Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Swing Cards Using Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridges

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #61 - Theme Mother's Day

Hi all you wonderful crafters!!  I am so excited!!  I am still mailing out gifts and trying to reach all  the winners for my CTMH Anniversary Celebration.  It was my first give away and it was so much fun!!  I had the drawing on Monday and I gave away a total of 23 free prizes - thanks to my wonderful sponsors who offered 12 free Digi stamps to go with my 11 prizes.   I really appreciate everyone who participated.
It's time for another fantastic week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Challenge 61 - Theme Mother's Day!  Our sponsors this week are QKR Stampede and Digi Stamp Characters.  Our Guest Designers this week is Kim Bowman and Cindy Groh.  Be sure to check out their blogs to see the fabulous creations.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer on Tammy's Scrapin Corner; just add GDT behind your name when you enter for your chance to win a spot on the team for one of our challenges.  We would love to have you join the fun!!
I had so much fun creating this card that I decided to create two Swing cards.  One of my winners/customers told me about the Swing cards on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge; so I had to try it.  I actually cut several different card bases and will be showing them at a later date.  The first card I created was for my Mother and the second one is for my daughter.  Our CTMH double sided papers are fabulous for the Swing card.  It is an easy card to make; but I want to try some different ways to decorate it for the other ones. 

There are 9 different patterns on page 52 of the Cricut Artiste handbook.  Each one has a matched shape from either the Cricut Art Philosophy or the Cricut Artiste Cartridges.  The overall size of the card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 making the card a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.  Rebecca, another CTMH consultant developed a chart with size and shapes, page numbers, etc. for each of these cards.  Click here to see her creations and click here for the PDF file she created.  Have fun creating.
I chose QKR Stampede Roses for my image this week.  I colored my roses to match the paper.  I hope you enjoy these two cards.  I found a very cute Mother's Day sentiment for the front that you can get free from Hannelie at her Desert Diva website.  There are several Mother's Day sentiments on that first link and many more sentiments on the 2nd link.  She has some really awesome sentiments.  Enjoy.
Outside of card with front half of Card folded back to the left

Outside with angle to show how card opens

Closed completely flat.  I used CTMH double sided paper; which is like cardstock weight.

2nd Swing Card - For My Daughter

Card From The Top - I hope this helps you to see how to create this card.

Inside 2nd card - Same as first; but different bling swirls.
Supplies used to create this card:

Card Base - Cricut Artiste Cartridge - page 52 shift Accent 2 at 5 1/2 inches
Card Stock for Sentiments - CTMH White Daisy
Die Cuts to match card - Cricut Art Philosophy - page 53 - Square 4 at 2 1/2 inches
Paper - CTMH Flirty (retired)

CTMH Markers
Leaves - Topiary
Flowers - Honey, Sorbet and Ruby

Outside Sentiment - Hannelie at Desert Divas
Inked edges on outside image - CTMH Goldrush
Inside Sentiments - CTMH Country Born (D1543) (I love this stamp set!)
Sentiments and Inked edges on inside - CTMH Ruby
Flourish Bling - Recollections
Round Bling - 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My May Special!

I am offering a choice of either Cricut Artiste Collection  or Cricut Art Philosophy Collection for only $89; which includes free shipping and the May Stamp of the month (SOTM) from me. 

Send me an email if you want to purchase either of these collections to so I can pay the shipping and for the FREE SOTM.  You cannot order this special online.  I will send you an email to pay through PayPal.  You do not have to be a member of PayPal.  All you do is click on the link I provide in my email to make your payment with a credit card.  Very easy. 

Cricut Artiste Collection

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

CTMH May Special  

Take a look at the new fabulous paper - DREAM POP!! 
Purchase for only $10 with a $35 order - May only!!
Or get it free when you join my CTMH team for only $49.  ($165 CTMH products FREE!)

 24 sheets of paper in the DREAM POP package!! The 12 solid cardstock colors have a shimmer to them with a pattern and there are 12 dual sided printed papers.  2 each of colors shown.  They are gorgeous!!  Order yours today!!

Only $5 with a purchase of $50 or you can buy it for $17.95 with no purchase.
Such an adorable stamp set.  I love it.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate your comments and love to hear from you.  I would love to have you as a follower. Thanks to everyone who reads my blog and all of my fabulous followers.  You are the reason I continue to make cards and try to find new things for you to learn.

