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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nursery Tails Sweet Cards

This is Joy and I know it's Thursday and you are expecting a layout but I felt like making cards instead. So, to make up for the fact that I don't have a layout, I offer instead two cards made with the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge.

So, let's get started!


My first card is a standard A2 size (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").  What I did first is print and cut a rectangular section of the background patterned paper.


Then, I cut the three trees at 3" and 3-1/2", four times each.  I wanted to layer the trees with pop dots to give them some dimension.  You can see above how it adds a lot to the card.  The frame is from Spellbinders.  I also Cuttlebugged the white front section using the Swiss Dots folder (an essential)!


I added a stamped sentiment from Papertrey Ink and three more trees to the inside.


I used HP photo paper to print out the background patterned paper and the trees.  I set the print settings on "glossy" and had NO TROUBLE at all.  No smearing, no nothing.  Not only that, the colors were so nice and vibrant when using the photo paper.  I got a 150 sheets at Sams Club.

Now for my second card using Cricut Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge:


I cut the lamb piece at 4", two times so I could layer them using pop dots (see below). I cut the scalloped background at 4-1/4".  My card is sized at 6-1/2" x 5" (this was the size the cards in the pack came in).  Background paper is by October Afternoon (all patterns).


I cut the white bottom section using a new Martha Stewart punch.  I always like to add a bit of paper inside.  I left it without a sentiment because it could be a card for an expectant mother or a baby birth card or a baby birthday card - lots of choices here.



Thanks for looking!

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mississchic said...

So cute. So sweet. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Amy K said...

They are both so pretty!

Angie said...

Both cards are great, looks like the Imagine prints beautifully!

Parcha said...

These are really cute. Still on the fence about buying an I, but may be enabling me.
Thanks.

Crhiga said...

Very pretty and dainty cards!!!


Carol

Anonymous said...

Pretty and sweet.....you come up with the best paper combinations.
Thanks for the reminder of cutting doubles and layering I love the look.

Becky T said...

These are so pretty. I so would love that baby one for my daughters shower coming up. Great idea

Amy said...

Wow, these are both amazing! I like the tree card best though.

Denise said...

OMG!!!!! These cards are beautiful.
Denise

Maureen Reiss said...

Those are really darling cards!! Love the trees! I love how you always put something extra on the inside. I forget to do that. TFS

Georgei said...

these are so cute cards and like the co;or that you use
thank for showing

Joann said...

Super cute cards. Thank yu for sharing

Meghan said...

Love them!!!

Trell said...

I work at Jo-Ann and I REALLY want to buy a Cricut, I just feel like I won't be able to make anything that looks as great as this.

Claudia said...

Both cards are adorable. I do love your combinations and embelishments.

Holly Hudspeth said...

The lamb card is so sweet and I just love the tree card. Love that Spellbinder frame as a background. I would love for Provo Craft to make a frame cart with this type of stuff.

Donna VW said...

They are both lovely. I like your color choices on the tree card.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Blue6366 said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I especially love the one with the little lamb. Just precious.

Brens Designs said...

Oh my - Adorable!!!

adjz said...

I really like the border and pearl embellishments on the first card! Thanks for sharing your work.

Sandi's creative touch said...

Lovely and soft!!! Both of the cards have a breath taking beauty!!! Your cards are an inspiration!!!

Kath said...

That baby card is sooo sweet - love the little bow, too.

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I LOVE the first card....especially the colors. I'm a sucker for almost anything that involves trees or nature.

Brigitte said...

Wow, those cards are so adorable!!! Great job!

Betty Fox said...

Very cute card! Simple and sweet!!!

Nancy said...

Love baby cards and these are awesome

amylynn said...

So sweet! Love the cards!

Sandra said...

love the trees!
Sandra

JenBenLola said...

The trees are cute! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

Both cards are so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Annette S said...

I love the cards! They are fabulous! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

rhonda said...

What beautiful cards!!! Oh how I want the Imagine!!!! Thanks for sharing.

mommyfink said...

Such sweet cards! Thanks for sharing!!!

KidzNkritters said...

I really like both cards. Thanks so much.

Jill said...

That is a super cute card!

Nancy S said...

great cards.
TFS
Nancy S
distributel.net

Robin said...

These are both so cute! I especially love the 2nd one... what an adorable card with beautiful colors! TFS!

Heather said...

Do you really think you could disappoint us just because you didn't post a layout. Anything posted here is great! Love the cards (wishing I had the imagine).

Jackie "B" said...

Very nice cards. I really like the lamb card, it has a gentle touch perfect for all 3 possibilities. I like the Imagine, hope to get one soon. :) Thanks for sharing.

cinmfoster said...

Cute cards :)

Yvonne said...

Oohhh! Both of those cards are just super sweet!

gmaJ said...

