Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pocket Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and CTMH Brushed Paper Pack

Hello Friends.  It is another beautiful day in Sunny CA.  I hope all of you are enjoying the weather where you live.   I rarely complain about the weather since I moved to CA in 1999. It is hard to believe that I have lived here for 16 yrs.  Everyone tried to discourage me from moving to CA; telling me that I could never make a living here; because it was so expensive. Some things are higher and some things are lower in cost than other parts of the US.  The most important factor for me; is the no smoking laws.  I have a horrible allergy to smoke; so it is a blessing for me.

I decided to step out of my comfort zone several months ago; and created my first pocket card for my mother; while she was in the nursing home. I really like working with this type of card.  It was fun to create.  I am just getting time to post it.  

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack

Inside Card

Front with both tags

Tags with Sentiments
Sentiments on Dragonfly tag (2) - CTMH Flowers For Mom - (B1473)
Sentiment on Butterfly tag inside - CTMH Rain or Shine (D1634)

Supplies used to create this card:

Flower on front - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 50; #M403CO
Dragonfly Tag and Dragonfly - Cricut AP Cartridge; pg. 24; #M3EC36
Butterfly Tag and Butterfly - Cricut AP Cartridge; pg. 42; #M46751
Tag for back of Dragonfly - Cricut AP Cartridge; pg. 60; #M462B2
Tag for back of Butterfly - Cricut AP Cartridge; pg. 50; #M45A94
Punch border - Martha Stewart Deco Fan

Paper - CTMH Brushed
Cardstock - CTMH Hollyhock, Pixie, White Daisy, Pear and Canary
Sentiments on Dragonfly tag (2) - CTMH Flowers For Mom - (B1473)
Sentiment on Butterfly tag inside - CTMH Rain or Shine (D1634)
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon, January Ribbon Club, "Love Is In The Air"
Little bling - Recollections
Large bling on flower - Stash
Inks - CTMH Cotton Candy and Pear

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring Colours (No Limit) (Monday)
Card Mania - Flowers (3 of 5)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Eureka Stamps - Spring Flowers (3 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Include a Tag (1 of 3)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes w/die or punch (3 of 3)
Monday Morning Challenge - Rainbow of Colors (3 of 4)
 Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - Easter/Spring (No limit)
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Bling Bling (No limit)
The Crazy Challenge - Floral (1 of 4)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers (No limit)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes/Stash (Bling/Paper) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Flowers (1 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers (1 of 3)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things With Wings (No limit)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Use A Die (1 of 2)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes/Die/Punch (1 of 4)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sweet Stamps - Flowers (1 of 1)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Try It On Tuesday - Wings (1 of 5)
Crafter's Cafe - Shaped Cards (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Little Red Wagon - Spring Is In The Air (No limit)
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - April Showers/Spring Flowers (1 of 5)

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  1. Gorgeous card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet GDTx

  2. Just fab! Thank you for joining us at
    Try It On Tuesady!

  3. A lovely style of card and a bright and cheery pink colour combo. I'm sure this will have cheered your Mom. Thank you for joining us at OLL challenges . Wynn DT

  4. Fabulous pocket card, like the colors and that you carried the design to the inside, I'm sure it brightened her day, hope she is doing better.

  5. Beautiful card and such a pretty color. Thank you for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Spring Flowers Challenge. Karal DT

  6. Lovely card! The colors are so bright and happy! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  7. What a beautiful card Gloria; your beloved mother surely will love it a lot! Hey, I didn't know it's a no smoking state where you are! I like that! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge Gloria.

    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  8. You did such a great job!! I love this pocket card. And those tags are just gorgeous. Great colors!
    Thanks for linking it up to our "Anything Goes" challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

    CDD DT Member

  9. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps. Lisa DT

  10. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Anything Goes Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  11. Beautiful project! Love the cards and the pretty tags. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week over at Loves Rubberstamps!

  12. Beautiful Project. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

  13. This is a lovely card, love the design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  14. This is a lovely card, love the design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  15. This is really beautiful. Love the colour combo and fantastic design.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  16. Beautiful card, love your dragonfly! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Wings' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  17. Wow, such a great card with so many beautiful details. Thank you so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  18. Love all the pink. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Craft's. PennyRae DT

  19. Such a fun card and love the fun folds! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  20. Thanks for visiting my blog :-) Love all the bright pink! Really gorgeous with all the details and fun folds!


  21. Bright and beautiful colours and such a fabulous design!
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Jane xxx

  22. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  23. wow wonderful card, love the bright colours and the layout. Thankyou for joining us over at Get Creative Challenges for out 'must use a tag' challenge. Lynda DT xx

  24. Beautiful pocket card design. Love the details and great colors too!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    xEllie from My Creative Moments/Monday Morning Challenge

  25. Love this! Such a great pocket card, and I really like the colors and elements you've chosen for this piece :) Thanks for joining us at The paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog, good luck!

  26. Thank you for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenges.
    Good luck!
    Marzena DT


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