Four Cards from One Cricut File

This month, I was honored to be asked by Jill Broadbent at Close to My Heart to re-imagine one of the designs in our new Everyday Moments Cricut collection.  The design assigned to me was the Heart of Gold card which is a very simple, easy to create card found in this Cricut collection.  Instead of creating just one single, redesigned card, I chose to create four for you today, and I have a simple, video tutorial for you to follow so that you can create a few of your own. 

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Like I said, the Heart of Gold card in the Everyday Moments collection is a very simple one to create. When you look at the design in Cricut Design Space, you will see that each of those layers is a separate layer and the design includes a card base and envelope. 

As I was re-imagining this design, I choose to keep it simple so that you could easily recreate each card.  Each one has a very subtle change and has been cut from a variety of materials. As you watch the video tutorial, you will be able to see the changes I made to the design in Cricut Design Space and how to assemble each one of the cards. 

Let’s take a look at each re-imagined card I created compared to the original design.

The first card I created looks very similar to the original design, but it was created using watercolor paints on watercolor paper. 

After each painted piece was dry,  I added some stitching using matching thread. I love the texture the stitching added to this card and how it looks just like a little girl’s spring dress with all the ruffles. 
TIP: If you don’t have thread to match the color, you can use re-inkers to dye white thread. 

The second card also kept the design intact, but was cut from French Vanilla cardstock and backed in Gold Foil paper.  (All the supplies for these cards can be found at the bottom of this post.) 

Again, I added some stitching and embellished this card with Gold Embellishing Thread and Gold Glitter Gems.  I like the elegance of this card and how well it pairs the the vellum envelope. 

The final card was flipped on it’s side – literally.  In my Design Space tutorial, I show you how to use the Contour Feature to remove the words and how to add some faux stitching lines with your Maker. 

After cutting the pieces from the These Are My People papers, I adhered them to the card base and added a whimsical White Ribbon bow and a few Acrylic Hearts as charms. The  sentiment was stamped in Intense Black ink using our Love these People stamp set.  I adore the simplicity of this one and how easy it came together. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you were inspired to re-imagine the Heart of Gold card in our new Everyday Moments collection.  This Cricut collection is only available through my website and cannot be purchased in Access or on the Cricut website.  If you would like to purchase this collection, you can visit my website or click on the link in the supply list below. 

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Creating a Simply Beautiful Card

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

It’s time for another Tic-Tac-Toe Color My Heart challenge and, this week, we are playing with the color palette in the Spruced Up collection. To join our challenge, simply link your creation before January 30th. Make sure that you do not add any additional colors other than what is shown below.

Rarely do I squirm over a Color Dare color challenge, but this week I was a bit perplexed.  I haven’t decided if it is because I am struggling with the colors chosen or the current Spruced Up paper palette. It’s a mix of old world colors that I have used before, and, even though I truly enjoy the vintage feel, I am wrestling with the designs.  That is one of the reasons I chose to keep my project Simply Beautiful. 

My colors of choice – French Vanilla, Julep, Sangria, & Mink. If you would like to re-create this card, I have created a clear set of instructions for you as well as a list of the supplies I used on this project.

ENJOY Creating Today!

Paper Needed:  5½” x 4¼” Spruced Up Sangria paper, 5¼” x 4″ French Vanilla cardstock, 5¼” x 2″ Sangria cardstock, 5″ x 1¾” French Vanilla cardstock, 3″ x 3″ Sangria cardstock, 2¼” x 2¼” Julep cardstock, 2″ x 2″ French Vanilla cardstock

Assembly Instructions

  1. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ French Vanilla cardstock onto the Spruced Up Sangria paper and adhere both to the front of a card base.
  2. Using Julep Ink, stamp the Floral image randomly onto the 5″ x 1¾” French Vanilla cardstock . Using Mink Ink, stamp the Ink Blot image randomly onto the same piece of French Vanilla cardstock.
  3. Layer the stamped cardstock onto the 5¼” x 2″ Sangria cardstock and adhere to the front of the card approximately ½” from the left side.
  4. Using the 2 ¾ ” Stitched Bracket Thin Cut, cut out a shape from the 3″ x 3″ Sangria cardstock.
  5. Round the corners of the 2¼” x 2¼” Julep cardstock and layer onto the Sangria bracket die-cut using Foam Tape for dimension.
  6. Stamp a large Ink Blot onto the center of the 2″ x 2″ French Vanilla cardstock with Mink Ink, then use Sangria Ink to stamp the sentiment onto the center. Round the corners and use a Grey Pen to add faux stitching. Adhere to the Julep cardstock.
  7. Embellish with Julep Ribbon, Julep Glitter Gems, Wood Shapes, and Bitty Sparkles.

I hope that today’s project inspired you to try something new and that you take a chance, like I did, to give the new color palette a try. If you do, please share your creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.

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Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seaside Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Bring Back My Pack Seaside products. 65712504_10156578838167686_5682527438127497216_n.jpgIf you have come here from Catherine Nowak’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.

I was elated when I read that we were bringing back our Seaside papers and stamp set as a monthly special. The rustic, ocean side patterns have a vintage feel and the stickers are reminiscent of boardwalks years ago.  After looking through kit, I decided that I would focus on the Seaside Greeting stamp set and use it to recreate a card I made when I first became a consultant. MIssCarriesCreations-SeasideBlogHopCard.jpg

I kept the details of the card super simple so that I could focus on that lovely image. After stamping the Boat with Intense Black Ink on French Vanilla cardstock, I created a mask so that I could stamp the clouds to make them appear as if they were floating behind the Sailboat. (I will be posting a video showing this technique in my VIP group next week.) I then used my Watercolor Pencils to shade the sky, the clouds, the ocean and the boat.

After I was finished, I discovered that I was not fond of the French Vanilla Sails, so I stamped the Boat image onto some White Daisy cardstock, cut out the sails, and paper-pieced them onto the image. I layered the image onto some Candy Apple cardstock which was placed upon Seaside paper. I used my Watercolor Pencils to dye the White Ribbon and wrapped it with some White Burlap Ribbon along the base of the card.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’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, the Seaside Papers, Stickers, Cardstock, and Stamp Set are only available until August 31st, while supplies last.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to view all of the amazing products we have in this collection.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!