Get Well Wishes from CTMH

Welcome back.

I am getting low on get well cards at Gift Hutt so I got down to work to make these lovely cards.  I am finding that I am using my Artfully Sent cartridge more and more for unique and individual cards and I particularly love the lattice sleeve cards to create backgrounds for my embellishments.

For these cards I have used all four CTMH cartridges – Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking.  I love using Cricut Craftroom to put all the images together to help make it easier to cut the images out.  I have used the sleeve from page 16 of the booklet and cut them at 4″ x 5 1/2″ and I have backed the lattice with Glacier cardstock for a lovely soft combination.

The frame has been cut from the Artbooking cartridge page 47 using White Daisy cardstock at 4″.  For the first card I cut the centre out but then I had a ‘doh’ moment and used the hide/contour function to cut the full background image out for the second card.

The flowers are what I have left from previous projects.  The flowers are cut from both the Artiste cartridge – page 54 in the booklet and the Art Philosophy cartridge – page 50 of the booklet.  To see how I have made these flowers please click here.  I have coloured the centres of the flowers in Canary ink and sponged the edges in Pixie ink.

The leaves have been cut in Pear cardstock from the Artiste page 54 – I am sorry I cut these some time ago and can’t remember what size I cut them out (possibly about 1 1/2″)

I have stamped the image from Sincere Expressions (which is sadly retiring) in Outdoor Denim ink (which is also retiring).

To finish off I have used Junebug Puffies to create the look of forget me knot flowers and some white shimmer trim.

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Here is the second one with the centre that has not been cut out.  As you can see it is better without the cut.

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Here are some close ups.

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Materials used:

Cardstock- White Daisy, Pear, Glacier

Stamps – Sincere expressions

Ink – Pixie, Canary, Outdoor Denim

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artfully Sent

Junebug Puffies

Gold Glitter Gems

White Shimmer Trim

It is that time of the year for a new Annual Inspirations book to be released with a lot of new products and to make room for these new products there are a large number of current products retiring.  Please check out my website here for a list of retiring products and get in quick before they disappear.  There is also more products on the ‘while supplies last’ button.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Some More Elegance from CTMH

Welcome back.

It is a very short post tonight following on my last post on white on white cards.  I really like the simplicity of white on white for sympathy cards and here I have combined embossing with rolled roses from the  Artiste cartridge and leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I love using the frames from the Artfully Sent cartridge and here I have used the Silver embossing powder for extra elegance.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy

Stamp set – Sincere Expressions, Curlicue Frames (Artfully Sent Cricut Collection)

Ink – Versamark

Ranger Silver Embossing Powder

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Embossing Folders – Damask, Spots

Clear Sparkles

White Shimmer Trim

These cards have been teamed with the box envelope that I designed here and are now for sale at Gift Hutt.

These cards are very quick and easy to make and would suit a wedding card as well with an appropriate sentiment.

These products are available from my website here – and don’t forget to check out the new items that are now on special in the While Supplies last button as well as all the products that will be retiring at the end of August.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTMH Elegance

Welcome back

I have had a chance to make a couple of cards today and just managed to get the photos done just before the sun went.  We have just had the shortest day of the year but it is going to be a few months before we get more sunlight hours.

I have been inspired by a blogger in England who does the most beautiful cards using white on white cardstock and lots of different dies for layering.  I have made two cards and here they are:

CTMH Embossing Folders and August SOTM Framed

 

First up this card was very quick and easy to do once I had the flowers made.  I have used the same technique that I used in a previous post here to make the flowers but this time I sponged the the centres with Canary ink and the edges with Pixie ink to make a different colour.  The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge  pages 50.  The photo below features the flowers from the Artiste cartridge page 54.

CTMH Flowers ready to place onto the card

 

I used two different embossing folders – Damask and Stripes on a piece of White Daisy cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ to layer onto the base card.  I cut the leaves from Pear cardstock at 1″ using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then I using a sharp embossing edge to create the lines and placed them under the flower.  To finish off I added the beautiful stamp from the upcoming August SOTM set

 

Here is the second card:

CTMH Sympathy Card

I have used the Artfully Sent cartridge to cut the card base at 7″ x 5″ from page 39 and then used CCR to resize the same shape to fit into it.

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I placed a piece of White Daisy cardstock to layer underneath the front fold and put the shape on top.

I must admit to using some dies that I have had for some time as I wanted very fine leaves underneath the larger flowers.

