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Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Day Filled With Fun and Ribbon

I may not have been able to go the the Close to My Heart convention this week, but I was able to see the new catalog online.  I cannot wait to play with the new products!  There is a new Cricut cartridge that is to cardmaking as Artbooking is to Scrapbooking.  Since it will not be available until August, I went back to the first CTMH cartridge, Art Philosophy, to make this card for Heart 2 Heart's "Bows and Bow Ties" challenge to use ribbon or a bow.  Where is the ribbon in this card?  I cut up Colonial White Rosette Ribbon to make the "ice cream."  This ribbon has been retired but is available until tomorrow at midnight mountain time as part of a CTMH celebration of Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry.  If you place an order for $50 or more, you can purchase a gift package of supplies valued at $50 to $65 for only $30.  There are six gift collections to choose from.  Colonial White Rosette Ribbon is part of both the Delightful Ribbon and Trim and the Extraordinary Embellishments collections.  You can see all of the collections here.

Now, about this card...  I started with this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

The triangle patterned panel is a 4x6 card from the Surf's Up Picture My Life Program which I trimmed.  To make the cone, I cut a 2.5 inch circle and scored it with my paper trimmer.  CTMH has a scoring board in the new catalog which would have made this much easier.  I then folded in the sides to make a cone shape and trimmed the top to make it curve downward.  The parts of the circle that I folded under formed tabs that I could attach to the card with Glue Dots, allowing the cone to puff out a bit.  Lastly I used Liquid Glass to glue on the rosettes which I layered until they looked like a scoop of ice cream.  The banner was cut with the previously mentioned Art Philosophy cartridge and strung with White Hemp (retired)  I cut the prongs of the Creme Brulee brads (retired) and attached them and the hemp with more Liquid Glass.  I swear Liquid Glass will hold anything securely!

This will probably be a birthday card as I have several people in my life with summer birthdays.  I will complete the inside when I know for sure who I am going to give it to.  In the meantime, thank you for stopping by!  Now please check out Heart 2 Heart Challenges and Freshly Made Sketches for some more inspiration.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Surf's Up (retired), Clementine (retired), Lagoon, Saddle, and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Chocolate
Stamp:  Part of the Art Philosophy Cricut package
Embellishments:  Flamingo Dots, Colonial White Rosette Ribbon (retired), Creme Brulee brads (retired), hemp
Other:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Surf's Up Picture My Life Program.


  1. Super cute use of the rosette ribbon.

  2. Those little flowers look fantastic! Great use of the ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Great idea for that rosette ribbon, and your attention to detail/design eye, with all those triangular elements is spot-on! I saw the peek at the new Cricut cartridge, too. Looks awesome.

  4. I love the use of the ribbon for the ice cream cone. How creative! Great job! Thanks for joining us at H2H

  5. What a clever idea! This card definitely does allude F-U-N! congratulaitons for making it to the Top 10 in the H2H Challenge Blog.