Monday, August 1, 2011

Two Quick Cards - with the Cricut

August 1st - such a great day.  It is the day that Close To My Heart is releasing their Autumn/Winter Idea Book with lots of fabulous new products!

This card was created using the new Cricut-Art Philosophy cartridge along with a great striped paper from the new Believe paper packet and a sentiment from the A Timber stamp set.  First, a 3"x3" card was cut from White Daisy cardstock.  The Art Philosophy cartridge automatically rounds the corners of the card, and indicates the fold line.  Next, the frame with the ornament was cut using Sky cardstock and the sentiment was stamped on the ornament using Holiday Red ink.  Simply layer a piece of the striped paper to the front of the card, add the frame, then add a small knot of ribbon along with a Sparkle to top off the ornament.  Very quick and easy, and also a cute card.

Another card which uses the same striped paper.  You can see that the backside of this paper is actually a nice plaid pattern.  Using the 'Card' feature of the Art Philosophy cartridge with the button, the card was cut with the ornament being a cut-out window in the front of the card.  Another was cut slightly smaller using Sky cardstock and layered on the inside front to form a small mat around the edge of the cut-out ornament.  There is also a rectangle of White Daisy cardstock on the inside left of the card with a sentiment and space for a personal note.  A white ribbon was added and the card mounted on a rectangle of Sky cardstock.

In order to see even more fabulous creations using new products available in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book, visit the Blog Hop/Linky Party on Tresa's Fabulously Artsy blog.   Click on a thumbnail to visit a blog participating in the 'Linky Party.' 

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  1. Cute, cute, cute! Can't wait to play with my Cricut and the new Art Philosophy cartridge.

    Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  2. Very cool, I love how you've used the negative of the die cut!

  3. Oh Sheila I LOVE it! I can not wait to get my hands on my cricut. I have the new art philosophy cartridge but I won't have the cricut to use it until sometime this week. Your sooo creative!


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