Monday, March 2, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #4 ~ Die Cuts and Ribbon

I'm excited to be participating in my first TPE challenge. I was thrilled and honored to be invited to join their Design Team!! This card was created for challenge #4 which is "using die cuts and ribbon". I had a blast making this card! Due to the fact that my WONDERFUL hubby consented to buying my Mother's Day present early!!! Drum roll please......It's a Cricut!! I know a lot of you have them already but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much $$$ on one. Now on to the fabulous part, Joanne's had Cricut's on sale for $99.99 this week.......So, I had to seize the opportunity and come up with a plan! :D Happily, it all worked out and I was able to get the Cricut and two cartridges for the price of what one Cricut would've been not on sale!! The frame on the card is an oval nesties negative. The border around the frame is a Home Accents cartridge from Cricut. The flourishes in the corners are from the same cartridge.

I also, added some stitching and paint to the edges. The flowers are hard like resin. I bought them at HL on clearance for 20 cents. I added a bow, button and tag to the flower stems. Thanks, for stopping by.....You're welcome to join us TPE....We'd love to have you! :D
Here's a couple close-ups of the flowers.


Cardstock: Stampin' UP
Patterned Paper: K & Company (Baily)
Flowers: Hobby Lobby
Ribbon: Big Lots
Twine: Joanne Fabric
Button: Foof-a-la
Brads: Spare Parts (the Paper Studio)
Tools: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cricut (cartridge, Home Accents), Sewing Machine
Stamp: Heidi Grace (sentiment)

Also, TPE is gearing up for a FUN and FABULOUS Easter Blog Hop!!
Mark your calendars.....You don't want to miss this!! Here's the Dates...


~amy~ March 2, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

Congrats on the DT and your cricut! Your card is absolutely stunning...the flowers are a perfect embellie...especially at that price!!!

Flo March 2, 2009 at 2:26 AM  

Congratulations! I love this card, and your funky-fresh style!

Ann March 2, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

Wow what a fabulous card - so glad you have joined the team at the Pink Elephant. Your work is fantastic.
Love the way you have used your new Cricut - now I'm double jealous one on the price you got it for and one because I'm still waiting for the delivery of mine.

Ann xxx

Laura March 2, 2009 at 5:33 AM  

Gorgeous card, Lori! And congrats on the DT for Pink Elephant! I love their challenges!!

Ruby March 2, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

Congrats for joining the DT for Pink Elephant, you deserve it, your work is lovely. Your card is really pretty. I have the Cricut, it's great fun! Your children are all beautiful, you must be very proud of them all x

Tonya March 2, 2009 at 6:14 AM  

Awesome! Great deal on your cricut - you're going to love it! Great deal you got. Congrats on DT.

TeresaW March 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

This is such a nice card. I wish I was your Mum so that I could get it in the post. Sadly, with no children of my own, I will never have a mothers day card. Hopefully you will get loads!

Angela March 2, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

Great job with the dies. Love the added flowers. Looks great!

Jan March 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

Beautiful card, Lori! Congrats on the DT position and your new toy!

Anonymous,  March 2, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

Hey, this is no card, it should be in a frame and in a house it is so beautiful! Wow!

Trudi March 2, 2009 at 12:37 PM  

This card is absolutely beautiful Lori! I love how you framed out the flowers. Welcome to the Team!

Lil' Inker March 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM  

You have out-done yourself with this card. It is absolutely beautiful and totally original! Congrats!

Anjou Krelovich March 2, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

Oooh. Super fabulous card! Congrats on your DT and your new Cricut!

Pam March 2, 2009 at 4:48 PM  

WOW - gorgeous card!! BTW - you still need to send me your address for that RAK last month ;)

Tricia G. March 2, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

Beautiful card!!!! I love the flowers you used on the front!

Carol March 2, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

Such a difficult reason to make a card but yours is sensitive and beautiful :)

Carol x

Robin March 2, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

What a fabulous card Lori!!! I love those porcelain like flowers and they look beautiful in the opening on the front. Congrats on your new Cricut. Welcome to the team too!!!

Kelly Lunceford March 2, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

This is lovely! I love all of your choices! Lucky you getting a cricut! I Love all of the great embellishments you made with it!

Ellie March 3, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

What a beautiful card! Love the idea of using the negative nesties. Haven't thought to try that yet. Will have to do now!

Paula March 3, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

Love the card...congrats on the dteam AND the Cricut...what a great dh you're just gonna LOVE it!

MollyD March 3, 2009 at 2:37 PM  

What a great attention to detail! Gorgeous!

sumbine March 4, 2009 at 4:48 AM  

Congratulations on the DT!
Your card looks really fabulous, great job!


Craftyanny March 4, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

stunning card, I love it!

Jess March 4, 2009 at 2:33 PM  

Congrats on the Cricut and your new DT position! Your card is lovely.

Eva March 4, 2009 at 5:02 PM  

Oh my goodness, this is one amazing card as well!!! Those flowers are just gorgeous...darn, we don't have hobby lobby around here and I haven't seen those at Michael's. You do a very lovely work! I enjoyed looking at your posts.

Angie March 6, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

Wow, wow, wow!! This card is amazing, the flowers are beautiful!! TFS

Anonymous,  March 11, 2009 at 11:19 AM!

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