Monday, September 21, 2015

Birthday Card For Male using CTMH Urban Paper, Sangria Paper and CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge

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I created this adorable card using the precolored version of Imagine That Digis By Kris Ted and Trudy's Wagon and sentiments for a birthday card; for my brother in law.  I use Kris's images all the time; but found this cutie while searching her shop for a birthday card pertaining to a cow.  I love it!  I uploaded the colored PNG version to my Cricut Design Space; which prints and cuts to the Cricut Explore.  So easy and so much fun!  I cut an extra one for the cow farmer inside too.  I found the corn on Cricut Disney Pooh & Friends Cartridge and the pumpkin on the NEW Cricut Artistry Cartridge.  I hope you enjoy it!  

Used precolored version of this digi.
Corn - Cricut Disney Pooh & Friends Cartridge
Pumpkin - Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Scalloped Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Inside Card

Frame - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Scallop Border - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Pumpkin - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Supplies used to create this card:

Scalloped circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Pg. 31
White Scallop die - Sizzix
Corn - Cricut Disney Pooh & Friends Cartridge
Pumpkins - Cricut Artistry Cartridge; pg. 44
Punch border on front and one inside - Recollections
Frame inside - Cricut Artiste Cartridge; pg. 60
Scallop border inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 64

Image and sentiments - Precolored version of Imagine That Digis By Kris Ted and Trudy's Wagon
Paper - CTMH Urban and Sangria
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Sunset
Green and yellow cardstock - Recollections
Inks - CTMH Sunset & Sky (retired)
Twine - CTMH Twine (retired)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Imagine That Digis By Kris - Customer Link Up (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Make My Monday - Nature (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Our Crafty Corner - Autumn Colors (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Hat (1 of 3)
The Paper Girls - Sweater Weather (Fall/pumpkins, corn, colors change) (1 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Fall Theme (cardstock, twine, ink, punch) (No limit)
Where The Heart Is - Add Some Text (1 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - Fall (1 of 3)  (Tuesday)
Doodle Pantry - Anything digital (1 of 1)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes/Bright/Colorful (1 of 4)
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic (1 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (5 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting For All Seasons - Layer It Up (3 of 3)  (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy  (3 of 5)  
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
4 Crafty Chicks - Circles, Circles, Circles (No limit)  (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (5 of 5)
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenges - Celebration (Birthday) (2 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Catz - Special Occasion  (1 of 3)
Creative Artist Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
A Gem Of A Challenge - Boys, Boys, Boys (No limit) (Saturday)
Di's Digis Designs - Fall Colors (1 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle  (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)
Pile It On - Color Combination  (No limit)
Quirky Crafts - Animal Magic (3 of 3)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)

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  1. Your card is adorable. Love that you used an Imagine That digi, and one of the newest sets. Great sentiments.

  2. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


    Be sure to check out my card kit what a deal!!!!!! with CTMH stamps

  3. Wow this is super Gloria!! I love the colors you used -papers are PERFECT!! Love it 😘. Thanks so much - please feel free to link this up in our customer gallery xx

  4. OMG Gloria your card is just so pretty and I love the stamps you used. They are just so cute! Thanks for joining us over at UYS for our Fall Challenge! You nailed it!! Hugs DT - Shirl :)

  5. This fall card turned out beautiful I love the image you chose and the ears of corn. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge

  6. Such a darling card!!! Perfect fall themed image and colors too! Thanks for playing along with the PaperGirls!

  7. Wonderful card, love the cute cows! Thanks so much for playing along over at MMM this week!

    xo, Martina
    ***Ms. Jagoda***
    ***Make My Monday***

  8. Adorable creation, I love it...
    Thank you for joining in with the September challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck… We would love to see you gain sometime…

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  9. A fabulous card and images. The sentiments are brilliant.
    Thank you for joining in with the September challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck x

  10. Those cows are adorable! This card makes me smile!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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

  12. A super autumn card, bringing in the harvest. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday Caz DT

  13. OMGOSH this is so adorable!! I love the images and colors :) Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  14. super cute and beautiful card Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. This is super cute!! That image is adorable and the dies with burlap and twine are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  17. Welcome back Gloria - another fun cow card! You are on a roll with these designs! I like the corn you found to go with the image of corn in the wagon! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge! I noticed you had a notation of (No Limit) next to your link back to Aud Sentiments - we actually have a limit of five entries - please check our rules at the bottom of our post! The good news girlfriend is that this is your fifth entry for this challenge so you are perfectly legal!! Yea!!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  18. Gorgeous Autumn card Gloria! The images are super cute and so beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  19. Oh gosh, more cute cows and awesome die cuts! Love this farm scene! Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you for our next challenge too!
    Jennifer, DT

  20. Cute card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  21. This card is the cutest! Love those little cows! Thanks for joining our fall themed challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  22. Beatiful card and love the image. Thank you for joining Crafting For All Seasons this fortnight. Good luck, we hope to see you again soon.

    Erin (Blog Owner)

  23. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  24. love the image on your creation, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  25. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

  26. Oh how sweet, the Cricut embellies match the image perfectly, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  27. Love those cute cards!! You did a fabulous job in creating them!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog!!

  28. Love the colours - great work. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at UYS - DT Majo ♥

  29. Very lovely this card. I like the sentiment inside.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion. Good luck
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  30. Such a cute card those cows made me smile. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT xx

  31. Oh I do love this card and so nice to see it again its such a great design and happy card. Thank you for joining us at Where the HeArt is. Helen DT xx.

  32. This is such cute cards and I love the design and colours. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back joining our new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

  33. What a lovely card! Just perfect for our fall challenge. Thanks for joining the fun at Creative Card Crew

  34. Ooh this is over the top with cuteness and I love the autumn colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  35. Beautiful card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the HeART Is.

    Helen x


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