I have been dying to break out the CTMH June Stamp of the Month "Ice Cream Dream". I just couldn't wait any longer, so I decided to use it on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.
I also used one of the stamp sets from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection and the Seaside Paper Pack. I added sequins and twine to finish it off.
The Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this week's Challenge:
I love the new Sketch every week on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog. It really motivates me to work on making cards! This week I used Close to My Heart "Blossom" Paper and C1612 "Shower Flowers" Stamp Set.
Mum's the word at Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week. With Mother's Day coming up we are all thinking of making special Mother's Day Cards and Gifts. For my card I used several Close to My Heart Stamp sets that have been around for a while. Here's the list:
S1212 - Year Round Cheer
D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
D1559 - Geometric Backgrounds
C1503 - The Best Things
B1420 - Hello Tweety
Welcome to the Three Amigos May 2015Close to My HeartMini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd day of each month we will feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. This month we are featuring Stamp Set D1653 Happy Everything. When you purchase the D-size Happy Everything stamp set at full retail price (now through July 2015) CTMH will donate $3 to Operation Smile. My first card is made with the Confetti Wished Paper Pack and also includes flowers from the C1612 stamp set "Shower Flowers". These two pictures show the open card at two different angles:
This is how the card looks when folded to fit in the envelope:
The idea for my second card was borrowed from a card I saw on Facebook by Sandy Zimmer. The photo shows the front and inside of the card:
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #105 I used the new CTMH Blossom Paper and Stamp set D1646 "Finding the words". I also pulled out two old stamp sets to use for this challenge, C1442 Tailor Made and C1564 Stitch Wonder.
Heart 2 Heart Anything Goes... Close to My Heart is Selling a Special Stamp Set in May called Taste of Summer (CC1039) to go with the Taste of Summer Paper Special (CC1038). I made a Tri-fold Shutter Card using both and added some cute little Bees and Flowers cut with my new Cricut Explore.
The Atlantic Hearts Sketch #104 was easy for me because I have made this type of card before, so I already had the measurements I needed to cut my paper. I used Close to My Heart stamp set D1602 "A Budding Friendship" and stamped the card in Hollyhock and New England Ivy Ink.
I used CTMH paper Confetti Wishes for my card for the Heart2Heart Checkerboard Challenge . I raised the Happy Birthday, Party Hat and one of the Cakes" and added twine and a little bling. It was a quick and easy card!