Wednesday, August 7, 2013

[Video] Elegant Close to My Heart Purple Card

Today's 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card is made with the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge and the matching In the Moment stamp set (#C1565 - see below).
This matching stamp set has the sizing and page number where you will find the cut on the Artbooking cartridge.  I cut the elegant shape using the real dial size at 3" and 3-1/4" from page 47 in the Artbooking handbook. 
To see how I made this card AND 
how I tie my bows so precisely (there's a secret...)
check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):


Here is the CTMH Laughing Lola paper pack I used:
Two questions I got yesterday:

1) What else can you use instead of transfer tape with the vinyl? Do you have to use it?

Yes, you do need it. I've heard of people using the clear contact paper from the Dollar Store (needs to be the cheap kind) and then pressing their hands on it so it isn't too sticky. I have not tried this so I'm not sure that works.

2) Can the charger plate with vinyl be washed?  

Probably.  I have plastic tumblers that I vinyled a long time ago (2+ years) and they are still going strong and I wash those in the top rack of the dishwasher.
But, I also did get an email from a concerned reader who said the charger material could leach onto the food.  So, maybe wrap in Saran Wrap or put a clear plastic plate on top so you can still see the design but it doesn't touch the food.

This week's giveaway for everyone (no purchase required):
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Do you have a Cricut Expression 2 machine?
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 11, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Have you seen the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut bundle, shown below?
The Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge bundle includes all shown above (3 large sized matching stamp sets, cartridge and handbook) PLUS 3 sheets of matching chipboard elements.

Get the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle HERE!

Not only that, in the month of August, Close to My Heart has a special offer:  

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase*
 Check out how cute the stamp set is below:
So, when you purchase the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle in August, you are now getting a total of FOUR large stamp sets.

Get the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle HERE!

Not only that, I am running a HUGE giveaway for everyone who purchases from my Close to My Heart website in August!  
Q: How can you be entered to win the

  • Kindle Fire HD, 7" Tablet
  • $100 Close to My Heart shopping spree
  • $50 Close to My Heart shopping spree

A: Make a Purchase from my Close to My Heart website HERE in the month of August.  That's it!  Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 and have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. U.S. Residents only.

Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.

Want to see the new Close to My Heart Autumn/Winter catalog?

Click HERE to see it online
OR order one from me below:


Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
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75 comments:

  1. AWESOME CARD! Thanks for the chance to win this great cartridge!

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  2. Beautiful card! No, I don't have an Expression 2. My original Expression machines work fine for my needs.

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  3. Beautiful card!!! I have the original expression.

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  4. Delightful card with lovely colors- your now is perfect.

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  5. I loved you video. Thanks for the bow video. Awesome. I looking now to find one.
    Thanks again.
    Kathy:)
    kathy.unger113@gmail.com

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  6. Beautiful card...never could figure out that ribbon do-dad...thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Love your card and I can't wait to get the new cartridge. Thanks for sharing all the new things on the cartridge.

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  8. I have the original cricut w/ a Gypsy - that works fine for me.
    Thanks for the video and sharing your bow secret - how cool is that???
    And Thanks for a chance to win!

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  9. Love love love this card. You could do projects from this cartridge every day and it wouldn't get old. In fact I hope you will for a while!

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  10. Lovely card. No I don't have the Cricut Expression 2. I just have an original Cricut.

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  11. I have the original cricut and I also have a gypsy. Love your card and I always love watching your videos. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a fabulous day.
    Cindy Lou

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  12. Beautiful card! I love that bow easy thing! How cool! I've always admired your perfect bows:) I have Cricut Expression 2 and an Imagine(which I hardly ever use).

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  13. Love your card, love the colors
    I have an Expression but not the Expression 2, I love my machine but am not too sure about the new one,
    thanks for the change to win.

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  14. Love this card it is so elegant Thanks for sharing your talents.

    Luria

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  15. Everything in my house gets decorated for HALLOWEEN, even my bathroom!!!! Lol!! Beautiful card!

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  16. I do have an E2. Your card is beautiful!

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  17. Great Card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. What a classic looking card,I like it! Thanks for sharing your bow making tip.

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  19. Really, really nice! Your videos are so awesome. Easy to follow, and the results even look like yours! Amazing1

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  20. Great video! Your videos are always so helpful! Yes, I do have an E2. It is relatively new to me, so I am still on a learning curve with it.

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  21. pretty card. thanks for the video. no, I don't have the expression 2. I have the expression.

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  22. Beautiful card!!! I have the Cricut expression but not the Cricut expression 2. I LOVE my Cricut!!!!!!!!!!

    Chelsie
    chelcradig@gmail.com

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  23. Love the new cartridge. I have the first 2 and have already added this one to my wish list. I have the original expression. What is the difference between that the the Expression 2?

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  24. This idea with CTMH's Lola is very nice. I love my Cricut machine. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  25. Love the elegance of this card. I do not have an E2, I have the Expression and also a Create. I have an answer also to the person who asked about transfer tape with vinyl, Press N Seal works great
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  26. I have a Cricut Expression 2 and cannot use it enough, it seems!

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  27. I have a Cricut Expression 2 and cannot use it enough, it seems!

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  28. I absolutely love the gardening theme! I'm trying to become a better gardener. LOL. But I live in Texas where it just refuses to rain. So I think I'd have better luck making my flowers from paper.

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  29. I have the Expression 2 (when they were first released), the Personal, Expression and Imagine. I prefer the Expression. I love the Lola paper. I watched the video and thanks for the bow tip.
    Sharon

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  30. I am in love with Artbooking (and my Expression)!! Thanks for all the tips and ideas.

