Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artfully Sent Blob Hop!!
Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring the new Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent.  This is an awesome cartridge which will help you create fabulous cards which can pop-up, pocket or create scenes just to name a few.  But wait that is not all…. If you love Picture My Life you can now create your own inserts.
If you are coming here from DONNA DIGBY‘ Blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have over 40 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.
My father’s 75th birthday is today so I wanted to design a fun card for the occasion.  I chose one of the Pop-Up cards on page 40 the “You’re a classic”.  I prefer cards to be the A2 size(4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) and most of the cards with the cartridge are recommended to be at the 5″ x 7″ size.  So to resize the card to the A2 I designed the layers in CCR.  I started with the base and sized it so the width was 5.5″.  I then just added the additional layers and using the lower right corner of the image once in CCR, I resized each layer so it worked with my base.Page 40 ~
Since I was designing a birthday card I needed a birthday sentiment.  So I found the one on page 27.  Using the same method of sizing, I was able to scale this to the appropriate size for the outside of the card.
Page 27 ~
Here is the finished design.  I added a little extra to the car by using a grey pen to create fenders and accent the center of the wheels.  I chose the Yuletide Carol paper to work with as it has a classic feel and complemented it with the New England Ivy.
You're a classic birthday card2~
You're a Classic birthday card ~

For this project I used the following products:

  • Paper Packs ~ Yuletide Carol & Enchanted Fundamentals (New England Ivy)
  • Cardstock ~ Black, New England Ivy, Whisper and Champagne
  • Embellishments ~ Black Twill Ribbon, Scardy Cat Assortment for the black stars, and brads from my stash

Your next stop is KATHY BURROWS Blog.  Hop on over and see what she has designed for you.

Happy Crafting!



  1. This is such a great “guy” card!

  2. Cool card! I love the Fundamental papers and the ribbon with it!

  3. Very classy card! Love the details with the brads on the wheels and the door handle.

  4. Great card for a guy! The extra details are perfect for an accent.

  5. I love the two cards combined into one. They look great together.

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