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.   

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

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It’s All About the Sparkle with H2H

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? Today, I am sharing beautiful Holiday Poinsettia Ornament on the Heart2Heart blog that is full of red & gold sparkle, and I have created a short process video showing you exactly how I made it.  If you love all that sparkles, why don’t you share something you have created with us at Heart2Heart.

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This lovely Poinsettia ornament was created using the Holiday Cheer kit, then attached to the front of a simple card base card.  My shaker ornament has been filled with Gold Sequins and topped with a simple Black & White striped bow. The recipient of this card not only gets a Christmas greeting, they also have a gift to add to their tree.MissCarriesCreations-SparkleOrnamentCardH2H

I began by stamping the ornament base and the frame with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled the stamped images with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder then heat set the images. I prefer the texture and sparkle of the Tinsel Embossing Powders on my holiday projects, and I adore how it sparkles♥ when it hits the light.

The Poinsettia was stamped with Candy Apple Pigment Ink, then heat embossed using Clear Embossing powder. Originally, I had used black ink for the Poinsettia image, but found that the sentiment stamped on the acetate did not stand out as well when the flower was also stamped in black.

After the Poinsettia image was heat embossed, I shaded it using Watercolor Pencils and Shimmer Brushes. I realize that part of the image should be shaded green, but I prefer the look of an all red flower that is full of sparkle in the background.

Once all the images were stamped, I assembled the ornament and attached it to the card. Here is a simple process video showing you how to put the components of our Holiday Cheer kit together.

I hope that this project inspired you and that you share your Sparkle creation with us at the Heart2Heart challenge blog.  While you are there, I encourage you to view all of the October challenges and take a look at the stunning projects created by the design team and other entrants.

I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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Shake Things Up! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Shake Things Up! CTMH Technique Blog Hop 38932976_10155797519992934_764852534895443968_nwhere we will be featuring a few of our Shaker Card products If you have come here from Annemarie Julian’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 ideas using our Shaker Card products. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

Shaker cards are one of my favorite projects to create and our new product line makes them so much simpler to make. There is no fussing with cutting acetate or foam tape, no need to search for the perfect circle dies, and we even have a way to make your own confetti.

 

 

For this Blog Hop, I chose to create a beautifully layered Shaker Thank You card using our Grateful Heart Papers and Complements. As you can see, I used almost every paper from this amazing collection of patterns. Each paper is unique and beautiful in it’s own right and each complements the other so well.

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Once, I had decided on my background patterns, I wanted to add a little more texture. I had already planned on using  the Gold Sequins for my Shaker, so I decided add some Gold Stitching to my background using our Stitch Guide.

 

 

Once the background on the card was complete, I began building the Shaker. Aren’t those little owls adorable? I cut those from the PML Cut-Apart sheet, adhered them to a circle (cut with the Shaker Thin Cuts), then added my Foam Circle, and the Gold Sequin.

DESIGNER TIP: To prevent static in your shaker, use the Anti-Static Pouch on the Background before adding your sequins. I also use the Anti-Static Pouch on my Acetate after I remove the protective film. 

 

 

The Circle Frame has a delightful stitching pattern, which I chose to enhance with some more Gold Stitches. I like how this stitching makes the shaker frame “pop” off the card.  Once I added the Shaker to my card, I was able to begin adding embellishments from my collection of Grateful Heart Complements(♥♥)

 

 

Once I was finished, I realized it needed a little something more, so I grabbed a few Gold Sequins from the bag and adhered them to my card. I love when I can use a product for more than it is intended. 

 

 

Now ‘Hop” on over to Vandra Stenton’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. Remember, all of our Shaker Products are available through December 31st, while supplies last.

I can’t wait to see what you create with our Shaker Card products.

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