Friday, August 23, 2013

[Video]Make Colored Backgrounds for CTMH Artbooking Overlays using Cricut Craft Room

I have been getting loads of questions about how to create multi-colored backgrounds to the overlays found in the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge.

There are two ways:

1) Cut out the overlay multiple times in all the colors you want to have on your overlay and behind your overlay.  SAVE all the negative bits and pieces for each color as you will be using those to piece into the overlay itself using tweezers, a glue pen and lots of patience.

2) Use the Cricut Craft Room and the "hide select contour" feature to quickly create different colored backgrounds that will show through the overlay.  It takes very little time to make it this way - no piecing teeny bits. 

Below I have a video showing you how to use the Cricut Craft Room to make the different colored sections.  

And I also have download links for the file used to make this card.
I used the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge (see below):
Here is the video showing you how this card was made in the Cricut Craft Room.   (Click HERE if you can't see the video):

Here are links for the files to make this card:

Click HERE for Cricut Craft Room File.
Click HERE for Gypsy File.

Don't know how to download and then use the files above?  Click HERE to watch a video showing you how to do it.

Not sure how to even start using the Cricut Craft Room?  Head over HERE to see my series on getting started in the Cricut Craft Room (scroll to see the list of videos).

This week's giveaway for everyone!
Here's a chance to win the brand new Creative Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Do you want a tutorial on piecing the colored background by hand? I can make a video showing how...

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 25, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August



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.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.

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86 comments:

  1. A video tends to help me remember just how to do something. So, since you mentioned making one...:)
    I just LOVE this cartridge! I just got it, but I've been sick, so I haven't used it yet; I just keep studying the book!

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  2. Love your tutorials! Keep them coming! Thanks!!

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  3. Very pretty with the multi colored background. I think I can figure out how to piece by hand without a video.

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  4. Love the tutorials and yes, would love one on piecing the background together. That would be great. Great card by the way!

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  5. I love tutorials. I would really like to see one on piecing the background. Your tutorials are so very helpful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. Love your hello card, great tutorial, tfs!

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  7. I love all of our videos. I want to learn all I can. Thanks
    Rosalynn B. from south Georgia.

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  8. Your videos are the best. Great card.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  9. Love your videos and tutorials. I always learn something. A big yes to a tutorial.

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  10. I really enjoy your videos.. I am a very visual person... if I see someone do it, I can usually do it too but reading directions.. guess I skip-read too much cos it's harder for me

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  11. Showing how to piece the colored background by hand would be great. Thanks.

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  12. Cute card! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. This card is so pretty...love the colors! THANK YOU for the tutorial!! Sounds so much easier than piecing together by hand!

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  14. Great card, thanks for sharing the video!
    Stephanie
    txlonestarangel@att.net

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  15. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  16. Cute, cute, cute! Even though piecing pieces together might be tedious, some of us find it therapeutic, others might not be very comfortable with the CCR yet...myself, I'm still learning the Craft Room, but love the touch and feel and process of hands on creating...thanks for the CCR tutorial and thanks for a "piecing" tutorial down the road! Either way, I always learn and am inspired by your videos!

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  17. what a cute card, I love the craft room and pretty much can figure out most of it on my own, but tips and shortcuts are always welcome.

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  18. I'm still afraid to use the CCR but enjoyed the video. I would love a video on doing this card piecing by hand. Have a fun day!

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  19. Love this card! Thanks for the video and thanks for sharing the files.

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  20. Cute card. Like the sumnery colors. Wont be long til fall takes over. Thanks so much for the videos.

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  21. Very cute!! Yes I would like to see a video on this.

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  22. great card. thanks for the video, very helpful.

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  23. Very cute card. Thanks for the detailed video, you cleared somethings up for me :)

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  24. Thanks for your videos! Yes that would be a video I would like to see.

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  25. Another wonderful video tutorial. I love them.
    Thank you so much.

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  26. i watch all your videos yet still not confident with my cricut. thanx for the inspiration tho

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  27. Thanks for the video. Good information.

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  28. Wow! You made it look so easy. Have to get the cartridge and then going to give it a try. Thanks for the video.

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents. I have learned so much from you.

    Jackie

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  30. When I opened your email update and saw this card it actually took my breathe away! I love the colors and the effect of the overlay. OH! to be a fly on the wall in your craft room :D

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  31. Love the card!
    Thanks for another super video!
    Your videos are The Best!
    Thanks!
    Jill

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  32. Thank you for the details on making the card using layers. Great learning how to copy and paste using different layers.

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  33. This was not a only a nice Artbooking video, it was a great CCR video!

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  34. Love your wonderful card. Thanks for the video.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  35. Great video, thanks for showing how to do the layering.

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  36. Joy,
    I updated my Gypsy last week, but Artbooking wasn't on it to link. Have they put out a new Gypsy update that has Artbooking included?
    Thanks,
    Melinda

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  37. Very nice card and tfs the tutorial!!!

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  38. Reminds me of a trellis. I can see flowers behind it.

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  39. I agree with SRB, It does look like a trellis and I also imagine vine and flowers in their way up. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  40. It would make a beautiful trellis for a wedding card!

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  41. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be checking out the link to how to use the Cricut Craft Room.

    Have a great day!
    Veronica

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  42. No not interested it seems easy enough to figure out on my own
    MaryAnn Jersey Shore

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  43. LOVE the video!!! I also FINALLY learned how to add text (THANKS TO YOU)...I've been adding it letter by letter...geeeez!!!!

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  44. That is really cool. I so need to get on the CCR more. Thanks Joy!

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  45. I am such a visual person, and your video totally explained everything! Love the idea of the different layers and how well it really looks! Superb job, Joy! Love the card and the effect, especially!

