Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create. If you came here from Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space, then you're in the right place!

My project is ...   Holiday Sign Set Featuring Thanksgiving

What I used:
My Creation Collage Cubes (Z1737)
Moonlight Paper Pack (X7161B)
Goldrush Ink (Z2123)
Smokey Plum Ink (Z2147)

Sponge Daubers (Z726)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)

What I did:
I used the paper of choice and cut 1 7/8 in. squares. I used cardstock of choice to cut out leafs using cricut, p. 34 < Leaf2>  2 in.  I use another cardstock of choice to cut out the letters using the cricut, 1 1/2 in. I use the sponge daubers to edge everything. I ink the block and all the papers. I also use the goldrush ink on the leafs to make it look a little more like a real leaf. Then just glue everything in place. I will have a new holiday on each side. Please come back soon to see pictures of the rest of the holiday sign set.

The next stop on your trail of falling leaves is Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments
  4. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  5. Amie ~ Mimi, Myself, and I
  6. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  7. Rebecca ~ Stamp and Scrap Studio
  8. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  9. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  10. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  11. Amanda ~ Scraps of Love
  12. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie
  13. Ginger ~ Ginger's Creative Cottage
  14. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy



  1. Amanda, what a great project! So perfect for the mantle and a great way to add a touch of fall. I'm wondering if you couldn't even change the sides for other holidays as well. Just turn them for that next holiday! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Thank you Ginger. I actually started the other sides with other holidays I just didn't have time to finish it all.

  2. This is a great project, I have a blank one that I have been trying to figure out what I want to do with it. Thanks for giving me some ideas.

  3. Love this. Seems like I make so many things that I can't enjoy out in my home. This will be a great thing to take out year after year!

  4. what a super cute fall idea. I never think to do something like that, thanks

  5. Amanda -- I love the idea of a "Thankful" holiday sign - I may have to take out some blocks and make one of my own - TFS :)