Hi to all our dedicated readers.  I hope everyone is doing well and taking time to create.  I felt creative yesterday; so I created a birthday card for one of my granddaughters.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge again as I seem to do with all my creations lately.  It is such a versatile cartridge (700 images) that you can use it for all your projects.  I love the 100 cards you can create with it.  I want to create more of the 3D flowers; but haven’t taken the time to do it lately.  This cartridge includes 6 – 3D flowers; which I love.  I have a video on my blog, midway down on the right hand side with a flower picture which was created by Mandy Leahy – CTMH Senior Director teaching you how to create the flowers.    Watch this video and see how easy flower making can be at http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com.

Here is a close up of a regular flower I created; which isn’t one of the 6 –  3D flowers.  It is also found on the AP cartridge.  You will have to excuse my imperfections.  I was having difficulty with getting my words straight on my acrylic block as I have a problem with centering and straight lines.  I decided not to redo it as I wasn’t feeling up to it yesterday.  It looks like I felt yesterday.  Ha!!

The sentiment I used is from the CTMH card word puzzle; which I use frequently.  It can be found at the following link: http://purpleglocreations.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6537&CatalogID=675.

I purchased CTMH retired  patterned card stock from another consultant; which I used to create this card.  I wasn’t expecting 2 colors and a flower pattern on one side with 2 colors and a stripe on the opposite side of the 9 X 9 paper when I ordered it; but I really like it.  It made creating this card so much easier.

Dimensions of images on this card:

Card base – 6 1/2 in. x 5 in. –  using CTMH Cranberry card stock in the same size on the card front.

All images were cut using the AP cartridge.

Next layer was all one piece – 4 1/4 in.  x 6 1/4 in.; but you could use two pieces of different colors/patterns – 4 in. plain color and 2 1/4  in.  patterned card stock – using 1/4 in ribbon or 1/2 inch scalloped card stock between them as I did.  (Scallop on pg 67 – font key – shift key – cut 2)

Stripe layer on right of card front – 2 1/4 in by 4 1/2 in.

Cranberry circle – Cut at 3 1/4 in. – pg 51 – AP cartridge handbook – Circle 4

Desert Sand circle – Cut at 1 1/2 in. – pg 51  – AP cart handbook – Circle 4

Desert Sand Banner –  1 1/2 in. – pg 29 – AP cart handbook – Banner 2

Bamboo Banner – 1 1/4 in. – pg 29 – AP cart handbook – Banner 2

Flowers –  DCWV blue/red polka dot paper – 1 in and 1/2 in.  Used cranberry card stock for center flower – cut at 3/4 in.  – pg 29 – Shift key.  This flower is easy to curl the edges up to give it more of a dimensional look.

Dimensionals used between the flowers and for the two circles.  Glued the banners flat.

Bling – KC & Company

Ribbon for bow – 1/4 in. Craft Ribbon from Hobby Lobby – from my sister-in-law

Thanks so much for stopping by our team website.  We would really appreciate you leaving a comment.  Everyone works hard to create these projects with written instructions to create them yourself.  We want to help with your creations as much as we can.  Please stop by my blog and leave comments on my other creations at http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com.  To order CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge or other CTMH products – visit me at http://purpleglocreations.ctmh.com.  I appreciate your business and look forward to answering any questions you might have.  You can email me at purpleglocreations@socal.rr.com.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Have a fantastic day!!  And don’t forget to keep on creating!!