Saturday, April 26, 2014

Artbooking overlays

Yesterday I was inspired to use some of overlays found on the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to make some cards. These overlays are intended for scrapbook layouts but can easily be re-sized to make cards.

I cut my overlays at 5.5" to make a 5.5" square card.

My cards all feature the Free To Be Me paper  which as part of our National Scrapbooking Month campaign, can be purchased for only $5 with a qualifying order of $75.

The sunburst overlay is the easy way to complete a sunburst card! The stamped sentiment on this card is from Patterned Pennants D1534. Ink colours were Slate and Smoothie.

The next card uses one of the stamps from the Artiste Collection, the Word Balloons set D1531. Ink used was Lagoon.

This last card, I stamped the Love Doily first onto the feather print vellum and then on to white daisy paper and cut out the centre lace pattern and used foam tape to adhere it to the vellum. There's a little bit of bling in the centre of the "star". I also used a bit of teal shimmer tape. Inks used were slate (on the vellum) and whisper on the white daisy.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Washi tape and Chipboard frames

When you purchase the Artbooking Cricut Collection from CTMH, you get a bunch of coordinating pre-cut chipboard shapes and stamps. 

To date, I haven't really used the chipboard shapes and the other day, while flicking through the Idea Book, I was inspired by a card on page 99. Here's my version of that card:
I was inspired to cover the frame with washi tape. I really like the result! I used images from the Hello Blooms stamp set to complete the card.

Today, I had a go at creating another card using the washi tape and chipboard frame combination. This time I used the Owls stamp set and watercolour pencils.

Friday, April 11, 2014


I have been saving Colour Inspiration to my Pinterest boards for some time now. Today I challenged myself to use one of the saved colour combinations to make a card.

This colour combo was titled "Tuscan tones" but it reminded me of Australian colours too. So I got out my new Australian stamps and set to work.

The Close To My Heart colours I used are:
Cocoa, Creme brûlée, Goldrush, Colonial white, Ponderosa pine, Topiary, and Olive.

I also used a Card Map from

Stamp sets used:
Outback adventure D1596
Australian thanks C1586
Aussie praises D1598

Monday, April 7, 2014

Birthday card

I made this card for my niece's birthday which is today. We went to the zoo together - her birthday present was zoo membership, so now she can go as often as she likes for the next year. We had a great day!
The card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest - it can be found here:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bracket frame

I made these two bracket frames yesterday. The photos are of the infamous Matterhorn in Switzerland. I used embellishments from Cricut Art Nouveau and the rosette from Cricut Artiste. Lots of fun to make!