Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's Your Birthday

Welcome to our January Art Philosophy Blog Hop! We are starting a new year of blog hops for you all featuring Close to My Heart's exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge is available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.

This month we are featuring a "birthday" theme for you. In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridge from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create  If you came from Stephanie of The Quilted Scrapper then you are in the right place!

Using Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, to make corner lattice cuts, select "starburst" on lower line of keypad (between tear drop and stocking).  Select <Font Layer> + <Shift> for square lattice cut.  Change height to 3.75.  On design layout, you will want to hide the center pedal cuts from the final cut.  That will give lattice corners solid with no holes. After you cut from Cricut, remove from mat and cut down center to make 2 pieces, then cut the center of those to make 4 corner pieces in all.  For the center label, you will select the "Birch" leaf from bottom row on keypad (2nd from left).  You will be doing 2 cuts on this pattern, 1st is the background cut, leave keypad as is, select and change height to 1.75.  For front label, select <Decorative Layer> + <Shift> and label then change height to 2.50.  For Flowers, select from lowest row the tag at the farthest right.  Select <Font> to select flower.  Resize height to 1.80 and copy and paste for 2 flower cut outs.  You can change the size smaller or bigger on the flowers.  Before quilling and gluing, distress edges with ink and allow time to dry.  After flowers made, place self adhesive sparkle gems or pearl gems inside center of flower.  Cut out square cut sized at 4 x 5.  Make sure matches card color.  To assemble, glue the 4 lattice corners on 4 x 5 square.  Glue background label center on center of card.  Before placing top label and flowers, add Birthday sentiment to top label and run Black Tulle through each slit, adhere to back side of each label side (do not run all the way through bottom of label) then adhere other tulle ends to back of 4 x 5 cut square.  Carefully move tulle around to give pleat look.  Use foam tape and attach to background label.  Finally, add flowers anywhere on the label.  Once that is complete, place sparkle gem pieces throughout lattice design for added look.

Thank you for following It's Your Birthday Blog Hop!  Go back to the beginning by visiting Lucy's blog Love 2 Create.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious
Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101 <-------You are here

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


Sharon Chapman said...

Loved this card when I saw it on FB and love it more now! Thank you for writing such great instructions for the project. That will make it easy for me to try! Blessings and continued crafting!

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning card! i don't have the cart, but love to see what can be made with it before i buy! Thanks for sharing

Pam said...

Lovely card!