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Monday, May 7, 2012

Hat Mother's Day Card

Created this Mother's Day card using the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. Discovered I had not linked the cartridge to my Gypsy but I had the Gypsy replaced Fall last yr so it has been some time since I've used the cartridge.

Used Meshed Texture embossing folder. Used Distress edger on leaf & flower petals. Used Distress Inks on leaf & flower petals. Used white ribbon on hat & on side of card.
Stamped sentiment.

Cricut cartridge:
Forever Young 3" Hat 1 

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

5 1/2" x 6 1/2" Base core'dinations Kisses
core'dinations cardstock - green, Kisses (red), 2 shades of yellow

ribbon: Celebrate It Basic Narrows - white grosgrain

stamp: Inkadinkado Happy Days clear stamp 
"Happy Mother's Day"

Tim Holtz:
Distress edger
Distress inks - evergreen bough & tattered rose

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch90 Anything Goes unlim 6th 5/5-11
Aud Sentiments Ch Anything Goes unlim 13th entry 4/25-5/8  
Craft Your Passion Ch109 Torn or Distressed Edges lim3 1st 5/7-13
Crop Stop Ch70 Emboss It unlim 3rd 5/3-9 

Delightful Sketches Ch Mother's Day lim3 3rd 5/2-9 

Especially Made Mother's Day w/ Ribbon Ch 5/7-13
Exploring Cricut Celeb Mother's Day 5/7-12
Fantabulous Cricut Ch110 Mother's Day 5/7-13
Frosted Design Recipe Ch use 4 out of 6 I used Handmade embellishment (ribbon tied on side of card and the hat die cut), yellow, stripes (meshed texture embossing gives hat stripes), twine or ribbon (I used ribbon) 5/5-7
Hooked on Crafts Ch20 Flowers unlim 5th entry 4/30-5/26
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely #9 Anything Goes unlim 6th 5/6-31 

Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 6th 5/5-6/18
Lexis Creations Ch64 Lace and/or Ribbon unlim 7th entry 4/30-5/11
Milk Coffee Ch Lots of Layers unlim 12th 4/26-5/9
More Than Favors Wacky Wed 70 Mother's Day unlim 3rd 5/2-15  
My Grafico Ch127 Mother's Day unlim 4th 4/30-5/11 

My Sheri Crafts Ch84 April Showers Bring May Flowers to Mom unlim 3rd 4/28-5/11
One Stop Craft Ch181 Celebrations lim2 2nd 5/5-11
Paper Pretties Mon Use Ribbon unlim 5/7-13
Paper Pretties Wed PWC204 Flowers unlim 3rd 5/2-15 

Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes + optional Lace unlim 9th 5/1-5/7
Perfect Sentiments PSC30 Handmade Flowers for Mom unlim 2nd 5/2-8
Reasonable Ribbon Ch47 Mother's Day/Fem + Ribbon unlim 4th entry 5/1-12 

ScrappyMoms Terrific Tues Forever Young 4/30-5/7
Sentimental Sundays Ch101 For A Special Woman lim 3 2nd 5/6-11 

Simon Says Stamp & Show Your Fav Stamp unlim 1st Inkadinikado Happy Days clear stamp 5/7-13
Speedy Fox & Friend Ch106 Use 3 of something  unlim 3rd used 3 pieces of ribbon - one on hat, one left side of card & one tied to ribbon on left side of card 5/5-11
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Sat Ribbons & Bows unlim 4th 5/5-11
Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Ch - In Celeb of Mothers unlim 2nd 5/4 

The Pink Elephant TPE147 All About Mom 5/7-13
Victorine Stamps Ch33 Flowers unlim 4th entry 4/30-
Wishcraft Waste Not Wed Wk17 unlim 10th the Forever Young cartridge not used much, discovered it was not linked to my Gypsy but I did have the Gypsy replaced so I have not used the cartridge since then which has been since Fall last yr 5/2-9 


  1. What a pretty hat, kind of an old fashioned look. Great job.
    Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  2. Very pretty card, love the colours. Thanks for all your lovely entries for my WNW challenge this week :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. very nice thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment this week.

