Monday, March 30, 2020

Shimmery Thank You Cards With Case This Sketch #365

Case This Sketch #365 features an interesting card layout using 3 wonky background pieces.  I stacked up 3 different shimmery papers and cut slanted pieces on my paper cutter and then made 3 cards.  (I'm still making thank you wedding cards thus the sentiment and elegant papers).





Here are closeups:

Card #1:

Card #2:


Card #3:


Which card do you like best?

Here is the fabulous Case This Sketch #365 that inspired my card layout:


Looks like a fun sketch, doesn't it?  The challenge ends early Thursday morning if you want to play along.

I used papers from my stash:
    Recollections--Glitzy Glitter Paper Stack
    Recollections--Shimmer Silver paper
    
The navy and silver sentiment frames were cut from a folder given to me from a wedding venue.  The sentiment is a Cricut cut from the Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge.

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
      AAA Cards--Made in Minutes 
    International Art and Soul--No Focal Image
    Creative Crafters Challenge--Anything Goes
    Stamplorations--CAS cards

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Blue and Silver Thank You Card with Sketch Saturday #602

I really liked this week's Sketch Saturday #602 challenge so I made a second card with different colors.  You can see my first card here.



Products used:
     Recollections Shimmer paper
     Recollections Blue Paper
     Craft Smith Holographic Dreams paper
     Glitzy Glitter Paper Stack by DCWV
     Flourish dies are from"Fluttering Motifs" by Die'sire        
      Thank you die is from Anna Griffin

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes With Dies
    2 Sisters on the Blog--Dots and/or Stripes
    Crafty Sentiments--Anything Goes
    Die Cut Divas--Anything Goes
    Creative Knockouts--Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Elegant Thank You Card with Sketch Saturday #602

Sketch challenges are my favorite kind of card making challenge and today I'm playing along with Sketch Saturday #602.  


Here is another view so you can see how sparkly it is:


The papers are from Recollections--Mercury Glass, Shimmer Silver and Champagne, and Black.  The flourish dies are from"Fluttering Motifs" by Die'sire and the Thank you greeting is from Anna Griffin.

Here is the fabulous Sketch Saturday sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes With Dies
    2 Sisters on the Blog--Dots and/or Stripes
    Crafty Sentiments--Anything Goes
    Die Cut Divas--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Vinyl on Cards With Atlantic Hearts Sketch #361

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  This week we have a simple horizontal layout with 3 focal elements. (Of course you can rotate it if you wish).  


I've been making lots of wedding thank you cards lately and always try to add some sparkle to each card.  Opal holographic vinyl from Cricut was used in these cards.


The images are called Folk Art Lovebirds from Folk Art Festival (available in Cricut Access subscription).

Here are closeups so you can see the wonderful shine on these cards:




Close to My Heart products used:
     Sapphire CS
     Mix-in Paper (9011)
       Sapphire Ink
       Scalloped Edge Thin Cut Die

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     All Fun Challenges--Anything Goes
     Lil Patch of Crafty Friends--Anything Goes
     Die Cut Divas--Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thank You Cards with Tuesday Morning Sketch 546

I'm still happily making wedding Thank You cards and hopefully will get to write in them and send them out this week.  I made several today using Tuesday Morning Sketch #546. The greeting was cut using the Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge and Recollections Mercury Glass paper from several years ago.  Here are several variations of the sketch using different papers and embossing folders.











Which card do you like best?

Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired my card layouts:




I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Kraftin Kimmie Stamps--Clean and Simple
     Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes
     Stamplorations--CAS

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


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Sunday, March 15, 2020

More Wedding Thank Yous with Freshly Made Sketch #426

Freshly Made Sketch has another fabulous sketch that I just had to try.  As I have lots of wedding thank you cards to make I decided to play along with this sketch.  I made several cards with various papers.







Which of these cards do you like best?

Here is the wonderful Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS--Circle
     Pattie's Creations--Anything Goes
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


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Wedding Thank Yous with Mojo Monday Sketch #532

I have lots of wedding thank you cards to make and am using up lots of elegant paper from The Glitzy Glitter Stack by DCWV.  I'm also using one of my all time favorite thank you stamps from Stampendous in 1994.




Which one do you like better?

Here is the fabulous Mojo Monday sketch that inspired my card layout:




I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
          Creative Fingers Challenge blog--Anything Goes
       Aud Sentiments Challenge--Feminine and a Sentiment
       Lavinia's World Challenge--Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Foiled Music Themed Card with Stella Says Sketch #805

Every now and then I like to pull out craft supplies I haven't used in a while.  For this challenge I took out my Minc machine, Minc toner printed paper, and Blue Minc foil.


This next photo was taken from a slightly different angle so you can see how the blue foil sparkles.


Did you notice that the blue vertical stripe is the negative part of the music themed toner paper?

Other items used to make this card are Bluebird card stock, Bluebird Ink and Spruced Up Cardmaking stampStitched Rectangles Frames thin cut dies, scalloped border thin cut die, Black Nuvo Crystal Drops and black and silver dotted paper from The Glitzy Glitter Paper Stack by DCWV.

