Monday, November 29, 2010

Many Thanks card made using the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge

Hello, friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I know I did. I also did some shopping on Thursday and Friday. I do not think the sales were near as good as they were last year. I still had lots of fun with my mother checking out the craft stores! I think I am finally getting her into crafting. Well, sort of....I talked her into getting a Cricut Cake and she has gone cartridge crazy! It is so funny to see her trying to collect them and asking me about reward points. I never thought I would have those kind of conversations with her!

Anyway, today's card is made using one of my favorite cartridges..Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art. I have to tell you I have always been a Martha fan and these cartridges did not disappoint when I received them. Did you know that you can buy them at Cricut.com and JoAnn's now? Isn't that cool!! Make sure you check out the cyber Monday deals today over on the Cricut site!

I used a Papertrey Ink die called take three on this card to get the three squares. You can get this same effect using your gypsy or Design Studio, but I just like running this die through my cuttlebug. Seriously easy and perfect every time!! I am seriously addicted to these dies...well, those dies, Cricut cartridges, Coach bags, and Judith Ripka jewelry *(starts to sing these are a few of my favorite things)*!

I used Papertrey Ink paper.
I cut this flower twice..once at 1 1/2" and then again at 1". I layered them ans then added this glittered brad.
This sentiment and square stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Make sure you check back in with me tomorrow because I have a super simple Christmas card that would be perfect for mass production!!

Have a wonderful week!


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60 comments:

Amy K said...

What a pretty card - I really like the windows and the flowers, and I always love polka dots!

Cindylu2u said...

Love the card, you always do a fabulous job!!

Georgei said...

very pretty card the color is very soft
thank for showing

Janett said...

This card is really cute! I love it!

Brigitte said...

Your card is so cute!. TFS

Anonymous said...

Melanie what a pretty card....I love your ideas and how when you make a card brings out my creative juices too....this card with a change of Christmas colors could easily be a Christmas thank you card. Your ideas are always appreciated by your many..many fans.

Joan Smith

Debbi said...

Great card! Can't wait to see the Christmas card tomorrow.
*smiles*
debbi

Kimberli said...

Such a pretty card, I love that die!!

Sandra said...

wow!
Sandra

scrappymama said...

once again, lovely. your cards look so simple yet elegant. ihem! TFS

Anonymous said...

Love that card. So nice to hear your mother is getting 'crafty'! It's always more enjoyable if someone works along side you. :) cathy cmwirt at verizon dot net

Deneen said...

Cute,cute,cute!! I love the polka dots.

Tami B. said...

I've been really wanting the MS carts & I saw where JoAnn's is having them for like $28 for cyber Monday. I hope this is true cause I plan on ordering them.

TheLastOfNine said...

Sweet card. Can't wait for tomorrow for your Christmas card, I set a deadline to start my cards on Dec.1st.
Gloria

mary stuart said...

very cute, Melanie!

JenE said...

Great card! So pretty, love the colors and window.

Karen said...

What a pretty card. I love the windows effect and the layered flowers. I see you have to offset them to get them to look right. I wondered what I was doing wrong! :)

Ann said...

Very simple, very pretty! I just ordered this but they sent the regular Elegant Cake not the Martha one. Looking forward to getting this to save on buying Martha's punches.
Mstgane
Ann

gmaJ said...

Another very pretty card! Like the paper choices you used!

Linda said...

Great card as usual! I have the MS Seasonal cake cart coming. Couldn't make up my mind about which one to get. Guess I should have gotten both when J's had them on sale.
Linda

Sharon said...

Oh so pretty!!! Love the flowers! :)

Kate said...

Great card! Such pretty little flowers!

Donna said...

Love this. I just ordered this cart from J's and will be making this card for sure. TFS

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Tabitha said...

I love the paper you used on your card. Very cute and simple. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

Such a pretty card. I really like the die cut.

Anonymous said...

very nice card!

