Monday, May 10, 2010

purple thank you card made with Stretch Your Imagination cricut cartridge

Hello, friends! I hope you all had wonderful weekends! I know I did. I had a great Mother's Day and on Friday I got a new car. That is always fun!!

I have finals this week, so I will post as much as I can. I hope to keep it at the regular pace, but I can't make any promises. I hate letting you all down though, so I will try really hard to post this week.

Ok, on to the card....


I made this 5 x 5 card using one of the fantastic frames on Stretch Your Imagination. I cut it at 4 3/4"(I think) and adhered it to the card base. This is a really quick way to dress up any card.



Then I stamped and glittered the sentiment in a similar way to the post I did last Friday on Everyday Cricut. This is such an easy way to add a little bit of pizazz!


The paper, stamp, and ribbon are from Papertrey Ink.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic week!!

73 comments:

paperscissors said...

best of success with your finals! forgot about the frames on syi, that was the first cut i ever made! the bling factor is eyecatching with that yummy ribbon!

Melissa said...

Finals???? Wait a minute......you are in school, have a family and a home AND still get done all you do for your blogs and us on top of school????? Wow...I am such an underachiever. :-(

Beautiful card Melanie!

lyingaboutmyage said...

Very pretty! Good luck on your finals. Gail

lyingaboutmyage said...

Very pretty! Good luck on your finals. Gail

Katie said...

super cute! love all the gems you used!

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Love the colors!

Creative Char said...

Lovely card and all the best with your exams this week!

LollyChops said...

Lovely card! I love anything that sparkles!

justhaveinfun said...

Melanie, beautiful card. Good luck this week and don't worry about posting. You just concentrate on your studies. :o)

Heather said...

Good luck on your finals. I have this cartridge and don't use it as much, but this is a great card and so I will have to try this.

Carol<>< said...

work on your studies my dear,we can wait. like I told my girls, education, education, education!!!
love all the sparkle on your card!
good luck on your finals.
Carol N<><

pcmom114 said...

Great card. Love the bling!

lv2scrap02 said...

lv2scrap02....

Happy Mother's Day to you and Good Luck with your new car!!

Good Luck with all your tests.

Very pretty card.

Sharon said...

I never think about frames this way. I'm glad you share such great ideas. You do have a way with ribbon!

Maryellen said...

I don't know how you find the time
to post much less study for finals!
Good luck with your finals and
don't worry about us, we'll be here
when school's out! Love this glittery card, very pretty! :D

Sarah said...

SO blinging and beautiful!! Thank you!!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Very pretty purple card. Thanks for sharing. And good luck on finals. Don't worry about us, just take care of your finals. There's plenty of time later after finals.

Karen said...

Very pretty card. Good luck on your finals! I would concentrate on that this week. I know for myself, there are a lot of blogs on your page that I've never looked at and so I can always go through those!

Heather said...

Best wishes on your finals, Melanie.

I love the way you use the glitter for the card.

Hugs, Heather

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Pretty, Pretty! Best of luck on your finals. Share with those of us newer to your blog why you are in school!
Thanks for your precious time!
Susan

liz said...

cute card! good luck with finals!

Sharon said...

Love your card! The sparkle of the glitter is wonderful!! Congrats on the new car and good luck with your finals! :)

okiemomofthree said...

Beautiful card! Have a good week!

IRW Dana said...

Loving the bling!

crazyaboutcricut said...

That is a beautiful. I agree with Melissa (post #2), how on earth do you do everything you do, and that you do it so well?!?! I can barely keep up with just my 4 kids! You give more than just crafting inspiration :)

Theresa said...

Good Luck with your Finals Melanie! I know you will pass! :) No worries if you don't post this week... You have more important things to tend to... I know I'll still be here if you only post 2 times in a week!:) Love the card and the colors... I never noticed that design on the SYI Cart. I guess I will have to pull it out and take a look! Good Luck and have a great week! :)
(scrapper1969)

Camden said...

ooohh how pretty!

Good luck on finals!

missionofjoycandles said...

Nice card and good luck on your finals!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card, Melanie! You are absolutely amazing to be doing as much as you are! Wishing you all the best with your finals!

sfread171@hotmail.com

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Mary Sue said...

Good Luck on finals. Love the colors and sparkles.

Cathy said...

I need to check this cartridge out. Cute card! Good luck with finals. I am sure you will do great!

Kel said...

love the bling and sparkle!

Grandma Nancy said...

very cute and good luck on your finals!!

