Welcome to the Simply Inspired CTMH Blog Hop featuring the newly released Artfully Sent Cricut Collection. This amazing new Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart helps you create personalize cards for holidays, special occasions, and those just because moments in no time at all. I am so excited to share it with you today. You are going to love it.
If you have come here from Debbi Fournier’s Blog you are on the right path for more handmade masterpieces. This blog hop is one big circle, so you can start here and work your way around to see all of the fantastic project ideas. If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating Consultants here.
It’s easy to hop along with us. Just click the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one.
The “Celebrate” card I chose to share with you today was so quick and easy. The Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge is scaled to make this 5″ x 7″ card so you do not have to figure out any dial sizing. I cut the sentiments overlay out of Silver Glitter Paper, and I layered scraps of Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment behind each letter for a bold pop of color and texture. So simple, yet great color, shimmer, and a festive finished project in minutes.
Here are the steps.
1. Cut the overlay as shown on page 7 of the Artfully Sent booklet. (NOTE: When you cut this card as it is shown, the cartridge is designed to cut the whole card shape out for you. By doing this all you have to do is fold the card in half to have a finished project. I chose to cut the “Celebrate” section off to layer on a separate white base later.)
2. Choose a variety of colors to layer behind the letters. These are small pieces of the Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment that I had left after created some scrapbook pages for fall. I really like texture on the Paper Fundamentals. One side of each paper has a resist type texture and the other a contrast printed texture. I used the resist side for this project. Doing this type of layer is a great way to use up your scraps of paper.
3. Glue colored papers behind the sentiments overlay. Glue those small pieces of cardstock to the back of the overlay. If you are using the card as it was cut, be sure to layer a piece of cardstock over the small cardstock color strips so that they do not show when you open the card.
I chose to cut the overlay down by 1/4″ so that I could layer the overlay piece on the front of a solid white card base. This also created a border to frame the “Celebrate” message.
As you can see, using the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge from Close To My Heart let me a put together a cute, handmade card in a snap. The Collection even comes with three exclusive stamp sets and a package of White Daisy Cardstock. It is a great way to have beautiful cards at your fingertips. I am excited to for more creative time to try out some of the other 700 designs on this cartridge. There are pop-up cards, pocket cards, and so many more great projects on this cartridge.
Are you ready to see more fabulous ideas on how Artfully Sent can help you with your creative projects? Click this link to hop over to Blythe Shupe’s Blog and enjoy the fantastic project ideas she has created to share with you. Be sure to visit all of the Consultant blogs in the Simply Inspired CTMH Blog Hop. There are just so many possibilities with this latest addition to the CTMH Cricut Cartridge Collections.
Thank you for visiting my blog and have a fabulously creative day. Michelle Snyder