Tea for Heart to Heart

This week the theme at the Heart to Heart Challenge blog is Tea Time.  Although the March Close to My Heart Stamp of the month was a fun tea-cup themed stamp set, I decided I wanted to do something a little different.

I grabbed some left over papers from my Sugar Rush paper packet layered them up and stamped one of the sentiments from the SOTM in the bottom corner.  I then cut the cute tea pot and overlay from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge.  You can’t see real well in my photo, but I used the clear shimmer brush on the tea pot and added a clear sparkle gem to the lid.  So easy and fun!

There was a bit of a question if I would get home in time to get my card and post done, but when this girl is on a mission she usually accomplishes it.  I had fun playing along with each of the weekly challenges at Heart 2 Heart this month.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts.

I challenge you to stop by one of the many challenge blogs (preferably the Color Dare since I’m a Design Team member) and get some inspiration.

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Friends with Heart 2 Heart

This week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is to use background (random) stamping.  I’m a huge fan of random stamping so I couldn’t resist linking up a project again this week.

I have a friend that is crazy about lady bugs and I’ve been wanting a reason to play with the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set so I could use the little lady bug.  I started by random stamping a 6X6 piece of white daisy card with the lady bug and dashed line.  I knew I wanted to use the Friends Banner from Flower market so I started looking for a card sketch that fit my needs.


 

This is just a small 4.75 X 3 inch card, but I had lots of fun putting it together.  I finished my card with a white dot added to the center of the flower on the banner and a piece of white twine which I tied around the top of the card.  When you’re stuck for an idea take a look at a challenge blog and see where it takes you.

Flower Market Key 44

Good Morning!  Who’s ready for some daffodils?  Well you can find them on Key 44 of the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge from Close to My Heart.

I love the fun cuts that can be layered on the Flower Market cartridge and all of the cuts on this card come from one key – #44. I thought the bright cheery colors of the Adventure paper paired with the woodgrain from the Rustic Home Fundamentals would deliver a smile to the recipient.

You can see more from this key on this video from Close to My Hearts Corporate You Tube channel.

Thanks for stopping by…let me know what your favorite key from the Flower Market Cartridge is by leaving me a comment.

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Daisy Thanks

Tis the season for needing to send thank you cards and this fun card has absolutely no stamping!  I found this card from a sister consultant and knew I had to CaSE it (Copy and Selectively Edit).  Kandi’s card was made with the adorable Whimsy Fundamentals and she was sweet enough to share the demensions – I hope you’ll go check it out and leave her some love.

I switched my papers to the striking black and white of the Uptown Fundamentals collection and added Pomegranate and Seaglass accents.  The Daisy is from the Cricut Flower Market collection.  I have a special fondness for daisies and even used with with chocolate colored centers in my wedding.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Acorns – Color Dare #220

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Pomegranate, Saffron, Poppy, New England Ivy and Colonial White.

I had so much fun with these colors.  I combined papers from the Swan Lake paper packet including one of the PML cards and Enchantment Fundamentals for a layered look.  I also decided to add a couple of acorns cut in Poppy & Saffron from the Cricut Flower Market.  The sentiment is my favorite new mini-stamp Happy Thanksgiving which I stamped in Saffron.

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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 until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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

Leave me a comment and let me know if you send Thanksgiving cards and why.  Thanks for stopping by!

Warmest Wishes – Color Dare #219

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Black, Cranberry, Lagoon, Peacock, Willow and White Daisy

Although I wasn’t a big fan of the City Sidewalks papers when I first saw them in the catalog after flipping them around I’m finding they have beautiful patterns and work quite nicely.

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I combined two stamp sets for this card…Wreath and Season of Magic along with a poinsettia that I cut using the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

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 until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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

 

 

A Jar of Cheer

I remember rows of  Mason Jars in my grandma’s pantry when I was a child…now they are probably used more for decoration than for preserving fruit.  I was excited to find a “jar” as one of the containers on our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

This fun little 4.5 X 4.5 card is made with Kraft Cardstock and the band is from the City Sidewalks paper packet.  The White panel has been embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing folder.  All the elements from the jar were cut from the Cricut Flower Market Collection.  I love the two toned holly leaves.  I’ve used them on a couple of cards – you’ll see another one soon!

Thank you for stopping by…you can always find all the supplies that I used to make my card by visiting my webpage at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.  So that you don’t miss any of my other upcoming City Sidewalks artwork make sure you click on the follow me button on the sidebar of my blog.

With Love

It seems like FOREVER since I’ve been in the Craft Coop.  A busy week at work (3 PT days) and a long weekend at our cabin meant NO crafty time, but I’m back with a vengeance today.

I decided to stop by and visit an old friend, the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I can always count on Michelle for a good sketch.  Then I decided to stop byBetween the Folds and Just Us Girls where I found a little color inspiration.

                                 

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My card combines papers from both Rustic Home Fundamentals and Swan Lake for a bit of glitz I added a couple of strips of Sea Glass Glitter Paper.  The banner and flowers were cut from the Flower Market cartridge.  I love how you can layer all the blossoms for different looks – I used four colors; fern, saffron, goldrush and poppy.

One card…three challenges, not bad!  Thanks for stopping by…make sure you visit the different challenge blogs and also take a minute to participate in the Color My Heart Color Dare where it’s all about PINK this week.

 

 

 

 

PINK! – Color Dare #215

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Cotton Candy, Pixie and White Daisy.

Pink is definitely my color!  I had thought about going with a floral theme so I started by pulling out the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

I ended up with an elephant!  The polka-dot patterned paper is from the new Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, I layered it with Pixie cardstock and a white daisy panel which I stamped with a B&T stamp from the Flower Market coordinating stamp set.  I then layered my little elephant cut from Pixie and Cotton Candy papers.  The entire panel is then popped up with some 3D foam tape.  I finished off the card with some bakers twine from the new Adventure pallete.  Since we all know I’m a bit bow challenged I just tied it in a knot and split the ends.

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 until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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

Leave me a message telling me what your favorite image from the Flower Market cartridge is.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

 

With Love

We have a wedding to go to next weekend and the invitations featured a beautiful wreath so I thought I’d recreate one on my card for the happy couple.

I started with a pile of branches and leaves that I cut from the Flower Market cartridge.


Have you added this cartridge to your Cricut Cartridge Collection?  I love all the 3D items that you can make…I’m particularly fond of the bicycle and the wagon 🙂

Alas, things were not going together quite as I had pictured so I grabbed a recent purchase and stamped the wreath base on a colonial white circle…I then started layering and it felt like things were coming together a bit better.

This was the look I wanted.  One of my sister consultants had shared a recent wreath card she’d made using the Rustic Fundamentals which seemed like a good choice so out they came with a little Seaglass glitter paper.  my card is done days before the event…I’m impressed with myself, LOL!

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I hope you’ll take a minute to tell me what you think of my card.