Wednesday, July 4, 2012

YOU make this world a BETTER place card made using the July stamp of the month and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

Hello, friends!

 I hop you all are having a wonderful 4th! We are going to a parade, having a late breakfast, cooking out, and then watching fireworks. Your basic Independence Day and I cannot wait! I love this holiday....well, except for the HEAT!

Today's card I made using the July stamp of the month and the Art Philosophy cartridge. This particular stamp set really caught my eye and I immediately thought of a project I could do with it. I stamped the entire background using the same stamp I used for the sentiment in a grey flannel ink. Then colored in the same sentiment using markers. I really like how it turned out and may use this technique again in the future.

 Here is the file:

  Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe and fun holiday. I will be back with a great gift bag project that you guys are gonna love!

July Special promotion: Free Perfect Pairs!

During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory with a qualifying online purchase.

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.

Order Dates Perfect Pair Retail Value
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90

*Taxes and additional shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.
The July Stamp of the month is called Live Out Loud and is available July 1–31, 2012 only.
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.00! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Spend:   $50.00  No purchase req.
You pay only:   $5.00 (72% Off!)    $17.95 (full retail)  
Here are some sample artwork made using the stamp set.

Here is the actual stamp set.



Have a wonderful holiday!

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Joan Smith said...

Yep Melanie YOU do make the world a better place!!! Great card and what a message. You always do it right!!
Betcha didn't think this message would be like glue bounced off of me and sent it back to you!


snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful it! Lee-Ann :)

Anonymous said...

Are you able to sell the vinyl envelopes that your CTMH stamps come in?
I need to organize my existing stamps before I buy any more.

Momof4inArlington said...

What a sweet sentiment...It applies to crafter! This is a very effective technique. I absolutely LOVE the paper you used for the band.
Enjoy this day with your family. Happy Independence Day!

scrappingnana said...

Pretty card and colors. Love the way you did the background.

tndj said...

Pretty card and a great sentiment. Nice TFS

SHELLEE said...

I agree with many others--you DO make MY world a better place. I thank you for all you share. This is a fun technique and can be adapted in many different I have done with many of your projects!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors

Auntie Em said...

Love this card and the colours on it are so pretty. The stamped background is such a fun idea.
Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

Martina R said...

So cute. Just how do you manage those neat bows? Very talented.

julie said...

Way to cute and what great words to send to someone. I also like the way you stamp the back ground paper very cool, and the stamping on the back ground doesn't over power your sentiment in color. Thanks for sharing the files. God bless you and yours.