Friday, October 16, 2015

Birthday Card Using Sangria Paper and Cricut Artistry Cartridge

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I realized that I rarely create cards that don't have a colored image on them.  I decided to try something different.  I created this birthday card for a dear friend of mine; and I am very happy with how well it has turned out.  I used the fabulous new CTM Sangria and the new Cricut Artistry Cartridge for the inside portion.  I hope you enjoy this card.

Using CTMH Sangria Paper Pack and Joy Crafts Dies on front

Inside Card
 Inside die  - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Supplies used to create this card:

Butterflies - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
Border - Memory Box Tessatina
Banner - Cricut Artistry Cartridge; pg. 6
Inside Sentiment frame - Cricut Artistry Cartridge; pg. 48

Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Pomegranate
Paper - CTMH Sangria
Ink - CTMH Pomegranate
Ink splatter on card - CTMH Ink Blot D1660
Sentiment outside - CTMH Card Chatter Birthday D1475 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Happy Everything D1653 (retired)
Bling - CTMH Glitter Gems Z1807

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - R is for Ribbon - (No Limit)  (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Make Your Own Background (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Wags 'n Whiskers - Fall Colors (1 of 2)
 Crafty Friends Challenge - Gems/Pearls (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Ribbons & Bows (No limit)
Fashionable Stamping - Changing Seasons (Autumn/Fall) (1 of 3)
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes w/twist (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Pink (3 of 3) (Sunday)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes/Digi Stamp (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Tuesday)
Papertake Weekly - Two By Two (2 Butterflies) (3 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
As You Like It Challenge - Monochrome or Colour (I prefer colour/lots of bright colors, because they make me feel good; even when I am having a bad day.) (3 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes (1 daily)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Card and Scrap - Use Stamps (Sentiment) (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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  1. Super pretty Gloria. thanks for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE

  2. Replies

    1. Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's !
      Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  3. Gorgeous card, Gloria. I love the colours! Thaks for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  4. Super colorful - lovely! Thank you for joining the DLART Thankful Thursday #166 Challenge - Have a blessed day!
    Gail Scott http://DL.ART DT member

  5. Such a lovely card Gloria, the butterflies are so pretty. Hope you're having a lovely weekend and thanks for sharibg your card at Anything goes, just keep on creating ☺

  6. Lovely card, beautiful colours, thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  7. So happy Card!
    Love your colour painting :)
    Thanks for join us at Stampartpapel!

  8. Love this card - so very creative with the dies and beautiful colors. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this time at Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Another beautiful card. Thanks for entering your second card in to the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
    Diane Louise (DT)

  10. Beautiful card Gloria!! I love the colors, so gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Have a wonderful day!!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  11. Gorgeous card Gloria! I love the beautiful colors and butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  12. I love how the inside of the card co-ordinates with the front - a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Simply Papercrafts!

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  13. Oh, how pretty! Nice to see something summery amidst all the fall and Christmas cards. Thanks for playing with us at QKR Stampede!

  14. Such a pretty card, love your bright colours. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

  15. This is fabulous, Gloria! I love the backgrounds both inside and out. :-D Let me put on a DT hat now -- It's wonderful to see you playing along in our "Make Your Background" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you'll come p0lay again next week, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  16. Backround is Zippy! Thaks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week, Hugs, Pirjo DT

  17. Very cool card inside and out, Gloria!
    Thank you for all your entries in our October Challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  18. Pretty. Love the paint splatters.
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
    :) Janis

  19. Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing this with us over on Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT xx

  20. Gorgeous!! Love the pain splatters and its color.

  21. This is a pretty card, love the colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  22. Lovely card design. Pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you here again soon. Judy DT


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