Thursday, November 20, 2014

Missing You Card Using Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge with CTMH Brushed Paper

Hello Friends.  I hope everyone is feeling well and staying warm.  Our weather has cooled off quite a lot in the past few days; so hopefully we are finished with the really hot weather. We have had a lot of company lately; and the smells from clothing, hair, etc. have really caused a problem with my health.  I felt a little better this afternoon; but have been having a really rough time; especially the past week.  I was barely over my husband's family visiting for two weeks and then my family came for 11 days.  I loved having them here.  I just wish I wasn't allergic to all the smells from laundry detergent, deodorants, hair products, etc.  

I created a bunch of cards in October 2014; using my new Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge; but haven't had time to post them until recently.  I created this one for my mother.  It was my first card to actually learn how to write something besides one word with my Cricut Explore. LOL!  I am very excited now that I know how to use it.  It sure makes creating and adding sentiments so easy.  I forgot to use punctuation on it.  LOL!  

To find codes to use with the Cricut Explore; click on the picture on my sidebar; that is titled Cricut Explore Design Space. Narelle created these codes; so we could find the images more easily.  Thanks Narelle. These codes make creating with your Cricut Explore and CTMH Cricut Cartridges so much easier.  Just click on Add Images on the left side of your Design Space, then make sure it says "All Images", Type in the code using the number sign and the rest of the code; then click enter.  You must own these cartridges before the codes will work.  CTMH Cricut cartridges are not part of the Design Space program; unless they are purchased from a CTMH Consultant.  

Inside Card Using Cricut Explore to Write Sentiment
This was my first attempt to do this; other than the word Thanks on a frame.

Supplies used to create this card:

Card Base - Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge pg. 14 or #M13157D Cricut Explore
Paper - CTMH Brushed 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Hollyhock, Pixie
Sentiment inside - Written with ink on Cricut Explore.
Bling - Recollections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes (No limit)(Sat)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Gold & Ivory (No limit) (Monday)
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Anything Goes with Cricut (No limit)
Crafty Boots - Remembrance (Sent to my mom) ( No limit)
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes/Twist/Glitter (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - More Than One Fold (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Stash Bling) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Everybody Art Challenge - Circle on Your Card (No limit)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Things with Wings (No limit)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Option Sparkle (No limit) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes ( No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Crafty Little Fairies - Not A Square (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Creative Knockouts - Bling Is The Things (1 of 2)
Delightful Challenges - You're A Gem (1 of 1)
DL.Art Challenge - Anything Goes (One per day)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

My New Cricut Artfully Sent Creating Cards Part 1 Video

I love this new cartridge! I am sold on all of the Close To My Heart Cartridges; because they are so fabulous.  This newest one is a card lovers dream.  If you have the Cricut Explore; I think it is even more fun once you figure out how to work with it.  All the cards are in one piece.  You need to resize the entire card; change colors of the pieces by ungrouping; if you want to change them; or just click Go and figure out the colors as you change the mats.  So easy!   My Cricut Explore was a fabulous investment for me.  It has saved me so much time; and advanced my creativity to a new level.  I still like to add things to the cards sometimes; and I love changing the inside of the card to the one that I want.  

Just use the square or rectangle on either the Cricut Art Philosophy or Cricut Artiste cartridge for the inside piece and add whatever you want to it.  The Art Philosophy square and rectangle have rounded corner and the Artiste has square corners.  You can also mix and match the inside pieces from other cards on this cartridge.  You just have to ungroup and click on them to hide the pieces you don't need or don't want to cut.  You can write words or cut words; depending on your preference.  

Be sure to check on my sidebar for the picture of a Cricut handbook page, titled Cricut Explore Design Space.  Click the picture to find the codes to use in the Cricut Design Space for all 4 of our CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  The Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artfully Sent.  It is much easier to enter the codes; than searching for the individual pictures.  See the titles at the top of Narelle's page for the codes. You must enter the number sign and the full code for it to work.

If you have any questions; please contact me either by comments, email, text or phone.  I will respond to all questions.  I am here to help make creating easier for you.  

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


  1. Beautiful card. I love the butterfly and the colors you used.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART NOVEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  2. You certainly make good use of your Cricut, I am ashamed to say that I have never used mine. However, having seen your lovely card I am tempted to get it out of the box.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

  4. What a sweet card, bet your mum loves it. Thanks for joining in our challenge Anything Goes over at Penny's paper crafty and good luck. Take care Jennifer (DT member)

  5. Lovely card Gloria - love the dimensional butterfly. Sorry to hear of your allergies - thay can be so debilitating. Hope you are soon fully recovered.

  6. it's a beautiful card Gloria

    gr karin

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - DT

  8. Such happy, cheerful colors! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  10. Very pretty card. I love butterflies! Haven't ever used a Cricket, may have to be on my wish list.
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!

    ♥ Monica
    DT Member for Creative Knockouts!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  11. A beautiful card. Love the design. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  12. Such a pretty card!! Love the butterfly. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  13. I'm sorry you are allergic to all those smells, that has to be hard especially when company comes to stay. I know my husband's nose has become very sensitive since he has been getting chemo and I've had to de-scent our house. Your card is fabulous! I don't have this cart yet, but it is on my list to get next. I am in love with all the CTMH Cricut carts too and they are my go to cartridges. I think your mother will love her card even if it has no punctuation in it. lol The Explore is next on my list to get as well. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  14. What a gorgeous creation! Lovely colours too. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT. Nikki DT

  15. Stunning. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  16. Great card, the butterfly in the fold is a pretty idea..
    Thanks for joining loves Rubberstamps,
    Hugs Blankina

  17. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  18. Beautiful card Gloria thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination on this week's challenge
    Dianne x DT

  19. Love the shape of your card, very pretty. The way you have cut the butterfly looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  20. Very unique card. Thx for joining Bbtb this week


  21. This is really pretty, Gloria. I'm always taken back by your pretty cards and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. This is fabulous, such a wonderful design.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  23. such a fab card, thanks for sharing over on artistic inspirations x

  24. I love your pretty butterfly card. It is so springy! You did such a great job on the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  25. This is truly stunning. Lovely design and colours - wonderful work - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and Good Luck - Michelle x

  26. Such a PRETTY Card!
    Thank You for joining us last week at AI!
    Have a GREAT Day!

  27. A fabulous card Gloria, a lovely design and gorgeous colour scheme - your die-cut elements are stunning!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge
    Heather xx

  28. So pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  29. Very nice creation - I like it so much! Thanks for joining EAC.

  30. Thank you so much for joining us for our Word Art Challenge this week. We are always so grateful to have someone with your talents showcase projects for our challenges. Thank you for joining us...we appreciate you so much.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  31. beautiful card thank you for joining Get Creative challenges - good luck

    Judith DT x

  32. Very pretty, Gloria. I bought this cartridge over a month ago, and haven't found time to get it out of the packaging. Thanks for joining our "You're a Gem" challenge this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT member

  33. Such a pretty card. Love the cheerful colors. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

  34. Lovely color scheme and such a fabulous design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Get Creative.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  35. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge!
    Helen x


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