Monday, January 4, 2021

"Out with the Old, In with the New" - Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Welcome to the first Heart 2 Heart Challenge of 2021! I hope these first few days of the year have been great and indicate how this new year will continue for you and your family.  

This year, at Heart 2 Heart, the Challenges will be posted on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, allowing you to focus on two theme. You have until the end of the month to participate. We invite you to join in the creative fun as often as you can. 

REMEMBER: Because this is a challenge focused on incorporating Close To My Heart product, be sure to use at least one CTMH product item in your creation. (If you don't already have a Consultant from whom to purchase the products, I would love to support you! You can shop on my website.)

To get things started in the new year, I'm excited to share two greeting cards I made for this theme of "Out with the Old, In with the New". Here they are! 

I decided to use the same card pattern, from Make It From Your Heart - Volume 4, with two different sets of pattern paper, one old and one new! This pattern is great, especially for leftover papers, since it only requires strips. 

This birthday card was made using the Serenity paper pack. While the Serenity Collection has officially retired, you might be thrilled to know it still remains on my website! The blues and florals of this collection make it one of my favorites and I want it to stay! 

To create the accent on this card, I fussy cut one of the flowers from the patterned paper. Of course, you can tell, I couldn't resist using Glitter Paper for my creations. This card incorporates both Blue Belle and Sapphire Glitter Paper. I think they are currently my two favorite colors. 

The sentiment I used is from this "Sentiments by Melissa Esplin" stamp set. It's one of my favorite go-tos since it has a beautiful script font for various occasions. (How many times have I used the word 'favorite' in this post? LOL Can you tell I'm kind of in love with quite a few CTMH products?!) 

As for the "new", I created this card with the "Happiness Lives Here" paper packet and the January Stamp of the Month (you can view a post about it here). Outside of using the Blue Belle Glitter Paper again, I couldn't resist tossing in an accent of Gold.

I wish you all the best this year, with Heart 2 Heart, and look forward to you participating in our Challenges in 2021! Be sure to link up to the respective Blog posts and show us your creations! 

Have a great first full week of the new year! 

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