I just love that Sweet Dreams card!! It is just way toooo cute!

pianotchr88 said...

Love your cards, but the baby card is precious!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great cards, that imagine is pretty darn cool!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

These really are sweet cards. TFS!

Debby said...

These are really cute cards! TFS!

DebbyS
debbycrafts at yahoo dot com

GiGi said...

OMG! I love these cards! They are so cute, especially the one with the green border and pearls! Just beautiful! TFS!

Linda said...

Sweet cards Joy!

Debra said...

As always your cards are stellar! Love them.

Tammy said...

These are both beautiful...What a neat machine.
smiles...Tammy

Janet said...

Love them both great job!

teampr8 said...

Love both of them, thanks for the daily dose of inspiration!

Carol said...

I love your cards, the colors you used are so pretty together. My youngest grand daughter turns 2 in a week. So I think the pink and green will work for her.

Anonymous said...

Cute cards. I like the way you put 3 trees inside to match the front of the card.
kellymainmainkelly@yahoo.com

janine_jepsen said...

Those colors are so pretty!
Janine

Adriana Gabardo said...

They are both adorable! I love the way you add some papers inside the cards. Really cute.

Kim. said...

These are both really cute cards which could be used for a number of reason's. The print of the imagine is fantastic.
Kim xXx

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

Very pretty cards - love the soft colors on the second one!

Anonymous said...

Anyone would be thrilled to get these cards. They are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

Just when I think I have a favorite card, then you come out with these!! Thanks
jsbrownca@gmail.com

Charlotte Cornett said...

Adorable!!! I am going to have to scraplift these!!
Thanks! Charlotte

Natasha said...

I love both of these cards!!! I really love everything I'm seeing from the Imagine!!! Wish I could get one!!! Someday!!

Miranda said...

All is forgiven! The cards are beautiful! Just wish I had an imagine!

Jen said...

Both of these cards are so lovely! Super cute!! I haven't been sold on the imagine yet, but we shall see. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations!
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

MekenziesMom said...

I love your ideas...the baby card is so precious!

ashjoy said...

Very sweet cards, and great giveaway! The cricut cake could make the holidays prettier!

love2create said...

These are super cute cards. Not sure I'll be getting the Imagine, but still enjoy looking at the cards. Just wish some of those carts could cut on the E. I definitely would be buying some of them.

Texas Stamper said...

Love the cards!

Corrie M. said...

Great card ideas!

FormerHawaiiGirl

Breanne said...

I really like the first card, that is so cute. They are both very lovely! Thanks for sharing your great projects! - Breanne

Kelly Massman said...

Oh, I really love those trees! The lamb is sweet, too!

Nana's Paper Things said...

I love the trees on this cartridge, you made such a great card with them. The baby card is so soft and sweet.
Thanks,
LizW in TX

motherloves3 said...

Very cute cards.
motherloves3@hotmail.com

ScrappinT said...

Love the double layer. Great color combos!

Trinity said...

both cards are very pretty but my fav. is the tree card.
trinitywallace@ymail.com

JoyLynn said...

So cute! Will share with my friend who just got her Imagine.

Kathleen said...

Well, we were expecting a layout today, however, I always find that I can use the ideas you post for cards for design elements on a scrapbook page. TFS

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Deanna said...

The cards are very cute. I love the look you got with the trees on the first card and the second card is so sweet.

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

What a darling lamb .. and love the tree card also. Sweet!

StefanieH said...

cute cards, love them both. Thanks for sharing.

IRW Dana said...

Love the cards. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

LOVE the Nursery Tails cartridge. It WILL be the next Imagine one that I buy. I'm hoping to pick it up when I get paid :)

DolaT said...

please pick me!!! I want this SOOOOOO bad!!!

The Kansas Stephens said...

love the cards...still hate the price of the imagine. Am I the only one on a budget?

Kimberli said...

I love the way you cut doubles of the same thing and layered them, I've never thought to do that - it looks great! Pretty cards!

Cheryl Hauber said...

I love the trees! It's nice to have ideas for cards that aren't overly cutesy and "girly" (although I love them both) for people who just aren't in to cutesy and girly!

Alyssa B. said...

I love the tree card. I can see the design working well for a thank-you card too using a different sentiment. The Imagine is so cool.

jayejoyce said...

Both cards are nice ... but I really love the first card. It has so many uses!

SusieQ7816 said...

So pretty! Love those Martha Stewart punches - I'm always tempted by them and don't always know where to use them!

lilmismagick said...

These cards are both so cute. I always find I can use the ideas on your cards for layouts too. (love those trees!) The Imagine is on my wishlist this year, and I think the Nursery Tails cart will be on it too!
TFS
-I've been talking up the Cricut Cake machine to my cousin who just started her first job in . . a Cake Shop of all places! Maybe I'll win and get to gift this awesome machine to her!

J-from FLA

Shelly said...

