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Friday, February 4, 2011

Thinking of you butterfly card made using Campin' Critters

Hello, everyone!

'Snow'body knows the trouble I've seen.....Seriously! This freakish winter storm that we are having is getting on my last nerve! I went to Wal-Mart last night just to get out of the house! I know I sound like such a baby because those of you from the north are so used to all of this cold weather. You would think that people living as far south as Dallas, Texas would not have to worry about such things! We get the crazy heat and now we get the snow! This is so not fair.

Snow rant over...

Today's card is made using the NEW Campin' Critters cartridge. I have to tell you I am not crazy about the cutsie animals on this one. However, on second look it has this really great badge feature that is FANTASTIC. I may cut every one of these little badges eventually. They have tons of uses! For example, this card below...does it look like something from a 'camping' cartridge? I think not!

I used SU! paper. These flowers are from Prima with a brown brad stuck in the middle.
The butterfly was cut at 2" using the badge feature.
This is a Papertrey Ink stamp.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! On my other blog I have posted something made using the Baby Steps cartridge that has nothing to do with baby stuff what-so-ever! Click here ==> Courtney Lane Designs

Have a FANTASTIC Friday!

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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175 comments:

Cara said...

Very cute! I am new to Cricut and until recently I didn't even know what it was! I have been learning from your blog and perhaps someday I will buy one of my own :)Your handmade sentiments leave Hallmark in the dust!

Nitasha said...

I'm in DFW and now we have a gorgeous blanket of snow, but by the weekend it will probably be 60! Only in TX! :)
Love the magic you create with your cricut!!! Stay warm!

Jan Foselli said...

I love that paper - really pretty. TFS!

Amy K said...

Cute card Melanie.

I feel your pain. We just got about 20 inches of snow, and now it's down to -13 degrees. We're ready for the Super Bowl - Go PACK!

Shirley said...

Melanie,

I hear you about the weather...here in Atlanta it is cold and miserable. Thank you for cute card to britten up the day.

Saskia said...

Lovely card and beautiful background paper!

Anonymous said...

cute...cute...card I love butterflies..your color choices and needless to say the perfect..perfect paper are fantabulous geeze Mel how do you keep doing this?

Joan Smith

Short Scrapper said...

I'm really liking the badge feature of this cartridge. I'm thinking that this cartridge will be added to my list of must haves.

Robin said...

So cute. I love the stamped background,

Becca said...

I love this card! Seriously, this is my favourite one this week.


I'm glad to see that Campin Critters has a butterfly, because I was kinda disappointed when I found out Camp Out didn't.

Robin said...

How Cute!! Love the soft colors & would never have known this came from a camping cartridge!! Love it!! TFS!

Amy said...

Oh, I hear ya about the snow! We live in Wichita KS and my parents live in Decatur TX. We all have cabin fever! This card is beautiful! I love butterflies. I am so ready for spring!

Sabrina said...

How pretty! Love the butterfly paper!

Crystal said...

Beautiful....on my wish list!!!

Debbi said...

What a pretty card! You are always so creative in using cartridges in ways that I would have never thought of. Thank you!
*smiles*
debbi

Kelly Massman said...

This is gorgeous!

Craftyanny said...

super card, love it
Anne x

Corrie M. said...

Wow! Not what I imagined would come out of that cartridge. Lovely card.
FormerHawaiiGirl

wimarinemom2006 said...

With this crazy winter we are having it's nice to see a butterfly.

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DebJoAl said...

Beautiful card. Really like the butterfly paper and the blue butterfly really stands out.

LorraineB said...

We're all very cranky here in NY. Snowstorm every week since Christmas. So when do you think this stuff will melt? I'm hoping soon but we all know that's not happening - lol.
Loved the card. Butterflies are my favorite.

GiGi said...

So pretty! I love the flowers on the side!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Cute card ~ No it does not look like it came from a camping cartridge. And... thanks for saying you don't like cutsey animals. I am SICK of the cutsey and punny cartridges & stamps!
So, I got that off my chest!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Tammy said...

