Color Dare Challenge #178

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“Take the Color Dare Challenge” It was great fun to play with these colors together. I know you will love creating something with these beautiful colors. Take the challenge here.


This VALENTINE BASKET & CARDS was created for a color dare challenge using Glacier, Pixie, Thistle and White Daisy.

I used Cardstock and Ink colors of Glacier, Thistle, Pixie, White Daisy, and the Pink striped paper from the Kaleidoscope Paper Collection. I also used the S1601 January SOTM set, White Organza Ribbon, Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Thick Twines – Glacier and Thistle, and mini Brads. I created my cuts in Cricut Design Space using several of our CTMH Cartridges. Art Philosophy – images #M46CCE, #M3F851, #M3ED9A – Soiree Lettering to add the word Valentine, and sentiment inside one of the cards.  Artfully Sent – #M10677A, Artiste – #M3Dad5, M3ABFC.

Creating the files required using the Cricut Design Space tools – slice, weld, attach, group and UN-group and contour. This was a fun challenge that took me out of my comfort zone of colors. It was a little challenging for me to combine these colors, but are very cute together. It was a great experience and pushed me to try colors I don’t usually prefer or use. I decided to make three different card designs while I was creating my cut files. I tried to keep this project simple which is another one of my struggles. My desire was to try and create something that would apply to different style preferences and taste, I hope you like them.

A Tiny 2″ Treat Bag

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This is a tiny 2″ gift box done from the Ivy Lane Paper Collection. Very simple for it is so small and doesn’t need a lot of embellishing. It was quick and easy and only took about 35 minutes to make. I used the Cards and More Basket pattern to create the box and then embellished it. Remember to get the Cards and More Basket pattern from Inking From The Heart to make this. I just made it a lot smaller and left off the side panels that are in the full version of the basket. It is perfect for just a few pieces of candy or a little trinket of sorts as a thank you to someone.

Cards and More Basket Pattern by Madeline Morcelo of Inking From The Heart Blogspot.

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Madeline Morcelo’s pattern “Cards and More Basket” is a great pattern. You can find it on her blog Inking From The Heart. She does such beautiful design work, I love  her work so much. These are a few of my versions of the pattern. The Black and White are done from the For Always Paper Collection. The Red, Black and White one was done for a teacher Anita Shackelford and The Blue one was done for the other teacher Joan Knight. They were the teachers at the Retreat my husband and I attended in April. They give so much to us in product and in knowledge that I wanted to do something nice for them. They were liked and a big hit at the retreat. The pattern is so easy, be sure and go to Madeline’s blog and purchase the pattern. It is only a $5.00 pattern, you will love it. It has great instructions and very easy to follow.

Gift Bags

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These are 3″ x 3″ Gift Bags I made using Skylark and Ivy Lane Paper Collections. They take one sheet of print paper and one sheet of card stock to complete each one. I added a little extra stamping to the Skylark version. On the Ivy Lane version I cut out one of the flowers from the pattern paper and using the Smokey Plum Ink I lightly colored it with a sponge dauber and then added another small flower to the center for an extra layer. I love my layers. The pattern I used is from Madeline Morcelo and is called Cards and More Basket. Pattern can be purchased through Madeline at Inking from the heart. A very fun project to use as a gift bag to say thanks. A 3″ stamp collection will fit inside as well as a few treats. What a nice gift this will make for a hostess for having a great gathering, or any other event you need a little something to say thanks and you appreciate them.