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Friday, February 28, 2014

Mardi Gras Celebrate Today Card

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Created this Mardi Gras card with lots of detail. Used Destinations Cricut cartridge for the mask & Mardi Gras words at top of card. Used a Spellbinder die perfect for Mardi Gras since it has a French name & look, Fleur De Lis. Stamped a Stampendous Halloween girl image that since she had a mask and was not just for Halloween in my opinion perfect for the Mardi Gras theme. Stamped the girl image multiple times for paper piecing. Used Perfect Pearls which I've had for awhile, another one of those things I bought and did not know quite how to use & forgot about. Used Grape Perfect Pearls on mask and gold on gear & timepiece. Stamped Stampin' Up 'Celebrate Today' sentiment. Cut some ribbon giving it a fringed look to have it hang from the mask. Added some gems.

Supplies List 

brads: Recollections green
Cricut cartridge: Destinations 3" Mask, 2" words 'Mardi Gras'
gems: His & Hers
ink:  Delicate Golden Glitz, Ranger Adirondack Brights Purple Twilight
paper: cardstock - purples, green foil, glitter - gold, green, purples
Perfect Pearls: Gold, Grape Fizz
ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon
Spellbinder:  Nest - Fleur De Lis Rectangles
stamp: Stampendous Halloween Magic - girl image
Stampin' Up: Perfectly Penned - sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/28 Glitter N Sparkle Ch73 Theme is Bright Funky Colors 3E(#3) 2/23

3/1 Eccletic Ellapu Sequins, Gems, Sparkle! UE 2/23

3/2 Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut Cut as a Stencil Ch UE stencil - 'Mardi Gras' words 2/24 
3/2 Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party #25 Glitter UE 2/17
3/2 Fantabulous Cricut Ch199 All About You Use your fav colors 3E(#2) 2/24

3/3 Die Cuttin Divas Ch#154 Mardi Gras - Music, Beads, Colors, Masks, Parades, etc. 3E(#1) 2/25 
3/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes With Pearls 5E(#5) 2/26

3/5 C.R.A.F.T. Ch248 Insp by a Film 5E((#3) Movie - 2011 Spring Break 2/27

3/12 DLART Thankful Thurs Ch#127 Image of a Girl or Lady 3E(#1) 2/27 


  1. Very festive! Great cuts and fun details! Love the sweet image:) TFS!
    Sherrie K

  2. Btw, there are a lot of cricut cartridges with cupcakes. You could make your own small box to fit between the cupcake cuts and fairly easy and come up with a similar project:) just an idea!

  3. I love stamped image, that would be a great one to hand color. Very festive.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #127 girl or lady image challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  4. This Mardi Gras card is very colorful & festive! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  5. This is awesome, Melissa!! The shiny green paper is fabulous!! Love the glittery Mardi Gras!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

  6. Wow, very shiney and sparkly well done.

  7. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva sparkle challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  8. very fun. Thanks for playing with DCD

  9. Very festive and fun! Thanks for joining BBTB2

  10. What a fun and festive card Melissa! I love the party feel to this card, you have the colors spot on too. Your stamped girl is perfect for this card, I would have never guessed that she was a Halloween image. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  11. Thank u for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle

  12. I love the pretty shiny card with all the bling. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  13. What a fun and festive card !!! I love the bling !! hank you for sharing with us at BBTB2 !!

    Mayra DTM

  14. Cute image and great Mardi Gras accents! TFS at DCD.

  15. I like this too, the metallic and bling are just perfect for a Mardi Gras project!

  16. Another great entry! Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  17. anoter fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol

  18. So fun, Melissa! I love the green foil base. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Pearls!