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Love that card. I might have to order that PTI die. I was on the fence, but I LOVE the way you used it.
Thanks for sharing
Susan

LisaR said...

Cute card. Love the paper.

Sue Boyd said...

Sweet!

ScrappyMama said...

Pretty card & I love the paper choices! I assume that you now know how well you like your Judith Ripka jewelry? Please share with us (I'm one of the QVC "Queens" who urged you to try them); did yo send any of them back?

Scrapper69 said...

Soooo Pretty Melanie! I LOVE the Flowers! Lovely! Sooo happy that you and your mom can enjoy some crafting together! I Got my mom addicted to Card Making! Soooo I help her out by getting her the baby bug... and then last year I got her the Create... She LOVES it! And so now I buy her some of her cratridges for Christmas... She gets so excited when she gets new ones..... :o) Of course she doesn't have as many as me! :o) But she still LOVES getting them! :o)

Emily said...

Beautiful! I love the matching paper in different colors!

Carolee said...

Love your little flower. Thanks.

Shawna said...

I love this card. I haven't tried using the brads yet but I'm sure looking forward to it. I think I'm obsessed with crafting!! :o) Thanks for this great design!

marlene said...

Hi:
Your card of thanks is so cute with the windows. thanks
marlene- patiogirl

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love the squares.. wish I knew what size they were. :-(

Natalie M said...

Pretty card! I love the colors!
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Donna said...

Very simple and very cute. Thanks for sharing with us! Polka dots are my favorite and go with any season!

Blessings, Donna

Nana's Paper Things said...

Very pretty card, I love the pink and brown.
LizW in TX

Manhattan Mandie said...

Oooh, very pretty! Love this card

Windy said...

I like this card alot. I'll have to check out the Papertrey die. Thanks.

Share my Obsession said...

Very pretty, I am dying to get the MS Elegant, I have the other elegant cake but not MS one.

Kim. said...

A really pretty card in lovely colours and using a gorgeous die.
Kim xXx

Kim. said...

A really pretty card in lovely colours and using a gorgeous die.
Kim xXx

Elaine said...

What a lovely card. Cute die cuts, may have to look into getting those, sometimes I just love the ease of popping it into my CB too.

kim.mom said...

This is ADORABLE!! So glad you had awesome holidays!

socalsahm said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

JANLYNN said...

I really like this card. So very sweet. I am soo excited that we are getting a Joann's here where I live in the spring.

Luv 2 Create said...

Melanie,
I really like this die. Have not purchased any of the PTI dies yet.
I have not purchased any of the stamps this past year either. Have lots of old ones thou. I wish their dies embossed as well as cut like spellbinder dies do (luv them). Cute card. I like the triple cut. I wish my mom would get involved with crafts. It is wonderful that you and your mom have something in common.
Marcie

jamme Linda said...

This is one of my favorite cards. I like the colors you chose and the simplicity of it. Just plain cute.

mekei said...

i am still just admiring from afar. i'd like to have the dies here and start my own addiction.

Chris Wooten said...

wish my mom was still with us, but lost her over 10yrs ago. enjoy her while you can. so sweet you can go shopping and craft together.

great card too!

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Very pretty! Love the simplicity of it!

Crafty Sue said...

What a nice card. TFS

ITeachK said...

I love the soft square cut outs and darling flower!

Cynthia B. said...

Such a sweet and clean card! I've been resisting PTI for a while...I'm gonna have to cave soon. Nice card design- thanks so much for sharing!

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

This card is stunning! Great job on this one!
Hugs, Marit.

SHELLEE said...

Thanks for the heads up on where to purchase the Martha carts! As always, another great idea!
Shellee

BikerGranny said...

Very pretty - I like the 3D effect you created.

Lori with: SimplyMadeScrapbooks said...

Like the card, I wish I had this cartridge or any of the Marth cartridges...any chance you or Joy would be having a Martha Giveaway?
thx Lori

 
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