Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Birthday wishes card made using Picturesque Cricut cartridge!

Hello, friends!!

I saw a few questions yesterday that I will answer for you.
Q: One of them is where do I get my double dot paper?
A: I get it from a local store, but you can order it by the sheet online.  One of the places online that I have ordered it from is called Croppin' Paradise. Just google Bo Bunny double dot paper and there will be lots of places you can find it online.
Q: How did I layer yesterday's card?
A: I cut out the top layer several times(once in black, once in white, and once in pink) and used the cut outs in the open spaces. Still confused? I will do another post about this another time that includes pictures.
Q: How do I tie my bows and will I do a video?
A: I have been asked this many times and want to do a video, but I am not sure how helpful it would be as it is hard to tie a bow with my arms around my camera.  You see, my camera set up for filming has my tripod between my knees and it means I have to reach around to tie bows. This is not conducive for bow tying, but the best way to film. As soon as I figure out a better way I will certainly do it. I will say this, practice does make perfect. Practice practice practice! That is the best bit of advice I can give you.   

Today I have a card that is perfect for when you need something super fast. I made it using the Picturesque cartridge which is my all time favorite cartridge. This cartridge has a very fun card feature that cuts very pretty cards including this butterfly card below.

I used Core'dinations cardstock and Bo Bunny double dot. I cut this card using my 12x12 size mat and used the fit to page button. It cuts a little smaller than a A2 sized card once folded in three ways.
I added colored paper behind the butterflies to make them pop. then, I used some clear rhinestones to add just that little bit more.
I used my white pen to add stitching and antennae.
The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you all back here tomorrow!

Have a terrific Tuesday!!

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38 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Cute! The more I use the Picturesque cart, the more I like it.

Georgei said...

what a pretty card

K-E Kreations said...

What a pretty card!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Terrific! love the bling!

Cindylu2u said...

Your card is gorgeous, and thanks for answering all the questions!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your card is sooooo beautiful!!

Scrappy Chic said...

Love the card. I like black with other bright colors...they pop! BTW love your nails...not the traditional white tip...sparkle!

Sandra said...

butterflies are always fun - love the use of gems for the body!
Sandra ltb

Miranda said...

Very pretty! I love butterflies!

Sherry said...

Thanks for a cute card that is simple to make when you are in a time crunch

Crystal said...

Still have Picturesque on my wish list....

Elaine said...

Melanie, this is such a cute card. I totally want Picturesque now!

Linda said...

Such a cute card! I got that cart with my champagne E but havent' had a chance to use it. You have inspired me. Also thanks for answering about the bows - I was one of those asking. I will be patiently waiting.

Linda

Anonymous said...

So cute! You are so talented thanks for sharing....I love this cart. too but can't find it anywhere...boo...hooo.....this is the sound of a sad cricuteer!




Joan Smith

Crafty in Crandall said...

Very adorable card I love your blog
and joy's blog too can wait to see what you come up with next.

Carolee said...

Another great card. I do love this cartridge - it's on my list of must have's. Thanks for all the details. Your white pen always enhances your cards beautifully.

lisa said...

So simple and cute! Thanks for the ideas.

lbwink

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Love the rhinestones.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Beautiful card. I have that cartridge but really haven't used it at all. Gotta get on it!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

ScrappyMama said...

I just got Picturesque for Christmas (haven't used it yet), I didn't know it had this card cut on it...now I'm really excited about it!! Cute card...thanks for sharing & for taking the time to answer some FAQ; it's nice to know that you really must read our comments!!

Anonymous said...

Hello there Mel well...I'm the one who keeps call you the Bad Influence...well....here I go again (tee hee) I also keep telling you how much I want the Picturesque cartridge (because of you) Well...I got an e-mail from Jo-Ann's it showed Cartridges reg $89.99 for $39.99 and displayed Picturesque...so you know what I did....so now am excited I'll finally be the proud owner of this cartridge. I just had 2 tell U :)


Joan Smith

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the detailed info with all you have to do it is very admirable of you to address your fans this way...kudos Mel !!




Joan Smith

Jingle said...

So cute!

Donna said...

I love the way you cut out the little butterflies and decorated them. Very cute card and thank you for answering the questions!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Angela said...

Love the tri-fold. Very pretty.

Kimberli said...

Very pretty card!! I love the way the butterflies pop off that black background!

JenE said...

So pretty!

Scrapper69 said...

Very Pretty Card Melanie! Gotta LOVE picturesque! :o)

AJoy said...

I heart butterflies!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Dilsaver Designs said...

So cute, who doesn't love butterflies? Thanks for sharing!

Windy said...

Cute card! I love the polka dot butterflies!

Dawn said...

Pretty!

~Dawn
http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

jamme said...

You are correct. This is a cute and simple card. Love it. Actually I would love to receive any of your cards.

cardchick said...

very pretty card...need to take a second look at that cart..tfs.

Staying Crafty said...

Oh wow! This is pretty :)

missionofjoycandles said...

Beautiful card. I just picked up this cartridge, it has so many wonderful images on it I can't decide where to start.

Sarah said...

This is such a cute card! I definately need to check out this cartridge.

JANLYNN said...

Beautiful colors and I love butterflys. A perfect combination. Thanks for answering the questions.

 
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