Friday, August 26, 2016

So what exactly is on the Flower Market Cartridge?

Earlier this month, Close To My Heart released the newest Cricut Cartridge, Flower Market. As the name suggests, this cartridge has lots of flowers. That includes some gorgeous 3D flowers like those on the cover of the new Idea Book (below) as well as flat flowers that are perfect for cards and layouts.


But like our other cartridges, this one is fully loaded with 700 images which include tons of things that are NOT flowers. So today, I'm going to walk you through what you will find on this cartridge.

Let's start with the flowers! There are 17 three-dimensional flowers (or cacti) that involve folding then attaching a number of layers. To help you understand how to assemble these there is a little tutorial on the two basic types of layered flowers in the back of the handbook.

There are also a ton of "flat" flowers although many of these have several layers that you can assemble with foam tape to create dimension. Mixed in with the flowers are other trendy icons to use on your pages or cards.






Of course, if you have flowers, you need something to put them in. So there is a whole set of  containers like vases, jars, baskets and even boots!



Sometimes, you will want to mount your flowers ON something instead of IN something. So you will also find "background" images like leaves, wreaths and other designs that can be dressed up with a few flowers.




Of course, your projects will need words. So there are a wide variety of sentiments great for all holidays and occasions. 



Don't see the words you want to use? You can cut out individual letters with the two complete fonts included on the cartridge.



Want to see more?
Click here to view the complete handbook>>
Click here to see a shape index>>

Remember that your cartridge comes with a pack of cardstock in our bright Adventure color palette plus three stamp sets. The first stamp set has lots of great sentiments and the other two are nice backgrounds to add interest to your projects.



Remember in August only I'll add on a free stamp set ("Hi Friend"A1198) and send you directions for projects you can make using the cartridge with the included paper and stamp sets. To take advantage of this offer, email me and I'll get back to you to finalize the order. 




Thursday, August 18, 2016

To the Happy (Uptown) Couple

Today, I have another card made with the Fundamental Basics papers to share. In contrast to the Rustic Home cards I posted yesterday, this sparkles boldly in black and white with gold accents.


This dressy little card was actually very simple to make. First, I decked out a plain white card base with a piece of the gold dotted vellum from the Uptown Fundamentals Paper pack. Then, I stamped the sentiment, heart and rings from the Wedding Wishes (B1547) stamp set on a piece of white cardstock and attached it to the front. Finally, the card was finished off with a little of the black and gold ribbon from the Uptown Fundamentals Ribbon pack.

Super simple, but very elegant!

Don't forget you can get the Uptown Fundamental paper pack free in August when you purchase the Whimsy, Adventure and Enchantment fundamentals. Trust me, when you see them you will want them all. So stock up this month by taking advantage of this special! Click here to learn more>>


Keep creating,
Rebecca

Here's some of the items I used to create this card that you can purchase on my CTMH website.



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Uptown Fundamentals Paper
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Uptown Fundamentals Ribbon

Wedding Wishes (B1547)