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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cricut is Close To My Heart

Hi there!

If you are looking for Pink E's 4th of July Blog Hop, click HERE!

Welcome to my blog!  I am filling in for Sheila at Cricut is Close To My Heart today and couldn't be more excited at the opportunity.  I am so happy that you are here and I hope you like today's project.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge and American Celebration stamp set from Close To My Heart to create today's card.  If you are interested in purchasing either the AP cartridge or this stamp set, or others, head to iandreger.ctmh.com/retail!

Today's card, as mentioned above came from the American Celebration stamp set.  I cut three stars from the AP cart at 3" and used the American Celebration stamp set and Holiday Red ink pad to create the stars on the larger star.

I took a white piece of cardstock and cut it at 4.25" x 11" and scored it at 5.5" to create a 4.25" by 5.5" card.  The next layer, blue cardstock, was cut at 4 1/8" by 5 3/8".  The Celebrate banner also came from the same stamp set and was stamped using Holiday Red on white cardstock and cut using the precision scissors from CTMH.  I inked the edges of the blue cardstock with White Daisy ink pads.




I'm not sure about you all, but I'm always thinking about what I could do to the project after I have completed it.  If I were to do this again, I would definitely add some twine to bling it up a bit.  I hope that this has inspired you to create a similar card for friends and family members around the holidays.

I made a quick video and it's posted below.  I hope you can take a couple minutes to watch it so you see how the card came together!


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Happy Independence Day!

Craft on,
Ian

32 comments:

  1. very cute card love it tfs the video

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda!! Glad you liked the video! :)

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  2. very cute TFS!
    melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Melissa!! I appreciate you stopping by to check it out!

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  3. Cute card!!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Angela!! :) I appreciate you coming by. :)

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    1. Thanks, Treva! You are too kind. :)

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  5. Great card!! Love those stars and the great colors!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! Aren't they neat! :D

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  6. Very nice card. Love the stamping on the stars. Smooches... Felicia

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    1. Thanks, Felicia! The AP cart is an amazing tool! :D

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  7. Great job Ian. Love the cas look of this card

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    1. Aww, thanks, Jess!! :) Aren't those stamps fun!?

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  9. Hi Ian!
    This is such a great card!!
    Susie

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    1. Thanks, Susie!! :) Glad you liked it!

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  10. Great card and a wonderful tutorial!

    Tracy

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! Glad you liked it! :)

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  11. Card looks terrific! TFS your tutorial.--Pat N.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! :) You are too kind.

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  12. Ian, WOW. I am so ready to pull out my AP cartridge. Thank you so much for posting such a great card AND for the tutorial. God knows, I luv a tutorial!!
    Happy 4th of July and looking forward to reading/viewing your future posts.
    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I'm so happy you liked it. I am also glad it encouraged you to pull out your AP cartridge as well. :) Good luck with coming up with something - knowing your work it will be amazing!!

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  13. Thanks for such a great tutorial! Your card is wonderful.

    Charlotte

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte! Glad you loved the tutorial! :)

      Ian

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  14. Welcome to the Cricut Is Close To My Heart team! My name is Gina, and I am also a part of this great group! Love your work and videos. I am relatively new to this world but am enjoying it more everyday. I hope you can stop by my blog to say hi and follow me as well. TFS! My next challenge is learning how to do videos. Any tips would be welcome!! Have a great day Ian!
    Gina
    creationsbyGina.blogspot.com

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    1. THank you, Gina! Happy to be a part of the team with you! :) WIll definitely stop by and say hello! :)

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