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Monday, February 21, 2011

Proud as a Peacock!

Hello!  Happy President's Day!  If only I had remembered it was President's Day before creating this, I would have done something patriotic....rats!

Today's 5" x 7" card was made using just one cartridge, Cricut Straight From the Nest, and one paper line, Close To My Heart's Magnifique.  Love when a project comes together quickly and easily.  Both the word art and the peacock are on the Straight From the Nest cartridge.  I thought this would be a nice "congratulations" card (especially for an NBC executive...LOL!...I crack myself up...).


I used my Gypsy to weld the shadowed versions of the word art "Proud as a Peacock" and the peacock bird BUT it isn't necessary.  I chose sizes so you could also do this without the weld.

The peacock was cut at 2-3/4" and the "proud as a peacock" word art was cut at 2".


I used thicker pop dots to make the image really pop off the card.  To do this, I cut two shadow layers so I could pop dot in between them.   Pop dots were from Hobby Lobby.


I used the white Signo Uniball pen to outline the word art and peacock.  Here's a tip: BEFORE gluing the layers together, use your white pen to add the stitching.  Otherwise you could get some choppy areas...I'm always learning new tips, LOL!

Ribbon is from Michaels.


A quick strip on the inside and some cream colored paper finish things off.


Don't miss out tomorrow for one of Melanie's stellar layouts!

Oh, and have we got a BIG TREAT in store for you starting next Monday...more hints on that later!

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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Glora said...

This is SO pretty! I love it!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! TFS

Liz said...

GREAT COLORS! I LIKE THE LITTLE PAPER STRIP INSIDE A VERY NICE DETAIL

gee.r said...

A beautiful card using my favourite colors and your draw will be made on my birthday so I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I will be lucky.lots of love.x

Sabina said...

Hello,
a really cute card! My gypsy arrive in a 2 weeks...
Greets Sabina

Saskia said...

It really pops! Beautiful colours.

SiskiyouSue said...

Love the paper combination! Perfect together. I hadn't noticed the peacock before. Thanks for showing it.

Brigitte said...

Oh WOW, this card is amazing!!! I love the colors! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Short Scrapper said...

Love love love the colors! And I especially like that you used just one cartridge for everything.

Cindy said...

Great colors!

Jan Foselli said...

I love the color scheme you used on this card! Also, the 2 shadow layers is a fantastic idea!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Great colors.

Sabrina said...

So cute! Love the paper and the Signo stitching!

Jovan said...

This is so beautiful....I love the colors!

kreativekate said...

I love the stitching! Perfect accent!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

I really like this card, nice inspiration for congratulations! Thank you for sharing.

Susan from SC said...

Oh, Joy... I love this card! The colors are fantastic. And, the best part is, I HAVE that paper and cartridge! :) Thanks for sharing!
--suebella4u@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

This looks very beautiful. I love the colors!
Heidi

Debbi said...

GREAT card! I love how you made the words pop up!
*smiles*
debbi

Crystal said...

very pretty card!!!

Tami B. said...

Love the colors.

DebJoAl said...

Love the peacock colors (my favorite blue) in different papers! Card is so cute with all the layers of different paper.

Miranda said...

Very Pretty! Love the colors!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

great card! love the colors!
esigmon at cox dot net

Corrie M. said...

Another perfectly matched card: paper and theme!

Meisha said...

I love this card! The blues are just gorgeous. And that peacock is amazing. Another great job!!

Cathy said...

What a quick,simple but beautiful card. Tfs, and keep them coming.
Cathy
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Christine said...

I love the colors! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card....glad you used this cart. it has been used much..such soft beautiful colors..it maybe came together fast..but I would never have guessed that.


Joan Smith

Jean said...

Gorgeous colors!

Scrap Vamp said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colors and patterns! The cutout peacock and the ribbon just tie in so beautifully!

Linda Peterson said...

What a pretty card! Great combination of colors!

Amy said...

This card is as beautiful as a peacock!

mekei said...

how pretty.

Bobbi said...

What a pretty card. I love the colors you used. TFS

rache said...

Beautiful card. Some day I will have that cart but you have inspired me to use the ones I have to make a similar one.
Thanks for sharing.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the colors and the layers! You did a beautiful job.

~ Lori ~ said...

Very pretty....I'm going to have to start using pop dots more!

Joyce said...

Love - love - love the colors!!! Great card! I'm becoming addicted to pop dots, too! Thanks for sharing!
jdwlo

ScrappinT said...

What a great card! The colors are just so pretty and bright!

Jackie "B" said...

