Summer Hibiscus Card |H2H Sunny Days Challenge

Welcome to another month full of challenges at Heart2Heart!  This week, we are asking you to play along and create something for our Sunny Days theme. 

Currently,  I am avoiding the heat as I stay inside and play with some of the products from the new catalog. This little set of cards was created for an upcoming workshop using some of the Summer Vibes papers and Hibiscus Cricut cuts from the Flower Market collection

Each one of those flowers was cut from White Daisy cardstock then shaded with inks to match that bright, sunny, Summer Vibes paper. 

I used one of my favorite stamp sets on these cards – Always Loved.  Personally, I think everyone should have a sign in their home that reminds them that “You are enough!”

Don’t you just love all the sentiments on that Always Loved stamp set? I have quite a few cards planned for this set as well as some scrapbook pages.  

I hope that today’s project inspired you and that you join us for the Sunny Days paper crafting challenge at Heart2Heart.  Make sure to link your project to the blog before July 31st. 

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A Beautiful Blue Snowflake Card

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

If you enjoy simple, monochromatic colors and sharing your creations with others, then you will enjoy this Color Dare challenge. Our Design Team has created some inspirational pieces this week on the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog using ONLY shades of blue.

To join the challenge, simply link your photo before January 16th. You don’t even need to have a blog to play – just link your photo through any online gallery.  This week, I am sharing a Beautiful Blue Snowflake card that I creating using some snowflake images from the Flower Market Cricut™ Collection. 

To create the three-dimensional effect on this card, I attached some score lines onto the snowflakes, then folded them both up and down (mountain & valley), and attached them together with some foam tape. Here is a link to the tutorial  showing you how I made these using Cricut Design Space™.

I chose two pattern papers in a Glacier color along with some embossed White Daisy cardstock for my background, then layered it all atop a piece of Glacier cardstock. To embellish, I painted a Wooden Snowflake with a Black Shimmer Brush, added some loops of white thread, and placed a few Bitty Sparkles in the background. 

Once I had added all of the elements, I was struggling with finding a sentiment until I remembered our Everyday Magic stamp set had a saying about being “your own kind of beautiful” – like a snowflake. Each one of you is a special individual, created  uniquely, unlike anyone else, and you are your own kind of beautiful

I hope that today’s card has inspired you to try something new and that you will share your creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog. Remember, you have until January 16th to create something BLUE-ti-ful and link it to the challenge. 

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Create the Bethlehem Shadow Box in Cricut Design Space©

Remember that beautiful Bethlehem Nativity shadow box I created for the Heart2Heart challenge? Many of you asked for a tutorial that would show you how to create one for your home, and, today, that tutorial is ready for you to view.

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You will need to change the sizes of the papers and images to fit your own personal shadow box. The one I used is a 7 Gypsies Solo Shadow box that was purchased at a local craft store and all of my cuts were made to fit the specific dimensions of this particular shadow box.  You will find the complete list of supplies I used on my project at the very bottom of this post. 

After stamping and heat embossing the Joy to the World sentiment, I started creating my images in Design Space©. The town of Bethlehem comes from our Complete Creativity Collection which can only be purchased from my website. Each image was cut and manipulated to fit this shadow box using the Slice and Contour features in Cricut Design Space©. When you view the video, you will be able to see how I used these features on each of the images.

The Poinsettia comes from one of my favorite collections – Flower Market. After adding some Black & White Shimmer, I assembled the flower and attached it to the side of the shadow box.  Those of you who are members of my VIP Group were able to watch a live tutorial on how I put this flower together.

The final step was to add some pine boughs from the Complete Creativity Collection and add a few little embellishments.  If you would like to watch the full video tutorial and create a Bethlehem Nativity Shadow Box for your home, you can view it below.

I hope that this project has inspired you to dust off your Cricut© and create something beautiful for your home this Christmas. Most of the supplies I used on this project will be retiring on December 31st, so make sure you stop by my website and snag them before they are gone. Please feel free to comment below with any questions you have about this project.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is a list of the supplies used on this project

Joy to the World
Joy to the World Stamp Set

X9007
Mix- In Paper Packet

X9009
Holiday Mix-In Paper Packet

1385
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

X6047
12 x 12 Black Cardstock

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Shimmer Brushes

Z2863
White Daisy Pigment Ink

Z3367
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Z891
VersaMark Ink Pad

White Super Fine Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder

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Complete Creativity Collection

MissCarriesCreations-FlowerMarket
Flower Market Collection

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Cricut Air 2

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)

Z4252
Heat Tool

B07BTL2PXJ
Stamping Platform

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

B0767PZDL1
Art Glitter Glue with Fine Tip

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)
Z4191
Silver Glitter Gems
Z3341
Foam Dots
Z2045
All Purpose Mat
Z1151
Foam Tape