Wednesday, January 29, 2014

[Video]CTMH Close to My Heart Artbooking Love Overlay Card

More fun, fast Valentine's cards from the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I love, love, love this overlay and it's perfect for that 4"x 8-1/2" card.
Here is the cut:
I had to manipulate one of the cuts to make the pink layer.  For that, I used the Cricut Craft Room (free online program) and the "Hide Selected Contour" feature to create the pink layer below:
Click HERE to see a video on how to "hide selected contour" in the Cricut Craft Room.

Here are the products I used to make the card:
I have a little quick talk about adhesives in the video so you may want to check it out.

To see how to make this card, check out the video below (Click HERE if you can't see the video):

New Cricut Giveaway - Garden Soup

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below -  Are you done making Valentines or have you even started? LOL!
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Winner will be announced on February 2, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

January Special Close to My Heart's National Papercrafting Month Promo - the Cloud Nine Card Kit:

How can you get the Cloud 9 Card Kit?
-Spend $35 in retail product and for just an additional $15, the kit is yours! You will be prompted at checkout to add it and it is called National Papercrafting Month Promotion.  And once you add it to your cart at checkout, you then qualify for the January stamp of the month for just $5 more.

-OR join Close to My Heart as a consultant and when you get your first $300 in sales by June 30, 2014, the kit is yours for free!

Kit is valued at $46 and is only available until January 31, 2014.

New January Stamp of the Month:
Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 

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  1. Love your card!! I only made one Valentine card so far. I am in the process of making another one

  2. What a clever idea to make the layer-love the card!

  3. I haven't started making my Valentines yet. I so love your card I can't wait to create with this layover cut it's awesome. I do love what you did to create your card you are just so talented and you do make everything you do look so easy and effortless......your videos and info always rock. YOU ROCK!!

  4. That is a very cute card. Just love that overlay.

  5. Love you videos! I love this card. That looked so much more difficult than it was.
    Kathy U:)

  6. First time ever coming to your blog. And I immediately signed up for your emails. I just want to say I like way you did your tutorial. Did you record it and then go back and commentate on it? It really sped it up, and as a viewer I wasn't frustrated watching every second of every step. You have a fun outlook, I love that you laughed. AND cute card!

    1. Thanks! I do a lot of editing. I try not to have any videos longer than 5 minutes unless it's very involved and I do a lot of speeding up. Then I voice over the whole thing.

  7. I've got 3 Valentine cards made and on my 4th one. I start early making cards since I have quite a few to make. Love your card that you made!

  8. I'm making Valentines but not finished. Like the overlay and will have to give it a try.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Love your Valentine. I've made a few, but need to make several more. Why is it that these card-making holidays always seem to sneak up on us? We KNOW they're going to come, for goodness' sake. I'm as guilty of this as anyone. LOL'

  10. love your card...need to make cards for my sons class...great idea!

  11. I love this card! The overlay is great! I only make one Valentine and it's for my husband it's done already as well as a cute mailbox filled with chocolates : )

  12. We just started making v cards for my grandson class but not as fancy as your overlay maybe next year.

  13. No! I haven't made my husband's card yet! Seemed like that was so far away, but see it is coming right up! Thanks for the reminder and your card ideas! Also, thanks for the giveaway!

  14. I haven't started.. but... I go into my Meals~on~Wheels were I volunteer at... and I'm scheduled to go in next Thursday to do some Valentines' Day cards with the Seniors... so I'll just do some then.. I can NOT wait.. they are sooo much fun to do stuff with... they laugh and laugh and it's such a blessing to be able to get to do that!! LOVE IT!
    P/S I'm L.r. Smith on fb pgs...

  15. Haven't made any Valentines yet. Love this one you just shared. Quick and easy!

  16. I have not started on my Valentines - gotta hurry if they are going to get in the mail... I love this one and will have to copy.

  17. I have made some Valentine cards but since I only need to make one for my husband, I don't need any more except for challenges. I love the one I made. I also love your card. Its nice to get great ideas.

  18. Great V-day card! I need to make a few for my kiddos and my DH.

  19. I have not started my valentines yet but I did make a framed wall art Valentine decoration with my Cricut. Thanks for the great video!

  20. I have not started my Valentines Cards yet; however the house is decorated for Valentine's Day. I love your card!!!

    I found you through a search earlier this week about Cricut and so glad I did. I've learned an awful lot already. Thanks! :)

  21. Love your card! I have yet to begin making Valentine cards and decor. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  22. Put a check mark for me in the "Haven't even started yet" column. :-)
    Elaine S.

  23. Cute card! What a great idea to add the pink layer!

    No, I haven't started Valentine cards yet.

  24. I think I am done but you never know I might be enticed to make more by you. Thanks for the hide contour video.

  25. Very cute--I have started but want to make a few more.

  26. Nice card. I haven't made any cards lately. I guess I better get on the stick.
    Mary O'Neal

  27. I haven't started yet! Yikes!! Thanks for the reminder :)

  28. I've only made one valentine so far lol

  29. I haven't started yet. I better get busy! Thanks for all the awesome ideas you have been posting.

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

  30. Believe it or not, I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. I did it for the kids when they were little, but the real joy for us is our anniversary on the 20th of February. I can translate a lot of the Valentine's into Anniversary cards with slight changes. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantastic cartridge, Joy!

