Monday, January 28, 2013

Twisted Easel Card, If Friends Were Flowers - Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #47 Buttons.
Hello to all my crafting buddies and followers!  It rained for a few days here in Southern CA and now it is sunny again.  My mom and I went out Thursday for a few hours to the craft stores to see if they had anything new or exciting; but no such luck.  LOL.  We had lunch out and then came home to watch a movie.  Saturday, we took my mom to China Town and Little Tokyo; then ate dinner in Monterey Park.  It was a fun day. 

I am so excited to share with you my card for Challenge #47-"Buttons" at Tammy's Scrapin CornerOur sponsors this week are Bugaboo Stamps and Sk Digi's.  They both have some awesome digi stamps which I am sure you will love.  Digi images add something to a card.  You can still use your stamps and create so much more when you combine them. 
I chose a Bugaboo Digi - "Friends Were Flowers" which comes with the cute sentiment seen on the front of my card.  I created my first twisted easel card; which was so much fun.  I love making this type of card.  The card is easy to make and so cute.  I also used another new paper packet that comes out February 1st with Close To My Heart.  It is called "Chantilly" and has some gorgeous colors in it.  You can find the tutorial for the Twisted Easel Card here at Card Making Magic.  I don't know where the quote came from for the lower half of the card.  I searched on the Internet and it came up as Unknown.  If anyone knows where it came from; please let me know. 

Front Part of Easel Card

Bottom half of easel card

 Supplies used for this card are:

Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Paper Packet - CTMH Chantilly (available Feb. 1st from new Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book)
Card Stock - CTMH Cotton Candy, CTMH Ruby and CTMH White Daisy for image/sentiments
Cardstock for flowers and leaves - CTMH Cotton Candy, CTMH Ruby and CTMH Sweet Leaf
Image - Bugaboo Digi "Friends Were Flowers"
Buttons - CTMH Pink Assortment
Bling - TPC Studio Pink Jewels

Sentiment Inside - Bugaboo Digi Stamps - Mini Set - Roses

CTMH Markers
Dress, Shoes and Bonnet - Cotton Candy, Ruby (heart)
Flower - Cotton Candy, Ruby and Sweet Leaf
Hair - Creme Brulee

Wings - E0000
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair accent - E11

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Last Chance to order from our current Idea Book.
All product sales for this Idea Book end Jan. 31st except the stamp sets.  You can order them for 6 more months.

Ends January 31, 2013 - Get yours now!!

Check out the specials for the new year!! CTMH has a new stamp of the month. The special Whooo's Your Valentine continues through the month of January. See "Specials" at the tabs above.

Purchase $35 on my Close To My Heart Website from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book and receive this fabulous kit for only $10. (Retail value $40)

Kit includes:

*12 - Die Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
*3 - 12' x 12' Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
*1 - Sheet Silver Glitter Paper - new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
*12 - Treat Tubes with Lids - new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
*1 - My Acrylix Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Isn't this stamp set adorable??

What a great idea for creating gifts for family, grandkids, friends, your kids teacher and their friends. This adorable stamp set can be used for cards and scrapbooking as well as Valentine's Day. Order yours today.

With a $50 order; you qualify for SOTM for only $5. (Retail $17.95) A $50 order will qualify you for both the Valentine Kit for $10 and the SOTM for $5.

SOTM only $5 with a purchase of $50 or you can purchase for $17.95 with no other purchase required.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate all your wonderful compliments. I hope you will try creating this card if you haven't ever done it.  It is a lot of fun!  Please email or call me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a fabulous week.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

It's Good For Your Health!