I love the color and paper used. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

JenE said...

Love it! Love that you could use this for an NBC exec too...LOL!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors!
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

NanetteMT said...

What a beautiful card...I LOVE the colors and the papers!

spelsue said...

lovely colors! Great sentiment with a great peacock. The dimension and stitching really make it pop.

TeresaK said...

Pretty Pretty card! Thanks for the tip on your word art... making a 2 shadows...makes so much sense yet I would not have thought of it!
happiqueen at aol dot com

Kimberli said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!!

Megan H. said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! Love the colors, too! TFS!

Glenda said...

Beautiful card as always!

Kate said...

Super card! I love all the faux stitching and dimension. Great job!

Anniebee said...

This card is gorgeous! Like so many others, I love the colors and those papers are to die for. You crack ME up too! LOL

Anne (Anniebee)

Ann said...

YOU USED MY FAVORITE COLOR - VERY PRETTY CARD! tfs
MSTGANE
ANN

The Kansas Stephens said...

I LOVE the colors, Love the Peacock and Love your sense of humore

Melissaward said...

I love this peacock!!! I have that cartridge and had not even noticed it yet so thank you for inspiring me once again :)

Karen said...

Great colours. I like the tip about popdotting between shadows!

Lucy said...

Love the card. It really pops and what great colors. Thanks, Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Bonita said...

Very pretty card. Thanks

Denise said...

These colors are soooo gorgeous together! Love how you popped the saying off the card too. I may have to make something using the colors today :)

Jarna said...

It's like a little work of art. Very nice

Rebecca Geile said...

I love the colors of this. Very nice.

Jeannene said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors!

Amy said...

Oh, I just LOVE the colors of this card, and I love that you always finish the inside of your card... So inspirational!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

SherriC. said...

Gorgeous Joy!!!!

L.B. said...

So pretty. Thansk for this wonderful card.

Linda said...

Love the colors of this card - great one as usual

IRW Dana said...

I always like decorating the inside of my card too. THanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

motherloves3 said...

Beautiful card. Card making is my favorite thing to use my cricut for, so I am always happy to see new creations. thanks

Annie said...

this card is so pretty, love the colors!

MeGlo said...

Such a beautiful card.n The colors and paper are perfect. I love CTMH!

Em'smom said...

simply beautiful. i love the colors. thanks,
Lori

Helen said...

This is beautiful!! I love the colors :)

Julia said...

This is too cool. I love it!!!

TheLastOfNine said...

These are beautiful peacock colors. Love the card!
Gloria H

The Antonich's said...

When I came to your blog i said to myself "if it's made with the IMAGINE-then I'm not looking" (kind of a mini protest) Then I realized, I couldn't have done it. I'd still have looked.
LOVE the card. and that you crack yourself up :)

The Antonich's said...

also. i do love your IMAGINE projects. i Just get major jealousy issues.

snappy scrappy said...

Really pretty card, I'm going to have to use my signo to do some white faux stitching...

Genevieve said...

Blue & Cream, nice color combo, especially that shade of blue. Thanks for the tip using the white pen.

areakka said...

I have so few cartridges and would love a chance to win some.

Peg Toth said...

I love it! What a neat card to send to a "new" grandma"

Celeste B. said...

How beautiful!!! I love all of the colors together; what an amazing card!!!! TFS! :)

cdaily28 said...

Very pretty card I love the paper that you used!

Naomi Armenta said...

I am going to have to try this since I do have this cartridge!

Jennie said...

SOOOO pretty!
jhilligus@yahoo.com

Kaycee said...

I LOVE the colors! It's gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Carrie T said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I so love the colors!

Holly Hudspeth said...

Love the papers on this and the design. Good stuff! NBC....lol.

TropicalWon said...

I love the card and the colors!! Your bows always looks so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!!
Amanda

Amanda.peterman at gmail dot com

Kath said...

Gorgeous!

Kelly Massman said...

Love the colors!

Karen said...

This is awsome looking..like your colord and designs. karen_schluter at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! what a pretty card, the colors are very striking.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Luv 2 Create said...

Super card. Luv the colors. I'm sure you are busy getting ready for the cruise. Hope you both have a great time. Keep us updated. Can't wait to hear about your antics together. You two crack me up.
Marcie

Linnea said...

I always get stuck on what to do for the insides of cards. However, I've been following this blog long enough to see all the strips and other creative things you do on the inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great card, you used one of my favorite paper packs.

Stephanie said...

That is so cute! TFS
steph4575@msn.com

Robin said...

