Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Birthday Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi to all my followers, fellow crafters and readers.  It was a busy and hot weekend here in Southern CA.  I found some free time to finish a couple cards I had started several weeks ago.  My favorite one is this birthday card; which uses my Bugaboo Silhouette Butterfly and Flowers digital stamp.  I love their stamps; especially the silhouettes.  I love black and white cards.  I think they look so elegant.

I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the base at 5 inches.  I also used the font layer to cut the beautiful doily type cuts.  I completed the inside with the same type of cut.


Inside using two different CTMH stamp sets. The left side is from CTMH "Hooray Bouquet" and on the right is from CTMH "4 My Friend" stamp sets.



Closer view of the left side.


Closer view of the right side.





Supplies used for this card are:
Card base and cuts from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Base cut - 5 in.  Pg 33 - Using card feature.
Cardstock For Base and Digi Stamp - CTMH Daisy White (High quality - heavy)
Black piece square - 4 1/4 with corners rounded.  I think I cut this from Cricut. 
White doily square- Cut at 4 in. - pg 67 using Font Layer and shift
Digi Stamp - Bugaboo Silhouette Butterfly and Flowers - Cut about 2.6 or 2.8
Pearls - larger ones - Want2scrap.com
Bitty Pearls -  CTMH Bitty Opagues Pearl Adhesive Gems (I use a lot of these.)
Ink - CTMH black ink for around edges inside and out.
Adhesive - Tombow Mono Adhesive
Foam Tape

Inside:
Black doily square - 4 in cut - pg 67 - Font Layer with shift
Sentiment on left - CTMH "Hooray Bouquet" D1491
Sentiment on right - CTMH "4 My Friend" D 1510
Ink - Versa Mark (You can purchase through CTMH)
Embossing Powder - Stampendous Detailed White (CTMH sells this; but I had this on hand.)
Tiny butterflies - American Girl punch by EK  (Border punch.)


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - MIM #101 - With Bugaboo Stamps
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes and Rhythm of the Sea - Part 1
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 122 - Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts - Let's Celebrate!
Love To Create - Challenge # 27 - Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties - PPMC51 - Use Scallops
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Weekly Challenge # 22 - Show Us Your Bling
The Paper Girls - Challenge # 13 - Birthdays
Whoopsi Daisy - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Catered Crop - Use The Color White Somewhere In Your Project
Come And Get It Challenges - Adult Birthday Card
The Corrosive Challenge - Challenge # 155 - They Say It's Your Birthday
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge # 38 - Die Cuts or Punches
Gingerloft  - GL 45 - Silhouettes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Try Something New
No Matter Which Challenges - Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge # 125 - White + 1
PanPastel UK Challenge - Challenge #30 - Summer Fun
2 Sisters - Challenge # 103 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - August Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Bling Bling and an Item From Nature
Speedy & Friends - Challenge # 119 - Getting Back To Nature
Anything Goes Challenge - Challenge # 73 - Summer Days
A & T Emerald Fairies Challenge - EFG #29 - Bling
Bearly Mine - Sparkle and Shine
Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge # 31 - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Challenge # 172 - Recipe - 1, 2, 3, 4
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 17 - Anything Goes - Optional Brads/Eyelets
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
365 Cards - Day 160 - Darling Doily
There's Magic In The Air - Decorate with Doilies



Thank you for visiting my blog.  I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves here.  Enjoy!!  Email me if you have any questions about any of my creations and I will be glad to share the details.  Have a fabulous week!! 

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

111 comments:

  1. Your card is so elegant! With the silhouette elements it just looks so great in black and white. Great design!

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    1. Thanks so much Pia for the wonderful compliment. I love the black and white look. I appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  2. Gorgeous and Elegant! I really need to start using my cutting machines. I get so envious when I see cards like this. I guess envy is not a great motivator for me (LOL). Thanks so much for sharing with us again at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Good Luck!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator

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    1. Thanks Chana for the wonderful comnpliment!! I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog and espcecially for leaving such a lovely compliment. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  4. Wow gorgeous cards i love black n white. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and Good Luck, Hugs Trisha x DT.

