Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Love you to the CORE! Card made using the Serenade cartridge.

Hello, friends!

I have gotten a ton of questions again about my bow tying. I thought I would take the time to answer these questions once again.
-Will you make a video/tutorial on tying bows?
      I have no plans to do anything like this. Making videos are not really my thing and I am not all that   great at it.

- Do you have any tips or tricks on tying bows?
     Yes! Practice practice practice! For several years I have sat in front of the tv with ribbon and practiced. Also, when I tie bows it takes me a little bit of fussing with the ribbon before it is how I like it. So, don't think that I tie my bows in seconds and they are perfect. I tie them and mess with them quite a bit. Just be patient with your ribbon.

I will be out at the GASC in Arlington TX on Thursday. If you see me and want a quick tutorial come see me. I will be walking around shopping with Joy and will bring a roll of ribbon on my purse just in case!

Today's card is made using Serenade (again). I thought this cartridge was still for sale on the Cricut site, but apparently not. If I hear of any other place that sells it I will let you know.

I used My Mind's Eye paper and Papertrey Ink ribbon and stamps.
I cut the apple out at 3".
The border is from a Martha Stewart punch.
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you all back here tomorrow!

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

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49 comments:

Carol said...

Love the papers and the whole design of your card. Thank you so much for sharing. Another great card idea. Have an awesome week!

Joan Smith said...

I love this card...but I am an apple freak..love 'em....I will back you up 100% re: making a bow....practice does makes perfect...and there are so many versions of making a pretty bow!
I truly love what you've been doing with picturesque, serenade and the lacey cartridges...way to go girl..I wish you and Joy lots of fun at the show!

Pat N. said...

It's beautiful. I love how you put all the patterned papers together and it looks great!

Josie0602 said...

Ok Melanie...I told my DH I was good for awhile and did not need to buy any more cartridges for now. You keep showing such cute projects with Serenade and now I need that one!! Seriously, I love your card creations and this one is beautiful!

snappy scrappy said...

Great card...love the paper too...I bought all the 6x6 My Mind's Eye pads from that collection and I can't leave them alone...too pretty!!

Linda said...

Just a darling card! I am so glad that I bought this cart a few months ago. I knew there was reason I kept eyeing it.

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful card. I will be on the look out for the cartridge as well.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Paper Grace has some great bow tying tips.

Northwoodszoo said...

So pretty -- loved the swirl in the apple.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Pretty card, Melanie
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Betsy said...

Just adorable! I love everything about it.

Elsie said...

This is such a cute card! My anniversary is this month, I may use a variation for my husband. Thank you for your inspiration!

Linda H. said...

Cute card!! I never seem to have the cart. you us so I try to do something on the idea with what I have. Thanks for challenging my creative juices. Love your ideas!!!
linhenwalma@aol.com

SHELLEE said...

Sure wish that I lived closer to Texas and was able to attend the show! We will depend on you 2 to share the sights with us!
Shellee

JenE said...

Oh my goodness....this card is adorable!

Nancy said...

Love this card. My local stamp store sells a card that helps you to tie bows. I bought it but havent used yet. Love this cartridge. I am going to have to quit looking at your stuff it is cutting in on my vacation fund.

TropicalWon said...

Oh I love this card so very cute!! I love the quote you put with it as well!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
Amanda

MeGlo said...

THANK YOU for the "bow" tips :) I am a HUGE fan of your bow making and am in AWE most days but just by just your bows. Nice to know that it takes practice... Will be sitting in front of TV, movies,on elliptical machine, at church even ... with ribbon in my hands practicing. :)

mimikat33 said...

I really love your apple card, the colors and the sentiment. Your bows are the best and I've been doing just what you said to do, practicing. Wish I could visit the show you two are at but very far from NY.
The Serenade Cartridge is available on EBay, I've seen a few of them and actually won a copy for myself.

Kat
cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com

basketluvr said...

Great card Melanie. I just purchased the cartridge and can't wait to make these. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Leah said...

looks nice. hey does anyone know about the ecraft machine. wondering which is cheaper and worth buying. i know that the ecraft machine doesn't use cutting mats and it looks slim and they got a nice choice of colors.

1jazzymimi said...

Again, very pretty card! Love your work. Enjoy your day at the show.

Tanya T said...

Super cute card...I have always practiced making bows like you...in front of the tv...I even learned how to make tiny bows using a fork...it's just practice, practice and fuss, fuss...voila!
Thanks for sharing your card, I love it.

Elaine said...

Darling card and I love the choice of papers! Such pretty patterns and colors!

Carol said...

Fabulous card! Finally purchased this cartridge and can not wait to start playing with it! TFS

-mandy said...

What a cute saying! Great card! Thanks for sharing!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

Karen said...

What a great card. Love the apple and papers.

bunny said...

Real cute card. I would love to win the Cartriges. I would give one to my daughter and I would keep one. She loves scrapbooking as much as I do.

Bunny

dm.brinker said...

Awesome card from the serenade cartridge. You have so many great ideas. Thanks for the ideas. I also love the Martha Stewart punches.

KarenBeavers said...

I love this card ...that is one of my favorite sayings to my grandtreasures

Kaycee said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Not usually an 'apple' decor fan, but this card is perfect!!! As for the bows, you have got some talent!!! They drive me crazy, so I don't practice much. LOL. It's a terrible cycle. LOL

Ticketgoddess said...

Such a great card...love those papers!! Bev B

Marilyn R. said...

Love this card...thanks for sharing! I love your style!

patbaskin said...

I really like this apple card. The simplicity seems to make it even more sophisticated! FYI, I have been seeing some pretty neat videos on bow tieing on YouTube. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Lisa R. said...

So pretty, love the color and paper combo. TFS!

SallyP said...

I really like the papers you used for the apple! Cute card!

Marissa said...

What a cute card!

sewnsew1943 said...

Great card!!! I am so glad I have that cart I love all the shapes on it, and you show such good ideas on how to use them.

Scrapperbabs said...

Love everything you do! The co-ordination of your papers is great. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

cal8007 said...

I didn't know this apple was included in that cart. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Lovely card, Melanie!

Hugs,

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Suzy said...

What a great sentiment for the apple! We'd love if you shared this at The Paper Variety. Include a link back to us in your post for a chance to win a fabulous kit :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..I'm new to
Cricut. gtruesdale

KarenBeavers said...

I think you are talking me into getting this serenade cartridge. I love the flamingos too.

Peg Toth said...

what a cute card. And I certainly agree with bow making. practice, practice, practice...

Gina said...

I admire your mix of prints. I seem to second guess instead of going with multi patterned papers. very nice.

Lisa P said...

Super cute. i love the apple.

Sherrie K. said...

Great cards. I love the paper you used~TFS!
Sherrie k
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Holly Hudspeth said...

Love the papers on this card. What a great card.

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