Week of October 28th, 2012

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Card for Melanie!


I just got this new paper line called Wings from Close to My Heart and I've been dying to use it.  Since Melanie's birthday is this weekend, I thought I would use it to make a card for her.  The card evolved over time and I ended up using more cartridges than I really needed to.  I am going to tell you the ones I used but also suggest another way to do this.


To start with, I got out the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge and cut this large frame at 5-1/2" using all three layers.  This cartridge has some great frames, word art and cards with matching envelopes.  I highly recommend it.  It also has a butterfly on it that you could use.  I ended up using a butterfly from the Paper Lace cartridge and cut it at both 2" (both layers) and 1-1/4".  I was planning to use more things on Paper Lace but as the project evolved, I just cut the butterflies.  If I was doing this again, I would just use the butterfly from Sentimentals.


Then, at one point, I scrapped the frame idea and was just going to go with a scalloped oval combo that I had found on the new Cricut Baby Steps cartridge, which I cut at 2-1/4".  But then, on my 5" x 7" card, the oval was too small.  Oh, the struggles!  LOL!  So, I came up with the plan to layer it onto the frame in a vertical manner.

One tip is to glue layers together before using the Cuttlebug (above frame and oval cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dots folder).  The reason for this is that the Cuttlebug slightly shrinks the paper and so if you don't glue to layers first, they don't quite fit afterwards.


As you can see above, I used a lot of dimensional pop dots and used a glue dot for the center small butterfly so I could just attach the center section.  The pearls on the butterfly layers really jazz it up.  Those are from Hobby Lobby.


Inside and outside stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  A bit of paper inside finishes it off.

I am going to lunch with Melanie today to celebrate her birthday that is coming up this weekend.  I have a fabulous gift and this card to give her. If you could head over to Melanie's blog, Courtney Lane Designs and wish her happy birthday, that would be great.  She has a new project for you to see over there also.

Have a great weekend!! This post may contain affiliate links.

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Danielle Phillips said...

Very pretty!

Smartisazou said...

this is wonderful !! I love it !
Happy Birthday Melanie!

Francine said...

Pretty card! Enjoy watching your YouTube teaching videos - very helpful.

Kimberly said...

Georgious card. TFS! Happy B-Day. Enjoy....
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
I'm now following.

Jarna said...

Absolutely stunning card! Wow

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! Love this blog

mississchic said...

Beautiful paper! mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

alearly said...

Best card I have seen yet. LOVE it!!!!

miislucky said...

Wow that is a very fancy and beautiful card! I think Melanie is going to love it!

Melanie said...

Beautiful card! Happy Birthday

Jessica said...

I'm really glad I found this post, I have the sentimental cartridge and never find a good use for it. I love the way this card came out! So cute, thanks for the idea!

Pholly said...

That is one of most beautiful cards I have ever seen. I have the Sentimentals cartridge and have never cut out any of the frames. I will have to try that out.

Thanks so much for sharing.

phollyphlox@gmail.com

Meems said...

We should have all made a card for Melanie and showered her with birthday wishes. Would love to win that cartridge. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Shellee said...

Beautiful card and tons of work! But ALL necessary for our Melanie! Hope you enjoyed your lunch!
Shellee

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! Love the card! I just got my Cricut for Christmas and just discovered your blog. Love it!

shpgrl_224@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

That card is awesome!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Great card. I can tell you put lots of love into it.
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

ScrapinShana said...

Beautiful card! I love all the layers =)

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

That's beautiful. You're right though too many cartridges I'd be frustrated and have to go out and sshhh "buy" a card.

RLS Innovations said...

Happy Birthday to Melani. I love that paper and the design.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Roenick said...

Happy Birthday!!

I really like that card. The layers are wonderful.

DeLisa said...

LOVE the paper on this card. Happy birthday Melanie!

Sassy's Ramblin's said...

WOW! Great colors! Happy Birthday Melanie!!!

Marty said...

Great card it's absolutely gorgeous and for a wonderful person. Happy birthday Melanie!

DuanaG said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card! I have had my cricut for almost 2 years and have never come up with something like this! I look forward to following this blog and learning how to make the most of my cricut!

Ohhh Snap said...

What a gorgeous card!! Have a great birthday Melanie :D

Susan said...

Love the card! thanks for a chance to win!
owllet at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

That card turned out stunning!
Michelle
scrappinmomof2 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a beutiful butterfly on this card. Nice job!

Eileen Smith
besmith231@tampabay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful butterfly on this card. Nice job!

Eileen Smith
besmith231@tampabay.rr.com

Lori D said...

Beautiful card!

Nette said...

Love the card and the paper the colors are so vibrant!

Mrs.PeruStarsFan said...

This is a beautiful card. Each day I go through my blogs and find more and more things I can do with my cricut. I am genially inspired by the awesome designs and the talent of those who share their work with everyone.

And Happy Birthday Melanie, you are a special friend to receive this beautiful card.

kimberly.pate@gmail.com
http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

This is a beautiful card!

erikabradley said...

What a beautiful, detailed card!

Amy said...

Love that card so beautiful

GERI said...

WOW!!!! What a Beautiful card, love the colors :)

Anonymous said...

rosebud114 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE!
and many more...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for fantastic card ideas ... got my creative juices flowing again!

Lu's Tuxedo

MzAudacious said...

Im going to try something similiar! I just got both of the carts mentioned in this one. Im so excited!

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