What great papers for a pretty card. smiles...Tammy

Kath said...

Beautiful card. Love butterflies.

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

LOVE the card.. as usual.. I want and need all these awesome new cartridges...... inspirations that are created here are so awesome!!

Crafty in Crandall said...

Beautiful card you eo great work. My daughter hoped she would get to go to school again today no luck. Well stay warm. :o)

Maureen Reiss said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors

RAP said...

I just love when you make something totally unexpected from a cartridge. Beautiful.

JANLYNN said...

Here in mid West Tennessee we are expecting snowmix today and I am sick of the cold. Oh well, I am off work (took a vacation day or lose earning time) so I don't have to worry about driving. (In health care you are expected to go to work no matter what). I so enjoy when you show us the hidden gems on the cartridges. It helps us use them to their fullest potential.

Kimberli said...

Very pretty card!! And thanks for, once again, showing all the "hidden" aspects of these carts!

StefanieH said...

beautiful card. this cart looks really cute. TFS.

Glenda said...

Butterfly cards are always so beautiful. Love this one too.

Megan H. said...

I love the card. It is great to see cartridges used outside the box. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

annied said...

Beautiful card. I have to get this cart.

CathyinMN said...

Really like the card. I have Campin' Critters as my "must have" cart from the most recent release. I will probably scraplift this idea and use my DCWV Mariposa papers. TFS!

jamme said...

I like how you have us think outside the box and find different uses for some of the images on these cartridges. I have recently started making a few cards. I do mostly scrapbooking. My cards look just childish compared to yours. Please keep teaching people like me.

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with Camping Critters!! I totally agree with you about the animals--but that badge feature is intriguing AND the colors you chose for the butterfly has put that cartridge in a whole new light for me! My wish list continues to grow...

alewis@longlines.com

TheLastOfNine said...

Love the paper, not too crazy about the butterfly, sorry.
Gloria

Rachel said...

Very nice! I'll have to check out this cart and the badge feature :)
~Rachel in Sacramento

IRW Dana said...

I knew this was your work right away Melanie. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

mekei said...

elegant. beautiful

AprilsL8 said...

So nice!! I love the little gems you find for us!

Sara said...

Love the card -- Neat combination with the prima flowers, patterned paper, cricut images, and stamped words!

Jarna said...

Not a speck of snow out West. Stay warm and dry and keep creating!

Glora said...

Very pretty. Nice subtle colors.

candkleo said...

Nice! Pretty and soft. Thanks for sharing a different idea for this super cute cart! :) Kelly

Buggy said...

love the card....AS ALWAYS! I am in the process of getting my scrap space organized so I can get to work. all this inspiration from you and I hardly ever make anything! I wish I had a whole room to devote to my love of paper!

Stephanie said...

We actually live even more south than you, in Killeen Texas (near Austin), it snowed here too!! I was amazed, its nothing like what I'm used to (coming from Germany, and then Colorado), but it still a little blanket of snow, hardly covering the grass!
I really love the card you made, its elegant and classy! Great job!!

GreenScrap said...

What a cute delicate card!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

The Antonich's said...

I love this campin' critters! Our family camps a lot and with a baby and toddler to do books for it's just so fun! It's great to see that it can be used for less "cutesy" to :D
Hope the cold/snow leaves you soon! I hate to glory in your snowstorpm, but you musta got all the cold- it's warm up here in Wyoming-for once!

Jolanda said...

love your card with such beautiful sophisticated colours :)

Em'smom said...

how sweet!
lori
lori(dot)harrison@csus.edu

Scrapper69 said...

Very Pretty Melanie! Love the Butterfly paper... Tooooo Pretty! :o)

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Very elegant card.

Becky L. said...

Pretty! That butterfly paper is very pretty and adds fancy to the card :-) Love it!

Kaycee said...

I really like the Sending good thoughts/you are in my prayers part! I know what you mean about the snow, my daughter has been out of school all week and she is going stir crazy! We have an inch of ice and I'm guessing around 8 inches of snow!!! The card made me think of warm spring weather, which was nice! Good luck with your end of the snow!!!

