Hi All! Welcome to Week 1 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Nearly 40 talented Close To My Heart Consultants have conspired to inspire you to get creative with CTMH's new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. We consultants were challenged to make 4 projects for the month including a scrapbook layout, a card, a mini album, and a home decor or gift piece all with the Artbooking cartridge. If you have hopped over from Krista's Crafty Corner (blogging home of the super talented Krista Herschberger), you're in the right place. If you're just joining in, keep following the links and you'll be inspired, I promise! (Or if you want to start at the beginning, hop over to Adeline Brill's Creative Space for a complete list.)
I thought I'd start out the month with a little card that I made for my husband. With all its different icons and phrases, Artbooking is great for cards! Check it out:
For this fun little 4x4-inch easel card, I used Close To My Heart's new Pro Player collection. (That's right, it's not just for teen video game geeks!) I used Black and Outdoor Denim cardstocks as accents. The hearts are an overlay that I sized at 5 1/4 inches. The people icon was sized at 1 1/2 inches using real dial size. For the heart speech bubble, I adhered the center heart to the card and then popped the bubble up around it with dimensional adhesive. I used a little white gel pen for accent. The arrow is from the new "All the Details" stamp set. (This is one versatile little set. I find myself using it all the time!)
Here are a couple of close-ups:
And here's a little picture of the card opened:
There's so much that you can do with Artbooking! For even more inspiration, hop on over and see what the talented Carol Horton has in store for you at Scrappin' in Paradise. And don't forget to stop back by next Monday for week 2 of our Artbooking in August series!