Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Balloon Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello.  I hope everyone reading this is having a good 2014 so far.  I heard that a lot of people are still having snow this month.  I am so sorry that Spring hasn't started for everyone.  I hope it comes soon to everyone in USA or wherever you may live.  I can't keep up with the weather in other country's. It is hard enough to keep up with the different weather across USA.  We have had a few cool and windy days here in Southern CA; but nothing to complain about.

We have been having a lot of earthquakes this past few weeks in Southern CA.  I have felt several of them; but nothing compare to the ones in Chile.  I hope they go away soon.  I have heard that earthquakes were caused by excess energy.  I guess it has to go somewhere; but it is very frightening to me.  I grew up in MO and FL; so I am more familiar with tornadoes and hurricanes.  I don't like any of them; but you don't have a warning for earthquakes.  

Let's change the subject to something a lot more fun.  You have one more week to join the wonderful challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 89 - Wings.  I love everything with wings; even bats. LOL!  I grew up with bats around; so I think I outgrew my fear of them.  That might change if I had to deal with them every day.   Remember; if you use a DS4J digital stamp; you are eligible for the main prize.

I created a shaped Easel Card Using DS4J "Spring Fairy" and "Birthdays Are Stardust" Digi Stamps.  One of the best things about Digital stamps; is that you can size them to as small or as big as you need; to fit whatever you are working with.   You can also change the color of the image outline; like I did for the sentiment.  I love stamped images too; but we all need a little variety, right? I have been in the mood for shaped cards; so this is my first to make into an Easel card.  It was fun. Here is the tutorial - Easel Card.  You can find more tutorials and videos on my tabs at the top of the page.  Have fun.  

Easel Card Using DS4J "Spring Fairy" and "Birthdays Are Stardust" Digi Stamps

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cut:
Card Base, Flourish, Dragonflies and Shapes - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Frame around image and sentiment - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight

Paper - CTMH Balloon Ride
Cardstock - CTMH Sorbet and White Daisy
Image and sentiment - DS4J "Spring Fairy" and "Birthdays Are Stardust" Digi Stamps
Bling - Recollections

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y13, E31
Shoes, Wings, Dress - B000, B00
Flowers on dress, shoes, basket and head - CTMH Sorbet Light and B000
Leaves on Flowers - CTMH Sweet Leaf Light
Basket - E35

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Getting Girly (1 of 2)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Spring (1 of 3)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Alphabet Challenge - D For Diecuts
Crafty Catz - Springtime (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Inky - Spring/Easter (1 of 2)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Patty's Creations - Fancy Folds (1 of 2)
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin'  For The Weekend - Spring Colors (1 of 1)
Stampin With The Dragon - Spring Time (1 of 1)
Totally Papercrafts - Pastels (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Use Your Stuff - Die Cuts (Stamp set, CTMH Cardstock, Cricut Explore)
Just Inspirational Challenges - Family or Friends (2 of 3)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches (2 of 3)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more Die cuts (2 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings (2 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - Welcome Spring (1 of 3)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist (1 of 3)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Feminine (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - Dies and/or Punches (1 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy - Things With Wings (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)

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  1. Beautiful shaped card, so romantic ! Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  2. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  3. this is such a beautiful card Gloria.

    gr karin

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. Fabulous shaped card, Gloria! Great colours and such a pretty image!
    Hope those earthquakes go soon. Sounds terrifying! xx

  5. Beautiful card, love the pretty paper and your dragonflies too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  6. Thanks for playing in our "Fancy Folds!" Challenge #89!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  8. Gorgeous card Gloria. Such a pretty image and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  9. Gorgeous creation Gloria! I love that image and the fabulous shape! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  10. wonderful card...love this..lizzi sss dt

  11. Cute, cute card! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" challenge.

  12. Very pretty easel card great image & lovely colour combo.
    Thanks for joining us at patties creations fancy fold

    Tracey dt

  13. A gorgeous card... loving the image and colouring... and the inside too!

    Thanks for sharing in this challenge at Paper Nest Dolls.

    Christine x (DT)

  14. Another beautiful Gloria special. Just adore the autumn colouring.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. Very neat, bright card. Love those dragon flies and flourishes.

  16. Such a beautiful card! I love the shape, the colours you've used & the great image!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. super card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  18. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs this fortnight
    Wendy xx

  19. Beautiful card, lovely image!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  20. Fabulous Card with lots of vibrant colour and great details.

    thanks for taking part in the Stamping Dragon Challenge with us.

  21. Such a beautiful card and use of dies, thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons, good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

  22. So pretty, love that fairy!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  23. Wow what a stunning card love the colours

  24. Beautiful shaped card! Love the bright red coloured edges really makes your pretty image pop!
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - much appreciated. I am a member.

  25. Hi Gloria - this is a beautiful creation. It looks so intricate and the colours combine beautifully. Thank you for your lovely comment and for following me on my blog. I am a happy follower of your blog now. Have a great day - Michelle x

  26. Such a beautiful card thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

  27. Such a beautiful card thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

  28. Your creation is lovely Gloria and just perfect for our Dies and Punches theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x
    I have a Grand Calibur to be won here

  29. Gorgeous easel...fabulous shape. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  30. So pretty Gloria, love the shape, image and colours here, thank you for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  31. What a very pretty card beautiful fairy. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi daisy this week. Good Luck!

  32. wow !!! it's a wonderfful card!!! thanks for just inspirational

  33. Beautiful shaped easel card,pretty papers and image and love the corner dragonflies-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  34. Sweet and elegant. Love the colors and image. Thanks for sharing at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  35. Lovely card & fab sentiment too! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge over at Crafty Calendar this month, hope to see you again!
    hugs Jo x

  36. Such a sweet card :) Lovely colors, thanks for joining our challenge at Sunflowerfield Designs
    Hugs, Mari

  37. Really beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon xx

  38. Easel cards are my favorite. Your card is so beautiful. Love those adorable draginflies. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  39. Jolie carte !
    Merci pour ta participetion au just inspirationnal challenge !


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