First Artfully Sent Card

YAY! If you read my previous post about the Artfully Sent Cricut® Cartridge, you know how excited I am about this cartridge. I created my first card today for a wedding we are attending this afternoon. It was so quick and simple to make! I’m already in LOVE with this cartridge!

CTMH: Artfully Sent

The card base is a window card cut from the Artfully Sent Cricut® Cartridge using Black Cardstock. It basically cuts a shell for the card. I then lined the inside of the card using White Daisy Cardstock. The sentiment frame is also cut from the same Artfully Sent Cricut® Cartridge. The bracket and sentiment are stamped in Black Exclusive Ink™ and come from the coordinating stamp sets that are included in the Artfully Sent Cricut® Collection. I added a little 3D Foam Tape to the sentiment frame, two strips of Silver Shimmer Trim, a couple Silver Sequins, and Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles. Card done! {This card & color combo was inspired by CTMH}

CTMH: Artfully Sent

I just can’t tell you enough how quick and easy it was to make this card! This is my new go-to cartridge when I’m in a crunch for time but need a handmade card!


Cards Made Easy

Trying to create a birthday card for a 5 year old boy can be tricky…. Thankfully there are so many journaling cards included in the Picture My Life™ {PML} Scrapbooking Kits!!

CTMH: Later Sk8r & #30yearsofhappy

I started with a 4″x 5½” card base, followed by a layer of Slate Cardstock, then another layer of Outdoor Denim Cardstock that I distressed using a Dot Dry Embossing Folder and the Sanding Kit. Next I grabbed a 4×6 journaling card from the Later Sk8r Picture My Life™ Scrapbooking Kit that I trimmed down to the size that I wanted to fit on my card.

CTMH: Later Sk8r & #30yearsofhappy

I used the Chevron Border Punch along one of the edges of the journaling card to add a little something extra to the card. {Have you checked out the NEW border punches that are available from CTMH? They are must haves! I’ve been collecting papercrafting products for 10+ years and have a large selection of border punches. I was so excited when I saw the Chevron Border Punch and the Triangles Border Punch because I had nothing like them in my stash!! YAY!} I also added a small piece of Teal Shimmer Trim, the “cool” sentiment from the #30yearsofhappy Stamp Set, and attached them all together with a Mini Stampler. The birthday sentiment is from the You Mean The World To Me Stamp Set in Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink™ and Lagoon Exclusive Ink™.

Tips & Tricks

– While the Picture My Life™ Scrapbooking Kits are great to use as pocket scrapbooking pages, they are fantastic to use for cards or accents on traditional scrapbook pages. You get multiples of each journaling card so don’t be afraid to trim them down to a different size or shape to fit your need!!

– I am a H.U.G.E. fan of embellishments, but for masculine cards there is a fine line on when they make the card too frilly. The Mini Stapler is a perfect solution {and one of my absolute faves!!!}

CTMH: #30yearsofhappy

-From past experience getting any type of paper to adhere to an embossed piece of cardstock can be troublesome….Liquid Glass to the rescue! Wet adhesive works much better than a tape runner adhesive on embossed cardstock!

-This isn’t a trick, but it is definitely a tip! Make sure you take advantage of the FREE #30yearsofhappy Stamp Set during the month of September!! Click here for details on how you can get this great limited edition stamp set for FREE!