Monday, September 14, 2015

Thank You Card Using CTMH Kaleidoscope Paper with Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artiste Cartridges

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I created a Thank you card using my new CTMH Kaleidoscope Paper with my Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artiste Cartridges.  It is so much fun trying to create new combinations with all of the five CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  I love the owl and couldn't wait to use it with this new paper.  The colors are much prettier in person.  Purple and Pink are hard colors for me to photograph.  The ink on both sentiments is Gypsy (purple); and the ribbon is dark purple. Purple doesn't photograph well for me.  It always looks blue.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Background Die - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 47
Stripe Die on front and inside - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 47
Owl - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 84
Pink Rectangle (Used a Square) - Cricut Artiste - pg. 48
Sentiment dies - Cricut Artiste Cartridge; pg. 65

Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy, Pixie, White Daisy
Paper - CTMH Kaleidoscope
Sentiment outside - CTMH Made From Scratch C1582
Sentiment and butterfly inside - CTMH Finding The Words D1646
Ribbon - Offray
Ink - CTMH Gypsy

Used Bow It All to create my double bow 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with Handmade Bow (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)
The Paper Girls - Grateful/Thankful (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (cardstock/ribbon) (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Retarte - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting For All Seasons - TicTacToe (Flowers/die cut/DP) (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Gals Corner - Bingo (Flowers/ribbon/2+ layers) (2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (No limit)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
D.R.S. Designs - Make It a Cutie (No limit)
In The Pink - Ribbons & Bows/Pink - (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Simply PaperCraft Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - B is for (Bow) (1 of 3)
My Time To Craft - Owls (No limit)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes ?  (3 of 3)
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes w/Gratitude (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card Mania - Pastel Colors (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes w/option

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  1. 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.


  2. Beautiful papers you chose to use - and I love the die cut shape! That deep purple ribbon is a perfect accent! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  3. What a pretty card, Gloria! I love the cheerful colours, and that sweet little owl!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  4. Just beautiful, Gloria. Thanks for sharing at Clear it Out.

  5. Beautiful DP and your colors look so lively, deep and rich. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. Thanks for entering Crafty Friends ‘B is for…’ challenge with your lovely card… hope you can join us again and good luck xx

  7. Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie WW challenge!

  8. Wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  9. Gorgeous card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J x

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

  11. Beautiful creation. Awesome color choice.

  12. Very cute card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  13. Such a happy and bright card! Love all your other projects too!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  14. Gorgeous card, I love the background. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  15. Great card...thanks so much for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons.
    Fiona DT xx

  16. Fun card! Great tutorial too. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  17. What an adorable card!! I love the colors and the sweet owl!! Thanks so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DT Member DL.ART

  18. Beautiful card and layout, the flowers are beautiful and the colors amazing!
    Hugs, Lori m
    DT Member DL.ART

  19. Lovely card, great colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT. Do come back again.

  20. Love the use of ribbon on your card. Best on OSAAT. Samara

  21. Beautiful cards ! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us in Retarte
    DT Member Susana

  22. What a great bright card! I love the papers and that die! Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  23. A sweet thankyou card, love the colour scheme. Sorry I'm late popping in but thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Girl's Creations.
    Hugs, Sandy

  24. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls for the "Anything Goes" Challenge! -DT Noelle

  25. Beautiful card!!!! :-)))) Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights! Good luck :-)))
    Troppo Stella DT


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