CSeeger said...

Here in San Antonio I am taking advantage of the "inclement weather day" to play on my Cricut! Yay, 3 day weekend! I'm not into the cutsy characters either, thanks for reminding me of the "other good stuff" available!

Maryellen W said...

I love the vintage look of this card. The butterfly badge is very
pretty. Great job Melanie!

-Maryelllen

SherriC. said...

this is soooo sweet, TFS!!!!

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

I really like the color combination. Lovely card!

Linda said...

So cute! Love the butterfly!

cricutharper said...

As always Melanie you do such nice work. Couldn't tell it was from Campin Critters. I do want this cartridge.

Christine said...

I love butterflies. What a sweet card!

Carrie K said...

Nice card! I am loving this cart! Can't wait to be able to play!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, I have been loving this snow! Just getting back into the swing of things. This has been very cathargic for me. Have not heard of that new cart, will have to check it out

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterfly with the 3 flowers idea around the circle. Very nice touch! It's amazing what you can find on cartridges when you dig deeply into them, LOL!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Court said...

Very pretty card!

Debra said...

Lovely! I love the paper and that butterfly is exactly what it needed.

Deanna said...

Very cute card. Love the papers you used.

ITeachK said...

Love this card & the colors. Thanks for sharing & stay warm;)

Sandra said...

very fun .... wonder what other camping critters there are!
Sandra ltb

GreatHandsDesigns said...

Love it. Makes me upset that I need a new cutting blade for my machine and don't have one. :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

delphia kay mcbride said...

very pretty card
kay mcbride
rmcbride@panhandle.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty & a great us of the printed paper! TFS!
teresap12@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I love butterflies! Very pretty card!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

pcrusberg said...

So pretty! Love that Papertrey stamp too. Thanks!

Syd said...

Lovely! I love the neutral colors and the beautiful buttlerfly print paper.

sewgirl said...

I will have to look at my cartridges for the "badge" feature - nice card - I like how you accented with the flowers

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing your creative work!

cdaily28 said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers around the butterfly!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous card, not campy at all :D. Although I do love camping too lol. TFS!

4kids4 said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty...lovely sentiment. Both your cards today are fab! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Denise said...

Oh I love the butterfly with the flowers....BEAUTIFUL card!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterfly. I want some of your creativity :)
Kathy at
http://kathysaddiction.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Your paper choices were PERFECT! Keep up the great work!

littlen said...

Very cute card. TFS.

Luv 2 Create said...

Your card is lovely Melanie, but I have to say this cart is just not a favorite of mine. I just can't get excited about it. That is really hard for me because I usually always find something in carts that turn my head and want me to think I would use the cartridge. Just not happening for me with this one.
Marcie

Wendy said...

Very nice card! I really like the background butterfly paper, too.

Wendy T.

Laney said...

This a beautiful card, I love the SU paper you used for the background. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

Kris said...

Ha, ha, ha! Well, here in Alaska all our snow is almost all gone! Normally I have ten feet of snow in my yard by Feb. I have under a foot and I see dead grass mostly now! Weird!
Love the card and I have this cart!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Your card today is a knock out! I love the colors you choose.

sleigh said...

Very nice card; vintage style! Would also be a nice card to make for Mother's Day :)

Crhiga said...

It's great how you can adapt the cartridge themes to something else!! Love the card!!

Carol

Star Ark Creativity said...

This is a cute card. I really like it.I have look at this cartridge on the computer it look like alot of fun and after see you make this card. Think you for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Delama

ShoppingTamii said...

oh, that is so pretty!

Sue S. said...

Great card! Such pretty paper and love the butterfly! TFS!

sueot33@yahoo.com

gardener said...

I don't have campin critters, so not sure I understand the reference to badge, but the card is lovely. Nice job.

mimikat33 said...

I love the colors and daisies you used. I have a special person that I am thinking of and I plan to try your card for her. Thank you so much for more treats for my eyes.

