Heart & Home Easter Card for a Color Dare Challenge

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get into a creative “funk”. I have had a silly stamped door sitting on my desk for weeks, crying to be added to a project, and, today, as I started at the Inspiration Board for the Color My Heart Dare Challenge, I was determined to use it for a spring inspired card. 48411071_10213102276813559_2157067987780108288_n (1).jpgThree weeks it sat. Almost a month ago, I pulled out the Heart & Home stamp set and made this adorable little door. I used Watercolor Pencils to add shading, created a fun little Wreath, and I even added a heat embossed banner using an image from Bunny Trail.

 

 

And that, my friends was as far as I went.  I sat there, in a creative hallow, talking to myself and the dog, searching my collection of idea books, but nothing came… so it sat..and sat..and sat staring at me. After a few weeks of moving this little door from place to place, I decided it was time to do something. Then it struck me. Why not make a brick background to look like a house?! And this is what happened. 

Oh, my! If my choices are mustard muck or spattered mess, I might as well call it quits. Now, I could have just conceded to the creative rut and given up on the door, but NO, this girl was born with red hair…there WILL BE A BRICK BACKGROUND and I WILL USE THIS BLASTED DOOR. So here we are…MissCarriesCreations-Heart&HomeEasterCardCD.jpgAfter multiple messes of texture paste and paint, a few tears, long talks with the dog, and lots of coffee and chocolate…we have a finished card. Hopefully, I will continue to climb out of the trench of creativelessness (is that a word?)… or… maybe I will be having more cups of coffee, long conversations with the fur baby under my desk, and buying up all the Cadbury eggs. 🤣

I hope that you are not in a creative “funk” and will join us for this week’s Spring Color My Heart Dare Challenge. It’s always fun to see how people are inspired by the design team and the colors they are given.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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April Give-Away ~ Easter Place Setting Card

It’s time to announce my April give-away!  This month, I have created an exclusive Cricut Design Space™ file that you can use to make these delightful Easter place setting cards for your holiday guests.

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Aren’t these the sweetest? Each one was designed, by me, using images from our Close to My Heart Cricut™ collections.  As a special gift to you for placing an order on my website, I will send you the link to this exclusive Design Space™ project.  You will need to own the Cricut™ collections I used to create the project.

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My Easter table cards are sized at 5½” x 4¼” to fit inside an envelope (in case you want to mail them) and are designed to hold a package of seeds. The gardener in me couldn’t resist adding a little bit of fun to the package. I chose to use some papers from our Feels Like Home, Mix-Ins, and I Heart Us collection, but you could use anything you own that matches your table decor.

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This FREE exclusive Cricut Design Space™ project file is only available through the month of April and given as a Thank you gift for anyone who places an order on my website. It will not be available for purchase.  I will be creating a few more of these for our Easter guests and would love to see what you make for your’s.  Feel free to post your creation in my VIP Facebook Group for others to see.

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

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Easter Candy Jar

As my children grow older, we have less baskets to fill and eggs to dye.  It can be a sad reminder of how fast time passes, but that doesn’t mean my children don’t still enjoy receiving gifts of some sort.  This year, I did not have a lot of time to create so you can imagine my excitement when Close to My Heart offered these amazing downloads on their blog.  I was able to upload these images into Cricut® Design Space and create a Print-Then-Cut image to make these adorable tags for my  jars. How cute is this?!

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Once I uploaded the image, I used my Slice tool to cut out the tag shape and added additional images from our Artistry collection.  This is what my image looked like on my Design Space Canvas before printing and cutting.

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These little Easter Candy Jars were so fast and simple to make using Cricut® Design Space and the Close to My Heart Spring images. If you would like to start making some of my Cricut® creations, right now is the perfect time to purchase a machine.  Cricut has some incredible deals on Cricut Explore™ machine bundles starting as low as $149.99! As you follow my weekly tutorials, you will find that I use many images from of our Cricut Collections. You can use the “Search” box to find each of the collections and how I used them in my projects.

I would love to see some of your Easter creations.  Feel free to share them on my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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