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Friday, January 1, 2010

Week 23: Simple card using Calligraphy Collection

Hello, everyone! This is Melanie and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Today I have a card that is very appropriate!

I know that the Calligraphy Collection cartridge is not a cartridge that everyone loves as much as I do, but this cartridge has some really cool stuff on it. When I was deciding which numbers to use for this card, I grabbed several cartridges and cut numbers out to test. Calligraphy Collection won hands down for the look I wanted for this card.


I cut the numbers at 2 1/2 and layered them with the blackout feature. Then, I added bling to each of the numbers to give them a little more pop.


For a bit of texture, I used a cuttlebug folder called 'Spots and Dots'.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful day with your families. I am going to have brunch with the my family today at an awesome restaurant called Blue Mesa. It is our New Year's Day tradition, which means the diet starts tomorrow ;-)

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!


147 comments:

Nate's Mimi said...

Cute card. I love the way you did the colors and the bling!

yvette said...

What a lovely card. I actually really like those numbers. If the letters are the same style I will have to put this cartridge to my evergrowning wishlist hahahaha!

Have a wonderfull new year everyone!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love Calligraphy too! Happy New Year to you too!

Kim. said...

Great simple but effective card. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kim xXx

patty said...

Very pretty card--HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!millierose651@aol.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

I do love the font and once tried my hand at Calligraphy.... once is the key word!

Denise said...

really cute card I have always loved calligraphy. I love how you guys can make something so simple look so elegant.

Laurinda said...

Cute and classy!

Laruinda Cricut MB

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

I may need to check out the Calligraphy collection cart. Thanks and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

What a cutie!!!(You too, of course.) Love the simplicity and the look. Great job!

shortscrapper
rrblackre@hotmail.com

Shari said...

Awesome font!! Love how you used the bling on the #'s too.

rfeiertag said...

Great Card!
Happy New Year!

Vicki said...

Very very cute card...love the look! Happy New Year to you too!

Rose said...

I Like It!!! I have to give this calligraphy collection cart.a look. Love the bling. Have a great day, Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Rosebud222222222

Nana Mouse said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

A stunning card to start out our New Year! Thank you so much, Melanie!

Peggy

Janet Z said...

Very nice card!
Happy New Year everyone!

Anonymous said...

I really like your card. I don't have that cart...yet. I'm sure I could survive with a different one for now though!
Sherry B

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

I really need to buy more cartridges lol. I only have Don Juan and Ashlyn's Alphabet, but then again I just got my Cricut on Christmas lol. I'm hooked!

Anonymous said...

You are right the caligraphy font works perfectly on this card. I will be checking this cartridge closer and adding to my wish list.
thanks and Happy New Year.
Carolyn
cccsun55@aol.com

Miss Giebel said...

oh, what a beautiful card! I'm going to have to check out the Calligraphy cart for sure!! Happy New Year!!

*Kelly* said...

Cute card! I love the bling on the numbers!

Anonymous said...

Love the card and colors!

Ellen
lashaiamen@hotmail.com

tmichale said...

So excited about your new name & format! Love the Happy New Year card, too!

:0) Terri from Texas

Susan De Crafter said...

I LOVE this simple card. And, rats, I need to look at the calligraphy cart a little closer.

nataliya said...

I dont have this cartridge but i like your card.

Pigott Clan said...

Love the bling, Blessed New Year to you!!

mumstheword said...

a nice little card simple but cute

Felicia said...

Great card. I've had Calligraphy for over a year and have yet to use it. I'll use it on my New Years Eve page

eiyiyi said...

Great look for the card. Simple yet elegant! Another fine job Melanie.

Diana said...

Great card...thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

Angela C. said...

Happy New year girls!

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Awesome card!!
Happy New Year!

Jacqui said...

Happy New Year to the Calendar Girls.
I really like this card. I need to make some thank you cards with my 10 and 8 year olds today- I will point them in this direction.

grandmahotstuff5 said...

nice card i need to look at this cart closer. thanks

Lynn B said...

