Monday, May 23, 2011

Everyday is a gift card made using the Elegant Edges card.

Hello, friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! It is already so very hot here in Dallas. At one point my car said it was 98 degrees. Apparently, summer is here. sigh...Have I ever mentioned how much I hate summertime in Texas? Not fun...not fun at all!

Today's card is made using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I was sitting in my room looking at my cartridges needing to make something, but had no idea what I was going to make. Then I remembered how great Elegant Edges is and rather quickly got a plan together. I love it when that happens!

The paper is from Echo Park.
The stacked shapes are Spellbinders dies that I cut out using my cuttlebug. The I cut this butterfly out at 3/4" using the Elegant Edges cartridges.
The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I will see you all back here tomorrow, my sweets!!

Have a MAGICAL Monday!

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136 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely card! I really do love it when it a card just comes together. I relate to Texas summers, I grew up in Florida and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I answered, "cold".

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! TFS!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful card! I love all of the papers. TFS

Tiffany
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Short Scrapper said...

I've been looking for this cartridge for a long time (I guess since it's been out). Don't want to order it, but may have to. Sweet sweet card!

Ann said...

I have to make my hubbie an anniversary card (48th) for Wednesday so I hope mine comes together like yours. Florida is hot too but I like it better than cold. TFS!!
Ann

Joan Smith said...

Pretty card....I agree w/U Elegant Edges rocks....I'm so excited I ordered Paper Lace 2 and Yee Haw on Cricut.com...they have a great promo going on the releases...so tnx so much for all your great projects..it really spiced up my anticipation for these two new carts.

Doris P. said...

i am so excited - i am getting my elegant edges this week!!! love the card!!
parkernana5@cox.net

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Beautiful card, Melanie! Oh, I know how hot Texas can be, that is why I moved away after 3 years there! Too hot for me!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

GopherMommy said...

I have this cartridge being FedEx to me right now!! I am so excited to use it. Thanks for the card idea!!!

Elaine said...

Great card! I am loving Elegant Edges, very versatile and quick to inspire ideas.

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Just picked up this cart, can't wait to use it! Thanks for the inspiration!
Esigmon at cox dot net

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

These are all awesome! Lovin' the Bo-Peep and Cindy Lou pages esp- thanks for the inspiration! :)

Corrie M. said...

Great card, love the colors!

Jewels said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL....love that paper, so soft and pretty.

Happy Craftin'!
Jewels
http://beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

I live in Texas too but enjoy the heat. I'm originally from Canada where it was always cool except for maybe six weeks in the summer and even then it wasn't hot like here. When it gets too hot I think about having to shovel snow...makes the heat not so bad. lol Have a great day.

Ginny K. said...

Lovely card. I is wonderful when things just flow and come together for a card! ~Gin~

Cindy Araneda said...

Love my Elegant Edges cartridge! There are so many uses for it. Really like how your card turned out. Thanks for all your inspiration!

mamalakis said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win an amazing craft box. You and Joy are the best

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I feel you on these hot Texas summer days. If the weather now is a prelude on what to expect this summer I will never go outside.

Jane said...

Beautiful card. Have to get me that cartridge.

Joan V said...

Such a pretty card. Elegant Edges looks like a great cartridge to have. Thanks for sharing.

Cyndi S said...

What a beautiful card. I love the color combination that you used.
cstephenson at q dot com

Joy said...

Such a pretty card !! Love the papers, the butterfly and the sweet sentiment !
xoxo Joy

dm.brinker said...

I love all your cards and ideas. You always get me interested in another of the cricut cartridges.

Stephanie A said...

This is a really beautiful card. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

Very pretty card Melanie. Love the paper!

Yes - summertime in Texas is NOT fun. I totally agree. UGH. At least you are getting rain! Please be so kind as to send some down to Houston!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Around here, I would welcome warmer and drier weather.

Cin said...

So very cute card. I love it!

Wendy said...

You should do a tutorial on tying bows! Beautiful!

annieb said...

Cute card. Really came together well. TFS

snappy scrappy said...

Great card...that cart is on my list!!!

Chris said...

Love this card. Good reminder too on those days when we need a little boost.

Carol T said...

I really like this card. I haven't bought this cartridge. Thanks!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful card. Especially like the butterfly. I would like to know what Spellbinders dies you specifically used for the stacked layering. I have some but do not have those. I'm working on a Father's Day card for my hubby using Handyman Cricut Lite cartridge and asked my hubby for some actual 1 1/2" nails to use. He wantedt o know why I needed the nails but of course I could not tell him. After last night's storm it is suppose to be in the 80s by this afternoon here in Central TX

Micia said...

this card is beautiful!! I love it!

micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Aleda Haynes said...

Everyday is a gift. Thank you for making this card. Our little church just lost a wonderful young lady to suicide. We all need to remember that EVERYDAY IS A GIFT.

Aleda Haynes said...

Everyday is a gift. Thank you for making this card. Our little church just lost a wonderful young lady to suicide. We all need to remember that EVERYDAY IS A GIFT.

