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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cricut Picturesque Thank You for Making Me Smile Card


I'm so excited to show a project using the Cricut Picturesque cartridge!  Up until recently, this was a very difficult cartridge to get ahold of but it is now available at Joann's.  This full size cartridge has loads of elegant images, cards, tags, corners and shapes that make creating a snap!


The linked square background is from the Cricut Picturesque cartridge and cut at 4-1/2" on this 5"x 5" card.  I used Stampin Up! and American Crafts paper here, as well as black and white cardstock.  Take a look at the handbook photo below:


I cut the base, shadow, blackout and regular square.  But, as you can see, you could also have cut a shadow for the center square.  I chose not to as I liked the way this looked.


Let's talk about the beautiful layered flower in the center.  This flower was created using the new Mother's Day Bouquet mini cartridge and I just started at key 3 (third key from the left on the top row) at 2" and cut that flower. Then, staying in the same column, I cut the next flower (key 13 - third key from the left on the second row from the top) and cut it 1/4" smaller at 1-3/4".  I continued this for all the flowers.  I did not cut a leaf as there was already enough going on for the eye to look at.


I cuttlebugged the flower layers using the Swiss Dots folder and then pop dotted each layer.  It's pretty thick so this is a card you hand someone, rather than mail (see above).  Sentiment from Stampin Up!.  The green background to the sentiment really matches better than it photographed.  It has to - it's all Stampin Up! Ribbon from stash.  Little silver gems from Hobby Lobby.


As usual, I just put a little something on the inside to continue the theme.  This takes two minutes and really finishes off a card.

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs!

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Maureen Reiss said...

OMG!! This card is GORGEOUS!!! The pink and green look great together and that flower is beautiful! TFS

Sam Barry said...

A great colour combo.I adore the flower and using the swiss dots made it look amazing.

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love the colors!

pawwarmen said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I'll bet the flower technique could be done with other flowers.

Laurieinaz said...

What an elegant card. And I love the colors!

Angie said...

Love it!! I will have to put this cartridge on my list. :)

Jan Foselli said...

This looks like a really cool cart! Love the flower on the card!

Shirley said...

Beautiful!! Love the color combination of CS.

Craftyhomemade said...

It's beautiful, love the flower.

Indira

Anonymous said...

This card is great. Love the layered flower and the way you added your sentiment.

Janette P

Anonymous said...

Yikes...this is one fantastic card I must say you out did yourself this time....how do you do it....what the heck...how in the world are you going to top this...geeze oh Pete girl you rock!!


Joan Smith

Georgei said...

like how this came out it is beautiful

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Wow that card is fantastic.

Jolanda said...

a lovely card - i love the colour combination

cherie said...

love this card and the flower is awesome.You and Courtney always make beautiful and love your ribbon
Cherie

Donna VW said...

Great card - I love the white on white polka dots!

Laney said...

I really like this card. Great use of colors and so creative, thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Love this card Joy and the colours are so pretty

missleyden said...

That is beautiful...but I do have a question..isn't it hard to put it in an envelope when it is so thick?

adisaac said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower.

Sandra said...

very cool!
Sandra ltb

Judy said...

wow - I actually didnt think I would like the picturesque cartridge - but now I think I do

Judy

pinky said...

Crikey its just beautiful, love all the layers to the flower.

DebJoAl said...

Amazing card! Have always liked pink & green together. Never think to use Cuttlebug.

Jeannene said...

Really a nice card! Love the layout.

Paula said...

I am not a flowery person, I have 2 boys but the geometric shapes in this is so cute!!!

GiGi said...

I love the linked square backround and all the dimention in the flower is beautiful!

JenBenLola said...

I love it! The flower is just adorable! :) JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Angels Way said...

very pretty card. the flower is beautiful!

Deneen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love everything about it! I think this is my favorite card ever!!

hildedewilde said...

wow this looks a great cartridge!
I don't now it but i think this gonna be the next i gonna buy!
Love this card you made with it!
greetz, hilde from the netherlands

Joy said...

Oh how pretty!! LOVE the flower and the color combo!

Brigitte said...

