Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Hop with Artfully Sent Card and Free File Link

Hello crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a project I created for the 12 Days of Christmas Hop.  Today is day 7 and I am a guest designer today. If you want to take a look at all of the amazing projects created each day, just be sure to head over to Lisa’s blog and you will find links to each day. There are some amazing projects and some great prizes to win!!! If you are following along with the hop, then you should have come from Kim of Katydid Cards. So here is what I came up with for my project.
I used my Cricut Explore along with the Artfully Sent Cartridge to create this pretty card.
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I started by using the Cricut Explore Design Space program and selected this card. I changed the size to 5.5 x 5.5 finished size. I used some kraft cardstock for the base.
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I then used some White Daisy ink and sponged it onto the tree trunks. I then cut a piece of blue cardstock for the background.
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I used my Pacifica ink and sponged some ink randomly on the mat.

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After that, I turned back to my White Daisy Ink and sponged some ink onto the mat.
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Here is what the background looks like after I finished sponging the inks.

I then added some frosted lace stickles to the snow drifts die cut. I also used some foam tape to add some depth to the snow drift and the deer silhouettes.

I then used the coordinating stamp sets that come in the Artfully sent bundle and my slate ink and stamped the outline and the sentiments. I then added the flowers and the leaves on the top of the label. I finished off the flowers by adding pearls to the centers.

Here is a closer, angled view. I used some foam tape again to give the label some lift.
Here is one last look at the final card.  Close To My Heart is having a Cyber Week sale this week and the Artfully Sent cartridge is on sale for 25% off.
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Every day this week I will be sharing some fun projects using the Artfully sent cartridge bundle and other great CTMH products, so be sure to come back by each day. I will also be sharing some free files and more!

And now for my blog candy.
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I will be giving away a 20 gift download to To qualify, you must be a follower of my blog (just click the button and add yourself) and then leave a comment on this post. That’s it! The hop runs through the 5th and I will be picking a winner on the 7th.

I am also sharing the Design Space file I created for this card. To use this file and recreate this project, you will need to have the Cricut Explore, using the Design Space software and the Artfully Sent cartridge.
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Just click the Add to cart button and you will be able to
download the zip folder with the file link.

Now make sure you head on over to Madge’s blog.
In case you get lost along the way, here is today’s complete line up.

Lisa Pontious -
Kim - (Guest Designer)
Melinda - (Guest Designer)
Madge -
Ashley W -
Sandy Hentzel -
Elizabeth Jeanne -
Angela -
Alicia -
Miranda -
Daphne -
Rhonda -
Charmagne -
Lisa F -
Sharondalyn - Http://
Jessi -
Heather - Http://

Be sure to check out all the amazing projects by all these wonderful crafters.
Don’t forget to come back by tomorrow as I share another fun and super cute project and kick off a series of fun crafty projects for the holidays and more!!!

As always, thank you  so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time,
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Ladybug said...

Love this to bits. TFS! And thanks for the freebie file! :-)

Miranda said...


Katydid Cards said...

Melinda, This is just so beautiful! I have a real love affair with anything with trees on it...and you have done this masterfully! Thanks for showing us the step by step to make it ourselves.

Madge Gillen said...

This is the cutest card EVER!!! The Details are simply amazing and I love that you showed step by steps along the way!! Great Job!! Loves- Madge

nadia Crafter said...

This is stunning! Thank you for the tips of how you made this. Love it.

Cropalcoholic!! said...

You did an AMAZING job on your card! I subscribe to your emails! Thanks for being a guest designer today on the hop!

Marji Franklin said...

Gorgeous job! Great card! Happy to see you in this hop :)

Mary Holshouser said...

The trees look so good on the card.
It is a wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Earley said...

FANTASTIC card! Love the colors and cuts!

Angela Corcoran said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I just bought an explore (it's still in the box!) and am a little nervous to try it :) I'll have to tryout your file with it!

Carla said...

Your card is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Barbara B said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the colors too!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

this card is just gorgeous! love, love, love! I might just have to make one!!


Wunder's Crafty World said...

Such a beautiful card!! Loved how you created the background. Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

I Love your card! So beautiful!

Lisa Frederick said...

So regal! I love it! And love the detail you gave in your description of what to do. Thanks for being a guest designer. It was great hopping with you!

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so pretty and Peaceful. Love It!

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so pretty and peaceful, Love It!

Scrapbooking Maria said...

Beautiful I think I will use this card for my husband's employees this year! Thanks for sharing!