Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - A Thank You Card

Hello my crafty friends! 
Today on My Cricut Craftroom, it is Card Creating Tuesday and we were asked to create a Thank You card.
I was happy to have that assignment because I am one who feels it is always important to send thank you notes when someone gives you a gift or goes out of their way to do something special or helpful for you.
I like to have a few on hand so when a card is needed, I don't have to wait until I have the chance to create one before I send a card out.
For this project, I used a cartridge that I have not designed with prior to this assignment.  Art Nouveau was my cartridge of choice and I am so glad I got it out to take a close look at all the unique and beautiful images it has on it.  I selected the tulips on page 30 of the handbook, and cut them at 4".  I wanted to give this card some dimension and something extra special, so I cut an extra petal on the tulip and bent it outward and inked the edges so it would pop off the card.   Adding foam squares behind those extra middle petals as well as behind the entire tulip really makes this card stand out.

From the Sweethearts Cartridge, I cut the sentiment "Thank You" (which can be found on page 66 of the handbook)  using my Gyspy to get the sizing to fit just the way I wanted it to on my card.  I mounted the "Thank You" on a rectangle of cardstock that I just free handed and then rounded and inked the edges.
I wanted this card to have another layer, so I cut a layer out of yellow, ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing folder (this is one of my favorites and can be found in Erica's store if you would like to have it as well:  Ericas' Store.

After embossing this card base, I then used a Stampin Up border punch to create the edges. I am sorry, I do not recall the name of this particular punch.
The cute little half moon shapes of this border allowed me to run a piece of green ribbon through it and gave the tulips something to rest on.

I mounted the entire card on a pink cardstock 5x7 inch base card.  I am so pleased with how this card came out and hope you like it as well!
I love to hear your comments!  Do you have Art Nouveau?  Don't you think it has some lovely cuts on it?

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please head over to My Cricut Craftroom to see what other fun projects my fellow design team members have created. 
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Tonya said...

I love the dimension you added to this card! It looks beautiful.

Mary said...

I used this same cut for the die cut swap! I guess great minds think alike, lol.
TFS, Mary M

Kathy Salido said...

Gorgeous card Teresa!!! Love the dimension.
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card is absolutely wonderful. I love the color combinations and the flower is a great pic for this card. TFS!


Denise said...

That is a beautiful card!

Jessica said...

Hi Teresa, your card is so pretty. Love your embossing and paper piecing!
Jessica S

Raquel Davis said...

This card is just so cute and I love the tulips! Nice job Teresa.

scrapbookingforfun said...

Beautiful card I love it!
MCCR DT Sister Shelley

HeatherLynn said...

Oh. how pretty!! Love those flowers and the color scheme, too!

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

I just love your card the flowers are amazing ;)

Anonymous said...

Let's try this again - lost the first comment.
Spectacular card! Your friends must be delighted to receive such wonderful cards from you! I love the tulips!

cema1cema said...

Wow this is beautiful! Christina

cema1cema said...

Wow! So beautiful! Christina

ScrapMyWay said...

100% gorgeous and unique!!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S

Paula said...

Teresa your card is so beautiful. I saw it over at the Pink Cricut Link Up and couldn't wait to come over to your blog and see some more of your projects. You do amazing work and I'm now going to sign up to be a follower. I hope you'll stop by my blog some time and see some of my projects. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.


Miranda said...

Gorgeous! I love the flowers!
MCCR DT Sister

Monique Mixon said...

I love this card. The demensions in the flowers are amazing.

Liz said...

Wow teresa this card is beautiful!


Pink Cricut said...

What beautiful tulips!! LOVE!

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