Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking in August - Week 1

Are you ready to get creative?? Close to 40 talented CTMH consultants have gathered to showcase the new Cricut Artbooking Collection and inspire you with creativity this month.  Each Monday in August, we will be posting artwork on our blogs with a link to the next blog so you can follow along and see just how fabulous this new cartridge is!!

To keep things interesting, our challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack. Our mission is to design each of the following: 1) a 2 page layout, 2) a card, 3) a Mini Album and 4) a Home Decor or Giftable item.  Since the 4 projects can be posted in any order, you will find a great variety every Monday, so don't forget to stop back each week!

If you arrived here from Carol's Blog, you are on the right path.  Don't forget to continue on to the next at the end of my post!  Comments along the way are encouraged and appreciated!  If you run into a broken link and would like to continue... please click here for the entire list of participants!

I decided to start our with the lovely card I created, mainly because the theme of the card is "Give Thanks" and let me tell you... I am so very THANKFUL that Close To MY Heart added this awesome Artbooking Collection to our product line.  I think at the end of August you will most likely agree it is a very excellent addition to out other collections, Art Philosophy and Artiste!  Click on the Cricut Artbooking tab for more product detail about this collection.  Now let's get back to my card!

Since the Huntington paper packet is one of my favorites and just screams Thanksgiving to me, I decided to concentrate on the "b" key on the cricut cartridge (see below) to create my card!

As you can see, the Give Thanks is the B key, using Title "shift".  I cut the top layer of the title in Autumn Terracotta, and the bottom is cut in the same size, but in Cocoa creating a nice shadow effect.  

One of the best parts about the Artbooking cartridge is that it has tons of overlays which make it very easy to add WOW to your project!  The tree overlay was also found on the B Key (Photo Mat2),  but instead of using it as a photo mat, I used it on the front of my card!  I did change the sizing using Cricut Craft Room as the original size of the mat is 5x7 and my card is only 4.5 x 5.25.  It was cut in Barn Red cardstock!

I used the soft color B&T paper under the overlay and I cut the top pattern from the larger print B&T Huntington paper.  It only took a minute to cut and I didn't have to color it since all the beautiful colors are already included.  I finished this card off with some new Bronze Shimmer Trim, some Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems and I dotted the "i" with a sparkle gem from the Brown and Tan collection.  After all, I was taught to dot my i's and cross my t's, why not dot them with a little bling!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used to create this beautiful card, please visit my website or send me an email!  

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Now please continue on the pathway to creativity by hopping on over to Jami's blog to see what wonderful project she has prepared!

Don't forget to stop back every Monday for more Artbooking in August! 


  1. what a stunning and elegant card - beautiful enough for any occasion!

  2. Very pretty card!! Love the colors.

  3. I love the Card !!!!! Fall is my Fav

  4. What a fantastic card! I especially like the use of the glitter paper.

  5. Love how you used the tree cut in the bottom corner with bronze glitter paper under it. Totally a lovely card!
    :) Marie