Thursday, May 9, 2013

You make my world go 'round card made using the Artiste cartridge and the May stamp of the month.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a card that I made using the Artiste cartridge and the May stamp of the month. Since the stamp set coordinates with Artiste, it makes using it a snap! You just have to love not having to cut out the stamped images by hand! It really was brilliant for Close To My Heart to team up with our favorite paper cutting machine! 

I used a brad to hold all of the pieces of the pinwheels together. I only glued down the bottom layer, so that the top two layers of each pinwheel are movable. This adds a little more fun to the card.

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/8oe18e428ovp6jy9qanq
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/nc7gd1d9m9xny97hsql2

I used all Close To My Heart cardstock.
I cut the sentiment up, so I could stamp it in many colors.
For the pinwheels I stamped on them using a monochromatic theme using the May stamp of the month. I love the look, because it really gave them some depth.


This week's prize is the Teddy Bear on Parade cartridge!


 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.



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 5 orders so far this month! This is never the case, so if you are wanting the pink machine place an order!

 



Get the exclusive paper packet for only $10 when you spend $35!
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.
*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





Have a TERRIFIC Thursday!






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84 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Melanie your card is so sweet what a great idea about the pinwheels. The colors are so pretty. Who doesn't love a pin wheel? I'm sure everyone had a pinwheel as a kid and thought they were fun...so to me this card is also a fun card as this theme has so many possibilities hey even great for a LO page. Awesome job here just awesome!!!

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Anonymous said...

Melanie, love your card, it's so youthful, timeless, and whimsical, it brings the kid back in all of us. I agree, it would make an excellent LO. I love that CTHM has teamed up to create stamps that coordinate with the Artiste cart. Wish they'd do more with some of the other carts too.

LST in Colorado

Crystal said...

Love that the pinwheels can spin....awesomeness!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card...love all the colourful pinwheels!!! Lee-Ann :)

Sue D said...

Very cute and fun--love the colors of the pinwheels.

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that you can make pinwheels with paper layers instead of having to fold over and adhere small pieces of paper that often slip. Thanks for the cute card idea. Teddy bears cartridge is adorable...thanks for a chance to win it!

-- craftyteacher9 WI

Heather said...

This is a great card! Love the pinwheels!!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Melanie, love this card! The colors and spirit just make me smile! I agree, CTMH joining with Cricut was the best idea!!

Katie's Mom

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

so very pretty Melanie I am yet to try making a pinwheel, must try your's looks great!

byAnnette said...

The pinwheels are so Summery!

sherri young said...

I love your card, that is so cute. your colors are wonderful. I would love to win the teddy bear cartridge.
thank you

sherri young said...

I love your card, that is so cute. your colors are wonderful. I would love to win the teddy bear cartridge.
thank you

Gayle said...

What a wonderful card, and I love the color combos!

Pat said...

Such a cute card. Love the stamping on the pinwheels!

Maryellen Webber said...

What a colorful, fun card! I love
the pinwheels. Thanks for the
inspiration!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful & fun pinwheel card with spinning action.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Karen Wedding said...

Cute pinwheels. Thanks for the chance to win cute Teddy Bears.

Megan H. said...

Super cute card. The bright colors really make the card. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Liza said...

I'm trying to make a similar card, you said that you cut the pinwheels from artiste, but i don't see the middle layer. Was that one hand cut? thank you :)

judyklarson said...

This card is just way too cute!

judyklarson said...

This card is just way too cute!

Crafty Zoo said...

Adorable card! Isn't it amazing how pinwheels are so simple yet so fascinating! Love them! :D

Becky said...

That card is so cute and whimsical. Love it. The teddy bears are just precious. Hadn't seen them before.

xxsquigglesxx said...

This card is so adorable! I love the bright colors!

Tami B. said...

Pinwheels are so much fun & I love that, unlike regular pinwheels, these won't get "squshed" in the mail.

Pam said...

Your spinning pinwheel card is fun and so cute! I LOVE the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and have been wanting it for a long time! With 5 grandchildren it sure would come in handy. It just has so many possibilities and is so adorable! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful cartridge!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

flscraplady said...

Really cute card!

scrapinggamma said...

Love the pinwheels and the colors are so cheery, makes me feel happy!!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very fun card! Love your color choices.

Cheryl W said...

Pinwheels are so much fun, and your bright colors make them even moreso. I may have to use this idea for some birthdays coming up. Thanks so much for all your inspiration.

Leo229 said...

melanie, i really love your card, its so fun and the colors just make you smile. Thank you for sharing and Have a very Happy Mother's Day.

luzoliva1@gmail.com

Kim B. said...

What a super cute card!!! I love the colors too!!!

hopefulcrafter said...

This card is really cute, what a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

NinaDee said...

Great card...I love pinwheels!

Kathy:) said...

Oh wow how summery. I love this.
Thank you.

Kathy:)

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Barb D. said...