Check out my two clubs on the tabs above to earn free products.   I also have free videos and tutorials located above as well.  Have a wonderful week.  Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mothers out there. 

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Gloria,
    this is such a gorgeous card. I loved seeing the inside and the making of this card.

    Thank you for a great week on the Design Team
    at Tammy Scappin Corner

    Hugs Tammy

  2. just love those folds. I need to try making those. I really love the colors you have used as well!

  3. Super gorgeous card,Gloria. Love the folds, the paper and the rest of your fab elements too.
    Michaela xx

  4. Amazing cards Gloria. Love the folds and the use of double sided paper. Great use of swirls. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  5. Beautifully creative. Great design, colour and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  6. Yur cards are so beautiful! great patterned papers and I just love the way the card opens and closes
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  7. Wow!! love both your mothers day cards -- Wonderful papers-- How sweet to make a mothers day card for your daughter.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #108 Mother’s Day challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene ;D

  9. Pretty card! I love the sentiment and butterfly! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  10. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Love the design of this card!Great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  11. Simply beautiful. Lovely fold. Nice bright bold colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Tracey DTxxx

  12. Beautiful and creative Gloria. Like it so much. Jackie DT member ds4j

  13. wonderful cards. I love the design of these.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner challenges this week.
    Tammy DT

  14. Fabulous card. Love the patterned paper, it looks great. Nice sentiment too.

  15. Beautiful Mother's day card!! Thank you for joining us at DRS Designs!

  16. so gorgeous.fabulous design and i love your floral details and bold colours.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Lovely sweet card and layout, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  18. Wow! The card it's so cute! Lovely patterned paper! I'm visiting from MIM.

  19. Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Mother's Day

  20. Lovely bright colorful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  21. Gorgeous fun fold creation. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs.

  22. I came to sign for the newsletter chance but I am so happy to have seen your beautiful cards! I love that swing card and have never seen it made so lovely. Your Mom and Daughter are sure to love them.

    1. Thanks Manderly for dropping by. Be sure to click open the newsletter. It isn't showing you on the list for having opened it and that is how I am keeping track of who is eligible. Thanks for the lovely comment. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  23. Lovely cards. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  24. This is very beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  25. Gorgeous card and image Gloria..Loz
    Visiting from MIM...

  26. Fantastic card, Gloria! Love the color combo.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs, Sharon

  27. Fabulous card...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  28. What a beautiful card! Such bright and fun colors. Thanks for joining us at CMC.

  29. Lovely card, Lovely bright colours!

    Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  30. Wonderful Cards, Beautiful designs...Love the colours! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week... May x x x

  31. oh Gloria, these are absolutely gorgeous! love the papers, the cuts and of course, those sentiments! perfect mother's day cards!!
    thank you for sharing your creativity @ Inspire Me Fridays!!

  32. What delightful cards, both of them! I love swing cards and you did such a good job! Thanks so much for joining us at CI Paints this week!

  33. Great cards! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  34. OMG this card rocks! How cleaver are you!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar, hope to see you again soon.
    Brown Sugar DT

  35. Hi, just popped by to admire your creation and thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  36. Such pretty cards! Love the fold and all the details. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  37. Oh my this is beautiful, I adore all those wonderful embellishments, paper and pretty colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  38. Beautiful job!!! Love all the cut outs! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

  39. You did a great job with those swing cards; they look great!!
    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges!

  40. Hi, Gloria,
    Both cards are absolutely fabulous! I love the swing card for your daughter. Very nicely done!
    Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  41. Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krews *Flowers* challenge !

    Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  42. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your really striking cards, great colours you've used. Jennie x

  43. Beautiful embellishments and fabulous image and design. Digistamps4Joy.
    Berni (DT Member)

  44. Your card is beautiful, I am back again for that reason and to
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  45. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! HUgsxx

  46. Beautiful card♥ Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenge - Floral Fenzy

  47. Oooh la la, love all that bling.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  48. Beautiful!! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  49. very neat card! I've never seen that fold before! Thanks for playing along with us at Cut it up!

  50. Wow, two beautiful cards, great design and love the bright papers. Sorry I'm a bit late popping in but wanted to say thanks for joining the challenge at 613 Avenue Create last week.

  51. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

  52. Such fresh, vivid colours - what a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  53. Thanks for sharing with us at the Great Impressions May Celebration Challenge!

    Love the fun fold and great creation!

    ♥ Sue Kment


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