Monday, November 8, 2010

O Christmas Tree O Christmas tree...card made using the NEW Trim the Tree Mini

Hello, friends! I hope you all had great weekends! I got a lot done this weekend, so it was a very productive one for me!

Today I have a card that I made using the NEW Trim the Tree mini. This cartridge has such elegant and delicate cuts. It is definitely one for those of you who are not into cutesy or whimsical cuts. This cartridge is great for cards, layouts, and even home decor!


I used DCWV Fall stack.
I cut the Christmas tree at 4" using DCWV glitter paper.
the stamp set is from Close To My Heart.
The little brown opaque pearls are also from Close To My Heart.
Totally off subject, but this weekend I have discovered Judith Ripka jewelry on QVC. It looks so beautiful and it is exactly my style. Have any of you ever bought any of her pieces? I am thinking of adding a few pieces to my Christmas list, but want to make sure the stuff is high quality. Her stuff is just so beautiful!!

Have a great week!!


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77 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful....can't wait to get mine...love the lacey look.
I ordered the Winter minis Fri. should have them in a few days...

My best friend owns tons of Judith Ripka jewelry and it's definately high quality....she'd own nothing less.....mixes it with her $$$$ jewelry and blends perfectly

Joan Smith

Georgei said...

wow this is so pretty card like all what you have done on it
thank for showing

Michele Spera said...

This tree is so elegant! I ordered my cart. waiting now for it to arrive. You did a beautiful job!
XMicheleX

Brigitte said...

WOW, this is so elegant!!! I love the colours and the layout. Can't wait to get mine.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! It's so elegant.

I haven't watched much jewelry on QVC since Mike Rowe (now of dirty jobs and Ford spokesman) used to help Joan Rivers sell her line there :D.

Maybe you should order a small "test" piece to see for your self :D.

jordanbev5 said...

I love your card! I wish I had this cartridge already because I have an idea to make one that stands up using chipboard. Your cards rock, and always inspire me! Thank you. As for the jewelry, I sorry I can't help you.

peacefulgardens said...

Very nice card. Caught my eye right away.
Judith Ripka jewelry is very good quality. A little pricey but for the quality it's worth it. Another is Southwest jewelry. Very nice and good material for the money.

Tammy said...

What a lovely card and cartridge.
smiles...Tammy

Anonymous said...

is this cart open for sales yet? i love this tree and other cuts.


katschriber
cen30611@centurytel.net

Karen said...

What a pretty tree! Can't wait to get going on my Christmas cards!

Pamela said...

Love the Christmas tree card! It is such a pretty tree. Can't wait to get busy on Christmas cards.

Nancy said...

I am in love with that tree. I have not look at that cart but I am now!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful, simple card - I love it!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

very pretty, love that treee

janine_jepsen said...

I don't know anything about the jewelry but wanted to say that I love that tree! Very pretty!
Janine

Teresa said...

You made a beautiful card. Very pretty cut.
tbeard

love2create said...

Love that you cut the tree on glitter paper - adds so much to the elegant touch of it!

Sorry can't help on the jewelry thing.

JeanH

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, that gold tree against the purple background sure gives it that elegant look1

Susan said...

BEAUTIFUL!

JANLYNN said...

Beautiful beautiful card. I love the lacy images on this cartridge.

fromtheowlsnest said...

super cute cards lately....love the balloon one!!

Kaye said...

I love this cart...right up my alley. Beautiful card...can't wait to use mine. Should be here TODAY!

SueB said...

I just LOVE this card!! Wonderful work, as always.
NOW...Ripka rocks!! I have many of her pieces, most of which have been purchased when they were TSVs. Her earrings are great because of the unique closure, like omega backs. Nice weighty jewelry, and I really like the overlay pieces. She really does match the design and workmanship from her high end line (and her store on 5th Ave in NYC is to DIE!) and translate them to her sterling line. Go for it! There is a pendant on the Ripka page that is on 5 easy pays. It's a great piece and something you may want to try as a starter piece to check it out. Not inexpensive but lovely pieces! Can you tell I'm a fan??
all the best-
Sue Brailey

Faye Scott said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the color choices. Thanks for sharing:)

Lynn B said...

OK I need to get the Trim the Tree mini. Love that tree. Very beautiful card. The colors are great.

Jen said...

What a beautiful card!Looks so classy. TFS
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love the colours too!!

BikerGranny said...

I really like that card; the tree is so beautiful!

Gwen said...

This card is so pretty! I love the tree cut it is so delicate.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful delicate tree! Just ordered the carts and can't wait for them to arrive! Judith Ripka jewelry is very good quality. My sister in law has TONS of it and speaks very highly of it!
Shellee

CARDS by SUSAN said...

BEAUTIFUL card ~ LOVE the tree! I don't own any Judith Ripka, I just wear a few pieces of my fine jewelery but I think it is VERY good jewelery.
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Susan said...

WOW - Beautiful!! You rocked this one girlfriend!

Miranda said...

Love, love, love your card! The colors are great!

Miranda

ScrappyMama said...