Love, love, love all the colors. It's so pretty and busy but that works for this card. The brightness really makes this POP. TFS Can't wait to make one myself.

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the strip of paper on the inside of the card and the white stitching. Very cute!

candkleo said...

What a great card! Love the 3D, pretty colors and Cricut phrase. TFS! :) Kelly

Deanna said...

What a fantastic card. Love the colors and love the how you did the two shadows and pop dotted between them. I may have to borrow that technique. Thanks

Shauna said...

I love the card. I wish you or Melanie would do a video on your ribbon tying. The bows are always so perfect with both ends on the bottom. I can't for the life of me make my bows look like yours. Thanks!

mimikat33 said...

I love your use of the turquoise shades, the bow...just everything on this card "pops" out. No wonder there is no mail today..I forgot too! I love the Country Life images on the prize cartridge, thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Laney said...

Just a darling card I love your color choices, thanks for sharing.

sillyp said...

Love the colors.

Marissa said...

Gorgeous! The colors are beautiful! I'm going to try layering twice using the pop dots - the effect is very nice!

Kymjynx5 said...

I love the paper and the colors they really do pop!!

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Beautiful colors and layout. How DO you tie such a perfect bow?!!!

AShu93 said...

I love the colors of the card & I just wish I could tie bows as well as that.

ellen s. said...

gorgeous! love the colors for sure!A

AprilsL8 said...

Very pretty card! I love your faux stitching!

Emily said...

I LOVE the colors on this!!! TFS!

Syd said...

Love the peacock, paper, colors, ribbon. EVERYTHING!

Lisa said...

Cool card. I really like the colors. I like how you tied the inside color scheme together with the outside of the card with the strip of paper. Thanks for sharing!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Cute card, not really my colors but hey, can't like them all. LOL!

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patbaskin said...

You get a BIG "A+! Really pretty card with great style.

Lauren said...

I love anything peacock these days. The color combo is great!

littlen said...

very pretty card. love the colors. tfs.

jillorcutt said...

Great card!! Would love to win two awesome cartridges.

The Cropping Canuck said...

So pretty!

Donna said...

Wow, what a colorful card! Love the peacock, as they are very colorful!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Sammi Jo said...

Love Love this is super cute! and love the cartridge yall are giving away! Would love to get those, been wanting them origannally!!!
Sammi Jo
SammiJos365DayChallenge.blogspot.com

Kris said...

You should be very "proud" of this card! Love it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Crystal said...

very beautiful! i am doin my bedroom in those colors.love it

Karen said...

Great card even if it isn't red white and blue....

sleigh said...

Beautiful card; love the papers, colors, layering and that little something inside to tie it all together!

pcrusberg said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I really like the colors of the papers you used.

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

This card is soooooo pretty! Love the colors!

Velvet said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors and the little touches that make it so pretty!

ShoppingTamii said...

gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Beautiful card - love the colors.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Pretty card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Karen said...

GREAT card!! Love the colors together your projects always rock!!
Happy Crafting!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

StefanieH said...

WOW this is so beautiful. I love the colors and the paper. TFS

Jenn said...

One more reason I need to buy this cart!! Beautiful card and gorgoues color choice!!!

Carrie K said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

The Austell Family said...

This is very pretty. The more designs I see on here the more cartridges I want.

Wendy said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors!

Wendy T.

JenBenLola said...

Love it! :) The colors are great. JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

mommanj said...

Great card. Love the colors and the detail is great. TFS

gardener said...

Just got that cart so this card is so timely for me. Thanks a bunch.

wimarinemom2006 said...

Great card I love the colors

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE the colors Joy! This peacock is my favorite cut on that cartridge! I've used it a few times..... TFS! :o)

toptinmanswife said...

What a beautiful card!

Linda said...

love the card, thanks for sharing!

Snatertje said...

what a lovely card you made

hug linda

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors!

Windy said...

Stunning! I like the paper you used and also the white Signo stitching.

Just Me said...

Pretty card. Love the colors. I wish I had the patience to do the stitching look. It really sets things off.

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL even for a non NBC exec (he! he!)!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!!! TFS!!

Crhiga said...

Love everything about the card!!

Carol

Kristie Maynard said...

Very pretty card! You are such a tease about what's coming up next week!

upnurse said...

Love the Layout and the colors, is is just gorgeous thanks and thanks for the chance to win
upnurse at aol dot com

Patrona said...

Wow! I think that is really cute! I enjoy all your ideas and it always gets me inspired to use my imagination and create, create, create! :) thanks! Have a gr8 week everybody! ~*PD :)

Dee said...

