Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking in August - Blog Hop #1 Card

Welcome to our Artbooking in August Blog Hop. If you just arrived from Amy McVey's blog, you're in the right spot.

I hope you'll let our 40 talented CTMH consultants inspire you with their creativity this month.   Each Monday in August, we will be posting artwork to our blogs.  You can follow our blogs or set your alarm to make sure you do not miss a post!

Our challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  ( yes - we all have retired paper packs in our 'stuff' and this cartridge is perfect for using up paper!!)  Our mission is to design each of the following:

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or giftable item 

We were able to choose what to make and when to post it. AND if we wanted to add stamps to our designs, that was o.k.  You will not want to miss any of our totally awesome and fantastic artwork!!

My first post is a card with several elements from Artbooking. This is obviously an amazing cartridge for making scrapbook pages and mini-albums, but by using the real dial size feature, it's also perfectly amazing for making cards.  This is the Anniversary card I'm giving my husband this month.

 This card uses the Laughing Lola paper pack. The sentiment frame was adhered to one of the chipboard frames that comes with the Artbooking. It was cut from Lagoon cardstock at 2.5" real dial size (p. 85 shift Photo Mat 1 <Little Toes> key). I replaced the Lagoon center mat with a white one the same size, perfect for stamping the sentiment from 4 My Friend (D1510).

The heart border from p. 80 was cut using the scrapbook suggested size, 11," not real dial size. It was a great size for a 6" x 6" card and was easy to back with patterned paper.  I used <Sugar and Spice> key, shift Border.  Using the same key, I cut the black flower outline: 2" real dial size Icon (no shift).  The flower, my favorite part of the card, has a fold out center that makes it 3-D!

I used gem and ribbon embellishments from the Laughing Lola Assortment and one of the Sparkles Black Flourishes.

You are ready now to go to Maureen O'Sullivan's blog!

If you have any questions please send me an
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks  #153- add some bling
Cards Galore - Bingo (middle row across) gems, die cuts, inks
Ladybug Crafts - something floral
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #35 - Wedding or Anniversary (for our anniversary this month)
Paper Crafting Journey - punches or die cuts


Adeline E. Brill said...

Beautiful card!

Amy McVey said...

The blog link is fixed. Thanks for letting me know. I love this card!

Shalana said...

Super cute card!! TFS

Jean M. said...


Sonia Kertznus said...

Very pretty card... thanks for joining SACC this week...SK :)

Casandra Bennett said...

Your artbooking cuts look so feminine on this card. Love it.

Polly said...

I did not realize the flower did that! I will have to go cut one. Very pretty

Linda Pekrul said...

Very pretty!

Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen said...

Great card! I love that heart border.

Josie Smith said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
My personal blog:) !!!
Thank you for joining in the fun at Craftin' Boutique:) !!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Very pretty card! I don't know what I like better--the delicately cut black flower or the flower border--I guess I'll have to try both of them! thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

PaperDaisies said...

What a beautiful card. Love that beautifully cut flower as your focal. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Tamie said...

Amazing use of bling! I love how you used it on your layout! Wonderful inspiration! We are sure glad that you shared it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks


Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT 4CC!