Monday, March 7, 2011

Congrats! Butterfly card using Picturesque and Paper Lace cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I am back from the most wonderful trip EVER! I had the best time meeting all of the winners of the cruise and teaching my class. I have to tell you all that the cruise line we went on was incredible! If any of you are thinking about going on a cruise take a look at Holland America. The service was SPECTACULAR and the food was INCREDIBLE! I could not have been happier with everything about that cruise!

Also, I met some really wonderful people and got to see some people that I already knew. We all had a blast together. It was so fun. If Cricut ever does another cruise giveaway, make sure you send in your scratch off's for the second chance giveaway! It seemed like there was quite a few people that won the cruise that way.

Today's card is actually one of the cards that I was going to teach on the boat, but ended up teaching a book instead. In fact, all of the cards that I am showing this week were ones I was going to teach on the boat. They are all a bit more simple than my usual cards, but I was going for a basic cardmaking with your Cricut class.

This first card was to show how to use a Cricut cut as your focal point. You see, there are many ways to use your Cricut in making cards and this is the easiest and first one I will show you.

The butterfly tag is cut using Picturesque and the sentiment is from Paper Lace.

I cut the tag out at 2 1/2".
I cut the butterfly out as a layer at 1 1/2".
Congrats was cut at 1/2".
The paper I used is Bo Bunny Double Dot.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I missed you all very much and have lots to show and teach you this week!

Have a MAGICAL Monday!

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65 comments:

Melissa said...

Welcome home Melanie! You were missed! Glad to hear you had such a great time and I guess I didn't know you could send in non winning tickets! Note to self to tuck that away for later date just in case!

Carlene said...

Welcome back and thanks for sharing such a pretty card! I have been wanting this cart!
:-)

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

That's a beautiful card. I'm happy you had such a good time. Blessings.

Short Scrapper said...

Welcome back! So glad you had a good time on the cruise. Looking forward to hearing all about it -

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely card! Glad you had such a great time :D.

mimikat33 said...

Love your card, is that a tag cut you made? Welcome back.

Tanya T said...

Welcome back! I have Picturesque and have been wanting Paper Lace...hmmmm, "enabler alert!" No, seriously, Thanks for the inspiration!
Tanya
thomfam@inreach.com

Beebeebabs said...

Welcome back. Such a lovely card tfs!!

Amy said...

Beautiful! Love that butterfly and the colors.

Cathy said...

Welcome back, glad you had a great time. I like the card, your butterfly pops with your color choices.
Cathy
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Connie Gage said...

I love the pretty card and love the colors in this...very pretty.

Maryellen said...

We missed you last week! So glad you had a great time. Love today's
card, very pretty!
-Maryellen

mekei said...

fancy

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Cute card...TFS! I just won Paper Lace on ebay a few days ago...waiting patiently for it to show up in my mailbox. Can't wait to see what else you'll share later this week.

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten

stuart said...

welcome back, Melanie! Sounds like the cruise was a lot of fun. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Miranda said...

Welcome Back! Glad to hear you had an awesome time! But just as glad to have you back with all of your wonderful projects!

Gramjak said...

Melanie -- so happy you had a great time on the Crict cruise. Isn't the HA private Island wonderful?

Denise said...

Welcome back! I loved my family's trip on Holland America last June. My parents cruise constantly and travel by Holland's ships. They are going 24 days to Italy next fall. Love this card. Simple is always great.

SHELLEE said...

I love the butterfly on the card! I would have known this was a "Melanie" card just by seeing the dotted paper! Very pretty!
Shellee

KySunShine said...

Welcome back. Always such great ideas and I never seem to have the right cartridge.

northwoodszoo said...

So glad the trip was awesome -- can't wait to hear more details and for you to show us your inspirations.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Glad you had a good time. You deserve it with all the work you do for Provo Craft!
Great card, even though you say it is simple
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Donna said...

Very nice card! Welcome home and so glad you had a wonderful vacation! I'm sure it was a great trip!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Kate said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely time. Gorgeous card!

4kids4 said...

Glad you're back! I missed that Bo Bunny paper!! :-) Pretty card!

~Sharon C.

Scrapper69 said...

Welcome Back Melanie! Sooo Glad you're home! I've missed your posts... :o) The card is lovely! I like that butterfly cut! :o)

Dakota Bear said...

