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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Follow Your Heart Card

Follow Your Heart Card

Card Size - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"


Cartridge - Z1686 - Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper -   X7148B - Pemberley Paper Packet
Gems - Z1333 - Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Adhesive - Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
Stamp - D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
Stamp - C1503 - The Best Things
The leaf branches were found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. P. 35and  P. 43 - of your Art Philosophy handbook I cut 8 of each branch. They were cut at 1-1/2".
Hooray Bouquet - Flower on P. 29 - of the Art Philosophy Handbook.
Flowers cut at 1-1/4" and 2".
Frame - P. 44 of Art Philosophy handbook  Decorative Layer. Cut at 5" x 8"
Stamp the Best Things Label found on p. 46 of the Art Philosophy Handbook. Cut at 1-1/4"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You Make Me Smile Card

You Make Me Smile Card

Card Size:      5-1/2" x 5-1/2"


Cartridge:  Z1686 - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper:  X7143B - Sonoma Paper Packet
Buttons: Z1358 - Basic Assortment
Stamp Set:  D1491 - Hooray Bouquet
Ink:  Z2141 - Pansy Purple
Adhesive:  Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape

The leaf branches were found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge. P. 35 - P. 43 - of your Art Philosophy handbook I cut 8 of each branch type. They were cut at 1-1/2". The flowers from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set were cut at 1" and 1-1/2" on P. 57 - of your Art Philosophy Handbook. I cut 9 - 1" flowers and 3 - 1-1/2" flowers. I stamped the 1" flowers with pansy purple ink. I rolled them with a flower tool. For the flower buds I took a 1" flower that was stamped and folded it in 1/2. I rolled to flower from one end to the other creating a bud. for the bottom of the bud. I snipped off on of the leaves and glued it to the bottom of the bud. I place a button in the center of the 3 open flowers for the center. For the frame on the card I used 2 images found on page 55 of the handbook. They are the Decorative Layer images cut at w- 2.458" x H - 3.931". The card I sized to W - 5.50 x 11. I popped up the frame and open flowers with 3-D foam tape. The scalloped oval was cut at W - 2.194 x H 1.542 found on page 52 of your handbook . The oval was cut at W- 1.819 x H - 1.208 found on page 42 of your handbook.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Card

Easter Card

Card Size - 7.236 x 10.22


Cartridge:   Z1686 - CTMH Art Philosophy
Stamp Set:  B1402 - My Peeps Stamp Set
Ribbons and Trim:  Z1384 - Pink Designer Ribbon Collection
Z1370 - Pink Assortment
Z1372 - Green Assortment
Paper: X7149B - Lucy Paper Pack

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Birthday Card

Birthday Card
The card and teapot are a gift for my Mother's Birthday.

Card Size: 4-1/2 x 4-3/4


CTMH Art Philosophy Cupcake cut at 2.5" on
P. 70 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook
Card Base - P. 70  of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook.
I hid the contour for the cupcake cut out in Cricut Craft Room design software.
Banner - P. 49 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook

Stamp Set:  
D1497 - Cupcake banner and Happy Birthday -
This comes with the CTMH Art Philosophy bundle.

CTMH Ink:  
Z2193 - Cotton Candy
Z2195 - Lagoon

Z1370 - Pink Assortment

Baker's Twine:  
Z1702 - Paradise Assortment

Z308 Liquid Applique
To frost the cupcake. I just let it dry so it look more like icing.
You can heat dry Liquid Applique but for the cupcake I didn't like the puffy look.
 I just let it dry to look like icing on the cake.

Paper Pack: 
X7149B - Lucy - This is such a pretty paper pack.

Z1151 - 3D Foam Tape - I popped up the cupcake and banner with the 3D foam tape. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Family Reunion Invitation Card

I'm updating this post so my subscribers by email have the new links to the products on my shopping site.
So I am re posting this so everyone has the same information and to avoid confusion.

I thought this would make a nice family reunion get together card. Spring is just around the corner and this would be a nice card for an invite for family reunion gatherings.

Cartridge:  CTMH - Art Philosophy - Image found on P. 47 of the handbook.
In Cricut Craftroom I sized the image to cut at 3" the shadow I sized to fit at W: 2.597 x H: 3.472
Stamp Set:  D1506 Family Love                        Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 53
CTMH Paper Kit - X7153B - Florentine                            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 52
CTMH Ink -  Z2123 - Goldrush                         Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 9
CTMH Ribbon - Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon    Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 124
Gems - Z1104 Sparkles                                      Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 126

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge and coordinating stamp sets is really easy.
You just simply look on the plastic sheet that holds your stamp. It will tell you what size to cut your image on your Cricut machine. You size the image on your Cricut machine and cut the image. Next you get the coordinating stamp for the image you cut and stamp the image on the die cut.
It's really that easy. When I post projects I will tell you what stamp set I used and where you can find the image in your Cricut Handbook.

