Sunday, September 20, 2015

Enjoy the Journey with Artfully Sent

Our son just got a new job and our daughter transferred to a new college this fall and I wanted to send them each a card.  I was going through the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge looking for ideas and came across this option on page 21 of the booklet.  This jumped right out at me as an option that would work for both of them.  While they aren't necessarily traveling; it is a new journey for them.

I cut one card at 7" and the other at 5", for the larger card, I backed the sentiment and used glitter glue I had on hand for the stars.  On the smaller card, I backed the stars with silver glitter paper and added a couple of white enamel hearts for additional accents.  Inside each of the cards, I mounted the star cut-outs, no need wasting perfectly good stars!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fallback to Football

This is a "fallback" card made with retired Close to My Heart products that I had laying around.  If you happen to have a piece of the barn red paper left from the fundamentals paper pack, you can make a perfect football for cards or decorations!

Here's what I used for this card:

Artbooking cricut cartridge - cut the football from barn red fundamental paper at 5.5" (back with some white for the laces cut-out section) and the Football title in white from page 82 and then cut grass at 1" real dial size from Olive paper.  Mount on Ivy Lane background paper and  you are all set.

Celebrate National Stamping Month

 National Stamping Month Special

September is National Stamping Month, and this year CTMH has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello!” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 —a savings of $6.90! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. Join in the fun by posting artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife. 

Here are the stamp sets in the Hello Life collection:

*Offer valid September 1-30, 2015, while supplies last.


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