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I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set onto the shape before adhering it to the card.  I then played around with the placement of the die cuts.

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Here are the leaves that I have prepared for the flowers.  I like the pop of colour of the flowers and leaves over the white on white base card.

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Here is a close up of the flowers with some glitter gems in the middle of the flowers.

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I apologise for the watermark.  I am still working out how to use Lightroom.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Pear

Stamps – Framed, Happy to Be Friends

Inks – Black, Pixie, Canary

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy, Artiste

Glitter Gems

Dies (non-CTMH) Marianne Creatables – LR0206, LR0107, LR0151

I hope that enjoy my creations and as usual these will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

It is not long now before the new Annual Inspirations catalogue arrives and there are a lot of products that are retiring to make way for more fabulous products so pop on over to my website here to see what is retiring and also what is new on the while supplies last list.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

CTMH Artfully Sent Baby Card

Welcome back.

I have been busy with the next Australasian blog hop so it is just a small post today.  I have been playing on the Artfully Sent cartridge and came up with this baby card.  It is not perfect but it is a start.  I apologise for the quality of the photos but I think it is time to start looking for a new camera unfortunately.

#CTMH Artfully Sent Baby Card

 

I have cut this card at 7″ on Cricut Craftroom and used Blossom papers for the decorations.  I have used scraps of Slate cardstock and Blossom paper behind the cut out of the pram and then covered with the inner Lagoon cardstock.  The toys have been coloured using the ShinHan Touch Twin markers from the Nursery Charms stamp set and fussy cut out and placed on the front of the card.

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Inside I have cut the baby clothes from the Blossom B&T papers and used the retired SOTM Cross Stitch Wishes to create the string to have the clothes hanging on.

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I am always aware of having somewhere to write on a card and placed a peace of White Daisy cardstock and stamped and coloured the rattle in with the ShinHan Touch Twin markers for something different.

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I have stamped the buttons onto Glacier cardstock and coloured in the rim and the threads and then used Liquid Glass to create the shiny dome.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Slate, Lagoon

Paper – Blossom

Stamps – Nursery Charms, Cross Stitch Wishes

Inks – Black

ShinHan Markers – Bronze, Clay, Mahogany, Tender Pink, Turquoise Blue,herry Pink, Golden Yellow

Liquid Glass

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Wishing Well with CTMH

Welcome back

I have been busy today with crocheting squares for the upcoming International Yarnbombing Day on Thursday and haven’t had a chance to do paper crafting today.  So I have picked a card I did a couple of weeks ago.

#CTMH Seaside and Blossom Get Well Card

This card uses papers from both the Blossom and Seaside B&T paper packs.  I am loving how I can mix and match between all the range available.

The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1″  and the bird is a cut out from the Artfully Sent cartridge that I used for another card that I featured a little while ago.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier

Paper – Blossom, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Seaside

Stamps – Artfully Sent Just to Say, Shower Flowers

Ink – Desert Sand, Pear

Cricut Cartridges – Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent

Scallop edge punch

Coral Reef Sequins

Black and Grey Assortments

Sparkles

All these products are available on my website here or just click on any of the highlighted links above.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Feeling the Love with CTMH

Welcome

I have run out of wedding anniversary cards at Gift Hutt and had some fun today making some more – plus I got carried away and made a couple of wedding cards.  I am really starting to get into the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and doing more with it.

This first card has been cut at 7″ (although I had to resize it a little on Cricut Craft Room) using the gorgeous Blossom papers using the sentiment key on page 35.   I just can’t get enough of this paper and the matching stamp set Shower Flowers and had some fun stamping and cutting flowers out to put on the card.  I have finished the card with some clear sparkles and a couple of little butterflies from the Junebug Puffies which are still available under while supplies last.

#CTMH Artfully Sent Card using Blossom and Shower Flowers

 

These cards are so easy to make and this one is based on a pattern from CTMH Head Office and I have changed it to an anniversary card and added some aqua dots.  The card has been cut from the Blossom floral B&T papers at 4 1/2″ Shift+sentiment <w> (pg 12).

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I still have some remnants of the lovely Skylark papers and this corner of the paper was perfect for an anniversary card.  I just added some extra ribbons with Glacier cardstock and a strip of Teal shimmer trim and some aqua dots.

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This card was made using a cut from the the Art Philosophy cartridge which I resized in CCR to fit the base card.  I then used the Hide/Contour function to just cut out the oval in White Daisy cardstock for the centre.  I stamped the sentiment first and then embossed with the Dots embossing folder.  To finish off I have used some of the Blossom complements flowers and a a little Junebug Puffy butterfly.

