Monday, July 11, 2016

Birthday Card with Ching-Chou Kuik Wishing Stars Using Cricut Cricut Artistry, Artbooking and Artiste Cartridges

Hello friends.  I hope you are staying cool.  I think it is still hot across the US.  I wish we could have spring or fall all year long.  It was cooler in LA area when I first moved here over 15 years ago; but I have watched the temperatures continue to climb each year.

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and today's inspiration is to "Create Your Own Background".  I haven't tried to create my own background for quite a while; so this was a challenge for me.  I think it takes us back to the basics; which I had forgotten how to do.  LOL! 

Today I have chosen the gorgeous Ching-Chou Kuik Wishing Stars. Isn't this a sweet gorgeous image?!  I created the immediate background with stamping and then used an Embossing folder for the paper behind that. 

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card are:

Frame with image - Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges
Frame behind image - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A
Moon - Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Star Border & Stars - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Sentiment frames on front - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Doily and border inside - Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Thistle and Sky (retired)
Bright Blue cardstock - Recollections
Stars Embossing Folder - CTMH Stars Embossing Folder Z3119
Inks - CTMH Petal and Thistle
Make A Wish Sentiment - CTMH Wish M1051
Birthday Sentiment - CTMH Balloon Wishes D1667
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Beyond Awesome C1644

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23
Dress - B02, B04
Leaves - G43
Eyes - B02
Stars - V12

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Calendar - Punches &/or Dies (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day) (Thursday)
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes w/optional twist (2 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner - Lots of Layers (1 of 2) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/optional twist (1 of 3) 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Mod Squad Challenge - Lazy Days of Summer (Star Gazing) (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration (Star Gazing) (1 of 5)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Clean & Simple (2 of 2) (Tuesday)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Celebrations (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Date)

3 CTMH Cricut Cartridges and Matching Stamps are Retiring!  
Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artfully Sent
Get yours now!  While Supplies Last Only!  

Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artfully Sent are all retiring; plus all the stamp sets that go with them.  Here are the links for all of the cartridges; with pictures of the retiring stamps that coordinate with them.  Be sure to get them while you can.  Click here to order or see links below.

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge - Retiring - While Supplies last.

Lots of pocket letter goodies. Sleeves work great with pocket letters as well.

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge has over 100 pocket cards/sleeves for your Pocket Letters.  Check this link to see more information.  This cartridge is retiring - While Supplies Last Only.  Click here to order.

Sleeves are sized 3 1/2 sized; but can be resized to fit any pocket letter.  Pockets are sized 3 x 4; which fit our CTMH Everyday Life Album or you can resize them on Cricut Explore to fit the regular pocket letter size.

Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artiste also have pocket cards or notes that can be sized to create pocket cards.  Cricut Artiste has mini envelopes for the Pocket letter.

Cricut Artbooking Pocket letter stamp for die cut for Pocket sized note page. - 3 Stamp Sets come with Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

July Stamp Of The Month

$5.00 with $50 purchase or buy for only $17.95; 
with no purchase.
CTMH Artwork

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, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Lovely card Gloria. I especially like how you worked the stars in. Thank you for joining us at If YOu Give a Crafter a Cookie. Hope to see you often. Sandy/Cookie DT.

  2. Pretty card I like the stars and sentiment. The image is just too cute. So glad you joined us at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  3. BEAUTIFUL card Gloria!
    LOVE your image, sentiments & colouring, LOVE your starry layers too!
    THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)
    PS - Don't forget to complete the blog hop & return with the secret word to be eligible to win one of the prizes this week, you can enter for the chance to win Blog Candy along the way too - Good Luck!

  4. Gorgeous and beautiful card Gloria fabulous colour's and design
    Dianne xx :)

  5. Gorgeous and beautiful card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  6. Hi - what a gorgeous card! Love the image & the colours/colouring are fab. Lots of elements to look at.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Please remember that you have to Join and Follow our challenge blog to be in with a chance of winning the prizes.
    Bev (DT) x

    1. I have been a follower for a long time Beverley and I also follow on Bloglovin and by email. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. Hugs, Gloria


  7. Gloria this is a beautiful card.
    hope you are doing fine.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. Cute card! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  9. Pretty card, thanks for sharing with Scrapper's Delights!

  10. This is very cute! Thank you so much for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  11. This is really pretty - lovely background!
    Thankyou for sharing this with us at Creative Moments,
    Hugz Tinz DT

  12. So very pretty Gloria...
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  13. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our CAS challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  14. Well you did a beautiful job making your own background, Gloria! The image is elegant and ethereal, and the colors that you used are perfect with it. Love the layered accent elements, too. Wish I had a Cricut, but I'll just have to drool in envy over what you make with it -- ha ha! Hugs!

  15. Hi, Gloria, I am your latest follower now. Thanks for following my blog. I saw you also joined ouw challenge at Inspiration Destination with this beautiful card. Thank you for that.
    Jolanda xx

  16. great card love you colouring thanks for playing along with us at digichoosday
    Jacki ♥
    (Digi Choosday DT)

  17. Just love this image, one of my favourites. Nice work love your creation, beautiful colours used here too.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  18. Such a pretty card, love your colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Ecletic Ellapu this month.

  19. Lovely card!!! This is so pretty. Thanks for joining we us to Digi Choosday. Romina DT

  20. beautiful creation and thanku for joining us, goodluck with your entry
    Kristyn DT

  21. Your stamped background ties in perfectly with your image and coloring. Nice work!
    Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s July challenge!

    -DT NieNie


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