Crystal said...

very nice it is almost calming thanks

Got2BCrafting said...

Another beautiful card! I love how you always show us ways to use a cartridge that we may not necessarily think of. Although I kind of like those cuties animals, it great to know I have other options! Thanks so much!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail.com

K Led said...

That is gorgeous, the background paper is amazing, I would love that paper, the flower embellishments just add to the beauty of the card, great job.

joni said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I love that it came from a camping cart....imagine that!!! Love that when we buy a particular cart...there are always little hidden gems on them too! Love it! TFS
hugs,
joni

Karen said...

OMgosh! Who would have thought that cartridge would be capable of producing such a pretty card! Gorgeous! Keep up the great work... its so inspiring to see you work outside the box with these carts!!!

Just Me said...

very pretty card. To me, butterflies are soothing.

TiaKeas said...

I live in Maine and we have plenty snow and it is a little cold (-10) and this card and camping makes me think of summer which warms me up.
I have a cricut now and your videos and blogs are very helpful. Thank-you.

Noelle said...

cute card! Stay safe out there. I heard it was colder in Texas than in Alaska today!

PurpleLadyBug said...

I like this card a lot! Hopefully, the snow storm will stop soon for you. I live in the snowbelt of Ohio & can tolerate the snow. However, this has been the WORST winter ever. I'm so sick of it!

kperlic@hotmail.com

Stacy Simpson said...

What a great card! I love PTI and Cricut - love how you use both.

Side note: Hurry up Spring!

Karen said...

Great card, just goes to show a cart always will have alot of unknowns in it!
Happy Crafting!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Marigold's Craft Space said...

Really pretty card.

Randee said...

Beautiful card!!! I am working on finally making a whole room in the "empty nest" house just for crafts!!! I cant wait to get it done & have everything organized. Maybe by then I can make beautiful cards like this. TFS Chelle Belle

Scrappy Chic said...

I love butterflies so I love this!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very pretty card. TFS!

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love this card! It's so pretty!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

BWalton said...

Beautifal Card.

BWalton said...

Beautiful Card

BWalton said...

Love the card!!

scrapstampcrazy said...

beautiful card

Kristen Ann said...

Wonderful card! Makes you think of spring which is just what we here in Michigan (at least I am) are looking forward to.

Kristi.VanBlaricum said...

I absolutely love the paper you use. Always. so creative.

I love reading your blog everyday! you are awesome!
Thanks for all the great ideas!

Jennifer T said...

I love the paper. One of my goals this year is to make more cards. I love the look of scrapped cards and I want more than just the traditional birthday set. I like the idea of incorporating these types of everyday cards.

Deneen said...

Another cute one! Would never have guessed you used a camping cartridge.

katharos said...

I love the mixture of elements that you used for the card! A more serious butterfly paper behind a cute younger butterfly makes the whole card perfect for any age!

gshrader said...

cute card!!

Anonymous said...

It's okay to vent about the weather. I am a native Texas (Rowlett) and in my 73 years I never remember a storm like this! It's unheard of for school to be closed for 4 days! Oh, well, please know how much I admire your creativity and how I look forward to your daily inspirations. Hugs and thank you.

farmlifewife said...

I love this card. I can't wait to see real butterflies. Hang in there, spring is on the way. Thanks for reminding us.

Angela said...

I hope your weather is better for the weekend. Wonderful card.

Adeline E. Brill said...

I love the simple lines and basic colors of this card - beautiful!

Cynthia B. said...

I hear 'ya on the WINTER STORM stuff. I live in Houston, and we haven't gotten it as bad here, but the kids had a snow day (better to call it an ICE day!), and we haven't really been out. Just think: you could be in a couple of feet of snow like Chicago!

Anywho...great card! Definitely does not look like a camping cart! I'm intrigued by the badge feature.
Thanks for sharing your cute projects with us!

Pholly said...

What a beautiful card. I would never have thought of making something like that using Campin' Critters.

phollyphlox@gmail.com

Crafty Sue said...

