Monday, August 7, 2017

Any Occasion Card Using Cricut You Are Here Cartridge with CTMH new two sided cardstocks

Hello friends.  Have you done anything fun this summer?  I guess it could be Winter where some of you live.  It was 98 degrees again today.  So hot for Southern CA.  I haven't done anything exciting; as it is just too hot.  

It is my turn for another Inspiration Post for Ching-Chou Kuik.  I have wanted to create a book shaped card for years; as I am a book lover.  CTMH has a new Cricut You Are Here Cartridge that just came out August 1st; which has all of these die cuts; including the book die cut.  The only thing on this card that isn't from that cartridge; of course, is the sweet Ching-Chou Kuik "Lil Bookworm Fairy".  

This is the smallest image I have ever colored.  I had to make the card 8 inches long; so that I could add this sweet image.  I had to reduce the image to 2.25 inches, so that it would fit on the book page of the card.  In case you can't read it: it says Travel The World (inside the globe) and This Way To Fun below that.  I love that books can take you anywhere you want to go and they are so much fun! The book die is a bright pink; in case you can't tell. LOL!  

I created this card for my granddaughter, Abigail; who will be 18 yrs old in August, a junior in high school.  She is a writer and has written 3 books so far. She has started her 3rd book of one trilogy and writing a 2nd book for the other trilogy.  She is a fabulous writer and we are hoping to get her published.  I love all 3 of her books and can't wait to read the new ones.  I am so very proud of her. She is an amazing young lady.  I hope this will encourage her to continue her love of writing; which I never did.  

All die cuts (except square frames); including the book die cut; from the 
NEW CTMH Cricut You Are Here Cartridge Collection

Inside Card
Book Die Cut, My Happy Place, You've Got This and Your Book; all from the

Supplies used on this card:

Card base, all dies except squares - NEW CTMH Cricut You Are Here Cartridge Collection
Book Die Cut, Travel The World, This Way To Fun, My Happy Place, You've Got This and Your Book - NEW CTMH Cricut You Are Here Cartridge Collection
Square frame with image - Sizzix Squares
Blue Frame behind image - Nellies Multi Frame Straight Squares

Papers - Recollections "All Girl"
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Reverse side of the new Raspberry and Pacifica cardstock.  (All 40 CTMH cardstock have the regular color on front and a lighter color on the back; making it 80 color choices and they are awesome!)

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23
Wings - RV10, RV25
Dress - RV25
Eyes - B24
Lips - RV10
Cat - Y32, Y23, RV00
Flowers - RV25
Leaves - G99
Books - C1, RV25, B24

My Book Card Video

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Animal Kingdom (No limit) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craftaholics R Us - Die Cuts (No limit) (Wednesday)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Tuesday
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Ooh La La Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)  
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Paper Craft Happy - Anything Goes with an Animal (No limit)

NEW CTMH Cricut You Are Here Collection

Choice of Digital or Physical Cartridge
Digital Cartridge can only be used with Cricut Explore 
Using Cricut Design Space

Both Include 3 - D size Stamp Sets
1- Enchantment Combo Pack (Two different colors on both sides)

Free New Annual Inspirations book with purchase of this cartridge
Add to your order and I will reimburse you through PayPal.

August Warehouse Sale
50% off - Retired Products every Tuesday for August, 2017

 August Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with a $50 purchase
or $17.95 with no order

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  1. What a wonderful card Gloria, I like your color schemeI have that cartridge in my cart just need to hit the button. Can't wait to work with it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  2. A very interesting card....I'd never seen a die like this and was very intrigued! Congrats to your granddaughter on her amazing accomplishments, and good luck to her published future!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!

  3. Wonderful card for your creative granddaughter, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxxx

  4. Wonderful!!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  5. What a fun design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OLL.
    Lynn x

  6. Fabulous card and what a clever girl to have so many books written so young. She must try to get them published. Thank you for joining our challenge at OLL Wynn DT

  7. What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  8. Lovely as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  9. Well done and happy 18th birthday to your grandaughter-fabulous book shaped card and love the image --Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  10. A beautiful card. I am sorry your card will not be entered into the draw as you have entered to many challenges. Marlene

  11. Gloria, your card is beautiful. Very creative.

  12. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  13. Beautiful card and such an interesting die; one that is perfect for your very talented grand-daughter. I wish her every success with her writing! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT
    Craftilicious Creations

  14. Beautiful card! Fingers crossed for you granddaughter books, and thanks for playing in the Friday Funday Challenge! Have a fantastic day!

  15. Beautiful project. Great design!
    Thank you for making this beautiful card available in our CWAA challenge.
    BożenA DT CWAA

  16. This is gorgeous thank you so much for playing along this week at Polkadoodles
    Jacki ♥♥ (polkaddoddles DT)

  17. This is so creative - great project!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  18. What a fun card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  19. Beautiful project!! Good Luck with your entry.
    Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations Saba - DT
    My Blog - Creative Paper Boutique

  20. WOW! This is just fabulous! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    Joyce, DT

  21. A beautiful card. I am sorry your card will not be entered into the draw as you have entered to many challenges. Marlene


    1. I don't know which challenge it is; as I check all of their limits. Can you please let me know which one you are referring to? Thanks.

  22. what a lovely project Gloria
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  23. Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and shape!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  24. Lovely

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Rocket challenge this month.
    Anila DT

  25. thank you for this your broadcast provided bright clear concept..

  26. beautiful work and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate :)



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