Monday, March 3, 2014

Art Philosophy Bluebonnet card



Today's card is made using the Art Philosophy and 50 States cartridges. Also, it is cut using the Cricut Explore! Isn't the doily fabulous? Well, cutting all those intricate cuts using the new machine is a piece of cake.

This card was made for this week's challenge over on Bitten By the Bug 2. This week, we were asked to make a project using our favorite cartridge. Well, that is a no brainier for me. My favorite cartridge is Art Philosophy! However, I also had to make a Texas themed card for a Close To My Heart event I went to last week. I really wanted something elegant but with some Texas flair. Adding our state flower, the bluebonnet, was the best choice! Fortunately, there is one cartridge that has all of the state flowers and luckily I still have it. I blew the dust off the top and got to work.

Now, since this is made using the Explore, I will not be able to give all of you the files the way I used to. Things work a little differently with the new machine. Instead of a file, I will give you a link. That link will oped up the Design Space with my project loaded. You can then save it for yourself (this is what I recommend) or just hang on to the link. You will have to own both cartridge though to be able to cut it. I believe you will be able to buy the 50 States content digitally if you do not own it already. However, if you do not own Art Philosophy you can buy it from me and then link the cartridge to your design space. I am pretty sure this file cannot be transferred into the Gypsy.

Click below for the link:

Art Philosophy Bluebonnet card
I used one of the NEW embossing folders that CTMH sells called Damask. I forgot to add it to my item list below, so if you are interested click here => Damask Embossing folder

I got a request the other day to show the insides of my cards. Well, I do not do anything to the inside unless it is something I am giving away immediately. Otherwise, I stamp it later. This particular stamp set that I used, was one given to us at the Dallas Close To My Heart convention in 2012. Again, I was going for a Texas theme. I also stamped the envelope with another stamp from this set. It is not available for purchase.










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54 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Your card is gorgeous I love it.
The colors are so soft and pretty along the cut of the doily is so dainty and perfect. The embossing folder you used is so pretty too.
Great card Melanie and glad to see something you created with your Explore. I would love to see you create something on your Explore but I know you are so busy and videos do take a lot of time. Just wanted you to know how much I love what you do and share. YOU ROCK!!

Thanks for a chance for your amazing giveaway!!

BethAnn M said...

This is such a sweet and lovely card. It really is your style, and I love it. I will have a to check into the Design Space to see how it works, and think about this new machine. I have an E, a new E2 and an Imagine, so I'm not sure about another one! LOL. thank you. BethAnn M.

Casandra Bennett said...

Such a pretty card. I'm curious about the 50 states cartridge. Sounds interesting!

the life and times said...

The 50 states cartridge is in the craft room. It showed up one day and it has never left and I can cut from it without a problem.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the tiny seed pearls on the flowers! and all your details! Love it!

Brandy said...

Gorgeous card!! I've ordered the new machine but have my fingers crossed it does not arrive today - it's a snow day for the whole family and I won't have a moment to play with it. We'll see!!

Cheryl W said...

When I updated my Gypsy, I noticed that 50 states was put on it as part of the update. I haven't cut anything from it yet, but I sure hope to soon!

cmarie said...

Oh Melanie what a lovely card.

Barb A. said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing your time, talents and ideas with us.

Kathy:) said...

Beautiful card. The colors are so pretty.
Thank you for sharing.
Kathy213

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Sue D said...

This is so sweet!

Jaren said...

Beautiful card. Love the springy look and how you went with a state theme.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Such a splendid card! Totally gorgeous with so many sweet touches, loved those tiny pearls and blue fab Ribbon and the star stamp!

Scrapping Girl said...

Just beautiful! Love how you stamped the envelope also!
:)
Michelle

ScrappySue said...

Lovely card, Melanie! Great tribute to Texas - envelope and all.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love this card Melanie, oh how I want an Explore, maybe hubby will get me one for my birthday in April..hope so!!!

Jennifer Earley said...

Such a pretty card! Love the cuts and colors!

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Really pretty. The colors & textures work so well together.

