Thursday, November 6, 2014

Artfully Sent Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artfully Sent Collection Blog Hop. There are about 45 participating blogger/crafters. If you just happened upon my blog post, clicking the link to the next blog will take you the full circle.

You should have arrived here from ***Papercrafting with Kelly Janes***. If you get lost along the way, a complete list of participants can be found at Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It.

The Artfully Sent Collection (Z3017) includes the cartridge, the overlay, the image handbook, the assembly instructions handbook, three coordinating D-sized stamp sets (Curlicue Alphabet, Curlicue Frames and Just to Say) and a package of 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstorck.

Since the Artfully Sent Collection is geared toward cardmaking, I am sure you will see many cards on this hop, but with the talented crafters on this hop I bet you will also find the cartridge and complementing stamp sets used in a variety of other ways.

I used Artfully Sent with Cricut® Design Space and the Explore. I stuck with a "standardish" card due to time constraints. I said "standardish" because I used the hide contour feature to hide the script "Beautiful Day" on the card. Then I added the phrase using the Artbooking font, welded and attached it to the card front. I also created a "label" to stamp and color in using ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers so I did not have to worry about the color bleeding through and being visible when the card is open - ask why I thought of that trick. :-) Here is the front of my card:

And this is the inside:

In case you are wondering, this is what the inner layer looks like when the left side is attached to the outer layer:

I hope if helps you if you have gotten "stuck" wondering how to fold the inner layer. I found my Score Board helpful making deeper score lines and getting a nice crisp edge on my folds.

Your next stop is ***Sarita Schraeder's Blessed Scrapper***, but please read on if you want a little more information about my card.

Products used - all from Close To My Heart:
If you would like to see my other creations using Artfully Sent, just click on the Artfully Sent label below. In addition to cards (and other paper creations in the future), you will find some tutorials and links to cheat sheets.

Thank you for visiting today. So you do not have to scroll up, the next stop on the hop is ***Sarita Schraeder's Blessed Scrapper***. If you have a moment please leave a comment and let me know what you think.


  1. Love the combo of this stamp set and the cartridge! SO cute!

  2. This is great! Love how you combined the Cricut shapes with the markers and stamping.

  3. I love how you creatively paired the stamp set with this card! It turned out really nice!

  4. Wow, I too really like how you showed off some cute images with the Artfully Sent cuts, your card turned out great


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