A True Classic

I’m a little late to the car show, but I noticed that this stamp set is still available in a limited quantity and it makes a fabulous masculine card.

Don’t adjust your computer this card is done in all tones of gray. I used the mix-in paper packet from the fall (it’s also still available and such great colors). I stamped the ink blot stamp set in Pewter second generation and then stamped the truck in Charcoal over the top.

If you struggle with masculine cards, I’d suggest working with a monochromatic color scheme and avoid the floral B&T!!

Thanks for stopping by won’t you take a minute to leave me your favorite masculine color combo in the comment section.

Double Trouble #41

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is!

Our challenge for the next two weeks (10/21-11/3) is a Halloween Color Challenge with the fun twist of adding something that flies, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Crafting Happiness . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog,

My card features a little old and a little new. I used the Seasonal Mix Ins selecting Julep (Green), Purple & Orange from Trouble Makers Rainbow of Bats. I decided that a bat would represent my flying object, but then I took it a step farther and my wiper card makes the sentiment “fly” as well.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

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.

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
A1229 There Are No Words

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.