Saturday, July 13, 2013

CAS Card with Cricut Artbooking Overlay

I needed a special thank you card for a friend. Words from a song we had sung in church many times kept going through my mind - Give thanks...with a grateful heart...  You may know another song by Hezekiah Walker called "Grateful." I've been reading that GRATITUDE is a very healing practice. I was challenged this week to start a gratitude album, so you may see that in the near future.  This card is a simple beginning.

The new CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge has some amazing features. It can make mini-albums and two page 12" x 12" scrapbook pages with all the features sized appropriately to take out the guess work. It has great titles and words - I counted 124! Here's a quick, simple card I made using the polka dot background on p. 51.  I was inspired to use this feature after seeing the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays to use Polka Dots!

 I used the Overlay feature  of the "rR" key, (portrait orientation) cut with Real Dial Size at 5" to fit my 5.5" x 4.25" card. I attached the overlay using mini-glue dots in a few strategic places along the edges. I wanted the main part to stick up just a little, but not pop dotted.

The overlays and other images are pre-sized to fit the 8" x 6" baby album featured on that page. That's why you need to use the Real Dial Size key to change their sizes. If you are interested in pre-ordering this cartridge or getting it for half-price, with it's 3 stamp sets and matching chipboard sets, please email me and I'll explain my special discount:

All of the supplies used on this card are from Close To My Heart. The dotted heart stamp is part of the Cricut Art Philosophy set. (Each cartridge has three sets of stamps that show what size to cut each image.) The gray satin polka dotted ribbon didn't reflect the light well in the first photo, so I turned it a little in the second photo.

The sentiment is part of  the "Abundance" stamp set retiring at the end of this month. These are some of the stamps I'm featuring throughout this month.  The polka dotted paper is a sneak peak of paper that will soon be available!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays #109 - clean and simple with polka dots
Crafting by Designs -Anything goes with the twist "Thank You Cards"
Crafty Friends #7 - Inspired by a Song ( "Grateful" by Hezekiah Walker)
Creative Corner #27- Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #111 - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges - Give Thanks
Sister Act #15 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting! May God fill your heart and mind with awareness of the many things you can be thankful for!



Birgit said...

Very pretty Card! Polka dots all over your Card :-) even on the ribbon! Really like it!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card :o)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

mel b said...

very pretty card...the colours are so gentle and work great together

thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

Love Mel xxx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "inspired by a song” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

(DT Crafty Friends)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card
Thanks for joining in our challenge at crafty friends
Hugs Kelly

Deb said...

Wow, this card is fully loaded with polka dots, but still so CAS!!! Amazing!!! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Chris said...

Great card, I love how you carried the polka dots thru on every element of the card.
thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

Lindsay said...

LOVE the polka dot die cut on this! Seriously fun Vicki! Thank you for sharing it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous :o)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Thanks so much for sharing your card and inspiring me to start a gratitude album. I love the circles on your card and that gorgeous ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)