Monday, September 12, 2011

Kraft card with Cricut cuts

Inspired recently by a design in Paper Crafts Magazine (Sept/Oct 2011, page 56) I designed a card using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and Typeset papers from Close To My Heart.

The card started off with a plain Kraft cardstock card. These are CTMH's new Kraft Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes measuring 6 x 6 inches. I see so many design possibilities for these!

This is the card I came up with.

As a consultant, I find the Art Philosophy cartridge tremendously helpful in preparing projects like this because it's just a push of a button and all the pieces are cut for my guests. They love this too, obviously, since they don't have to cut around stamped images anymore. 

Here are a few close-ups of some of the details...

I added an adhesive-backed Velcro circle to help keep the card closed.

I wish I could take credit for such perfect stitching, but I couldn't have done this without my new ruler from Close To My Heart.

This clear 14-inch ruler has measurements in inches. And I love the grid pattern of 1/8 inch. See the guide holes for evenly spaced stitching? You just pierce through the holes and your paper and start stitching. I did this with the zig-zag and the straight stitch on my card as well. The ruler also has a metal straight edge, perfect for using your craft knife so you don't hack up the plastic.

Supplies used for this card
Milepost Shapes (corrugated star)
• Stamps sets: Vintage Type, Noted Backgrounds (retired), Card Chatter Birthday, Happy Birthday (retired), and one of the stamp sets from the Art Philosophy bundle.

All products are from Close To My Heart which you can buy from me or your local CTMH Consultant.

Thanks for looking today. Enjoy your Monday!


  1. Very cute (as always!) Annette! :)

  2. Oh wow, I love the kraft card. I have to get that ruler. The stitches were perfect.


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