Friday, May 10, 2013

thank you, tracher card made using the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Hello, friends!

This week is teacher appreciation week at my son's school. He requested that I make his wonderful teacher a card, so I obliged him. He told me her favorite color is purple and emphasized that it must include purple. I thought and thought about what to do. I know that the usual school themed cards are usually what is exchanged, but with the requirement of purple I had to do something different. Purple flowers are some of the most beautiful flowers and since I LOVE crafting with flowers..... I bet you can guess which direction I took *wink* I know I know....I just cannot help myself!

For this project, I used the Art Philosophy cartridge and the Girls Rock stamp set (it coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge). I also used a cuttlebug folder (appropriately called Simple Flowers) to emboss the pale aqua paper. I think the subtle embossed flowers go nicely with the stamped flowers. 

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/zilvwo3mgcuwgt560ydf
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/ir1ea5vazriribmxyoan

I used the Girls Rock stamp set to create my own patterned paper. I just love this effect. It helps me to create exactly the look I want!
I also used the stamp set to stamp on the flower and the leaves that I cut out using the Art philosophy cartridge. The monochromatic look is very chic I think.

This week's prize is the Teddy Bear on Parade 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! Your chance of winning is pretty high as I have only had a few orders so far this month! This is never the case, so if you are wanting the pink machine place an order!

 



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*Shipping/handling and tax apply. Not available for purchase at full retail. Offer valid May 1–31, 2013, while supplies last. Qualifying purchases must be current, retail-priced product.
Dates: Offer valid May 1–31, 2013.


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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71 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Your card is so beautiful my goodness you did an awesome stamping job for the background paper it turned out so perfect & pretty. The colors are so girly and regal. Great job your son I'm sure gave this two thumbs up!!!

DIane Warburton said...

Great post again but you might want to edit the post title :-)

Anonymous said...

Great card as always. Very spring/summerish, and I really love your patterned paper. I admire you for making your own patterned paper to meet your needs, shows another facet of your creativity, talent, and imagination. Thanks so much for sharing.

LST in Colorado

Clarice said...

Such a sweet card. I have to agree purple flowers are some of the prettiest.

Kathy:) said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. I love how you have used the stamps as your background. I'm not sure I could do this. Thanks for sharing this card.
Kathy U:)
kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Crystal said...

I really don't dig purple, but you did a fab job incorporating it into the card!!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the purple!

JustJules said...

This card is very beautiful! Love the colors and the paper! TFS!
Julie

Pam said...

What a lovely card! Teacher's do need our appreciation! My daughter is a Teacher and has been Teacher of the year three times! I am so proud of her! She really, really cares about her students and they love her! She would love this card because she loves purple.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

so beautiful I think you did a great job love how you stamped the background, the purple is perfect too no doubt she'll love it!

MyAuntKath said...

Melanie, I really like this card. Great jo. Kathie

Maryellen Webber said...

I love the floral teacher's card!
The colors are beautiful! Great job!

Janice P said...

awesome card

Karee Sue said...

what a beautiful card, I wish my stamped images would look that good.

Anonymous said...

love the card...and would love to win the bears! They are adorable....
Sherry

Megan H. said...

Purple and aqua is one of my favorite combinations. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Marianne Barkman said...

I love that flower! CTMH has awesome carts, too. Thanks for sharing the stunning card and for chance to win the teddy bear parade

Debbie Z said...

Love your teacher card! Love the purple flower as well. Could do this one for my sister's birthday because she loves purple as well.Need to start using my flower cartridge.

Lin M. said...

Your card is so pretty! I have that embossing folder - now I have inspiration on how to use it! Thank you for the inspiration!

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love that stamp set. It's so cute!

marg0006 said...

Great embossing and layering in the flower.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

AprilsL8 said...

Cute card! I love purple flowers, too!!

Debbie said...

Love the card and the colours.

Anonymous said...

I love things made with art philosophy.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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Barbara Hart said...

This card is absolutely charming! You put so much love and effort into it for your son's teacher. I know she will absolutely treasure it. The stamping on it made it really stand out as a cut above! TFS!!!

~ Jo ~ said...

I LOVE this card! I love how you made the background paper using that set. Just gorgeous! The colors are beautiful too. I love everything about this one!

Hugs,
Jo

Kim B. said...

I love your card. It is so cute and the purples looks awesome!! Excellent job!!!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love that you rocked this card Courtney and that you made your own patterned paper. I should follow your example:-) Love the color combo too.

hopefulcrafter said...

Great card, it could be used for any occasion! Thanks for sharing it.

maribella said...

Great card and I'm surely loving the color combinations! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!!

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! You did a great job! TFS

Gayle said...

What a great color combination that just screams SPRING! Lovely card.

Melitta Ball said...

Beautiful card and love all those little bears, what a great cartridge! Thank you for sharing your talent every day to inspire everyone else!

Blessings,
Melitta Ball

Az Scrappin Sisters said...

Nice card and colors for the card. Thanks for sharing the ideas. 'm not sure how to use the CCR file with my Art Phil cartridge and Cricut though. Lessons anywhere?

Cheryl W said...

Lovely card! I need to try creating my own background sometime. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the purple color which is a fav color of mine. LIke the flower and the stitched ribbon.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Patty said...

This is beautiful...I'm sure his teacher will love it!!

Crhiga said...

Great card!! Love the colors!!

Carol

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card! I love those colors. TFS

Barb D. said...

What an uplifting, colorful card! I really like your choice of colors. Great inspiration!

Lara said...

Lovely! Like the stamps too!

Bridget said...

Purple is my favorite color as well. Love the card with the purple flowers. Thanks for a chance to win the Teddy Bear on Parade cart. It's on my wishlist!

carolyn's creations said...

This card is so beautiful!!! That teacher must have received the nicest card in the whole school!

carolyn's creations said...

This card is so beautiful!!! That teacher must have received the nicest card in the whole school!

Rose said...

How sweet is that card!And how sweet of your son too know her favorite color is purple!SO SWEET

rhonda said...

Love the colors on this card! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Great job stamping the background paper. I would buy that if it were sold in a store!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

bakscrap said...

Love the card. Would work well for so many occasions. My kids had teacher appreciation week too. thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah R said...

Lovely card Melanie! Such beautiful colors.

SaraBug said...

Cute stamp set and card.

Sherry Gibb said...

What an awesome card! I just love the colors you chose!
I'm dying to win the teddy bear parade, I have been begging for it. Can't wait to see what you create next!

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Deedles said...

Love the card, love the papers, and love the colors. I may have to buy Art Philosophy too.

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Kerry Turner said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors that you chose.
Kerry

D- said...

What a beautiful card. Love the color and layout. TFS.
D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I never know how to use all of my stamps and I love the great ideas you have. Thanks.

Kristi Malia

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Awesome card! The colors are great, and it's so happy. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the colors, so pretty.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

AJoy said...

Great card. Thank God for stamps, or we might spell TEACHER wrong! Ha.

April

flscraplady said...

Great card! I finally placed an order so I will get the paper. Can't wait to get it!

Jan said...

Great idea to create your own original patterned paper, very clever. Love the aqua with the purple, great combo! Beautiful card!

Peggy Sue said...

What a beautiful card to honor his teacher! She will love it!

julie said...

great teacher card thanks for the idea, God Bless p.s i think you shuold get one to because your a teach to us scrappers/card makers.

tina said...

Great card!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Luria said...

His teacher is very lucky to get this lovely card.

Luria

Heather said...

Love the purple on this! So pretty!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Marilyn said...

I love to follow your blog. You share such nice cards. And I soooo want this cartridge.

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