Won’t you come get in some trouble with us at Double Trouble. This week Trouble Maker is challenging us to make a Christmas in July (yep, flip that calendar people it’s July 1st already!) with a square design. And who better to make an appearance at Christmas than Santa on vacation at the North Shore. Double Dare is asking us to link up to Retro Rubber Challenge #114.
I knew exactly which stamp sets I was going to use as soon as we decided on our challenge. There’s a little old (the beach chair and santa hat) mixed with a little new (the palm tree, sand, shells & sentiment). My paper is some that I had left from last Christmas – I knew I wanted to mix in that strip of “tropical” colors.
My card is square 4.5 X 4.5 – I cut the front cover a little short so the B&T would show.
I thought it was so clever that Santa left his hat while running off to catch a wave. After all the hard work he does, I’m sure Santa deserves an extended vacation in the sun!
Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this fun challenge, then run over to the Double Trouble Challenge and get the rules and play along.
It’s time for some more trouble…Double Trouble that is! This week the team at Double Trouble is pairing up with Heart to Heart to bring you lots of Irish fun as we get ready for St. Patrick’s Day! Won’t you come check out our challenge by clicking here!
Now for what you’ve been waiting for…
It seems as though I’ve caught the bottom half of a leprechaun on my fun St. Patrick’s themed card. I’ve been wanting to use this cute elf image from the retired Season of Joy CTMH Cricut Cartridge and I thought it would work perfectly for this card. I cut the image from several shades of green cardstock and gold foil and added gold sparkles to the toes of his boots.
I hope you’ll come join the fun at Double Trouble – it’s the most trouble you can get into without going to jail!
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body.
Welcome to Color My Heart Color Dare #319 where you get to choose your blue. Will your card be one color like mine or a mix of different blues?
I chose to play with the new Close to My Heart color Carolina. It’s a beautiful blue perfect for baby boy cards, birthday cards and just about any other card you might want to make.
My card is a small 4.5 X 4.5 square. I embossed the Carolina panel with the star confetti to tie it into the sentiment. I added a few bitty sparkles for a little sparkle, but keeping things very simple.
Now it’s your turn to come and play…the full list of rules is located at the top of the Color My Heart Color Dare page and while you are there take a look at the other design team members cards. We all work very hard to bring you inspiration each week.
Did you pick up the Share A Smile Card Kit? I loved the Punny Pals stamp set when it was released, but adding Thin Cuts took my love over the top.
I’m trying to share some new techniques in my Just the Basics card class and this background was a fun one. I inked an acrylic block directly with my Glacier Ink pad and then spritzed it with water from my Spray Pen and applied it directly to my square of paper. The fun thing about this technique is you won’t get the same results twice. I then stamped my sentiment in Memento Black Ink and popped up the owl which I water-colored.
This is such an easy technique and you can also use multiple colors on your block just make sure to use your lightest color first. You can also use your die-based markers for an additional look.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try.
This month’s stamp of the month seems to touch my heart with memories of my grandparents feeding the quail on their small farm in Eastern Washington. It also reminds me of their togetherness – they were married for 65 years.
I was inspired by the card in the Annual Expressions and decided to give welding images a bit of a spin with my new Cricut Explore Air.
The Hello Lovely papers paired with Desert Sand, Fern and Sea Glass for an elegant look. The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and then embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I used a sentiment from the Cricut Flower Market collection to recognize an upcoming anniversary.
Don’t forget that the stamp of the month Flock Together is only available through the end of April so get your’s before they are gone.
Good Morning! Who’s ready for some daffodils? Well you can find them on Key 44 of the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge from Close to My Heart.
I love the fun cuts that can be layered on the Flower Market cartridge and all of the cuts on this card come from one key – #44. I thought the bright cheery colors of the Adventure paper paired with the woodgrain from the Rustic Home Fundamentals would deliver a smile to the recipient.
You can see more from this key on this video from Close to My Hearts Corporate You Tube channel.
Thanks for stopping by…let me know what your favorite key from the Flower Market Cartridge is by leaving me a comment.
Welcome to January’s Joyful Stars blog hop. If you’ve arrived here from Nickie’s blog you are on the right path. If you started here, that’s fine too – we’re a circular hop so if you follow the links at the end of each post you’ll end up right back where you started.
I am in love, love, love with the new Sugar Rush paper packet. It has the perfect blends of brights and pastels.
I also love finding a card for inspiration and then giving it some twists and turns and making it my own. This card was inspired by one from consultant Karen Pedersen (you can see her card here). The January stamp of the month, Adore You, has the perfect blend of hearts, flowers and the absolute best choices of sentiments all for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase.
If you’d like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart items I’ve featured I’d be happy to help (you can click here to go to my business page) or you can contact your own Close to My Heart Consultant.
I’d love it if you’d take a minute to leave me a comment and then hop on over to Michelle’s blog where I’m sure you’ll find delightful artwork.
I remember rows of Mason Jars in my grandma’s pantry when I was a child…now they are probably used more for decoration than for preserving fruit. I was excited to find a “jar” as one of the containers on our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.
This fun little 4.5 X 4.5 card is made with Kraft Cardstock and the band is from the City Sidewalks paper packet. The White panel has been embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing folder. All the elements from the jar were cut from the Cricut Flower Market Collection. I love the two toned holly leaves. I’ve used them on a couple of cards – you’ll see another one soon!
Thank you for stopping by…you can always find all the supplies that I used to make my card by visiting my webpage at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com. So that you don’t miss any of my other upcoming City Sidewalks artwork make sure you click on the follow me button on the sidebar of my blog.