Very pretty card. I think that is a cartridge that I will have to get.

Carol said...

Melanie ... great job ... I really like how this card turned out ... a very simplistic look, yet very sharp and fresh ... which seems to make it perfect for the start of a fresh new year. BTW, like you ... I also like the calligraphy cart, it has some wonderful options.

Hugz,
Carol

Grammy GG said...

Melanie, your cards are always something to look forward to seeing.
So excited that you girls are going to continue sharing with us. Have a blessed New Year's Day with your family.
Grammy GG

cdaily28 said...

Love your card!

Shirley said...

Simple but elegant card. Thanks Melanie and HAPPY NEW YEAR from CANADA

sfread171@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Its a beautiful card Mel.Love it!! I can;t wait for this web site to start again, I;ve been lost with out my friends.Welcome back!!!!!!! Dee at ed0946@ptd.net

paperfun said...

What a striking card. I love the silhouette feature.

Scrappin Grammy said...

I loooooooove this card! Thank you! Calligraphy was the first cart I bought. Can't say I loved it, but love what YOU did with it! Scrappin Grammy

Jamie said...

Great card! I love the bling!

iluvmybugs said...

Love the card Melanie...especially the touch of bling you added!!!

Happy New Year!
Terry

janeskeepsakes said...

Very cute card. I love how simple but beautiful a card can be.

chignon said...

Fabulous card! And diet? Yikes!I'll be using that four letter word too after all the holiday yummies!

Tammy D said...

I really like the way you did this card. The colors are great.

jennydecuir said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you guys show us things on carts that we may have missed. Haven't really thought much about some of the font carts (the image carts are just so cute and/or amazing). Guess I'll have to start exploring some more and re-vamp my wish list for next Christmas.

jennydecuir@hotmail.com

Tam said...

Nice card!

Dawn Edwards said...

I love the look/feel of this card! The colors are great! TFS!

Susan said...

Melanie~ your card looks quick and simple, and absolutely adorable! I need something quick right now ~ so it's perfect!
Thanks!
susanJ

Khunter47 said...

I love the simplicity of this card. Very Pretty. TFS.

Khunter47

Suzanne said...

See this is why I love this blog. Each time you use a cart that I've only glimpsed at, I find a new cart I want!!!! Thanks Melanie. This is a great card.
Hugs
Sue

ladybug0406 said...

A very pretty and elegant card. I haven't seen a cartridge that I don't want! TFS

Amy said...

Awesome card!! I love the looks of those numbers on the front of this card and I also love the treatment you gave them. Great job!!

shari said...

I love your card. I've never heard of this cart before. Happy New Year! Shari (cricutrookie)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love your card Melanie. Happy New Years to you too

Scrappin Staddie aka Nana said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!! This is a great card...I love the BLING...Bling makes everything shine even us!! {:o) Hee,Hee
Thanks for sharing!!

Corliss McBride said...

Lovely card. Thanks Melanie you are a life saver. I have been looking for an idea for a simple new year card. Have a great day and looking forward to following you in the coming year.

Magoo said...

I don't know how you do it! You have style!!! LOVE this~it's perfect!!!! talk about talent.... :)

dianne said...

Really nice card! Love the bling. I need to take a closer look at this cart.

I hope everyone has a Blessed and Happy 2010 :)

Angie said...

Cute! I love simple cards. They're so easy in a pinch. ;)

Claire said...

So cute Melanie! I love the numbers, and the bling is sooo perfect! Happy New Year!

pattie said...

first of all HAPPY NEW YEARS
love this card. so simple yet so nice

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I love this card so much! I have the cart and find that I turn to it often, but haven't thought to use it in this way!

Your posts have been an inspiration to me, I've even started my own blog http://runswithscraps.blogspot.com/ and Project 365 too!

Happy New Year and keep up the fantastic work!

missionofjoycandles said...

beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful New Years Day!

Kristie said...

I don't have that cart, but it looks like a nice one. Nice card!

Debby said...