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  31. I have the original Cricut plus the Cricut Expression. I would love to get the CTMH Cricut cartridges someday. Depends on the budget.

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  32. I have the Cuttlebug, Babybug, and Expression, but not the Expression 2. What I have is more than sufficient for me and what I use it for

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  33. I bought and E2 about two years ago and love it. I especially like using it with Cricut Craft Room. So easy to set up your projects.
    Thanks for the chance to win and p.s. love, love, love the Lola paper!

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  34. Thanks for the chance at a fun cart.

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  35. Great card and projects. I don't have a cricuit yet, but it's on my bucket list for this year...
    Thanks

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  36. Love your card! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing you secret for tying a bow. I do not have the Expression 2. I have the first Cricut and the Expression

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  37. I do not have a Cricut Expression 11... Maybe when I wear out my Cricut Expression...Love the CTMH crafts!

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  38. I just have the Expression machine, but I have to say I just LOVE it! It has brought so much joy to my life by the smiles I can bring others with my creations :)

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  39. I only have the Imagine which unfortunately, having problems with CCR. I was able to make it work before but now, they must have changed their minds because I am unable to cut at all. I am not into changing machines yet.
    RE: the Lola collection, can you buy the patterned papers individually? I am looking for a purple colored patterned paper for a purple themed party. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  40. I only have the Cricut Mini- but I love it!

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  41. I am so impressed with CTMH making stamps to go with cartridges, very clever. This new set of paper is so pretty, Would love to win a prize too.
    I will need a second job at this rate, LOL! But then I wouldn't have time to craft. Keep up the great work!
    Alison Lampkin

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  42. Love the card, especially the colorful paper. I only have the original expression. It is on the blink however. Sometimes it doesn't want to work right for me. I guess it's getting arthritis like me.
    Dutchie100

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  43. Your card is beautiful! (As usual) No I don't have the Expression 2, but I do have the Expression. I would love to win the cartridge give
    away. I love the little gnome among many other things on the cartridge.

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  44. I do not have an Expression 2, I have the first! And I Love it. Would love to win this Cart.... Thanks for the opportunity.

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  45. What a beautiful card! I do have an E2, but I like the Expression much better. I would love to win and thank you for the chance!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  46. Cute card! Love the fast speed-demon creating. :) And I'm going to have to search for a Bow Maker now.

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  47. Great card! Love your videos! Now I need to get me a bow maker lol.

    Veronica

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  48. I do own the E2 and share my Cricut with friends that don't have one. Love you elegant and colorful card! You do an amazing job!

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  49. I do not have the Expression 2 but wish I did. I would love to win the Freshly Pickled cartridge. There are so many great cuts in there that I would truly love to use. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the card you shared; the colors are beautiful.
    Brenda from Caney

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  50. Another award winning video!! Thanks...love this new Artbooking cart and your card is gorgeous!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  51. Love the card! I have an Expression, but not the Expression2.

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  52. I do not have the Expression 2, only the Expression. Your card is beautiful!

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  53. I don't have an Expression 2. Thanks for your posts.

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  54. I have the original Expression...still going strong after 4 years. You always make the most gorgeous cards. Thanks.

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  55. I love the papers!!! I use and expression I also have a baby bug.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  56. Stunning card! I love it. I have both a Cricut Expression 2 at my summer home and a Cricut at my winter place! Thanks for sharing

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  57. Pretty card. Great video, I'm going to look for that Bow Easy.

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  58. I have the original expressions, works fine so I can't see spending money on the 2 even if it is nicer, rather spend it on things like the artbooking cart, Sarah

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  59. Thanks for sharing your perfect bow making secret! I do have an E2 and usually use my gypsy with it as I find that easier than using the Cricut screen.

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  60. What a pretty card. TFS.
    I have a Baby Bug and an Expression. No E2.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  61. I started with the Create and have upgraded to the Expression, but not to the Expression 2. I really like the idea of it being wireless, but I have to admit, I use my gypsy more than CCR, so it isn't worth the extra $$$ for me. Love, love, love all your creations! Keep them coming...

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  62. yes I am ready for some Christmas cards!!!!
    thanks for all you do and share with us all...have a great day

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  63. I AM ready for Christmas card videos - I've been thinking about the design I want to use this year! Love the colors for your Baby Girl layout. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  64. Pretty awesome stuff. Grandma from chi-town ready for Christmas. Teaching my grandbabies all about scrapbooking!

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  65. I so appreciate your tutorials with video. Thank you for sharing. I do not have the Expression 2;one still does a great job.
    Judy B.

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  66. Your card is beautiful! I really like the colors that you used it in.

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  67. Waiting and waiting for my Artbook Cartridge
    MaryAnn Jersey Shore

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  68. Beautiful card! Love the colors! I have a Cricut Original. I bought it from a friend last summer when she upgraded to Cricut Expression.
    -Mary

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  69. Card is so beautiful. I have not seen this image before. I love your color choice.

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  70. Love this cartridge..freshly picked. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    yvnl2000@yahoo.com

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  71. Hi, Joy. I really like this cute card. The colors you used in this card is amazing. Thank you for doing a video on this beautiful card. I really like this cartridge that you are giveaway!!! This cartridge has some adorable little people on it and it remind me of a kid show but right now I can't remember the name.
    I hope you have a great day :-)

    Delama

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  72. Beautiful card! I do have an E2! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  73. I have the original cricut. Will this cartridge work with it?

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  74. What a gorgeous purple card. Instead of the central sentiment, I'd love to put a Halloween icon like a hissing black cat or jolly jack-o-lantern for a most unique card with the Halloween-friendly purples! Thanks for the possibilities!

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  75. I do not own the E2 machine. But my Expression 1 is still going strong!

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