Sunday, February 16, 2014

[Video]Art Philosophy Butterfly Birthday Card

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See that butterfly above? It was cut at 2" on the new Cricut Explore machine!  I have been dying to try some cuts like this with the new machine.

Once I got the settings figured out for such a detailed cut, it cut like butter.

What are those settings? It's simple! Just set the dial in between light cardstock and iron-on vinyl (see below) and then cut twice. Perfect!
For the other Cricut machines, the best way to cut detailed cuts like this is to slow your speed to 2 or 3, blade at 3, pressure at 3 and then multi-cut two times (and a prayer helps).
Here are the cuts from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge:





I used these products to make the card:




Check out my video below (Click HERE if you can't see it):


Close to My Heart is running this embossing folder promo:
Close to My Heart has come out with five different 5"x7" embossing folders and has a great promotion for you to get one for FREE!  

Next up is the new funky February Stamp of the Month, yours for $5 with every $50 purchase:
Here's a quick link to the NEW online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 
New Cricut Giveaway - Small Talk and Frames
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Favorite President of the U.S. now that it's President's Day...this is a toughie - I would have to say George Washington.
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Winner will be announced on February 23, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.
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102 comments:

  1. My favorite president was John F. Kennedy. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Joy you really did one outstanding job here on your card and it's so exciting that you used Your new Cricut Explore I so can't wait to see what you create with and have videos on how you do it. I so can't wait for my Explore to be delivered. Thanks for another awesome giveaway. Hope you have a fun and crafty day as you EXPLORE!!

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  2. Great job on the card Joy. Can't wait to actually see the Explore in action. My favorite president is John F. Kennedy.

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  3. My favorite president would be honest, tall and hard working. I am going with Abraham Lincoln.

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  4. Love it....can't wait till my Explore gets here!!!!

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  5. Love your pretty card, and I'm so glad you shared your difficulties with us! We all have "those days" when it seems to never go right. My favorite, also, is George Washington. He was an amazing man, who really never needed the job, but knew his country needed him. BethAnn M.

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  6. Ronal Reagan! He was strong and got 'er dun! He loved horses and supported the arts. He was the president on my first voting ballot! That sort of gives away my age, huh? hahaha Love the video; I have those electronic bad days also! I'm so glad I'm married to an IT guy who can fix all my issues over here! Hope everything works smoothly today!

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  7. My favorite president---in my lifetime---was John F. Kennedy----in history---would be Abe Lincoln. Beautiful card. I really enjoy your videos. Thanks for taking time to share your talents with us.

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  8. I'm with most of the other commenters...JFK would have to be my favorite president. I have been having trouble cutting some delicate designs with my Cricut, so thanks for the heads up on that. Also, thank you for the great giveaway, Joy.

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  9. Fav Pres would be John F Kennedy. Like the Butterfly cut.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. My Favoritest President I will say was Ronald Reagan.. So many things were opened up and it was a booming time with him in charge and seemed sooo calm.. LOVE YOUR CARD, the colors are good together.. and love the cuts!!
    I would LOVE this new cart there, and I sooooooooo appreciate the chance to win it!! L.r. Smith from fb!!

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  11. I would say JFK was my favorite. Love the card, so pretty. You may be changing my mind about getting the Cricut Explore!

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  12. President Clinton - did good for the country. his personal life was a mess but he did do good for
    the country.

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  13. My favorite president is Ronald Reagan. He was the quintessential embodiment of what a great president should be.

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  14. Joy, that may just be the most beautiful card you ever showcased! I have an Expression so I will have to try the multi cut technique on some of my filigree images. Ronald Reagan is my favorite president.

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  15. Pretty color combo on your card. My favorite president is Ronald Reagan.

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  16. My favorite president would have to be Ronald Reagan. I love the card, it makes me want the Explore even more :)

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  17. Love your card! I would say my favorite president was Kennedy.

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  18. I think I'll also have to go with JFK. Your card is lovely - awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I'm from Central Illinois--the Land of Lincoln--so Abraham Lincoln is my favorite.

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  20. Favorite president....kind of still waiting for a current day one in my lifetime, but in history would have to go with Lincoln.

    On a side note, listening to your video, has anyone told you that you sound like Marie Osmond, especially your laugh. LOL

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  21. Such a beautiful butterfly from the Art Philosophy cartridge! Sharing your expertise is very much appreciated! The president who wrote America's Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson - and also drafted the Louisiana Purchase is a man I respect.

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  22. We have had several great presidents, George Washington always stands out in my mind. Love your card thanks for the new Cricut tips.

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  23. I would have to pick Lincoln. Thanks for the video

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  24. Hayes, because he is my Great, Great, Great,Grandfather.

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  25. JF Kennedy, and that's from a Canadian point of view.. Now, for this stunning butterfly card, can't wait to try it. Love how the colours go together so well. I love all your ideas Joy, please keep them coming. I look forward to opening my emails each day, to see what you've created.

