Friday, August 21, 2015

Thank You Card Using Cricut Artistry Cartridge

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I created several cards using the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; which was just released August 1st by CTMH.  I love this cartridge.  I wanted to show the versatility of it; so I created very different cards so you could see a wide variety of what you could create with it.  I have been creating cards, not scrapbooking or crafting; but this cartridge is for those and more.  It has 700 images.  You can find out more about it on the tab at the top.  I would love for you to watch my new videos on my YouTube channel.  

Cricut Artistry Cartridge/Collection
All dies are from this cartridge
CTMH Zoe Paper Pack

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies - Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Cardstock - CTMH Sorbet, White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Peacock (new)
Paper - CTMH Zoe Paper Pack
Sentiment - CTMH August Stamp of the Month
Ribbon and lace - Really Reasonable Ribbon March Club Assortment
Bling -

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (Thanks stamped)(1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Cardstock/bling) (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Tuesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
 Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Great Impressions - Add a Sentiment (3 of 3)
Pile It On - Bright Colors (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes w/stamp & die (2 of 3)
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Dies or Punches (1 of 3)
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Both the regular Cricut Artistry cartridge and the digital version include;
 3 fabulous D size stamp sets; which all coordinate with the die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and also a 12 x 12 pack of Enchantment cardstock; featuring 7 new colors.  

3 - D Size Stamp Sets are included and pictured here.  Every stamp matches die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Life Is Sweet 

Perfect Picture

Love Right Now

Be sure to find the correct name of this one; as the others are very close.  We have 5 Fabulous Cricut Cartridges.  Here are their names and links.

If you have any questions, please contact me through the information on the About Me/Contact Information Tab above.  The quickest is to call or text me.  Sorry, but I have a lot of scam callers and scam email.  Spam too.  

August Stamp of the Month

Only $5 with a $50 purchase in August Only

The August Stamp of the Month is another fabulous set that coordinates with the new Awesome  Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and is available for only $5 with a $50 order beginning August 1st.  The three frames on the left are die cuts on the Fabulous New Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Anyone who purchases at least $75 from me; in the month of August will receive a free New Idea book; or you can order one on my CTMH website on Sept. 1st for $6.00. All of my club members receive a FREE CTMH Idea book each year from me; as one of the perks for being a club member. Click here for Rewards Club and Click here for Kit of the Month Club.

We have a complete list of retiring items you can find by clicking "Retiring Items".  These will be until Supplies last or until August 31, 2015.  

Click on  "While Supplies Last" to see Clearance items.

New Consultant Kit!  

$445 In CTMH Retail Products for only $129.
No selling required.  Join for yourself and save money on your products.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. This is SO pretty! I adore the fabulous color scheme, the fun butterfly dies, and the wonderful patterned card base! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Beautiful butterflies. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 197th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. wow this is just amazing..thanks for sharing at Pile It On

  4. Hey Gloria - I like the lace over the ribbon and the die cuts you chose to use! So glad you are sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#137 – ATG / no Twist]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  5. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  6. Fabulous card love the bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirelyxxxx

  7. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  8. Gloria beautiful card

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Very pretty card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Great card thank for joining us at sosters of craft
    Caroline dt

  11. Great card thank for joining us at sosters of craft
    Caroline dt

  12. Great card and love the dies--Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  13. Lovely card- you are very talented. Thank you for joining in our challenge at CCC Digi Creations.

  14. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  15. Great use of the dies! Thanks for sharing with Crafting From The Heart!

  16. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  18. So Pretty. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x

  19. So cute card!! I love combo. Thanks for playing with us at Paradise of Stamps.

  20. Så flott kort.
    Takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  21. Super cute card Gloria. Especially love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, ID Creative Team Member

  22. Superb card, very pretty !
    Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

  23. Beautiful card!!!! Thanks!!!!
    Cristina - DT for Love to Scrap

  24. Very cute card. Thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge!

  25. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining our Add a Sentiment Stamp Challenge at Great Impressions.
    Ruza ~ GI Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  26. Such a lovely card and thanks for sharing at LTSCB with our ATG challenge.
    Aunty Sue DT


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