Cartridge Showcase: Home Decor and More

Hello and welcome to our Monday Cartridge with Madison from Funky Cards.  Madison has some great projects here from the HOME DECOR AND MORE cartridge.

With this cartridge, I was able to make birthday, Valentine's Day, and thinking of you cards.  What I really like about this cartridge is that it contains a variety of phrases and borders in addition to the main images that you would typically use the cartridge for.

The first project is a birthday card.  Many of you may have seen cards, t-shirts, and images on the internet with the phrase, "Keep calm and carry on."  The original phrase was designed using a bright background, white letters, and a crown and has since been changed to say, "Keep calm and _______" (you can fill in the blank with whatever word you choose).  

The crown on this birthday card was cut from the image on page 34, while the word calm was cut from the monogram on page 77.  I chose to use a simple font from another cartridge to follow the original "Keep Calm" design.  

To create this Valentine's Day card, the heart from page 64 was cut out of the patterned paper leaving the negative.  A smaller deep read heart was then cut and placed in the center.  The word love was cut from the border on page 77.  This is one of the borders that I had never used before but looks great and actually cut very nicely.   

This final project came together as a card that could be sent to let someone know that you are thinking of them.  It is a card of encouragement.  The card was made using the phrase and border features that can be found on page 50.  I chose to use a solid background and patterned paper for the bird to brighten up the card.  The embossing and flowers were added to give the card added interest.  

I hope you have been inspired to check out your cartridges in a new way.  Look beyond the obvious and see what you can design.  There are endless possibilities.  

A big thank you to Madison for her great showcae.  Please visit Madison at her blog, Funky Cards


  1. I love Wall D├ęcor and More! It was one of my first carts. You're projects are great!

  2. Love the idea of showcasing a cart. TFS. I'll hop on by Madison's blog. :)

  3. Great showcase, Madison! Love the "Keep Calm" card!

  4. Great job Madison on the showcase this week! I love your Valentine card! I just love that polka dot paper! :)

  5. Wonderfu ideas, Madison. Your projects always encourage me to get out my old carts and start creating. Thanks for your fabulous projects.

  6. Madison...what a terrific showcase! Your projects are a great reminder of the super cuts on this cart as well as inspiring messages :-) Thank you my friend!!!!

  7. Wow Madison what a great show case on this cartridge! I love the keep calm card-fabulous and love the other two projects as well! Thanks for reminding to look at all the fabulous cuts on this cartridge!

  8. I have to agree with everybody. My wife is a fan of arts and crafts as a form of home decoration for our alexandria apartments.


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