04 August 2013

Artbooking in August Blog Hop: Day 1 of the Fun


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!



17 comments:

  1. Now this idea is clever - what a wonderful way to interpret and mix some of the designs!

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  2. I love your upward floating hearts! Beautiful card!

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  3. This is adorable!! There is so much you can do when you mix the different images and you have shown this flawlessly...TFS!

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  4. Adorable card and great use for ProPlayer paper collection! Tfs

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  5. What an incredibly cute card!!!

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  6. I love how the hearts go off the page...very nice

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  7. What a fun card! Thanks for showing us how to use Artbooking for card-making. I haven't even ventured into that idea yet.

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  8. You card is so pretty with all of those great artbooking cuts.

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  9. Love the floating hearts; what a fantastic idea! Your card is darling.

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  10. Love your card, Thanks for sharing

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  11. Love how your hearts extend over the card and the loving images you showcased. very nicely done!
    :) Marie

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  12. Great Card-- love the hearts! You got a new follower:) Love your blog. Maureen

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  13. Just like everyone else, I love the hearts going up and off the page. Thank you for inspiring me.

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