Friday, September 6, 2013

Celebrate today with Artbooking

Happy Friday!  Here’s one of the cards from last month’s Fun & Fab 4th Friday card workshop.
I used the same stamp and card layout as I did a year ago with this card. 
Celebrate Today:  Card using the damask overlay from Artbooking
Wanting a little different background, I grabbed my Artbooking handbook looked for an elegant overlay.  I found this damask one. 
I sized it in Cricut Craft Room, but it wasn’t really going to fit on an A2 card perfectly. And then I noticed I was almost out of Smokey Plum cardstock.  To stretch my paper stash for 12+ of these cards I squashed the design so it was only 3” wide while keeping the height at 5.25 inches tall.  This allowed me to save a bit of paper and get the Smokey Plum label shape to fit on the same 12x12 piece of cardstock.  This is how it looks in CCR.
I was able to fit 6 overlays and 5 label shapes on one sheet of paper!  The 6th label fit nicely on a scrap.  No worries there!
After cutting the overlays on my Cricut, I cut them roughly in half with my scissors.  (Don’t use a paper trimmer!  It could tear the overlay and perfection isn’t needed.)  I lined up each half to the edge of the card and covered the gap with the For Always B&T paper.  Once it’s all adhered together really well, nobody will know that this is what it looks like on the inside!
Damask overlay from CTMH Artbooking split to fit your card
I embellished the Seam Binding Ribbon bow with a new embellishment from the Mini-Medley Accents from the Rosewood Collection.  I love this collection and it has just a touch of pink that compliments the Smokey Plum so nicely!

Love this card?  Here’s the Cricut Craft Room & Gypsy files for you!  Please show some blog love by leaving a comment before downloading this file. 
I exported the Gypsy file from Cricut Craft Room.  I did not proof it on my Gypsy.  It should work but I’ve heard that they don’t always convert correctly. 

Hope you have a crafty weekend!


  1. LOVE this card Lalia!!! I am so lifting it, with credit to you of course! :o)

  2. I love this look. Just got a Cricut and seeing what I can do with it. Love all the possibilities and that people are sharing the ccr files. Thanks so much!!!!