Saturday, August 11, 2012

Art Philosophy August (2012) Blog Hop!

Welcome to our August Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

 We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects. If you are coming from Darla's Blog then your in the Right Place!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

This month we will be showcasing the "Decorative Layer" (shift or no shift) feature of the cartridge.

I have created for you a Birthday card with the Decorative Layer on Pg 49 (no Shift) from the Art Philosophy Booklet. Everything used on this card was cut with the AP cartridge. I used Grey wool bakers twine to hang up my "banner" that I made with my decorative layer. The entire Card from the AP Cartridge is also from the AP cartridge (pg 65 Card layer No shift)

I used Roxie Paper pack which was one of my favorites to use,  the Just a Number stamp set (D1514), Black ink for the sentiment, and Tulip ink for the edges of the card.

Here is a side View...

 I added a piece of the Roxy B&T paper to the "cut out" on the inside to give it a "wall" per say, I used  3D foam tape to attached it to the inside of the card. This way it created some dimension.

A Closer look at the card:

And of course the Inside:

 I kept it simple and sweet.

I hope you enjoyed my Creation and this months AP Cartridge Blog hop. You can purchase any of these products and more on My CTMH site :)

 The next stop on your blog hop fun is Wendy Kessler's Blog!

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Diana ~ )
  4. Wendy Kessler ~
  5. Eva~
  6. Carolyn ~
  7. Stephanie-
  8. Joanne -
  9. Laura W. 
  10. Kindred Hearts -
  11. Pam Stewart -
  12. Carolyn Mendoza ~

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you have enjoyed all of our projects!

I want to Remind you all that I am having a giveaway this month!

 **August Giveaway time!**
One lucky winner will get:
  •  a free paper pack and 
  • a "A" size stamp set. 

To enter the August Giveaway  CLICK HERE


  1. Love the card! The Roxy paper was must have for me!!!

  2. very nice card & luv the colors/banner...:)

  3. very cute! I love banners on cards, but somehow I have never made one. You have inspired me :)

  4. Love it!! So cute! Which reminds me I still haven't played with my Roxy pack!

  5. Love the color combo and the sentiment! LOL Great job!

  6. Very cute card and love the flags hanging over the top! That stamp set is so funny, love the play with numbers in the messages!!

  7. Cute Card Diana!! Hugs, Gloria

  8. Great card Diana -- love the mini pennants :)


  9. Very cute! I like the colors, gives it a youthful feel. :-)

  10. Great card!! I love making banners for cards and layouts. Great job!