Saturday, April 28, 2012

CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

If you have arrived from Gloria’s blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, you may go back and start from the beginning with Courtney, or just keep rolling through until you hit my blog again.

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge available exclusively from Close To My Heart is such a versatile group of images and fonts, that you could make 2 different projects  every day for one year!

*First thing’s first; let me clue you in to my shorthand. Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (we will simply call this the AP cart from here on out) available exclusively from Close To My Heart (CTMH, but you already knew that one…right?!?)

And now for some background of my project.  I am the VP of Special Events for one of my kids PTA’s and our school mascot is the Penguins.  I am one of ‘those people’ who has trouble saying no when it means that kids or someone who is impacting my kids will have to do without.  Teacher Appreciation Week is creeping up on us, and here is what I came up with.


Here’s a list of the pieces you will need to cut with their sizes and what page number of the AP book you can find them on:

<Oval3> cut at 2 3/4 inch on pg. #42

<Shape9> cut at 1 3/4 inch on page #57 (you will use the center point feature to cut the oval out of the black cardstock to create his white belly)

<Heart1> Font Layer + Shift cut at 3 inch on pg. #26

<Tag4> Font cut at 1 inch on pg. #60 (you need to cut 3 of these for each card you make, 1 for the beak and 2 more for his feet)

Then you just get to gluing!  Please feel free to leave a comment should you have any questions about assembly, but it’s pretty straight forward.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my Penguin card as much as (I hope anyway!) my daughter’s teacher will! 

Now, scoot on over to Ann Marie's blog and check out what she has in store for you!


  1. This is adorable! I will make it for a card for sure, but I may also use it on a scrapbook page from when we visited the penguins! Thanks for the directions!!!

  2. Cute Chrissy. Love the glitter. Have a fantastic day!! Gloria

    Visit my blog - would love more members.

  3. Sooo CUTE Chrissy! Can I say an AMEN to your Why I Do What I Do?

  4. Hi Chrissy!
    That is, without question, the sweetest owl I've ever seen! How original!
    Thanks for letting me hop through and I hope you'll take a minute to check out my little bloghop today. Lots of fun and prizes!
    I'm your newest follower!

  5. waddling over to make one soon!

  6. Super Cute!Adorable Penguin!TFS

  7. cute... tfs

  8. Oh my goodness, way too cute:) Thanks for instruction, may have to try it.

  9. supper cute and love the Sparkle of this. thanks for sharing

  10. Such a cute penguin!! Love all the glitter :)


  11. Cutest little sparkly penguin! TFS

    PLEASE stop by!
    Creative Wishes, Claire S.

  12. He is so adorable. I too am one that has a very difficult time saying no. Good thing I enjoy doing this stuff and seeing how happy it makes other people.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  13. Super super cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love penguins and this one is no exception!! Great job!!

  15. Sure cute card. I love his googlie eyes :)

  16. super cute!!! Just signed up as your newest follower via the CTMH blog tour. Please visit and follow back if you will at"


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