Thursday, June 5, 2014

Florals Embellished Thank you card

 Hello, friends!

Today I have a project made using the Florals Embellished cartridge and the Funky Blossom stamp set. I realize there is a lot going on here, but the layout is quite simple. I thought I could get away with the multitude of patterns. 



I wanted to give you guys a quick tip today as well. Whenever you are wondering what size I cut something with my cricut, do the eyeball test. What do I mean by that? Well, with most cricut cartridges all you have to do is set the dial to how tall you want the cut and it will cut it with that height. Now, I mainly make A2 sized and 5" x 5" sized cards ( I occasionally do a 4" x 9", but I will tell you when I do that). The one above is an A2 vertical, so if you eye ball the cut above it looks like it is about 4" tall. All you would need to do is set your dial at 4" and you should be ready to go!

Also, I know most of you do not have an Explore yet. However, that does not mean you cannot play around with the Design Space and use it as a tool. I highly recommend using it to find cuts to use. Just plug in butterfly in the search and you will come up with tons and tons of results. 

Here is a screen shot of what I am talking about. It says there are 366 images of butterflies! Did I mention it is in color as well? You will find things you already have on cartridges and have totally forgot about!






The background is stamped.

I used a mix of Basic Grey paper.

I added a little bit of pen work to the sentiment as well.


I do not often have the inside decorated, but when I do I will post it. These images are from the Funky Blossoms stamp set.





To win:




 

35 comments:

Joan Smith said...

OMG your card is out of bound gorgeous....I am in love with your whole idea WOW!! Girl as the Queen of Flowers you did one awesome job with all the flowers. the colors rock and so does all your paper choices....wow such a happy, happy card and girl you just made my day with the sentiment on the inside so I wish it right back atcha.
YOU ROCK!! Love your comments about the Explore it's so awesome just a super fun Cricut!! I Love it so much!!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty Butterfly card with the wonderful flowers added.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

LST in Colorado said...

AWESOMW card!!!!! And it looks so elegant. The colors are beautiful and you make awesome paper.you not only rock nut your paper designs really rock. Thanks for sharing your many many projects.

Maria Giselle B. said...

I have this cartridge but haven't really played with it. It does look complicated that's why it's not my to reach cartridge. But I like your butterfly card. It makes me want to try this cartridge again.

BethAnn M said...

Florals Embellished is one of my favorite cartridges! I love the layers on the cuts, and your combination of patters is outstanding. I'm always afraid to mix things too much, and you may just push me out of my "rut"! Thank you. BethAnn M.

Kim Lundstrom said...

Oh, how pretty! That was the first that came into my mind when I saw your card.

Martha Herrera said...

WOWZA! This is gorgeous!
And the colors you chose are perfect.

shawn box said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous. Would love to know the size you used. Thanks for sharing.

Tami Moss said...

Super cute card,as always. Sometimes I look at them and I would like to copy them.

Ann said...

WHAT A SPECIAL CARD! Haven't been using my Cricut all that much but this makes me want to get it out and cut some butterflies!!
Thanks Mel and hope you are doing better. God Bless!
Hugs
Mstgane
Ann

K and P's Mom said...

What a great looking card. The butterfly and flowers are too much. The different colors work together, bold and beautiful.
Mary O'Neal

Sherrie K. said...

What a GORGEOUS card! I love the pretty colors and beautiful butterfly!
Have a sweet day!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous!

Luria said...

What a beautiful card. I just live butterflies.
Thanks for sharing.

Luria

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Great card - love how you used the stamp to make the background.

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is a beautiful card!

Leslie

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! This inspires me to take another look at Florals Embellished.

Karen Sue said...

wow your card is beautiful, I've always wanted that cart.

Anonymous said...

I don't usually like a lot of pattern mixing, but this is really pretty! thekimmiefiles at gmail dot com

Vanessa said...

Your card is beautiful! And thanks for the tip about using Design Space to find images; I love that the images are in color!

Barb A. said...

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

Monica said...

great card. You always amaze me because your little extra touches really make the card...like a little pen here a little this there. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Melanie!! Great layout. Yes, there's a lot going on, but it's just the right amount!!
M. & Emmi-Cat

grannybibi said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, the butterfly is amazing. You are incredible and I just can't get over how lovely this card is. TFS

Coelle said...

Gorgeous card.....love to study how you mixed patterns and colors....awesome on this card!!!

Cheryl W said...

Lovely! I have Florals Embellished, but haven't cut this image yet. I sure will now!!!

Missy said...

Love the card! I have that cartridge and have yet to use it. This might get me to try it!

Patty said...

Beautiful card! Love how you stamped the inside also@

Peg Toth said...

What a beautiful, cheerful card! I love your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

Liz Lumsden said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and flowers you added....

Barbara Hart said...

Nice!!! Love the butterfly and all the colors and patterns you used together.

LemonDropMemories said...

This is great! I have this cart and didn't even know what it was capable of doing!

Linda H said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card! I like how you made the background and the butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for your tips.

Amy said...

WOW I really don't like this set very much and you made me rethink it. This is just gorgeous!!!!

 
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