Wow, this card does not look like a camping cart. Great job.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Love your butterfly card! Seeing your card brightened by snowy day! TFS.
Kathryn

Lisa B. said...

Very cute! I can't wait to try this cartridge. I love butterflies! Great job!

Scrappin Melissa said...

really cute! Thanks!

kdgdi said...

nice card that you made. :)

DIANA L. said...

Very nice!!

Rose said...

I love your sentiments,Great Card.

The winter blizzard we just got hit with is a very heavy snow.We got 20 in of snow with -7 degrees & with the wind chill it's -20. More snow storms next wednesday & thursday with record low temperature!!!I'm trying to think of good thoughts like SPRING!!!

Glitter Fantasies said...

I just moved from Florida to NE Ohio and I cannot explain how much I am freezing!!! That card is great - and really love the butterfly..might have to relook at that cart again! TFS
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Sharon Aubuchon said...

What a cute card and I can't believe it came from that cartridge! What imagination you have!

Amber H. said...

So glad I found your blog...great ideas!

cardchick's world said...

oooh ...fabulous!!! and great color combo...luv it

Mary Ellen said...

It good to see the creativity that you have on getting the most out of the cartridges. Thank you for all great ideas you share.

Amy said...

I am looking forward to getting the campin' critters cart - the images are right up my alley (since the whole family is a bunch of campers). I think that you did a great job of not making it look like an outdoorsy card!

Nana's Paper Things said...

Love the card, so very cute and the paper is also lovely. I'm right there with you on the "white stuff" here in DFW and the definition of homebound takes on a new meaning when all of that is around!!
Thanks for adding beauty to the ice day!

TUKI said...

Love this card. You can never go wrong with butterflies!

Elaine said...

Darling card and perfect paper to accompany it.

Shari said...

Beautiful card! I really like that cartridge (with a girl scout and a cub scout grandchildren), I can think of lots of uses for it.

I am with you on the DFW weather, I am ready for some time above freezing, that would be downright warm. Well, I am going to climb under my electric blanket. WE SHALL SURVIVE.

Joann said...

I really like the paper you used! This is a beautiful card!

Brandi said...

beautiful card and beautiful paper ... very nice card :)

scrappingnana said...

very pretty card. It sure doesn't look like a card from a "camping" cartridge. TFS

Jill W. said...

Such a beautiful card.
Thank you for the inspiration.
~Jill

sandyh50 said...

I love the colors and such a beautiful card.

Stacey said...

What any elegant card!!! Love, love, love it!

Anne said...

Very pretty card. You do such beautiful cards with your cricut. TFS

Grace McNaney said...

I love how you used patterned pieces for the colors of the rainbow in the scrap layout--hadn't thought of that. Nice blog.

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the subtle colors and the flowers!

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Sharmaine said...

Love all the designs!!! So Creative!!!

Beth said...

I am really over all the snow myself. We have over 2 ft here in northern Indiana Ugh!!

But I love this, great design & pretty papers!

tblue said...

Love the versatility!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty card tfs!!

SHELLEE said...

You have such a fabulous way of finding unusual things on each cartridge! It is great inspiration to think outside the proverbial box!
Shellee

mamaj said...

I always enjoy the butterflies. Great job!

Pauline said...

What a cute card:) Thanks for sharing.
Pauline
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

Doreen said...

Beautiful card. TFS Your work is amazing.

NanetteMT said...

Very pretty card...nice colors!

lacibland819 said...

I love the card! I really like the colors you used! I am new to your blog but I have really found some great inspirations! Thanks so much!!!

Sophia said...

I'm very into butterflies so I think I'm gonna try making this card. It's so nice.

BikerGranny said...

This card is just beautiful, Melanie - TFS! I'm making a similar one right now for a friend of mine.

amy said...

Oh how beautiful! Love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

pennykitz said...

I can only hope that I can be this creative as time goes on. You give me such great inspiration, and I thank you for sharing so gladly!
pennykitz@charter.net

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