Melanie, if you like the style of Judith Ripka's jewelry, you won't be disappointed in the quality!! I'm one of many "QVC Queens" & have heard nothing but rave reviews; many of the hosts own her pieces (I believe the ones that she brings to QVC are designed especially for QVC but she has a high-end designer shop in NY...with designer price tags of course ;)!!). Also, QVC has a great return policy so you can comfortably buy 1 piece, get it home, make sure you like it before you get addicted to her jewelry...it's a great way for you to make sure it's right for you. Sorry for the long post, but I hope this info helps!!

Sharon said...

Oh this is just so beautiful! :)

Kathy said...

I just love swirly designs... this one is great... wish I were working so I could buy more cartridges! Thanks for sharing your creations with us... really helps my creative juices!

Scrapper69 said...

I'm not gonna lie Melanie... I thought this Cartridge was UGLY! Yes I Said it! :o) But your card looks sooo elegant... very dainty! I'm not gonna get it for me, but I think my Mom might like this cartridge... Thanks for showing me there is beauty in this cartridge... :o)

Jingle said...

This is really beautiful!

Betsy said...

Ah, shoot! Now I want that cartridge! That is so beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Betsy
agp@vom.com

Got2BCrafting said...

This looks beautiful! I am still waiting for my cartridge to arrive and I can not wait to use it!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Luv 2 Create said...

Melanie, I like your card. Bought the bundle and have already received them. But I have been looking for the gypsy update. Do you know when it will be out?
Marcie

Anonymous said...

Love this card! It's just my style.I'm a simple girl. And, yes Judith Ripka's jewelery is georgous. My daughter has quite a collection of her sterling rings and bracelets and loves them. Great quality. Keep the cards coming! myrnan2006@yahoo.com

Court said...

Gorgeous!

Kate said...

That tree is STUNNING!! I love the way the top layer extends over the bottom layer. Great job!!

My Lil' Bits said...

Just love it, very elegant!

scrappymama said...

love the elegance!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!!

Crhiga said...

Very pretty intricate cut!!!


Carol

Maureen Reiss said...

Very pretty card!!

Creative Bug said...

Just beautiful and dainty tree!

LindaLee

Manhattan Mandie said...

OOh, this is so pretty! TFS!

Elaine said...

Yay Melanie, this tree cut is just darling! Love how the card came out.

Windy said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card!

Ann said...

Just a beautiful card!!!!!!!!!!!
Mstgane
Ann

lindagk23 said...

This is a beautiful card! I really love the look of all of the designs on that cart. I have been waiting by th ewindow for several days now waiting for mine! Thanks for sharing. lindagk23

BethAnn said...

Beautiful and elegant card, Melanie. Love the colors that you used, and the cartridge looks like one I'll "need" to be getting! Thanks for all the fun ideas. BethAnn M.

love2quilt95 said...

I didn't think I wanted this cart, but now, I'm just going to have to add it to my wishlist. Lacey and intricate, just what I like. Thanks!

jamme Linda said...

Very fancy dancy Christmas tree card. It looks so elegant. Oh and the Judith Ripka jewelry, I agree it's beautiful.

Luria said...

Very elegant card I love the detail.TFS

Luria
riad2004@bellsouth.net

missionofjoycandles said...

That is a simply beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Very pretty! I love the elegant cuts on this cartridge! I can't wait to order it!

Marian Gr said...

Very Beautiful card! I really like this cart. The images are so lacy and dainty looking!

Thank you for sharing!

Kel said...

Beautiful card!! Love it!

Krickatron said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card! And you're right about home decor. I bet that Christmas tree would look great cut out in vinyl!

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Amy K said...

The colors of this card are beautiful. I love how the green looks against the purple.

Sorry, I can't help with the jewelry decision. I'll have to take a look online.

gmaJ said...

The card is really pretty, but why is doesn't it put white behind the bottom left part too? Kinda makes it look lopsided!! Otherwise I think it is a very pretty, elegant looking card and the cartridge has some potential!! Might need it on my wish list after all!!

Sandra said...

love it!
Sandra

Sherie said...

I love that Christmas tree card. So beautiful and elegant. Thank you for sharing.

coolmommaweed said...

My wish list of cartridges just keeps on growing! I need to hurry up and find a job so I can buy them! lol

This cartridge is pretty. The card is very elegant and understated. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful! I didn't think I needed this cart. TFS!!!

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten (at) hotmail (dot) com

Scrappin out of the Box said...

LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE THIS ONE!!

Holly Hudspeth said...

Love that tree. It is just stunning. Great card Mel.

Jennifer said...

Melanie,

You and your beautiful cards make the Cricut Cartridges sooooo hard to resist!!! :) Now if only they came with a bit of your creativity and talent! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer

Cindylu2u said...

OOOH .ove the cut of the tree, looks great!!

Lori with: SimplyMadeScrapbooks said...

such an elegant card, I love this cartridge...it is on my ever growing 'wish list' thanks for sharing and for a chance to win a cuttlebug. Lori

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW, this is so elegant!!! I love the colours and the layout.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Beautiful card/tree.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

 
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