Beautiful colors. I also like that you used just one cartridge - not one that I have, but it gives me hope : )

Melissa said...

so pretty! the faux stitching and pop dots really make it pop :) TFS

Beebeebabs said...

Such a pretty card tfs!!!

RAP said...

Great card. I love the colors and the layers.

Angela said...

Fab card---Oh! And now I get your joke about NBC! I'm slow sometimes.

Helen of GA said...

This is beautiful. Great colors and layout. I'm always looking for inspiration. I'm new to Cricut and blogging.

Kelsey :) said...

Too cute!!! Love teh card and the tip for the stitching. Thanks for sharing your creative juices with us!

Leathers said...

I love this card! Great idea to 'double-up' the pop up stickers. Not sure why I have not thought of that. Thanks!

Chia said...

Love the colors! Thanks for the tip of stacking the shadow to give it a deeper look!

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous peacock cut, and love the teal color you chose for your card.
Thanks for the tip about the white pen! I think the hand-drawn stitches are just the ticket.

Stephanie Tobler said...

I love the look of the stitching around the edge! How do you tie your bows? Is there a tutorial on this site? I know it's a silly question but I've been hot gluing mine on. What's your secret?

Brittney said...

The blues are soo pretty!

Laura said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the great inspiration.
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

Althea said...

I love the paper. I want the cartidge so bad. Beautiful!!!Althea

Althea said...

Beautiful. I love strsight from the nest. Beautiful paper aND LOVE THE DESIGN OF THE CARD.

Sandra said...

perfect paper!
Sandra ltb

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

love this color combo!! also loving the dimension!

pcwoodmansee said...

Great card. I love the way you cut two shadow layers and placed the pop darts between! Beautiful!!!

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful card, as always...TFS!

Stacie In Oregon said...

I really love the colors and the paper! So fun! I get so inspired by your ideas! Thank you!!

Stacie from Oregon
stacielynn77 at comcast dot net.

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love the dimension on this!

Sharonvb said...

My all time favourite colours.. love it love it. I also like the white detailing..

joni said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and I LOVE your bow!!! Do you use something like the Bow Easy? Just curious as I can never make my bows come out this pretty! TFS!
hugs,
joni

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Card, I especially like the pen outline and the paper inside the card. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous cartridge!

AJoy said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Kerri Marie said...

I have this paper and LOVE it! And now I think I have to go get that cartridge. Thanks for sharing, it's adorable.

Scrappin Melissa said...

This is really fun! Love the color combination

Susan said...

I love this card. It is beautiful.

JoyLynn said...

Thanks for the inspiration! This is one of my favorite cartridges, but I have never used the peacock. I love it:)

JANLYNN said...

Beautiful colors. Love the stiching and the way it pops off the page.

ITeachK said...

Love this card and it's colors! Just got a gypsy, so I'm looking forward to learning how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to see/hear what's coming next Monday!

Danielle Phillips said...

This card is amazing!
dannimae6@yahoo.com

Rose said...

Love the Peacock,Beautiful colors!Thanks for the tips the thing I like best is that I have that cartridge so I can try to make your card!Thank for the details on your card.I Love how you did the layering of the shadows & the pop dots it makes it have that 3-D look!

Anonymous said...

A Pretty card. I like the white stitching!
kasot@aol.com

Kristen Ann said...

What a classy looking card! The paper selections are beautiful & all the details (ribbon, "stitiching" & inside strip) just make everything pop.

PurpleLadyBug said...

I love the colors & how you used the pop dots to add demension to the words! TFS

kperlic@hotmail.com

Crafty Sue said...

Gosh, I just love it when you show me something I didn't know I had; "proud as a peacock" on Straight from the nest. It's such a treat. Love the paper & colors. TFS

Barb A. said...

Beautiful card!

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

farmlifewife said...

So chic! You can't so wrong with this card. Thanks for the drawing too.

Ginny said...

I have this cartridge and have NEVER used it!! After this beautiful card, I can't wait to start using the cartridge. Thanks for the inspiration.

Miss Dhilly said...

You're card is absolutely beautiful, great colors and fabulous details!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

gshrader said...

beautiful card!

TeacherMom said...

This card is absolutely stunning!! Funny enough, last week I used the same paper pack and exact same sentiment on a layout for my monthly CTMH club. Good minds think alike!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

KTbirdiegirl said...

Cute card! I like how you layered the shadow cuts of the font. TFS.
Kathryn

Lori said...

This card is absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

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