Hi, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Noone won the non-stick scissors because there were no orders this week. Don't let this happen with the $99 Art Philosophy cartridge that I'm giving away this month to one lucky customer. You must place an order on my website to be eligible. www.barbraotten.ctmh.com
Today we'll be working on the "oval 1" key on your Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I'm skipping over the decorative layer an going right to the "tag" key. To cut out the pieces for this card you will need to cut a regular oval with the "oval 1" key using ruby cardstock at 1 3/4 inch. Cut out the tag oval using the "oval 1" key and the "tag" key using white daisy cardstock at 1 1/2 inch key.
I'm using the For Always paper pack on this card, love this set! Cut out a piece of black cardstock at 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and fold in half. Cut ruby cardstock at 5 1/4 by 4 inches. Distress with black ink and attach to the black. Cut a piece of the pretty pattern paper 3 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches. Distress and attach just 1/8 inch from the bottom of the ruby cardstock.
Cut three other pieces of pattern paper at 1 1/4 by 3 inches. Cut a strip of whisper cardstock 1/2 inch by 3 3/4. Distress all with black ink. Attach the three strips at the top about 1/8 inch in from sides of ruby cardstock. Attach the outer two pieces first then add the third in the center in case the pieces are not cut perfectly. You can see that my center strip is a little short but I wasn't worried because I knew it would be covered by my stamped piece. Add the strip last to cover up any rough edges between the bottom piece and the three top pieces.
Using the A Little Thanks stamp set using Archival Black Ink (remember I told you how awesome this ink is), stamp a big thanks on the oval you cut out.
Distress and add to the large ruby oval. Add two black brads through the holes that the Cricut cut out. Use 3-d foam tape to attach to center of card over the whisper cardstock strip. If you have the Artiste cartridge you can cut your own paper bow but, if not, use a real piece of red ribbon and glue it down right above the "thanks" piece. If you like liquid glass like I do, use it on the letters to shine them up! That's it, you're done!
If you've ever thought about joining the Close to my Heart club, April will be your month. When you join for only $49.00 plus shipping and tax you will not only get over $150 worth of brand new products but you get all the stamps of the month from April, May, June and July too! Those are $17.95 per stamp set!!! You can join and make Close to my Heart work for you, whether it's as a hobby, a business, or somewhere in between! Think about it and we'll be talking more later!