Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Hello fellow bloggers!  I hope you are having a fantastic day!!  Welcome to the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop.  We are a group of Close To My Heart Consultants (well most of us) and will be showcasing the very versatile CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (AP Cart).  This is my first blog and I am very excited to be a part of it.  I hope you enjoy it too.
  
If you are visiting from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place. If not, please start from the beginning with Courtney's blog.  See the complete list of blogs after the pictures of the card  - further down the page.  Please leave a comment on these blogs if you have time as everyone loves compliments on their blogs.  Enjoy our blog hop!!

Here are the two Thank You cards I created with CTMH Florentine Paper Packet using CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and the CTMH Card Puzzle Stamp set.  To order these products; click on any product name in blue and you will see the product on my website and can order from there.


Thank You card #1 is from the Florentine background page you see below.  I created the flowers for both cards from the same paper pattern.  Each one is a little different than the other; but appear very close to the same on both cards.


Close up view of the flowers used on both cards.
See below for size and page number from handbook.


Thank You card #2 is using the decorative layer on the AP cart; which adds a different touch to the same style.  The layers for the cards are both cut from the same Florentine Pattern page; but they look so different from each other.  I find it interesting how you can get two different cards from the same piece of patterned paper.


Close up View of flourish and flower on Card #2


 Go to Chrissy's blog for your next hop.

If you get lost along the way; here is the complete line up:


  1. Courtney - http://www.creatingwithcourtney.blogspot.com
  2. Brandy - http://www.canadianscrappers.blogspot.ca
  3. Audrey - http://scrappingwithscrappy.blogspot.com
  4. Amanda - http://ajcreationsfromtheheart.blogspot.com
  5. Darla - http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com
  6. Connie - http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
  7. Stephanie- http://www.quiltedscrapper.blogspot.com
  8. Erin - http://www.imcreaterin.blogspot.ca
  9. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com
  10. Vanessa - http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com/
  11. Carol - http://CarolLoftus.blogspot.com
  12. Eva - http://www.loveofcreating.blogspot.com
  13. Wendy K.- http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com
  14. Michelle - http://www.myflightsoffancy.com/blog
  15. Gloria Shirr - http://www.purpleglocreations.blogspot.com
  16. Chrissy - http://www.chrissycurtiscrafts.blogspot.com
  17. Ann Marie Lessner - www.creativeramblings345.blogspot.com
  18. Michelle Degnan Powell -  http://scrappinprincess-michelle.blogspot.com/

Dimensions of layers for this card:
Outside: Card cut at 6 1/2 - pg 62 of AP cartridge handbook
4 1/4 - first layer- pg 62
4 - 2nd layer- pg 62
Flowers: 1 in, 3/4 and 1/2 from pg 48 of AP cartridge handbook; curling the edges up and using foam tabs/tape between them to create a 3D effect. 


Supplies used to create these cards:

Cardstock - CTMH Vanilla Cream  - 12 x 12 - can be purchased separately - pg 8 of S/S Idea Book
Paper - Florentine Paper Packet - 12 x 12 sheets - found on pg 52 of S/S 2012 Idea Book
Sentiment - CTMH Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set - found on pg 23 of S/S 2012 Idea Book.
Ink - CTMH Indian Corn Blue-12 x 12 sheets can also be purchased separately - pg 9 of S/S Idea Bk
Bling Pearls - Want2scrap.com - Le Creme Pearls
Foam mounting tape - CTMH 3-D Foam tape


I am entering these cards in the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything but square
Make It Monday - Challenge 86 - Always anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #160 - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Use a flourish
Use It Tuesday - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Casual Friday's -  CFC50
Crafty Friends Challenge - Challenge #2
Hand Stamped Sentiments - #115 Spring
Paper Lovin Girls - PLG #29 - Tip Toe Through the Tulips

Thanks so much for joining us on our CTMH Art Philosophy Blog Hop today.  I hope you have enjoyed yourself and will join us again in the future for additional blog hops.  Check out my other creations and please leave a comment on my blog.