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Love this card! I forgot about the frames on SYI! Thanks for the reminder!

Ms. Jen said...

Good luck with finals. I'm sure you don't need it but with all the stress of your life you could use it! LOL How exciting a new car!!

Underachiever???, yep compared to you me too!

Great card, keep 'em comin!

chriswooten57 said...

Good luck on your finals
chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Cute card, and congrats on the new car:)
Monica L.
monita23@ca.rr.com

CMOM Productions said...

Cute! Good luck with your finals!

Michele said...

That is so cute. Ya'll do so many things with your carts. I have the Stretch cart, but need to look at it more as I didn't realize it had a frame on it.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a beautiful card Melanie. And studying for your finals is way more important that posting - we would miss you, but study....

Windy said...

Wishing you well with your finals. I'm sure all that studying will pay off. I really like this card...have never tried the frames on SYI but will now!

JenE said...

Love it! So much better then the card I made using this cut...I'll just have to try again! TFS and good luck on finals!

Crhiga said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors!!!

Carol

cardchick said...

good luck on your finals...
fabulous card..got to get out that cart and try this....tfs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Guess I have to dust off my cartridge and start using it.!!

Good luck with your finals.


bobbi

mahuntington said...

Beautiful card and pretty colors. I have had that cart for months and have never used it. Guess I'd better get it out and see what I've been missing.

TUKI said...

Ooh, what a super cute card... Good luck with your finals Melanie and yay for a new car!!

God bless!!

AndreaA said...

very pretty Melanie.
Good luck on your finals.

love2create said...

Very pretty! Love the glitter! Good luck on your finals!

Dakota Bear said...

Pretty card! Wishing you a successful week of finals. Don't concentrate on us; just concentrate on your finals.

Angie said...

Melanie, are you using white or irredescent glitter when you do the glitter effect? I'm asking because I plan to copy your technique. ;)

Anonymous said...

super cute melanie and i love the soft purple color!
marie
mea57_98@yahoo.com

Linda L said...

I agree with Melissa, school, family, a home, and you still are worried about us! Your work is wonderful. I know I for one would check everyday for a month and then email if I didn't see a post. Because I would be worried about you.
Good luck on your finals. What are you studying?
I love the card. I was just looking at the cartridge on the at Custom Crops.

Angela said...

Congrats on your new car and good luck on the finals. We will all understand if you can't keep up on the blog this week! You are kinda busy! But this purple card is go pretty. Thanks for reminding me to use my Stretch cart more.

Barbara said...

Good lucky on your finals. You are one amazing woman! Purple is one of my favorite colors so I love this card.

Maureen Reiss said...

super pretty card!! love how you used the same patterned paper in different colors. great effect!

Julie said...

Beautiful card! But hey, don't worry about us. We'll still be here when finals are over. Do what you've got to do. Good luck!

ckeller219 said...

Love the card. I have to try it. Good luck to you on finals, and congrats on the new car

JANLYNN said...

Good Luck on your finals. Thanks for the lovely card. I just love this glitter technique.

Carol said...

Best of luck on your finals. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

amy said...

Very nice! I have that cart, but have not used that frame. Thank you for sharing that with us.

winniepooh95 said...

Wow...extremely beautiful!

VeronicaA said...

I wish you all "A's" on your finals. We do understand if we don't see frequent posts this week. Do what you need to do. Btw, the card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Kristy with a K said...

Beautiful~ Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!
Kristy

dianne said...

Beautiful card, I never would have thought to stamp something, then gitter it. That was the Wow factor.
We can always look at your back creations, that we may have missed. Don't worry!!! Be Happy!!!
Congrats on your new car, and I"m sure you will do great on your finals. Prayer and Hugs going to you.

mary stuart said...

Love your card!
Good luck with your finals!

Ryansmaama said...

Melanie, I can't believe that you do all that you do and go to school. Concentrate on those final--we will be here when you are through. Good luck!--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaacess.com

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Pretty card - thanks for sharing.
Rebecca:)

Kim. said...

Really pretty card, love the frame.
Kim xXx

Enfys said...

How funny, I have been helping a friend who has just bought a cricut today, I picked out this cut and frame to show her. I must send her over here to see your gorgeous card. Good luck in yor exams,
hugs
En xx

Rose said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the purple colors & I love the way you do your glitter, it come out so perfect.Good Luck on your FINALS!!

Leslie said...

You are amazing. This is my first time at your site. Love it, and way to go with the school and super mom thing!

 
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