Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thank You Card Using Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal & Soirees Cartridge with CTMH products

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is still hot and muggy in Southern CA.  I hope it is cooling off in remainder of the US.  I haven’t had much time to play lately.  I spent the last 3 days on the Internet and phone; trying to find a microwave that would fit on our counter top in place of the old one that quit working.  LOL!  

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I found time to create this really quick card for my mother’s caretaker.  She loves my cards; so I decided to create her a Thank you card.  I don’t know what my family would do if there wasn’t someone willing to take care of my mother.  It is a blessing to have someone who can do those things for my mother; and to check on her 5 days a week.  I asked her to come and stay with us; but she isn't able to fly on a plane right now; and she really wanted to live at home.  

I traded products with a friend of mine; so I was able to get the Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal and Soirees Cartridge free.  It is fun when you trade with friends; rather than having to buy everything.  She had two; so I took one off of her hands.  LOL!  I love butterflies; and thought this was a very pretty card.  I had a challenge finding a place for the sentiments; so they wouldn't show through to the front.  LOL!   I could have added a back to the front of the card; but I liked it open; as it was meant to be.

Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal and Soirees Cartridge
Thank you card

Inside card
Using CTMH August SOTM
I didn't want the sentiments to show through the butterflies; so I had to turn the sentiments at an angle.  LOL!

Supplies used to create this card:

Card base - Cricut Anna Griffin Bridal & Baby Soirees Cartridge

Cardstock - CTMH Sky Blue, Gypsy and Canary
Sentiment - CTMH August SOTM
Blue Bling - CTMH Enamel & Glitter Dots Z3122
Purple Bling - CTMH Purple Glitter Gems (retired)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Remembering Summer (1 of 2)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - No patterned paper (1 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/bling) (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Make It Girly (1 of 2)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Cardstock/Bling) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Little Red Wagon - Clean and Simple (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Alphabet Challenge - No Designer Papers (No limit) (Friday)
Bloggers - Come Fly With Me (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (1 of 3) (Saturday)
My Sheri Crafts - Hello, Thinking of you, etc.  (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Amusing - Anything Goes (No limit)
Artistic Stamper - Things With Wings (No limit) (Other Dates)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. What a super thank you card, love the open design, thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and we would love to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

  2. Such a very pretty card, lovely colours and design. Thank you for sharing with usat Creative Moments

  3. This is beautiful Gloria, I love all of the butterflies and your gorgeous design! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  4. Just a beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  5. What a great idea to die cut the actual front of the card - I don't think I have ever seen it done that way before! So glad you are sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#139 – ATG / Twist CYOC]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  6. Such a pretty combination of colors on your card! Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at your Scrapbook Place.

  7. Very pretty this card with all the butterflies.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck in the draw.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 119, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  9. oohh--I like ta card! great job! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!

  10. I love the butterflies and the open design! So very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with u at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  11. Such beautiful butterflies! Great design! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  12. Pretty colour combo. Lovely design.

  13. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

  14. Beautiful card! Love Anna Griffin's cartridges! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

  15. Original card! Thanks for joining us at Retarte59 in Stampartpapel
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  16. Thank you for joining the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPT LInky Challenge - your creative art is lovely- great butterfly front!! and we hope to see you again! Have a blessed week! Gail DT

  17. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

  18. What a beautiful and intricate card! Great die cut front - great idea and such a beautiful design! Thank you so much for joining us at TTCRD this week!
    Kamila DT

  19. Nice card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

  20. this is so very beautiful Gloria

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  21. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  22. Lovely card Gloria. Thanks for joining in with this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper. Debs DT

  23. Beautiful butterfly card. I love the intricate layer.THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE

  24. SUch a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie WW Challenge! Hugs

  25. Thanks for sharing more of your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 119, Hazel, DT x

  26. this is just a lovely, lovely card! The die cut is spectacular. If I got this card I would feel very special! Robin Hawkins

  27. Lovely card, great image & design!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~


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