Meet Aurora!

Oh my goodness, I am so in love!  Have you seen the new Close To My Heart catalog?  If not, you are missing out!  My first love in the catalog is a complete collection, Aurora. It includes papers, stamps, Thin Cuts AND a Cricut Collection! The new paper collections have a coordinating mini Cricut Collection.  The images go perfect with the papers and the stamps!  Here is a look at the Aurora Cricut Collection-

The collections are small but contain mighty images!  The super fun collection is only $9.99!  From the moment I saw the collection, I knew I wanted to create a mountain scene.  I created my mountain scene in card size 4.25 x 5.50", but you could easily create 12x12 scrapbook pages or even larger home decor items!

The beauty of the Cricut is you can cut your images to whatever size you would like. When I am creating a card with Cricut images, I start by inserting a rectangle shape in the size of the card I am creating.  I then drag and resize my images to the size needed.  You can also play around with color schemes to see what works best for you.  I cut the mountains, trees and moose with the Aurora Collection.  Close To My Heart cardstock is two toned, with a lighter shade on the reverse side.  My trees are cut using both sides of Evergreen for a varied look. I mounted my images onto a gorgeous piece of Aurora paper.  I added in a few more stars than the original design with white paint. While I had the white paint out, I also added shimmer details to the snow on the mountains.

I used Sage cardstock stamped with the Build A Plaid stamp set to mimic grass on the bottom.  After adhering my mountains and trees, I framed the scene with the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts.  To insure that my sentiment did not get lost in the background, I stamped my sentiment in Sapphire pigment ink and clear embossed.  The moose was mounted last with 3-D foam tape to bring him to the forefront, letting him walk out of the frame.  It was a super fun card to make, and came together quickly.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Aurora Cricut Collection
D1918 Wild and Free Stamp Set
D1886 Build A Plaid Stamp Set
X7256B Aurora Paper Collection
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5951 Espresso Cardstock
X5957 Sapphire Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
X6045 Sage Cardstock
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z8005 Sapphire Pigment Inks Stamp Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Create A Shade Pearl Paint-Retired
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-Anything Goes with a Critter
Alphabet Challenge-B is for Boys
Aud Sentiment Challenge-Masculine plus a sentiment
Dream Valley Challenges-Our Four Legged Friends
Challenge Up Your Life-Animals
Watercooler Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Allisa, I love your whole scene! What a great job with all the die cuts. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck and come play again.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Fabulous scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

  3. What a nice card! Thank you for joining Challenge Up Your Life.



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