Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Congratulations Key Card - Art Philosophy

So I told you guys I really love this Close To My Heart - Art Philosophy bundle that Melanie Brown sent me to review, but did I tell you why? Hmm, let me think of the reasons...
  • Cricut Cartridge
  • Matching Stamps
  • Matching Chipboard
  • Wide Variety of images
  • Fantastic font
I could go on but let me just show you over the next few days!!

Here is the first card I made with the Art Philosophy bundle. A man I know is leaving his current position and starting a new job soon and when I saw this stamp in the set I knew I had to use it to make a card for him.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expressions
Cricut cartridge - CTMH Art Philosophy
CTMH - Art Philosophy coordinating stamp set
Basic Grey - Boxer line
Metallic Cardstock
Embroidery thread
Memento Ink - stamping image
Cat Eye Chalk ink
Microsoft Word - inside sentiment

Huh I just noticed I made a typo on the inside sentiment...It should say "MAY YOU HOLD THE KEY TO YOUR HAPPINESS". Good thing it will be easy enough to change! *okie shakes her head at her own stupidity*.

The key base was cut from black cardstock and the top layer is metallic cardstock. I made the little tassel out of some embroidery thread and I think it added a nice little touch to the key and gave the card more interest. It seems a lot of people have problems making cards for me, and I am one of those people *okie tries to think of how often she has made a card for a man and figures she can count on one hand and wonders if maybe she should get out a little more*. Since Basic Grey Boxer line is a masculine theme I thought it worked well for this card. Of course it would be easy to turn this into a feminine card with a different paper line.

The stamp I chose is great for making a few of these cards up and keping in your stash since it does have a variety of choices that you can check. I used a square brad but other things could be used to fill in the little box area. The curly label is included in the Art Philospohy cart so it makes it easy to cut and stamp.

Now I bet you might be wondering how I knew what size to cut the image..well let me show you!!

If you will click on the picture and make it larger, look in the areas that are circled in red. Those tell you exactly what size you need to make your cuts for the coordinating stamps!! INGENIOUS I TELL YOU!!

If you would like to download the .cut file for use with Design Studio please click here > CONGRATS KEY CARD DS <

If you would like to download the gypsy file for use with the Gypsy please click here > CONGRATS KEY CARD GYP<

If you would like to order this bundle please contact Melanie Brown at her CTMH WEBSITE.


  1. This is just great! I just got this bundle and never realized that those numbers were beside each stamp even though I wondered how I'm going to figure that out!! YAY!!!! Now I know! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  2. I read on the MB that there are several sets of stamps in the CTMH catalog that coordinate with this cartridge. I don't have a catalog on hand to check them all out--which is probably a good thing.

    Now I'm anxious for my bundle to arrive so I can play too!

  3. Love the colors and how you used a brad instead of simply using a pen. I have that cart and love the new ways to use it.

  4. *seriously pining for Art Philsophy now!* Great card :D. So glad your mojo is back from vacation!

  5. Love Love Love... You should know, you are amazing!!! :)

  6. thanks for the hint on the sizes, I was wondering what those stupid numbers were for - maybe they should have put page numbers beside them too (or would that be making it TOO easy?)....I like this one, glad you are gonna show me all the things I can make with it since I already own it!

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [07 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. What a great card ... even with the little typo. This cart package looks totally awesome ... I love that the parts fit together so beautifully, and the cart images are fabulous too ... but, sadly, it's just not in my budget at the moment. =( Looks like I will have to enjoy it through your creations!


  9. How is it you can make me want things I didn't know existed? Love your work!

  10. Love your card! I have a lot of trouble with male cards, too. I don't make many. TFS.

  11. OH WOW! I LOVE this one too! Very masculine really... LOVE that paper.. it fits it so well... I should really use the stamps that came with mine... I just really like all the cuts on the cartridge.... :o)