Monday, September 30, 2013

Birthday Card Using Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Hi to all my fellow crafters/friends.  I have been on vacation; so haven't created anything for over 3 weeks and I feel lost right now trying to come up with something to share with you.  Tammy's Scrapin Corner has changed to teams now and my team creates a card every two weeks now instead of every week.  I think I require some sort of discipline to create weekly; but I am sure I will enjoy it once I get the swing of having a week to create anything I want.  I love using sketches; and I use to do a lot of them; so maybe I will start doing that again. 

I ended up posting two cards that I created before I left for vacation; so this post is going to be for Tammy's Scrapin Corner.  It is time for another fabulous week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner and I am sure you will love this weeks theme - Challenge #82 - Monochromatic.  I can't wait to see what you create with this one.  I had fun putting this one together.  Our Guest Designer today is Dewi.  Click her name to visit her blog and see more of her beautiful creations.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer; please add GDT behind your name when you enter. 

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I used the Bugaboo image "Live, Love, Laugh Flower Fairy"; which is normally black; but I made it lavender.  I decided to use all lavender and white for my creation; which is my favorite color - of course.  I got this new Die Cut from Joy Crafts called Butterfly Edge Die and had to use it right away.  I have tried to get it for a while and it was back ordered.  I love this die.  I love butterflies of any shape or color and I also love fairies.  I have had this image for a while. 

Inside card

 Supplies I used to create this card:

Teresa Collins EBosser Bundle - This is my first creation with this wonderful machine and it is fabulous.  It cut everything and embossed so perfectly.  Unbelievable!  Came from HSN.

Die Cuts Inside - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy
Design Paper - Graphic 45 - Secret Garden
Image - Bugaboo Live, Laugh, Love Fairy Flowers
Frame die - Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
Butterfly Edge Die - Sweet Stamps Joy Crafts
Single Butterfly - Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes
Embossing Folder - Teresa Collins flowers - came with EBosser package from HSN
Ribbon - Offray
Flowers - in my stash
Used CTMH Sanding kit to sand the flowers on the embossed purple page
Bling stripe - Recollections
Round single bling -
Birthday Sentiment inside - CTMH D1497 Celebrations-Comes with Cricut Art Philosophy
Friend Sentiment inside - CTMH D1542 For A Friend
Ink inside - CTMH Gypsy

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Card Act Challenge - Anything Goes
 Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Roses
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Dies and Punches (Flowers and Ribbon over 6 months)1 of 3
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Use It Tuesday - Use Two Hoarded Items (Roses, Ribbon)
Crafters Café - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Divas By Design - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Bingo (Sentiment, Bling, Flowers)
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
A.R.T. Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Monochrome
Creative Knockouts - Favorite Things (Cricut, CTMH Stamps, EBosser, Butterflies, Purples, Bling)
Cute Card Thursday - Pretty Ribbons
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Show Us Your Flowers
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Southern Girls - Monochrome
A Creative Romance - Fairytale or Winged Creatures (Both) (1 of 3)
Bloggers - Bling It On
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Flowers (Embossed flowers plus roses)
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Harvest (1 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Happy Birthday
Creative Corner - The Great Outdoors (Butterflies, flowers, fairies)
Cut It Up - Going In Circles
Digi Haven - Use Two Colors (White and lavender/purple)
Jellypark Challenges - The Sentiment is the Key
Jo's Scrap Shack - Women's Friendship Day (See inside card)
Just Add Ink - Just Add Bows
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges - Flowers
QKR Stampede - Butterflies and Bows
Stampin For The Weekend - Fairies and Fantasy
Sweet Pea Stampers - Purple Power
Wags and Whiskers - Sparkle
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use Bows
Drunken Stampers - Die Cuts
Hiding In My Craft Room - Woman's Birthday (Look inside)
Sweet Stampin - Things With Wings (Butterflies and Fairies)

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  1. Hi Gloria!
    Thanks so much for my birthday wishes yesterday on Facebook.
    Had to pop over and see your card today as it is just stunning!
    I love the colours and those dies are just fab!
    Hope you are well?
    Hugs xxx

  2. Another wonderful card, again super use of dies. Thank you so much for once again entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  3. Simply Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  4. Lovely card, layout and image. Thanks for joining us at CC&CC flowers challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

  5. Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment, thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our " The sentiment is key" challenge. Mel :o)

  6. molto bella la tua card, e decisamente ricca di particolari: immagino che dal vero debba essere una favola!