Welcome home! Happy to hear you had a great time. Yes, Hollan America is a wonderful cruise line. I have sailed on them twice and will be again in August.

I like the simple card very much.

Luv 2 Create said...

Welcome home, so glad you are back, I missed you guys. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time - well deserved. Cute card.
Marcie

Luria said...

Glad you had a great time. And glad you are back what a cute card looks very easy TFS.

Luria

snappy scrappy said...

Pretty card...love that Bo bunny double dot!! Hope you had a blast on the cruise.

Crhiga said...

Glad you had fun on the cruise. Love the card!!!

Carol

JenE said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a wonderful time. The only cruise I was on was Holland America. Great service it right!
Lovely card, great colors and I've never made a tag on a card before. I'll have to try that!

Nana Jo said...

Welcome Home - great card -

ScrappyMama said...

Welcome Home!!!!

Windy said...

Glad you're safely home and had a good time. I love this card! I like to use tags and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks.

Angela said...

Even the "simple" ones you create blow me away. Question: How do you haul everthing you need to teach a class on a cruise? The one cruise I went on I packed way too much clothes. Can't imagine trying to include scrapbooking supplies as well.

Kimberli said...

Pretty card!! Welcome home, glad you enjoyed your cruise!!

SherriC. said...

welcome back, you were missed.....
I can't wait to hear and see all about the cruise...and I am already starting to save up for the next one.....

PurpleLadyBug said...

Welcome back, Melanie! Sounds like the cruise was a lot of fun.

kperlic@hotmail.com

Julia said...

Simple beauty!

Morgan said...

I love the Picturesque cart!!

Cindy Kronberg said...

The card is beautiful! I love the butterfly too.

ITeachK said...

Welcome home. I hope you had a fantastic time! I love this card. I look forward to all of your cards this week!

Peg Toth said...

welcome back. I just love the beautiful card! Your ideas are wonderful.

mahuntington said...

So glad you're home safe and sound and healthy. What a dream trip you had.

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaaw, how pretty!! Love it:)
Sherrie K.
sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Rose said...

Welcome Home!!!Sounds like you had a wonderful time.So Glad you Ladies made it home...SAFE & SOUND!!! Can't wait to hear all about the great FUN you Ladies had.

Love that butterfly,I don't have these cart.Picturesque is now on my wish list.TFS

Crazyscrapinmom said...

I have been looking forward to you getting back i found you site while you were away. I have really enjoyed it and all the great ideas. Thanks for your Inspiration.

JANLYNN said...

Really pretty card. Cruises are the most fun. You are pampered from your first step on till your last step off.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really pretty card!! Welcome back!

Cynthia B. said...

Welcome back! Thanks for sharing this card...it may be simple, but it's quite lovely and elegant.

Amy said...

Pretty card! I love butterflies :)

SGilley said...

Very pretty card! not crazy about the black shadow behind "congrats" but your work is ALWAYS beautiful and inspiring! thanks for sharing. sonyagilley@yahoo.com

scrappinpatty said...

How pretty is this?!!! Love the "springy colors"!! Glad to have you back...now lets get busy!! LOL

Kaycee said...

Glad you had a great cruise!!! Missed your projects!!! Glad your back! :D

Kristen Ann said...

Glad to have you back. Hope to see some cruise pictures. Very cute tag; love how the butterfly jumps out at you.

cricutharper said...

Nice. Welcome back! We missed you.

cardchick's world said...

welcome back!!!! luv this card design...and fabulous color combo too....can hardly wait to see the pics you took....

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Melanie so glad you had an awesome time! Beautiful card! I'm actually thrilled you have some simple cards to share...can't wait 2 C them....


Joan Smith

Kim. said...

Welcome back so glad you had a wonderful time. Lovely card in a great colour combo.
Kim xXx

shrtnsassy said...

Love this card! Love the colors and the butterfly!

Latinacreativa said...

So glad to have you back-I'm sure the memories will be treasured by all who were able to attend. I look forward to seeing what your trip inspires!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the ideas using cricut cuts as focals. I've done it before, but I have a tendancy to go for the more intricate designs.I love this card. Thanks and welcome home.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Glad you had a good time on the cruise. I love cruising. Love the butterfly on this card. Thanks for sharing.

Memories by Renae said...

that is a great idea to use a tag on the top of a card. I am going to have to do that on my next card project.

 
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