  1. Gorgeous twisted easel and such a precious sentiment.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. So very cute, I love this twisted Easel
    Thank you for a great design Week at Tammy Scrapin Corner
    hugs Tammy

  3. Oh such a cute, fun creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

  4. Such a wonderful design, and a real cute image, thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy

    Alex (DT)

  5. Gloria: This is darling! I love that sweet image, and the fun bright colors you've used. Just adorable!
    Thanks for sharing this with us in this week's challenge, and please know that I appreciate your participation in our challenges. May God continue to bless you as you craft and share. Hope to see you again soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Hi Gloria, I saw your card over on MIM and thought I would pop over for a closer look. I love twisted easel cards and that is what drew me to yours. I love the colours and the image and the sentiment is really sweet. Good luck with your challenges.
    Wendy H xx
    My personal blog:-

  7. Beautiful card with such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
    Laine xx

  8. Gorgeous twisted easel card Gloria. Love that sweet image, cute flowers and lovely DP. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  9. Very sweet card! Love that cute image, the pretty papers, the design, the sentiment, and the die cuts. Thank you for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Gorgeous creation, lovely design, thanks for joining us at Love to create. xxx

  11. Love those papers! They complement your sweet image and coloring nicely. Thanks for your continued support of our challenges at 613 Avenue Create. I love seeing your work :)

  12. Hi, Gloria! This is just too adorable! I love the papers. A very cohesive design nicely done on all points!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!

  13. Your card is so adorable...thank you for joining Avadares Challenge Blog.

  14. Gloria,
    I have to say that your twisted easle card is BEAUTIFUL and the sentiment is heartwarming. Love the colors and I hope you will post more of your sweet work with us. Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  15. Beautiful card, love your beautiful coloring and Chantilly was perfect. Thank you for joining us at H2H this week.

  16. A darling card and beautiful verse.
    Thanks for joining us at Avadares.

  17. This is so sweet. Great easel card
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the papers and the layout is fab! Love easel cards and this one is fabulous!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  19. Back with my DT hat on:
    Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Fabulous card, Gloria, love twisted easel, I have this image to play with for a DT card in a couple of weeks, already used her as a christmas image, she is so versatile...thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xxxx

  21. Gorgeous card, love the bright colours & the twisted easel looks great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  22. What a cute card. I like the Bugaboo image. Your coloring is very pretty.

  23. what a very pretty card love the colours and image thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz good look in the challenge hugs sassyxxxxx

  24. Hello. I Popped by from MIM to see your Beautiful card. Faye

  25. Gorgeous easel card. Fab papers, image and design. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  26. Aww this is so pretty Gloria! what a cute image and I love the gorgeous papers and embellishments… the sentiment is really sweet… it's a fab card! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  27. JUst GORgeous! LOve your pinks and this is such a cute image too.
    Thank You for your help x

  28. This is gorgeous, Thanks for sharing with us at Delighful

  29. Very cute card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

  30. This card is so cute.
    Thanks fot join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  31. Beautiful! Love the papers and the bright colours!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  32. WOW, WOW, WOW! I am loving all of that yummy paper you used! The flowers and buttons are totally rockin and so is the image and both sentiments. Fantastic layout and inspiration too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  33. I so love this card, and the dsp is fab. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  34. Super sweet card - beautiful verse.
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma with us this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  35. Lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet.

  36. Lovely easel card. Saw it on MIM and had to stop by for a look. Gorgeous papers and your image is so cute.
    Cathy Lee

  37. Really cute card Gloria, I love the sentiment.

  38. WOW this is just adorable, the sentiment is so lovely. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.

    Kelly x

  39. Fab card, great layout, thanks for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  40. Such a pretty card, love the image and great colors. Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) x

  41. Fab card Gloria, I love the twisted easel card, the image you've used is fab, great colouring and I love your sentiment.. Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Campers x

  42. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at SFTW.

  43. Great card Gloria, I'm loving the twisted easel cards too. Hey I even saw this card on the MIM site. Karal

  44. Your card is very cute! I know she's a fairy, but it reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake! Too Cute! Thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces. Hugs!

  45. Love the colors, great layout. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
    Sandy :)

  46. Really awesome easel card. I'm sorry that I forgot to comment on it before.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  47. So pretty card. I love combo. Thanks for playing with us at LMM challenge.

  48. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

  49. Pretty card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!


  50. Fabulous easel card - I really must try a twisted easel x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark Friends & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  51. Adorable card! Thank you so much for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts ♥

  52. Cute easel card ! Love the Twisted type of card !
    Tks for joining the House of Gilli Blog.


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