Random Acts of Cardness

SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Random Acts of Cardness September SOTM Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Random Acts of Cardness stamp set. 69374241_10156706010352686_6634659784287059968_nIf you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

True Story: When I first showed the Share the Seasons Thin Cut to my husband he said, “That looks like a window”, which, at first, caused me to want to protest, but then it sparked an idea. Gotta love the man for his simplicity of seeing things as they are. This “window” made the perfect backdrop for my Dose of Happy card.MissCarriesCreations-DoseofHappyCard.png

Fall colors bring joy to my heart and this sentiment is the perfect complement to the showing of those feelings through a window full of color.  The base of this card was a simple piece of White Daisy cardstock that I stenciled with a layer of clouds. I layered that onto a piece of Kraft paper and began creating my trees.

The two trees were cut on my Cricut™ from Watercolor paper using one of our NEW Family Tree SVG images. After shading each of the images with Watercolor Paints, I layered each of the trees using some Thin 3D Foam Tape.  I adore how well the colors play with each other in the layers of leaves. MissCarriesCreations-DoseofHappyCard-Detail.png

Once the “window” was added, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum, wrapped it with White Burlap Ribbon and attached it to the card.  Honestly, I could have used just about any sentiment from the Random Acts of Cardness stamp set. It is one of those “must have” stamp sets that I will be using over and over again. 

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Now ‘Hop” on over to Alyson Mayo ’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Random Acts of Cardness stamp set is only available until September 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Family History SVG

Kraft Paper
12 x 12 Kraft Paper

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Watercolor Paints

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Stencil Sheets

Random Act of Cardness—September Stamp of the Month
Random Acts of Cardness

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Clear Embossing Powder

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Cricut Air2

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

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White Burlap Ribbin

Small Round Waterbrush
Small Round Waterbrush

Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Intense Black Exclusive Ink

All-purpose Mat
All Purpose Mat

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Seasons of Joy Thin Cuts

Liquid Glass
Liquid Glass

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

Watercolor Paper Pad
Watercolor Paper Pad

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3D Foam Tape

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Liquid Glass Fine Tip

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Stamp Shammy

 

Creating a Card with Papers You Hate

Sooo maybe “hate” is a strong word, but I want to be honest with you today. How many times have you looked at a paper pack in the catalog and thought “EW – won’t use that!”?  Well, my friend, that is exactly how I felt when I first saw the papers in the Craft On paper pack.  I was not the biggest fan. The bright colors, raging patterns, and crafty concepts did not appeal to me – AT FIRST…. but now I am going to miss it. 

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Who knew that such a brilliant collection would be one of my go-to paper packs this summer?  Sadly, it is now going away along with the Lemon, Emerald, and Pansy ink colors that were some of my favorites. These bright summer flavors will be officially retired on August 31st.

Before they are all gone for good, I thought I would create one more project for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. (You will also find this card linked to the CardzTV & Through the Craft Room Door challenges.)  Here the sketch that I used as inspiration for my card. 

I began with a piece of Raspberry Craft On paper for the background, then created a Torn Paper border on a piece of White Daisy cardstock that had been splattered with Black Shimmer.   I added a stamped sentiment in Black then layered the two strips of paper onto the card.

If you haven’t had a chance to snag our stamp of the month, you
better grab it for $5.00 before August 31st. 

The Watermelon and Flower were created in Design Space™ and cut out with my Air2™.  I have always added Cricut™ cuts to my scrapbook pages, but, recently, I have begun to enjoy adding Cricut cut-outs to my cards.  (Here is the link to another card I made using a few images from our Cricut™ collections.)

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I added a few Black & White Dots, and this simple card was complete. I just love how it turned out. So bright and cheery and full of summer.♥ 

UPDATE: I made the top three!! Can you believe it??? 

I hope that this card has inspired you to give the Craft On collection a second glance.  Make sure you hop over to my website and grab yourself a few of the last remaining packs before August 31st. After that, I can’t guarantee that you will be able to get a hold of one of the paper pack I now A-DORE♥.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Shadowbox Card Full of Hope for Color My Heart Dare

Life can get rough and we often need a little sparkle of hope, so for this week’s Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge, I decided to make a fanciful, shadowbox card that I plan to display as a little reminder that hope blooms where we least expect it. MissCarriesCreations-BloomHopeCardSide.jpg

“Where flowers Bloom, so does Hope”. Lady Bird Johnson

How sweet is this? Our challenge this week is a Mix-It Up Tic-Tac-Toe and, for my Hope Blooms Shadowbox card, I chose to use New England Ivy, Ballerina, and Charcoal. You can chose to use any of the colors you wish in a row, diagonal, or column. (Black & White can also be used)

I created the insert for my card using the images from the Where Happiness Blooms Stamp set bundle. I randomly stamped the background using New England Ivy then sponged it with White Daisy Ink to lighten it. After stamping the images, I shaded them with Watercolor Pencils to add a  variation of color, and placed it into a Shadowbox frame I created in Cricut Design Space™.

You can Get this Shadowbox Card File FREE as a Thank You gift when you place an order on my website in August

The outer portion of the card was also created in Cricut Design Space™ and cut from Ballerina cardstock and a Floral pattern from the Mix-Ins paper pack.  To create the sentiment, I stamped acetate using Black StazOn ink and sandwiched it between two pieces of cardstock on the back of the cover. (Here is a great tutorial for using StazOn.)

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A little ribbon and the card was compete. I hope that it inspired you to join the Color My Heart Challenge this week. You have until August 16th to share your creation with us. Make sure to stop by the website and check out the other challenges we have to offer.

I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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