Aleda Haynes said...

Everyday is a gift. Thank you for making this card. Our little church just lost a wonderful young lady to suicide. We all need to remember that EVERYDAY IS A GIFT.

Aleda Haynes said...

Everyday is a gift. Thank you for making this card. Our little church just lost a wonderful young lady to suicide. We all need to remember that EVERYDAY IS A GIFT.

Kate said...

I really like the gems you used on the butterfly!

JaniceA said...

Beautiful card!!! I love Elegant Edges.

Cindy said...

What a darling card! I have elegant edges cart on my list of one of the next ones to buy. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous creations.

cdm317 said...

What a fabulous card!

cdm317 said...

What a fabulous card!

Nancy said...

Another cartridge to add to the list. I agree with the weather. I live in NC but thought I would melt over the weekend. I wish I lived near you so we could share.

Meems said...

Your ideas never cease to amaze me...wish my brain worked that way! Thanx for sharing your talent with all of us.

Pamela said...

That's a really pretty card. I was looking at the edges of the layers and trying to figure out where the "Elegant Edges" were when I read that the butterfly was from Elegant Edges!

Carolee said...

Another lovely card with great color choices and your doodling. How do you mail these bulky cards?

Beth said...

Pretty card. Love the paper (EP is at the top of my list). I didn't realize Elegant Edges has a butterfly. Need to go back to the manual and see what else I'm missing.

Nancy said...

I love your card. Your colors and patterns on the papers look so great together. I cam never get different patters just right together. What is your trick?

Jennie said...

So cute! Love the card!
jhilligus@yaho.com

Jeanie said...

Very nice card. Keep safe there in Dallas.

Carol L said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of pattern paper :0). Have a blessed day!!!
Hugs, Carol L.

-mandy said...

That little butterfly is so cute! What a great card!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

Marissa said...

you always manage to make the cutest things!

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie thank you for sharing your beautiful card! You do such a great job at putting together just the right papers, how do you do it?
surfnfroggie

Kaye said...

Beautiful card. Someone mentioned using for an upcoming wedding anniverary and I had thought the same thing. Thanks for the inspiration. Add me to the list of "not a fan of hot weather"!

Nana's Paper Things said...

What a cute card, I just love butterflies!
LizW in TX

Terry said...

I love all you card layouts and am so inspired to try my hand a new things I didn't think I could accomplish. Thank you sooooo much.
Terry W.

Vanessa said...

Such a pretty card with so many nice details! Thanks for sharing!

Lyn said...

I am leaving my comment in regards to the Rewind on some of your cartridges, that also came today. I have the Cindy Loo cartridge you featured and the Wall Decor and More. Many of the ones I have bought have been because of seeing projects you have posted using them. I love getting these e-mails and have tried using a number of the card ideas using yours as guides. I would love to win that goody box. The 2 cartridges are both ones I don't have. One can always hope. Lynda

Northwoodszoo said...

What a lovely thought on a lovely card. Thank you for sharing.

Lyn said...

Back again. Do like this card. Have filed the idea using the 2 background papers in my idea file. You folks got me started on doing cards and I am having a ball doing them. Lyn

Brenda said...

Beautiful Card, That I'm Excited About Purchasing The Elegant Edges Cartridges.
Thanks For Sharing

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. TFS

ellen s. said...

love love those details!

Kim. said...

This is a lovely card, it is always good when a plan comes together.
Kim xXx

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers you used and the cute butterfly! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day! lindagk23

Priscilla said...

Your card is beautiful

mary said...

It was 95' at 5 pm yesterday in the Charlotte, NC area. Today it is suppose to get hotter. Ugh! I have so liked the 70's or even the 80's. I don't like the very cold (grew up in MN) or the very hot (lived 10 years in FL.). I wish there was a happy medium all year round.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and love the Toy Story layouts!

Cindy
crdhins@ymail.com

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love this so much! It's so pretty!

TropicalWon said...

Very Elegant and beautiful card!! I love the butterfly and the little pearl accents!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! I hope you stay cool!!
Amanda

Amanda.peterman at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

Love this card, so pretty! The paper is beautiful! TFS! I recently purchased elegant edges and can't wait to use it! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica at comcast dot net

Annette M said...

what a cute card! I have this cart...gonna have to use it!

MichelleT said...

love the "take flight" layout and the card! Beautiful ideas always inspire me to be more creative! TFS!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really pretty card!!

Linda said...

Sweet card. Love the sentiment.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

kathr said...

Gorgeous card ,as for you Texas Summers, I would give anything fo a bit of that heat, at the mo here in Scotland temp is approx 10degrees and blowing a gale 80/90 miles an hour, still I can always retreat to my craft room..lol....hugs Kath...

Amy said...

Super pretty! Just stay in the AC and craft, and share your lovely creations with us!

Heather said...

So pretty. TFS

Angela said...

How gorgeous! That butterfly is the best!

Got2BCrafting said...