WOW, this card is so elegant!!! You did an awesome job!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

Love that!!! I have been trying to get that cart for a while now.
Thanks
Crystal

Renee Howe said...

This card is so pretty!

**Treefrog** said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning! Love the striking contrast of all the colors and the pink and green colors are two of my favorites! Thanks for the update on the Picturesque cart!

Karenduch said...

love this card! Hmm, now to convince hubby to let me buy another cartridge! LOL! ladydevine73@hotmail.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the demension! TFS!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This card is adorable and the swiss dots made it pop!

Tracy said...

I love the colors and all of the details. What a pretty card.

Jackie "B" said...

Wow this is a beautiful card. The colors are perfect. The flower really accents the whole card.This is really a great cartridge. I will be adding it to my new wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

What an amazing card. Makes me want spring to hurry up and get here!
Kathy
mskathywmu4 at cox dot net

AShu93 said...

This is really pretty. I got that cart for my b-day & haven't had time to use it. This is a great place to start.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

BEAUTIFUL! I bought this cartridge from Cricut.com when they had a Green Wednesday special but I have hardly looked at it ~ need to get cracking!
Thank you so much for sharing
Susan

Robin said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love every little detail. :) TFS!

KidzNkritters said...

I really like this card. The dots make it for me.

difrac said...

I really love this card. Adding this cartridge to my wish list.

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

This card is really lovely - love the color combo - modern yet elegant! Great Job!

Luv 2 Create said...

Wow Joy, this turned out so pretty. Love the background and that flower is gorgeous. I am definitely needing this new Mother's day cart. It really has such wonderful flower combos on it. Thanks for all you do. are you and Melanie going to CHA?
Marcie

Holly Hudspeth said...

That is beautiful! I would write more, but apparently I need to get to Joanne's to get this cart. I have waited for it for what seems forever!

Beverly K said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the colors, and that flower just sets it off!

Linda said...

Oh I love this card! I got this cart with my champagne "E" but haven't had a chance to use it yet. Please give us a tutorial on your bows.
Linda a

Bonita said...

This is really nice. Love the white flower. Thanks.

Amy said...

This is gorgeous! I may have to pick up one of these.

LJ said...

Stunning card! Love the square background and the flower is fab!

holliekinker@hotmail.com said...

Adorable!!! I love this card!

Anonymous said...

This is a great card. Love the different colors you used.
Helen from Flower Mound

Rebecca Geile said...

This is really cute. Love the colors together.

Lesley said...

I love this card. I was thinking this morning on my way in I wanted to make a card for a friend. This is perfect. The colors are amazing! I just found your blog today and cannot wait to get home from work so that I may join your facebook page! I am excited to check out the rest of your blog. Thank you!

NanetteMT said...

WOW...what a beautiful card. I was just making a list of the cartridges on my "wish" list and picturesque is the 1st on my list. I'm going to have to try harder to get it.

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Gorgeous card. The colors are very striking. Now I want this cartridge. My wish list never ends!!!
TFS,
Cindy :)

Kelly said...

WOW, I love, love, love this card! I recently got the Picturesque cart but haven't used it yet and the Mother's Day mini cart is on it's way. I might just have to scraplift this one Joy! I love it! TFS

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I especially love the flower and the embossing and dimension makes it even more special!

Momof4inArlington said...

This card is extraordinary! There is so much visual interest with all the texture, pattern and dimension. Yet, it's perfectly cohesive and not at all overwhelming. The color pallette is striking too! Thank you for the inspirational awakening!

Lucille said...

What a beautifull thank you card.

Deanna said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flower and the papers.

Carol said...

fantastic card, love the flowers and color! TFS

janine_jepsen said...

Those are beautiful colors! That square is the main reason I want that cart!!!
Janine
janine_jepsen@hotmail.com

Linda said...

Beautiful! The symmetry is great.

IRW Dana said...

Love Love this card. THanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

mekei said...

it looks like a labyrinth garden

joni said...

Very pretty card! I really love that flower! I'll have to look into this cart! TFS!
hugs,
joni

KTbirdiegirl said...

