Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monogram Birthday Card

I was thinking that Damask Decor and Letter Envy Cricut Cartridges were surely made for each other. Ummm... No, they are not. I found that out after I cut out all the pieces and put it together.  What a mess! Maybe my colors were all wrong... I had white cream, seafoam green, white, orange, pink. Maybe it was all the inticate cuts slapped together.  Maybe it was all of it together.  

I had to go back to the drawing board.  I knew two things: I wanted to make a monogram card and I wanted to use orange and pink.  The orange and pink inspiration was from Paper Craft Weekend Challenge. The colors were perfect because I wanted to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law in Naples, FL.  Orange and pink reminds me of cheery South Florida and the outfit my sister-in-law wore the last day we were in Naples.  I'm entering it in the monogram challenge from Bitten by the Bug 2.

Needless to say, I simplified the card and I think it is much better :)

I Used:
Letter Envy Circut Cartridge - L-s and layer feature + L
Imagine Blossom Cricut Cartridge- Pink cardstock for the letter L - it is the perfect pale, soft pink
SEI Mimosa glitter cardstock
Cuttlebug Folder - Musical Flourish
Imaginisce orange rhinestone
Pink stamp pad to ink the edges of the all the squares and the embossed rectangle
Pop dots
Tattered Angels Marshmallow mist for sparkles - ya gotta have sparkles for a birthday!

I found a way to shoot the sparkles from the glitter mist!  I had to angle it on my hand and then take the picture.



Words for me to remember:
 Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.


  1. I am really loving this feminine looking font from Letter Envy. I'm thinking I want it and I'm not usually interested in font cartridges. Love the pink and orange combo. Thanks for playing at BBTB2.

  2. Lovelylovelylovely....
    Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 challenge.

  3. Lori, what fabulous elegance it it's simplicity! Love the colors, sparkle and embossing and can't wait to cut something from Letter Envy myself. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  4. Great monogrammed card! Are you not just LOVING Letter Envy? Your use of the the cartridge is perfect for this project! Thanks for joining us this week at BBTB2 - love your card!

  5. Simple and elegant! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  6. So Pretty and Elegant! Love the sparkle of the mist and the perfect touch of bling! I really Need to use my Letter Envy, I just need some time, lol! Thanks for sharing with us over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  7. Very classy and elegant. The embossing and the subtle shimmer is lovely. Thanks for linking up at BBTB2!


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