Friday, September 16, 2011

Sonoma - Cards with "Shape"

My very favorite feature of the new Art Philosophy cartridge for the Cricut machine is the card 'feature' which cuts a fabulous card with each image on the keypad.  

For this shaped card, the base was cut using Cocoa cardstock, and then a slightly smaller card was cut using the paisley paper from the Sonoma kit.  The patterned paper card was then cut at the fold line, one half placed on the front of the card, and the other half turned over so the reverse side of the paper would be on the inside of the card.  It really gives a nice 'complete' look to the card.  For the sentiment, the image is stamped using one of the stamp sets that is included with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The coordinating shape was also cut using the Cricut in graduated sizes for a layered look.  

A long and narrow card, this features different papers from the Sonoma kit along with the 1/2-inch 'zip strip' that is included on each piece of patterned paper for a border.  To add a little sparkle, Rhinestone Designer Brads were added to the sentiment piece.  

Quick and easy - use the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut a ticket-shaped card, add a smaller ticket shape with a stamped image from the included stamp set, and you have a unique card.

An overview of all the shapes that can be cut using the 'Card' feature of the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Some of the cards have specific shapes for the outline of the card, while others have rounded edges and a cut-out 'window' in the front of the card. 

All stamps, inks, cardstock, and patterned paper used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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  1. Sheila, these are beautiful cards....I especially like the second one.

  2. Your cards are really pretty! I especially love the rectangular one.

  3. CUTE!! and thanks for the book recomendation. I will add it to the very LONG list of books to read. So many little time.

  4. These are really cute. If you look at my blog I gave you a blog award because I love reading your blog. you can find it here at

  5. LOVE your work Sheila! I too passed an award onto you. You are always inspiring me and I thank you for that.


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