Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thinking of You/Friend Card Using Anna Griffin Garden Cards and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridges

Hello friends.  I hope all of you are doing well.  It has been hot here in Southern CA and we really need rain.  I know a lot of you are still getting lots of rain and thunderstorms.  Please send some my way.  LOL!  When I lived in FL; I hated that it rained so much.  In Missouri, I hated all the storms; as they included tornado's many times.  Now, I miss the rain and the thunderstorms with the lightning.  Isn't it strange?  We are never satisfied with what we have. LOL!

I bought a few new Anna Griffin Cartridges when HSN had a big craft event.  I loved her butterfly cards and sentiments too.  I very rarely create a 5 x 7 card; but that is what this is; and I love it.  I created this one for a very close friend that also loves butterflies.  I haven't sent it yet; because I am having trouble parting with it yet.  I just finished it a few days ago; and I want to look at it a while.  Do any of you have that problem when you create something for someone else?  

The colors on this card are pink and blue; but this picture doesn't look pink for the background behind the butterflies.  Everything is much prettier in person.  This card is one of the crafts you can make on the list of crafts; but I made some changes to it.  I didn't want to buy the banners that were on it.  I created my own banners using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and the font on the Design Space to write my sentiment.  I thought it still turned out very well.  The inside sentiment was also part of that craft card; but I added the butterfly and the flower inside to jazz it up a bit.  I also added the larger image behind the sentiment inside.  You can't see it; but I added glitter gel around all the items; so everything sparkles. It is so much prettier in person.  

Card Created Using Anna Griffin's Garden Cards & Embellishments
Banners - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Inside Card 

Supplies used to create this card:

Find card on Design Space main section of Ready to make projects (I made some changes to it; so mine has some differences.)
Card base, butterflies, Sentiment - Cricut Anna's Garden Cards & Embellishments
Sentiment die - Cricut Anna's Flourish Cards & Embellishments
Little flower circle on front and flower inside - Anna Griffin's; but didn't write down name
Banner/Tags on Front - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Cardstock - CTMH Colonial White, White Daisy. With Sky and Blush Retired
Bow - Offray ribbon
Glitter on base of products - Sakura Gelly Roll Clear
Bling - Ki

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I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes/Summer (No limit) (Monday)
Card Mania - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Crazy Challenge - Summer Vacation (2 of 4)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/ribbon) (No limit)
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - Country (Butterflies/flowers)  (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creative Card Crew - Dies Cuts (2 of 3)
Papertake Weekly - Don't Be A Square (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 5)(Thursday)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Time Out Challenge (No limit)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Sunshine (1 of 3)
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes (1 of 1) (Other Dates)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes/no digis (1 of 5)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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First Row Across Top (Left To right)
A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning
B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath
C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love
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2nd Row
A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes
D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar

3rd Row
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory
C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend

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C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird
B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly
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  1. Gorgeous card, love the background and fab butterflies. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

  2. Fabulous card design.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  3. Your card is very beautiful Gloria. I have had that happen too - not wanting to part with cards I make. I am certain your friend will love it:)
    Hugs, Bonnie

  4. Very beautiful card! Gentle and light! I am sure your friend will love it! These cute butterflies look fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing your work with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck!

  5. Beautiful colour combo and love the butterfly background cut out, its so pretty. And the inside of your card is just as gorgeous! So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

  6. I love the layered butterflies! Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  7. Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Gorgeous card, great colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Ghallenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  12. Absolutely beautiful. Love the butterfly background. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  13. Beautiful... Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Hope to see you for our next challenge. Good Luck.
    Hugs Diane Louise x

  14. Gorgeous card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet GDTx

  15. Lovely card, love the sentiment thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  16. great card Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  17. Wonderful card! Love the butterflies! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  18. So precious your card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  19. Gorgeous colors & beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#270!

  20. Love all the butterflies you used on the card. Lots of detail and layers. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crews challenge

  21. Gorgeous layout

    Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow

    Helen x

  22. Beautiful!!! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  23. Lovely card. thank you so much for joining us at Petal Lu x

  24. Lovely card! I love your choice of colors! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights! -Maria


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