Introducing DAKOTA!



Hello everyone, meet Dakota!  Dakota is one of the newest lines of paper offered by Close To My Heart in the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book.  I am on total overload from all of the new products.  I have been with Close To My Heart for over fifteen years and I think this just might be the best Idea Book ever!  My card is based on the sketch this week at Retro Sketches.  Here is the original sketch design-


The shapes on my card were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge as well as the NEW upcoming Cricut Artiste Collection. If you would like to take a peek at all of the images on the Artiste catalog, you can view them here.  Fingers crossed that I will have some craft time open up soon to try some of the cool 3-D projects!


Design Tips-My stars were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I then stamped the coordinating image from the Dakota Workshops On the Go stamp set.  I flipped the image over and ran a score line down the center of the stars.  Turned my star back over and folded along all the score lines to give my star dimension.  I applied the stars with a couple of layers of foam tape to keep the raised edges.  My ovals were cut with the Cricut Artiste collection and stamped with the coordinating image from the Casual Expressions Stamp Set.


All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection-Avail 8/1
G1047 Dakota WOTG Kit-Avail 8/1
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
Z2105 Black Ink
Z2104 Barn Red Ink
Z2192 Pacifica Ink

Here are some artwork examples from Close To My Heart featuring the Dakota paper pack.


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion -Happy Birthday
Creative Belli -#147 Stars
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Use Something Bought In The Last 2 Months
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Let's Hear It For The Boys
Speedy and Friends -Masculine Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday -One For The Men 

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back soon for more new product reveals and retiring product lists.

31 comments

  1. A gorgeous take on the sketch! Those stars really stand out beautifully, and you've used lovely design papers! The woodgrained backing paper is such a fab one!

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  2. Great card, it reminds me the sunset at the seaside on an empty beach - that's my first association... Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  3. Great design and papers! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.

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  4. wow- I love this...TFS with us at CTO this week.

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  5. Allisa--this is a fantastic masculine birhtday card!!! I love this! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  6. WOW! What a cool card with those stars! I love the masculine feel of this awesome creation! Nice job!

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  7. Wow, love those stars.

    Thanks for joining us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

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  8. Love your card. Can't wait to get my samples. :)

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  9. Stunning projects Allisa! I love your new line of papers with CTMH and they are perfect for your masculine card. This is a fabulous card for any guy!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the 1 For the Men challenge.
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  10. Awesome card and great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  11. Fantastic project, your RetroSketch is awesome--those stars are so cool.

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  12. WOW, fabulous card. Love the dimentional stars and masculine feel. Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge. pat k.x

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  13. Great card, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  14. Fabulous! love the card and the paper! I've been stalking your page waiting to see your first project with the Artiste cartridge.

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  15. Oh wow those stars are so awesome Allisa! The papers are so wonderfully western. Fantastic card! Hgs!

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  16. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

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  17. Fabulous layout. The stars are awesome! I will be borrowing your scoring idea in future!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  18. Love the look of your stars Allisa, they look like the tin ones used to decorate with!

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  19. my mind is officially blown away by that cartridge and all it has to offer. Your card is absolutly stunning! I LOVE IT!

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  20. Wow! Great card! All of your elements really work together. Love the dimensional stars. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

    Tonya
    CTO DT

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  21. GORGEOUS paper!!! Love this card for a masculine card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs this week!!

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  22. Oh this card looks absolutely fabolous. Love how you've designed the stars, added those swirls and layers as well. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

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  23. Totally LOVE this very original and LOVE the papers too! great job! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our 1 for the Men challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  24. Fabulous card. Love those stars. Great colors too!

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  25. This is amazing Allisa! I love those stars!

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  26. I love the stars and the wonderful distressed look that they have, really great projects! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

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  27. I love this card! The stars are perfect and when I saw this paper pack it was definitely my favorite! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  28. OMG I love your card and take on the sketch! Those papers are amazing and so are the stars. TFS

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  29. Love this card! It's awesome. :)

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  30. Oh my word - I love these papers :) Gorgeous card and that scrapbook layout and frame are stunning. BEAUTIFUL work! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

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