Wild About You!

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know that I love cards with a  wow factor – a fun fold, something that really makes your recipient know that they are special to you.

A few days ago I saw a video on the Jennifer McGuire Ink blog touting Off-The-Edge Die Cut Cards and I knew immediately I had to give it a try.  I’ve seen this technique before, but always struggled until I watched the video (several times) and even slowed it down step-by-step while I made this card.  Turns out it’s much easier than I thought it was going to be and I’ll be making this style of card again.

Do you have your Punny Pals stamp set yet?  It has definitely earned a front row on my desk – I’ve used it for so many cards and the fact that it benefits Operation Smile makes it that much sweeter.

Thank you so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll take a minute and leave me a little love!  I’m wild about your comments.

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Monochromatic Valentines

Each of these valentines feature papers from the Adventure Fundamentals paper packets and matching cardstock.  Although I LOVE our seasonal paper packets I also love creating with each of the palettes available in the fundamental paper line.

Each paper packet has matching ribbon and complements so creating is limited only by your creativity.

 

This little piggy from the Punny Pals stamp set is delivering HOGS & Kisses with a Blossom color palette.  I used the large stripe paired with the small hearts for a spunky balance.  The little piggy was outlined with my black fine tip marker and the sentiment was highlighted with pink.

 

 

Next up is a cute dancing giraffe with Emerald Hearts.  I started by embossing the cardstock and then lightly sanding to show the white core of our cardstock.  I then layered on the Emerald Hearts B&T, wrapped my ribbon around and popped up the giraffe panel.  I accessorized my giraffe with a sparkly red glitter heart that I cut on the Cricut.

 

 

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Last, but certainly not least is my favorite color palette Raspberry!  Would you ever guess that this valentine was made with a Thank You stamp set?  That’s right the Happy Heart stamp set features two thank you sentiments and this great You Make My Heart Happy sentiment along with two scribble hearts.  I accessorized the card with our white & gold ribbon and a single clear sparkle on the heart.

 

I hope you’ll give our Fundamental paper line a try – they coordinate nicely for monochromatic cards, but I’ll be back later this week showing how the papers work nicely together, too!

If you could take a minute and let me know which Valentine is your favorite I’d appreciate the comment.  I read them all and enjoy your thoughts.

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Pizza My Heart

Today I decided to enter another card into the Three Amigos Blog Hop Nom, Nom Challenge.  My friend Susan posted the cutest pizza card using the We Belong Together Stamp Set (click here to see her card) I decided to give it a twist of my own.

Isn’t that little pizza guy just the cutest.  Although I’ve used this set for a Valentine it could really be used for any relationship reason.  I think my nieces and nephews would love this card just because it would arrive in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by today and take a minute to hop over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop and see the fun food challenge entries.

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S’More Challenges

Welcome back…today I’m bringing you a card that will work for three, yes three challenges!!!

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I have been working on Valentines for the past couple of days and knew that I wanted to incorporate the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #278 Kraft, Bashful & Gold.   After looking at a couple of Sketch Challenges I dropped by the Heart To Heart blog when I found the Make It From Your Heart Challenge so I reached for Volume 4 and took off to making my card.

After seeing an adorable card by my friend and fellow consultant Susan on Instagram I learned that the  Three Amigo’s Blog Hop  is hosting a Nom, Nom Challenge – S’mores rate really high on my nom nom list!

So there you have it…three challenges in one card.  I hope you’ll take a minute and stop by each of the challenges (and maybe even enter).  Make sure you leave the DT members a comment because there are lots of work that goes into making these challenge happen.

I appreciate you stopping by…let me know if you are a traditional red/pink Valentine maker or if you stray towards anything sparkly by leaving me a comment.

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Color Club Exclusive – February

This month the warm gray of Pewter is featured in the exclusive Color Club card.  Accented with a Bashful splatter from the Splash of Color Stamp Set and a paper bow from the Thin Cuts Ribbon Border this card can celebrate a job well done.

Do you have a favorite yet from the new Basics Color Palette?

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment and if you’d like to learn more about the Color Club or any of my other fun activities drop me a message over on my Facebook page.  You can find the link under the Social Media apps.

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February Specials

It’s February – the month of love and you will LOVE the February Close to My Heart specials.

  1. Sunny Thoughts
  2. Pretty In Pink
  3. Designer Travel

Sunny Thoughts:  February’s Stamp of the Month is an exclusive D sized stamp set featuring 13 images.  You can pick up this stamp set at full price or at a discounted rate with a qualifying purchase.

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Pretty In Pink:  You will be thinking pink all month long with the Pretty in Pink special! During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!  I’d love to have you be a part of my team.

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Designer Travel:  I am so excited about the new organizational line Designer Travel.  Last month when I attended my weekend retreat I saw this organizational system in person and I was in awe.  What seemed like a black hole of storage actually was organized.  I have a few favorite pieces and what’s even better as a Hostess you can earn this bundle for 50% off.  Let’s set a date and have a party.

Wishing you lots of love,

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