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  46. Beautiful card. Yes a video showing it would be great. Thanks,.

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  47. I don't I could categorize your cards into any ONE word...you make so many different kinds including babies, masculine, flowers, without flowers, striped, checkered....get the point... I think you are just showing us all the different things you can do...the rest is up to our own imaginations. I am just thankful you take the time to make so many different kinds I will take whatever I can get...I still need to find the slow dummies 101 versio for everything as you make it look so simple then when I try....pfffft it's a cluster mess and I leave my newly 1200 sq foot craft from looking like a tornado hit it with no card :( thanks for all you do Super Joy

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  48. You are so kind to do all those videos. The more I see of the Cricket Art Room, the more I like it. Just might have to invest in it.

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  49. Yes, I would definitely like to see a tutorial! Your projects with the new cartridge are awesome! I just bought it and can't wait to play with it and your tutorials are a good start for me!

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  50. I would LOVE to see a tutorial. I'm definitely a visual learner!

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  51. Another tutorial would be good. I still remember talking to you about layering when we first met in the hotel lobby in Ft. Lauderdale before the Cricut Cruise 2 1/2 years ago. You must have made quite an impression, LOL!!! I loved learning and sharing with you on that trip!!!

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  52. Yes would love to see a tutorial on piecing the background. Also some ideas about how to design what you want to contrast would be helpful.!

    Sarah

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  53. WOW another beautiful card. I will have to try it some time. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

    Luria

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  54. I don't think I need a tutorial - unless you have a quicker, time-saving way other than piecing it together? Thanks for the inspiration - love the different colors in the background!

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  55. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing the video and the download. I've learned so much from watching your videos, please keep making them!

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  56. Thanks so much for the videos. It makes it so much easier to understand.

    Vonette P

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  57. Thanks so much for your advice on how to use CCR with the Artbooking cartridge with Cricut Expression 2.

    Sharon from Roland, AR

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  58. Love, love your videos. Loved the cricut version of colored layers. Do 't think I have the time or patience to piece by hand since the cricut way is so much easier. Love using my cricut. Many thanks for your excellent help.
    Dixie from TH Indiana

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  59. Joy I must say your 3D's flower cards are fabulous they look so easy & simple to make and that turquise is hot.great job .
    Hugs Haydee @ paisgirl

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  60. Love your videos, keep them coming. always love learning something new or refreshing the old.
    Mary Beth C
    mbchoj at aol.com

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  61. Thank you for the video and files, Joy. I love how creative you are. You have the vision!

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  62. Thanks for the video Joy...as always nicely explained. It's good that you included CCR directions. You inspire me to use it more.

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  63. Such a pretty card. I love card cartridges, they make it so easy to put together a quick card.

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  64. your videos are so helpful,don't know what I would do without them.i learn everything I can from you and then try to teach it to all our scrapbook club members. when I send them to your site,they are amazed at all the information you are so kind enough to share with all of us. thank you very much.

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  65. Another great card, thanks for sharing all the wonderful tutorials. Very helpful. Love the new Create a Friend cartridge, thanks for the chance to win it! Take care, Jan

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  66. This cartridge is adorable!! Thanks for the tutorials and chances to win!

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  67. You do such an awesome job making cards....I want to be like you when I grow up.
    Julie in NE

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  68. Great card,

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  69. Does it count that I started on my Christmas cards in my head? I've been thinking on what I wanted to do this year but haven't actually started making them.
    Would love to have the Create a Friend cartridge to add to my collection.

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  70. Would love to win the Create a Friend since my daughter is a 1st grade teacher with to little boys.

    Love all of your creative cards. give me inspiration to create my own cards.

    PS. it is also my birthday on Monday and this cartridge would make a wonderful birthday present.

    Thank you.

    Linda

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  71. Love all your cards. They are beautiful. You make everything so easy for us on your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents. Donna in Dallas

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  72. I'd love to win this cartridge. I just started Christmas cards and am making a LOT for the Children's Hospitals. Wouldn't this be perfect on the cards? Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  73. I actually started my christmas cards in June because i like to take my time and i want to be sure i do not forget anyone...the new cartridge is so cute :)
    Thanks,
    Susie A.A.
    Rhome Tx

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  74. I really applaud your talent! You are the best. I haven't started my Christmas cards yet but am thinking of what cartridges to use. Love this cartridge.

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  75. LINDA from Riverdale
    I'm pretty new to your web site and so far LOVE IT. I'd love to win the Christmas card cartridge. I haven't started my Christmas cards yet but I'm going to start soon.
    Thank you

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  76. Joy I love your site. I can't wait to get my Art Booking cartridge.
    In answer to your question, yes I've started my Christmas cards, I've just spent the last two day at a crop here and that's all I worked on. Please keep on inspiring us.
    Donna/Elliot Lake, ON Canada

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  77. Cute cards!! I love, love, love your videos such great inspirations and you are so creative!!!
    Thanks,
    Castlerocker

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  78. Oh what a cute cartridge. I hope I win!!!
    yvnl2000@yahoo.com

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  79. Thanks for such a great site. Your video's have helped me make beautiful cards. Love to be able to use the new Friend cartridge.

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  80. I haven't actually started my Christmas cards for this year yet but have a few left over from last year. I usually make close to 200 each year so it is time for me to get started . Every year I say I'm going to start early and don't so end up rushing to get them all done in December !

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  81. I would love to win but regardless I love your posts and you share so much knowledge. I am happy. :) Ruth at lake in Texas

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  82. This new cartridge is so cute. She does such a good job with the little critters so I know this will be a good one too! Thanks for all you do for us crafters! You are such an inspiration!
    Blessings, Bev

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  83. no, i haven't started my christmas cards!
    thank you for your wonderful cards!

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