Monday, July 8, 2013

Birthday Card Using CTMH Chantilly Paper With Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artiste Cartridges

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #70 - Animals

Hello to all my fellow crafters, friends, family and followers.  I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July.  We went to the movies and out to eat.  It was a relaxing day.  The weather has been super hot and very humid here in Southern CA; so I don't do much outside.  I like the cooler weather. 
It is that time again for Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #70 - Animals.  This one should be easy for all of you.  Create anything you want with any kind of animal on it.  Our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines.  Check out their website for some adorable Digi stamps.  Our GDT this week is Bunny Hoyle Check out her blog for more of her fabulous creations and leave her some loving comments.
I decided to use Just Some Lines Emo Amber and Pup on my card this week.  I made my favorite Side Step Card.  You can find the tutorial here.  I cut mine a little different again.  I used 1  1/2 inches on the left and 4 1/2 inches on the right.  I like to use variations of this.  One I haven't tried is Splitcoasters side step tutorial; which is another variation of this card.

Side Step Card

Inside Birthday Card

Supplies used to create this card are:

Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artiste Cartridges
Paper - CTMH Chantilly
Cardstock - CTMH Cotton Candy card base, CTMH White Daisy, CTMH Buttercup, CTMH Ruby
Image - Just Some Lines Emo Amber and Pup Digital Stamp

CTMH Markers
Cotton Candy, Cotton Candy Light
Buttercup, Buttercup Dark
Sweet Leaf
Topiary Light

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E31, E35, Y21
Dog - E23
Rock - E31

Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy and CTMH Ruby
Sentiments - Inside Top - CTMH Youthful Heart - (D1178) retired
Sentiments outside and inside bottom - Free from Desert Diva - Hannelie
Bling - Recollections
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Dragonflies - Marvy Uchida punch

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Butterflies (Old stash is butterflies and dragonflies)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Make Someone's Day - Butterflies and Dragonflies are sparkly and old stash
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Optional - animal)
Crafting For All Seasons - Make It Girly
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Flowers
Fab N' Funky - Anything But Square
Ruby's Rainbow - Things With Wings
Scrapper's Delights - Die Cuts or Punches
Stampin' Royalty - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Two Words (Had to use Happy Birthday - LOL!!)
As You Like It Challenge - 3 Favorite Embellishments and Why - (Bling, Punches, Borders.  Quick and easy and they add a nice touch to your cards.)
DRS Designs - Summer Sun, Summer Fun
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - No Square Cards
Happy Campers - Bling
In The Pink - Pink - Things With Wings
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Use Your Favorite Thing - (Cricut for Die cutting and CTMH markers)
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Pink Sparkles
Clearly I stamp - Summer Time
Fairytale Challenge - Favorite Colors (I have a lot of favorites; these plus purple)
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges - Celebrate Summer
Quick Quotes - Add Dimension to your project
A Gem Of A Challenge - Lots Of Layers
Allsorts - Favorite Things - Cricut AP and Cricut Artiste, CTMH Markers, Bling, Borders, Punches
Just Some Lines - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Speedy And Friends - Side Step Card
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Circles
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But A Square
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges - Use a Sentiment on Front and/or use an LOC theme
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Don't Be Square
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Bling
C....Is For Challenge - Flowers
Craftin Desert Diva's - Summer
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes
There She Goes - Animals
Great Impressions - Anything Goes

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  1. Super gorgeous card, Gloria. Love the inside as well.
    Michaela xx

  2. Gorgeous card. Love how you have done the inside as well. Great use of the bling.

  3. Gloria this is a beautiful side step design with such vibrant cheerful colours. Loving the design papers.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. this is incredibly sweet!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Fabulous side step card. Your choice of patterned paper never goes wrong.

  6. Fabulous Design! I love all the layers of color under the image and all the sparkle. Great choice of paper, and the inside is just spectacular! Love it.

  7. Cute card, the colours are very pretty. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  8. Such a beautiful side step card. I love the cute image, pretty colours and gorgeous detailing
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

  9. Gorgeous card - love the papers!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  10. This is great! I love the layout/design of this card. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge blog. Good luck.

  11. What a cute side step card, but inside & out! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.

  12. This card must have taken you a while! Wow - the details and layers and bling - you were one busy lady! Glad you are sharing your project and best of luck in the “Two Word” Sentiment Challenge!
    ~ginny g
    Design Team – Aud Sentiments
    RubberMAD (

  13. What a great card, thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes!

  14. beautiful summer colors, thanks for joining us at just some lines

    jsl dt

  15. what a fun girly card! Cute stamp too!

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge - Summer Time. Hope you will check out the calendar challenge I also have going on at the blog

    Hope to see you back for CiSC #3 which will be posted on July 19th.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator

  16. Fabulous step card! I love the colors and the extra inside! Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  17. Another gorgeous project. Love stand design and patterned paper choice. Sweet image.
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Butterflies” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  18. What a fantastic design! Love the sweet image, the fab die cuts, the colors & DP, and all the fancy bling! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends! Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  19. A beautiful side step card. Thank you for joining us over at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  20. Gorgeous step card. Such a lovely image and choice of papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    There's also a DT Call

  21. Just love the card.
    you did a great job Showcasing

    Thank you so much for Doing such a wonderful Creation for our Sponsor this week.
    I love your design

    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner Tammy Scrappin Corner

  22. Very pretty card, lovely colours! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Things With Wings' challenge xx

  23. Very pretty card and design. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT

  24. oooh what a beauty!! this card is a gift in itself!!
    thank you for sharing on love to scrap! challenge blog
    shuly DT

  25. Fantastic card and colors. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  26. Another darling card! Super sweet image and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  27. absolutely beautiful!! Love all the elements on this! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

  28. This image is adorable, and I love this background paper, so cheerful. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  29. Fabulous, love the sweet image and bright summery colours, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  30. such an adorable card!
    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  31. this is such a pretty step card - love the girlyness of it! thank you for joining in at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

  32. What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  33. Very cute and sparkly card thanks for joining us at Bling challenge this week.

  34. A very pretty card and the inside is as pretty as the outside.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  35. Beautiful inside and out.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  36. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges, Carol x

  37. Sweet card.
    Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments

  38. Cute card and image. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  39. Sweet card! I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing at Creative moments.
    Leona (DT)

  40. Love your card - the different fold is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

  41. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  42. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge your card is sweet and hope you stop by to play with us again LYNN B.

  43. Gorgeous card - love the shape and fabulous colours.
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  44. great card ty for joining us at left of centre xx

  45. Great card!!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon. :)

    Kathy - CIO DT

  46. Wow, such a gorgeous side step card, love the image and embellies. Love the decoration of the inside too!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  47. What a darling image. Your design is gorgeous, Gloria. Fabulous coloring and wonderful mix of colors and patterns.

  48. Adorable step card - thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  49. Gorgeous step card! What a fabulous way to add dimension. so glad you joined us at Quick Quotes for our latest challenge.

  50. This is gorgeous! Love that it's a step card and it is so summer and happy! Great paper choices and your image is so cute! Thank you for joining us at Clearly iStamp! -Hugs, Katy-DT :)

  51. Gorgeous side step card, cute image! Thanks for joining us at Clearly iStamp for challenge #2. Dawn Frost guest DT.

  52. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  53. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  54. very cute! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  55. Your creation is so beautiful with it's bright and cheerful colors. This is sure to bring a smile to any face. Thanks for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge.

  56. Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!




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