Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Egg-citement card made using the Art philosophy cartridge

Hello, friends!

 Today is Monday, so that means it is Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge day! The challenge is using an an egg cut from any cartridge, so I thought I would use this opportunity to use my egg stamp set that coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Now, I made this card and then was not sure about my color choices. Then I made another and I liked it even less. Sigh....such is life. Has this ever happened to you? My second version is at the end of this post if you are interested.

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/zp3h3stofapmbgcta6he
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/gwf3vmuus64b52w1r5uv

This is the stamp set I used (egg and sentiment). It is called Easter Wishes and coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

I used one of the Anna Griffin Foulard cuttlebug folder on this one.



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115 comments:

Joan Smith said...

WOOO HOOO 1st one 2day!!
Gosh Melanie both of your cards turned out beautifully I don't know maybe you need glasses or something or maybe you didn't have enough coffee (LOL) You are way to judgmental of yourself you are so talented geeze oh Pete girl I love them both want then on my mantel. My address is>>>>>

Have a great day!!

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Tisha Sewell said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the colors and the ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Mel, both cards are beautiful, can't find a thing wrong with either of them. Your always thinking outside of the box, maybe think inside of the box for a change lol.

LST in Colorado

Jen Rolfes said...

Both cards are adorable. I think #1 was my favorite though. Thanks for sharing!

Jayne said...

I think you did a great job with both cards!Love the colours on the first.
Jayne x

littlen said...

they are both cute cards, but i like the colors on the second one the best. tfs.

Megan H. said...

Thanks for sharing. I think both cards are great. The first has younger colors and the second has more mature colors.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

DonnaMundinger said...

You're crazy, Chickie! Both cards are gorgeous. LOVE the colors and I must say I'm craving that embossing folder on the second one. xxD

Kim said...

Love both cards!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are gorgeous!!!

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, GF. You are way too hard on yourself. Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win that awesome cartridge.

Tanya said...

Gee...I thought they turned out very cute! I love the colors! Very Easter-ly...LOL!

Kristi said...

I love these images! Such cutie chicks. Your cards are beautiful.

Melissa Chesser said...

Both cards are great. The first is my favorite.

Melissa

Kathy:) said...

I love this card. Thank you for the chance to win this cartridge.
Kathy U:)

prizeryoung said...

Melanie,
I always enjoy your post and think the cards turned out great! Thank you for sharing your talent and creative with us!!!

Melissa said...

These cards are both beautiful!!

Tricia said...

I would love to have this cartridge.

tndj said...

Loved the card and have to get that stamp. Love the embossing on the last card.

carolyn's creations said...

These cards are both beautiful!!! Love the colors in them!!

Karen Wedding said...

Love the cards. They're so cute!

My Consistently Inconsistent Life said...

Both cards are great! I just love how the stamps work with so many of the Art Philosophy cartridge images. :)

Craftin Desert Divas said...

I have an Easter linky party at www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com hope you'll stop by and link up.


Tara

Melanie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you show us with the Creative Cards Cartridge. Thanks for sharing your card struggles so the rest of us can know it isn't all easy peasy!

Tami B. said...

That is the cutest stamp set, and I like the colors on the first card -very "Springy."

Kayla Outhouse said...

adorable cards. Love that stamp set. Love the Easter cards, very pretty.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I think that my favorite is the second. I love the embossing!

Lara said...

I love the cards, but I know what you mean about creating something and feeling unhappy with it. Beautiful job as always!

Anonymous said...

Well I think they both are just too darn cute! Love the colors and designs, especially the one using the Anna folder. Boy, would I LOVE to win that Creative Cards cart!!! Lindatony at bellsouth dot net. Thanks for all you do to keep us inspired!

Rose said...

I love both cards! TFS.

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xxsquigglesxx said...

That stamp set is so cute! And you always make the perfect bows!

AprilsL8 said...

Love the card with the embossing! so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Oh both cards are so pretty! The bows look so perfect and add so much!
ElaineC of Washington

Margie said...

