacifica, Barn Red, Black

Color Dare #46

Choose Your Own
Yellow, Pink, Orange
I choose Creme Brulee, Blush and Sorbet for the Color My Heart challenge.

Yellows: Honey, Buttercup, Creme Brulee
Pinks: Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Blush, Smoothie
Oranges: Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Sunset, Sorbet 
Lots of colors to choose to share with us at Color My Heart
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Blush, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Colonial White
Stamps: Quick Card-Dragonfly, Affection
Ink: Blush, Sorbet, Creme Brulee
Embellishments: Pin clips
Technique: Puddle Pad

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tool Time

For Guy Cards
This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to use your favorite tools on your project. I wanted to make a card for our #1 Dad for  Father's Day. My favorite tools are the ones I use for texturing: embossing stylist, sanding kit, piercing tool, and the clear ruler.
#1 Super Dad Card
 The embossing stylist is used to make faux stitching and embossed lines on the cardstock

Use stylist to emboss lines on the edge of your cardstock.

Use stylist to emboss textured lines on your cardstock.
The sanding tools are used to bring up the white core in the cardstock after embossing with the stylist

Sand embossed lines to expose the white core

Use the piercing tool to make holes on the sanded line to make faux stitching.
Pierce the sanded lines at even intervals to resemble stitching lines.

Use the clear ruler to pierce stitching holes for stitching with needle and thread.
Pierce zig zag holes or straight holes for needle and thread stitching.
Assemble card using all the different textured parts.
Now it's your turn to share your favorite tool(s) with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Tommy
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, White Daisy, Cranberry
Stamps: Keyboard Uppercase, Artiste Stamp Set "Kudos"
Ink: Cranberry, Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Artisan Studs, Embroidery Thread
Other: Tooth Pick