Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rose Blossom Garden Challenge 1

The Site: Rose Blossom Garden. Challenge#1.

The first challenge is to use the "Happy Birthday" key on the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge - pg 70 in the book.
This was a perfect first challenge as it is my hubby's birthday and I got to make him a wonderful card!

I used CTMH Chantilly paper along with CTMH Dutch Blue cardstock (sadly this color is retired). They blended wonderfully together to create a masculine card.

Here is the card and envelope:
And here is the open card:
I tried to use as many different elements as are available on this one key as possible. Yes!! Only one key was used for everything except the word "Adam" and the number "46". All the remaining elements were cut from just ONE key!! This card did not use all the different possibilities from the one key.
Imagine what can be done with the entire cartridge!!!

The card base was cut at 4.5" from the card stock. A second card base was cut from the Chantilly paper at the same size to use as a liner on the inside flap. I shifted it down just a touch to have the zigzag peek over the top. Then I recut the card base at 4" to create the inner cupcake.
The envelope was cut at 4.5" from CTMH Chantilly paper.
"Happy Birthday" and the envelope "diamonds" were cut at 1/2".
"Adam", "46" and "Years Old" were cut at 1".
I cut 2 cherries - 1 in chocolate, 1 in ruby - at 1" then glued only the stem from the chocolate cardstock onto the cherry.
Yes, even the sprinkles were from the same button. They are the centers of the "Sun" cut at 1/2".

I had a lot of fun creating this card for the challenge. Why don't YOU join me and create a project as well?

Don't have the supplies needed? Click on the link below the pictures to go to my shopping site to start your "keying" adventures.

Cricut® Artiste Collection    $99.00 Z1790




Chantilly Paper Packet    $9.95 X7163B

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Welcome Lorina Gudmundson!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

I ask that you join me in welcoming Lorina as our newest CTMH sister! Lorina has been an avid crafter for many years and brings a wealth of experience and a ton of imagination and enthusiasm to the paper crafting world.

From gorgeous layout to beautiful cards and fantastic 3-D projects, Lorina can help with any project you have in mind!

Sign Up and Celebrate!


It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.