Michele Washburn said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the colours!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The doily lacey die used & embossing compliment the BlueBonnets wonderfully. I have BlueBonnets growing in my backyard. Bought the BlueBonnets 5+ yrs ago at Home Depot. They have reseeded themselves & I also burst the seed pods to plant. They have come back every yr since and bloom in Spring. They green up in Oct and fortunately they make it thru the Winter. I've also enjoyed seeing the BlueBonnets in Ennis, TX where there are fields of them.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet and pretty and elegant I love the color combination It will be great being on the team with you.
Have a great day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

smlbugg said...

I love that card great color choices too!!!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Melanie,so elegant.
x

Coelle said...

Melanie, so interesting you used the 50 states cartridge...I have had that cartridge for several years and it comes in so handy when doing travel scrapping.....great to know the state flowers can be used in such a pretty way on cards...Thanks!

Vanessa said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for showing how well the Explore cuts!

Anita said...

What a stunning card! I love how you share the directions.

Anonymous said...

I really love this card you made. Yellow and blue are such beautiful colors together. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen Baugh

kgraham said...

Makes me proud to be a Texan. I never really knew what to do with the 50 states cartridge, so I never bought it. You have enlightened me. Great job!

Crafty Zoo said...

Great card! I love the doily looking thing on the front! It looks great!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, great job as always!
Chris from Andover

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card!!! What a sweet and elegant way to say thank you.
I love the flower and the dainty doily. And the 50 States cart has been a freebe on the CCR for a while. I never thought of doing the flowers with a print. So sweet.
Thanks for sharing this lovely inspiration! :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a beautiful card !!!! Love the design and the embossing you did !!!

Hugs,
Mayra

Linda said...

What a pretty card. Art Philosophy is on my wish list. I do have the 50 state and used it for the rose last week. Any state flower would be pretty in your card. Hmmmm what a great idea.
Linda in Stanwood

Angela said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you used the Jubilee paper on it. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love bluebonnets! The colors and embellishments you chose are perfect.
Martha, Leonard TX

moknowsall said...


Stunning as always. You should have won an Oscar!

Maureen

JoAnn said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love that pretty doily and the design of your card. I got my Expression and Art Philosophy cartridge out right away and cut one of the doilies. Needless to say, my is definitely not as pretty as yours. I was so disappointed but as has been expressed before, the Expression does not cut perfect circles or designs, but I can't afford to invest in the new Explore. :(

Laura Pizz said...

Love this, great card! ~Laura

Peg Toth said...

Another beautiful card. You are an inspiration. Thanks.

Sue N. said...

melanie, I just love the colors on this card. your design style is one of my favorites!!

Caroline said...

I love the doily cut and the pretty flower. The colors of your card are beautiful! Another beautiful bow!

Becky said...

I love, love, love this card. The layers and all the different textures. Very elegant. Simply beautiful!!

Becky said...

Not sure what happened to my post. I love, love, love the card. All the layers and textures. Very pretty.






LemonDropMemories said...

I can see why you have so many followers. This is gorgeous.

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Melanie! I love that doily, the embossing is so pretty and the flower is gorgeous! Hugs!

Pam MacKay said...

What a fantastic design! And I love the colors so perfect for spring!

Cheryl Proctor said...

Love the cart! That cart is to die for!!

Sharon said...

Your card is so beautiful Melanie!!! I so love the bluebonnets and the embossing. The ribbon/bow is really pretty, too. :)

Janine Rudnick said...

Being a Texas girl, I really liked this card! I'll have to use that 50 States cartridge more often. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim B. said...

Beautiful card!!! I am so addicted to CTMH colors right now!!!! I can not buy enough different ink pads!! LOL

Mollie said...

Very pretty, Melanie! Love the embossed mat and your papers are great! Awesome thank you card!

Have a great week!!!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

Betsy said...

Such a fresh and pretty card! I can't wait to try that doily on the Explore!!! I'm gonna have to take a look at the content on the 50 states cart.
Thanks so much for the chance to win this cart!

Marcia said...

I found that 50 States is included in Design Space, cute card.

Jamie Macsisak said...

Awesome! I want to make an Oregon card!!!

 
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