Monday, August 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Card Using Cricut Artistry Cartridge

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I created several cards using the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; which was just released August 1st by CTMH.  I love this cartridge.  I wanted to show the versatility of the cartridge; so I created very different cards so you could see a wide variety of what you could create with it.  I have been creating cards, not scrapbooking or crafting; but this cartridge is for those and more.  It has 700 images.  You can find out more about it on the tab at the top.  I would love for you to watch my new videos on my YouTube channel.  

Cricut Artistry Cartridge/Collection
All dies are from this cartridge

Inside Card
Star background
Frame & Sentiment - Cricut Artistry Life Is Sweet D1680

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies - All dies from the fabulous NEW Cricut Artistry Cartridge (See my video on YouTube channel for directions, page numbers and sizing.)
Cardstock layers of Pixie and Gypsy are from Cricut Artiste, pg 48 (Resize square)

Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Gypsy, Pixie, Canary and Crystal Blue
Frame and sentiment stamp inside - Cricut Artistry Life Is Sweet D1680 (See picture below)
Ink - CTMH Gypsy

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Happy Birthday (No limit)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock) (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Tuesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Bloggers - Birthday (No limit) (Friday)
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Use Something New (Cricut Artistry Cartridge/Stamp inside) (2 of 2)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Allsorts - Favorite Color (Purple/pink/yellow) (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Happy Birthday (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Journeys - Anything Goes With Purple (No limit)
Great Impressions - Add a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Pile It On - Bright Colors (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Favorite Colors - Another fav - (pink/purple/yellow) (3 of 3) 

Both the regular Cricut Artistry cartridge and the digital version include;
 3 fabulous D size stamp sets; which all coordinate with the die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and also a 12 x 12 pack of Enchantment cardstock; featuring 7 new colors.  

3 - D Size Stamp Sets are included and pictured here.  Every stamp matches die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Life Is Sweet 

Perfect Picture

Love Right Now

Be sure to find the correct name of this one; as the others are very close.  We have 5 Fabulous Cricut Cartridges.  Here are their names and links.

If you have any questions, please contact me through the information on the About Me/Contact Information Tab above.  The quickest is to call or text me.  Sorry, but I have a lot of scam callers and scam email.  Spam too.  

August Stamp of the Month

Only $5 with a $50 purchase in August Only

The August Stamp of the Month is another fabulous set that coordinates with the new Awesome  Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and is available for only $5 with a $50 order beginning August 1st.  The three frames on the left are die cuts on the Fabulous New Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

We have a complete list of retiring items you can find by clicking "Retiring Items". These will be until Supplies last or until August 31, 2015.  

Click on  "While Supplies Last" to see Clearance items.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 

It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Summer colours Birthday card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  3. Hi Gloria-cute card and love all the dies---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  4. Hi Gloria just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  5. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
    Good luck x

  6. Lovely card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Simply Create Too!
    Hugs, Danielle x

  7. Stunning creation thanks for joining the use something new fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)

  8. Så flott kort.
    Takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  9. Beautiful!!! love colours combo. Thanks for joining us in our Use something New Challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT

  10. Great card! I love the colors! I am sorry that this week the linky doesn't work at Sister Act Card Challenge, but the information you left at the comments doesn't bring directly to this blog post. It says that the page you are looking for doesn't exist. In order to qualify for the prize you should fix that. xx

  11. Hi! It is me again :). I found another comment in our blog that has a direct link to this post so I am not sure if you fixed the link already or you entered two cards to our challenge. In any case, thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hugs.

  12. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at SBC this month.

  13. Hi Gloria! What a fun card! I don't have the new cartridge "yet", but of course I will soon. I love the Purple background of course :) Thanks so much for your kind comments and for joining my Purple Rain challenge this week. Come back and visit any time.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  14. LOVE the fun colors on this card! The dies you used are fabulous together, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  15. what a sweet card Gloria
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  16. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 118, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  17. What a great use of your dies, and your card is so cheerful and bright! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  18. Love all the die-cuts. well done! I'm so happy you joined our Challenge last week and would like to invite you to join us again with our Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. Just want to share God's Word to you coming from 1 Peter 1:24-25 which says, "For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you."

    Have a blessed day!
    JO ANN

  19. super cute..thanks for sharing at Pile It On

  20. This is adorable and love all the diecuts and colours. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

  21. Gorgeous make, love it! Thanks so much for joining our Something New challenge over at
    Claire xx

  22. Such a happy card. Inside and out. I love the bright colors


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