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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Connie's Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Connie!!!!

Welcome to Connie's Birthday Blog Hop with Connie and her craftastic friends!

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing Birthday cards, layouts, or projects. ... You should have arrived from CHARITY.
If you happened upon us please start at the beginning of the hop at http://
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.

Since it is Connie's Birthday she wants to celebrate by giving out the gifts! 

 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.

Then head over to and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way! Ready to join in the fun?

 Hope you all enjoy this super celebration!

For my project, I made a gift card holder/card from the Close To My Heart Atriste Cricut cartridge.

I selected the card I wanted and sized it to 4.5 inches.  This card was on the letter "g" key using the  Card Function Key.   ***Note: the gift card opening was a little tight and next time I will size to 5 inches.

I love both CTMH cartridges, but I have a hard time finding the cuts I want.  They are not arranged very logically in my opinion!! 

The butterfly is sized to 1.94 inches.

The sentiment is sized to 1 inch.

The accent/tag is sized to 2.41 inches and will be used vertically.

I used kraft, burgundy and a patterned cardstock (kraft on the back side) to cut my images.

Here are the images cut out.

I scored the card and used my ATG gun to adhere the sides of the gift card holder.  I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment on the inside.

I inked the edges of the 

I bent the wings up a little bit and adhered the body of the butterfly with my ATG gun.  I put a little pearl on the body (you could easily use gems or stickles for added sparkle).

You just tuck in the gift card and it is ready to go!!

I am really loving kraft colored cardstock right now!!  I love how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop is JAMIE!

Here is a complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Audrey Frelx said...

Connie's card looks fabulous!!!

Lori, if you lost your mojo I hadn't noticed!!! You always have such amazing projects, my friend; and you work so well with your Gypsy -- it's almost as if it's a part of you... lol!!!

I know what you mean about making videos, I have to overcome the same fear -- silly, huh?


Connie said...

WOW! Super pretty card! Love that it's a gift card holder too! And that pearl is such a nice touch! Thanks so much for celebrating with me!!
Scrappy Hugs,

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love the shapeand your butterfly...MaryAnnG.

G-ma said...

Awesome gift card done a fantastic job.


Granny Ma's Creations

Sunflower Holli said...

Super Creative!! I love the gift card holder!!!

Michelle Elyse said...

So beautiful! I really love the butterfly!

Yvonne Morentin said...

Happy Birthday Connie... what a way to celebrate with a hop....Awesome creation, love the colors and what a nice way to gift a giftcard...

Mary Jaminski said...

Very pretty - love the butterfly! Thanks for showing how you made it! It was fun hopping with you! Mary -

marg0006 said...

Great card and beautiful butterfly.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scrapper 101

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Wow Lori. I love your card and the color choices. The butterfly just pops off the page. Glad to be on the hop with you today!


Michele from MS said...

How pretty is that! Thank you for the detailed instructions and pictures! Love this idea and will be trying it soon!

Miranda said...

Very Pretty! Love the butterfly!
Miranda :)

Klite3 said...

Love the colors of the card and especially love the butterfly- the pearl is a great touch! Love how you lifted the butterfly. Very nice card!

Jenrex4 said...

Just got this cartridg, thank you for visualizing some of it's cuts. great card and will be put in my idea library (my fog and cobwebby brain, that I too hope to rejuveniate).

Jodi said...

Very pretty! Great instructions, too!

Pamela Lash said...

I really appreciated your instructions on how to create such a darling card - TFS!
Cyberhugs........Mama LoveBug

Vicki said...

Elegant card.

VinDeeLoo said...

If your card is lost mojo, what is wrong with me?

Love the card.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Teresa said...

Your card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I always love your work!