94 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Gloria! I love all of the detailed embellishments.

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  2. So Beautiful Gloria!!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!!!

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  3. FABULOUS Gloria! I can't wait to use 'Florentine'!

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  5. WoW! This is really fantabuluos work! Just perfect!
    I saw your post this morning, so I started the hop and now I'm here! Whew! I've seen so many wonderful creations and have a lot of ideas I want to try.
    I'm hosting a little bitty bloghop today and would love for you to stop by! Lots of cool ideas and some great prizes!
    I'm your newest follower!
    Hope to see you there!
    Cissy

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment Cissy. I will check out your blog hop also. Thanks for stopping by and for the support as a follower. I appreciate it very much. Have a fantastic day!

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  6. Very pretty! I love my Cricut - It's fantastic & seeing your creation makes me want to get to working with it.

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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  7. Beautiful!!Love the color combo,pattern paper and the flowers are so sweet!TFS
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  8. love the colors beautiful... http://scrappingwithscrappy.blogspot.com

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  9. wow I love the cards, I have the Florentine paper coming and can not wait I think it is lovely. Enjoying the hop, hope you have another one soon:) It is fun and educational:) Maybe I can claim it as a business expense lol
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  10. Very beautiful love the Patterned papers and the colors. love the Layering. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  11. i love shaped cards. These are very pretty! Thanks for sharing and joining my hop today!

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    1. This was hiding in the spam folder. So sorry Courtney - I just found it. Thanks for the lovely compliments and for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great day!!

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  15. Love this paper as well as all of the elements you used! TFS

    Lucy
    http://www.love2createitall.com

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  16. Very nice!! I Love the Florentine Paper

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  17. Beautiful paper..thanks for the great detail and close ups!

    New Follower .....PLEASE stop by!
    Creative Wishes, Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Gloria!
    Thanks so much for playing in our Sticking Around Blog Hop today! I just keep looking through your blog at all your amazing work.You are REALLY creative!
    Don't forget to stop by Monday to see if you won!
    Hugs,
    Cissy

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    1. Thanks again Cissy. You have been here often. HA!! I love your challenge website and appreciate you coming by to leave me compliments. Have a super day!!

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  19. Very pretty thank you cards, I love the shapely layers! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  20. The smaller cards and fun shapes are fab, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  21. Love your thank you cards. Always looking for new ideas and you just gave me some!
    God Bless

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  22. What lovely layers. I'm glad you could join us for the Crafty Friends Challenge #2.

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  23. Really pretty project. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Paper Lovin' Gals DT

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  24. Very Pretty!!! Love the flower accents- so cute!!! Great fun fold card!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

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  25. Beautiful... Love the layers just perfect!! Thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy, May x

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  26. Beautiful colours in this unusual card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Great work. Hazel x

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  27. I love all those layered flowers! I am happy you added your beautiful card at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  28. Very pretty cards.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  29. What great thank you cards! I always love opening a different shaped card, and I'm sure the recipients of your cards will feel the same! Thank you for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  30. Beatiful! Definitely not square. Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin this week.

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  31. Gorgeous!!! I love the colors and the sweet little flowers!! So pretty msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  32. Such lovely Thank You cards, I love the shape and fab embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, don't forget if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you could win more.
    Pauline
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  33. So very pretty...glad you joined us at UIT this week!

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  35. Beautiful colors and shapes! Great job on the layering. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  36. Thanks for playing at HSS! The colors and patterns you used are really pretty!

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  39. These cards are adorable. I love the clean lines and the cute perfect little flowers. THank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  40. Beautiful card! Love that paper. Great shape. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  41. Great colour combo, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations

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  42. Beautiful, great use of the Cricut machine, love the elegance.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  43. Wow super creative! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

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  44. fab cards and unusual shape..

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
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  45. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  46. These are gorgeous, love the colours and style, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

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  47. FABBY!! I love those fancy frames/shapes like Nesties *Ü* Really neat!

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria