Week of October 28th, 2012

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Monday, March 28, 2011

How to Make an Elegant But Easy Card



My favorite of the new Cricut cartridge release has got to be the Damask Decor cartridge and I love it because of the card feature.   Each of the damask designs has a coordinating card and envelope design, making elegant cards a snap!


Check out the handbook page below:




I cut this card at 3-3/4" using the Damask-13 image and the "card" feature key.  I love the notched edges!  Final card size ends up being 3-3/4" x 5-1/4".




Using white paper and teal Stampin Up! paper gives the card a different look.  I used a thick glue dot to hold on my bow, made from white satin ribbon from Michaels.  Some pearls give the outside a little more elegance.  I tied the sentiment onto the bow using some Martha Stewart twine.  Speaking of the sentiment, it is from a new set from My Creative Time called "Just A Little Note To Say".  I like the fact that the inside sentiment and the outside go together...see below:




What's great also about this cartridge is the matching envelope feature.  I cut the envelope in white at 4" so I had plenty of room for my bow and pearls on the front.




Hey, did you hear that we are giving away a full size Cricut Cake machine this week?  Be sure and leave a comment under all posts this week to maximize your chances to win!


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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My Hideaway said...

This card is absolutely stunning!

Olivia

Kelli Fortier said...

This card is so beautiful!! Reminds me of a Tiffany box. You guys always do such great work. :D

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win the Cricut cake giveaway!

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

Wow, that really is very elegant.

Debican said...

This is a very nice cartridge. I love the way this card turned out. Oh great one more thing on my wish list...lol.
Hugs, Debi

Anonymous said...

I think I am sold on this cartridge, Amazing cuts and great for cards and lay-outs. Thanks for sharing . Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Kate W said...

B E A U T I F U L!!!!!! I love the white on the blue/teal colors!!!!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

That card is beautiful. You inspire me to be more creative.

alearly said...

Card looks great!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card. Where do you get your inspiration? I love making cards but my imagination run wild and I get a cluttered card.

Brittney said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful!!

Stephc208 said...

My mind imagination gets the best of me and it ends up taking me forever to create cards. You make it so simple.

3093ee74-359e-11e0-8c14-000bcdca4d7a said...

The card you made is beautiful! This cartridge and your creativity makes things seem so easy! Personally I am more of a cake decorator. I have thought about all the possibilities that could be done with the cricut cake machine and they are endless. Thanks for the chance to win...it is a great give away! Cmtry 555 at aol

Got2BCrafting said...

Beautiful card!! I didn't know this cartridge had a card and envelope feature... it is now on my MUST have list! I am super excited about your giveaway this week.. that is the ULTIMATE prize!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

It would take me days to make this card, but you create it with such beauty.

Miss Dhilly said...

I was afraid the cuts on this cartridge would be too intricate but they are beautiful and I love your card!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

Nana Jo said...

great card - thinking this is a must have cartridge.

mmlmn @polarcomm.com

Anonymous said...

This card is so beautiful!I saw the Damask Decor cartridge & absolutely LOVED IT!! I can't wait to get it.
I really want the Cricut Cake so bad.I'd be so happy if I could win!
js2ts@yahoo.com

Debby said...

Simply beautiful! I love how elegant it looks, just my style. Pretty colors together to.
angel hugs
Debby

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

Love the card feature too...Awesome card and amazing giveaway!!!! Btw, I subscribe via email.

Anonymous said...

Hi I love the card . I will have to get this cartridge. Michelle degener

littleeifwife said...

Love your card!!! OMG, I would love, love, love to win that cake machine!! Thanks for the chance!

peifert@fuse.net

Mary Jean said...

what a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

love the card. thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your card is sooooo pretty! Would love to have this cart someday. Thanks for the cricut cake giveaway.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card! I am loving all the cards I see with the Demask cart! TFS

. said...

just found this blog....will be sure to visit again!

Tabitha said...

beautiful card TFS

Heather DG said...

Such a beautiful card - it is always so fun to see what you make with the carts and to have a look at the cart books. Always inspirational!

myska said...

This is such a pretty card!

LadyintheWoods said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors - cool cartridge. Another one for the 'wanted' list.

Kelly said...

Love this cartridge...love all the elegant cut...can't wait to own it....thanks for the tips....

chignon said...

You are giving away a Cricut Cake? Awesome! Just like your card. I am hoping to get elegant edges soon, it looks like a terrific cart.

ulubieniec said...

The card is gorgeous!!!I love the new cartridge and it makes to top of my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win the cake cricut!

Chris Wooten said...

I have to get that cartridge..now that I know it has a card feature too....I no I must have it....thank you so much for the chance to win...awesome projects too

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Craft Me This said...

That cartridge is a new element of printing. Beautiful.

JustJules said...

In love with the Damask cartridge!! Great giveaway!

cardchick's world said...

this is a must have cart!! for sure......beautiful card.....

cardchick50atgmaildotcom

TanySol said...

Beautiful elegant card!!! I like it!

Jenny V. said...

Beautiful card! Love this new Cricut cartridge, I need to put the Damask Decor cartridge on my list. Thanks for sharing!

TUKI said...

Oh my goodness, your card is absolutely beautiful. I need that cartridge badly!!

Sophia said...

Pretty! I <3 Damask stuff!

Janelle said...

I think the damask cartridge looks amazing. I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your card is so elegant.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

cruizninpa said...

All you cards are sooo pretty! I can hardly wait to see what lovely things you have created each day.

Anonymous said...

I love thee color combo. How fun to make and get I bet.

Dara said...

I've been looking for a way to use the cricut for elegant cards, you've nailed it. I love it! I'll be purchasing this one.
Thanks,
Dara

Betty said...

What a beautiful card!

MeganS said...

I didn't think much of this cartridge at first, but now you have me rethinking . . Nice card.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Very very pretty card. Emma's new stamps go perfect with it. Great job and thanks for sharing.

shafey said...

That card is beautiful. Damask is my favorite of the new cartridges as well

Sandra Clements said...

Love the card:) I haven't made any cards yet. I will give it a try now. thanks:)

bck said...

Definitely elegant and looks pretty easy!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

BirdScrap said...

The card feature in Damask Decor is great! What a snap to make beautiful cards.

Jarna said...

This has to be one of my fav new carts too. Lovely card.

maryellen said...

love the card

Bela said...

WOW!!! I have learned more about using my Cricut Expression from your blog than anywhere else!!! This card is stunning!!! I love anything Damask. I have not seen this cartridge locally, yet, but can't wait! I think I dream in Damask, if you know what I mean. I would have posted comments before but did not figure it out till now. Thanks for all you do!

Northwoodszoo said...

Looks like another "must have" (that I didn't know until now that I needed!). Thanks for the layout, and of course, the cake Cricut opportunity -- would love to explore the possibilities!

Trena said...

I like the versatility of the cards you are showing made with the new Damask cartridge. It seems I make so many birthday cards, but when I need a card for something else, or even a birthday card for an adult instead of a kid, that I am a little lost as to what to do. This cartridge certainly looks simple - which is why I love my Cricut!

Lori said...

This card is absolutely stunning!!

Lori

TwoCraftyCreations.com

The Antonich's said...

yikes! A CRICUT CAKE MACHINE!!!! that is awesome. Also, love the card-and i LOVE that cartridge! It's nice to always have a card just a few cuts away :)

Kymjynx5 said...

This card is so beautiful, card making is so much fun. I have to get this cartridge.

lindy said...

kI didn't realize how lovely this cartridge was until I saw your card. Now it is on my wishlist!

paravella@aol.com

JoyLynn said...

Beautiful card! Think I will have to invest in this cartridge:) Thanks for sharing.

JJewel said...

Darn!! I had this cart in my hand last night and put it down for myself but picked it up for my friend in Florida. Darn, darn, darn. Didn't realize it had the card and envelope feature.

**Treefrog** said...

LOVE this card! This is one of the new carts I will definetly be getting, I Love it! And can't wait for the new Circle exclusive one too, are you going to be doing projects with that cart too, would love to see some!
((Hugs)) Theresa

My Hyer Space said...

I really like this cartridge. reminds me of home accent. Thanks for showing us what it can do. agent3547ataoldotcom

Paula said...

Beautiful card - always lovely work

paperscissorsink said...

B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L! TFS!

Mary Ellen said...

I think I need to get this cartridge. I love the look it gives the cards! Just Beautiful! Thanks for your great ideas.

Kristen Ann said...

Beautiful card; love the unique shape. I keep seeing card samples made with the Damask Decor cartridge which make me realize I need to go get it!

Vanessa said...

That is a beautiful card! TFS

Daniel said...

Great card! I think this one of my favorites so far. I think the pearls really top it off.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the look and sometimes simple is the best! Thank you so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Becky said...

I agree that all of these samples make the task of creating cards so simple. I love all of the creative ideas. Love to win the cake machine. Pick me Pick me

Sandi's creative touch said...

This card is so soothing to the eye!!! Just love what you do with papers and the elegant cuts!!!


Sandi

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! I think I need that cartridge!!!

kay mcbride said...

love this card the teal color is really a good choice.

Rachel84 said...

I just love this card and I love the colors! So super cute!

RachelSchauer@aol.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Such an elegant card, I just love it!

Laurie
serenityscrappers
lbaires@comcast.net

Carol said...

I love this card!! I didn't think that this cart was on my "must have" list, but I might be wrong! :-)

~Carol
cricutingcarol @ gmail.com

Jessica Lynn said...

I want to give this thing a try soooo bad!! My friend has one for her cupcake business and LOVES it!

Debbie H said...

So pretty, maybe another cartridge I need, yikes!

Ola said...

This is a gorgeous card, and I love anything Damask!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Scrappymax said...

What a lovely card, if this is the sort of thing you can produce then I definitely need this cartridge.
Max

Liz said...

This is such a beautiful card...so creative...I hope to be that creative someday!!

tblue said...

Lovely, just lovely and so unique!

Winnie and Patty said...

I love this card. The colors are beautiful! Great job. TFS

Cynde said...

Very nice card. I love the simplicity.

I need to win a Cricut cake. I want one so bad but winning one is the only way it's going to happen!

cyndepeterson@gmail.com
http://cyndepeterson.blogspot.com/

Erika Becht said...

Beautiful card! I think this cartridge is on my list!!

Tammi A. said...

This is a beautiful card. You and Joy have great ideas. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!!

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Lisa P said...

I love that cartridge. The cards I've seen made with it impress the heck out of me!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Stunning card!!
cporter519 at yahoo dot com

Tracy said...

I absolutely LOVE this card...I am a big fan of this pattern and the colors are just beautiful!

Emily said...

Those cards are beautiful. I might need that cartridge too!

mississchic said...

I really like this card & cartridge. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Jenifer Holton said...

This is so pretty! I can't wait to get this cartridge! TFS

jholton0503@yahoo.com

Laura Stewart said...

love the card !

KFfrench said...

beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Peg Toth said...

Beautiful card! I love the new cartridge.

Melissa said...

Love the card,especially the colors.Another cart to add to my wish list.Would love to win the cricut cake. Love making cakes but can't master the decorating part.

Daynene said...

Loving this card, absolutely beautiful.

Wendy said...

I would love to win the cake machine! Great card with damask decor, just picked that up myself :).

Amy said...

Very pretty! But I'm not listening to you tell me how great this cart is because I can't buy it now!!!!!

BAHGL said...

What a GORGEOUS card!!

sandra said...

Love your card so beautiful!

Rosa said...

The card you made is beautiful. I can't wait to get this cartridge. My daughter is have a sweet 16 and I hope I win the cricut cake to help me decorate the cupcakes I am making. Please enter me for the cricut cake giveaway.

Elsie said...

I had already glanced at this cartridge and decided I could wait on it, but you always make me want whatever cartridge you use. It's fantastic! I love it!

Shelley Freeman said...

Beautiful card! I love damask patterns!

Kaitlyn said...

Love the elegance of the card...definitely looks like it was purchased. So awesome you can do it at home!

My Inspiration said...

I must have Damask Decor because I love the card feature. It makes such elegant quick cards! TFS

The Chambs said...

I'm all about fancy!!! bring it on! :)

kre8ingmemories said...

I love this card, demask patterns always look so elegant, I just might have to add this one to my library.lol

ottersln said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing such creative idea's!

WhichCraft-Liz said...

great card! Thank you for sharing. I love how elegant yet simple it is.

Liz
whichcraft@me.com

Tiffmc said...

I love your card, the Damask pattern is so beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful Cake machine, you are so generous!

Brendi said...

Possibly another "toy" I must have. Thanks for showing how something so easy can look so beautiful!

Cristina said...

love love love it.i love the damask patterns but dont think i can afford any more cricut carts at the moment need to use my stash i already ownlol (i feel like a cartridge hoarder lol)

adorable project

hugs

Cristina
http://www.craftingwithcristina.com

Lana said...

What a beautiful card! I love the Damask cartridge. It is on my "want" list along with the Cricut Cake! I have taken the Wilton classes, so I can imagine all the decorating possibilities with the Cricut Cake. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Brittani Nguyen said...

Beautiful, elegant card! TFS!

Nicki121986 at hotmail dot com

Denise said...

Love the shape of your card! Elegant Damask looks absolutely gorgeous.

cindi m said...

love the images on this cartridge and your card is beyond words!! Colors rock!
xxoo

Anonymous said...

Wow this cartridge is now on my list of must-haves!

Missy

masullivan at wowway dot com

mimikat33 said...

It looks so easy, I just love the patterned paper behind the intricate design.
Great looking and thanks for sharing

Kat
www.cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

VERY cute!! Love it!

Kaye said...

The card is wonderful. I love this cartridge; it looks so versatile. On my wish list. Would love a cricut cake. With 5 grandchildren there are lots of cakes in my future and I am decorating challenged! :)

Mallory said...

Fun Fun! I need to get my hands on these new cartridges.
mallorydanger at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a cute card!! I love it! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I could possibly be chosen as the winner of the Cricut Cake.

Phyllis McKenna said...

What a cute card!! I love it! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I could possibly be chosen as the winner of the Cricut Cake.

Gena47 said...

I just subscribed but have been a HUGE cricut fan since it first came out! This is an amazing cartridge and as a card maker and scrapbooker, I can't wait to add it to my collection!

Vetti said...

The damask cartridge is by far my most favorite cartridge from this month's release. I can't wait to get my hands on one.

www.vettiscraftspot.blogspot.com

Libby K said...

Wow, I definitely need this cartridge!

E said...

I want the Damask Decor cartridge after seeing your project: such a lovely card. There are so many lovely designs on the cartridge for cards...

happyhome43 said...

I didn't think I would like this cart, but after seeing what you have done with it I changed my mind. Gotta have it!

Melinda said...

I love this card...it's so beautiful. I also love, love, love the teal color. Thanks for sharing. Mel

Kristi Kirk said...

Beautiful card! I really want this cart. I love everything you share, keep up the great job. Any Cricut tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.
Erin K.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

Tekla said...

This post inspired me to buy some items today to use for cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Adrienne said...

What a great cartridge. I love easy cards as I don't have much time right now with three kids under 5. Thanks for sharing.

Codi said...

That card is so gorgeous! That cartridge is going on my "to buy" list now after seeing your card!

Rhonda V. said...

Absolutely stunning cards!!! Love the inspiration and have been subscribing for awhile. Signed up to win the cake machine for my friend!!!

Crossing all my fingers and my toes! Thanks for the fun giveaways that you do!!!

marcia said...

woah awesome that there is a card and envelope feature! i will add this cart to my wish list. :)

Becca said...

I am in love with this card. The colors are gorgeous, and it's just so elegant.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Like how you made this card. It looks simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

AJoy said...

Beautiful indeed.

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

Christine said...

this card is delightful! Thank you for sharing your creativity for it makes me strive to be more creative every day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!! Great colors!

~Tracy
blue.tacs@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

Hi,
i love this card.... so pretty!

Carrie
my2sons311@comcast.net

Laura said...

Ohhhhh, isn't that a must have cart.

Happy Monday

Laura

K Led said...

What a very elegant and simple card, love the color selection.

Carie Ledbetter

majessie18 said...

Super pretty card!

Jessica said...

I really love this cart...think I'm gonna have to get it!!

Janet said...

Gorgeous card love the shape anfd the colors are beautiful.

Helen said...

Very lovely card!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I love the colors...u made card making sound so fun and easy
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Christina said...

Georgeous card! I love the pearl accents! I will be checking out all of your old posts to get soem ideas.

Tracy said...

Love this cartridge and love the card! It looks so elegant and anything but easy. Thanks!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is sooooo beautiful!

Mandy said...

very pretty, this was my favorite of the new releases

Becki said...

As soon as I saw this Damask cartridge it move to the #1 spot of cartridges I NEED!

Jennifer said...

Ooh! I can see why you love that cartridge!!! :) What a beautiful, elegant card!!!!!

And what great blog candy this week!!! I already do homemade birthday cakes for my little ones, but it would be so nice for them to look more professional (but to still be made with love)!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Kelsey :) said...

Too stinkin' Cute- I love it!! Wayyy elegant and super neat. Can't wait to get the cartridge. Thanks for having the drawing!! Good luck everyone!

McVic said...

Great colors! very pretty
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

scrap mama said...

love the ideas

Selena said...

This cart is gorgeous!
~Selena
monterae2@hotmail.com

MICKEY DELVALLE said...

What a beautiful card....The colors are gorgeous!! Those are my favorite colors!!

Mickey

Sharmaine said...

Elegant but Easy!! I like that kind of card and projects!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!
:)

janice Moss said...

Love this card and the colors you chose! This is a fun cartridge, from what I can see on DS, but I don't have it...yet!

Josee said...

What a great card. I love seeing how this cartridge is being used because I have a hard time using damask.

Nadia's World said...

Beautiful Card!

TFS!!

Nicole T.
niclax13@gmail.com

Karen and Kyle said...

That is a beautiful card. What a great cart, too!

felkatz said...

omgosh.. tooo pretty!!! must have !!

Angela said...

What a simple, but a very elegant card. TFS!!

*Star said...

Beautiful card! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Jen_H said...

Very beautiful. Love this card. I love damask patterns and can't wait to get this cart. TFS
Jen

jholton0503@yahoo.com

Jme said...

I adore damask patterns. THis cart is definitely on my wishlist.

Paulette A. said...

Cute stuff! I'm kind of new to Cricut, but dang! it's fun!

khd said...

Very pretty card!! Love damasks!!
Keisha
keisha_hartt@hotmail.com

bevyb said...

As a card maker I love the carts that provide card bases and envelopes. I have to add Elegant but Easy Cards to my wish list. Love your card and the colors are just yummy.

Kristin said...

That is so beautiful. I wish I could make cards like that!!

Canadian Paper Shaper said...

Thank you for showing off Damask, awesome cartridge! And of course a big thank you for giving away a cricut cake! My daughter would have it going day in and day out!

Anonymous said...

it always takes me more time than i think it will 2 make cards...

Kathlene said...

Just wanting to let you know that I have just purchased the small cricut machine, am having so much fun with it since reviewing and subscribing to your website. I was so lost before, now I have purchased more of the cartridges and am having a good time. Thank you for making the cards and projects look so easy and your directions are easy also. Now I have my eyes on the imagine, hmmm, could be a nice present for my birthday. Thank you.

Kathlene

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Cindy said...

I love this damask card! That cart will certainly be on my wish list.

Kathlene said...

I am new at creating cards and have just recently purchased a cricut machine the little one, but with your blogs and website, you make creating fun and delightful. I am now excited about purchasing this cartridge. I have just purchased 6 within the last few weeks. Can hardly wait to use them all. Thank you for giving us such fun things to do.

donna said...

Very pretty, I dont have that cartridge so many new ones. Thanks to all of you we stay well informed. Thanks

Nelda said...

Damask patterns have long been a big favorite of mine - now to get this cartridge and really learn how to use my Expression! I'm scared to death of that machine, but oh, so fascinated! Nelda in TN

Ginnie said...

The Elegant But Easy Card is just beautiful. Elegant is the right name for it.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Simply LOVE your card with the Damask Decor cartridge! It is absolutely elegant! Thanks for sharing. I just purchased that cartridge and now I'm inspired!
Thank You

rhondam said...

You made such a pretty card and I love your choice of colors.

Jan said...

Love, love, love the card...thanks for the inspiration. Now I MUST have that cartridge!

SerenaioP said...

I love the colors of this card. I need experiment more with the damask pattern!

Cherie said...

Oh my, your card is so beautiful! I had to get on the computer and order Damask Decor right away! Tks so much for sharing your card with us and for a chance to win!

PamperYourPooch said...

What a lovely card! I am going to have to try this. I purchased this cartridge as a gift and it has caused me to buy a cricut of my own and replace the gift cartridge with another. Just waiting on my cricut to be delivered.

bridget22868 said...

this is awesome I would love to win the cartridge!! Thanks for the chance.

Jan S. said...

I Really like this damask card. Normally I'm not into damask (although my daughter is), but I really like this with the damask layer on the card. Very cool.

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