Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Artiste Happy Happy Birthday card



Thank you all so very much for the sweet comments about my room. It is a place in which I spend a lot of time and I love it very much! Once my curtains come, I will post pics of them as well. At some point, I should make a decision about what color I will paint the room. My guess is it will be some shade of aqua or yellow. I will keep you posted.

Ok, I did get a question about my Cricut cartridge storage. I use Snapware Snap 'n Stack Ribbon Dispenser 2 Layers. I put the actual cartridge in the smaller compartment and the overlay and booklet in the larger one. This is the best way I have found to store your cartridges if you have a lot. If I had my way, I would have them still in their boxes on a shelf. That is how I stored them for years and loved it. Being able to easily look and see what you have is always ideal. However, when cartridges were coming out at a crazy rate, I had to find a space conscious option. 

Now onto the project. This card is made using the Artiste cartridge, Ariana paper pack, and a couple of new stamp sets. If you like Anna Griffin, you are going to want this paper pack! I love love love old vintage looking floral patterns and this paper packs has a gorgeous one! There is also a stamp set (called Pick A Posey)in the catalog that compliments this paper pack well. I plan on using it to design some pretty stamped paper!

One of the stamp sets is called Big Top and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge. When I first saw it, I knew it had much greater potential than what was represented in the catalog. For example, who thought this would go well with a floral project?






I love this patterned paper so much! Anything vintage looking with cabbage roses on it, makes me very happy!
I stamped the flowers on a scratch piece and hand cut them out. Then tucked them behind the circle.


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57 comments:

Crystal said...

Love those cabbage roses too. Beautiful!!!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful card! Love that new paper and the frame you used.
:) Marie

Joan Smith said...

Your card is so gorgeous wow I love how you did the flowers on the inside gosh girl you are the Queen of flowers now matter how you do them and your stamping talents are unbelievable. Love how the front looks gosh the colors are beautiful and love all the layering.
You are just so creative and talented that you blow me away.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love this paper, and your card rocks it! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy:) said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the paper.
Thanks.
Kathy U:)

Cathy said...

Beautiful stamps..and such a lovely card.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love the vintage look of your card, the rose paper is gorgeous!

Tma0515 said...

Love this card! Especially love how you stamped the inside of the card. Your creativity is an inspiration to me. I also loved your craft room. I am in the process of transforming one of my bedrooms and loved some of your storage ideas.

Jaren said...

Gorgeous card! That stamp set is great for spring or Mother's Day.

littlen said...

another beautiful card. tfs.

jabs said...

That is one gorgeous card! I love the pretty floral paper...very Anna Griffin-ish. Also, I LOVE the stamping inside...a beautiful way to complete the card!

Michele Washburn said...

Such a beautiful card! The stamping inside is a lovely idea too!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the floral stamping. Has such a wonderful vintage look to it. Like the faux stitching. Ok, 3rd time for 'prove you're not a robot'
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

allie said...

very pretty..love your out of the box thinking with the circus set onto the flowers.

Pam LaRue said...

Love this card! The stamp set is beautiful with all the colors you used.

LST in Colorado said...

Love the card and it make for a great base for many different cards. Very versatile card. Thanks for sharing.

ScrappySue said...

Lovely card, Melanie. I really like the inside stamping.

Ann said...

PRETTY CARD, MEL.
I TOO USE THE SNAPWARE AND HAVE THE TOP LITTLE BOX FOR CUTOUTS I HAVE DONE, THE NEXT BOX WITH DIVIDERS FOR MY 50+ CARTRIDGES AND THE BOTTOM BOXES FOR THE BOOKS AND MATS. I WENT SO FAR AS TO REMOVE EVERYTHING BUT THE ENGLISH DIRECTIONS FOR EACH OF THE BOOKS AND THEN PUT THE CARTRIDGES AND THE BOOKS AND MATS IN ALPHABETIC ORDER. lol IT DOES MAKE IT EASIER TO FIND EVERYTHING.
HUGS,
MSTGANE
ANN

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Beautiful card. The Black & white stamp really makes it pop.

Joanna said...

Two of my favorite things.... Cricut and Close To My Heart!

Betsy said...

Your card is so gorgeous! Your use of the shapes and color is so creative. I love what you did to the inside as well.

Charity Brown said...

Boy, there are lots of flowers.

Mary Bowlin said...

Very beautiful!

Ruth said...

Very nice card. I just love this cartridge. Could you post a few more masculine card ideas in near future?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love the card. So pretty.
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Coelle said...

Just LOVE how you stamped on the inside of the card....the whole card is so pretty!

Karen Sue said...

lovely card, love the stamping.

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful card! I would never have thought to use the Big Top stamps with the floral paper, but as always you've inspired us to think outside the box. The stamping inside is gorgeous, too. TFS!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the patterned paper you used. Love the inside of the card, too! Lovely colors.

Amy Gehring said...

Very pretty card! This would make a great mother's day card too! Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge - I've been wanting this one for awhile.

Peg Toth said...

very nice card. Colors and paper really make it special.

SaraBug said...

I love how you stamped the inside of the card.

Deborah R said...

Oh Melanie, that matching stamped interior is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Whoops forgot my name -what a beautiful card- Yooper grandma

Sue D said...

Very cheery colors!

MyCjs said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

Cheryl W said...

Wow - that paper is gorgeous! I've seen you use this layout (or one very similar) before, and I love it each time you do.

Anonymous said...

I Love this paper pack Pick a Posey, I love flowers! Your card warm me up with the beautiful flowers/roses.I'm so ready for Spring some warm temp!The temp. have been below freezing here on friday it was -7,sat-5 mon 2 & today -5 I'm sick of being cold!
TFS & a chance to win this week cart. Create A Critter 2!
Rosebud222222222

marg0006 said...

Such a lovely card and great colors.

lindaplus3 said...

That is so beautiful...tyvm for sharing your making tips :)

LaLa said...

I miss CTMH! Love all the papers and "stuff"! I love the beautiful card!

Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the soft colors of this paper pack. The layout for this card is beautiful. So creative to stamp the flowers on the inside of the cards. So Nice!

Kathleen

Jennifer Earley said...

Beautiful card!

Anita said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. I wouldn't of thought of pairing those two stamp sets.

Dianna said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

D- said...

Love your beautiful card. Great colors and design both inside and out.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Martha Herrera said...

WOW! this is such a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

Barbara Hart said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Especially love the stamped image inside!

Anonymous said...

You are wonderful, thanks for sharing your creations with us, beautiful card!!!
Yolanda Norman

lindagk23 said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! I love this paper and the stamp set! Thank you so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Pick n Renny said...

Your card is beautiful. I wish I could afford to join Close to My Heart but it won't be in my budget for a while. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome Create A Critter 2 cartridge. Blessings to All!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so very pretty. I love the soft vintage colours. The ribbon and the little medallion are perfect. The inside with all those beautiful stamped flowers is just amazing! I love opening a card and finding some little surprise like a coordinating image.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card. :)

JustJules said...

Love the inside of the card! Beautiful! TFS!

Linda said...

Oh what a nice find on your porch this morning. Can't wait to see how it works. I love the gorgeous flowers my stamping is not even close to what you do. Always love to see your card creations.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Linda in Stanwood

LemonDropMemories said...

Seriously, that is gorgeous! I love this cart!

sam l said...

I am so proud of you! you do such great work.

 
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