Love this card. I have this cart and now I have a card to send to friends ( with a little variation).
Thanks.

Stephann said...

Great card to start off the new year with the Calendar Girls! HeHe!

XX
Stephanie

scrappinpatty said...

love the card!

ArchivingAngel said...

Very nice card!
I look forward to the holidays with the cricut.
Happy New Year!

Summer Braxton said...

This is really fun AND pretty.
HNY!

Anonymous said...

I have this cartridge. And I really like the card. Thank you for sharing this idea. I can do it. smg-gdp
smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

Anne said...

Happy New Year! What a great card for 2010. Love how the numbers turned out and the bling.

kim.mom said...

Adorable!!! Love it as always! I like calligraphy, too!!!

Marlene W said...

awesome card

scrapper1969 said...

I wanted to let you lovely ladies know that I LOVE the new Name!!! It fits you all to a T! ALso this card looks wonderful! TFS

LINDA said...

Blue Meas on my list of favorites to go to in Fort Worth,Texas for Mother's day Brunch.
Love your card I hope that you and the Girls have a great time.
Linda W. from a little ranch in Texas

Darlene-Joy said...

I love your new name.... the video was also cute... The card was simple and classy jut like you ladies... thanks for the wonderful year of 09, looking forward to your new ideas for 2010...
all the best in the new year
Darlene-Joy

zep4 said...

Very Stylish Card ! Happy New Year To You All x

Grandma Nancy said...

Great way to start off 2010. I'm going to spend a few hours playing with all my new craft gifts. Keep the great ideas coming.

LilGreenBug said...

Love this card!!! I am just starting to explore this much-ignored cartridge!! It does have some cute stuff on it!!!!

Thanks for the great share!!!

chriswooten57 said...

thank you for sharing your card. I do not have that cart, but can see why you like it.

Happy New Years to all on the blog. Hope this year brings happiness and peace to all.

Chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

buckeyesunshine said...

So cute and so simple. I'm going to take another closer look at the calligraphy cartridge. Thanks for showing us a great card! Happy New Year
Connie in FL

kim said...

I have not seen this cartridge in very many project but I love the look of it. I may have to give it a second look. If I keep adding to my wish list I may have to morgage one of my kids. LOL

Rachel said...

oh WOW, I love this simple but elegant card! I love how you used the bling!!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Anonymous said...

Love the card. Love the font. Think I'm going to have this cart. Janlynn from Tennessee

Jan Foselli said...

What a great card! TFS!

Happy New Year to you too!

khd said...

This card is great! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Keisha

Kathy said...

I absolutely love this card and it's bling. Happy 2010!!

mclaughfam said...

I haven't purchased any of the alpha cartridges. Now you've got me thinking I should. What a quick and cute idea for the new year.

Maryellen said...

Love this card! It looks wonderful
with the black ribbon.
Thanks for sharing
Maryellen

mgcreative said...

nice card :)

vrosina said...

I like it!

Ann said...

Everyone needs a little bing in 2010! Happy New Year---cute card!!

Anonymous said...

2010 is going to be just like 2009: another year full of beautiful projects!
~Anna
Anna11102@aol.com

JenBenLola said...

I got a cuttle bug for Christmas but haven't had much time to craft. Can't wait to use it. Great card! :)

lavendarrose29 said...

very cute card.

Ohhh Snap said...

What an awesome card! I just re-discovered this cart on the message board when someone had posted something with the pen.

sugarsherri said...

Thank you for the cute card...I have the cart and do not think I have used it. Will now. And the little video was so cute...made me smile. I enjoy having you "guys" in my life! I'd like to do a piece for you during the year...I am always experimenting with new techniques.

Happy New Year to all
Sherri
Katy, TX

Anonymous said...

Love the card.
Helen from Flower Mound

Margie said...

Very cute!

sgute said...

Love the card, beautiful colors!TFS!
sgute61@hotmail.com

Leslie Dick said...

cute card, I have this cartridge and it is one of my faves!!!

