Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cricut Creative Memories Traveler Cartridge:Tropical Anniversary Card!

I need an anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law (25 years of marriage!) and thought this hibiscus would be a beautiful focal point to a card.  I used the new Cricut Creative Memories Traveler cartridge for the project.  (See HERE for more pictures of the Cricut Creative Memories Traveler cartridge).

I loved both these images - especially the funky leaves.  I cut the hibiscus (flower3) at 3-1/2" and the leaves at 1-1/2".  Be sure to cut all the layers because that shadow layer really makes these images pop - especially on the leaves. I first made the leaves without the shadow and after looking at it, added it and it really made a difference.
I used My Creative Time's Many Greetings stamp set for the "Happy Anniversary" stamp.

I used Warm Red chalk ink to ink the inside edges of the flower petals and also around the entire outside.  I grew up in Florida and we had loads of hibiscus flowers in the yard and I remembered that they always had a deep red inside.  See below:
As you can see below, I added in the shadow to the leaves and even though it is slight, it still made a big difference.
A pink liner finishes off the inside of the card nicely.  I can't wait to get this in the mail to them.  True confession:  I am late with this card - whoops!  I am hoping they won't mind...
This Cricut Creative Memories Traveler cartridge is available through Creative Memories consultants only and you can order yours HERE!

There are two layered fonts, many images both beachy and city-like along with some gorgeous word art - this is a jam packed cartridge.

This is a perfect cartridge to handle all your travel photos - whether you went to the beach, on a cruise or to NYC - they've got it all!  There are some fun images that remind me of the Graphically Speaking cartridge - very streamlined and graphic.  Also, as shown above, the cartridge is not only for travel - I turned one of the images into a card focal point!  Don't miss out - order yours today HERE!

Two of my design team members have projects going up today using the Cricut Creative Memories Traveler cartridge - check out the links below:

Creations with Christina
Okieladybug's Scrap 'N More


Cricut Creative Memories Expression 2 SPECIAL!

Also, if you've been on the fence about ordering the new Cricut Creative Memories Expression 2, I am offering a special!  When you purchase one of the Cricut Creative Memories Expression 2 through me, I will refund you the shipping cost.  This will apply to previous orders of the machine that were placed through me.

Don't forget that this is the only way to get the exclusive Creative Memories Best of Times sampler cartridge!

Click HERE to see more about the Cricut Creative Memories Expression 2 and order yours today!

I added my crafty project to the Today's Creative Blog site - some great overall crafting ideas over there - check it out HERE!

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72 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card!! Love how realistic the flower looks!!
    Kristan

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  2. The flower is beautiful! The shadow layer does add to the leaves, but the chalk ink really made the flower pop!

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  3. This card is SO beautiful & simple. I love the hibiscus design.

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  4. Wow! This is SO pretty! I just love those colors!!!

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  5. Simply beautiful! I love the colors. I bet they will be thrilled to get this. TFS and have a happy and crafty day!
    Liz

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  6. This card is beautiful and seems pretty simple to complete. Thank you for the sizes you used, it really helps. Thank you!

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  7. Such a beautiful card! I just made an anniversary card too. (Not as pretty as yours. :( ) Thanks for sharing. :D

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  8. Love the card. That is one of my favorite flowers. Thanks

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  9. Wow! That hibiscus is stunning! Looks like the real thing! Beautiful card!

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  10. What a beautiful card, I just love
    the color of the hibiscus.

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  11. I live in Fl. too and hibiscus should if it isn't the state flower. I love them so may have to elect to get this cartridge as it is the best hibiscus I have seen on any cartridge. Very lifelike. TFS!! Maybe you could give one of these away and I could win. LOL
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  12. Pretty enough to pick! You're going to have to show me how to artfully shadow like this!

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  13. Love the hibiscus. Good for anniversary if you went somewhere tropical for your honeymoon because it brings back all those memories.

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  14. I love hibiscus and I love this anniversary card! Just stunning!
    surfnfroggie

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  15. LOVE this card. It's so beautiful and colorful! Great chalking job!

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  16. Very special card :) I love the flower I have a yellow one that grows in my backyard!!