  31. Haven't started yet. Just trying to get past the many birthdays between Christmas and Valentine's Day. Like the overlay. Very interesting.

  32. I haven't made any Valentine's cards. I actually haven't made any cards yet. Might have to think about this as a project in my son's girlfriend's little girl comes to spend some more time with us. She is about 3. If I had everything ready for her, I bet she would have fun putting a card together and "drawing" in it.

  33. Beautiful card! I haven't yet but I hope to get started this week.


  34. I haven't even started thinking about Valentine's day cards! YIKES!!! big hugs~~Patty

  35. No V-day cards yet may be will make a few next week for my daughters teachers.


  36. Very nice card.
    Great giveaway also.
    Carla from Utah

  37. I'm just getting started with Valentines decor. Thanks for the great ideas. I might have to borough some.

  38. Thanks for the Videos, I've learned so much from them! Love you card & how you did the pink layer ( I would of just tape the pink in behind each word)Your way is so much easiers! I just have one v-day card to make for my DH
    TFS & your time in making the Videos

  39. Hi Joy
    As you instructed I am sending you a comment I have don't this a few times but I just want to say I love yours videos I have learned quite a bit. The valentine card is beautiful (love it) I put alot of your videos in my Favorites so I can watch them over and over. Would love to win the cartridges garden soup.
    Thanks again Carol(Mselpaso1)

  40. Your Valentine card is adorable, but sadly, I haven't started any myself. :)

  41. Wonderful card, I really like the hide selected contour but had never thought of using it like that. Thanks so much for the idea. I haven't even started my Valentine's stuff, guess I need to get on that. I really love the cartridge in the giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win it.

  42. Great card. I've started my Valentines, but need to get busy finishing them. I've been scrapbooking instead.

  43. I'm planning on starting this weekend. Love the card!

  44. I love stopping by your blog. Someday I'm going to open the Artbooking kit that's been sitting here for a while, like forever. Your videos are a delight. TFS all your talents.

  45. Using the CCR that way was really clever! I'm going to have to try that out.

  46. Love this card... love Cricut... I don't have ANY of the CTMH cartridges yet, or any others besides the two that came with my Cricut. I'm so hoping to win something! I love that you have give-aways and maybe one day I'll win one! Love your blog and all of your tutorials and videos. Marilyn

  47. I love this overlay! Every time I think I have seen everything in the Artbooking cartridge, you show us another idea and I don't remember seeing it before! Thanks so much. (FYI- don't know what happened, but I could not click on any part of your email and get to your site this time.)

  48. I totally haven't even started my Valentines cards yet... Your valentine card however is beautiful!

  49. I'm almost done with Valentines! Yay! Thanks for the chance to win "Garden Soup"!!

  50. Done with Valentines cards early! Now I just have to remember to post them. Garden Soup would be great to win.

  51. I only make one - for my hubby - but his birthday is tomorrow (the 1st) and I still have to finish that card!

  52. I only made a 52 reasons I love you deck of cards for my husband...haven't start the rest as yet! Your 3 minute card video just inspired me to make a bunch...thanks as always for being in my craft room!

  53. I love you ideas. thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win a new cricut cartridge

  54. I love your ideas. I have 17 cartridges and would love one the garden giveaway.

  55. I have done Valentine's treats for both of my youngest grankids' classes. I will be doing cards to send with a few $$ for the two in college. Still have DH card to make. I used "hide contour" in CCR just the other's a lot easier than the "hide contour" in DS. I don't say that lightly because I use DS almost exclusively! I really like the card on this post and may try to make this card cos it's so cute!

    Oh BTW I saw the cute Owl you did on one of your valentine cards from the Artbooking cartridge and liked it so much that I did the same owl (in shades of pink) for the treat packs for my granddaughter's class!

  56. Love your bonus card and I plan to make one or more like, or similar to, it.
    I haven't made any Valentine's cards this year, yet, but will be making some for my son to choose for giving to
    his lovely wife. I've decided that this year when I see cards I like I shall make them up and then have a stash for my son, or even for the occasional card I might send/give, but especially for my son.
    He is very much in love with his wife and she with him. He asks me from time-to-time to make a card for him to give to her. Is that sweet or what? He always wants the inside empty so he can write his own feelings inside.

    A tip for some of your readers -- I made a couple dozen different cards for various occasions and put them in a cigar box that I had decorated with lovely papers and embellishments and gave it to my daughter-in-law to-be at a fun Wedding Shower for her 1 1/2 yrs. ago. She loves the cards so much that she refuses to send/give them to anyone -- which is sweet and OK with me. They were made for her to do with as she wishes.
    I originally started the project because she asked me one day what a "Thank You" card is and why would anyone want/need to have one. She is originally from Eastern Europe and told me that the people she knows back in Moldova never sent "Thank You" cards because they always said "Thank You" in person. Sounds good to me, but that is why I made her a box full of cards including a number of Thank You cards. I'm sure there are other countries and cultures that have the same reaction to card giving/sending as she and her family did. Anyway, I really just wanted to share a great Wedding Shower (or any occasion) gift of a box of handmade cards.

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