Monday, May 6, 2013

Mom monogram mother's day card made using the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art and Artiste cartridge.

  Hello, friends!

For this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge, we  had to make a Mother's Day card. This was great because if it is girly and has flowers I am on it ;-)I really love how it turned out and hope that my mom loves it. I did not have a color scheme in mind when I started, I just kind of went with the flow.

Cartridge wise I used the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge (the flowers, garland, and initial) and the Artiste cartridge (banner). As many things as I have made using this Martha Stewart cartridge, I do not think I have cut this garland. I think it would also be good for home decor. Maybe you could put your Family's initial in the center. Either way, you just cannot go wrong with either one of these cartridges!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/5bvdo7crr0yaiaabj0xz
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/xhw6wajgdx1yrp7vg6vx

I used Close To My Heart cardstock (except for the purple which is core'dinations).
I used adhesive backed pearls for the flower centers.

   Don't forget this week's giveaway is the Damask Decor cartridge!



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May Specials
If you place an order in May you will be put in for a drawing for brand new pink cricut machine with Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials® cartridges, PLUS the Pink Journey and rare digital Mother’s Day Bouquet cartridges! 



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In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a unique paper packet at a bargain price and get your creative juices flowing! Also, consider hosting this month: Hostesses receive one paper packet free with qualifying May Gathering sales totals of $400 or more.
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Also, the May stamp of the month called Pinwheel  and is REALLY fun. It is another stamp set that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge which makes it super easy to use. Pinwheels are so popular at the moment and with these cuties you can add that little bit extra to your cards, scrapbook pages, and more!

This stamp set, regularly priced at $17.95, is available for only $5 with a qualifying $50 order this month only. If papercrafting makes your world go ’round, hurry and get the Pinwheel stamp set during the month of May to make your artwork sparkle and spin!


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





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57 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Oh Melanie your card is beautiful I so love the colors. I too love the MS Elegant Cake cart. her cartridges truly always give perfect cuts and the art never disappoints and this goes for the Artiste cart. too both ARE great cartridges and your card proves how well they work together. Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and the colors work well together. I need to check out that MS cart. Thanks for sharing your Mother's day card. You really rock!!

LST in Colorado

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Tisha Sewell said...

Beautiful card! Love those colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Crystal said...

Beautiful...as usual!!!

Jill Rugg said...

What a great Mother's Day card!

Jeanette R said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors!

Kathy:) said...

This card is beautiful. Any Mother would love this receive this.
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy U:)
http://kathy213-kathyscorner.blogspot.com/

Julie Mcvay said...

Another lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

I especially like the background for your card! Please enter me in the giveaway drawing!

Diana said...

A beautiful card, TFS!

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and I like the garland.

Crafty Zoo said...

Very pretty card. Keeps the eyes moving!

snappy scrappy said...

So beautiful!!!

Amy Pjura said...

what a beautiful card! how could Mom not like it?!

CathyinMN said...

Great Mother's Day card! Love the design you cut for the background; it adds a lot of interest to your card.

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous design, Melanie! Gosh I forgot all about that cart. LOVE the colors you chose. xxD

Karen Wedding said...

Your card is fantastic. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

julie said...

WHAT A GREAT CARD AND VERY COLOR FULL WHAT MOM WOULDN'T LOVE THIS. THANKS FOR SHARING , GOD BLESS.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!!

canana3

flscraplady said...

Beautiful card!

Megan H. said...

This is a perfect Mother's Day card. Any mother would love to receive it. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

tndj said...

beautiful card. Would love to get it
for Mother's Day! Better hurry and send it as Mother's Day is Sunday! LOL. Your kids can give it to you!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Melanie! I love everything about it! The color combo and the die cuts are just perfect!!

Sharon D said...

Melanie, the Mother's Day card you made is really so beautiful. Your Mom will be one lucky lady. Happy Mother's Day to both of you!
And thank you for the chance to win the Damask Decor cartridge - I love the geometry of these designs and they would be just perfect for making lots of ideas I have.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What a gorgeous card and so many details. Love the background and the flowers. Just elegant.

Karee Sue said...

That is one beautiful card, love everything about it,

Ann said...

Mel,
This is a very pretty card. Is the "M" for Mom or your mother's name? I love the MS Elegant Cake cartridge. It is so versatile. TFS and know your Mom will love it.
Mstgane
Ann

D- said...

Love your Mother's Day card. Very pretty. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Thanks for the cut file! I will be downloading it & making this card. I would love to demask decor added to my cartridge collection. Thank you for the giveaway.

Hand Crafted Just For Ewe said...

Beautiful card. What did you use for the lattice background? Shirley

Rosie said...

Melanie: I love your card, love the monogram plus the colors you chose. Your Mom is surely going to love it!! Thank you for the opportunity to win some eye candy!!!

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty, Melanie. I love the pastel palette. Love the cuts, too. I need to go back and revisit this cart.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure your mom will love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl W said...

Very pretty card! Considering you had no color scheme in mind, I think your color combo is wonderful! Wish I had that kind of innate sense when it comes to choosing a palette.

Marie said...

Lovely Mother's Day card. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful cartridge!

Lara said...

Ooh this is simply beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

okscrapgal13 said...

Your Mother's Day card is so beautiful!!
Thank you for sharing it!
I plan on making one for my daughter-in-law who is expecting her 1st child (Alexander!!!) (my 1st grandchild!!!)due next month.
I'm also eagerly waiting for you to draw my name for the new Cricut!
Thanks,,
Jill

Crhiga said...



Great Mother's Day card!! Love the cuts!

Carol

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty garland and like the lattice looking background.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your latest card design. Thanks also for the Damask cartridge drawing...I have been thinking of buying that one...I would LOVE to win it.
Lothringen from MI

Caroline said...

Oh, beautiful card! I love the pretty flowers/garland. Your card is just stunning!

Lin M. said...

I really like how you used the garland on your beautiful Mother's Day card! I would not have thought to try that. Thanks for always providing inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Trying to figure out how I can make something similar without those cartridges. My mother would love it.
Katie Brummett

JoAnn P said...

I've thought about getting some of those cake cartridges just for the flowers. :)

AJoy said...

This reminds me of the flowers that the winner of a horse race gets. I'm not sure why, but it does. Pretty.

April

Angela said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

amiller5@shentel.net

Michelle said...

Beautiful card!!! I cannot wait to learn how to make these cards!!

Kailee B said...

What a lovely card! I am so excited to try out my cricut on some mother's day cards!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects.

Natalie W.

Sharon said...

How beautiful!!! Love everything about your card. From the colors to the flowers!! :)

Texas Cricut Gal said...

AWESOME card and beautiful colors, very creative! Thanks for the chance to win

Susan said...

Melanie this card is, as always, stunning! LOVE the colors and all of the fabulous details you added. You are a paper crafting rock star!!
Hugs, Susan

Grandma in Maui, California said...

Melanie love all your beautiful ideas. Many thanks for putting some SUNSHINE into many of my days!

Scrapping Girl said...

So pretty-I like the cuts you used from the Martha Stewart cart. It's one I keep waffling on whether I want it, but when I see projects like this, I have to say I DO want it! Love the BG paper too!
Michelle

Kurt Schuchardt said...

Just got my Cricut. I've made a few great Thank You cards but this Mother's Day card is rockin'! Going to start on it now so I've got it ready in time for Mother's Day, 2014. Thanks for the inspiration!

 
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