Gorgeous Easter cards, so elegant!

Carole Beath said...

Wonderful cards. Love both of them.
Carole

Lin M. said...

I have experienced making a card I wasn't satisfied with. But I think both of your cards are really pretty.

surfnfroggie said...

Your cards are always beautiful. I just may have to get that stamp set after all!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Keniesha said...

Love both versions of this card, I think they came out great.

Gwen said...

Super cute cards! I really like that stamp set.

Diane M said...

I think they are both cute, Melanie. And you make the greatest bows--wish I could do that! I might have used a different pink on the second one, but both are still darling! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love both cards - but prefer the colors on the first one. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bright & cheery Easter card.
Melissa
"Sunshine Honeybee"

Crystal said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love your use if ribbon & wish I could tie bows like you can. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Tina H said...

Love both of your cards! The colors work out beautifully :)
arielmeow@sbcglobal.net

Tina H said...

Love both of your cards! The colors work out beautifully :)
arielmeow@sbcglobal.net

Beatrice Lawson said...

Both cards are beautiful but I agree that your second one is more Easter-y with the mx of Amstel blue and pink.... Cute stamps, too!

Josie0602 said...

I have to say that I always love the cards you create. Your color choices are great on both!!

Tracy

Julie said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the spring colors on both. :)

DIane Warburton said...

This is a very appealing card design for Easter, which is strange for me as I don't normally like Easter cards.

Anonymous said...

I so LOVE the Creative Card cartridge!!! So many possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Kathy

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love all the elements of these gorgeous cards. They are so elegant and pretty. Just beautiful!

Marianne Barkman said...

i don't have this cart, but like many others, it's on my list. i love how you use these and show your talent. You Rock, Melanie.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

ScrappyK523 said...

I like the cards, very cute! Love the Easter egg!

Donna F W said...

Such pretty Easter cards, thanks for sharing. Your bows are picture perfect.

Cheryl W said...

I like them both. I think your faux stitching really adds a lot. I expecially like the color combo of your first card, but I do like the second one, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win a great cartridge!

Karee Sue said...

Soo pretty, love them both, thanks again for the change to win,

Barb D. said...

There isn't anything not to like with either card. Love your blog.

Patty said...

Super cute cards!! Love that paper!!

Froggie said...

Funny reading all of the comments. Looks like there is a wide variety of opinions. I like the colors on the first card the best. I think the second reminds me too much of Christmas. Thanks for sharing both.

Camilla said...

Love those cards and the fun of making them. Love this cartridge. Thank you.

Stephanie said...

Both cards are so elegant and beautiful. You have a talent for using ribbon. Always perfect.

marymaci said...

Darling cards, Melanie.
Yes, I've made many bloopers - none as lovely as yours.
Really looking forward to seeing your cards made with the new Creative Cards cart!
Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous cart!

Anonymous said...

I love both cards, love the colors.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Cynthia B. said...

Great-looking cards! Love the layers and the embossed backgrounds.

K and P's Mom said...

Loved both these cards. What talent.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary

Windy said...

I think both cards look great. I especially like the embossed background on the second one. I've had this happen to me, too. Don't know why.

Sue D said...

I like both cards but my favorite is the first one.

Pamela said...

What a cute card! I don't usually get much done in the way of cards for spring holidays, but think this is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win the great Creative Cards cart. Keeping my fingers crossed, so typing is difficult. LOL

Pamela Romero said...

I liked both cards. I really liked the embossed background on the second one.

CyndiU said...

Darling card, tfs. And, thanks for a chance at the cartridge.
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2atyahoodotcom

Crafty_Judy said...

Cute cards but I think the first one is my favorite. Always look forward to receiving your emails to see what new creation you have to share with us. Thanks for the chance to win this new cartridge.

Kathy Salido said...

beautiful cards. I love the colors and embossing on the second card.

Anonymous said...

I love the first card, the colors are perfect. Love the bright pink ribbon.
Suer

Tanya C. said...

