Here is a quick and easy Anniversary Card using Close to My Heart (CTMH) Cricut Philosophy Cartridge. I made this card in CCR with my Expression 2 machine. It doesn't matter what machine you have as long as you have access to the cartridges, then you have everything you need to make this card.
The paper is from the CTMH For Always paper pack, unfortunately it is no longer available. The middle strip is 1 x 6 ½ inches, the color I used was Lagoon. This paper can be purchased in a bulk pack or the Adventure combo-pack. As you can see it definitely works well with black. I embossed the strip with a border embossing folder, then rolled the top with CTMH Exclusive inks in Lagoon. It added a little dimension to the embossed pattern and made it pop.
The scalloped edges were made using two 1 x 6 ½ inch strips and punched with a double scallop punch. I used a Fiskars edge punch, but you can use your favorite. You can even cut the edge with the Cricut if you like. This was attached to the bottom of the patterned layer, which measures 3 x 6 ½ inches.
The bottom layer is also from CTMH paper pack For Always. The butterflies were cut from a scrap piece of glitter paper, I don't remember where I got it from, but it matched beautifully.
Both the label and the butterflies are from Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The label consists of three layers, as shown below in CCR.
This cartridge is great for cards, gift tags and decorating gift bags, plus so much more. All of the CTMH cartridges have great versatility. They seem to always be my go to cartridges when making cards for every day or the holidays.
I used CTMH “Happy Couple” stamp for the sentiment, also stamped in Lagoon. This is a great stamp set for anniversary or wedding cards. I added a few gems and pearls for a little bling. These can be purchased anywhere.
If you aren't interested in making scrapbook pages, all of the CTMH paper comes in packets. The packets include 6 sheets of double sided patterned paper and 6 sheets of coordinated solid colors. You can also purchase coordinated colored markers and ink pads, as well as embellishments. This makes it so easy to create beautiful cards that are color coordinated.
Place an order at kimsalito.ctmh.com for $50 or more and receive the Stamp of the Month (STOM) for only $5.
This is a great stamp for cards and scrapbook layouts.
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