Monday, March 25, 2013

Cartridge Showcase: Damask Decor


Hello, and welcome to this week's cartridge showcase, Damask Decor. And what a great cartridge it is.  Along with the regular cuts, there are two different layer cuts,  silhouette cuts, tag cuts and a card and envelope cut.  







This card was such a simple one to make.  I used the card cut for the base of the card and then the card overlay cut.  I then added a strip of  brown to the card and topped it with a pink ribbon.  And then to complete the card I added a bow and gems.  How easy wss that!!  


I had this wonderful trim that I had been eager to use and when I saw these papers of the same colors I knew I had a project ready to be made.  I began with a white card base topped with a turquoise damask printed mat.  I then added the green and purple matstopped with the tri-colored trim.  The pretty damask design was added and adorned with some little gems.  The little bird was cut from the Give A Hoot cartridge.  And the sentiment is from a K Andrew stampset.  And then I finished the card with a pretty crinckle ribbon bow.   This card has always been one of my favorites because it is so unusual.   


This little damask shaped card was cut made by welding two shapes together with my Gypsy.  The little heart is a favorite shape of mine and one I have used often.  This card was embellished with an eposy sticker that says Live, Laugh, Love, some little pink gems and three tiny pink roses.


This little teapot card was so easy to make using the card cuts on the cartridge.  A small blue bow was added.  I just love this teapot cut.  

I have also used Damask Decor to make a couple of banners.  


This first banner is has a shabby chic look to it with the pretty pale colors.  It says "Bliss" and hangs from an antique French armoie in a guest bedroom.  It is embellished with pretty roses, silk ribbons and sweet gems.  


I made this Christmas banner to use on a bulletin board in my classroom.  The banner base shapes began with the Damask Decor cartridge.  I really like these shapes to create a banner.  The ginerbread and candy shapes were cut from various Christmas cartridges.  The banner hangs from a sheer red ribbon.


This shaped card was made with the pumpkin from Damask Decor.  I added several eposy fall leaves, a tri-colored crinkle ribbon bow and a sentiment stamp.  

Here is another card made with the pumpkin cut.  It is a shaker card.  And oh what a fun card it is.



I hope to see you visiting again here and by blog, A Little Bit Of Detail.
Charlotte


Here are my Damask Decor Projects.
I made this card for the Craft With Cutters Challenge this past Wednesday.
There is still time to join us HERE


Last March my youngest brother got married. We made these center pieces very economically by decorating some plain white boxes with some cuts from the Damask Decor cartridge. I used some Bazzill Bling for the Teal color paper so there was a very soft shimmer to them (not captured in photo).

Here is another shot of the center pieces featuring the Damask Decor Cuts. The wine bottles were bottles that my sister in law picked up from a local bar. They were kind enough to save her the empties. We just scraped the label off them and created our own. Each table had a different looking bottle (color-style) and that added some charm. The idea was that it was supposed to represent a "message in a bottle" theme. You can't see the top of the bottle but we rolled a "thank you note" and stuffed it into the bottle top. Sorry I don't have anymore pictures, but I was the pseudo wedding coordinator and was running like a chicken with her head cut off and these were the only pics I could secure for today.

And Last, but not least....


what would playing with my cartridges be if I didn't at least try to create a cute animal paper piecing out of it? So here is what I came up with. This super adorable bunny is made with all cuts from this great cartridge. So who says that Damask Decor can't be both elegant and CUTE?!!!  LOL.
I haven't finished the layout this little Critter will be on, but when I do, I will definitely share :-)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to visit Charlotte and leave her some love for all the delightful Damask Decor projects and inspiration she has shared and don't forget to come back tomorrow and check out what our lovely SVG gals have been up to!!!!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!
-Melin

6 comments:

Lynn B. said...

These are great projects! I don't have this cartridge, I may have to change that.

Lynden Blossom said...

Great post - Lovely projects - Creative! ;-}
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Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh ladies you made me fall in love with this cart all over again. Awesome projects.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh ladies you made me fall in love with this cart all over again. Awesome projects.

Larelyn said...

Charlotte and Melin,
These projects are simply fabulous! I have this cart but so rarely use it. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! Charlotte and Melin you ladies did an excellent job at showcasing this cartridge!! I have loved this cartridge since it came out, but have always been intimidated by it, but not anymore!! Charlotte I love, love all your projects, especially your banners, I never gave it a thought to use this cart for them! Melin the wedding projects are so elegant and then you go and do this cute bunny too, wow, what diversity! Thanks ladies for makes me look at this cart in a whole new way!!!