Thursday, December 13, 2012

Joy tree card made using Art Philosophy

Hello, friends!

Today I have a cute, but casual Christmas card made using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Also, on this card I made my own patterned paper using a stamp set and some grid lined cardstock. I love doing this, but always found it daunting because I am not always so great at lining stuff up. I found this really great grid lined cardstock here. I can now line up my background stamping perfectly!


GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/kdn492h2efaovrv4p8tk
CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/pvw5xpcebuosyf3bqopn

This is the stamp set I used and it is called Countdown.


Don't forget that I am giving away a Snow Folks cartridge this week!






To win:
1) Follow this blog or subscribe via email.
2) Leave a comment under one or all posts this week for maximum chances. See HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.


December Specials


I am giving one Pink Cricut machine away to one lucky customer. To be eligible to win all you have to do is purchase something in the month of December! I will draw the winner January 2nd!



Second, everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that Close To My Heart is making more fabulous deals available to you. At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, Close To My Heart will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section my shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time. Click here to check it out ==> Close To My Heart SALE

Next, the December stamp of the month is a good one. It covers everything and it is a must have it you are new at stamping.  It is called Year Around Cheer and that pretty much sums it up!

Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1211A) when you place an order of $50 or more in products! 



 Lastly, don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great! Also, if you want one of these cartridges for Christmas send your husbands or family members my way. I will help them get what you want under the tree ordered. However, you can always order these things as a gift to yourself. That way you for sure get what you want for Christmas. You have been good this year, right?



To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Have a TERRIFIC Thursday!
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64 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Christmas card love the tree and the design is fabulous. Caroline xxx

tianna said...

Super cute!!

Joan Smith said...

I agree gorgeous card and a big WOW for sure your background idea is fantastic and the card is so cool bet your fav gal pal is diggin' it 4 sure!! Thanks for the gr8 ideas!!

Stephanie said...

Great tree, really gorgeous card.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...great stamped background! Lee-Ann :)

tndj said...

Cute and thought the background would be too busy but the way you have it - it isn't. Great card.

Sharon said...

Love the grid line card! The card looks fantastic!

Kathy:) said...

I the this tree card. So pretty. I love how you stamped the tiny trees then stamped he joy over top. So cute! Thanks for sharing!
Kathy:)



kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Lin M. said...

Your Joy card is fabulous! I haven't seen gridline card stock - maybe I just didn't look in the right place?

Anonymous said...

Great card Melanie! I'm not that good at lining up the stamps either, so love the idea of grid paper/card stock. The design is gorgeous and the tree really pops.

LST in Colorado

Diana said...

I like your paper! Great job!

bdcampers@msn.com

Lorieann29 said...

Nice card!

TeresaK said...

Another super cute card! Great job!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

lmkindell1 said...

You have such great ideas love the card.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a sweet card! I love the layering of the shadow, frame, tree and word art.

Patty said...

Very cute card...love the papers & layers!!

flscraplady said...

Love the card! Great graphics!

Marianne said...

great card! i am loving my cricut!

Sharon said...

What a great card - and I have this cartridge so I may download the CCR file and try it out - thanks!

Megan H. said...

I love that you stamped your own background. I need to start doing that more. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing your talents.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

~ Lori ~ said...

Super cute! Pinned for future inspiration!

debbyj said...

Thanks for the tip about the grid paper-I gave up doing a pattern like yours after many unsuccessful tries.

Elizabeth Crouch said...

Awesome Cards!!

Jan S. said...

I love the Art Philosophy cartridge - and you make such cute cards.

Sue D said...

Great card and I like how you made the background paper.

carolyn's creations said...

I love how the joy stamp on the trees matches the center diecut!!!

jkstiles77 said...

Very cute card ... I'm gonna have to try a background like that!

hopefulcrafter said...

I love your card and how you stamped tree and Joy on the paper, super cute idea.

Momof4inArlington said...

Fun contemporary card! Love the background you created. Thanks for the chance to win!

Evette K. said...

This is really a great idea. Have this cartridge and plan to try this idea. Love love love snow people and would love to win this cartridge. TY for the chance. ekc

momma mo said...

Just love your card! How you made the stamp and the art cutout match was genius. Love that you made your own paper!

scrapinggamma said...

Cute card, thanks for the grid paper tip which will come in handy very soon and for a chance to win,

Jingle said...

I love this card! Fantastic, clean design!

Cheryl W said...

Using grid-lined paper to stamp backgrounds is an awesome idea. I have some that I wasn't quite sure how to use. Now I know!! Thanks for this super idea.

prizeryoung said...

I love the card and the colors you choose. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Cute card! Love the colors combo & your step by step background/pattern paper for that one of a kind card!I have not seen grid line in cardstock,but I have used it before in posterboard!Thanks for sharing & a chance to win Snow Folks cart.
rosebud222222222

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Cute card! Love the colors combo & your step by step background/pattern paper for that one of a kind card!I have not seen grid line in cardstock,but I have used it before in posterboard!Thanks for sharing & a chance to win Snow Folks cart.
rosebud222222222

Crhiga said...

Great xmas card!

Carol

Maureen Reiss said...

Really pretty card!!

K and P's Mom said...

Love the card. Great background
stamping.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

Josie0602 said...

What a wonderful card and such a clever idea to make your own paper for it!!

Tracy

Brenda Moore said...

Your stamping technique is fun and beautiful!

Barbara A. said...

Love this "JOY" card, thank you for sharing this with us all!

littlen said...

very nice card. your background paper is really cute. tfs.

Vanessa said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

perfect Christmas card!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Just love this card. And thank you so much for the designs you put in the craftroom. So easy. I am going to make it right away. I do not have the stamp set, but I think I can figure out how to use other paper like it. Thanks so much. Plazina

Robin said...

I like the joy over the tree like that, I have this cart I'll have to give that design a try
thanks for sharing

Anne said...

Beautiful card and I love the background paper.

Anne
anmatt1@aol.com

Sue S. said...

Great card!! Love how you made the background.

sueot33@yahoo.com

JustJules said...

What a beautiful card! Don't you just love this time of year! Thanks again for the opportunity!

Julie

Anonymous said...

Cute card!!

Natalie W

Jan Lynn said...

It is good to hear that I am not the only one that has trouble lineing things up. Love all the details on your card especially the background. jlsateplusdotnet

Edwina said...

Love your card. I love the colors you used. That looks like a great stamp set. Goes great with the tree. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Sandy said...

Cute card

Karee Sue said...

very pretty card, love how you created your background.

D- said...

Love your card. TFS.
dmcardmaker (AOL)

Debbie said...

Nice card and the background is cool! Thanks!!!

Marissa said...

Nice card! So glad I have this cartridge!!


rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

Luria said...

Cute card. i Love the grid paper.

Luria

grandmaplenty said...

Thanks so much for sharing your cut file. I love the card and how you did the background.

Michelle pynoblem said...

I love your Christmas card! It's simple, but very pretty!

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