Monday, September 12, 2011

H2H Challenges: Cricut or Die-Cut Creations

In honor of the new partnership between Close To My Heart and Cricut and the unveiling of the exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy, this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is to use a die cut, Cricut, etc., in this week's creation. (You do have all month to play!)

I don't own a Cricut yet (in large part because I have a Pazzles), but my friend Debora let me come over and play with hers. Using the CTMH Art Philosphy cartridge, I cut this card base from Colonial White cardstock and the black & gray B&T nested piece from the Mishchief paper pack. The Cricut even cut out the fabulous scrollwork design on that piece! Rather than pair this piece with other papers from the Mischief collection, I chose to accent my card with Smoothie cardstock and ink.

The "with gratitude" sentiment fit perfectly on the oval shapes I had cut, so I inked it up with Smoothie and black. Then I added a little black ink to the edge to make it pop. As I lined up the pieces, I decided that scrollwork didn't "pop," so some Smoothie scraps came to the rescue! They are sandwiched between the Mischief B&T and the Colonial White base to give this card some serious pizzaz.

The flower embellishment is three 2" scalloped circles punched out of an old children's book. I inked the edges with Smoothie, pierced that gorgeous rhinestone brad through the center, then crumpled and fluffed the flower until I was satisfied with the results.

It's probably hard to believe that I thought the card needed a little more bling. Silver glitz gel (around the sentiment), a rhinestone button, and a new stick pin to the rescue! Va-va-va-voom!

Now it's your turn to grab a cutting or die cut machine and create to your heart's content. Be sure to use some CTMH products in your creation and then link up your project to the H2H Challenge blog. You'll also want to check out all of the Design Team's fabulous projects. I can't wait to see what your creations!

Supplies from Close To My Heart: Colonial White and Smoothie cardstock; Mischief paper pack; Many Thanks stamp set; Smoothie and Black ink; Bling assorment; Silver Glitz Gel; Rhinestone Designer Brads
Other: Cricut machine, old children's book


  1. I like how you made the scroll pop with the Smoothie scraps!

  2. No Cricut in this house...and also no time to scrap or bead this week. Something's wrong with that! Adorable card. No, there is no bling overload going on...

  3. LOVE this card. And the bling is just right. Can't wait to get my Art Philosophy cartridge - and you (and Sandy) know you're welcome to use my Cricut any time.

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  5. Oh Haley--you have to get a Cricut, mine looks so pretty sitting next to my Silhouette SD--I haven't used the SSD since I got the Art Phil Cartridge, I just keep it in my Cricut. I think what i love the best is being able to cut the big, decorative pages for backgrounds, instead of paying $2.50+ for them.

    PS love the new look of your blog. Very peaceful and pretty!


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