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Holiday Wishes Cards using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

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Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas is only 48 days away... have you started making your Christmas Cards? I was a busy bee working on some this weekend. Here are 3 of them that I made using the November Promo Stamp Set, Holiday Wishes from Close To My Heart! It is a MUST HAVE for Christmas cards! See below to find out how to get it.

Do you notice the "window" on the front of the card? Fun, huh? I wanted to do something different and with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge there are so many neat things you can do now. I started with a precut and scored 6 1/2" x 5" card base. It was actually a pack from Michael's Craft Store I think the brand is Recollections. You can also use a piece of cardstock cut at 10" x 6 1/2" and score it in half. So now you're wondering how I got the window with the cut and scored cards, right? Well I used the "Center Point' Feature on my Cricut Expression. I laid the card vertically on the cricut mat (6 1/2" across the top and 10" down) and moved the blade to 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" and pushed "Center Point". I then set the shape to size 5" and pushed cut. Easy peasy! Now you'll have your card base with the window.

I then used the Believe Paper Pack from Close To My Heart and cut the border shape using the Layer Feature at 5 1/4". The cool part is when you cut the layer to get the border you now have the inside cut border piece to use for the inside of the card. No wasting paper here. =) I cut a 1" strip of Holiday Red Paper and just trimmed off 2 small pieces to go on the outside of the window area. I thought it helped give the window effect. I then inked up the edges of the borders in CTMH Holiday Red Ink and adhered it to the card using Liquid Glass.

TIP: I put the Liquid Glass on the outside of the window on the card... not on the believe paper that way you don't get glue all over. (Note it doesn't line up perfect with the white card base.. you can see a small amount of the backside of the paper when you open the card).

Next I stamped "Tis the Season to Sparkle" from Holiday Wishes and added some CTMH Sparkles (rhinestones) to the Holiday Red cardstock. It was very fitting to go with the sentiment. =)

For the inside of the card I inked up the edges of the rectangular shape, added some adhesive and I actually adhered it to the card from the front through the window. Since it was the inside part of the border after being cut on the cricut I wanted to make sure I lined it up perfectly.

I cut the tree on CTMH Sweet Leaf paper at 4" as indicated on the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set carrier sheet. Then stamped it in Topiary ink and added some CTMH Stardust Glitz to the tree. Lastly I added the sentiment "Merry Christmas" to the top and VIOLA!

Here is a video tutorial to show how to make the window card:

If you don't have this Holiday Wishes stamp set hurry over to my site to get it. All you need to do is spend $25 in stamp sets and then you qualify to get this set for just $5. CLICK HERE!

If you plan on ordering the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge along with the stamp sets it makes sense to add another $25 to get your order total to $150. If your total is $150 or more please EMAIL me your order because I can put it in as a party for you and you will qualify for the hostess rewards and get $25 in FREE CTMH products. SCORE! So be sure to email me if ever you have an order over $150 cause you aren't able to get those rewards when you place them through my CTMH website.


Products Used:
CTMH Believe Paper Pack & White Card Base (Michael's Craft Store)
Inks: CTMH Holiday Red & CTMH Topiary
Stamp: CTMH Holiday Wishes November Promo
Tool: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Extras: CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Liquid Glass & CTMH Stardust Glitz

AP Cricut Cut
: Rectangular Shape on page 47 <shape8> (5" on card & 5 1/2" with layer feature)

© Copyright 2011, | Mandy Leahy CTMH Independent Consultant

Posted by: nancy
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 9:31:57 AM

Fabulous use of Art Philosophy! Thanks you!

Posted by: Helen Onulak
Monday, November 7, 2011 @ 3:54:14 PM

Thank you for sharing how you cut the opening in the card - brilliant idea! many possibilities. BTW - was thinking of you this weekend when I saw someone's 31 Bag. One of the new patterns is definitely a Mandy pattern :-) Hugs!

Posted by: Melissa Cano
Monday, November 7, 2011 @ 7:43:28 AM

Those cards are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the instuctions. I ordered my Holiday Wishes stamp set, can't wait fo rit to come in :)

Posted by: Larissa Heskett
Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ 11:25:02 PM

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the way that this turned out!! =) I really like the colors that you used and the open frame front on your cards!! AWESOME!! =) Also, THANKS for letting us know about the purchases that are over $150.00~~it REALLY helps when you spend that much to get EVERY ADVANTAGE that you can get!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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