Saturday, August 04, 2012

Artiste in August Blog Hop–Day 5: Any Shape Day

Welcome to day 5 of the


Thank you for joining us for this month-long blog hop featuring projects from the fabulous *NEW* Cricut Artiste Collection exclusively from Close To My Heart.

I am still blown away with all the possibilities this new cartridge has to offer…like 700 images in a wide variety of themes…then add in the fabulous coordinating My Acrylix stamp sets and Dimensional Elements and there is no limit to what you can create!


Click here to view the Cricut Artiste booklet

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If you are coming from Jen Patrick’s blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop, then continue on by clicking on the link to the next hopper at the end of this post.


Today is another ‘Any Shape’ day, so I am featuring another project that I created for my Extravaganza presentation at the Close To My Heart Convention last month. It is a sweet birthday banner!


The base of the banner was made using the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. YES! We have two AMAZING Cricut Collections! I used the My Creations Mini Banner (approx. 3” x 4”) and layered some B&T Duo paper from the Pear & Partridge Paper Packet onto them. The top border on the banner was also made with the AP cartridge using Chocolate cardstock.

With another Pear & Partridge B&T Duo, I created rosettes featured on pg. 55 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook.

The cupcakes were made using the ‘Birthday Girl’ key featured on pg. 69 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook. I also used the My Acrylix cupcake stamps that come with the Cricut Artiste Collection! Add a little bling, baker’s twine & brads to top them off.

The ‘happy birthday’ banner in Smoothie cardstock was cut using the ‘5’ key featured on pg. 35 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook. I layered it onto a Dimensional Element that is included in the Cricut Artiste Collection and then stamped the ‘happy birthday’ banner image (which is also included in the Cricut Artiste Collection) using Cranberry ink.

My final touches are the Chocolate Striped Ribbon box and the Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon that I dyed with a Smoothie Re-inker.

Now seriously, how can you live without either of these two fabulous Cricut Collections exclusively from Close To My Heart!?!


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If you come upon a broken link in blog hop or get lost during the hop, here is a complete list of all the blog hoppers.


Gloria Rogers -
Lalia Harris -
Rebecca Kings –
Adeline Brill –
Jessica Wilson –
Kathy Johnson -
Amy Edwards –
Jen Patrick -
Pamela O’Connor - (You are here)
Melinda Everitt -
Denise Hobbs -

Thank you for joining us today and be sure to come back tomorrow. If you haven’t gotten your hands on the *NEW* Cricut Artiste Collection, click here to visit my CTMH website to shop now!

Well, that’s it for today. Hop on over to Melinda Everitt’s blog and see what she has created for you today.



  1. Love, love, love your birthday banner!!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and well-made! Love those cupcakes!

  3. Terrific! I never did get to see this so this is brand new to me! :) (cocoa group)

  4. Very cute! I hope your daughter has a nice party, and that you find time to relax during the event. :)

  5. This is great! Love the bling on the cupcakes.


Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a blessed day! Pamela