I fell in love with the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy collection as soon as I saw it. A few weeks later all the projects I saw being made with it made the choice to buy the collection an easy one. I have used the font part of the cartridge once and I decided to pull out the stamps to see what I would be inspired to make. I selected the Wishing you a Wonderful... stamp and went forward from there.
The stamp has a coordinating shape cut on the Cricut cartridge (Shape 2 seen below) so I cut that shape out before stamping with some red ink. I so should have marked down what size I used, but I didn't. Hopefully I will remember next time I use it to record the size.
I found some fun star paper in The Paper Studio School Days stack and that made the choice for birthday on the stamp easy. I cut the card shape and presents also using the Art Philospohy Cartridge. I added a simple ribbon to the front and had it go all the way around on the inside and I add the present where it met up.
I made these two cards to add to the box of cards I am sending to Operation Write Home. I am up to 12 now and am having a good time getting them done. The organization is so great. They even will send you a free stamp to use on the back of the cards. I just used some spray glue to stick it to a dollar bin stamp base. This step makes it easier for the group to send the cards out.