In This Together ~ A Card for the Color Dare Challenge

We are all in this together!  Whether you are working at home, an essential worker out in the world, or a mom trying to keep her cool while homeschooling – we need to remember that we are all in this together.  As I was creating for the Color My Heart Dare blog this week, I wanted to create something to remind all of you that you are not alone.  The best way I could do this, was through a simple card. 

This week, at the Color My Heart Dare Blog we have a very simple Color Dare Challenge for you.  With the time you now have at home to create, why not stretch yourself a little bit and join the weekly challenge? 

Inspiration Board

Choose Only Colors from the board. 

Black & White & Grey are FREE but no other neutrals  
 
Closes Thursday, April 30th, 9pm CDT

For many of us, crafting has become a way to relieve stress during this time of uncertainty.  It can be our means of escaping the unknown and finding refuge in something we hold dear.  Make sure to take a few minutes to spend time with those who you are home with this week.  Even though it can be difficult to spend so much time together, this time is precious. Take advantage of the time you have TOGETHER. 

I hope that you were inspired by this week’s project and that you will join us for another Color Dare challenge.  Don’t forget to link your project to the Color Dare blog before April 30th.  

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Creating a Simply Beautiful Card

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

It’s time for another Tic-Tac-Toe Color My Heart challenge and, this week, we are playing with the color palette in the Spruced Up collection. To join our challenge, simply link your creation before January 30th. Make sure that you do not add any additional colors other than what is shown below.

Rarely do I squirm over a Color Dare color challenge, but this week I was a bit perplexed.  I haven’t decided if it is because I am struggling with the colors chosen or the current Spruced Up paper palette. It’s a mix of old world colors that I have used before, and, even though I truly enjoy the vintage feel, I am wrestling with the designs.  That is one of the reasons I chose to keep my project Simply Beautiful. 

My colors of choice – French Vanilla, Julep, Sangria, & Mink. If you would like to re-create this card, I have created a clear set of instructions for you as well as a list of the supplies I used on this project.

ENJOY Creating Today!

Paper Needed:  5½” x 4¼” Spruced Up Sangria paper, 5¼” x 4″ French Vanilla cardstock, 5¼” x 2″ Sangria cardstock, 5″ x 1¾” French Vanilla cardstock, 3″ x 3″ Sangria cardstock, 2¼” x 2¼” Julep cardstock, 2″ x 2″ French Vanilla cardstock

Assembly Instructions

  1. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ French Vanilla cardstock onto the Spruced Up Sangria paper and adhere both to the front of a card base.
  2. Using Julep Ink, stamp the Floral image randomly onto the 5″ x 1¾” French Vanilla cardstock . Using Mink Ink, stamp the Ink Blot image randomly onto the same piece of French Vanilla cardstock.
  3. Layer the stamped cardstock onto the 5¼” x 2″ Sangria cardstock and adhere to the front of the card approximately ½” from the left side.
  4. Using the 2 ¾ ” Stitched Bracket Thin Cut, cut out a shape from the 3″ x 3″ Sangria cardstock.
  5. Round the corners of the 2¼” x 2¼” Julep cardstock and layer onto the Sangria bracket die-cut using Foam Tape for dimension.
  6. Stamp a large Ink Blot onto the center of the 2″ x 2″ French Vanilla cardstock with Mink Ink, then use Sangria Ink to stamp the sentiment onto the center. Round the corners and use a Grey Pen to add faux stitching. Adhere to the Julep cardstock.
  7. Embellish with Julep Ribbon, Julep Glitter Gems, Wood Shapes, and Bitty Sparkles.

I hope that today’s project inspired you to try something new and that you take a chance, like I did, to give the new color palette a try. If you do, please share your creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.

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Let’s Talk About Using ATTACH in Cricut® Design Space

For those of you who received a Cricut® for Christmas, or have one collecting dust from last Christmas, the Attach feature in Design Space can be a little confusing. If you are not quite sure where or what it is, let me give you a little help as I walk you through how to use Attach while you learn to create the sweet, simple three dimensional snowflake from my Beautiful Blue Snowflake card.

Let’s first start with What is ATTACH?

When you are first starting out in Design Space, ATTACH can seem like an unneeded feature and is often ignored, but there is a reason I teach people how to use it in my Cricut® Classes.  Other than being a cute little paper clip on your screen, the ATTACH feature has two functions. 

    • Attach holds your cuts (images) in the exact position you have placed them on the design screen (canvas) onto the cutting mat.
    • Attach fastens your Cut, Score, & Write lines onto the image where you want the machine to cut, score, or write.  

Let me show you Where to Find ATTACH?

You can find the ATTACH feature in two places in the Design Space web/desktop application.  The first is at the bottom of the Design Space Layers Panel.  After you have selected the items you wish to Attach you just need to click the little “paperclip”.  For those who prefer shortcuts in a Context Menu, you can select the images then right-click the mouse and choose Attach.  If you are using an iOS or Android device, you can locate Attach under Actions. 


Let me show you How to Use ATTACH?

The Attach feature is something I teach in quite a few of my classes in a multitude of ways, so today, I am just going to show you how I used this feature to create the three-dimensional snowflake for my Beautiful Blue Snowflake card.  Since most of you are visual learners, I have created a short process video for you to watch as you learn more about how to used the Attach feature in Design Space. 

  

I hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial and were able to learn a little more about the Attach feature in Design Space.  In each of my local and online classes, you will learn more about this and other features while you create a project.   I hope that you will join me as we continue to learn and create with our Cricut® machines. 

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