Friday, April 19, 2013

Mother's Day card using the Artiste cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a card made using the Artiste cartridge and the Perfect Fit - Mom stamp set. This stamp set is another that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge, so it makes crafting a snap! Don't forget that all the information (size and page in the handbook) that you need to use the stamp set in tandem with the cartridge is on the plastic sheet that comes with the stamp set. This takes away all of the guessing of sizing.

For this project I decided to stamp the background as well using a few of the images from the stamp set. I like to occasionally do this because it helps to pull the entire project together. Don't be afraid to do this. It is lots of fun!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/tdemkfsz29ut4i1rl57j
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/1skmno4b1enrkuwmilxy

Perfect Fit - Mom stamp set.
I used all Close To My Heart ink and cardstock.

 This week's giveaway is the Elegant Edges cartridge.

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                                                                                            April Specials


It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. 
Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.
Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

If you want more information email me or go here ==> New Consultant Information

 
April Stamp of the month (coordinates with the Artiste cartridge)
Get this Stamp of the Month set, My Sunshine,  for just $5 (S1304A) when you place an order of $50 or more.

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



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69 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the papers and colors. Your added touch with the peals and ribbon is so perfect.

plastic card printing said...

Oh..what a superb idea...it will helping me a lot..keep it up.!!!!!

Anonymous said...

An amazing card, and the colors are wonderful together. I love the idea of making your own patterned paper. Your ideas really inspire me. Thanks for sharing.

LST in Colorado

Crystal said...

Super cute card!!! Love all the colors.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love your patterned paper!!!

Jill Rugg said...

Beautiful Mother's day card!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Your "handmade" patterned paper is darling. What a gorgeous mother's day card!

ScrappyK523 said...

I am loving this card! I love the way the black ribbon really "pops" against the colorful cardstock! So pretty!

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! I love your stamped background! Thanks for sharing.

lmkindell1 said...

Wow great card for Mom.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Melinda said...

Aww, thanks for posting your project and sharing your cut files with us - always appreciated. Looks like I'll be making a few of these, as soon as the stamps get here! Love the background...

Karen Wedding said...

Great looking card. Such bold, bright colors. Your mom is a lucky woman.

Kim B. said...

This is a really neat card. I love the colors and how they pop together!!!

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Really cute card. Love the color combination.

V Perkins said...

Pretty card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for a chance to win a cart I have wanting for long time.

Pam said...

Beautiful Mothers Day card, the colors are so pretty!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Oh so cute! Love how the black pops!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a pretty card! The paper is so awesome and love the ribbon! Thanks so much for a chance :)

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Nice card Mel. I would love this cartridge.

Ruth G said...

So very bright and cheery! With a wonderful ribbon down the middle and a fabulous bow! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Gayle said...

Perfect spring colors, the card is lovely! Love that Artiste cart. TFS!

tndj said...

love your card and the colors just say Spring, Spring and Spring. Since a lot of Mother's in the US are still waiting for Spring, they will love it. LOL

D- said...

What a pretty card. Love it. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
(email follower)

hopefulcrafter said...

Pretty card, love the stamp set too.

Ami said...

I love the colors in that paper. So pretty!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your background stamping is wonderful. There's a challenge at simon Says Stamp & Show Ch Background Stamping that you could enter this in. Let them know I sent you.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

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cropmom66 said...

I love the colors...so cheerful. We need that here in northern Wisconsin. Seems like we haven't seen the sun in months!

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie your Mother's Day card is beautiful love the paper choice!

Jennifer Earley said...

Pretty card! Love the bright happy pp!
JenE, ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

Beth F. said...

Another beautiful card!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is pretty! I love the colors!

Patricia Vickers said...

I love the Mothers Day card. Any mom would be extremely pleased to have received such a beautiful card.

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Love the layout and the bling that you used. :)

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Kim said...

What a great card. Love the background paper.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the background you created.

Cheryl W said...

When I first looked at your card, I thought for sure you had used DSP for the background paper. Your stamping looks great, and I love the contrast of the black ribbon! Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge. I know I would really use that one!

Eva H. said...

Love the colors and the card! Which stamp pad colors did you use for the background?

Created for this... said...

Great idea For Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing.

Megan Chamberlin said...

I love using stamps to make unique backgrounds, and yours turned out beautifully! Beautiful color combos as well, really nice!

Crhiga said...

Another great card!! Now I have to get the stamp set!

Carol

Kathy:) said...

This is such a pretty card. Oh wow, I have been wanting this cartridge!!!
Kathy U:)

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Debbie said...

love how you made your own background for the card base
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Luria said...

Love this card. This is a great stamp set.

Luria

Gabyb said...

That is such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing. I'm hoping that this year I can have Santa bring me the Artiste cartridge. Maybe he can also throw in some of those beautiful stamp sets. You thing I'm asking for too much?

LaurieD said...

Love the pink baubles on the ribbon!!

rhonda said...

Love the colors on this card. So simple yet beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

marg0006 said...

The embellishes give it a sweet touch.

Marcia said...

I would love love love to win this cartridge.. and I love you ideas.

Pamela Romero said...

I like the mom card. Making a background from a stamp is a wonderful technique.

Pamela Romero said...

Great Mom card! Creating a background with stamps is a wonderful technique.

Crafty Zoo said...

I love the contrast in colors with the black ribbon! TYFS!

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Barb Delaney Obarski said...

I love the Artiste Cartridge. I use it for so many things and recommend it to others often.

maribella said...

Simple beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!!

julie said...

very pretty and the way you added the pink flat jems are great. thanks for sharing God bless.

Kimberly Clark said...

love the bright colours!!! amazing card - tfs

Jeanette Rule said...

Love the colors of this card! So BEAUTIFUL!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely card, I like your colorful background. TFS

Deedles said...

What a great idea. Such soft lovely colors. I'd love to stamp a Mom background like your patterned paper. You are so talented and clever! Thanks for inspiring.

SHELLEE said...

The colors on your card are SO
bright and cheery! Custon made paper is easy with this technique. I have done this using veramark ink, but not with color....Yet!
Shellee

Cindy said...

Thank you for always sharing your ideas. Love the colors you used.

Cindy said...

Great Mother's day card. Love the jewels.

Cindy B.

AJoy said...

Love the jewels!

April

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~ Jo ~ said...

This card is just darling! I love the handmade background paper you created with the stamps. Its gorgeous and love the colors too!

Hugs,
Jo
xox

flscraplady said...

love the card and the stamp! Great!

Judy said...

Just got this stamp. Love it

 
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