Double Trouble #5

Here we go again causing trouble and moving Christmas to July!!!  What else would you expect from the Double Trouble Gang!

Thing 1 is making her list and checking it twice and gonna find out who’s playing along with our challenges or being nice!  Her challenge this week is to create anything Christmas and include a sentiment or journaling.

If you’ve been following me for long you know that my “thing” is fun-fold or fancy-fold cards so our TWIST this week is to submit something other than a standard A2 fold card.

Thing 3 found a great challenge for us to link up with…the team at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is also celebrating Christmas in July (we may have led them astray just a bit)

So, here’s my card…it’s called the Impossible Card, but seriously it is probably the easiest fun fold card I’ve ever done and it folds flat to mail.  Just search Pinterest and you’ll find several tutorials.

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Although I’ve seen this years Close to My Heart Christmas paper choices – trust me YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THEM, I’m choosing to use papers from last year.  I started with a Fern colored base and then added a strip of New England Ivy to which I adhered one of the zip strips.  I then added a sentiment stamped on one of the circle die cuts.  For my focus panel I layered the poinsettia paper on NEI and then layered a Cricut flower popped up over a strip of Silver glitter paper.

I sincerely hope you’ll add some Double Trouble to your life…we are seriously one of the funnest Challenge Blogs around, in my humble opinion of course!

City Sidewalks – Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for November.  If you’ve arrived here from Jen’s Messy Studio you are on the right path.

I was honored to be asked to join the Joyful Stars blog hop so hello to all my new friends visiting for the first time.  My name is Tracey Pierce and I hail from the great state of Washington.  I’ve been a Close to My Heart consultant for over 11 years.  I hope you’ll join my “royal court” of followers by clicking on the link on the right hand sidebar of my blog.

I don’t think I’ve exactly figured out my stamping style…it just depends on my mood and what I have going on at the time.  I am a strong believer in the term CASE, however my definition is Copy and Selectively Edit.  Instead of copying a project exactly, I usually change the stamp set, or papers or both.  I love to participate in different challenge blogs and am currently on the Design Team for Color My Heart Color Dare.
I decided to share one of my favorite items from the November Happy Happy Christmas campaign.  The 5X7 hinged decor frame is a discontinued item but brought back at a deeply discounted price for this month.  With the help of the City Sidewalks papers and complements I have a cute display for some winter pictures.
 

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.

Now, make sure you “hop” over to Donna’s Dat’s My Style blog, I know you’re going to love what she has for you to see.

Thanks for stopping by…hurry back soon!

Don’t Lose Your Mittens

I am having so much fun playing with the City Sidewalks paper packet.  It’s full of the traditional reds and greens of Christmas but there’s also some fun and festive blues.

This fun curtain fold card is one of the featured cards in my City Sidewalks class this month.  It’s such a pretty fold to feature our two-sided B&T papers.  The mittens are cut with our Cricut Artistry cartridge (p49).  They were cut in White Daisy and Crystal Blue and mounted with Thin 3D foam tape.

It’s a little difficult to see, but the B&T is layered on a panel of White Daisy which was embossed using the Snowflakes embossing folder.  I think it might be a little more visible in this close up.

Do you use embossing folders to add texture to your cards?  I think they are a quick easy way to add a little pizzazz to your cards.

Thanks for stopping by…you can purchase your any of the supplies I’ve used here by visiting my webpage www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.

Recording the Memories

It’s December…actually it’s December 7th and I’m not sure where this year has gone.  I always try and do a December Daily Album and I get about a week into it and life takes over.  This year, Close to My Heart is giving me a little incentive to continue the venture.  Their #ctmhcountdown on Instagram gives me a chance to get a daily prompt AND the opportunity to WIN!

Can you figure out what the daily prompts were from looking at my pictures?

I’m super excited that I’ve made it this far (and yes today’s post has been made) and hope to continue the journey.  Christmas is no longer my favorite time of the year so I’m trying my hardest to make the best of things this year…maybe it’s just the push I need.

Merry Christmas,

Tracey

All That Glitters – AHSC 129

Since I missed my regular bi-weekly posting last week on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge – I decided I’d play along this Monday.  Who wouldn’t want to play with this sketch?  I see it being added to my list of favorite sketches!


I was working on cards for next month’s $5 card class so the November Stamp of the Month was on the top of my stamp pile (yes, there is quite a pile of stamps on my desk to be put away – I’m ashamed!)

It’s funny how this card came together for me.  The “Cheers” sentiment made me think of a toast and what better thing to toast than some champagne and the Artistry Cricut cartridge has some awesome champagne flutes and matching bubbly!  I cut the glasses on window acetate (use maximum pressure and multi cut setting) and then I layered on a piece of the new White Glitter paper.  I then started layering the base of the card – knowing that I wanted to keep it formal with black I cut the strips from the Basics Fundamentals Collection and used the glossy side which I layered on white, it still felt like it needed BLING and all that glitters does not have to be gold – TEAL Glitter paper paired perfectly with the black for a party atmosphere!  I also discovered that it matched the Peacock Fundamental Stickers which I used as my accents.

   

What has this sketch inspired you to make?  Won’t you share with us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge?  Make sure you take time to see what the other Design Team Members have designed for this week too, by visiting on Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers to a fun filled holiday season!