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  26. I love all cats and right now I have Cocoa who is an orange tabby that sleeps with me every night. He give the best kitty hugs ever!

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  27. Ronald Reagan, by far - he wasn't trying to turn our country into a socialist state. Beautiful card from the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I wish I owned it.
    Elaine S.

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  28. I am going to try this butterfly, yours turned out gorgeous. Favorite president - JFK. janet

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  29. I love the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. My favorite president would be Honest Abe.

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  30. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Beautiful card. Thank you for the cutting tips. Favorite president: George Washington

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  32. I can't wait to get the Explore!! Thank you for the tips and showing us your beautiful card.
    My favorite president would have to be Abe Lincoln.

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  33. Beautiful Card!!! I probably won't be getting the explore for a while...my mom just bought me the expressions2 for christmas...and I still haven't been able to use it yet!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  34. Ronald Reagan is my favorite president. Beautiful card and thanks for your videos :)

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  35. Lincoln is my favorite (even with his flaws). I think if he'd lived longer, he would have had a 3rd term.

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  36. My favorite president would have to be Abraham Lincoln. I love this card and can't wait for my new Explore to get here.The 27th can't come fast enough

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  37. Abraham Lincoln ~ the freeing of the slave was a great step in history.
    Can't wait to see what you do with your Explore ~ and I can't wait till mine arrives so I can PLAY!!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  38. I definitely loved Ronald Reagan. I really am liking what the Explore can do. It's beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work in showing us what it can do, Joy.

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  39. Thanks for the demonstration - I've learned so much from you. Favorite president - I think I'd have to go with Roosevelt for setting up the National Park system and creating so many national parks.

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  40. My favorite all time president would be Abraham Lincoln, but my favorite president during my lifetime ( I'm 74) is Ronald Reagan. That card is beautiful, can't wait to try it on my Expression.

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  41. I love your cards! And now I want the Explore!! My favorite president would have to be Ronald Reagan.

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  42. My favorite president has to be Abraham Lincoln because I live near Lincoln, Nebraska! Love your card!

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  43. In my life time, "I like IKE" and also Reagan. Nice card. the explore looks like it just might be a MUST HAVE for me.

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  44. During my lifetime my favorite President would be Ronald Reagan. Love the butterfly card. May have to save up for the Explore. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  45. John F. Kennedy. Have my exploredered. Can't wait to play.

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  46. Ronald Reagan! I love the card you made on the Explore, it's on my wish list!

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  47. Wow what a beautiful card...love the butterfly! My favorite president would be Abraham Lincoln!

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  48. Love your card!! I am always a bit nervous to cut the intricate designs. My favorite President was John F Kennedy.

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  49. Loving your pretty card with the gorgeous die cuts! the layers and colors are fabulous!! My favorite president I think is Lincoln. He was in office during a very difficult period of our history and he was an exceptional writer as well!

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  50. My favorite president would be John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Father and Son both fought for equality amongst the human race. My children and I just recently watched the mini-series John Adams and the movie Amistad. These presidents are not as popular but good presidents. I can't wait to get this cartridge! Love Love it!

    Kathleen
    Arizona

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  51. I am happy to see that you are using your explore and its working well for you, that card is adorable.
    My favorite president, would be Jimmy Carter, not so much for what he did while he was in office, but for all the good work he has been doing since he left office with organizations like Habitat for Humanity.

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  52. Love these cuts. My favorite president is John F. Kennedy. He was in office during such a magical time.

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  53. This looks like a great cartridge. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance, Peggie

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  54. forgot my president. Would have to say Ronald Reagan

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  55. Love the card. My favorite would be President Kennedy followed by President Obama.

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  56. Cute card. I love my Art Philosophy cartridge! Favorite president? I'd have to say Abraham Lincoln - especially after seeing the movie, "Lincoln."

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  57. Love the intricacy and color in this card. As for fav Pres....I'm drawn to Lincoln, but with so many of them they had great achievements that affect us today.

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  58. I've alway admired Lincoln and what he stood for.
    Beautiful butterfly cut! Thanks or sharing this great card with us!

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  60. Lovely card. I would choose Roosevelt.

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  61. Your Explore cut it out nice! It would have to be Abraham Lincoln!
    Thanks for sharing! Do you know if a cricut cartridge has a handicap sign! We need one for a Handicap bathroom at church?
    Rosebud222222222

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  62. Beautiful card & love the cuts with the Explore! I thought all day about my favorite President and I decided to go witih President Reagan...I didn't believe he could lead the country, after all, he was "just an actor", RIGHT? But he brought the nation together as one and offered HOPE & PROSPERITY to all of us! We need that so much again that I have decided to honor him on this Presidents Day! I have so many favorites, but today is HIS DAY.

