Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking in August~week 1

Are you ready to get creative?? 

Let 40 talented CTMH consultants inspire you with their creativity this month.  

Each Monday in August, these ladies will be posting artwork to their blogs and you can follow their blogs or set your alarm to make sure you do not miss a post! J
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Our challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and incorporate any CTMH paper pack.  ( yes - we all have retired paper packs in our 'stuff' and this cartridge is perfect for using up paper!!)  

Our mission was to design each of the following:
1. 2 page layout
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or giftable item

We are able to choose what to make and when to post it (in whatever order we choose)… AND if we wanted to add stamped images into our designs, that was o.k too!!

**** You will not want to miss any of this AMAZING and FANTASTIC artwork!!  So let’s continue on!!! J ****
If you have come from Mary Gunn’s Blog…you are on the right track! 

For my 1st week of this hop, I chose to create a CARD using the Artbooking Cartridge! 
Card making is my FAVORITE thing to craft, and I had so much FUN creating this card!!!Artbooking_corn stalk_card DSC_2263
There are SO MANY overlays for scrapbook pages on this Artbooking cartridgeBUT they are NOT just for LAYOUTS!!!  Resize these overlays, and they make WONDERFUL card fronts too!!!J

I used Kraft cardstock to create the overlay on my card.  This is shown on page 82 of the Artbooking cartridge– the “All Boy” key. 

I made sure to use my “REAL DIAL SIZE” (RDS) key to resize this to card size and set if to 4 1/4” inches. This did create the correct width of this overlay, but I did cut off some of the length….

  Now – keep in mind – Cricut Craft Room (CCR) will be a FABULOUS asset to this Artbooking cartridge…but I created this card prior to the Aug 1st release and did not use CCR to create this overlay.

(for more info on CCR…click HERE…it’s a FREE resource to use with your Cricut machine!!!)
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Do you see how the overlay is “popped” off the card base?

I used our NEW jute ribbon under one strip of the overlay….and then cut a olive and barn red color cardstock strips for some of the other sections.  I used 3D foam tape to “pop” the entire overlay off the front of the card!

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Next, I wanted to stamp a main focal point using the “Count Your Blessings” stamp set.  If you take a look at the stamp set(by clicking on the highlighted words) …you will notice there is only ONE corn cob on this corn stalk…I added another cob for some more color.J

I cut the word “Autumn” from the N key on page 73 of Artbooking Cartridge. 

I used CTMH’s pigment ink (Cocoa) to stamp the corn stalk image…and them used our alcohol markers to finish coloring it in.

The designer paper behind the cornstalk comes from the Huntington paper pack…and I sanded the edges to give it a more rustic look.

One last look at the card

Did you notice the burlap background, the fabric flower in the bottom left corner, and the chicken wire frame…
you’ll want to make sure to stop back at my BLOG in the coming weeks for more details on these FABULOUS new items!!!
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Products Used on Corn Stalk card…
Now, hop on over to Kimberly Hill’s Blog to see what she has created using this NEW Artbooking Cartridge!!

If you get lost along the way CLICK HERE to view the entire list of Artbooking creators! 

Happy Hopping and make sure to JOIN US again for the REMAINING MONDAYS during the month of August!!!  There will be NEW artwork using the Artbooking Cartridge posted each Monday!!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Great job with this card - love it!

  2. Very nice!! I love how you used the Jute under your overlay!

  3. Love your card!! The way you used the Jute ribbon was very crafty! TFS!

  4. Absolutely lovely card, Krista! Love how you used the jute ribbon under the overlay. I may have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this card, especially the jute ribbon! What a fabulous idea! Tfs and I love your display also.

  6. You have so many great elements with your card! Lovely!

  7. Back again- how did I miss that sneak peak of chicken wire and burlap - oh wait - what about the flower?? Anxiously to see the rest!

  8. I LOVE everything about this card!!!!!

  9. Just beautiful! Love the display set up showing some of the other porducts!

  10. Love the added texture of the jute ribbon peeking out.

  11. Love the card and the colors!

  12. Very pretty card, Krista! so many wonderful details!
    :) Marie

  13. Oooh So dimensional! Love the colored cornstalk, awesome details and textures.

  14. LOVE the dimension!!! Great card!

  15. I absolutely love how you used the jute ribbon behind the overlay - it looks fantastic!


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