Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Merry Christmas card made usign the CTMH Art Philosophy cartirdge and the November stamp of the month.

Hello, friends!

I had so many questions in yesterday's comment section that I thought I would answer a few of them in today's post.

-When will I have access to this free cartridge? I believe if you have access to the Cricut Craft Room you can use it now. However, the Cricut Craftroom will not be released to the entire public until tomorrow (I think).

-Do they charge for the Craft Room? No it will be free to all!

-If I order the new 'tis the season' cartridge, will I be able to get the 'holiday wishes' stamp set for $5? No, because the Holiday Wishes promotion is a Close To My Heart promotion and the Tis The Season cartridge is sold Creative Memories. However you can get the Holidays wishes promotion if you buy Art Philosophy ;-) However, all you have to spend to get that great stamp set is $25 worth of stamps.

- When you say that the cartridge will be hosted on the CCR website, do you mean that it is only available to be used on the website and not independently on your machine? I am not sure about this, but since it is called Cricut Craft Room Basics I have a feeling it will not be sold separately and you will only be able to use it through the Cricut Craft Room.  

I think that is all of them, but if you have anymore questions you can always email me or ask in today's comment section.

Today I have another Christmas card, but this card is made using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and the November stamp of the month (Cherish the Day). Well and a couple of other stamps ;-) It was definitely a culmination of a few other stamps. Yes, sometimes when I get stamping I just cannot stop!

 When I got this stamp set, I felt like it would make a really great stamped background. Then I remembered that I had a another stamp set that would work as a great outline. At this point the idea started to come together. I thought I would make the stamped background more uniform than my usual random stamping that I would do. I stamped the white portion first onto the kraft cardstock using the Zoology stampset from Close To My Heart, then stamped the green portion, and finally the red. I thought about photographing the process after I had already stamped it. I am so sorry about that! I will do better next time.

The inks and cardstock are all from Close To My Heart. The ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.
Zoology stamp set.
Christmas Cheer stamp set.

Using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut the ticket out at 2". Then stamped the inside using the Christmas Cheer stamp set.
 Thanks so much for dropping by today! See you all back here tomorrow with another great project!

November Specials:

November stamp of the month:

Holiday Wishes stamp set that is only $5 with a $25 stamp purchase.

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp set starting today (until November 30th), you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! 
So to break it down, 
-If you spend $50 you get the November stamp of the month (retails price of $17.95) for $5.
-If you spend $25 in stamps, you get the Holidays Wishes stamp set (retail price $17.95) for $5!
-These two offers can be combined. For example, if you spend $25 in stamps and an additional $25 on anything else in the catalog you will get both stamp sets for a total of $10 ($5 per set).
You save $25.90! Which means the stamps practically pay for themselves!
*note* You MUST add discounted stamps to shopping cart when prompted by the system during checkout. Stamps cannot be added after the sale is complete and finalized. Also, adding the stamps to your cart BEFORE being prompted by this system will result in being charged full price for promotional stamps. 

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!

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Joan Smith said...

OH my!! First one again...

Today....what a GREAT idea..love it..I'm definitely going to try doing this.....makes for a one of a kind card....Good Job Mel!

Anonymous said...

Just love your cards!!! Keep up the awesome creativity. I will have to share with a friend that was thinking about buying this stamp. Thank you so much for sharing.

1Happy Mimi said...

Oh my gosh, what a CUTE card! See, that's why you have all these followers-you have great ideas!!
Great job!

Marilyn said...

You are amazing! If I had the same choice of products as you, I know for a fact I could not come up with as many ideas, that were cute, creative and well done! Thank you for my daily dose of motivation...and thanks for the information on the CRR! I'm anxious to check that out!

Karen said...

What a great card. I like how you used that stamp for the background. I've been pondering how to make more use of it!

Theresa said...

Really pretty card. I love all the little details!

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

You are so creative! I like the repetitive stamps- will have to try this! :)

Crafting Katie said...

So pretty! That does make a great background!!!

tndj said...

love how you used the stamps in the background. Great idea. TFS

Eva Laney said...

super cute card again.
Eva :0)

Luanne said...

super duper cute card! great stamp

Anonymous said...

you real know how to make such lovely cardsssssssss

Jingle said...

Super cute card!

Peg Toth said...

nice card. looks simple to make. thanks.

teachermom5 said...

This turned out really terrific. Love all of the details. What a great idea.

Ruth G said...

Melanie, this card has my number! You really did a wonderful job with the colors (traditional red and green which I love along with kraft which I also love) and I love how you did all the different stamps in different colors! It's too cool! I've got Art Philosophy on my Christmas wish list and now I definitely want to make sure that Zoology is on there as well as Save the Date and I'll make sure they order by 11/30!!! I'm so excited!!!!

kay mcbride said...

pretty card and i do love ctmh stuff i like all the cards u did with the christmas stamps. i will be looking for more ideas to do with the ctmh cricut cart. cant wait to see what u come up with!

Cheryl said...

Lovely cards!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

What a great design for your card. Looks fabulous. Thanks for answering those questions on CCR.

Got2BCrafting said...

That does make for one fabulous background!!! :) Great card.

Pam said...

Love the ticket tag on the card and the ribbon is so pretty!
Thanks for clearing things up about the Cricut basics cart!!

julie said...


Carol W. said...

Gorgeous cards! Always inspired when visit your blog. TFS!

Nanci said...

That is such a good idea. Love the tips that you give. I would never have thought of doing this. Thanks

Ladybug said...

Melanie, thanks for showing how this stamp set could be utilized. I was stumped by how to use it. LOL

Your ideas are "super"!! :-)