Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thankful for You

Yay!  My Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cartridge is finally here!   I have not fully explored its possibilities but I have made a card with it.  I know many of us are excited with the 3-D cards but I am really drawn to the card front overlays so my first card with Artfully Sent was made with one of those:

I wanted to make a Thanksgiving card and so I pulled out all Fall-related supplies on my desk.  First, I cut the card base with that overlay using Kraft cardstock.  Then I stamped the Season of Thanks background stamp in bamboo ink on bamboo cardstock.  Voila the card base is done!

I must confess that I've scrap-lifted an element from Close to My Heart.  See the middle sentiment?  I basically copied it from the Workshops on the Go Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit.  I find this sentiment in this color combo so appealing and have decided to make a bunch of Thanksgiving cards using this!  Since I have the Workshops on the Go Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit out, I went on to see what other things I could use on my card.  I liked that arrow stamp and went on to ink it up in Olive and stamp it on Olive cardstock.  Yup, I am a big sucker for tone-on-tone stamping.  There are many stamping techniques that I like, but tone-on-tone stamping is definitely one of my faves.  I cut a banner out of the stamped Olive piece, added the Bronze Shimmer Trim and some Gold Sequins.  This card is done!

The arrival of this cartridge almost kept me up all night.  Just by flipping through the handbook made me smile.  So many ideas are flowing in my head right now.  All I ask for is having more than 24 hours in a day so I could spend more time playing with it. LOL.

If you'd like to learn more about the Artfully Sent Cartridge and Workshops on the Go, please visit here.

I'm linking up my card to the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug - Anything Cricut
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - What's your favorite technique?  (Tone-on-tone stamping, of course!)
Cardz 4 Guys - no patterned paper
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Card and scrap - Anything Goes
Stempelgarten - Autumn

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. Beautil card. I really like the overlay choice. Thx for joining Bbtb this week


  2. Hi, A great use of your new cartridge. A super masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  3. It is such fun to see a creation from this cartridge. I have been curious about it and trying to decide if I want it. This is such a beautiful fall card. Love the layers and the overlay. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. Fab thank you card Joyce. Thank you for joining in with all of the fun at the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  5. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  6. How very pretty!!! Love your beautiful card!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Celebrate Cricut' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  7. I love it! I love the overlay and the sparkles, everything works well together! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

  8. Very clever card - love it - Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys - Vic, Guest designer for September. x

  9. Great card! Lovin' the tone on tone stamping! Thanks for joining us at H2H Challenges.

  10. What a great way to make backgrounds and a fantastic card

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz4Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  11. Great design and pretty colors !! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !!! I hope you will join us again !!!

  12. I love this - great colours and the tone on tone stamping works so well.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  13. A wonderful card and great layout! Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten Challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

  14. You did a lovely card with a great design!
    Thanks for playing along at the Stempelgarten-Challenge this month!

  15. Lovely card...LOVE the tone on tone stamping too! Thanks for linking up to H2H's Favorite Technique Challenge!