There is just one more week for you to purchase items from the Seasonal Expressions 2. This catalog was packed full of fun items including the One Year Older Stamp Set.

One Year Older

This stamp set coordinates with the Thin Cuts – Shaker Window & Confetti and was how I used it for my first card – a birthday card for a special friend turning 74!

Since the stamp set was on my desk I decided to use it to put together a few additional cards for my upcoming Card Palooza.

All the cards were made with the retired I Heart Us paper packet yet they all seem so different. Each of the cards features the color Lagoon, but combined with other colors it can go from masculine to feminine or even a neutral.

I challenge you to look at the SE2 one more time and make sure that you haven’t missed something that you really need to have. Thanks for stopping by.

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Cats & Bats Oh My!

I want you to follow this link to the clearance section of my shopping site https://papercraftingprincess.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=159 and then come back and look at this post!

Did you find the Halloween Clearance? Can you believe paper packets for just $5?

I love the Cats & Bats paper…I still had some in my stash so I got it out along with the matching stamps & thin cuts (I told one of my friends that it’s a good thing I hold onto everything!) to make this card. I like how the sentiment is stamped right on the B&T paper and doesn’t go in the typical direction. I just think it adds a little fun!!! Sparkly stuff is so hard to photograph, but if you zoom in that little strip of black is Shimmer Trim – because well Halloween needs a little sparkle!

Now, if you haven’t stopped over at the Clearance Section – you better head there now!

Charming Borders

Today I’m sharing some bright sunny cards using the Charming Borders stamp set.

Borders don’t just have to be borders…as you can see on my cards I’ve stamped the border stamp all over to get a custom B&T paper.

Have you added the Charming Borders to your shopping cart? What do you plan on using them for?

There Are No Words

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made with the There Are No Words Stamp set. This “A” sized stamp set is retiring at the end of August and it’s kind of tucked in the back of the Seasonal Expression and easily missed.

There Are No Words
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I loved the simplicity of this set and well, to put it bluntly, sympathy cards are my least favorite to make.

If you haven’t updated your sympathy stamps in a while – I hope you’ll consider adding these to your shopping cart before they retire.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wild & Punny

What do you do when the Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 is getting ready to retire. You make sure that everyone has checked, double checked and triple checked the list to get their favorite items and then you start creating with your favorite items.

One of my favorite stamp sets was Wild & Punny. This sassy stamp set was full of cute animals, wild puns & also had thin cuts to match.

I picked five of my favorite patterns from Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 and decided to feature some retiring papers and one of each of the animals.

I really had fun making this set of cards and although I will miss the papers & Colors these stamps are so versatile you’re sure to see them around for a long time.

Do you have a favorite? I’m a little partial to the flamingo & the cow. If you haven’t purchased this set yet you can click here to be directed to my webpage and get it added to your shopping cart.

Happy Birthday Handsome – Color Dare #314

Happy Friday! It’s time for a new Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  This week we are creating with the Colors: Clover, Lagoon & Nectarine and Kraft is optional.

I just finished a custom order for assorted birthday cards and this was one of the cards I came up with, most of the cards were for women, but my customer wanted a few masculine cards too!

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The retired Jack Stamp Set is still available on the clearance section of my website here.  The stamp set WITH matching die cuts is only $9.50 is a steal of a deal!  The panel behind “Jack” is embossed with the plaid embossing folder.  This was my customer’s FAVORITE card!

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So now it’s YOUR turn to play along…you’ll find all the details on how to enter on the sidebar of our homepage, you’ll also find inspiration in artwork provided by other members of the design team.  Make sure you visit their sites so you can show them a little love.

I always appreciate that you stop by and read the comments that you leave.  Tell me what your favorite masculine card includes.

 

It’s Your Day Baby – Color Dare #312

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!!!

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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.