Mix and Mingle Challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  I am  a member of Team Sunset, which I love because I love a good sunset!  Our challenge this week is to Mix and Mingle in your artwork at least 3 different stamp sets and/or 3 different paper packs.

I just returned from Close to My Heart Convention and I am really looking forward to this next catalog. We were given some of the new stamp sets to use and I am LOVIN' them so I could not resist pulling them out.

My dear hubby is such a doll that 4 days after Convention he watched the kids and critters so that I could attend a Crafting retreat in Scottsboro, Alabama. My friend and I were the only crafters doing papercrafting. The rest of the crafters were quilters. I used to quilt before I started papercrafting and the excitement of being surrounded by quilters influenced my card design.

Here is my card:

I decided to use 3 stamp sets on my card from the new catalog.  This way I can also preview some of our fantastic new products.

Here are the stamp sets:

A1145 Flowering Thanks
I used the Flowering Thanks Stamp Set as my focal point.  It was colored with Close to My Heart Alcohol Markers.  I wanted the flowers to stand out more without coloring them so I did a wash of Champagne Ink with my waterbrush around the Thank You.
B1425 Stitched with Love
With the Stitched with Love Stamp Set, I fussy cut the heart from the top image.  I designed my card to look like a quilt and I loved the little heart in the corners.  It was also colored with our Alcohol Markers.
D1559 Geometric Backgrounds
And finally, I used the center stamp from Geometric Backgrounds for the design around the focal point.  When I first used this stamp, I thought it was not picking up ink well.  It just about drove me crazy until I realized that it was designed to look distressed.  I used my paper cutter and cut the stamped image into 3 rows and then placed it around the Thank You. 

Supplies Used (All Close to My Heart unless indicated)
Black Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Ruby Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Indian Corn Blue Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Champagne Cardstock
Alcohol Markers
Hollyhock (Z2418)
Olive (Z2425)
Creme Brûlée -Dark (Z2406)
New England Ivy (Z2424)
Sky - Light (Z2402)
Indian Corn Blue - Light (Z2422)
Outdoor Denim (Z2421)
Stamp Sets (New - available 8/1)
Flowering Thanks (A1145)
Stitched with Love (B1425)
Geometric Backgrounds (D1559)

So now it is your turn!  Which 3 stamp sets and/or paper packs are you going to Mix and Mingle?  After you finish your artwork please go to  www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  I cannot wait to see what you make!

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 go her
e and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork!
*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.
* I love to leave comments on our participants' blog posts, but word verification slows me down, so please turn yours off so that I can leave you some love 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.

I am entering this card in the Thank You challenge at Squigglefly and the Make it Red Challenge at Crafty Croppers.

Like what you see?  Head on over to my website and you can shop to your heart's content!  We have a bunch of specials this month as well!


  1. I wondered where that black and white checkerboard paper came from! Great combo, Melinda! :)

  2. Really great card! I love how you combine your love of quilting and stamping! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge.

  3. Totally love everything about this card, Melinda! Can't wait to get my hands on one or all of those stamp sets!

  4. A very adorable card - and thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

  5. Such a sweet and comforting Thank-you card! Great images and colors. Thanks so much for joining us in the Squiggefly Thank-you challenge.

  6. Such a sweet and comforting Thank-you card! Great images and colors. Thanks so much for joining us in the Squiggefly Thank-you challenge.

  7. love the image you picked...awesome thanks for joining Squigglfly this week

  8. beautiful card!lovely image!!!!thanks for playing with us at Get Creative!

  9. This card is so beautiful! I love the black and white border! Thank you for joining us at GC ;)

  10. Excellent card!! thank you for joining us at Get creative. channa


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