Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thank You Cards Using CTMH "For Always" Paper and Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Hello fellow crafters.  I hope everyone is doing good and enjoying the remainder of the summer weather before it turns fall.  I am ready for cooler weather; but I don't really feel I did much this summer outside due to the heat.  I haven't made it to the beach at all this summer.  I usually like to go there in the spring and fall; because there are less people.  Having to deal with the smells of sunscreen, cologne, perfumes, etc. makes it very challenging for me to take a walk on the beach when it is full of people. 
I created a video on my YouTube channel for these cards; if you would like to watch it.  They are very simple cards; but so elegant.  I have shared a few from this paper pack in the past; but this time I used the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to create a border; which adds even more to them.  You could change the stamp and use this card for any occasion that you needed including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, congratulations, encouragement, inspirational, baby card or sympathy card.
Card 1
Using Cricut Artbooking for 1 inch real dial size border.
Blue Hills Studio Punch Marta
Sentiment - CTMH "A Flowering Bunch" S1306 (Retired SOTM)
Ink - CTMH Black
Card 2
Using Cricut Artbooking for 1 inch real dial size border
Sentiment - CTMH "Thoughtful Tidings" - S1202 (Retired SOTM)
Ink - CTMH Desert Sand
Card 3
Using Cricut Artbooking for 1 inch real dial size border
Sentiment - CTMH "Thoughtful Tidings" - S1202 (Retired SOTM)
Ink - CTMH Black
Card 4
Using Cricut Artbooking for 1 inch real dial size border
Sentiment - CTMH "A Little Thanks" D1444 (Retired)
Ink - CTMH Black 
 Card 5
Punch - Blue Hills Studio Honor
Sentiment - CTMH "A Flowering Bunch" S1306 (Retired SOTM)
Ink - CTMH Black
Card 6
Punch - Blue Hills Studio Lace
Sentiment - CTMH "A Flowering Bunch" S1306 (Retired SOTM)
Ink - CTMH Black
Oops!  Accidentally got the script upside down on this one.
Card 7
Punch - Martha Stewart Deco Fan
Sentiment - CTMH "A Flowering Bunch" S1306 (Retired SOTM)
Ink - CTMH Black
Supplies used to create these cards:
Border Die Cuts - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Paper - CTMH "For Always" for all 7 cards
Ribbon - Offray
Ink - CTMH Desert Sand and Black
Thanks a Bunch - S1306 CTMH "A Flowering Bunch" (Retired)
Many Thanks - S1202 CTMH "Thoughtful Tidings" (Retired)
Thank You - D1444 CTMH "A Little Thanks" (Retired)
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Something New (paper)
Cuttin and Stampin - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday - Uninked Stamp - "Thank you" stamp never used
Artistic Inspirations - Clean and Simple
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Your Choice
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes (1 of 8)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers (Flowers on some of cards.)
Love To Scrap - Bingo (Flowers, Sentiment and Ribbon)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Monochromatic
ABC's Challenges - Lots of Layers
Clean and Simple On Sunday - Floral Fantasy (1 of 1)
Dream Valley Challenges - Monochrome
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Clean and Simple
Allsorts - Use Your New Stash (New punches/Another new pack of "For Always")
Our Creative Corner - Words, Words, Words
Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts and Punches
Bloggers - Flower Power
Card Makin Mama's - Black, White and one color
 Creative Corner - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
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  1. Awesome B&W artwork!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  2. It's so beautiful! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Not a Square

  3. Black and white is just so classy, and you have created seven very classy projects! Great variety! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!


  4. Wow, all cards are so beautiful, I need to make some more B/W cards!!
    Love the borders.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  5. Very stylish and elegant set of cards thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week Tracy x

  7. Wow these are gorgeous!!! Love the different looks too! Thanks for joining us at sweetstampsblog.com

  8. Very nice! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  9. I love the black and white! It's great to see the same design for several cards and yet each of them is different.
    thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  10. Great collection of elegant cards, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  11. These are so elegant and beautiful. Thank you for sharing them for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 'free choice' challenge, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

  12. Love your black and white cards! Thanks for playing along with The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  13. Thank you for sharing your beautiful black/white creation with us at 613 Avenue create. The cards are sophisticated and stunning.

  14. All the cards you made are fantastic and striking. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!!

  15. Such chic, elegant monochromatic cards - they look so smart. I love that script too... Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  16. The black and white contrast is always so effective especially with such clean lines as these cards have. Thanks for joining our summer flowers challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

  17. Great cards with all this black and white style that is so elegant and smart! thanks for sharing at Use It Tuesday!!

  18. Such a beautiful card, love the image and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  19. Beautiful thank you cards and the black and white always has that touch of elegance. Thank you so much for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. We hope to see again real soon for more fun and btw good luck in the draw.

    Mema and her girls

  20. These are all so stylish. Love every one of the designs but my favourite has to be the zig zag lines. They really pop off the page. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. Beautiful and elegant set of cards! Thanks for joining our summer flowers challenge this week at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week!

  22. Lovely set of cards... One of my fav paper packs!

    Thanks for entering AI this week for CAS. Good luck
    Carmen DT

  23. Very pretty card, love the shape and image and cheap grosgrain ribbon you used, thank you for playing along with us at personalized ribbons wholesale Challenge this week, good luck!

  24. Beautiful cards Gloria, I am following you too now, thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day.
    hugs Teresa

  25. Stunning designs! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

  26. The design is simple, yet charming and beatiful!! Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  27. Gorgeous cards - very elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month! Love from Laura xxx

  28. Just lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Cuttin and Stampin!

  29. Great cards thank you for joining us at CAS on sunday.

  30. Lovely cards! Thanks for taking part in the CAS on Sunday challenge!


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