Monday, September 15, 2014

2 Artfully Sent Cards from 1 Cut + Video of Handbook!

I had so much fun playing with my new Artfully Sent Cricut collection this weekend!!! I  feel so lucky to live only 2 shipping days from corporate...and a huge thank you for their quick shipping time right now. I made a total of 6 cards plus a matching envelope with envelope liner (yes--this cart had those, too!) The best part is that I only spent a couple of hours on Sat. and Sun. creating. I locked myself in my craft room while hubby played with Kailyn...we all had fun :)

***Be sure to "like" my Facebook Page--I have been sharing there before I am able to blog!***

Today I first want to share the video I made for you. I'll show you what comes in the collection and walk you through the handbook (before I even looked through it!). Here it is...


Now here are the first 2 cards I made with this cartridge! I love that the "negative" cuts can easily be used in another card.
  
This is the first one I made, as the card is shown in the handbook. I used a piece of Thistle cardstock from our new Paper Fundamentals whimsy assortment. Can you see the lovely UV embossed pattern? I forgot to take a picture of the inside...it's the same pattern but purple/white instead of UV coated. It's so lovely in person...nice subtle eye candy! 

TIP: Use your scraps! To add the different colors I cut scraps of carstock and adhered them to the inside, then I covered the whole inside panel with a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the 5"x7" card.

This second card uses the negative cuts and has a whole different look. I cut a 5"x7" base, and then embossed a piece of 4.5"x6.5" cardstock with CTMH's dot embossing folder. (I love the deep pattern of our embossing folders.)

To ink it up, I took a Tim Holtz ink blending tool with Thistle ink. I laid the cardstock on copy paper and inked up the blending tool, then started off the page and rubbed the ink onto the page in a circular motion. I started off the page so I wouldn't have any "super inky" spots and it all blended nicely. I put most of the ink around the edges of the panel, then, without re-inking, rubbed the leftover ink in the center for subtle color just to make the dots pop.

Here's a good shot of the embossing--dots and the UV coating on the cardstock. I adhered the dots panel to the card with 3D foam tape.

Order Artfully Sent >

More info about Artfully Sent >

Let me know if you have ANY questions at all! Be back soon to share more cards!

CTMH supplies used:



Dot Embossing Folder

Paper Fundamentals Whimsy

Thistle Ink Pad

Adventure Cardstock
Purple Glitter Gems
(I used reg purple sparkles which are retired)



Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Artfully Sent Collection Arrived!

Just popping in quickly to let you know that my Artfully Sent Cricut collection arrived today!!! Just after Kailyn went down for her nap...what perfect timing!  I am busy playing and will be back soon to show you what I've made! 

Order &/or learn more about Artfully Sent:

Cricut-Compatible Stamp Sets

Did you know that there are tons of stamp sets that coordinate with our CTMH Cricut cartridges? Many of them are shown in the catalog, but there are a lot that aren't in there! CTMH never retires stamp sets that coordinate with our Cricut collections, yet we keep creating new sets, so there are a lot that aren't shown in each new catalog! 


There's a special section on my website that shows all of the stamp sets that coordinate. You can find them all on my website HERE and I've also included thumbnails/links to each set below.


I'm showing you some cute Halloween sets first at a bigger size since Halloween is coming up, and the rest will follow.

Let me know if you have any questions!

P.S. Did you see that the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut collection is now available?! Here's the scoop >

NEW! Trick or Treat Sweets (Art Philosophy) $9.95

NEW! Halloween Greetings (Artiste) $17.95

Eek & Shriek (Artbooking) $9.95

Perfect Fit--Halloween (Art Philosophy) $9.95

All Hallows Eve (Art Philosophy) $13.95

Backdrop--Charmed (Art Philosophy) $17.95


Cricut® Compatible Stamp Sets

Note: these thumbnails do not include NEW stamp sets. See all of the new stamp sets HERE.

C1565
C1565 $13.95
C1566
C1566 $13.95
D1555
D1555 $17.95
D1556
D1556 $17.95
D1560
D1560 $17.95
D1561
D1561 $17.95
A1121
A1121 $6.95
A1131
A1131 $6.95
B1381
B1381 $9.95
B1390
B1390 $9.95
B1391
B1391 $9.95
B1392
B1392 $9.95
B1398
B1398 $9.95
B1399
B1399 $9.95
B1400
B1400 $9.95
B1404
B1404 $9.95
B1409
B1409 $9.95
B1412
B1412 $9.95
C1441
C1441 $13.95
C1462
C1462 $13.95
C1463
C1463 $13.95
C1464
C1464 $13.95
C1465
C1465 $13.95
C1467
C1467 $13.95
C1469
C1469 $13.95
C1484
C1484 $13.95
C1496
C1496 $13.95
C1497
C1497 $13.95
C1501
C1501 $13.95
C1502
C1502 $13.95
C1503
C1503 $13.95
C1509
C1509 $13.95
C1521
C1521 $13.95
C1523
C1523 $13.95
D1458
D1458 $17.95
D1459
D1459 $17.95
D1480
D1480 $17.95
D1481
D1481 $17.95
D1482
D1482 $17.95
D1490
D1490 $17.95
D1491
D1491 $17.95
D1494
D1494 $17.95
D1502
D1502 $17.95
D1506
D1506 $17.95
D1515
D1515 $17.95
D1518
D1518 $17.95
D1520
D1520 $17.95
D1524
D1524 $17.95
D1525
D1525 $17.95
D1526
D1526 $17.95
D1527
D1527 $17.95
B1415
B1415 $9.95
B1417
B1417 $9.95
B1422
B1422 $9.95
C1530
C1530 $13.95
C1531
C1531 $13.95
C1532
C1532 $13.95
C1534
C1534 $13.95
C1538
C1538 $13.95
C1540
C1540 $13.95
C1541
C1541 $13.95
C1542
C1542 $13.95
C1543
C1543 $13.95
C1483
C1483 $13.95
D1536
D1536 $17.95
D1539
D1539 $17.95
D1542
D1542 $17.95
D1545
D1545 $17.95
D1546
D1546 $17.95
M1000

(A-Z) $2.95
C1567
C1567 $13.95

A1149
A1149 $6.95

B1435
B1435 $9.95
A1115
A1115 $6.95
B1424
B1424 $9.95
B1429
B1429 $9.95
B1431
B1431 $9.95
C1558
C1558 $13.95