Monday, July 31, 2017

New Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

Next Saturday (August 6th) is National Friendship Day. It's also the last weekend before kids return to school here on the Space Coast. Translation? Since I'm a school teacher and have to return to school the week before, Saturday is most likely going to be a work-in-my-classroom day, because heaven knows, there's not enough time during the "work" week. (Ok...don't get me started.) I'm wondering how a "Friendship" party may go over on my classroom, of course. Why do I have a feeling everyone will already have "other obligations"? ;)  How about you? How will YOU will celebrate National Friendship Day? 

In honor of National Friendship Day, the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is "Friendship". Create whatever you want to show us what that means to you. There are some "rules" though, so please keep them in mind when joining the challenge. Rule #1. Use Close To My Heart products in your submitted project. It doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but I know the more CTMH product I see, the bigger my smile. Rule #2. You must mention H2H in your blog post or photo gallery description. A link back to the H2H blog, would also be appreciated. When you're ready to play along, simply upload your project photo to your blog, or other photo gallery site, copy the direct link and go to the H2H blog and click on the link at the bottom of the challenge post. Then just follow prompts. It's that easy. (Instructions are in the right side bar of the H2H site, too.)  If you need some CTMH products to work with...or you just want some more (who doesn't want more supplies?!), you can contact your current CTMH consultant, find a local one here on the consultant locator under the "What We Do" tab, or feel free to shop my website. I'd love to be your consultant if you don't already have one.

So here's my creation for this week's H2H challenge....
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Stamps Used: Beautiful You
Papers: White Daisy CS, White Daisy Card Base, Bashful Glitter, Vellum
Inks: Bashful, Pixie, Pebble
Emellishments: Bashful Pearls
Other: Beautiful You Thin Cut, Rose Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Thin Cut, Ribbon Border Thin Cut, Micro Glue Dots,  Microtip ScissorsBone Folder, Mini Stapler, Thin Foam TapePaper Trimmer, ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

Are you thinking to yourself, "Tamytha! Are you sure those are Close To My Heart products? I've never seen those stamps or thin cuts...or that glitter paper...vellum...embossing folder, or ink colors. Oh, and the pearls. You must be confused!"

LOL....I'm not confused. I'm excited! They ARE from Close To My Heart!!! It's ALL new and it's ALL available to you on Tuesday, August 1st!! August 1st is the debut of the brand new 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book! Contact your CTMH consultant for your own copy, or check out the online version here, or get one free from me with any $25+ order (or have made one within the past year)...just contact me for details. There's so much crafty yumminess to be had!

Want to be able to make this card when all your new supplies arrive? ;) Well, here's how... 
  1. Cut a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Bashful Glitter Paper panel. (Don't adhere to card base just yet.)
  2. Cut a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" panel of vellum. Using the Rose Embossing folder, emboss the vellum. 
  3. Use the Scallop Thin Cut to cut the Bashful Glitter border and the Ribbon Border Thin Cut to cut the White Daisy ribbon/bow border. Adhere approximately 1 to 1 1/4" from the bottom (and centered horizontally) of the vellum panel, with the ribbon border die cut flush with the top of the scallop border piece.
  4. The roses are created with our new Beautiful You three-step stamp set (on White Daisy cardstock). I used our new Color-of-the-Year, Bashful, for the largest part of the rose, Pixie for the middle-sized rose, and one of our new Basics colors, Pebble, for the smallest part. Next, I cut the flowers out using the coordinating Thin Cuts for the Beautiful You stamp set. 
  5. I created the leaves by stamping the leaves in Pebble ink on White Daisy cardstock and letting dry completely before stamping the veins in Pebble ink. (If you do them one right after another, the veins don't show up as well...since I used the same color ink to do both the leaves and veins.) Again, I used the coordinating Thin Cut dies to cut out the leaves.
  6. On a small scrap of White Daisy cardstock (approximately 1/2" x 2"), I stamped the sentiment "My Friend" in Pixie ink, inked the edges in Pebble ink and used my microtip scissors to cut the dovetail ends.
  7. I then layered the roses, leaves and sentiment using thin foam tape onto the top of the vellum layer and added the Bashful Pearls, as shown.
  8. Next, I adhered the embellished vellum panel to the glitter panel by strategically placing adhesive behind the embellishment/design. (The Micro-sized glue dots are so tiny that they can be used behind the vellum without being obvious, especially if it's behind the embossed lines.)  I also used the mini-stapler to staple the vellum to the glitter panel.  It adds a cute touch and helps secure the vellum to the card.
  9. Finally, I glued the embellished glitter panel to a White Daisy card base. 
Voila! Now you have a beautiful and elegant card to send to a friend. 
Now it's your turn. We'd love to have you join us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges. Remember. Every Monday morning a new challenge is posted with the deadline to enter at midnight on the last day of the month or on the Saturday following the month's final challenge. The challenge varies from week to week and can be a color challenge, a sketch, an inspiration photo, a theme challenge, or something else. You can choose to play along every week, or just play along when the challenge moves you. As I mentioned before, the only requirement to play along is that CTMH products must be included in your submitted project, but it doesn't have to be 100% CTMH (and it doesn't have to be new product either).  

I hope to see you over at H2H!

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