Marker Madness at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week we invite you to join us for Marker Madness at Heart 2 Heart.  So why don’t you get out your markers, choose some Close To My Heart products and get creating!

I used the Beary Christmas paper and coordinating Beary Christmas stamp and Thin Cut bundle to create my card.  It’s never too early to think about Christmas, right?  I cut a strip of one of the PML cards for my HOHOHO border, used my Cuttlebug to cut the bear, fox and Christmas tree and colored them with my Shin Han markers.  Pretty cute, don’t you think?

Now you can channel your inner child and do some marker coloring of your own!  Be sure to link them up at Heart 2 Heart!

Thanks for stopping by!   Be sure to make a positive “mark” on the world today!   Laurie


Cats and Bats–It’s That Time of the Year!

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Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about Halloween and the Cats and Bats paper collection is perfect for all your spooky fun photos and cards!

This first layout was created with only one sheet of pattern paper cut on diagonals plus embellishments from the Complements set (shown below).  There are no Cricut cuts or stamping on this layout.  The awesome thing about Close To My Heart collections is that EVERYTHING coordinates so beautifully, making your scrapbooks so quick and easy to create!

This second layout is also created with only one sheet of pattern paper plus coordinating cardstock.  The embellishments are from the Cats and Bats Scrapbooking Thin Cuts and Stamps bundle (shown below) and a couple of Cricut cuts from CTMH cartridges.

I’m so excited to make this project with my Close To My Heart Club members in September!

  

There is also a Cats and Bats Workshop Your Way that contains a full paper pack, extra coordinating cardstock, a pack of Complements, black shimmer trim and matching enamel dots (see photo below).  Plus you can download a free cutting guide with directions to make 3 two page layouts (see layouts below) with enough paper left over to make cards or another layout.  All this for only $26.95!

Better snag yourself some Cats and Bats paper and start creating some of these awesome projects!  Thank you for shopping at my online shopping site!   Make it a great day– Laurie

 


Free Standing Pop Up Card

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The other day I was going through a bunch of old cards I received in card swaps from previous years.  I came across a cool card that I thought I would try to replicate.  So I took the card apart, did a little measuring, scoring and cutting and voila! here is the result.

I used the rose print paper from the new Adventure Fundamentals paper collection from Close To My Heart along with Blossom cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog which will be retiring at the end of August.  The roses are from the Beautiful You stamp and Thin Cut bundle.

Later I found out that this type of card is called a Free Standing Pop Up Card.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoast Stamper that you can view at the link below.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/…/freestandingpopupcard

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any of the supplies I used to make this fancy fold card, you can shop at my CTMH shopping site HERE!   Laurie


Sketch Challenge at Heart 2 Heart!

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It’s Monday and time for another challenge at Heart 2 Heart!  This week is a sketch challenge and it’s a fun one!  The sketch is very clean and simple and right away I thought about one of the brand new Close To My Heart products to create my card.

I used one of the papers from the new Whimsy Fundamentals collection as the background of my card and created the diagonal line in the sketch by making a row of roses from the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cut bundle.  This is a fabulous triple layered stamp set that can create gorgeous roses with layers and lots of texture.

These roses can be a little tricky to stamp, so I took a few photos of the process.

The first layer is stamped in the new Color of the Year called Bashful.

The second layer is stamped in Blossom.  The key is to keep the Thin Cut shapes and the stamps all going in the same direction.

The final layer is stamped in Poppy.  I really love the depth that these triple stamps give to the rose images and I can’t wait to experiment with other color combinations to make lots of other roses for lots of other projects!

Please be sure to stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using Haley’s great sketch!  Then link up your projects for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like more information about the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cuts bundle or any other Close To My Heart products, please visit my online shopping site HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your day is AWESOME!   Laurie

 


Featuring No Worries at H2H

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The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is to create a project with the beautiful No Worries paper collection.  It was “love at first sight” for me with this paper!   Not only do I have family living near the beach in Florida, but there is so much non-beachy potential with this paper too!

I decided to make a birthday card for my Florida son who will be celebrating later in July.  I used the Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318) to cut a circle in the front of the card for the Happy Birthday sentiment to peek through.

I used the Swirly Seashells Stamp and Thin Cut set (CC1219) to make the seashells.  I colored them with our watercolor pencils then gave them a layer of shine from our Shimmer Brush.  Sequins and a little burlap ribbon added just the right embellishment.

Here is the card partially open so you can see the circular opening in the front.  Below is another version of the card that I made.  This time I heat embossed the shells with gold embossing powder.  Do you have a favorite?

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using No Worries.  There are some awesome projects there!  Then get out your own No Worries paper and start crafting.  Be sure to share you artwork at H2H for everyone to enjoy!


“Little Dreamer” Unicorn Card

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I really haven’t taken much time to create with the Little Dreamer paper collection yet.  So when the granddaughter of a friend of mine had a unicorn themed birthday, I had to pull out those cute little unicorns to make her card.  I think it was the perfect choice!

I chose to use a trifold shutter design for this card so that it stands up by itself with interesting folds.  I used several of the pattern papers in the Little Dreamer collection along with the coordinating Thin Cut/Stamp set bundle.  Those little unicorns are just adorable!

Here is what the card looks like from the top, showing how the folds form two diamond shapes.

Thanks for stopping by the Crafty Sisters Creations blog today!  If you need any of the supplies I used to create this card, please shop HERE!  If you would like directions for making this card, just let me know!  It’s easy!   Laurie


Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary!!

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My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary this week!  How quickly time passes when you spend it with a really fabulous person.  I don’t have enough words to describe how awesome he is!!

 Of course, I had to make him an anniversary card so I got out the Jack paper pack and the new Jack Cardmaking Thin Cuts and Stamp set bundle.  What an awesome paper pack for all your masculine projects!  And the cute little bear will be useful for so many things–think little boy birthdays, Father’s Day, camping/outdoor layouts and so much more!

Here are a couple of pictures of Dave and me on the beach in Destin, Florida.  We flew here yesterday to visit our son, his wife and our two grandsons.  Last night they took us out for an anniversary dinner at a restaurant on the water.  PERFECT!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any of the products I used to make my card, you can find them all HERE.  I certainly appreciate your business!!   Laurie