Monday, November 24, 2014

Thinking Of You Card Using Two cards from Cricut Artfully Sent

Hello friends.  I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving in the US.  I wish I could go home to MO for Thanksgiving with my family; but that isn't possible with all of my allergies to smells.  I miss my moms turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes.  I tried to talk her into cooking it when she was here last year in February; but it didn't happen.  She is 81 years old now; and someone else will be cooking the Thanksgiving meal this year.  I think that is a great idea.  She has been fixing Thanksgiving dinner for 64 yrs.  Can you believe that?

It has turned cold for most of the US.  I told my mom she should go ahead and fly out here to enjoy my warmer weather in Southern CA; but it would still feel cold to her.  She has been flying out here to stay for a month or more; with my husband and I, every year since my father passed away in 2009.  She wasn't able to fly out this year, due to her health.  I am hoping that she can visit in 2015.  We have so much fun when she is here, eating all the things we aren't supposed to, etc.  It's always more fun doing things you are supposed to when you can share it with someone else.  LOL!  Spending time with my mother is so special for me!  MO weather is just too cold for me right now.

I was playing with my Cricut Explore again; trying to create more cards for my Cricut Artfully Sent video earlier in the month; after my family went home.  I used two cards to create this card. One card for the outside and another for the floral pop up card with card base.  It is the first card I have created in November.  My husband thought it would be a good idea for me to take a break; due to my health.  

We were supposed to take a driving vacation to Oregon the last two weeks of November; but I am not able to do it; so we are taking a vacation at home.  We are hoping I feel like getting out to enjoy a few things nearby; but I haven't been able to so far.  We did go out to eat on Saturday; to our favorite new (discovered one month ago) restaurant that serves over 60 different kinds of pancakes. We tried a couple different pasta dishes; and I got an order of Green Tea Tiramisu pancakes to take home with me.  They are my favorites now.

Cricut Artfully Sent Floral Card
Page 38 under Sleeve (for the outside)
Code #M1011DF for Cricut Explore

Cricut Artfully Sent Floral Pop Up Card
Pg. 37 - Code #M106793 for Cricut Explore

Supplies used to create this card:


Card Base for front - Cricut Artfully Sent - Page 38 under Sleeve (for the outside);Code #M1011DF for Cricut Explore
Card Base for inside - Cricut Artfully Sent - Pg. 37 - (top left) Code #M106793 for Cricut Explore
Stamp outside die - CTMH Artiste - pg. 71 or Code #M39550 for Explore.
Stamp inside die - CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 52 or Code #M4047F Explore 

Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy, Pixie, Canary and Topiary.
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Stamp set outside - CTMH For Every Occasion D1187  (Retired)
Stamp set inside - CTMH Harvest Happiness C1463

Lavender Bling -
Yellow Bling - Ki

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Tuesday)
DL.Art Challenge - Anything Goes (One per day) (Thursday)
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Use Two or More Colors (2 of 2)
Daring Cardmakers - Something Old (Bling) Something New (First pop up card)(No limit)
Fussy and Fancy - Pairs or 2 of a kind (2 dies same on front with sentiment) (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)(Other Date Challenges)
Lia Stampz - Anything Goes (No limit)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Allsorts - No DP allowed (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly/Die (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Eclectic Ellapu - Favorite Color Combo (pink/purple) (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch &/or Die Cuts/Punches (1 of 4)
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes w/option Glitter (1 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - No Rules/except CTMH products (No limit)
Incy Wincy Designs - Friendship (1 of 5)
Love To Scrap - Say It In Color (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes option/glitter (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)

My New Cricut Artfully Sent Creating Cards Part 1 Video

I love this new cartridge! I am sold on all of the Close To My Heart Cartridges.  This newest one is a card lovers dream.  If you have the Cricut Explore; I think it is even more fun; once you figure out how to work with it.  All the cards are in one piece.  You need to resize the entire card; change colors of the pieces by ungrouping; if you want to change them; or just click Go and figure out the colors as you change the mats.  So easy!   My Cricut Explore was a fabulous investment for me.  It has saved me so much time; and advanced my creativity to a new level.  I still like to add things to the cards sometimes; and I love changing the inside of the card to the one that I want.  

Just use the square or rectangle on either the Cricut Art Philosophy or Cricut Artiste cartridge for the inside piece and add whatever you want to it.  The Art Philosophy square and rectangle have rounded corner and the Artiste has square corners.  You can also mix and match the inside pieces from other cards on this cartridge.  You just have to ungroup and click on them to hide the pieces you don't need or don't want to cut.  You can write words or cut words; depending on your preference.  

Be sure to check on my sidebar for the picture of a Cricut handbook page, titled Cricut Explore Design Space.  Click the picture to find the codes to use in the Cricut Design Space for all 4 of our CTMH Cricut Cartridges.  The Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Artfully Sent.  It is much easier to enter the codes; than searching for the individual pictures.  See the titles at the top of Narelle's page for the codes. You must enter the number sign and the full code for it to work.

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  1. Your card is very elegant and stylish Gloria.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely with with us at Allsorts this week.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

  2. so beautiful Gloria in and outside.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. So beautiful and elegant card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  4. What a wonderful design Gloria...fabulous pop up inside!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Pairs"!!
    Take care,

  5. Very nice inside and out. TFS with us at Mema's Crafts.

  6. Gorgeous card, Gloria, inside and out, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, best of luck xxx

  7. lovely card inside and out thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

  8. Interesting card, especially inside....
    Thank you for joining us over at Eclectic Ellapu

     Hugs, Kat DT

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  9. Lovely card, nice design.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Design Papers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  10. Beautiful card with great design and color. Thanks for joining us at the Brown Sugar challenge. Barb

  11. Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

  12. Hi, Love how you have made this card and made the inside to match the cover. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  13. This is just beautiful and talk about creative, just so amazing. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Get Creative Challenge.

  14. Another stunning card. Love the op up. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  15. Beautiful card! Those bright colors warm my heart on this cold winter day. The way it opens up is just gorgeous!! I hope you're Mom gets out to visit you guys in the new year :) Thanks for playing along at Lia Stampz!!

  16. So sweet! I love how you even finished the inside of your card, too.Glad you could join us @LiaStampz.

  17. I love pop out cards. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations.

  18. Love your colors & the inside of the card!

    Thanks for playing with us @ Party Time Tuesdays!

    Feel free to visit me @

  19. Such a sparkly and elegant card- the touches of yellow really make it pop! Thank you for sharing with us at H2H Challenges!

  20. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  21. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  22. Your cards lovely thanks for joining us at Papernest Dolls Challenge blog big hugs and Merry Christmas When it comes from Sharon DT Member xxx

  23. Great card, I love it! I can not wait to get my Artfully Sent cartridge! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

    Brandi R.
    H2H challenges DT member


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