Love this card! Really like how just adding an embossing folder changes the look of the card.

jennifer said...

cute card1 thanks for the ideas using the art philosphy card!

Fire Breathing Kittens said...

I love that pink ribbon! I love the whole color scheme of the cards. :)

Caroline said...

I absolutely love both your cards and color choices, such pretty cards! You make such beautiful bows.
Caroline

Anne said...

I think both cards are beautiful, I really like your color choices.

Anne :)
anmatt1@aol.com

Ruth G said...

I think the cards turned out great! The colors are very fresh and springy! The light blue egg looks almost like it bulges out like a real egg! Thanks for sharing even if you weren't sure if you loved it!

D- said...

Your card is eggs-tra special. TFS.
D- (ALO email follower)

Arlene said...

I like your cards and the colors are great. Have been very interested in this cartridge, thanks for the chance to win it.

Peg Toth said...

well, I think both cards are cute. You do have so many good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Melanie! Love the papers you used and love your stamped egg! I do't remember that stamp set, looks like I need to take me a look see at the catalog! Hugs!

Creative M said...

TOTALLY Cute!!
Have a Wonderful Day,
Migdalia

Jan said...

Looks like the majority agrees your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Jan

Jan said...

Looks like the majority agrees your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Jan

Anonymous said...

I like both but i like the colors on the first one.

Chrisostrow@hotmail.com in NEPA

Jody s said...

Both are beautiful. Nice job!

Robin said...

I like the embossing on the bottom card
thanks for sharing

LaurieD said...

You make so many fabulous things from that cartridge... it's amazing!

Crafty Zoo said...

Love that cart!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat P said...

I liked the first one the best, but would certainly not grumble if I received the second one! Thanks for the chance to win the Creative Cards Cart. I really like it.
patpionkeathotmaildotcom

SaraBug said...

I like the colors of the first card better. Cute stamp set.

Susan said...

Your cards are both Egg-cellent, Melanie. I love the padded look to the eggs. I used this stamp set this last weekend at stamp club and they loved the cards. I will post the project on Thursday and I hope you get to see it. Loving everything you are doing for us at BBTB2. You rock!
xxSusan

Loly Borda-Towery said...

In my opinion both are gorgeous, love the embossed background on the second, and the colors on the first. TFS

TeresaK said...

Oh my goodness...I like both of the cards! Maybe leaning toward number one best of all? Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

These are both fantastic cards. I also love this new cartridge!
Debbie 91001

~ Jo ~ said...

Well to answer you, YES this does happen to me from time to time... I'll make something and then just not like it because it did not come out how I thought it would however; your cards are gorgeous! Not sure why you don't like them? LOL ... beautiful work and how do you make your bows so beautiful like that?

Hugs,
Jo

tina said...

I like both. My favorite is the first.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Scrapping Girl said...

Glad I'm not the only one this happens too! I love the embossing folder on the second card, but like the colors in the first one the most. However, they are both lovely :)
Michelle

Hattie said...

Great cards. I love them both! Thanks for always sharing your talent and for the chance to win a great cart.

Beebeebabs said...

Both cards are tooooo cute - the first one is my favorite!!!

charity brown said...

Love both cards!...like the colors used

AJoy said...

Love both cards!

April

Sharon said...

I think both of your cards are wonderful Melanie! :)

Sherry Gibb said...

I think they are both very nice, and would be thrilled to receive either one.sometimes we are our biggest critics..Love them!!

Sherry Gibb said...

I think they are both very nice, and would be thrilled to receive either one.sometimes we are our biggest critics..Love them!!

Leslie said...

Both cards are beautiful. The bow on the first card is beautiful..what's your trick?! My bows are never that pretty, no matter how hard i try, they're always a little "off".

Sukie said...

Your cards are amazing! I love both of them! You are so creative!

Cindy said...

I love this card. It is super cute!
Cindy T

shelly said...

both of your cards are so pretty melanie. great design :)

~JulieH~ said...

Both cards are beautiful Melanie, stunning ribbon on the first one and i love the white stitching
Hugs
Julie xx

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