    Congratulations to your family :)

    Tawnya
    Payton1125@gmail.com

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  17. So pretty! Love the shading you did and also the colors are so bright and vibrant.

    jdkentinc at aol dot com

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  18. love the flower and the shading. I am not the best at shading. Hopefully you can teach us all.

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  19. Very pretty card!!

    brz352@yahoo.com

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  20. Very nice card. I love the darker middle in the flower.

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  21. Such a beautiful card, love the colors you used!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  22. Gorgeous card, I love the shading and the shadows, it's the little details that make it really stand out.

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  23. I love hibiscus flowers. Awesome card - love the vibrant colors!

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  24. That turned out really beautiful. I love the hibiscus flowers, the colors came out pretty dead on, very vibrant.

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  25. Wow, The first word that came to my mind when I saw the card was "beautiful". Reading the other posts it looks like they thought so also.

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  26. Beautiful card!!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  27. I lived in Hawaii and that is about as close to a real Hibiscus in papercrafting as you'll get. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    Kathleen (jbaugh1481@aol.com)

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  28. WOW So pretty Joy! I Love the details.... it looks just like that picture of the flower... BEAUTIFUL! :o)

    Theresa

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  29. This is just so fun and full of color!

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  30. very beautiful card! the color is bright and alive.

    Luanne
    myfootahead@gmail.com
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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  31. Beautiful card! Perfect for the occasion.

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  32. Gorgeous card! Love the bright colours.

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  33. Very pretty card! I love the flower!

    Tracy

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  34. I love this card....it's soooo beautiful....geeze just when I thought you did the most outstanding card...you up and do something even more awesome....gosh girl...you sure do have it!!! and thanks for sharing it all the time!!!

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  35. Your Card is Gorgeous! Love the Bright Colors. Your Brother and Sister-in-Law are going to Love It!

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  36. I love learning from Videos, That way you can follow along and pause when you need to! Reading along is not bad when you need to print and take with you, but some people learn by example the most!!!

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  37. Such a beautiful card. I have this cartridge and I just love it. I think I have also made a card using the same hibiscus flower!

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  38. Beautiful card, love the hues of pink you used and that green ribbon, subtle, yet is adds so much texture.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  39. Wow look at those vibrant colors...great card!

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  40. very nice.. love the pink and green.. thanks for sharing your idea's :)

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  41. This has to be one of my favorites. I love all the layers and the shading is just beautiful! I purchased some Prismacolor WC pencils today. Can't wait to get started on this new technique!

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  42. Beautiful card! You've got an imagination that just won't quit!

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  43. Your colors really make that flower come alive! Beautiful!
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  44. Love how you shaded the flower to make it more realistic. Beautiful card!

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  45. Your card is beautiful, Joy! The colors pop! Gorgeous!! -- Pat N.

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  46. that flower is just gorgeous

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  47. This card is really beautiful!

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  48. Very pretty, makes me want that cartridge....!!!
    Thanks for posting it!

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  49. What a beautiful card. Thanks for posting it!

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  50. I absolutely love this card and all the others I see in your gallery. I just discovered your website and can't wait to share it with my mother and sister-in- laws. Thank you for sharing all your hard work!

    Denise Hernandez

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  51. Your flower card is very beautiful
    Thank you for sharing
    mema
    wilson p 58 at yahoo dot com

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  52. Love the card!! They'll love the card!!

    Carol

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  53. Love the use of vibrant colors in the card! TFS!

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  54. Very nice card..I love the bright, happy colors

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  55. Beautiful card! I love the colors. This looks like a great cartridge.

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  56. Beautiful card! The hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers. The shading you added looks great! Sophia @ just4crafters.com

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  57. love the card just beautiful

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  58. Very cool! the Hibiscus has always been my favorite flower! love it! ~*Pd :)

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  59. Oh this is gorgeous, love the colours those and the shading really bring your flower to life.
    Kim xXx

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  60. What a beautiful card! I LOVE the colors!

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  61. such a pretty cars i love how vibrant the flower is. tfs
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  62. Love the colors and the shading, makes the flower pop!

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  63. Love this flower, nice card. Love, Love Love it.

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  64. What a beautiful flower.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  65. Your work is awesome and lovely to look at. I love flower designs.

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  66. I love the vibrant colours for the flower.

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