Creating with Cricut & Creativity in Motion

As many of you know, I was blessed with a box of sneak peek products from Close to My Heart and, until now, I could not tell you what those were.  You can’t image how hard it is to have some wonderful crafty goodness sitting in your craft space that you are not allowed to share with anyone. When the boxes arrived, I was tasked to create some projects to share and inspire others and TODAY, I get to finally share my tutorials with you. 


Slimline cards seem to be all the rage right now, so I decided to create my very first one using my Cricut and the NEW Creativity in Motion animation products.  Originally, our Creativity in Motion special was not supposed to be released until September 1st, but Close to My Heart wanted you to be able to get a hold of these products earlier so that you can join us for the free online class in on National Stamping Day. 

In the Creativity in Motion bundle you will receive the supplies and instructions you need to make those adorable cards shown on my website.  I chose to use all the items in my bundle to create something a little different.  This Animated Butterfly slimline card was designed using the papers and stamps in the bundle along with a few images I cut using my Cricut Maker

After cutting out the lattice and flowers, I designed a way for the animated butterfly to peer through a porthole. The butterfly image is one of the many animated stamps you can purchase in this collection.  Right now, you can only purchase the stamp set in the bundle, but, on September 1st, you will be able to purchase it separately; however, getting the bundle at a discount is always a great bonus.  

For those of you who are wondering what an animated card is, it is an optical illusion card.  The stamped images are designed to work with the striped acetate sheets creating the illusion of movement when you shift the image.  

As you can see, when the tab is pulled, the butterflies wings move.  How awesome it that?! It looks like that butterfly is fluttering through a garden of flowers.  

In my video tutorial below, I walk you through the Design Space process to create this card front and I show you some tips and tricks for using these new Creativity in Motion stamps and animation sheets.  

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In the coming weeks, I will be showcasing more of my Creativity in Motion projects. Make sure to subscribe to my blog, newsletter, or YouTube channel so that you do not miss out on these upcoming projects. 


I was honored to be asked my Close to My Heart to create some of these projects for you.  I hope that you were inspired by today’s Animated Butterfly Slimline card and that you plan to create one of your own using the Creativity in Motion products.   

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.


Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

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Best Friends FURever Blog Hop

Welcome to the Best Friends FURever Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Best Friends FURever collection. 75435849_10156934575312686_5940485385833414656_n.jpgIf you have come here from Darlys Recker’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

When I first saw  the Best Friends FURever papers, I couldn’t wait to make a layout of our little furball. Now that the kids are grown, I have just as many, if not more photos of her than I do of my kids.  She is our little lap dog who brings us so much joy, and I can’t image life without her. MissCarriesCreations-FurBabyLayout

Let me walk you through how I created this layout. I started by adding some Opaque Texture Paste to a striped Kraft paper. I designed a heart overlay in Design Space™, cut it from Vellum, and attached it to the page over the Texture Paste.

I have created a FREE CUT FILE for you to use in Design Space. You will need to own the images from the Artbooking collection to cut out this image. 

Most of the paper strips came from the Best Friends FURever paper packet. I was in need of one additional pattern and discovered that the Dots paper from the Mix-Ins pack matched these papers perfectly. A chevron was cut into the bottom of each strip, the strips placed onto the background, then stitched with a sewing machine.

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I added the photo with a Kraft paper mat, and some of the stickers from the Best Friends FURever paper pack.  When adding embellishments to your projects, always make sure you have designed a Visual Triangle. This creates flow and balance to any layout.♥ 

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I have created a short process video to teach you about creating a Visual Triangle and show you  how I created the elements on this layout.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These Best Friends FURever products are only available through December 31stwhile supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order the supplies to make this layout.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC11191)
Best Friends FURever Paper Pack + Stickers

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Mix-Ins Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Z3367
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Z1375
12 x 12 Kraft Paper

Z4245
Opaque Texture Paste

Z4247
Palette Knives

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

Cricut® collection image
CTMH Artbooking Collection

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Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

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Cricut™ Air Two

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EK Success Ruler

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Z1151
Foam Tape

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EZ Runner Grand Tape Runner

Z3341
Foam Dots

May Kit of the Month

Spring is here…well kind of.  Today we experienced a morning of sunshine, an afternoon of rain, and a winter storm warning. Well, my friends, despite the wonky weather, I am ready for spring and have created this beautiful layout for May’s flowers and showers.

MissCarriesCreations-TodayIsLifeChangingLayoutI have titled it “Today is Life Changing” and it is available to all of my Kit of the Month subscribers. Each month, I mail out a ready-to-assemble kit to those who have subscribed to my Kit of the Month Club.

My May Kit of the Month uses patterns from our new Sweet Girl papers along with some Cricut™ images from our CTMH Collections. This layout is designed for you to record your memories of Spring, Mother’s Day, Graduations, or any event that was life changing. (NOTEIf you are a consultant, you can purchase the Sweet Girl bulk paper pack to create this layout.)

If you wish, you could choose to leave off a portion of the title and record some everyday memories of your family, your fur baby, or yourself. When I design my kits, I make sure that they can be easily altered to fit your needs.

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Order this Kit or Cutting Guide

You can visit my online store to purchase my kits at full price or subscribe to my monthly club and receive a discount on each kit.  Cutting guides will be available for purchase later this week.  You will need to own the Cricut™ Collections I used to cut out the images in Design Space™.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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