Here is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Through the Purple Haze--Anything Goes
     Lil Red Wagon--3 of something (black dots)
     Watercooler Wednesday--All about Occasions
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #359 with No Worries Paper

This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch #359 features stripes and 2 focal elements.  I needed to make a masculine card for my son's birthday so I paired it with No Worries paper (retired Close to My Heart) and cut a couple of Party Balloons (retired Close to My Heart) for a really quick card.



The sentiment is also from Party Balloons and was gold embossed.  The balloons were cut with Party Balloons Thin Cut Dies from leftover gold holographic poster board used in a previous project.

Here is the wonderful Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout:

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I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Cute Card Thursday--Anything Goes
     Send a Smile for Kids--Cards for Boys or Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, March 9, 2020

March Joyful Stars Blog Hop with You're Not Old Stamp

Welcome back to another Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST. If you are coming from Joyce Gough's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired! 



I wanted to make a humorous card for a good friend and decided to use Close to My Heart's You're Not Old stamp and thin cut die and Craft On papers (which are still available online on consultant's websites)


This is the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crazy 4 Challenges--Include a woman on your card
       Sweet Stampin' Challenge--Wonderful Women   
     


Now it's time to head over to Nancy Brown's blog --I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she has to share.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Milestone Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #357

It's hard to believe that my grandson turns 10 this week!  His favorite color is blue (just like his Nana) so I made him this card with that in mind following Atlantic Hearts Sketch #357.


     Bluebird CS
     Celebrate Today Paper
     Carolina CS
     White Daisy CS
      Bluebird Ink
      Birthday Greetings
      Party Balloons (retired)
      Waterfall Stickles 
       Intense Black Ink

Other:
    Nuvo Blue Glitter Marker
    Rounder Edge Scissor by Fiskars

Here is the wonderful Atlantic Hearts sketch that inspired my card layout:

     
The challenge will be open until Sunday evening, March 1.  We hope you can join in on the fun!

I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
      AAA Birthday #10--Cute
      Crafty Calendar Challenge--Use Die Cuts/Challenges
      Cut it Up--Your Favorite Color
      
Before you go--have you heard about Close to My Heart's February Stamptacular sale?  It's almost over!  Check it out here:

Stamptacular Savings


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Oasis Holographic Paper with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #355

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  This week we have a really clean layout for you to try:

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My card was so easy to make!  First I cut a piece of Oasis Holographic Paper and embossed it with a Cricut Embossing Folder called Palm Leaves.  The center strip has a zip strip from the Mix-In Papers and and older Thin Cut Die for the ribbon.  The sentiment is from Say it in Style in Sapphire Ink.  The bottom layer is Sapphire Card Stock.



 Here is another photo so you can see how the the pretty paper changes colors:




The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is open until Sunday evening, February 16.  We would love to have you join in on the fun by linking up here.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Crafty Calendar Challenge--Use Diecuts/Punches
     

Before you go--have you heard about Close to My Heart's February Stamptacular sale?  Check it out here:


Stamptacular Savings


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Numbered Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #354

I'm back on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Design Team!  I've taken about 2 years off from being on any Design Team due to a relocation and numerous things to do to take care of things.  I'm settled now and am ready to undertake Design Team responsibilities.  I've been playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge since its very beginning and I'm happy to be back.

My card today is for a very special young lady whose favorite color is purple having a milestone birthday.


     Adventure Fundamentals from 2017
    Sapphire Card Stock
    Sapphire Ink
    Casual Expressions stamp (retired)

The shimmery white paper is from the Paper Cut.

Here is our fabulous sketch this week:

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This week's challenge ends Sunday evening, February 9.  I hope you get a chance to play along here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

60th Birthday Card With Stick It Down Sketch

A dear friend of mine is celebrating a milestone birthday so I made her a quick card using January's Stick It Down Sketch.


The numbers were cut from a sparkly gold posterboard with a Cricut font called Chip Decor--Chipboard. 

     Carolina CS
     Bluebird CS
     Celebrate Today paper
     Say it In Style stamp
     Versamark Ink
     Bluebird Ink
     Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder (retired)

Here is the fabulous Stick It Down sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also sharing my card with the following challenges:
     Heart2Heart--Bluebird Color Challenge
     Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes
     Watercooler Wednesday--Occasions
     Shopping Our Stash--Winter Blues
     Always Fun Challenge #147--Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Celebrate Today Card With Mojo Monday #529

I love playing with new products--this post uses Close to My Heart's Celebrate Today paper with an older stamp set called Stamps of Approval. This card also qualifies me for the Heart 2 Heart Perfect Attendance for January 2020.


Close to My Heart products used:
     Celebrate Today
     Ballerina CS
     Carolina CS
     Bluebird Ink     
     Stamps of Approval stamp (retired)
     Blue Shimmer Trim (retired)
     Tri Blend True Blue Marker (used with a ruler on paper panels)

My card layout was inspired by this wonderful Mojo Monday sketch:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Heart2Heart--Bluebird
     Always Fun Challenge #147--Sparkle
     Papercraft Challenges--Use 2 Designer Papers
     Tales from the Craft Room--Something New
     Inspirational--Glitz a Strip

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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