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  5. OMG Gloria this is stunning I love the black and white colour combo it always looks so classy and elegant the intricate looking detail along with the image looks amazing.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. So Gorgeous, I love the black and white..
    This is a great Creation. I would like to thank you for coming to our weekly challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Challenge Blog.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

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    1. I appreciate your wonderful compliment Tammy! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such sweet compliments. Have a wonderful week Tammy!! Hugs, Gloria

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  7. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

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    1. Thank you Desire for the wonderful compliment and for visiting my blog. I really appreciate your support. Have a fun week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  8. Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

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  9. Lovely and very elegant your card.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

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  10. This is gorgeous, I love the doily layer and beautifully decorated inside.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
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  11. Very stunning black and white birthday card. The elements of nature on the Bugaboo digi are fabulous and your addition of butterflies and the little bits of bling are sensational.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful compliment Lisa and for visiting my blog. Thanks for the wonderful challenges. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  12. Beautiful design and composition, not to mention striking colors! Thanks for playing along with us again at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  13. Your card looks stunning Gloria inside and out. Black and White is always such a classic! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

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  14. This is such an elegant and striking design. Love black and white and the laciness really plays up the contrast. Pretty silhouette stamp, too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Art With No Boundaries.

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    1. Thanks for the loving compliment Bonnie and for visiting my blog. I appreciate your support. Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  15. Love your Black and White Card! Just Gorgeous! :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Cindy, Just popped over to see your blog. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your wonderful compliment. I just became your latest follower. I appreciate the support. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  16. This is such an elegant card! I love that the inside is just as pretty as the outside!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  17. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Anything Goes.xxx

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  18. love the black and white together
    this is cute
    thanks for sharing with at
    Tammys Scrapin Corner
    Lisa DT

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  19. This is lovely and perfect for our White +1 Challenge at One Stitch at a Time. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x D

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  20. stunning card thanks for joining us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

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  21. Gloria - Your card is so elegant and classic looking. I love the combo of black and white - it's perfect for any occasion! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Girls! You've inspired me to get out my cricut later this night~!

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    1. Thank you Judy for the lovely compliments. I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. I am glad you feel inspired to use your Cricut. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  22. Great die!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  23. Gorgeous card so elegant and stylish. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

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  24. Such an elegant ang gorgeous card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

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  25. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions!

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  26. Black and white is very elegant and these doily layers make it that much more elegant. Love the image on the front, so much detail even as a silhouette! The inside is beautiful too and I love how you used the doilies inside as well. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and good luck in the challenge!
    Hugs, Tracey DT

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  27. Very pretty card. All those cutouts are just fantastic, and I love the black and white, such an elegant, beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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  28. This is a stunning entry for our silhouette change @ GL this week
    Elaine DT

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  29. Just love black and white card, so elegant and stunning. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE
    Berni,DT

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  30. Really stunning, I love the floral image and the butterflies and the black and white look fabulous together. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  31. Love your card. Love the black and white and the design. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us on Come and Get It this week.

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  32. Hi Gloria just popped back to thank you for joining our challenge at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  33. Stunning work you can do with a Cri-cut, Love it!

    Thanks for joining our "Adult Birthday Challenge" at Come and Get It!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  34. Wow, an eye popper of a card, thank you for joining us at OSAAT with this little beauty. Jennie DT

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  35. Just awesome!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us on Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Catch the Bug blog. I wish you good luck and hope to see you enter the next challenge too!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

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  36. Such a elegant card. Love the beautiful black and white color scheme and pretty layout. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday.

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  37. Lovely stylish card, Thanks for joining in with our white plus 1 challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

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  38. WOW! Gloria a very elegant card both inside and out!!
    Thanks for joining us at BMC
    hugs
    laney

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  39. This is gorgeous Gloria! Beautiful pattern. Thank you for creating with us at Papertake Weekly :)

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  40. Beautiful card, it all looks amazing, every side of it! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  41. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Carol DT x

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  42. Stunning Card!! Thanks for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this Week!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  43. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs

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  44. Hi Gloria
    Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine with this beautiful card!
    Laura x

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  45. Hey Gloria, I'm wearing another hat....LOL Still think your card is Fabulous, the wonders that can be done with a cri-cut!

    Thanks for joining us for the Challenge at Emerald Faeries....Good Luck!

    Shell~Alaska♥
    EFC~DT

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  46. Absolutely elegant and stunning card. Yes black and white always looks elegant. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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  47. very elegant card wow - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

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  48. I agree - black and white cards always looks so elegant and this is just wow! :)

    Well done for trying something new too :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  49. wonderful,awesome colours too..
    thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

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  50. Such a lovely creation thanks so much for joining us this week at Dream Valley and good luck

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  51. Absolutely wonderful! I must use my cricut more often. Amazing design! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

    Hugzzz

    Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

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  52. Wow, this is so pretty and I love the black and white. It's great that you did the inside too! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

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  53. beautiful card, love the black and white together

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  54. What a beautiful black and white birthday card! The die cut frame perfectly sets off the image. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

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  55. Gloria, Lovely piece, although simple very striking. Thank you for joining us on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria