Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cut-Stamp-Elevate tutorial using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge!

Hello, friends!

Today's tutorial I have decided to call CUT-STAMP-ELEVATE. You might wonder what in the world am I talking about. Well wonder no longer, faithful followers! I am about to show you exactly what I am talking about.

I do need to tell you guys something really quick though. This was going to be a tutorial where I showed you how to make these great embellishments. Then I would show you projects I made using these embellishments. I made the embellishments, but was not able to make the projects because I ended up having to get my eyes dilated. Long story short, crafting while your eyes are dilated is nearly IMPOSSIBLE! However, I am pressing on and showing you how to make the fabulous embellishments using the NEW CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, stamps, and the chipboard that is included in the bundle.

First, I want to show you the cut, stamp, and the chipboard piece (the elevate part). Now let me tell you something about this chipboard. It is super thick and would be tough to cut out using your cricut. I have cut this thickness before using the deep cut blade. My machine seriously struggled though and I never did it again. Luckily with these chipboard sheets, you don't have to cut thick chipboard! It is already done for you. FABULOUS! The top piece is the cut, the middle is the stamp itself, and the bottom piece is the chipboard.


I stamped the cut out and then adhere it to the chipboard and got this:

Now this birthday sentiment is from one of the other stamp sets that is included in the set. It fits perfectly. I also added a little bit of bling by using this liquid GLITZ in stardust. It is similar to stickles, but it dries nicer!


Now the second tutorial for the day is something similar, but it is made with other chipboard that you can buy. It coordinates with one of the stamp sets that you get with the cartridge bundle!

The star is cut out at 3" which makes it fit perfectly on top of the chipboard piece.


Then I stamped the star using the coordinating stamp set.

Then simply add it to the chipboard like before! I added some more GLITZ and inked the edges!

See how thick this chipboard is! AWESOME!!

Then I added a sentiment from the same stamp set! This will make a beautiful focal point for a Christmas card!

Ok my pretties, if you are interested in buying the ART PHILOSOPHY cartridge you can do so by clicking here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart site

Also, I had a few people inquire about and join my Close To My Heart team yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised by this. One of the sweet ladies felt she had to ask permission. So let it be known, if ANY of you are interested in joining my Close To My Heart team and be an independent consultant you are totally welcome to! If you have any questions about signing up please do not hesitate to ask!

I will be back here tomorrow with another tutorial! See you all back here tomorrow!!

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

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45 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Great tutorial....and always enjoy what you have to share.

Hope your eyes are doing ok...and what a gal...I think there isn't anything you and Joy can't do or handle that is why you both are adored and cherished.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Hope your eyes are back to normal so you can see how cute your projects are! I like that glitz product!

SallyP said...

One of the things I have noticed is that the CMH stamps and chipboard tell you what size to cut at - no more guessing! These are great ideas, TFS with dialated eyes!

Erin said...

In the first step what is the material the second cut is made from?

Alisa said...

I love these tutorial posts. They really help to see HOW to do things. Any chance you can continue with such great details?

Snowmanlover said...

Very cute and ohhhhhh love your nails!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!! I can't wait to get this cart!! :)

Anonymous said...

Loving these tutorials, I just placed my first CTMH order to get this cart and can't wait for it all to arrive. Had to add in a few extra goodies too, love the stamp of the month set and only $5, so excited! Thanks Melanie!!

Kimberly
bsketmom at tampabay dot rr dot com

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the tutorial.

Peg Toth said...

you make this look so easy! Thanks!

Tina Campbell said...

Nice tutorial, like the look of the star and will use this idea in my stamping just adds more to it! Thanks for sharing.
Tina from PA

momma mo said...

oooh, you got my creative juices flowing! Great idea!

Zuby said...

Is there a list somewhere of the other stamp sets with coordinating stamps for the cartridge? I mean the ones not included in the cartridge package.

Northwoodszoo said...

The step-by-step instructions and product recommendations are very helpful. Thank you.

jacgonz said...

I really like how all the stamps coordinate! that makes life simple. Love your tutorials! thank you.

Crafting Katie said...

Okay, now this is just dangerous, showing us all of these coordinating stamps!!!

I love what you did with that star - the inking around the edge made such a difference. Beautiful!

Marissa said...

Thanks for being such a trooper! I think I need to add this cartridge to my wish list!


rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

jacgonz said...

Hope you dialated eyes are working again! Looks like they are, I just love those coordinating stamps! You make it look so easy!

looneytuke said...

This shows that it will make life so much eaiser, doing things your way...lol
Thanks for the great tutoriol.

scrapdiva said...

great tutorial, love the stamps, thanks

Linda said...

Great tutorial. Wow the possibilities are endless.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Linda in Stanwood

Darla said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. VERY glad you shared the coordinating stamp sets I was wondering that myself!!

Btw.... I'm in Canada and wondering about ordering/and maybe becoming a consultant and whether I can order through you (since I benefit so much from your blog posts) or would I be better off to find a local consultant??

Nanci said...

Love the ideas. Love the Glitz. I will have to try some of it.

MeGlo said...

great instructions thanks! I love CTMH and all the tricks!

Luv 2 Create said...

Another great tutorial. My cart is due to arrive today. I am so excited!!
Marcie

kim.mom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these tips!

Crhiga said...

Great tutorial as always!!

Carol

Amy said...

Wow! Thanks for another great tute. I too have tried to cut thick chipboard and it just doesn't work. Nice to have the pre-cut pieces--TFS!

angel4ever said...

Your tutorials are great!

Lady Fair said...

Love all of your tutorials. Awesome that the cartridge is compatible with so many of the CTMH stamp sets. I'm sooooo tempted to buy this cartridge bundle, hopefully it'll still be available when I have the funds. :)

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Short Scrapper said...

I will "wonder no longer" as a "faithful follower". lol I LOVE these tutorials. Thanks so much for taking your precious and limited time to demonstrate and educate us. I appreciate it so much!!!

Jekisca said...

This is a great tutorial, I love how the pieces came out! Thank you!

Karen said...

Great tutorial! Love my CTMH products.

Carrie said...

LOVE those! TFS!

Glori said...

Great tutorial!!!! Hope your eyes are doing better!

chilindra at att dot net

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very Awsome!

Tiffany said...

Great Job, I love the Happy Birthday Tag!

Tiffany said...

I love the Happy Birthday !!!

Deneen said...

Another great tutorial. I haven't been able to check them all out til today. Think I am caught up now. Love all the coordinating stamp sets.

Susan said...

Fabulous post ~ love your tutorials. Will have to try!
susanJ in atlanta

tremblayfam said...

Wow! Those stamps are very detailed and beautiful. I would love to try them out.

ctibbmn said...

Thanks for the tutorial! That is a super cute star!

Kristen Ann said...

Great step-by-step tutorial! Amazing what a few products can accomplish; simple to eye-catching in no time.

Look around the corner said...

thanks for the tutorial. love it thanks again. you rock

Az Scrappin Sisters said...

I love these tutorial posts. They really help to see HOW to do things. thanks much

 
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