Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy birthday card using Picturesque and Paper Lace

Good morning, friends!

This is late going up because I am scrambling at the moment. I have a make-up test this morning that I found out about yesterday evening. Not much studying has been done and I am more than a little panicked! I thought I was going to take my test on Wednesday, so I am a little unprepared to take it this morning :-( Anyway, fingers crossed it goes well.

Oh by the way, I did make an 'A' on my Economics test I had before I left. I found that out yesterday as well. I cannot believe I did so well. I was sure I had made a low 'B' or something. It is the most boring class ever too!

Ok, so today is lesson #2 of cardmaking with your Cricut. Today's card is made using Picturesque and Paper Lace again. Today's technique is making a shaped card. Sometimes you just don't want the plain Jane A2 size, but don't want to pull out DS or Gypsy to weld a new shape. Well, some cartridges already have some cards ready to cut. Some of the are shapes, but some are still rectangular, but have interesting pieces and parts. The card feature on Picturesque has interesting pieces and parts.

This dragonfly card is very simple to make and can be used for many different occassions. I just love anything with dragonflies or butterflies, so I have cut both cards from this cartridge at some point.

I used Bo Bunny Double Dot paper and Papertrey Ink ribbon. The card is cut out at 4 3/4".
Happy Birthday is from Paper Lace and is cut out at 3/4"
The dragonfly's wings are cut at 2 3/4"

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am off to study some more as my test is in an hour and a half!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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38 comments:

Ann said...

I too love butterflies and dragonflies. Love the coloring and make have to look into PICTURESQUE.
Mstgane
Ann

Maureen Reiss said...

Love this card!! Soooo pretty!! Good luck on the test.

Cathy said...

Love the dragonfly card,as well as the untraditional card shope.TFS
Cathy
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card

SHELLEE said...

Love the double dots and the extra surprise flap when the card is opened! Good luck on the test!
Shellee

Kimberli said...

Good luck on your test!! Your card is so pretty, I love the different shades of purple!!

snappy scrappy said...

Very pretty...love the purple and the double dot.

Scrapper69 said...

Good Luck on your Test Melanie! Your card is lovely.... I like the color combo.... :o)

Susan said...

I also love dragonflies. This card is beautiful. Anyone would feel special receiving it. Good luck on your test.

Emily said...

So cute! I love all of the polkadot paper :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Love your beautiful card... I know you will do great on your test. So sad you didn't have time to teach me how to make that PERFECT... :-(

PurpleLadyBug said...

I love the colors! Good luck on your test :)

kperlic@hotmail.com

SherriC. said...

I Love this card Melanie!!!! I love the purple paper.....good luck on your test!!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Congrats on you last test and good luck on the up-coming test! Cute card! Thanks for the info on shaped cards on the cartridge
Thanks for sharing
Susan

BethAnn said...

Good luck with the test Melanie! I can't believe you found the time to share this beautiful card, when you have so much else to do. Thank you! BethAnn M.

KySunShine said...

Love it my favorite colors too.

AJoy said...

I hope your test went well for you!

I love butterflies too! Cute card.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Luria said...

This a very pretty card and it is in my fravorite color purple. TFS

Luria

Anonymous said...

Great card love butterflies and dragonflies too! Good Luck on your test today and congrats on your A !!
I so appreciate the card class because I love everything you do so despite your busy schedule thanks for all you do and you do it with lots of passion and love.

Joan Smith

Northwoodszoo said...

Pretty in Purple, Picturesque and Paper Lace!

lynny_tin said...

Good luck on you test today! You can do it! Very cute card! Lynn

Kate said...

Very pretty! I hope you did well on your test!

Marjorie said...

Thinking of you today with your test!

Very pretty card. I love dragonflies and butterflies also. I like to make double wings on them so that it looks like they are really flying. The colors that you used are so pretty together.

motherloves3 said...

I love dragonflies and butterflies and use them a lot on my cards. Yours is beautiful.

JenE said...

Love your card! Love that you used purple (my fave!) for the dragonfly too! So springy :)
Good luck on your test!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, I love the papers and the faux stitching!

Kaycee said...

Adorable!!! With the three pages on the inside, it could even be a mini-album. :D Thanks!!!

Donna said...

Congratulations on your A grade! Boring - yes, necessary - absolutely!

I love tri-fold cards. Leaves me the room for stamped sentiments and lots of room for writing.

Love the Dragonfly on the front!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Kim. said...

Congrats on the 'A' and I hope the other tests went as well.
Love the card, the dragonfly is beautiful as is the colours.
Kim xXx

Connie Gage said...

Love this card a lot....so neat.

Peg Toth said...

I love it! Thanks.

Shelley said...

Love the dragonfly and the colors....and the dots too! :)
Hope you did well on your test.

Shelley
shelleymace1@gmail.com
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

I hope you did well on the exam. Love the colors you used on this card.

Memories by Renae said...

I love dragonflies and love the card.

mimikat33 said...

The purple colors are beautiful, my daughter's favorite color is purple and this will be her birthday card in June, Picturesque is one cartridge I need. Great Job on your school grades, amazing multi-tasking and we appreciate the effort. Thank you

Kat
cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com/

gloriosa said...

Wow, the elegant ledges and damask decor are fabulous, love the designs you created. Thanks for your giveaway,

Tracy T said...

Pop up features are really nice, colors are just beautiful just in time for the summer. Great giveaway...p.s. good luck on your test.

Diane said...

LOVE that Paper Lace -- how elegant!

 
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