What a delightful, fun card, Melanie. Some of my great-grandchildren are going to love this! I have wanted the Teddy Bear Parade cart for so long....but have trouble finding it. Thanks for the chance to win it! Have a wonderful day!

Vanessa said...

What a cute and cheerful card! I love your idea to make the pinwheels moveable. Thanks for sharing!

Maria B. said...

Love your card! Can't wait to give it a try.

Creative M said...

Very PRETTY!Love the cheerful Colors on the pinwheel!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

Lori said...

Absolutely love the pinwheels. Card looks awesome!

Lori

melanie said...

Liza, the center cut is indeed cut out. The other two layers, however, are not.

Hope this helps!

Melanie

Anonymous said...

Loved the pinwheels, and the bears on parade cartridge is so cute.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Lynne72 said...

Love this card!! I think I need that stamp set.

Crhiga said...

Great pinwheel card!! Love the colors!!

Carol

Arlene said...

That is such a cute card!! Thanks for the opportunity to win, I could make such cute projects with this bear cartridge. Arlene arlene.cruz91@gmail.com

Karee Sue said...

What a pretty card, I have some pinwheels on carts but so far haven't used the image yet, thanks for the inspiration.

Jan said...

What an adorable card, brings back happy childhood memories! The card is so cheery and happy, anyone would love it! Thanks for the chance to win the Teddy Bear cartridge, I've had my eye on this one for a while! Jan

Jan said...

What an adorable card, brings back happy childhood memories! The card is so cheery and happy, anyone would love it! Thanks for the chance to win the Teddy Bear cartridge, I've had my eye on this one for a while! Jan

tina said...

What a cute card!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

AprilsL8 said...

What a cute card!Love the motion you get that way! Thanks for the chance to win, I would LOVE to win the teddy bear cart!

Rene Stansell said...

The pinwheels are fabulous, I lave your card.
Rene from OZ xo

M1kk1 said...

I love the fun summer colors for the pinwheels and that they can spin!

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie you make the most adorable card! I love this stamp of the month and can't wait to get mine!

Karen S. said...

What a fun card! Love it!

snowdraak said...

I love your pinwheels. They are so colourful. Snagged this idea.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria C Agostini-Perez said...

I love the pinwheels card. Love the colors, actually everything. Thanks for the giveaway, the cartridge will be so good for my classroom.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie W.

Anonymous said...

Cute, colorful, whimsical card...Also thanks for the drawing...I LOVE teddy bears and collect them. This cartridge would be just perfect for me.
Lothringen from MI

carolyn's creations said...

The pinwheels on a card are such a great idea!! How creative!! Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win Teddy Bears on Parade!!

rhonda said...

Love the pinwheels! Gives me a great idea for a granddaughters birthday card. Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

AJoy said...

So cute! Great job.

April

Laney's Legacy's said...

Love the pinwheel card very cute, thanks for the chance to win the cartridge this is one I don't have, keeping my fingers crossed.

later tater,
laney

Peggy Whisenhunt said...

Love all the different papers you used in the pinwheels. The bears cartridge is adorable and what awesome cards you could make with it. thanks for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

What a happy card! My daughter LOVES teddy bears! She would be so happy if I won that so close to mother's day (to make her something teddy bear with).:-)
Teresa
rdrepublican@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

Love those pinwheels! I'll have to give them a try.

Melissa M - CA

Deedles said...

Wow what a fabulous colorful card.I just love it!

Deedles said...

Wow what a fabulous colorful card.I just love it!

Clarice said...

I love your card. Pinwheels bring back so many memories of my childhood.

Marianne Barkman said...

Such a bright and fun card. The sentiment is great. Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

Love the pinwheels.

Anonymous said...

Love the pinwheels.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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maribella said...

I LOVE this card! Very colorful and versatile! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful work!

marg0006 said...

Perfect coming of Summer card. Love the sweet pinwheels.

Anonymous said...

Love all your work, You certainly do a lot with CTMH, I see your name everywhere...
Im not doing well with CTMH, Seems my handicap gets in the way. I'll give it one more try.
DawnRI

Deborah R said...

Adorable! I love the pinwheels.

Kerry Turner said...

What an adorable card and such fun colors.
Kerry

Sherry Gibb said...

Another very cute, very creative card. I love the pinwheels. So colourful and so fun. As always I spend so much time going through your site browsing through your ideas, love your great ideas!,

julie said...

awww very cute and the pinwheels along with the saying are very color full and i like color. thanks for sharing God Bless

Monica said...

I have always loved pinwheels...putting together an order just so I can get those awesome stamps. Love the colors you chose.
Monica

Luria said...

I love the pinwheels on this card takes me back to when I was a young girl.

Luria

UnikByYes said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the pops of color on the pinwheels Melanie! I hope you had a fabulous Mother's day!
Thank you for sharing!
Liz O

Anonymous said...

The pinwheels are so cute! All the things you have made with them are beautiful!!! Great inspiration!
Cindy Lee

Monica said...

I love Pinwheels...so glad I just bought this stamp set...can't wait to play.

 
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