A Grateful Heart

Nothing basic about this circle card featured in October’s Just the Basics card class.  I love shaped cards and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge makes easy work of cutting them out.

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I started with a Saffron card base and stamped the wreath in Memento Black Ink for use with my Shin Han markers.  It’s difficult to see in the photo, but there is some Gold Shimmer Brush used on the feathers for a little sparkle.  I finished off the card with some Gold Shimmer Trim and Gold Sparkle Gems.

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment and make sure you come back and visit again soon.

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Happy Times – National Scrapbook Month

Welcome to the National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop – today we have over 30 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their art using the Happy Times paper packet.  If you have come here from Helen Gullet’s Blog you are on the right track.  If you started here that’s ok, too, the blog hop is a great big circle and you can just work your way around.  If you get lost around the way you can find the complete list on Melinda’s Blog

Happy Times might be labeled as a paper packet for National Scrapbook month, but my first love is card making!  Today I’m bringing you a shaped card from the Art Philosophy cartridge using the Happy Times Paper packet.  I just fell in love with the bold floral that I used for the background.  The sentiment is stamped in Fern using the new Bitty Birthday stamp set from the new Seasonal Expressions.  The flower is from the Happy Times coordinating stamp set which I stamped and then fussy cut.  The pink enamel gems finished off my card.

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The Happy Times Paper Packet can be yours for free during the month of May with a qualifying purchase!  This fun paper includes beautiful florals, gold foil details and more!  You can also purchase this paper packet for just $14.95 US with no purchase requirement.  There is also a coordinating D-sized My Acrylic Stamp Set Happy Times available that coordinates perfectly with the papers.

Now hop on over to Sheila Bennett’s Blog to see what Happy Times she brought you!  Be sure to visit all the consultant blogs to gather some amazing inspiration using this beautiful paper pack and stamp set.

The Happy Times Blog Hop corresponded with the Color My Heart Dare this week so I linked up to the challenge.  The design team created some amazing artwork using this paper packet as well so stop by and take a look after you finish with the Blog Hop!

Remember that Happy Times is only available during the month of May.  Contact your Close to My Heart or (click here) to see how you can get this paper packet for free.

Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

December’s Card Magic

 

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I am super excited for my December Card Classes…I have these three fun cards featuring products from the Seasonal Expression 1 which went live on December 1st.  I love bright spring colors and of course anything to do with LOVE!

If you’d like to learn more about my card classes, please post a comment and include how to contact you.

Happy Crafting!

Tracey

Pinterest Inspired

 

Sometimes I feel that even though I’m inspired by things that I “pin” on Pinterest that I really don’t take the time in real life to make them.  It’s sort of like when I was playing Farmville on Facebook and my husband suggested that instead of watering the crops virtually that my own flowers were dying in real life.  So after my little inspiration search I decided that I’d pick a couple of the cards that really were going to challenge me.

I love playing with shaped cards so this Viva la Verve card inspired me to use up some scraps and think outside the square box.  The top card is the sketch I printed from the internet and the bottom card is mine.

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Here’s a close up of my card

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I started by cutting a Outdoor Denim card base using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I love all the shaped cards that this cartridge has to offer and I had several circle cards to choose from.  I then pulled scraps from my Claire paper packet (I’m still on my journey to kill my stash).  When I was laying out the pieces for my card I really thought that if I embossed the square with the DOTS embossing folder that it would tie it in nicely with the dots in the large floral B & T.  My flower was also cut from Art Philosophy using Blush cardstock and another scrap of Claire B & T it was all layered and attached with a retired bling brad.  I added a clear sparkle flourish for some WOW factor.

The lesson I’d like to leave you with is that if you use Pinterest to get inspired, make sure you put that inspiration to work for you…get away from your computer and into your craft room.  There is no joy to crafting if you don’t craft!

Tracey