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  63. James Madison. He was the 5th president. I have read a lot about his time in office. His Vice President was Elbridge Gerry who was my many great grandfather. It was very cool to find out I was related to someone who signed the Declaration of Independence..James Madison was a Demecrat-Republican. You didn't have to chose parties back in those days.
    Love the card.. I have this cartridge and never realized I could make something this beautiful. I have a brand new blade on my machine so hoping I can cut it out like butter in my old machine. :)

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  64. Beautiful card...might have to put the Explore on the Birthday wish list this year. Just got back from spending the day at the Ronald Reagan library -- what an amazing man and president!

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  65. Question about your settings that you used on this card Why is it necessary to multicut this image? With the new blade won't it cut precisely the first time through? Would you also explain the need to change to a setting other than cardstock? Expecting my Explore next week, thanks for your tips! Regan was elected when I was a kid so he remains a favorite of mine.

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    1. These are good questions that I have no answer to except - after trial and error, this worked...LOL! And since it took some trial and error, I wanted others to be able to do it right the first time. I also did multi cut because it usually takes less pressure and blade to cut through iron on vinyl so it seemed likely that I would need to multicut.

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  66. My favorite president is JFK. He and his family have been responsible for so many philanthropic causes. Interestingly, even though it was a time when our country was actively fighting communism and foreign political affairs were forefront, it was also a time in our country when we were a bit more innocent. I miss the innocence...

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  67. I don't have a favorite animal. There are too many to choose from. I love the all images on Create a Critter 1 and 2.

    Roxanne D. from NC

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  68. One of the great Pesident was Geroge Washington how these men began a country and built the US up.Anne D. from Chauvin LA

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  69. Would have to be Abe Lincoln...what an interesting life he had! Love the video! We've all had one of those kind of days. Thanks for letting us see what the Explore can do!

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  70. My favorite president would be Franklin D. Roosevelt. He overcame his own physical handicaps to lead our country through WWII and had to make so many difficult decisions not only on the war front but at home as well. Not to mention the decisions that brought the war to an end. I love the Butterfly card. I love your videos. Will look forward to seeing how the new machine works compared to my old trusty one. Thank you for all your videos. I am having fun making the layered cards. Everyone is amazed...and I give them your website info. Thank you for making it easier to use my Cricut. Oh and I would love to win the cartridge! Linda Talso

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  71. love your site and emails
    josiegirl

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  72. Wow, I love this card! Can't wait to get my new machine next week! My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln.

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  73. My favorite President ... I like Ike. I love the card you made ... it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win the cartridge. Blessings to all!

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  74. JFK...I love fairy tales and their family was like a story...but, with a very sad ending. Thanks for another inspiring card..liking the more intricate designs you've been making. I guess I'm tired of the simple , cutesy stuff. Curious to learn more about the EXPLORE,,,still leaning towards the silhouette???
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy Birthday!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

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  75. Like this cartridge. I just want to make pin wheels and spin like a crazy lady... Ronald Regan...

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  76. Love the card! I have to say Washington and Lincoln are a tie for me!

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  77. OMg--This is my favorite of all the cards I've ever seen you make! LOVE IT!!! Favorite president? After seeing the movie "Lincoln" recently, I'd have to go with good ol' Abe :)

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  78. Just based on charisma, I would have to say JFK is my favourite president.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. So many great. Presents we've had...Washington, Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan. I absolutely LOVE this card! Thanks for the instructions and video, hope to make something like it soon :)

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  80. Loved JFK. a great president. I can't wait to try all your tips on my new explorer. Thank you for all your help. Always hope to win, thanks. Marie

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  81. I have to agree with a few of the ladies JFK was the best President we had. And thanks for the chance to win

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  82. thanks for the video . . . I am curious about the EXPLORE!! skscott in Tiffin

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  83. I am spending time at our lake house with my husband and hoping to get a squeeze or two on my granddaughter.

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  84. Don't think we will ever have as good a president as Lincoln again.
    Sue who lives in MI, winters in TX

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  85. I am really enjoying your site, since I'm new to all this and need ideas. Love the Butterfly card.
    Thanks

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  86. Thank you so much for the Cricut Explore videos! They were excellent and informative! I am anxiously awaiting the delivery of my Cricut Explore, and the videos have given me a head start with the learning curve!

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  87. I have been getting your emails for years and love all the tips. This is the first time I am leaving a comment.
    I would just love to win this cartridge, SO Cute!

    Robin the paper princess

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  88. My favorite president is Ronald Regan. Edwina Brown

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  89. I'm responding late; is there such thing as a favorite president? lol I'll say JFK--I was very young but it's one of those memories in history you don't forget. As to your card, it is beautiful, and the intricate cuts came out wonderfully. I'm curious why you had to cut it twice? If this machine is supposed to rival the Cameo and others that cut like butter, shouldn't it be able to do it with one cut?

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