  7. Both of your purple cards are just beautiful! I love the image and the butterflies on your first card! Your sentiment on the second card is just fabulous! I love the shapes on this one too!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  8. Very purple-y! I like the circle flowers -- very creative. Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!


  9. Fabulous card and colors Gloria. Came over from MIM for a look..Loz

  10. Beautiful card and the colour is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers for the die-cut challenge

  11. Thanks for playing our bingo challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Awesome job!

    Leanne DT!
    4 Crafty Chicks!

  12. Awesome creation , Gloria . Love those butterflies and that fabulous frame for fun image ..
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  13. Beautiful! Awesome details, love the purple! Thank you for joining us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, we are so glad you shared your creation with us! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  14. Gorgeous card, love, love, love the purple, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and Divas by Designthis week, Jac x

  15. What a beautiful monochromatic it...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  16. It's so pretty, Gloria.. Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Two Colors. I have followed your blog too

  17. A stunning card, a lovely design and colour scheme. Your images and details are just gorgeous!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  18. Hello Gloria. Your card and colors are Beautiful. I saw this on MIM. Faye

  19. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for joinging us at Seize the Birthday.

  20. Love both of your cards- and the pretty colors you used. Saw you on MIM

  21. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  22. Lovin all the purple!!! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

  23. Lovely purples and a wonderful take on our Going In Circles challenge at Cut It Up :)

  24. What a pretty card, my favourite colour is purple!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin, Wedgie xxx

  25. Lovely choice of colors.....the card just pops! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

  26. Love your purple power. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'purple power'challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

  27. Gorgeous card, Gloria! Glad to have you join our Anything Goes challenge at Art Impressions this week!

  28. Thanks for participating at Creative Knockouts this week! This is a lovely card! Bravo for getting your Cricut to cut such delicate images! I had to switch to silhouette. C

  29. pretty card. I love monochromatic :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week. Hope to see you again! Tammy DT

  30. Gorgeous card and diecuts! I love all of the purple. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  31. Love all the purple. Great card. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at QKR Stampede this week.

    Emily T
    QKR Stampede DT

  32. What a Fun, Happy card, Perfect Women's Card!! Jusy LOVE the purple!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  33. You have made a wonderful card here. Stunning. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “purple power” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  34. Thanks so much for entering this fabulous card in our Monochrome challenge at Southern Girls.

  35. Hi Gloria! Your birthday card is beautiful! Thank you for your sweet words on my blog yesterday. In regards to creating a shaped card base with Spellbinders dies, there are a few different ways you can do it. The method I use results in the cleanest, most 'complete' look, front and back! Here is the tutorial I learned from, which teaches how to make a hinged card base with the dies. She is a joy! I hope you have a sparkly weekend, Gloria! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

    1. Thank you so much Karen. I loved her video and she makes it look so easy. Thanks for your lovely comment as well. I would love to have you as a follower and to join in the fun by linking your blog at the top of the page. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs

  36. What a lovely card! those butterflies are so gorgeous, and just the right amount of bling! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

  37. Awesome card, thanks so much for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our Die cuts and punches theme.
    Hugs Debs

  38. Such a lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  39. Beautiful, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  40. Lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

  41. I always have trouble with purple but you pulled it off so well, I'm jealous!! Unfortunately, we have a combined challenge max of 10, so your entry doesn't qualify for the prize drawing but we'd like to thank you so much for joining us at KItty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenge!

    lovies, =o) kel
    KBD DT Coordinator

    1. Oops. Sorry. I didn't catch that one. Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it. Have a great week! Hugs, Gloria

  42. Oh wow this was a stunning card all in your favourite purple colour.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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