Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking Week #2

Hello, if you've just come here from Vicki's Blog, then you are in the right place! So glad you could join us.  Each Sunday during the month of August, close to 40 CTMH consultants will be showcasing their creations featuring the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!  Should you get lost along the way, please go back to the beginning: Adeline's Blog .

Our challenge is to create 4 different projects using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge with any CTMH paper pack.  Our mission is to design each of the following:

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or giftable item
 
We were able to choose what to make and when to post it.  AND,  if we wanted to add stamps to our designs, that was o.k.  You will not want to miss any of our totally awesome and fantastic artwork!!




For this week's challenge, I created 2 cards.  The first card was made using the honeycomb overlay on page 67 of the Artbooking guide.  I used a standard 4 X 5.5 card, so I cut the honeycomb shape at 5.25 inches.  I put the overlay in my Zyron and then attached it to the a piece of paper from CTMH's retired Buzz and Bumble line.  I had extra pieces from the overlay, so I used the left over hexagons and glued them to the corner of the card.  The Artbooking Cricut Cartridge also has a solo hexagon shape, which is great for scrapbooking and cardmaking! 

I've had the "Quick Card-- Bumble Bee" stamp for a while.  It's a very inexpensive stamp ($6.95).  To get the multi colors, I stamped the sentiment in Sunset ink and then stamped the bee in Chocolate and rocked it in Sunset and Honey.  Although, the Buzz and Bumble paper line is retired, this stamp is available until 12/31/13.

























For the second card, I used another retired paper line-- Avonlea.  The stamp set is called "Fabulous You" and is also available through 12/31/13.  The catalog shows the stamp in a poloroid frame.  With that idea in mind, I chose a pennant shaped frame, page 76.  I cut the length at 7 inches.  This left approximately 2.75 X 2.75 inside for me to stamp the nice bird image.  After stamping the image in Dessert Sand, I used my blender pen and colored in the flowers, branch and bird. 


















Well, I'm happy with how the cards came out. They may look intricate, but they were easy with the Artbooking Cartridge!!  Next up is Jennifer Patrick. Please check out her Blog and you will not be disappointed!  Thanks, Maureen
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14 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Your cards are very pretty, Miss Maureen. That stamp set is near the top of my wish list. :)

Amy McVey said...

They are both gorgeous cards Maureen! Thanks for sharing.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Life is too short to discard the paper packs from this previous idea books... beautiful artwork!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you used the stamp sets!

Dawn said...

Very pretty cards!

Jen Patrick said...

Beautiful cards!

Jean M. said...

Bèautiful cards...I love them:)

Carol said...

Lovely cards.

Deb Killian said...

Beautiful cards... and you picked two of my favor past paper packs!

Paige Dolecki said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I so wish we had this cartridge when Buzz and Bumble was still available to purchase! That hexagon overlay is just perfect with it!

Paige
www.Stampologist.com

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Cards, Thanks for sharing.

Shalana said...

Your cards are lovely!! TFS

Tamra Pope said...

Beautiful cards Maureen!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Both cards are lovely but my favorite is the bee one with the hexagon overlay. Nicely done!
:) Marie

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