Welcome To The Art Philosophy Collection

If you own or would like to own the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge I am compiling a list of stamp sets that coordinate with this cartridge that is in this post. I found 38 stamp sets that coordinate with this cartridge!
I wasn't aware there were that many stamp sets to chose from. Awesome!

If you don't have this cartridge yet and would like to purchase it from my ctmh website you can find it at this link  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Collection . In this collection you will receive:
  •  3 coordinating stamps sets
  •  3 sheets of chipboard shapes 
  • Art Philosophy Cartridge
These are the stamp sets that coordinate with this cartridge.
I noticed on my Close To My Heart website that not all the stamps that coordinate are outlined in red.
Now with the new system they are show the cut size next to the stamps.
I compiled this list from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book and Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.

              MY CTMH                                IDEA BOOKS

B1398 - Just For You                             Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P.18

C1484 - Love Clusters                           Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 24

C1502 - Princess Wings                         Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 30

C1497 - Pure Adventure                         Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 35

D1506 - Family Love                              Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 53

C1496 - Enjoy                                        Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 54

C1483 - Born To Ride                            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 60

C1441 - Affection                                   Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 65

A1121 - A Blossom                                Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 67

D1491 - Hooray Bouquet                       Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 69

D1458 - American Celebration               Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 79

B1391 - Zoology                                    Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 85

C1501 - New Arrival                              Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 87

D1515 - Play Day                                  Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 88

D1502 - Look Who's                             Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 91

C1464 - Blue Ribbon                             Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 92

B1392 - Key Moments                          Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book  - P. 95

C1503 - The Best Things                       Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 98

D1482 - Love Life                                 Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 100

B1399 - Crafted With Love                   Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 108

D1481- Vintage Type                            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 118

S1203 - Potential            Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 140 - March Stamp Of The Month         

S1202 - Thoughtful Tidings    Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 139 - Feb. Stamp Of The Month

S1206 - Life Is Tweet           Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book - P. 143 - June Stamp Of The Month

C1463 - Harvest Happiness                  Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 35

C1465 - Unscripted                              Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 36

C1467 - Sweet Moments                      Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 41

C1462 - All Hallows Eve                      Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 48

D1494 - Christmas Cheer                     Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 53

B1390 - Countdown                             Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 54

D1480 - Snowflakes                             Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 59

B1381 - Holiday Cheer                        Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 76

A1115 - A Holiday                               Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 76

D1493 - Fill In The Blank - Holiday      Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 79

C1469 - December 25th          Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 102

S1109 - Limited Edition  -       Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 140 - Sept. Stamp Of The Month

S1111 - Cherish The Day -     Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 142 - Nov. Stamp Of The Month

S1112A - Mad About You  - Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book - P. 143 - Dec. Stamp Of The Month

S1201 - Little Reminder  -  Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book  - P. 144 - Jan. 2012 Stamp Of The Month

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just A Note Flower Card

Just A Note Flower Card


Art Philosophy- Spring/Summer Idea Book P. 13 -
Flower cut at 2-1/2" - Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook P. 57
Large flower size - W: 2.931 X H: 3.153
Card Base: 
Cricut Art Philosophy Handbook P. 26 (Instructions below)
CTMH Paper Pack:  X714b - Pemberley - Spring/Summer Idea Book P. 22 
CTMH Stamp Set: B1398 - Just For You - Spring/Summer Idea Book P. 18
CTMH Inks: Z2130 - Indian Corn Blue Z2150 - Sunflower Z2114 - Cocoa
CTMH Baker's Twine: Z1702 Paradise Assortment - Spring/Summer Idea Book - P. 124
CTMH Embellishments:  Z1694 - Bouquet Assortment - Spring/Summer Idea Book - P. 128

The Art Philosophy Cartridge has many card bases. You can use them as they are or alter them on you gypsy or Cricut Craft Room design software. I used the heart card base found on page 26 of your cricut handbook. I hide the heart contour and place an enlarged Flower cut found on page 57 for the card base. You do not weld the flower to the card base. You just place it evenly on the front of the card so the image cuts out. I cut out the card on white card stock first. Next I cut the card out in this pattern paper. Next I stamped my 2 flower cuts. One for the front and one that shows when you open the card. So its 2 sided. The baker's twine was placed in between the 2 flower cuts and adhered together. I strung the smaller cut flower that I stamped in the center of the cut out on the front of the card with baker's twine in between the two card base layers. Next I adhered the 2 card base layers together. This is the first time I made this type of card and it went together easily for me. For inking the stamp I applied 2 inks on my petal stamp using sponge daubers.  Indian Corn Blue and Sunflower.  The green came out when mixing these 2 colors. It created a nice affect for the flower petals.