Monday, March 10, 2014

Art Philosophy Birthday Card

I have several birthdays coming up among family and friends. I think it's so important to let them know how special they are by sharing some love with a card. This one was fun and simple to make thanks to the inspiration on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

The Art Philosophy Cartridge (only sold by Close To My Heart consultants) has two cards associated with each key. Some of them are shape cards and some of them have cut-outs, like the flowers above. If you cut the card at 5.5", the matching dimension is 4.25" that perfectly fits standard envelopes. You can see the shape index of all the cards here.  I used the shift card on page 65:

This was a design that was dressed up with the simple addition of Cotton Candy cardstock on the back of the front cut-outs. I used a thin embossing strip for the top, a strip of CTMH Lollydoodle paper and an older CTMH "Bubblegum" organdy and the sentiment (from the set shown below) stamped with Slate ink. Some enamel flamingo dots and aqua dots in the centers to match the Lollydoodle dots are the final addition.

B1442 $9.95  

This was a fun, easy card to make so I quickly made four. You can cut two out of a white 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock.  If you have the Art Philosophy cartridge and haven't tried this you should consider making one. If you don't have the cartridge yet, feel free to check out the details on my ctmh website and see the stamp sets and chipboard sets that come with it. I will be sharing more Cricut cards in the next two weeks.  Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Craft-Dee-BowZ March Challenge - anything goes with handmade bow
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #9 - Anything goes/favorite colors (mine are bright and pretty combos)
Craft It Up Link It Up  -  Birthday linky party
Crafty Creations #258 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Ribbons #79 - Anything goes with ribbon
Digistamps4joy #87 - add a Birthday Sentiment

Love to Create Challenge #106 - anything goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Bright colors
Whoopsi Daisy - Birthday challenge


Barbara Bruder said...

What a sweet card. Great design and love the colors you've used.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

lalkygirl said...

what a pretty card ,love the colours and embossing
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at crafting from the Heart and good luck x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD A BIRTHDAY SENTIMENT’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Asha said...

Thank you for for kind words, Vickie. Your card is so sweet, love the colours, so pretty.
xxx Asha

Anna-Karin said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hugs Anna-Karin

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty ribbon and embossing! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


Creative M said...

Such a beautiful card!! I LOVE it!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Loz said...

Fabulous card and colors Vickie. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
Karen C

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Vickie.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Zenita Smith said...

Great card! The embossing at the top really sets it off. Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge

Laura W said...

Lovely clean card, well done :) Thanks for joining the 'bright colours' challenge at Melonheadz Friends. I hope to see you Monday when we play again :)

Betty said...

A very pretty card . Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and good Luck