Thursday, February 5, 2015

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Floral Hello card

Hello, friends!

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Floral Hello card

Today, I have a card that I made using the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and a flower stamp set that is beyond beautiful! 

Let me tell you, ladies, I love a double stamp floral set. They make me feel like I am actually making art. When I saw this stamp set in the Seasonal Close To My Heart catalog, I nearly lost my mind! No one will be surprised to hear that I have to temper my use of flowers when crafting. Seriously, I sit at my desk and think about how you guys are probably tired of seeing me use flowers. Recently, I felt pretty good, so I spent several days in my craft room and made several weeks worth of blog projects. About half of those projects have flowers. It would have been far more than half if I had not been thinking about what you guys might want to see instead of what I felt like making. 

But I digress...

The 'hello' is a cut that is embedded in another cut. To get it to cut out all by itself, I used the 'hide contour' feature. That feature is available in both Cricut Craft Room and Cricut Design Space. I popped it up using dimensional adhesive so it would pop right off of the page. 

Something to note, that Seasonal Expressions catalog I talked about in the beginning of the post is good until the end of March. 

If you have a Cricut Explore, here is the file: Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Floral Hello card

If you are sans Cricut Explore, the 'hello' is cut at 2.15" high and 4.58" wide.

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Floral Hello card
Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Floral Hello card closeup
Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Floral Hello card sideview
supplies I used

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February stamp of the month

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Joan Smith said...

Good Morning Miss Melanie..

OMG Your card is Gorgeous!!
WOW you most certainly did an outstanding creative job WOW You sure came up with so many awesome and creative ideas for sure...the flower is beautiful and you really are the
QUEEN of flowers and the flowers you created here are so beautiful WOW you did show what you used to create it but still I'm in awe over the look you achieved WOW!!! I never get tired of your flowers it's not like you do the same thing ever every time you use flowers they are always different and so beautiful. You truly do flowers like no one else. So keep 'em coming. I loved hearing that you were feeling better so you had some creative play to celebrate YAY!

Loved your post today missed you yesterday.


Lara said...

I, for one, am never sick of flowers! This is lovely, and I adore the enamel dots!

Marilyn said...

I love flowers and this time of year we need all the flowers we can get! Sooooo....bring them on! Seriously you've created another beautiful card, thank you! So glad you are feeling better and want to spend that time creating, such great therapy!

Marie said...

I love flowers and double stamp flowers as well . I will have to check out the catalog. So glad to hear you are feeling better.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the floral stamp. When I first saw the flower I thought it was a Cricut cut image.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty flowers against the kraft paper background. TFS!

Auntie Em said...

A person can never have too many real life or in crafts. They are all so amazing.
I love the pretty pink blossoms you have fussy cut to put on your card with the hello. The scattering of pink blings and the edge stitching are a lovely way to finish it off.
I like the hide contour feature on the Cricut programs. It's so interesting what just removing a few lines can do to make an image more versatile.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and the handy tips! :)

Anonymous said...

Melanie, it is nice to read that you are feeling better. I love flowers and think you should make every card with flowers! After all, it's your card and you will be giving it away so add flowers to your heart's content. Your work is beautiful and I appreciate everything you post - especially those with flowers ;)

I pray you continue to get better and better. You are in my prayers.

Marta Tapanes

CA Scrapper said...

So beautiful (and I love the flowers too!).


Rose said...

I LOVE FLOWERS keep them coming!
We just got over 16 inches of snow, so bring on the flowers,it helps me to get out of the winter blue!I'm So glad to hear you are feeling better! Love your card!

Cheryl W said...

I love floral cards, too, and have a hard time NOT making them. Yours is so pretty! Seriously, I could see your floral cards every day and enjoy every one of them.