Oh it's just beautiful!! I LOOOOOVE the paper you chose. The butterfly is so pretty with those little pearls too! I hope you can stay cool... I am wearing Ugg boots and a sweater! LOL!
Lori

gypsyrps said...

The card is really sweet. Sure to brighten anyones day.
TFS

Debbie Long said...

Beautiful card. I know what you mean when you say it is HOT!! I live in SC and we have been having some hot days here also. Love the colors that you chose and also how the butterfly came out. Again, a very beautiful card.

skiantan@aol.com

Mary said...

What a pretty card! It would be a blessing to receive and to send such a beautiful card. I grew up in Grand Prairie so I understand your feelings about the Texas heat. I do miss Texas people though.

Cindy P. said...

Beautiful Card. Love the paper combo and all the layering. Gives me inspiration1
Cindy http://cardcrazeeme53.blogspot.com/

Reneeleeak said...

Such a pretty card. Hope your temp goes down some! It's only 54 here. (We want ours to go up!)
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Kelly Massman said...

Really beautiful, Melanie!

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely card! You always come out with great designs.
I hear you on the HEAT! I live in Houaton, so I'm just preparing myself for the big a/c bill...and lots of time at our neighborhood pool. ;) TFS!

Treva said...

Cute card, tfs!

Lakeshia B. said...

Very pretty!

Nati Tristan said...

Dallas! Woo hoo! I like texas a lot! I hope you stay cool and hydrated! And that's a darling little card!

Crhiga said...

Very pretty card!!

Carol

Cassandra said...

LOL..when I first read the title of today's post, I read it as everyday is a "gift card" and I thought...boy this should be interesting...LOL...but now I see...every day is a gift - card.

:)

Joni said...

elegant edges is at the top of my wish list. Great samples. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Oh so very sweet. I love all the embelishment.

chidunco@aol.com said...

Thank you for elegant edges card. That's a great design.

chidunco@aol.com

Nadia's World said...

So pretty!

I know what you mean about the summers...it gets pretty hot here in Atlanta as well....sigh...

TFS!

Nicole T.

Lisa said...

Love it!

Kim said...

Such a Pretty card:)

Vickie said...

Beautiful card. TFS. You can send the heat us to Idaho I'd love to have a bit of summer right about now. It snowed in parts of this area this past weekend. God Bless

Luria said...

Very Cute Card TFS.

Luria

iluv2scrap said...

You make such lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
PJ

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! Have to have Elegant Edges..thank you for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Such a pretty card. Stay cool!!

Pam said...

Wow I love this card. Would be thrilled to get this. I would love
to find this cart. Its on my wish list now.

Miranda said...

Great card! I agree 100% with the summer thing! I live in Louisiana and feel your pain!
Miranda

Mimi said...

Great sentiment!!

melz scrap shack said...

great card! you are so creative. I really love your ideas!

Dakota Bear said...

Beautiful card! I bought this cart when it first came out, but I haven't used it.

I ususally finish my visits there by the middle of June, might have toi change that rule this year, if I want to see my grandson before he goes off to West TX for college.

Angie P. said...

Melanie, Very pretty card! Elegant Edges is one of my favorites!

SallyP said...

Great card! I need to break down and get the Elegant Edges cartridge.

Felix Matthews said...

What a bright, pretty card, I like it alot!

chidunco@aol.com said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! I have to check out the cart. Thanks.
chidunco@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Ninety eight degrees is much too hot! The weather in PA was in the mid 70's today and I thought that was hot. Beautiful Card! The Elequent Edges Cartridge is very tempting!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I really like the card the you made with Elegant Edges cartridge. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)
Delama

Marian Gr said...

Beautiful card---thank you for sharing!

Peg Toth said...

beautiful card. I love the Elegant Edges!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

How lovely, it is beautiful. Your paper selection is wonderful. TFS

Lizzy O.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty little card.
Elegant Edges has so much to offer!

Jamie said...

this card is so beautiful! keep doing what you do.

capdteach said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Kathy Kohner said...

I just cot this cart. I love all that you have done with it. You are an inspiration. Kathy

Jingle said...

This is SUPER CUTE!

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card! I love all the papers you used. Thanks for sharing!

paperscissorsink said...

This is just beautiful, TFS

Anonymous said...

Neat card...one more thing I should buy... lol Joan B. jsmk426@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I really like the paper patterns your have chosen! I love the look of multiple pattersn in similar colors--but I just can't bring MYSELF to use them. You DO inspire me however!
Shellee

Scrappin Melissa said...

Very pretty! love the butterfly and pearls!

Susan said...

Really eye-catching!
SusanJ in Atlanta

julie said...

hi sweety let me just say you have a gift,thats why i come back time and time again cos your cards are lovely hugs julie,,,

julie said...

hi sweety this is fad let me just say you have a gift,thats why i come back time and time again hugs julie,,,

Michelle said...

This card is beautiful!!! Love it... Cute butterfly...
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Scrapper said...

I very much appreciate experiencing your talent by looking at your creations!

 
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