Cute Factors into the Coop

I was recently asked how I decided to pick the stamp sets for my Featured in the Coop series.  The real answer is it has to be a stamp set that I LOVE and am willing to create with regularly and that I think has potential for being overlooked in the Holiday Expressions.  Of course the cuteness of Hedge Hugs factored into my decision making this month.  Seriously – how can you resist?

This card doesn’t feature a sentiment, just this cute little guy beckoning you to open the Gate Fold Card.  I used two of my favorite papers from the Grateful Heart paper packet.  The scalloped circle is only attached on one side of the panel and the pomegranate burlap ribbon holds the entire card closed.  I colored his little body with markers, but I’ve learned a fun technique that I’m going to share next week.

Don’t forget when you purchase the Hedge Hugs stamp set from me I will include a kit to make two cards featuring this little guy.

If you’d like to suggest a stamp set for “Featured in the Coop” leave it in the comment section here and I’ll see what I can arrange.

Coffee with a Friend

Want to invite a friend to coffee or just send them a note to say hello?

This fun-shaped coffee cup card cut on the Cricut with the Artiste cartridge will bring a smile to all coffee lover faces.

A Sapphire base with a band made from the Grateful Heart B&T Papers will deliver a cheery fall feel to a mailbox near you!

im linking up to the Three Anigos Fun Fold Cards Challenge…today’s the last day, but it’s early so come play along!

 

 

 

September SOTM meets Color Dare #311

It’s Color Dare Friday and here’s the 3-1-1 actually it’s challenge #311, but I’m feeling a tad giddy after struggling with these colors to get a card that I’m really in love with.

If you’d like to create with us this week, reach for all things Saffron, Peacock & Ballerina with an option of adding Gold.

If you haven’t added the September Stamp of the Month to your order yet this month, don’t wait a minute longer – if this is the only stamp set you buy this fall you will still be set to create all the way up to Christmas!

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Now it’s your turn to create…all the information on how to join is located on The Color My Heart Color Dare Blog Post that you’ll find here.   When you visit the home page, make sure you are leaving comments for each of the Design Team members – we work hard each week to bring you lots of different inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some More Inspiration

I hope by now you’ve managed to ink up the Boutique Card Making Stamp set and put your card kits together.  As I promised I’d post inspiration using this stamp set throughout the month of September.

I still had the Boutique paper packet sitting on my desk and there is just something about these papers that I really love.  I chose to use one of my favorite patterns from Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 and instead of stamping my sentiment on the white panel I stamped in on a Ballerina Thin Cut Heart.  I layered that heart on top of some silver embellishing thread for a little interest.

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Remember when you add the Boutique Card Making Stamp Set to your order during September you’ll receive an exclusive kit to make 2 featured cards.  If you have questions or need help placing your order.  Leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to reach out to you.

 

Sending Love

Lately I’ve been exposed to things that really resonate with how I’m feeling about life.  I think the world needs to slow down just a bit and people need to take time to let others know you care.

I have a friend that was needing a little extra love and I wanted her to know that I cared.  I think a card is like a paper hug.  Is there someone that you could send some love to?

Be the Mr. Rogers of your neighborhood.  I challenge you to drop a card in the mail – it’s the best 50 cents you’ll spend all day.  It will make you feel better and the person receiving it will too!

 

A Little More Inspiration

I love the happy inspirational quotes on the Boutique Card Making stamp set…I think that’s what made me select it for September’s Featured in the Coop Debut.

The card I made for you today was inspired by a card in the new Love of Color.  You just choose a main color and when you turn to that page you are able to select a three, four or five color recipe AND it tells you which pattern was used to create the project shown.  Can’t beat that for simplicity.

Don’t forget when you add the Boutique Card Making stamp set to your order during the month of September you will receive an exclusive kit with instructions to make two cards.  If you have questions or would like to place an order please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Twisted Tic Tac Toe – Color Dare #309

Happy Friday!  Welcome to Challenge #309 of the Color My Heart Color Dare.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Close to My Heart retired 11 colors at the end of August – fortunately we also gained 11 new colors, but this week the Color Dare Design Team is featuring our retired colors in a Twisted Tic Tac Toe.  You can choose any three colors or more from our board – they do not have to line up.

I had some fun with this challenge.  I knew I wasn’t going to be able to pick just three – although I did try with very little success.

I chose to use the So Many Smiles stamp set (also retired) because of the multiple layers that make up each flower.  I knew I’d be able to add additional colors with ease.  The colors I used are:  Nutmeg, Tangerine, Juniper, Blossom, Pacifica, Poppy, Sorbet & Cranberry.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each Color Dare is open for two full weeks so there is really no excuse not to play along.

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

What color are you most sad to see retire?