Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bloom and grow forever card made using the NEW April Showers mini Cricut cartridge.

Hello, friends!!

I hope you are all having a good week so far. I am having a quiet week which is so nice! I do not start school for a few more weeks and my son has gone back to school. Oh my goodness, it is so wonderful and quiet at my house most of the day.

Today's card is not one of my favorites that I have made with the Cricut cartridges from the new release April Showers Mini. I just love this release too...I think it is one of my favorites. I cut so many things from this cartridge for the layout I made using this cartridge(click here and scroll to see), so when I starting making the second thing I was nearly out of ideas. However, I made a third thing with this cartridge this weekend that I love. I will post that with er this week or next. I guess I was just crafted out by the time I made this one...sigh

The paper is from Close to My Heart as is the ribbon.
I cut this flower out at 3" and 2 1/2".
The stamps are a combo of Papertrey Ink and Close To My Heart.
The shapes that the stamped images are on are from punches in my stash that I layered.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey girl this may not be one of your favs but it is cute...I think I know what the problem is you love the Mother's Day mini too and you did layered flowers w/that one but this one is really sweet too..and I'm positive you've done more things last week-end than all of your gal pals put together so never doubt how special each and every piece you do is!! Thank you for bringing a bit of spring into my morning here in Canton, MI it's a brrrrr 28 out.....and that's not the wind chill factor.

Joan Smith

Georgei said...

this is very cute I like it alot

Melissa said...

I like it a lot! I love how you incorporated the ribbon into the actual flower petals and stem! Very cute!

Enjoy your quiet time! I'm hoping to get a little of that tomorrow!

Melissa

Sandra said...

thinking Spring already ... I like it!
Sandra ltb

mekei said...

SWWET!

Angels Way said...

I love it! I need the new spring cart now!

Deneen said...

Very cute! Love how you used the ribbon with the flower. I am waiting for my cartridge to arrive.

Joy said...

Oh I think this is pretty! Love the way you used the ribbons !

Karenduch said...

I really like the ribbon behind the flower petals. Nice touch! I am also enjoying the quiet in my house with the kids back in school! ladydevine73@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

You are too critical of your work. I like this one a lot.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Well, I think it is a great card. LOVE the PTI stamp. Dawn, the artist lives near me! She is soooo creative.
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

love your use of ribbon on this one!

Luv 2 Create said...

I love it!! Your flower is beautiful. Love the ribbon you incorporated in it. Great job. Beautiful card. I need this cart.
Marcie

Linda said...

Nice card!

Linda a

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Well, I love it! I like the way you incorporated ribbon into the flower. Don't think I have seen that before. Would love to know how you did it. I love the colors also. Personally would love to get a card like this! Keep up the good work.
TFS,
Cindy :)

Kelly said...

I'm not quite sure why you don't love it because I think it's adorable! I love the way you used the ribbon behind the flower and the colors are great! I can't wait to get my cart! TFS

Teresa said...

I think it is super cute. I love that it is dimensional, not just another flat flower

gmaJ said...

another beautiful card! TFS! Enjoy your quiet days!!

MeGlo said...

I love this card! The colors, the paper and stamps! Can't wait to attempt it!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

we are our worse critics, aren't we? love your card!

Susie said...

cute card love the flower and the ribbon you added is gorgeous

Scrapper69 said...

You know I LOVE all of your cards Melanie! This is nooo exception! I LOVE that paper and the flower is just popping! Like Spring!!!! :o) I know it's winter time but it's flipping COLD outside and snow is everywhere... And you've made me think of Spring! Something to look forward too! Thanks for Sharing it! :o) Enjoy the quite time! :o)

snappy scrappy said...

Cute...I love the colours. This cart will be great for making 3D flowers for all sorts of projects.

jordanbev5 said...

Yes, kids went back to school and now one is home sick. Oh well...Loved your ideas. Your card is one of my fav's! Probably will buy this cart or Mother's day one. Loving that the flowers are all together on one cart.

Scrappy Chic said...

I'm not understanding why you don't love this card. It's super cute. Better than any card I've ever made. Thank you for sharing. can't wait to see the project you love....I can only imagine how wonderful.

Crhiga said...

Very pretty floral card!!

Carol

JANLYNN said...

You may not think this is a favorite but it is darling. I guess this master gardener is going to have to put this cart on my wish list too.

Cynthia B. said...

Love the paper+ribbon for your flower card! So very pretty - thanks for sharing!

jamme said...

And you don't like this why? I think this is a darling card. Love the flower and how you have the bow like the leaves. Very cute.

creativeprincess said...

Sometimes things just don't turn out how you pictured them in your head but even if it is not your fav it is still wonderful!
Tara

Miranda said...

I think it is great! TFS

ITeachK said...

I love this card and the colors. The way you integrated the ribbon was great.

littleeifwife said...

Very funny!!! I just think you had a case of new cartridge excitement overdose!!!

Shari said...

If this isn't your favorite one, I can't wait to see the rest that you have made from this cartridge. I love this one, the flowers really patch the paper and are really cute.

cardchick said...

oooooh I like it...great color combo cute flower..and I like the way the leafs......

Donna said...

I love it! I love being able to go to my stash and putting together a card like you do too!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Amy K said...

I love how you added the ribbon beneath the paper flower.

Kimberli said...

You may not like it but I think its a beautiful card - I love the way you incorporated ribbon into the flower!!!

Roenick said...

I am really enjoying the 3D cards right now

Rae Finke said...

I think this one is very cute! All of your cards are just amazing. Happy New Year to you!!!

Thank you so much for your ENDLESS inspiration!

Rae

Kim. said...

It may not be your favourite but it sure is pretty, love the use of the ribbon with this cut.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, I wasn't planning on purchasing the new 2011 Spring seasonal minis but after seeing the wonderful cards you've been making well.....it's been lurking in the back of my mind so gosh darn if Cricut.com yesterday sent toe me their Green Wednesday special announcement and lo-and-behold the 2011 Spring minis are available for $49.99 geeze so since I was on the fence about these you know girl I just hopped off that fence ran to my computer and ordered them so can't wait ....Thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent:)


Joan Smith

Wendy said...

I love it! Sooo, pretty & your papers are perfect!

Lisa said...

I love this card, the flower is so sweet. I love the pastel colors too. thanks for sharing your AWESOME SAUCE talent!!!!

Craftylicious Hugs!
Lisa Sturgill

Delphia Kay McBride said...

very pretty, i think i like that cart. too.

 
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