25 August 2012

Hi All!
Welcome to my first ever blog hop with the Rose Blossoms! I'm so excited to be participating!

You've probably just hopped over from Sara's Kreative Korner. (Is she loaded with talent or what?!) I'm so glad you've hopped by. I have a couple of projects to share with you, along with a little give-away goodness. All the projects I'm featuring were made with the new CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge. Folks, this cartridge is AWESOME! So much creative material here! Let me show you just a fraction of what this little cartridge can do.

First up is a birthday card and box combo that I made for my niece who turned 18 this month.

The card and envelope are found on page 52 of the Artiste handbook. I cut both at 5 1/2-inches. The motif on this particular card is found on page 33.  (By the way, this is just 1 of 9 s-fold cards on this cartridge!) I used cocoa card stock for the base layer of the card and covered that with B&T paper from Stella. The flower accent is from the Bohemian assortment, the button is from the pink assortment, and the twine is from the neutral assortment. The envelope and accent pieces are cut from colonial white card stock. (I lined the envelope with Stella B&T paper to match the card.) The sentiment and accent flower are from the Card Word Puzzle stamp set, and stamped in smoothie pigment ink and bamboo exclusive ink. I inked around the edges of everything in either chocolate exclusive ink or the smoothie pigment ink. Finally, the "18" on the inside is made with our new irresistibles houndstooth alphabet inked with smoothie pigment.

The box is found on page 74. It is cut at 1-inch, which is the height of the sides, from cocoa card stock and Stella papers. The flower embellishment and leaves are found on page 54. The flower is cut from Stella B&T and the leaves are cut from olive card stock. The flower button is from the basic assortment. I used tan pearls from the opaques mocha adhesive gems in the center of the button and then in graduating sizes on each side. The button on the front of the box is from the pink assortment, and the bakers twine is from the paradise assortment.

The next project will go to a lucky follower. I'll be doing a random drawing on Monday morning and will announce the winner on Tuesday. (I'm kinda excited because I've never done a give away before!)

This is a cute little note set that I made using the magazine box on page 47 and the card and envelope on page 73. (This idea was inspired by fellow CTMH Independent Consultant Mandy Leahy.) I cut the box at 4 1/2-inches from kraft card stock, and the cards were cut at 4 inches from the saddle and cashmere card stocks in the Clementine paper pack. The envelopes were cut at 4 inches from kraft card stock.

I decorated the box with Clementine paper using a template I made from scrap card stock. The chocolate twine is from the neutral assortment, and the wooden flower is from my stash. It's inked with twilight, sorbet and crème brulee pigment inks from the Whimsy Exclusive Inks mini pigment pad set. The canvas and button sticker is from the Clementine Workshop On The Go kit. The flags were made using the Card Word Puzzle stamp set, and were stamped in chocolate ink on sorbet card stock. Tucked in behind them is a little bit of frayed burlap ribbon.

Here are the cards that are included:

And here are a couple shown close up:

The lucky winner will also receive the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book packed with creative inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed my little smidgen of what the Artiste cartridge can do. Don't forget to post a comment and become a follower. Now hop on over to see what the über-creative Marg Van Patten has in store for you.

If you find yourself hopping off track, here's a list of the participants:

3) Kim - http://violetsandsunshine.blogspot.com (YOU ARE HERE)


  1. Wow, Kim...so much pretty paper goodness here! I love how you made the matching gift box & card. Now, I'm going to have to get that Houndstooth Alpha. The card set/holder is beautiful! I really like all the layers and your special touches!

  2. You've been busy! These are all so terrific. Fun, colorful, and oh so creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I love these Swing cards made with Artiste! The magazine holder with cards are so cheery and delightful. Great job! :) Marie

  4. Wow! Amazing projects Kim! I especially love the card set and the holder. You are so talented!

  5. what a nice color combination...i think that is the next thing i will have to cut with the artiste! cgreer

  6. I want this cartridge, every time I see a new creation from this cart it confirms that this is a fabulous cartridge. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Looks like you have been really busy!!! Wow, you made some very beautiful projects. All the colors are so fun and happy! I will be pinning!!!

  8. I LOVE the s-fold cards on this cartridge! Yours turned out BEAUTIFULLY! :D Thanks for the inspiration!


  9. Very nice!

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  10. OMgosh, these are super cute! I love the Clementine the best, but they're all wonderful. Love your style. I'm a follower now :)

  11. really like this...clementine is my fave PP. cfischer