Tuesday, January 1, 2013

La Belle Vie Diva Blog Hop

La Belle Vie Damask Diva Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me after visiting Diahana Barnes's blog. Her thank you card was so pretty! 

There can be no better way to ring in the new year than with a bit of romance and sophistication! That is exactly what La Belle Vie background and texture paper adds to any crafting project. I've found so many uses for this paper pack. From using the pink dotted sheet for shoes and dresses to adding a dark contrast with the black flowered sheet. And if you love the Paris decor trend, then this paper pack is for you!

Hearts and Crowns Card Set

 Using both CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridges, Artiste and Art Philosophy, I created this set of 4 cards and magazine box. These cards may look familiar...and they should! You can find similar cards on page 40 of the current IDEA Book. Mine are 3x4 and are portrait oriented. I varied each card just a little by changing the sentiment and location. The magazine box bottom was cut from black card stock and the side and bow from the pink paper. Due to the smaller card size I cut the box smaller. I was hoping I could tell you the cut size but I didn't save it in Cricut Craft Room-bummer:(
The card smokey plum bases were cut by hand but the hears were cut using Art Philosophy. As was the background paper. I used the zip strips to add a ribbon across 3 cards and the box. They come in so handy for this! To give it more dimension I folded some of the strips as I glued them down. you can see that on the Vivre card below.
Card box and 2 cards 

The crowns on the card were stamped on the background paper so the swirls would show. The crown you see is cut out and adhered with foam tape so it pops a bit from the card. The front bow is one of my favorite cuts from the Artiste and can be found on page 55.

Stunning and so simple!

I couldn't believe it when I saw this fancy cut card in Artiste!(p.78, Accent 4). I used Cricut Craft Room so I could layer a frame from Art Philosophy in the center circle. Then I stamped the image on the pink dotted paper and an additional butterfly. I simply cut out the stamped image and glued it on the dark plumb paper and hand trimmed leaving an equal border. Then glued the butterfly body on top of the butterfly image and folded the wings up. I cut a 2-3 inch length of black tulle and tied it in the center with string, fanning the ends out. Using hot glue I glued the tulle to the base and the stamped image I popped up with foam tape. I also added a sparkle to the card to finish it off a bit. This is a stunning card in person but it is bulky so it will definitely be hand delivered.

Happy New Year to all of you crafters out there! And many blessing for 2013.  We are so glad you hopped in to see our projects. If you missed any or just want to hop back through again click here and return to the original Damask Diva and our team leader, Mandy Leahy! Don't forget to visit our Damask Diva team page for a chance at the hop GIVEAWAY sponsored by Melissa Lind. 


  1. Beautiful cards, Sharon! Love the paper bow on the front of the box. Why haven't I made that little guy yet??? :)

  2. Love the box and cards. They are so pretty!! Great job.

  3. I love the Hearts and Crowns set! Beautiful.

  4. Oh Sharon that card is just to much!!! I love everything about it. The details are perfect! I adore the bow on your box too, it's the cutest addition.

  5. Nice card set. And your fancy card is very pretty.

  6. I love the additions to your magazine holder, you made it look stunning! You always make such great projects!

  7. Another great project with amazing detailed workmanship!! Lovely...just lovely.

  8. Those are very fancy cards... I love it!!!

  9. very cute! I love the card set