Creating a Fall Blessings Card for Color My Heart Dare

It’s a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Color My Heart Dare, and, this week, we are asking you to use up a few of those leftover supplies as we create with retired CTMH colors.  As you will see, I chose to use some “non-typical” fall colors to create a Fall Blessing card.  Before I show you my project, let’s look at the Tic-Tac-Toe Board.68773621_10214613503073271_2758369061397069824_n.jpg

Choose a row, column, or diagonal to create something new, then link your creation before September 27th.  I chose to use the color palette from Row two with Pomegranate and Emerald, then added my color of choice –  Goldrush. Why Goldrush? Our Love of Color Book shows Goldrush as a complementary color to Emerald, and I felt that this would be the perfect color combination for a Fall card.

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I felt like the Goldrush cardstock was a bit too harsh for my background, so I inked our Stitched Circles Embossing Folder, and ran it through my embossing machine. If you have never created an Inked Embossed Background before, you can view a tutorial HERE.  I layered my cardstock, added some stitching, then began stamping the leaves using the Hawthorn Scrapbooking Stamp set. misscarriescreations-hawthornsbstampthincut.jpg

I wanted a multi-colored look to my leaves, so I stamped them in Emerald, Pomegranate, & Goldrush, then I rolled ink onto the edges of the stamp and added another layer of color to the edges of each of the leaves. MissCarriesCreations-GratefulBlessedCard-Detail

The bow was created by adding Goldrush Ink to White Ribbon. This is a great way to make matching ribbon for a project. Make sure to “heat-set” it or let it dry a few days before using.  I cut a Stitched Circle from Goldrush Cardstock, added the sentiment, attached a few Gold Sequins and the card was complete.

I hope that this card inspired you to join the Color My Heart Dare challenge. Stop by each week for a new challenge and be inspired by all the wonderful creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Soft Candlelit Silhouette

Today, we continue with my 12 Days of Christmas Creations and find ourselves once again playing with the Cricut® to create this Candlelit Snow Scene. I honestly enjoyed this project because it was simple to create and the results are breathtaking. I wish the photos could show you how lovely it looks in a dark room, all lit up by the electric candle.

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Once again, I used our Season of Joy Cricut® Collection to make a Snow Scene to fit inside my glass vase. I used the Silent Night image and welded a few of the layers together. Due to the size of my vase, the scene needed to be 15″ long. Since I don’t currently own a 24″ mat, I had to “cut” my Snow Scene into two separate images and glue them together to create a scene long enough to wrap inside.

Once the Snow Scene was complete, I inserted it into the vase. The Gold Insert behind it is a sheet of All About the Gold Fundamentals (currently on clearance) that I trimmed to the correct height. I chose to use the large Polka-Dot pattern because those gold dots hid my Glue Dots well, but you could use any of the patterns from this pack and attach the ends with clear cello tape. (don’t forget to pull off the protective film)

I am all about keeping projects simple, so I chose to wrap some White & Gold Skinny Ribbon around the top of the vase a few times, and embellish with a Paper Snowflake and Fabric Covered Button.

Project complete! You could change this design by choosing a different paper to cut your Snow Scene, using Vellum instead of Gold Fundamentals, or even creating paper greenery for the outside.

I hope that you enjoyed Day Three of our 12 Days of Christmas Creations adventure and that you return tomorrow for more crafty fun. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Let It Snow Shadow Box

This year, I wanted to inspire you to create a few handmade items for Christmas, so, for the next TWELVE DAYS, I will be posting quick, simple, and easy projects you can make. As many of you know, I enjoy making decorations for my home, so I am beginning our Christmas crafting adventure with a Let It Snow Shadowbox.

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I promise you, that this project was very simple to create using a card design from the Season of Joy Cricut™ collection. The “Silent Night” card is a multi-layered card that I resized to the size of my shadow box. I chose to use a different title, so I deleted “Silent Night” and replaced it with the “Let it Snow” image from the Season of Joy collection.

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In Design Space™, I welded additional tabs to each side of my images, and added score lines so that everything folded neatly along the sides.

After cutting out each of the images, I adhered White Daisy cardstock to the back of my Shadowbox, installed lights, and began layering each of the images using 3D Foam Tape.

My images were cut from Sapphire, White Daisy, Bluebird, and Carolina cardstock, but this would be beautiful using any color from our cardstock collection. I plan on creating a second one that is completely white with a little White Glitter Paper. How pretty will that be?

If you would like to make a Let It Snow Shadowbox, I am giving away the file free to anyone who purchases the Season of Joy Cricut™ collection from my website. I hope you enjoy this little Christmas Creation and that you return tomorrow to see the next 12 Days of Christmas Creations project I have made.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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