Thursday, January 17, 2013

Magic Birthday Card Using Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy

Hi to all my wonderful followers, friends and fellow crafters.  It is starting out to be a fabulous New Year.  My husband and I took a mini vacation and went to Sacramento and Redding, CA to see all the gorgeous mountains and scenery.  We went to Mount Shasta and several other places.  It was great to see the snow; but I wouldn't want to live with all that ice again as I did in MO.  My husband did all the driving; so it was very relaxing for me.  It was nice to get away for a few days.
I made this card before our mini vacation for a dear friend of mine named Rose.  I thought it was very appropriate for her since it had roses on it.  Rose was like a second mother to me when I was a child.  Her daughter, Jakye and I were best friends in grade school/junior high and inseparable.  Jakye tracked me down after over 30 yrs of losing touch with each other.  It is so great to reconnect with my long time friend.  

I used a digi stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps called "Moody For Flowers".  I love their beautiful digi stamps and this one is one of my new favorites.  I used the tutorial found on Marianne Skjelstad's blog. I fell in love with this "Magic Card" as soon as I saw it. Check out the tutorial and try it out for yourself if you haven't already tried it. I think this is my new favorite card design.  It isn't that hard to make with the wonderful tutorial. 

Inside Card

Inside Top of Magic Card

Inside Bottom of Magic Card

Supplies used for this card are:
Die Cuts and flowers - Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy
Cardstock for card base, Doilies and sentiments - CTMH White Daisy
Paper - K & Company
Color Cardstock - DCWV (Textured)
Image - Paper Makeup Stamps - Moody For Flowers
CTMH Markers -
Flowers - Cotton Candy, Cotton Candy Light, Ruby,
Blouse - Juniper Light
Hair - Creme Brulee and Creme Brulee dark
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Flower package - RV00
Ink on flower edges - CTMH Ruby and CTMH Cotton Candy
Ink inside - CTMH Ruby
Inside Birthday sentiment - CTMH Birthday Script Stamp Set (B1208)
Relax sentiment - Unknown
Punch - Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch Around The Page
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
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  1. lovely project and thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at Allsorts
    x catherine

  2. WOW, Gloria this card is beautiful!! I love the beautiful flowers on your card!
    Have a great day.

    1. Thanks Gerda. It is nice to hear from you again. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Hugs, Gloria

  3. stunning love the colours thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  4. Beautiful card, love all the different parts to it. Will be checking out the tuturial for it. Thanks for joininig us for vickies Challenges at Lady Anne's

  5. Too cute! Love your coloring!

    Thank you for joining us at CMC! Hope to see you again soon!


  6. Wow, this card is gorgeous, thanks so much for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. Great card I too love the different parts to it...
    Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  8. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing that tutorial and for bringing your project to 613 Avenue Create.

  9. A beautiful creation - love it all and will certainly be checking out the tutorial - thanks for entering over at Ruby's Rainbow xxx

  10. What a beautifull card! Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends, hugs Rachel

  11. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  12. Lovely card...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  13. Totally beautiful card! I really love the layout of it! How fabulous to reconnect with an old friend.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

    1. Wow Vicky!! Yet another hat!! I am in awe with all that you do. Thanks for visiting and for the fabulous compliment. Hugs, Gloria

  14. This is just too cool! It's amazing--that fold is super fun and I adore the darling digi and coloring! Thanks for joining us at CYDI!!! I hope you join us again soon--and I hope you have some time to join me at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday for our challenges this time around as well! HUGS and happy weekend! :)

  15. So lovely. Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Celebrations

  16. A wonderful card, beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  17. a gorgeous card with awesome details!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  18. It's gorgeous!Love it.Thanks for joining us at ATCs with Attitude.

  19. Really love this layout. And, a really creative folded card. I am visiting from Simply create, so "Hi".

  20. Such a pretty card, thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  21. Lovely card design, nice folded card, will try this! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Some Thing New with Pink Challenge!!

    (Lyn) DT

  22. What a pretty card, I love the papers you have used and your layout.

    Thanks so much for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

    Linda xox

  23. What a wonderful creation and beautifully decorated inside and out. Tpped off with the lovely image, Perfect. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  24. Beautiful, with so many wonderful layers!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.


  25. Lovely shaped card, might have to try that one sometime, perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing it with us at Bearly Mine Challenges.

  26. Hi Gloria . Thanks for sharing link for tutorial for this project . Yours is a stunner .Beautifully decorated ,with fab papers and image and punched edges .

    ps Thanks for comment on my posts .Comments are not published until I moderate them . Hope that was the only reason for the delay with your last comment .

    1. Thanks Shirley-Anne. I realized that after I did it twice. Sorry about that. Thanks for your wonderful compliment. I love your work as well. Hugs, Gloria

  27. A beautiful card

    Thankyou for joining us at Rubys Rainbow for our "Smile" challenge

    Hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  28. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with the DT from Frilly and Funkie, love the colors and your image is just great, Hugs Terry xxxx

  29. Hi Gloria, your card is lovely, so lacey and feminine. I'm sure that Rose is going to adore it. Great to read that you had a mini holiday, it's always nice if someone else is doing the driving.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic) We look forward to seeing your next creative project.


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