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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September CTMH Product Spotlight Hop- Art Philosophy

Welcome to my blog. You probably "hopped" over here from Nikka Geers Blog Isn't her work lovely?

I am truly fortunate to be Scrappin In Paradise here in Florida. I'm also fortunate to be scrappin together with Close To My Heart. They have partnered with ProvoCraft and created a wonderful Cricut cartridge and stamp bundle. The Art Philosophy is a wonderful addition to any Cricut library. Actually, it is better than any of the other cartridges I own. There are 700 cuts and nearly every single cut can be used all by itself on a card or scrapbook layout. There are quite a few 3-D objects to make also.

The project I made hangs in my classroom. It has a combination of cuts from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I took one of the CTMH My Creations Banners and inked the edges using Tulip ink. Then I covered it with Roxie papers that I cut in the banner shape from the AP cartridge. The letters for my name are the decorative layer font. There are little circles cut out of the letters, but I chose to put Mocha Opaque adhesive gems into the spaces.

There are various swirls, and frills, 3-d flowers with Mocha Opaques in the centers, layered flowers with dyed crocheted flowers in the centers, and the "key to knowledge" all cut from this same cartridge.

Images are raised using pieces of cardboard layered under them at various thicknesses.

In this "space" banner, I cut several rose images from another sheet of paper and layered them onto the banner itself. I added some Pearl Opaques to the swirl.

The flowers in the centers are made using the white crocheted flowers that I dyed using Tulip reinker and layered onto several flower cuts from the cricut cartridge.

The flower and the butterfly are each two part images layered together. Either piece could be used independently, but they look so great together.

Products Used (All CTMH)

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle
Z1378 My Creations Banner
X7140B Roxie L2 Paper (used Bulk)
Z1333 Mocha Opaque Adhesive Gems
Z1336 Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2166 Tulip Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2266 Tulip Exclusive Inks Reinker
Z697 Sponge

Now, hop on over to Lori Brown's Blog and see what wonderful things she has in store for you.


  1. cute banner. love that you used it in your classroom

  2. what a great idea! this looks great hanging from your chalk board - lovely!

  3. What a great addition to your classroom - TFS!

  4. Awesome banner and great way to decorate your classroom!

  5. Awesome banner and what a great show of what can be done with the cricut cartridge!

  6. I love the banner idea for the classroom. I may just have to borrow that.



  7. I'm a teacher, too. Now, because of you, I've had to add another banner set to my order so I can make one for my room. LOL Thanks for the inspiration. BTW, your banner is beautiful. :)


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