Sunday, October 29, 2023

Easy Christmas Cards 4 Different Looks-One Embossing Folder& Stencils

took the Close To My Heart Christmas Floral folder and stencils and made 4 different cards. The embossing folder makes it so easy to create a lovely card in itself. The stencils take the embossed card to a higher level. The best part is the coloring is so easy to do with ink pads and blending brushes. The 1st card uses the Atlantic Hear Sketch Challenge 548 and Color My Heart Color Dare 571 to make a B & W and Candy Apple red card. I just went on from there to show how versatile you can be with a folder and coordinating stencils. Colors Used-Scarlet, Candy Apple, Pine, Jade

Here are the four cards I created:

The other cards I made using the folder and stencils:

Color Dare Challenge 571

Sunday, October 22, 2023

An Easy Card to Make That Works for Many Occasions

 The card I'm making today is a combination of two challenges, Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 547 and Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 570. For the many vertical strips I used Shimmer Trim in 4 colors. I used Close To My Heart's Journey, Mink, Glacier, and Ballerina for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 570. I colored White Shimmer Trim from my stash with a sponge daubers and ink pads according to the challenge. The outer edge of the card is a piece of Majestic Holographic 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The black background for the stripes is 5 1/4 x 4". The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the All The Best Wishes stamp and thin cut set and I placed it on a piece of white glitter cardstock from our Specialty Papers. The sequins were from my stash.

Here are the Challenges:

Here is my interpretation using both challenges: 

Here is the stamp set & thin cuts used for this card:

All The Best Wishes Stamp & Thin Cut Set

Here is My How-to video:


  1. Majestic Holographic Paper
  2. All Specialty Papers
  3. All The Best Wishes
  4. Journey Ink Pad
  5. Journey Re-inker
  6. Ballerina
  7. Ballerina Re-inker
  8. Mink
  9. Mink Re-inker 
  10. Glacier
  11. Glacier Re-inker
  12. Sponge Daubers
  13. Value Pack Cards & Envelopes
  14. Non-stick Micro-tip scissors
  15. Die-cutting and Embossing Machine
  16. T-Square Ruler
  17. All Cardstock

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Get Ready for Christmas-Make Your Cards Now!

 This card was made using the Close To My Heart Home for Christmas papers. The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 546 made this card so easy to create. Four strips of various widths less than 1" were cut and dove tailed. The strips are overlapping. The white background was cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and the Candy Apple background under the base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. A discontinued thin cut Merry Christmas is inside. 

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Boo To You-A Halloween Card

 I wanted to use the color challenge from Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge again, just cause I love it!

So here is the CDC 569 color combo:

The colors I used were from the Distress Oxides, Candy Apple, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade.

The stamp set is from my stash. I have no idea how old it is but it is pretty old!!!

It is called Captured Moments. 

Here is the card: 

The bottom of the card looks weird but it is the Black Shimmer Brush. 

Emerald Winner 

Here is my Video:

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

A Challenge Card for the Fall-CTMH Cosette Stamps & Thin Cuts with Autumn Colors

 This is a combination of 2 challenges. The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 545 and the Color My Heart Color Challenge 569. I used the Cosette Card Stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts. I stamped with Intense Black Ink so I could color the die cuts with my Tri Blend alcohol markers.

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 545

My Interpretation of the challenges:

Adjustments made to the card:

I decided I liked it better without the leaves and a little added gold thread.

Sapphire Winner

My How-To Video:


  1. Cosette Card Stamp and Thin Cut set
  2. CTMH Cardstock
  3. Value Pack Cards & Envelopes
  4. Intense Black Ink Pad
  5. Tri Blend Markers
  6. Adhesives

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

An Autumn Card From the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 544

 Using the AHSC 544 sketch I decided to make an autumn card for a birthday in October. I made it with a rustic touch.

Here is the sketch:

Here is My Card:

Here is the How to Video:

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