Sharon said...

Love the card! The bling is just great!! I'm gonna have to take a look at the cart again. Didn't think I needed it, but now I'm wondering! :)

JustJules said...

I am looking forward to 2010! Thanks "Calendar Girls"!

Nanna said...

Can't wait to see what's in store for the new year.

Loved the video in the email. Which one of you are which?

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year.

Melay said...

SO CUTE! I love the little embelishmnts done to make everything pop! Also I love how the colors are nice and bright!

Martha said...

Lovely! All the colors just bling! I love calligraphy as well!

MrsPaperRose said...

Cute card and who doesn't love bling? I hope you had a wonderful brunch! Happy New Year to everyone!

1CardCreator said...

Great card and now I want that Caligraphy cartridge! Happy New Year to all of you. ~Diane

NancyLynn said...

Thanks for the idea. I have that cart but have to say I've never used it!

Shelley said...

Very cute card!

kirkhamcards said...

What a great way to kick off 2010! Very nice card! I'm looking forward to 2010 with the Calendar Girls! SKirkham@triad.rr.com

Shirley said...

Love the card.....Happy 2010!!

Debbie said...

I love the way the black and white is a clean look. The touch of color in the numbers is perfect. Very classy.
Beautiful card.
Debbie from The Colony

Alemap said...

I also like this cartridge! Your card is GREAT!

DiAnne said...

Great idea! Love the bling!

Karen said...

oh, this is so cute. I rarely use letter stickers so didn't think I'd use the fonts much. I got my Cricut E for the shapes. But you have inspired me to cut some numbers and letters!

Anonymous said...

Love the card! Perfect font for 2010.
debsusee@yahoo.com

Brens Designs said...

Great card! I really like that cart. May have to think about getting that one. Love the way you used it.

candie said...

2010, Boy time flys. What a beautiful card to start the year off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flowerdisco said...

That is one of the carts I do not own. I am glad you made something with it because it does look really good.

Stephanie said...

ohhhh, I really like this! I might have to lift it, with a different cart since I don't have this one.

mahuntington said...

What an elegant card. Love the colors and the black bow.

tampatha said...

This is really a nice simple card to ring in the new year! I like that it is versatile enough to use with any font cartridge...

--tammy

Anonymous said...

Love the card! Love the new name! Love it that you are continuing thru the year. Happy 2010 everyone! Shane

Wife2TJ said...

very cute card, and love the bling! :-)

Brandi L. Adams said...

Love the sleek look of this card and I agree the font is perfect!! Looking forward to the new format!!

Brandi
brandiadams77@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Beautiful Melanie!!!! Love the bling!!!!

Hope your New Year's Eve was fantastic!!!!

Lisa Sturgill :)

JSharer417 said...

Thank you so much for continuing , I love checking what is new for the day JSharer417@aol.com

Jennifer said...

Nice card. Sometimes simple is best.

The Mrs. said...

Very cute! I love the look of the bling with that font. :-D
Monique

lovinyahweh@yahoo.com

Ladybug said...

I'm lovin' this card, Melanie! The numbers/cart you chose makes it look exquisite! ;-)

kkgarner said...

Very pretty card. Love the numbers. Happy New Year

cardchick said...

I hope you do more with that cart and can't wait to see what you have done already! I love it too josie-cardchick
josiej@myway.com

Gia's Grandma said...

I just love the way the colors pop! Have a great new year!

carol jurado said...

allways inspiring

nanapuddin said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Bytesprite said...

Love the bling on the numbers. Great card.

alliecat_40 said...

It's very pretty, I've never seen this cart before.

Welcome.... said...

Aw.....too cute.

Peg said...

Love the style of the numbers and the way you decorated them. Looks like a great cartridge to add to the collection! Thanks!

Mom2GabMan said...

love this card!

Tanya H said...

Love it. Ring in the new year.

jamie said...

I like the numbers on that card!

Sandy Suarez said...

This card is beautiful. Could be used as a graduation card too! Love it!

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