  4. such a sweet card! thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially for You!

  5. Love all the details on the hat and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  6. Loving all those textures. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

    Helen (GDT member) xx

  7. Very cute card ... love the details on the hat and the colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!

  8. Great Mother's Day card- I really like the way you embossed the hat!! :)Amy

  9. This is so pretty, Melissa!! I love the mesh embossing folder...I don't have that one and now it's on my must-have list!! Beautiful Mother's Day card :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. This is a great mother's day card. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Made Especially for you.


  11. Pretty Mother's Day card -- thanks for sharing it with all of us @ My Sheri Crafts!

  12. Such a pretty card! I love the mesh embossing! Thanks for playing along at Scrappy Moms Stamps!!

  13. Thank you for joining in the fun at! :-)

  14. Love the hat!! Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Made Especially For You!

  15. Cute Mothers Day card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  16. Aw this hat reminds me of the Easter bonnets we always used to wear when I was young! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Delightful hugs Susan x

  17. such a beautiful mothers day card. The textures and colours really makes the hat stand out.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

  18. What a cute card. Very creative. Love your hat with the flower. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

  19. This is such a sweet card. Reminds me of Easter morning when the kids dress up for mass. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut!!


  20. Forever young is one of my favorite cartridges and you did a great job using the hat on your card..
    thnx for sharing this with us girls over at SOUS

  21. Perfect card for Mom! I love that hat, will have to add that to my list of cuts to try!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  22. Great hat. Love the card. Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y and FCCB!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  23. How sweet and adorable! This is the perfect Mother's Day card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at Made Especially For You! : ) ~


  24. What a totally cute card! I love how you used the elements from the Recipe Challenge and the embossing on the cute little hat, was a perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with the NSD challenges @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  25. Lovely card, great embossed detail and lovely sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp,and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  26. GREAT job with your BEAUTIFUL card!Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  27. What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  28. Very cute hat, the embossing really adds fabulous detail to it. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's this week!

  29. Love the detail you put into the hat by embossing it. Another great card!

  30. So cute! Love the embossed hat. Thanks for joining our CropStop Embossing Challenge.

  31. What a pretty card! Love the detail you put into your hat with the embossing! thank for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

  32. Fabulous card!!! Love the hat and flower. The colors and embossing are wonderful. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  33. Beautiful mother's day card Melissa, loving that hat with the flower, very classy!

    Thanks for sharing with us again at Hooked on Craft.

    Liz Weber
    Hooked on Craft Design Team

  34. Cute Paula!
    What a fun little image choice!


  35. Melissa, I love cards done with die cuts and this one is wonderful in its simplicity! Thanks so much for playing in our "Ribbon and Lace" challenge at Lexi's Creations. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again for our next challenge starting on Monday.
    NanaConnie DT

  36. Cute card. Love the hat. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  37. Love that cute hat! It's adorable! Glad you could join us @ Frosted Designs!

  38. Just had to pop back over to say Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays.

  39. What a fun card! I love the embossed hat and the mother's day sentiment. Another great card! Thank you for playing along with us at CropStop.

  40. Love the texture on the hat and the lovely mix of colours.Pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  41. LOVE how your hat turned out!!! I have never cut out the hat before..its super cute!
    Thanks for playing along with the Scrappy Moms!


  42. That hat is awesome!!! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us at cropstop!

  43. Bright happy mothers day card:)
    Thanks 4 joining us at SOUS!

  44. What an adorable hat! Thank you for joining us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  45. Fab Make, Love the Diecut, one Cart ive not got for my Cricut, must think about that one, thanks for joining us at SSDS this week. Kaz

  46. Very pretty! The embossing really gave it a different look! Looks awesome! :) Thanks for playing with us at FCCB & ME4Y!
    ♥ Cyndy

  47. Oh, how cute this is! Thanks for entering our challenge at RRR!

  48. nice simple but effective design!
    Sheila, FCCB DT

  49. Cute and simple!!! Love the hat!! Saw this on Just Keep on Creating. Have a great day!! Gloria

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