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Sunday, May 22, 2016

So Thankful Apple Tree Red White Blue Card

This card was quite easy to make on my Cricut Explore but thought outside the tree so to speak by adding detail: 
cut several pieces to paper piece the tree, 
embossed the Kraft trunk of tree with Woodgrain embossing folder, 
embossed the green part of tree with a fav of mine embossing folder, D'Vine Swirl,
used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the embossing,
used wink of Stella clear on apple,
added ribbon,
added a charm, City of Plano (this is where I live in Central TX) Hot Air Balloons,
stamped sentiment for Patriotic TY and
added scrapbook paper, red/white/blue fireworks .

Supplies List

adhesive: foam, glue dots, Scotch ATG
charm: City of Plano hot air balloons
Cricut cartridge:  Stretch Your Imagination  4" Apple Tree Card
embossing: emb folders - Cuttelbug D'Vine Swirl - on green part of tree,
   the Paper Studio Woodgrain - on Kraft tree trunk 
ink: Memento Luxe Nautical Blue
machine: Cricut Explore  Sizzix
paper: scrapbook - scrap red/whiter/blue fireworks - inside
   cardstock - red, white, blue, green, Kraft
pen: Wink of Stella clear - on apple
ribbon: American Collection
stamp:  Unity Apple Cheddar Soup - sentiment
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - mowed lawn, walnut stain
tool: MISTI 

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/22  Bitten by the Bug 2 Love a Tree Ch  UE  5/16

5/22   Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Foodie   UE  5/9  Food - Apple

5/27  Come and Get it Ch119 Ribbon & Charms  3E(#1)  5/22
5/27  Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Sat Linky Party  1E(#1)  5/21
5/28  Pile It On Ch108 Stars  UE  5/15

5/29  Double D Ch Patriotic Support Our Troops  3E(#2)  5/18
5/29  Dragonfly Journeys Ch58 Tooty Fruity  UE  5/22  Fruit - Apple
5/29  Glitter and Sparkle Ch 189 Anything Goes  3E(#2)  5/22 

5/29  Stamped Blessings Show Your Natl Colors   2E(#2)  5/22

5/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May 2016 Ch  UE  5/1

6/4  Anything But Cute Ch13 Celebrate Your Style  UE  5/5


  1. The Explore is amazing, isn't it. You made a lovely card, nice embossing! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. The Explore is amazing, isn't it. You made a lovely card, nice embossing! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  3. Fabulous creation Melissa! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Patriotic’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  4. Pretty ribbon and red, white and blue paper. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  5. Nice card! Thanks for sharing at Glitter'N' Sparkle!

  6. What a fun creation. Thank you for sharing it with us at Double D Challenges. We look forward to seeing more of your creations in future challenges.
    Double D Challenge DT

  7. It's always amazing to me how much embossing adds to a project. Love this-lots of visual interest with the paper piecing and embossing. thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

  8. What a bright and cheerful card. Thanks for joining bbtb2 this week

  9. You did get very creative with this! Good for you! Fully decorated inside and out. I love it! Thanks again for your entry at Double D in our Patriotic Challenge!

  10. Great cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  11. Very nicely done and I love your tree, great design too. Thanks for sharing with us at Come And Get It, hope to see you again. Barb

  12. You certainly do well with your patriotic creations! Thanks for joining in our Celebrate Your Style at Anything But Cute. Anne DT x

  13. This is so beautiful, Melissa!! I love the design and the embossing on the tree!! The design is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Anything But Cute!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Great patriotic card - Thanks for sharing with us this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  15. Fabulous details on this patriotic card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)