Such cute little cards! Beautiful work!

Marian Gr said...

Very Beautiful cards---thank you for sharing!

meg_ps6819(at)yahoo(dot)com

KimberlyGrommes said...

Both of these cards are just really adorable! I love all the layers you've done!

Laurieinaz said...

Such sweet cards. I really like the second.

pcmom114 said...

Very sweet!

Paula said...

I love the pearls around the edge on the first card. I think I will incorporate this on one of my layouts for my baby boy. Again, thanks for all your wonderful ideas, you keep me inspired!

tupqueen1 said...

Adorable - thanks for another ideda on using that cool cart!

Marilyn said...

Such Beautiful cards! They are both so pretty. The Sweet Dreams is so lovely. I love the Nestabilities background. Very nice, thank you for sharing.

Jingle said...

These are so cute!

candkleo said...

Ooo - nice! I especially like the tree card. Such great dimention! TFS! :) Kelly candkleo@msn.com

Grandma Nancy said...

I especially love the Lamb card! It is adorable!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Both cards are very cute, especially the Lamb!
tThanks for sharing
Susan

Donna said...

Love the cards, and impressed with the I. Thanks for keep tempting me to buy one. LOL

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Beth Fiscus said...

Both of the cards are so cute!

Becca said...

Darling cards! Lately I have been inspired to make cards as well. . . .

LJ said...

Love the tree card...adorable!

Kate said...

Such lovely cards! The details on the tree card are gorgeous - and that Sweet Dreams card is just precious! Great job!

cdaily28 said...

Very cute cards!

Sherilin said...

My daughter would love to win the circut cake! :)
Your cards are adorable..keep 'em coming.
Sherilin dot Andersen at yahoo dot com.

Lynne Smith said...

They are both so cute! Love what can be done with the imagine.

jordanbev5 said...

I love your cards! The baby card is my favorite and would love to have this cartridge!!

jules p said...

I really love the birthday card. Those colors are amazing together. ANd those little trees are so cute.

Barbara said...

These two cards are just precious! I really love the little lamb! Your beautiful work makes me wish I also had an Imagine to play with. Thanks Joy!!

Sharon said...

Oh Wow! These are beautiful! :)

Tammy D said...

These cards are just too sweet for words.

Beverly K said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color combinations.

scrappingnana said...

Really cute and sweet cards. Love the baby card. TFS

StephanieR said...

Love it! So cute!!

Glora said...

Cute!!!

Heather said...

Beautiful cards!! The Imagine looks like a lot of fun.

Maryellen said...

These cards are so sweet and very
pretty! Love the details!

The Hendrys said...

Such sweet cards. Love the little lamb!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Joy they are both so adorable.. hugs

Denise said...

I don't mind seeing your card today at all :) They are gorgeous! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Donna S. said...

Very cool card. I love the trees.

Carrie T said...

Both cards are so cute! I really love them!

Em'smom said...

I'm lovin all the details! both card are beautiful!
Thanks,
Lori

Dmscrapin said...

Very cute cards.

dmscrapin at yhoo dot com

PenLight said...

Just exactly the inspiration I needed today, thank you!!!!!!!

moknowsall said...

you just make it look so easy. the imagine is a big time saver and the results are perfect

maureen
mo_sala@pacbell.net

Scrapper69 said...

They are both very Pretty Joy! I really like the one with the trees.... LOVELY! :o)

Jamie said...

love both of these cards but the tree one is my fav just so bright and colorful. tfs!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Tabitha said...

Very cute I love the pearls on the first one. Like the colors of the second. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Court said...

These cards are SO pretty!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful baby card.

Kreations by Kristina said...

Love them!! This really makes me want an Imagine even more!! Hoping Santa comes through! Haha! Great cards!

Kristina @ thyerzoo dotcom

Jessica said...

Very pretty little card. I've got a friend havinga little boy soon. So I'm going to have to figure out a sweet card for her little guy's arrival. Thanks for sharing.

IU-Hoosiers said...

Both cards are really nice.

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards! I love the color combinations and all the layers! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

The cards are so beautiful. I love the colors of them. Kimberly

Arnold's Square said...

I absolutely fell in Love with the little lamb! That card is so dang cute! I could totally see myself using the Lamb image and making it into artwork for my daughters room! Thank you so much for showing it to us!

SherriC. said...

so so so cute Joy.... love pop dots......

Syd said...

Love the layered look of the baby card. Ideas will come in handy when making baby layouts!

Nette said...

Really cute cards. I love the color combos.

Annette M said...

Loving the green one with the trees! You are so creative. Ok, time to explore more with my Imagine!

Anonymous said...

The cards are so cute! I just get blown away every time I see what you are able to do with the imagine! Thank you for showing them to us!

c4zombievixen@gmail.com ( I know that is a weird email address but my husband chose it for when I play games with him on the PS3 I so would not have chose it on my own lol.)