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This card has been made using a pocket card cut from the Artfully Sent cartridge.  I have cut this card using the CCR to size to fit the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card out of Pixie cardstock and then placed it over the heart papers from the Whimsy Fundamental papers.  It fitted perfectly.  I used a pre-cut heart (sorry I can’t remember the size but I think it might have been 2″) and stamped the lovely heart stamp from the Hostess stamp set Paper Bird.  I added the sentiment from the Artfully Sent Just to Say stamp set in Black ink.  To finish I added a Pixie extra thick twine bow.  I have found using glue dots very effective in adhering the twine onto the cards.  Much quicker and easier than using liquid glass.

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Finally I did my first pop up card from page 35 and was very happy with the outcome.  I cut the  base card at 7″ in Glacier cardstock after making some minor adjustments in CCR.  I am finding I use CCR all the time to do my die cutting as it is easy to size and layer my cuts.  The ‘pop up’ has been cut from the blue base paper from the B&T papers.  I then cut the icons from Lagoon cardstock and added them to the card.  The sentiment, Mr & Mrs, on the front has been cut from the Artiste cartridge page 61.  I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy Couple stamp set on a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 25)  that I had cut a while ago and I can’t remember the size sorry.

 

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Here is the inside of the card.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier, Lagoon, White Daisy, Pixie, Colonial White

Paper – Skylark (NLA), Blossom, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Stamps – Shower Flower, Happy Couple, Paper Bird, Artfully Sent Just to Say

Inks – Glacier, Lagoon, Sorbet, Smoothie, Flaxen, Black Pear, 

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Embossing folder – Dots

Aqua Dots

Clear Sparkles

Junebug Puffies

Blossom Complements

Pink Extra Thick Twine

Teal Shimmer Trim

All products I have used (except for Skylark papers) are available for sale from my website here, or just click on any of the highlighted words above.

All these cards will be available for sale from Gift Hutt and the website is now up and running, although I still have lots of photos to upload.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Happy Mother’s Day from CTMH

Welcome and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.

I have had a lovely day with my family and started getting my next workshop sorted using the gorgeous Taste of Summer papers and matching stamp set.  More on that at a later time.

Here are some cards that I have made using the Artfully Sent cartridge.  I have backed the card with Pixie cardstock and cut the leaves in Pear cardstock from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The flower is from the A Budding Friendship stamp set and I have stamped it with Pixie and Black inks.  The sentiment has been stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver Ranger embossing ink. I have coloured the flowers with the ShinHan Touch Twin marker Tender Pink and finished off with an extra thick Pixie twine bow.

 

 

#CTMH Artfully Sent Mother's Day Card

For the next card I have been inspired by the card in the Annual Inspirations Book and used the lovely Mother’s Day stamp from the Flowers For Mum stamp set.  I have heat embossed with Ranger silver embossing powder and coloured in the flowers with the ShinHan Touch Twin markers, Turquoise Blue and Cerulean blue Light.  The edge has been sponged with Glacier ink to help it stand out from the Blossom background.  I love the different papers from the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals pack and here I have used the Glacier and Flaxen colours.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.

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The next card is a scene card from page 37 of the Artfully Sent cartridge.  I have kept the colour scheme simple with Flaxen cardstock and the Flaxen paper from the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals pack and White Daisy cardstock.  Another simple card finished off with the butterflies on page 14 of the Artfully Sent booklet.

#CTMH Artfully Sent Mother's Day CardFinally I have done a quick card using the Blossom papers and the gorgeous stamps from the Flowers for Mum and Happy to Be Friends sets from the Seasonal Expressions 1 booklet.   These stamp sets are still available for a year while stocks last. The extra thick twine bow in Glacier just finishes it off.

 

#CTMH Blossom Mother's Day Card

 

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Flaxen, Pixie, Pear

Papers – Blossom, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Stamps – A Budding Friendship, Flowers For Mum, Happy to Be Friends

Inks – Versamark, flaxen, Glacier, Smoothie, Black, Pixie

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers – Tender Pink, Turquoise Blue, Cerulean Blue Light

Extra Thick Twine – Pixie, Glacier

Embossing Powder – Ranger Silver

Silver sequins

Shimmer Trim – Silver

Cricut Cartridge – Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy

All these products are available on my website here or just click on any of the highlighted text to go straight through to the website to order.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia