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Monday, February 15, 2016

Heart 2 Heart and Color My Heart Joint Challenge

The ladies over at Heart 2 Heart and Color My Heart Color Dare Challenges are sponsoring a joint challenge with the theme of "Share the Love" in the colors Black, White Daisy and any or all of the reds: Cranberry, Pomegranate, or Ruby.  This was my cue to break out my new Artistry Cricut cartridge and make a Valentine for my daughter following this sketch from Try Stamping - or Not - on Tuesday:

All the shapes can be found on page 10.  After cutting the large heart, I covered it (and the paw cut out) with strips cut from Snowhaven, La Vie En Rose, Charlotte, the retired version of Cranberry Fundamentals paper, and Cranberry cardstock.  I edged some of the strips with black ink to create the super thin black lines.  Here is the inside:

Can you tell we like cats in our house?  Thank you for stopping by!  Now why don't you head over to Heart 2 Heart, Color My Heart Color Dare, and Try Stamping - or Not - on Tuesday Challenges for some inspiration and maybe even enter yourself?  We would love to see your work!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Snowhave (retired), Charlotte, La Vie En Rose, Paper Fundamentals (retired), Black, White Daisy, and Cranberry cardstock
Ink:  Black
Stamp:  Holiday Tags (not in the current catalog but still available)
Embellishments:  red enamel hearts
Other:  Artistry Cricut cartridge


  1. Wow, I LOVE this card. It is really so adorable and I love how you used the striped B&T from snowhaven and replaced some of the prints. So cute.

  2. This card is really wonderful inside and out! I love the paw prints as round elements and the paper pieced heart is so cleverly done. We are so happy to having you sharing your talent with us again at the Color Dare, Hansi!
    :) Marie

  3. OMG what an adorable card from the inside out!! I love the kitties!!

  4. Excellent creative card, love all the design papers you used in your heart. The kitten and paws in the hearts are adorable. Thanks for sharing at ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge.

  5. Adorable kitty Valentine! Love how you inset the paw prints on the smaller hearts! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige - Stampologist.com
    Heart2Heart Challenges - DT

  6. Such a cute fun card! Love the inside as well! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!

  7. Fabulous quilting technique on the large heart and bonus points for the cat theme too! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  8. Great card! What a great take on the sketch and I love how you did up the inside of the card to match the front of the card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  9. I love the cat and the little heart, so sweet! The little paw prints are too sweet! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H