Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello Thursday!

Today is Hello Thursday! This is the day of the month when Provo Craft releases their new Cricut and Imagine Cartridges! There are 10 this month! And each one is cuter than the next! I had the pleasure of working with one called Giant Flowers. I adore flowers. All flowers of all shapes and sizes, and find that I incorporate them wherever I can! So for me this is a dream cartridge! It will be one I use over and over again! How about decorating your presents for the holidays with them? I created this Valentine's box using the rose cut. I used less layers for the rose bud and loved how it turned out! I added some Valentine picks, black tulle, and a tag for the recipient.  When using this cartridge I recommend using different shades of the same color and inking the edges a bit.  In person it has such beautiful depth!

I like the back of my packages to be just as pretty as the front.....so I added more Valentine picks, lace, black twine, and pearls.
I created a LO for my daughter's room to hang on the wall.  I have many scrapbook pages of her in her room.  I hate to admit it, but my daughter is a bit of a narcissist! She loves to look at herself....a lot! ; )  I used the Peony cut for this page.  And again, used different shades of yellow, brown inked edges, and yes.......a bit of glitter! ; )
This is her page hanging on her wall. I love it against the blue!


Since the flower is so dimensional I bridged the gap by adding layers of tulle and seam binding sort of tucked under it. 
The pictures were taken by my I-phone and used the Instagram app to edit the photos.  I love the warmth of the photos.  I also dug out those letter beads that used to be so popular many moons ago! I love adding unexpected and fun little details to my projects!
The title was cut using CCR and the Kate's ABC's cartridge.  (Still one of my all time favs!)
Be sure to check out the Cricut Blog to see all of the fun projects using PC's 10 new cartridges!

16 comments:

Cricut Couple said...

I saw these on the blogs and they are just stunning! I am so excited about the new carts!!!

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Beautiful! She's not the only one! I am doing my goddaughters scrapbook (12 going on 25!) and every time she comes:"have you worked on my book?" and, even if the answer is "no" she wants to look at them anyway-and pours over them for an hour at least! lol!

1CardCreator said...

Those flowers are gorgeous Michelle! I love the wall hanging for Corts room too!

Diane Hodrick said...

All I can say is they gave this cart to the right DT member. I absolutely adored you Lotus Box...the way you pair creams and neutrals with a bright pop of color is out of this world. I have to say I NEED this cart, but.....

JennyKozar said...

This is a beautiful layput! What a fun new looking cartridge.

Liz S. said...

Cute, cute projects. And, of course, I had to have that Giant Flowers cartridge.

meredemaison said...

Very elegant! Thanks for adding beauty to my day!!!

Tangle said...

Im so excited about this new cartridge! I already have so many projects i want to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! That red rose is so beautiful it looks real! What a fabulous way to decorate a package!

Missy said...

The flowers you added to your projects look gorgeous! I love how both projects have so many small details that add SO much! Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog!! :)

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, these are simply gorgeous, Michele! Totally blown away!!

Hope all is well with you and yours, Sweetie!! Sending hugs!

Kit said...

those valentine packages are devine

Karen Letchworth said...

This is great, Michelle. I've just recently fallen in love with using tulle. I need to get some more colors of it. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Karen

Trinh said...

Wow, those flowers are stunning! Love how you dressed them up with bits of ribbon & tulle.

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING!!~

Rea' said...

those flowers ... wow !! your details in your layouts and on your other projects are so inspiring ... thank you for sharing!