Sunday, October 12, 2014

Artfully Sent - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

The third card in my series of Artfully Sent Christmas cards uses the scene key on page 48. I cut my card at 6" for dimensions of 4" x 6".

This one is very simple, but I added a little more interest by placing some purple shimmer trim behind one of the words cut out on the liner. This is echoed with the shimmer trim on the front of the card.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Artfully Sent - Seasons Greetings

A second card from the Artfully Sent Collection. This one is a pop-up card found on p49 of the booklet. I cut this one at 4" instead of 5", producing a card with dimensions 4" x 6".

The front of the card I decorated with the tree stamp from Workshops on the Go Showhaven Cardmaking kit and "Season's Greetings" from Merriest Christmas B1468. The label on which "Season's Greetings" was stamped comes from the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection. I added a little bling with some gold shimmer trim.

The inside, pop up, was completely from the design in Artfully Sent.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Artfully Sent - Joy to the World

I am completely in love with my new Cricut Artfully Sent collection. There are so many different options and I have only just started to scratch the surface of the possibilities.

Here is one of the first cards I have made with this cartridge. I have made a series of Christmas cards, getting in early so that I don't have a mad rush to get them done before December.

For this card I used one of the sleeve keys (I like to think of these as overlays, since I love using overlays in my scrapbooking). I cut this one at the prescribed size of 7" which makes a card with dimensions 5" x 7". I cut the "sleeve" out of white daisy cardstock (which comes with the Artfully Sent collection). Then I used paper from the Brushed and Paper Fundamentals Whimsy packs.

The stamp images are from Noel C1598. I stamped them with Versamark ink and then used Princess Gold embossing powder to add some sparkle, shine and depth. To finish, I added a little gold shimmer trim.