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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Wreath/Tree Bday DUDE Card

Created this card with lots of detail: embossing, Cricut, fabric, calligraphy & stamping.

My brother's birthday is near Thanksgiving so I gave the card a Fall masculine look.

Embossed the orange layer with a Darice Trees with Leaves embossing folder.

Used Cricut cartridge Holiday Cakes for the Fall wreath. Not sure if some know that the Cake cartridges are not just for the cake machine and have wonderful images that work on the regular Cricut machine. Cut the wreath with a yellow base, orange layer & a tan top layer. Placed the wreath over the embossed tree for a dimension view of looking thru the wreath to the tree.

Added burlap for a bow.

Used calligraphy to write 'Happy Birthday' that shows up better in person than what the photo shows.

Stamped a muse studio rock star 'DUDE.' sentiment.

Supplies List 

calligraphy: hand wrote 'Happy Birthday'
Cricut cartridge: Holiday Cakes 4" Fall wreath p33
embossing: Darice Tree with Leaves emb folder
fabric: burlap
ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
machine: Cricut
paper:  cardstock - maroon, orange, tan, yellow
pen: American Crafts Glitter Gel
stamp: a muse studio rock star sentiment 'DUDE.'

Entering this into the following challenges:

? 9/29 ?   Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Fall Colors Brown & Orange UE 9/23

10/9 A Creative Romance In the Garden 3E(#3) 9/26 
10/9 Sister Act Card Ch77 UE 10/3

10/11 Pile It On Ch#40 Autumn UE 10/5
10/11 Simon Says Stamp Mon Falling in Love with ... 5E(#2) 10/6 

10/12 Bitten by the Bug 2  Ch - Autumn Leaves are Falling UE 10/6 
10/12 Craft Your Passion Ch26 Add some Fabric/Material 3E(#2) 10/6 
10/12 Fantabulous Cricut Ch#231 Celebrate Birthday Cards 3E(#1) 10/6
10/12 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Trees 2E(#2) 10/5

10/18 One Stitch At A Time Ch#221 Anything Goes w/ Colour Orange 3EnonSDS(#2) UESDS10/5

10/30 Great Impressions Stamps Oct Ch: Autumnal Elegance 3E(#2) 10/5


  1. Great card Melissa! Love the wreath and the embossed tree. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Autumn Leaves' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. Another great card! LOVE all the fabulous texture! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. I like this card very much. really like the cut!

  4. What a great fall birthday card Melissa! I love the masculine look and I bet your brother will love this card too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  5. Love the wreath cut-Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  6. This is such a wonderful fall birthday card. I love this wreath and the pretty colors. Great job on the challenge!

  7. GREAT Card!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!
    Hope you will join us again soon!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  8. Love that fall wreath! What a great tip to use the cake cartridges! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB this week 😃

  9. Awesome card, Melissa! LOVE that wreath! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at FCCB and BBTB2!

    Have a great day!

    Mollie's Motif

  10. Thank you for sharing this great card with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck. Christine DT member

  11. Great colors on this.Thanks for joining us at FCCB

  12. Great colour palette and very clever card. Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  13. So cool! I really like the Cricut fall wreath. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! :)