Beautiful card! I love the geometric configurations and the colors are stunning! TFS.
Kathryn

Donna said...

Great job. I just got the Picturesque cart and must buy the new flower cart. TFS.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

bpryor said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!

Jarna said...

Wow it looks like a mini work of art. Nice! I especially love the flower.

Teresa said...

Very pretty. Love your flower.

cdaily28 said...

Love the card!

gmaJ said...

WOW! this card is beautiful!! I love all the detail, even using the cuttlebug on the flowers, which I would of never thought of using all the dif. flowers to make one flower!! Thanks so much for sharing this one!

TeresaK said...

I can't tell you how much I love that card! Thanks for showing both of those cartridges...I MUST have them BOTH now! Love how you did the flower. The colors are perfect as well!

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors you used. I love the flower and the embossing too!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Stephanie

ellen s. said...

oh such a great project!

jennyplace2 said...

OH My! Stunning as always! TFS!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card indeed!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Kath said...

That is so pretty. Love the flower!

spelsue said...

I love this card!!! It's gorgeous. I tend to be drawn in by geometric designs and this one pulled me in. The color combo is so soothing. I will need to check out this cartridge.

Anonymous said...

This is a very different card, I like it just because it's different. The colors are great.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

great card! love the flower! thanks for the details.
esigmon@cox.net

TheLastOfNine said...

Beautiful flower, love the color combination you used.
Gloria H

red balloon said...

Wow! What an amazing card! I love the color scheme and the flowers are terrific!!

Em'smom said...

BEAUTIFUL card. this cartridge is on my list of Needs!
Lori

Bobbi said...

Very pretty card. I love the layered flower. TFS

MeGlo said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the lession with the flower. I just ordered that Mothers Day flower cartridge- seriously can't wait to use it.
You are so talented!

Bar 7 Ranch said...

Im a new follower. I just go my Cricut over New Years and I LOVE it!! I love this card! Too Cute!

Scrapper69 said...

WOW JOY! I LOVE the Layers!!!! I just got my Mother's day Cartridge last night from my Friendly Fed Ex Guy! I'm sooo excited to play with it.... I also have Picturesque and Have been thinking of things to make... it's a great cartridge! :o)

Rebecca L. said...

*** ( THANK YOU FOR MAKING US SMILE ) with all your beautiful work and wonderful ideas ;) .... Loving the pink and green combo goes perfectly 2gether =) ...

Amanda said...

LOVE this card! Thanks for sharing!

amandawodoau at hotmail dot com

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous! I just got a cuttlebug and a cricut expression and I love the different ways you used them in this card together! I can't wait to try them out! Thanks for posting such beautiful inspiration!

ScrappyMama said...

Beautiful card...thanks for sharing! I just got this cart for Christmas & haven't had a chance to use it yet but I'm thinking that it's gonna be a great cart to have on hand.

Rhonda said...

Nice card!

Linda said...

Love Love Love this card. That flower is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...I love it...colours are great. Again, you are the best bow maker!!!

debbie susee said...

Love the flower. I just may have to get that cartridge. I don't remember to use my cuttlebug and embossing folder enough! Love the texture it adds.

Karen said...

Love your card it is awesome like everything you make!!! I want that cart so bad I hope Joanns has it for awhile till I can afford it. You and Melanie rock and it amazes me how you keep up with the blogs and kids and house!!!!
Have a blessed day!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Kaye said...

BEAUTIFUL! A card I would love to receive! I don't quite understand the layers, but will play with it!

Denise said...

Wow, those corners rock! What a fabulous cart for cards.

JenJackScrap said...

Super cute card, Joy! I love the layered flower. It looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

sleigh said...

Very nice! haven't heard of that cart, will have to look into some more - luv your colors and the depth that you've created along w/that flower ontop. TFS :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! TFS

Michelle said...

very cute, love all the colors and details, the flower and pop of the tag is beautiful !!!
scrappinwithmybug

Gayle said...

Love the card - thanks for sharing!!

Jody said...

Wow, that is so cute! I guess I will be pulling out my machine and start playing with it a bit more than I do. I really like that flower you made. I have been making picture frames for gifts this past year, that would be a great addition to use.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Beautiful card. Really love the layered white flower. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Roenick said...

