Happy Friday! It’s everyone’s favorite week at the Color My Heart Color Dare! What colors will you create with from the Color Dare Tic Tac Toe Board?
We are having a little competition amongst the Design Team to recruit players. Please mention me if you decide to come play!!!
I chose the middle horizontal line for a Baby Girl Birthday card in Ballerina, White Daisy & Charcoal. I used this sweet card from Becca Whitham. The Sweet Baby Stamp Set and Dies are retired, but still available in the Going Soon! section on my website, it’s listed as limited quantities so if you want it click here and get it before it’s gone!
I picked the Polka Dot paper from the Seasonal Mix-ins Paper Packet as the base of my card – like Becca I then die cut my wonky piece from a My Favorite Things Blueprint and ran the Ballerina Piece with my Alphabet Embossing Folder (you’ll also find it in the Going Soon section) All of my stamping (other than the striped balloon) was done in Charcoal Ink. I really like using a dark gray instead of black with the softer color of Ballerina. I couldn’t resist coloring in the cheek and toe nails with my Sugarplum Shimmer Pen.
Now it’s your turn to create something using the Tic Tac Toe Board…you can find all the guidelines for joining on our home page and there you’ll find the other projects from our talented Design Team. As a reminder if you use three or more colors you can link up at the Double Trouble Challenge and if using a Critter (of any kind) you can also link up at the Brown Sugar Challenge.
Well, Trouble Maker and Double Dare are in the DOG HOUSE…they FORGOT my BIRTHDAY! I told them it was really ok, that I celebrate for the ENTIRE MONTH and that they could make it up to me with all things that GLITTER!!!
They are trying to make it up to me with a BIRTHDAY PROJECT CHALLENGE! For an additional entry into our random draw, Double Dare suggests you link up to Pause Dream & Enjoy. The optional twist is to add GLITTER all forms to your project.
The Documented paper packet was my favorite from the Seasonal Expressions. I chose to use my favorite papers for my birthday card and included LOTS of glittery accents, Bashful Glitter Paper, Gold Glitter Gems, Bitty Sparkles, Eggplant ribbon with a Gold Stitching and although you can’t see it well in the picture I also used my Gold Shimmer Brush on the vellum leaves under the banner. That might be sparkly enough!!!
So what’s your birthday project going to look like…I hope it will include some glitter. Make sure you come along to play with Double Trouble and let us know when your birthday is.
It’s my first TBT in August -and my birthday month, along with 5 other people in my family. When I turned the page in my birthday book I nearly gasped, but I reached into my stash of papers and sat down with this paper and my MIFYH Vol 4.
Although most of these cards are just a simple one layer card – I did use a piece of vellum to cover all except an oval space declaring “It’s Your Day”. I thought this was a fun technique to draw your attention to this section of the busy b&t paper.
I considered this stash busted – although I probably could have squeezed another couple of cards out of it, but I just wanted it gone.
It’s Thursday time for another throwback and I don’t even know how long ago this paper pack has been in my stash, but I will tell you – it must have been a favorite because it was barely used.
I paired the Jubilee paper with a large flower from the Girls Rock stamp set (also retired) for a fun birthday card. I thought the Blue Burlap ribbon would be a fun accent to this very country themed card.
I wasn’t able to completely bust this stash of paper, but it’s fresh in my memory and will probably get used for some scrapbook pages soon!
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we are featuring the colors: Poppy, Lemon & Willow
Today my card features one of my favorite B&T papers from the Central Park collection. The Willow paper just reminds me of a yard full of grass…it’s funny the feelings a paper can conjure up don’t you think!
There are two things about this card that I really thought I needed to share:
- Although I started with a pattern from MIFYH (Make It From Your Heart) Vol 4, I’ve only used it as a starting point. My sentiment square size was changed to fit my sentiment and I added a piece of Zip Strip across the bottom and then a circle with a second sentiment. The Make It From Your Heart patterns can be used again and again either just as they are or as a jumping off point for your own creation. People tell me time and time again that I can whip up a card in no time at all, by using these How To Books I put my card making into high gear.
- Let me call attention to that sentiment square again. The Quotable Words (D1786) stamp set is sold as a scrapbook stamp set and sometimes I think card makers see “scrapbook” and turn their nose up – card makers are an elite group after-all 😉 Unfortunately I think you miss out a bit that way…a stamp is a stamp is a stamp! It is in YOUR power to use them in any old way you want – don’t let a company paint you into a corner just because it says “scrapbook” or is in the scrapbook section of a catalog.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.
While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!
Well, here we are half way through our Double Trouble Challenge #4. You can find all the details for this challenge here.
Since we are linked up with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge which is a weekly challenge I am choosing to share my second weeks card now.
Isn’t this a great sketch? I grabbed papers from the Fresh Air packet and inked up a pair of Cowboy Boots for a masculine birthday card. I always thought there were more girls in our family, but lately there has been a run on “boy” cards.
I hope you’ll take some time to play along with both the Double Trouble Challenge #4 and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I appreciate you stopping by. Take a minute and let me know what you think about our new challenge.
Do you ever wonder what to do with this sheet of paper that comes in your Close to My Heart Paper Packets?
This sheet from the Central Park paper packet is full of bright colors perfect for the popular pocket scrapbooking, but shouldn’t be overlooked for a card.
I added a zip-strip and cut a scallop from the Central Park paper packet along with a little arrow from the July Stamp of the Month that I stamped in Willow. I dug through my stamps until I could find a Happy Birthday sentiment that would fit. I added some sequins and then bitty sparkles to bling it up just a bit. I’ll be delivering some sunshine to a mailbox with this card for sure!