Saturday, February 23, 2013

For Always

Welcome to our February Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, these cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant. If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

Our theme this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a brand NEW paper pack from Close to My Heart - "For Always". In this hop, you will see projects featuring one (or both!) of our versatile Cricut cartridges with this paper pack 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 " Darla " of " Caution: Stamping is Contagious " (the person before you in the lineup) then you are in the right place!

What I have made is this card box. I got the idea from Pinterest. This is a rough draft of my project, but I wanted to show it to you all anyway. The base if the box is made using one sheet of 12x12 gray card stock. The inside pockets are made using the patterned paper from the For Always paper packet. On the front of the box, I cut the flourishes at 2 1/4 inches  in Ruby card stock using the Artiste cartridge. This image is found under the number 2 and the accent 4 button. The word cards was also
cut using Artiste in black card stock, cut at 1". The flowers on the bottom left corner were cut using Art Philosophy, using one of the floral sheets. 2 of the flowers were cut at 1 3/4 using font <tag5>, and the larger flower was cut using the paper with the writing in it, cut at 2 3/4 using font <tag5>. I embellished the lid with the strip that I cut from the edge of the b&t, and I placed a bit of bling every few spaces or so. I also placed a bit of bling inside of the flowers too.

The inside of the box has a pen holder, a place to hold stamps, post it notes, and spaces for cards. I have not yet designed the cards for the inside of this box. Stay tuned for that!  I also embossed the black piece of card stock using the cuttlebug. I do not know the name of the embossing folder. I have had it forever.


For Always paper pack :  X7165b
Artiste Cricut cartridge: Z1790
Art Philosophy "  "      : Z1686
Sparkles                      : Z1752
Black card stock          : 1386

Your next stop on our "For Always" hop is " Michelle " of " My Creations With Michelle"

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious
Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle
Priscilla~ Priscilla's Paperie
Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
Stephanie-The Quilted Scrapper
Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
Ellen ~ CardMonkey's Paper Jungle
Melissa Lind~ MyWatermelonMoon
Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101

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


  1. This new visitor and follower is greatly impressed with your project. I tend to shy away from grey when I craft but you used it in such a unique way I am going to reconsider using it for future projects. Thanks for sharing with your hoppers today.

  2. I was trying to figure out where that awesome "ribbon" came from - zip strip! so cute!

  3. Love it. Would love the link to directions for the box if possible.

  4. Thank you all for the nice comments! This project will be available as a project soon. I need to finalize the cutting dimensions before posting them. The blog I got them from posted them incorrectly. I hope to have them available soon.


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