Love is In the Air with Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Valentine's Day is this week and at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are offering you a challenge that you will love!  Our challenge this week is to make a piece of art with the theme of Love is In the Air.

I decided to take this challenge literally and made a circle easel card using the stamp set, A1120 Quick Cards - Butterfly, along with Close to My Heart's new paper pack, For Always (X7165B).  Here is my card,

I wanted to make an elegant card and the For Always paper pack is perfect for this.  I used Slate cardstock as the contrasting color.  I wanted a little pop of color so I chose to bring in some pink in the form of the Pink Glitter Glitz (Z1770) and the Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807).

The fun thing about Easel Cards is that they open up!  They become miniature works of art as they open up and are balanced against the elevated strip/embellishment on the inside of the card.  I used one of the zip strips found at the top of Close to My Heart's patterned paper.  And then I added some more Pink Glitter Gems to glam it up a little.

Want to make an easel card of your own?  I found an awesome easel card tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.  I used the Close to My Heart Exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out the elements for my card.

White Daisy 3"
Black 3.5"
Slate 3.75"
Patterned Paper 5"
Slate 5.5""
Slate  Card   5"

So now it is your turn!  Show us what you can do with "Love is In the Air".    Please go to  heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to come back here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork! (You can see our sidebar for some simple instructions.)
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.


  1. Beautiful!! That stamp is now on my MUST have list!!

  2. Love the colour combo, and touches of pink!

  3. Beautiful, Melinda! I'm not a bling girl. Call me crazy, but it usually feels like it's been added for the sake of adding it. Your creations tend to use it so beautifully, though, you might just convert me yet!

  4. Becca,what a wonderful comment to wake up to this morning! Thank you so much for making my day.


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