Friday, November 28, 2014

Heart2Heart = NOvember Challenges Week 1 and 2

I've not had the chance to play along with Heart 2 Heart challenges in a while, so I was thrilled to work on a few cards last night for the NOvember Week 1 and Week 2 Challenges. 

Week 1 was NO Stamping!  No stamping?  EEK!  Thankfully, there are some beautiful pattern papers, and with the right thought process, you can create a beautiful card. 

They didn't say no ink . . . just no stamping!  So I did ink my edges on this one, which helped to make the elements pop.  One of the things that I love about Close To My Heart paper is the bar code strip, and how at least one of those strips has some words that can be used for a sentiment.  I put them to good use here. 

I love that glitter tape! 

And for the Week 2 challenge . . . NO ink.  No ink?  So that means no inking of the edges. 

I mounted all of my pattern papers on black cardstock since I was not able to ink them up, and I wanted my panels to pop.  I love these pattern papers, although they're not your traditional holiday designs.  I used another of those sentiments from the bar code strip on the paper. 

I popped the sentiment and the snowflakes, and I included some pearls to give a little more pizzazz. 

No ink . . . no stamping . . . no problem! 

Supplies Used - CTMH No Stamping
All product is from Close To My Heart:  Cardstock, Heartstrings Paper Pack, Heartstrings Flair Button, White Shimmer Trim and Sparkles Flourishes

Supplies Used - CTMH No Ink
All product is from Close To My Heart:  Cardstock, Yuletide Carol Paper Pack, Color Ready Seam Binding (discontinued) and Pearls (discontinued).  Snowflakes were created using a Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch. 


  1. Two beautiful cards, I love the papers you used and both are so beautifully designed!

  2. Both cards are beautiful! I love the new paper and shimmer tape that you used for NO stamping! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

  3. These are both so pretty! You definitely tackled both H2H challenges with style. Thanks for joining us!

  4. Great cards, I love them! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

    Brandi R.
    H2H challenges DT member