OMG!! I'm doing this "Pay it Forward 2011" on Facebook and this is the perfect handmade gift.
Going to make 5 cards for each person and this is a great one to add.
Thank you

Robin said...

This is so cute. My mom just got a cricut and I'm going to get on her about using it. I guess I need to get more cartridges.

Scrappy Chic said...

I love this card, I love the colors, the look...I just love it. Wow, thank you for sharing.

cruisingcrafter said...

I love this card. Nice choice of colors.

reynin said...

Oh me oh my! Thank you for making me smile!!! Beautiful card...so elegant. TFS.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

Rachelle said...

Wow this card is gorgeous, I love the flower. Thank You for sharing.

Reneeleeak said...

What a stunning card! I didn't even think about buying the Picturesque cart, but now.... It's at the top of my list!
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

alwayscharlie said...

Beautiful card and I love your layered flower!

Crhiga said...

Very elegant card!! TFS!!!

Carol

mississchic said...

I like it, it looks like an elegant maze card. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! So elegant!!!

Danyce said...

Hi! I am new to your site and also new to the cricut. I've only had mine for two days and I LOVE it. THANK you for taking the time to blog and show newbies like me all of the beautiful things we can create!

-Danyce H

Court said...

FABULOUS and I love the tutorial! I just got this cart and will have to get it out to play with it!

Carrie K said...

What a ubigue cut. I love it!! It would be easy to duplicate in DS but I don't know how easy the shadow would be. Hmmm, might have to get this cart!!

Jessica said...

Now I really wish we had a Joann's!!! I've wanted that cartridge for a long time! I don't have enough gorgeous cuts to use on my cards. So maybe I can get it online! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us.

ShoppingTamii said...

so cute, and I LOVE the colors!

grambojoan said...

that flower is gorgeous love the card

AshleyS said...

THIS IS FABULOUS :) Love love love the detail!

Sanguinartears said...

Beautiful card! I love all the layers of dimensions on the card. This is one of my favorites to date. Just love it. TFS

Danielle Phillips said...

LOVE this card! The demension is awesome!!

dannimae6@yahoo.com

Mary Ellen said...

This is such a great card. The flower is beautiful. Thanks.

LyndaKay said...

Love the flower and the layered grillwork as the background. What a cartridge!

Tabitha said...

Your card is lovely. I really love the flower as the focal point and love the whole visual look of this. Reminds me of something from a museam. ;0)

Crafty Sue said...

That's a gorgeous flower! My next cart will be Mother's Day! TFS

cali_anna_209@yahoo.com said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I've gotta make this for one of my favorite mothers.

Wendy said...

Once again, another stellar card! Absolutely gorgeous!

Wendy T.

Laura said...

Wow that is an absolutely beautiful card! Thank you so much for showing us!

Kris said...

WOWSERS!!! That is an absolutely GORGEOUS card!! I wish my creative brain worked like yours!!! Love it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Danielle G said...

cool card! I LOVE graphics with squares.

Kristina MacKeen said...

Oh wow! How beautiful! I am really wanting that Mother's Day Bouquet! I love how you layered the flower.

kmcorzatt at netscape dot net

SherriC. said...

this is soooo cute!!!!
I don't have this cart.....I just may need to take another look at it....
TFS!!!!

Cheri said...

I love this card. It is sooo Gorgeous!!!!!

Libby Beach said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it and it certainly paid off! :) I agree, I always like to put a little something on the inside of my cards too. I really really love that flower! So pretty! :)

Just Me said...

The flower is wonderful. Embossing the layers really adds to it. I am going to have to try the flower. However, I will have to find one on another cart. TFS

BethAnn said...

Beautiful card, Joy! Love the colors, love the flowers! I don't have Picturesque, but I may be looking for it this weekend. Thank you for the wonderful ideas, as always. BethAnn M.

Christine said...

Beautiful card!!!

Sherri said...

Beautiful Card, love the color combination! Thank you for sharing!

Lauren said...

