Friday, July 11, 2014

Lovely Cricut Artbooking Elegant Card

Someone commented that they wanted to see something "not so cutesy".  I don't know if this qualifies but here's hoping it does!
Using the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge and one of the stamp sets that came with the cartridge, I created this fast 5" x 5" card.  

For those of you worried about mailing a square card, just put this in a 5" x 7" envelope.  Problem solved!

Here are the cuts I used:



Here's the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge and one of the included stamp sets to stamp the "Lovely" (see below):

Here is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month for July - a full alphabet stamp set! Normally, these are $29.95 but this month, it's only $5 with a $50 purchase!  WHOOP!

It's just $5 when you spend $50+ at my Close to My Heart shopping page.

Here's a quick link to the 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 - Any fun vacations this summer? We're going to Buffalo, NY to visit relatives...
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42 comments:

  1. No particular vacation plans, my hubby just retired so we're in the planning stages.

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  2. We are parents of 7 all pretty much grown, so for the first time hubby and I are go on vacation alone for the first time...so excited!!

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  3. Like the layers & dies used on this card that is indeed elegant/sophisticated. No Summer travel plans for us. Daughter is going to go back to KC, MO where her college senior animated film is going to be shown at the Hallmark Crown Center. Hopefully there will be companies there possibly recruiting and she will find her career dream job or a job that will get her started in her animation career.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. My husband decided that the year each of the grandkids turn 13 we will take them on a trip (driving - no airplanes). They help plan the trip & we get to give undivided attention to them for a week before they are too cool to travel with the old folks. We had our first trip a couple of weeks ago & everyone had a good time. One down & 5 to go. Next years reservations have been made.

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  5. We leave tomorrow for Northern Michigan. Unfortunately I"m not really looking forward to it this year. Weather forecast is not looking good, plus we're taking the dog with us for the 8 hour car ride this year...wish me luck!

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  6. Beautiful card. No special vacation plans this year--we do have a family reunion we are attending.

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  7. Just returned from Chicago for my nephew's graduation party. It was a family reunion! Fun!

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  8. No vacation this year, sending youngest of 6 off to college so we will be making a few trips up to the college-one for freshmen orientation and back up for welcome/move in week. College is only 2 1/2 hours away but I'm still gonna miss my baby. lol I love this card Joy and don't think it is cutesy at all. I don't think you make all that much cutesy stuff to tell you the truth. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. I think your card is lovely (and definitely not cutesy!). We will have company all summer - so no vacation then. We are planning to do some traveling this fall, though, before the snow flies (hopefully).

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  10. really elegant and cute, I love it. Hubby and I are off to the Dominican Republic next week to relax can't wait!

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  11. Love the elegant flourish frame!! Turned out so pretty!!
    We are basically having a stay-cation right here in our new home this Summer! First time we've owned our own pool and there will be a "Taste of the City" festival coming soon that we're looking forward to as well.

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  12. Love your elegant card, thanks for the instructions. No vacation plans. We're notorious for spur of the moment trips, so who knows. I can't tell you how many cheap toothbrushes my husband has bought, LOL!

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  13. Have some family coming in to celebrate a big 95th birthday in our family! Otherwise, no travel plans...but I may have to have some surgery either late summer or in the fall! YUCK!

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  14. I love your card. No summer vacation plans yet but do have plans for a family wedding in Hawaii in October.

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  15. Family reunions and one day trips to local attractions with grandkids....Already been to MN. Love that card!

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  16. What a beautiful color combination! Thanks for sharing!

    We'll be traveling to celebrate our youngest granddaughter's first birthday, then on to spend a week with extended family. My favorite kind of vacation!

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  17. For Vacation trips we are just doing local mini trips to the small towns and visit the shops and coffee houses and cafe's it just fun!! Your card is so sweet you always make great card and I do love this cartridge.

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  18. We recently returned from Washington DC, specifically Georgetown where our son received his Masters degree What an amazing trip. I so wish I could have a "do over" on all my US history classes!

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  19. Sweet card and such an elegant frame.

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  20. Love the card and also that you put the page and sizes on your page. It makes it so much easier for all of us that are making cards - just follow the instructions and we are done. TFS

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  21. My son (a Navy man) and family are coming to visit us. Can't Wait! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Lovely card! We just took a short trip to Mississippi to visit with friends over the July 4 weekend - a fun, relaxing weekend in the country! Other than that - no travel plans. Pool time and staycation for the kids! :)

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  23. Thanks for the tips on how to make this card... Appreciate it.. Thanks also for the chance to win this cartridge. It was be a blast to win.

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  24. Cute card. No special plans yet for vacation this summer. Could change tho.

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  25. Cute card! No plans for a vacation this year. I think we'll just stay home and enjoy each other's company. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

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  26. We just got back from Orlando-lived the Blue Springs State Park. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  27. I think your elegant card is lovely. Oh, and your tip for mailing 5 x 5 cards in a 5 x 7 envelope is brilliant!

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  28. Joy, I love all of your cards. This is very elegant. We are staycationing it this year! Michigan is so pretty and we live within a half hour of Lake MI.

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  29. Joy,
    Great card. Unique color combination. Great tip on mailing...love it. My vacation...going to as many craft events as possible.

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  30. Awesome card!! We went to Orange Beach, Alabama with some friends for a few days.

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  31. Joy, I'm in WNY (1 hour South of Buffalo!!) It's beautiful here.. I hope you have an awesome time... go to the Falls.. or Letchworth St. Park, or Hobby Lobby, or A.C. Moores, or Michaels, or Jo~Anns'.. (I go to the ones in on Transit and McKinely Mall area) LOL!! ;)
    Ohhhhhh waittttttttttt... when are you going to be here????? My Scrap, Craft and Chat group meets this coming Sat. the 19th from 12:00pm~12:00am... **YES, 12 HOURS!!** Do you wanna stop by???? LOL!!
    ~Anyways.. to answer the question.. no vacations for us this year.. kid in college has alllll of our money.. and I just started a new job (well volunteered at it for 10+ yrs delivering Meals~on~Wheels) so no time off right now..
    BUT WNY IS BEAUTIFUL and has ALOT TO OFFER, so no need to go anywhere's really.. :)
    L.r. Smith on facebook and lrsmith13 on Pinterest!

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  32. Pretty card! Love the colors and shapes! The only vacations we do in the summer are going to my aunts house (the kids and I go, hubby stays home to work). my daughter calls her house our "simmer vacation home" since we are there often. Great-grandma lives next door, she is 95 years old so we go as often as possible! There is a lake nearby that we go to every day we visit...I went there as a kid! We all cook dinner together and play cards, great-grandma too, till bed time.

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  33. We only have plans to go to our N GA mountain home a few times this summer. No big travel plans. Your "lovely" card is just lovely!

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  34. We can't really afford to take long vacations. We are planning an overnight trip so we can visit an IKEA (never been to one before) and The Container Store. Their is also a large mail nearby that our daughters are looking forward to visiting.

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  35. We are thinking of going to Ohio to visit my in-laws! They make gourmet chocolates! Plus they live close to King's Island Amusement park! Both kids are old enough to ride anything now, so we figure it is time!! Hope we can pull it off!

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  36. We rented a lake house over Father's Day weekend and have a camping trip coming up. Also looking to do an amusement park, maybe King's Island.

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  37. Jean B july 13,2014
    I would love to win the small talk and frames cartridge. It has a lot of neat shapes and items.

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  38. We are hoping to go to Saugatuck, MI for a long weekend. I would love to win this cartridge.

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  39. I just found your website and subscribed to your newsletter. IWhat a fun cartridge! I would LOVE to win it.

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