Anonymous said...

Great cards. I'd love to win a cake machine. I have so many plans.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Jennie said...

Great cards. Very cute!

ScrappyMama said...

Very pretty cards! I've been using the HP photo paper to print & cut xmas tags with my Imagine & absolutely LOVE the look...Paper Boutique also has a video on doing this. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize...I've got my fingers crossed!!

Kristie Maynard said...

great job on these! TFS

Lindy said...

Beautiful cards.

flscraplady said...

Really cute cards! I haven't decided about the Imagine yet. Do they do everything that the Expression does?

Bobbi said...

Both cards are so cute. Really like the Sweet dreams card. TFS

Anonymous said...

Sweet cards! love the colors of the baby card.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

scraphappy said...

The cards are beautiful! I never thought of cutting extra pieces then adding pop dots in the middle (great idea).

Lacey said...

beautiful cards! Love the added touch inside the cards!!

Nancy said...

VERY CUTE Love the little lamb..
nkmedar56@gmail.com

CyndiU said...

Very cute cards. Still not sure I want an I though. When looking at the designs, I keep thinking which cuts on the Cricut I could use to come close. TFS cureta2@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. Great job.
Erin K.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

Both are gorgeous, but I love the tree card! TFS

Anonymous said...

Love these the tree card especially. Help your making me want an imagine!!!
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

di said...

Beautiful cards, we forgive you for not posting a layout.
I am hoping there are good Imagine sales on Black Friday..

Carrie K said...

very cute. I love that little lamb!!

Ann said...

Both very pretty, lamb is lovable!!
Mstgane
Ann

Krickatron said...

WOW! Both of these cards are incredible!

I love how elegant the tree card is, and the baby card really is perfect for any baby occasion.

Thanks for sharing these with us! Love your work!

Celeste B. said...

I am always amazed at the talent you ladies have!!!!!! Wonderful job, and thanks so much for sharing your creations and talents!

Ticketgoddess said...

WOW...those cards are great...still hoping Santa has an Imagine under the tree for me. Thanks for sharing these great cards.
Bev B

Natalie said...

Love the Sweet Dreams card!

Heidi said...

I love the layered look! Also, the pearls just add the finishing touch. Very cute cards!

nanapuddin said...

OMG! Love them! I need to play with my Imagine more! TFS!

R said...

Lovely cards! The Imagine is a great machine!


rhondah*

Kasie said...

So cute!!!! You really do put some amazingly creative cards together!!!

Darwin and Candace said...

love it! so cute!!

Gwen said...

These cards are great. Love the colors.

snappy scrappy said...

Ooooo love them both!!

mary said...

I love the new MS punch. Her punches are so gorgeous. I love the way that they fold the sides of the punch for storage.

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

This card is gorgeous.
sign me up to win he criut cake

Sue Boyd said...

OK, so ????'s How do you "print" patterned paper, and WHAT package had the adorable lamb and card size? No mention of you using a kit. I LOVE these, but could you a little more info.

Laney said...

Both cards are great. Great use of colors and very fun, thanks for sharing.

mommanj said...

Great cards. I like the way you did the trees and the lamb is so sweet. TFS!

sleigh said...

These cards are great, tfs :)

Happy Librarian said...

The first card is so lovely! The pearls mimic the pattern on your paper nicely. Using doubles adds such a great effect too :)I'm happy I found your blog!!

BikerGranny said...

Adorable cards, TFS! I especially like the way you used the pop-dots on the trees for that 3D effect. Terrific, as always!

Renee said...

Great cards! Love that little lamb!

Amy said...

Great Cards! Great Giveaway!

MommaMcVic said...

Thoes cards are so sweet- makes me wish I had the new mach. Just to cute!
KAcee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Kristi Kirk said...

I love these cards!

pcrusberg said...

I really like them both. The trees are my fav though. Thanks!

Joy said...

Oh they are both so pretty....the baby card is soooo sweet!
xoxo Joy

TiaD said...

They are adorable, just got started with my expression, once I have mastered it and Holidays are over I'm dreaming of an Imagine.
TFS

Nicole said...

I love this card! Too Cute!

pierson (at) altelco (dot) net

Anonymous said...

These are great cards.
Helen from Flower Mound

Theresa said...

too sweet!!!

Moira said...

Fantastic as always!

CathyinMN said...

Love both of your cards.

~*Joann*~ said...

These are just beautiful!!! As always!!! I love how you used the pop dots to give added dimension. Great job!

Leslie L. said...

Very nice cards Joy. I don't see myself having any interest in the Imagine any time soon as I don't even have a Gypsy yet but I love seeing occasional projects using the newest device.
Leslie

AShu93 said...

I like how you added the pearls around the frame of the first one. They're both really pretty.

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