I love the layers. I am new to Cricut and am in awe of your talent!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda H said...
I just ordered the Picturesque and LOVE IT. I don't however, have JUBILEE and would love to win and add it to my collection. Keep up the good work on the BEST OF...cartridges. Obviously, you have shown me you can't judge a cart by its cover!!!

Kel said...

This card is beautiful. I love the green and pink combo.. gorgeous flower too!

Dana said...

Beautiful card!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcm

Shellie said...

Fantastic card... love the variety of options (when don't we?) with that cart.

littlen said...

Beautiful card. TFS.

Rose said...

Cute card!!!Don't have either cart. but that flower is amazing, love it!!TFS

4kids4 said...

Such a beautiful card!! I'd like to see more from this cartridge. TFS!

~Sharon

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness I just found your blog today when I was looking for Cricut ideas! I love what I see! I got a Cricut for Christmas! Mary Bley, Bloomington IL

JANLYNN said...

Love Love Love this card. The flower is just amazing. Ihad put the Mothers's Day bouquet on my want list and you just made it be a must must have.

Jarom and Trish said...

Love the flower, great card, thanks for sharing!

scraphappy said...

What a beautiful card! I am going to have to try this..

creativeprincess said...

Very pretty! I like the idea you embossed the flowers.
Tara

Jean said...

Gorgeous card!

Dakota Bear said...

Everyone has already expressed my thoughts. This card is gorgeous, especially the flower.

missionofjoycandles said...

What a beautiful card.

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty! Love the flower!

Sandra said...

Love the details of this card! Very sweet!

Windy said...

Wow, this is a nice card! I love the design, the colors, and the flower! I like it all!!

Kristen said...

Love this card! I especially love how you finished the inside. I need to start doing that more often. Thanks for the inspiration!

Aimee said...

Beautiful card!!


aw62101 at hotmail dot com

AJoy said...

I love all things geometric!

April

Lady_of_Mason_Manor said...

I love it! Make me think of Tetris! TYFS!

Miranda said...

OMG! This is an awesome card! TFS

Cathy H. said...

Love the card!! I'll be looking for this cartdrige!!

Jill W. said...

Why is this cartridge so hard to find??? I have looked and looked for it, any suggestions??
~Jill

Debra said...

Great card! It's absolutely gorgeous.

ITeachK said...

What an elegant card. The colors are fantastic! I love SU card stock!

Sharon said...

How beautiful! Loooooove the flower!!!! :)

Lara said...

Stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

jamme said...

Wow, amazing card. Love the very pretty flower and the bow. You did a great job on making that bow. Come to my house and give me classes!

Natalie M said...

Very nice, indeed! I only wish we could buy that cart! Heavens to Mergatroid!

Cynthia B. said...

Love how you embossed the flower petals. Such a pretty card!

Angel Johns said...

I just received a Cricut Expression from my wonderful husband for Christmas. I've only put it to use a couple of times since then but I can't wait to get more involved with it! The card is beautiful!

BeccaN. said...

thanks for all the great inspiration! love this card!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

That flower is just perfect!

Theresa said...

what a beautiful card!

littleeifwife said...

Very, very pretty. Love the flower and of course always love the colors you pick!!! Fantastic!

Kelsey :) said...

Super cute card!! It's kind retro but yet elegant. Thanks for sharing!!

myska said...

I like this card! And I have that cartridge! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shari said...

What a georgous card!!! Thanks for the discussion on the flowers from the mothers day cartridge, I wondered how that worked.
Shari Y . . .

Got2BCrafting said...

Absolutely stunning! The colors are beautiful together... and that flower is amazing!! TFS!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Neesey said...

I didn't know that we could get these now at J's. I must look. Beautiful card.

cardchick said...

gorgeous card!! and luv the color combo too...cooooool flower, it makes the card complete.....
cardchick50@gmaildotcom

VinDeeLoo said...

Looks like another cart to add to my "wish list".

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Nana's Paper Things said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card. The flower is amazing.
LizW in TX

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card! This is one of my all time favorite carts :D.

Donna said...

This card is wonderful! So pretty!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Sabrina said...

The flower is so cute, I can't wait to try it.

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