Cartridge Showcase: Sophisticated

Hello everyone, I am Charlotte,  welcome you to our cartridge showcase featuring the Sophisticated cartridge by Teresa Collins. This showcase is a bit different. Instead of one designer featuring a specific cartridge, we have opened it up to different designers. 

First we have these adorable little birdhouses from the ever so talented Jen.  

Jen purchased the birdhouses at Michaels.  And while there she found a great 6x6 paper stack from Paula Deen.  Aren't the papers just so pretty on the bird houses!!  Jen sealed the papers with a little Mod Podge.  The pretty damask image on the roof is a perfect  welcome to any little feather friend.  The second birdhouse  is topped with a pretty bird wearing a crown.  This must be the birdhouse for royalty!!   Such great projects Jen!!

Now Jen also made this wonderful card using the Sophisticated cartridge.  

Jen cut this wonderful three layered frame from the Sophisticated cartridge as well as the pretty flourished floral branch. Don't you just love the addition of the pretty little pearls in the center of the flowers?   Jen used the Cake Basics cartridge for her Happy Birthday sentiment. 

Please visit Jen at her blog, Musings of a Crafty Mom where you will see even more of her amazing talent.

I have a few cards to share with you today as well.  

This is a little A2 card I made using papers from my stash.  They are inked with a little tea dyed lace from Tim Holtz.  The frame was actually cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die.  I topped it with this wonderful floral branch from the Sophisticated cartridge.  

This too is an A2 card.  The papers are from a K&Co stack.  I used a Martha Stewart heart border punch and topped it with this wonderful bird border cut from the Sophisticated cartridge.  I just think it is perfect with the bird paper.  

This little A2  begins with an embossed pale pink mat.  The pretty lock is from Sophisticated and is  made with  music paper from The Paper Studio.  It is shadowed with ecru paper and inked in pale pink.  The white keyhole is embossed with Swiss Dots and inked in gold.  I used some antique laces for soft texture.  And then added a pale pink crinkle ribbon with a gemmed brad.  The little gems are from Recollections and the "Hello" sentiment is from an Inkadinkadoo stamp set.

Here is an A9 card.  All of the cuts on the card are from the Sophisticated   I really enjoyed cutting the border in the three colors and layering them.  The chandelier is topped with a sheer bow and inked in brown.  The word "Friends" is also cut from the Sophisticated cartridge.  

I would so love for you to visit me anytime at my blog, A Little Bit Of Detail.


Melin created this layout featuring all cuts from the Sophisticated cartridge. The frames, flowers photo corners, flourishes and Memories Title were all from this cartridge.  The background paper is from Quick Quotes Je' Taime line (discontinued). I also used QQ Inks to ink the flowers and the edges of the little frames.


Once again, I used the Sophisticated cartridge to create all the cuts on this layout...Including the cute little bears. I will give details on another post, soon :-)

We are so glad you dropped by today.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new SVG-Cut File Link up. 


  1. Love your layouts Melin!

  2. Great job ladies, all of the projects are wonderful! I can't wait to see how you made those bears Melin, soo cute~!

  3. Wow what fantastic projects ladies! This was a great way to showcase a cartridge!! Well done!!

  4. Beautiful projects!!


  5. Wow ladies! you are all so talented!




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