Sunday, August 9, 2015

Adorable CTMH Artistry Card for the Joyful Stars August 2015 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for the month of August!  If you have arrived here from Betty's Blog, you are on the right track.
 Have you seen the new Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge yet?  It is called Artistry, and I am having quite the time getting artistic with it.  All of the layers and elements on my Adorable card were cut from that cartridge.  I love how I am able to just drag some cute little pieces into my Cricut Design Studio, and with a 6" square card in mind, I can just drag each piece until it is my desired size, and layer the pieces just as I would like to see them as a preview on my card, and all before I even stick the paper to my cutting mat!
Speaking of paper, I am anxiously awaiting September 1st, when CTMH's new Annual Inspirations Idea Book will be live, and I will have a bunch of new paper lines to create with.  Until then, I am using up some scraps of CTMH's Seaside paper for just about all of my layers, along with a smidgen of green from our Brushed paper pack just for the leaves.  I love the beachy color palette of the Seaside paper, don't you?  A few sequins from our Oceanside Sequins served as my little embellishments.
The best part of this project is that the Artistry cartridge, featuring over 700 images, is available NOW!  (And CTMH is now offering a digital only version, although you still receive 3 coordinating stamp sets and an Enchantment paper pack, just like the cartridge version, but at a savings of $20!)
Here is another view of the card.  Thank you for stopping by to see my project.  Please follow my blog to keep up with all of my papercrafting endeavors.  Next up on the hop is my fellow Jersey girl, Marie Flayer


  1. very nice card, thank you for sharing

  2. Your card is a beautiful combination of colors, patterns and Cricut cuts. I can't wait to try that lovely flower.

  3. Such a beautiful card!!! LOVE how you used the background/overlay....and the colors - just gorgeous! :)

  4. Beautiful roses! I love how you "popped them up" and used sequin centers. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  5. Great card! I love how you combined the papers and cricut cuts.

  6. Your card is so pretty...I love it!