Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Close To My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop

This month at the CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop we are featuring the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. And if you are coming from Wendy Kessler's blog, you are in the right path.

It was very hard to decide to make a card, layout or something 3D, so since I've been testing the water with a lot of 3D things, I wanted to keep th
e momentum going.

Bren Yule will be hosting a Close To My Heart Leadeshare here in San Diego in October and I have decided to donate this frame to her Operation Smile Silent Auction. This will be one of the several things that I am working on for donation pieces.

- Buy wooden frame from Michael's in the dollar bin
- sand any rough edges and remove inner chipboard
- Place Tulip cardstock on working surface, place wooden frame face down.
- with dry embossing tool, trace inner and outer edges of frame
- with paper trimmer cut the inner and outer edges on the embossed lines
- glue the cardstock to the frame, make sure you get all the edges
- on the Cricut, cut our one 5" rose and the rest in 3"
- Choose, "Font" and "Shift Lock" and "Banner/Heart" for the roses
- Assemble roses and glue to the frame.

I will have a video tutorial for this in the next coming weeks. If you are new to my blog, I am a very part-time blogger so please be patient. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

I hope you try this project, it is very simple to do and very elegant.

Now go on to Elizabeth's Blog, she is the next fabulous stop on the our blog hop.




  1. What a fabulous idea! I have a few wooden frames left over after I got tired of covering with paper - I will have to try this instead! TFS!

  2. very cute. hope it does well on the auction

  3. What a beautiful frame! That would be great for my wedding photo, maybe I'll update it.
    Wendy K.

  4. I LOVE those roses! What a great frame. TFS

  5. LOVE this!!!!
    Just found your blog when you posted a picture of this on Facebook. Thanks for sharing!
    Also, thank you for taking the time to share your excel sheet!! I can't download it on my iPod but will definitely be downloading it onto my laptop as I really don't like paper wasteage, this is great!!!

  6. Corinna, this is such a beautiful project! I want to get busy creating one for myself now. So many projects, so little time...

  7. Beautiful project! I'm not sure how I wasn't "following" your blog before now, as I've always admired your work, but now I am officially a follower. :)

  8. WOW! All those roses! I know the Cricut cut them, but you had to roll them all up and make them look like pretty roses (and I know that is NOT easy!) Beautiful job! :)

  9. The frame is beautiful! I'm still not onboard with 3D elements yet (how are they supposed to fit in a page protector?) but your frame is AWESOME. Not enough glitter though. If you can still see the project underneath, there's not enough glitter.


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