A friend of mine thought making our Christmas gifts for each other would be better than buying. She made me a beautiful angel that is sitting on my mantle. I decided to make her some special note cards to use with clients. I used my Scholastic paper (CTMH) and pulled out my trusty Art Philosophy cartridge (Cricut). I layered up the cards and then used the Cricut and the cartridge to cut the circles and the scalloped frame. The "L" Monogram is a cool stamp from CTMH. That image stamps in a 1-1/4" circle. I then used some Ruby paper (CTMH) and cut circles at 1-1/2". Then a used the scalloped frame from Perfect Fit Frames (CTMH). I cut the white paper at 2-1/2" and stamped the striped image using Saddle ink (CTMH). Then I cut a larger scalloped frame (2-1/2") using some saddle paper (CTMH). I layered and popped everything up and voila. I fun monogram card!
The cuts on the Cricut are so clean and crisp. I really love being able to coordinate my stamped images with bases that are cut by a machine and not me! Here is a angle shot to show off some of the dimension with the layers.
Here is the final set. I used a magazine holder cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut it using Ruby papers (CTMH) at 6". I added matching paper and threw on some burlap ribbon and a wood button (both CTMH). They both seemed to go with the look and feel of the paper. I managed to fit 8 cards and envelopes in the magazine holder - they fit perfectly, even with the added dimension of the monogram layers.
I hope this card has inspired you to break out your Cricut and make some great cards. If you are interested in either the Art Philosophy or Artiste cartridges, you can contact ME or you buy them online...they are exclusive to Close to My Heart. The links below will take you to where you can purchase the products used in this project.
Cricut Art Philiosophy
"L" Monogram and the rest of the Alphabet
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