Wednesday, September 7, 2011

You melt my heart card tutorial using CTMH Art Philosophy.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a tutorial using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. Those people who have asked for tutorials have quite often mentioned card tutorials, so today your wish is my command!

Now I am not sure if I told you guys or not how hot it was down here in Texas all summer. Well, this week we have gotten a momentary reprieve. However, when I made this card I was thinking lots of cool thoughts ;-)

I used all Close To My Heart products (cardstock, stamps, adhesive backed pearls, ribbon, and markers).

I cut the card out at 5" using the Art Philosophy cartridge. This will make it 5" tall when folded in half.
I then scored the center using my Scorpal.
I then cut out a 4 3/4" circle using the Wonderland paper pack.
I adhered it ont he inside of the card, so that the patterned paper shines though.
Then I felt like this card needed a little stitching (don't I always ;-)) using a Crystal Blue markers
Then using the Art Philosophy cartridge I cut out this basic heart at 1 1/4".
Then more stitching...this time using my White Unibal Signo. This is not sold by Close To My Heart, but oh so handy. I have had many questions about the white pen I use. Here it is!
Then I added the heart to the center.
The sentiment that I used is from this stamp set. It is called Snowflakes and coordinates with this cartridge as well!

I used this Crystal Blue ink pad.
Then added the sentiment to the center of the heart.
Now to add the pink ribbon trim I used the liquid glass as an adhesive. It works great on fabrics!

This is ribbon I used. It the is Pink Designer ribbon collection.
Then of coarse I used some adhesive backed pearls.
Voila! This was super simple to make and would be a really cute Christmas card to send or it could be cut smaller and used as a gift card on a bag.

September's Close To My Heart promotions:

You can still get the Pair a Phrase stamp set for FREE with any order of $75 or more!

Also, there is a NEW stamp of the month that is only $5 with a purchase of $50 or more! This stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge!

  If you get your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge bundle between now and the end of the month you will qualify for the $5 Stamp of the Month and the FREE Pair a Phrase stamp set!

What you will get if you get this deal?

   *Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge  (retail price of $59.99) , Three Stamp Sets (retail value of $17.95 each), & Three    Dimensional Element chipboard sets (retail value of $4.95 each). Total retail value of $128.69 for only $99.

  *The September Stamp of the Month 'Limited Edition' stamp set for $5 (retail value of $17.95)

  *Pair-a-Phrase double D-size stamp set a $35.90 value for FREE!

YOU SAVE ==> $78.64

Click here to get in on this FABULOUS deal ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart Website

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!


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Joan Smith said...

What a beautiful all your special touches and great ideas!

Deneen said...

Super card! I too am thinking of cooler weather.

angie ashuk said...

Great card!!! And I have to mention, I had 2 bottles of liquid glass and ran out. I went to Michaels and bought Martha Stewarts version of it and I hate it!!!! I'll be placing an order next month with my CTMH rep and Liquid glass is first on my list!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Such a pretty card Melanie. Don't know where you are in reference to all the fires that are going on there, but hope you and Joy are out of harms way. Having been thru 2 major fires here in San Diego, I know how scarry they are. Keep Safe.

scrapdiva said...

very cute card

JenE said...

Pretty pretty card! Love the colors and the layers!

Nanci said...

Love the card. So simple but looks so nice.

meredemaison said...

Cool!!!!! (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun - I love the colors and the way you used the pom pom ribbon on the edge!)

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dianne said...

Very pretty card. TFS

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kellyz Krafting Again said...

Awesome card...the blues and pinks really pop.

Pam said...

This card is just wonderful. love the design and the pompom border is toooooooo cute.

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

Love the card and the colors you used !

Susan said...

Beautiful idea! Love all that dimension!
SusanJ in Atlanta

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

Anonymous said...

Love the card Mel, I can't wait to get my cartridge in. I ordered it from you, and have just finished emailing you about my order. Hope to hear from you soon.
Monica L.

Karen said...

What a pretty card. I need to get some liquid glass. It's so useful!

Kim. said...

This is a beautiful card and I love the ribbon and how you used it.
Kim xXx