Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hibiscus Layouts and Card

Good morning all!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far! I am showcasing 3 projects I did with a summer/hibiscus flower theme.

It all started because I created a digi stamp for the card posted below for the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge Blog.

This layout is made with Cricut flowers. The Hibiscus came from the Life's A Beach cartridge and the leaves came from Walk In My Garden. The butterfly was from Sentimentals cartridge.

Here is a view of the entire layout. I used an MS punch set to create the border around the outside. I used Bazzill, Bo Bunny and Basic Grey papers.
Here is a side shot of the butterfly and flowers to show the dimension.
Here is a close up of the butterfly. I started with a plain white butterfly and then inked the back and then inked the wing cutouts. I then covered the wing cut outs with Rock Candy Distress Stickles by Ranger.

Here is my Cricut with SVG file version. I created the Hibiscus and leaves and the Relax title on this one. I have a link to the relax title below. Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter. I will be sending it out tomorrow evening and I will inlude the FREE link for the Hibiscus flower cut file.
Here is a view of the entire layout. I used Bazzill, Bo Bunny and Basic Grey papers to complete this one as well. I also used an MS punch for the border strips.
Here is a closeup of the butterfly and flowers. The butterfly is from the Sentimentals cartridge. Sorry, I didn't have time to make one this time :-)
Here is a closeup of the title.
Here is another shot of the flowers and the butterfly.

This is what started all the summertime flower! I created this card for the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge Blog.

I created this digi stamp and colored it in with my Copics. I did hit the centers with just a touch of yellow stickles. So hard not to bling!

I used Bazzill and Bo Bunny papers to complete this. The finished size is 6 x 6.
Here is a side view to show the dimension. I popped the digi stamp from the rest of the layers to give the card some nice dimension.

WHEW, I think that covers it for today.
UPDATE: FREE Files no longer available. Please visit PCW for some reasonably priced cut file.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! I sincerely appreciate seeing the comments!


  1. Love your work!! Thanks for sharing all the goodies!!

  2. Had to stop in from Google reader to let you know how much I love this layout It is just stunning!!!

  3. what beautiful projects you created..the color are so happy!
    hugs anaRy

  4. Beautiful Work, Love the Flowers and Butterfly. Wonderful color combination as well.


  5. I love this. Sure beautiful work. Thanks for sharing

  6. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Wow - that is an awesome card and I love how you showed the closeups. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!

  8. Thank you for sharing! Lovely!


  9. Thank you so much. Awesome files...

  10. Wow!! Melin I love all your work This hibiscus is beautiful both digi stamp and cutting file. I love all the detail you give your work. I can't wait for the newletter

  11. Excellent! The hibiscus is georgous! I am looking forward to tomorrows newsletter for sure. TFS!

  12. Thank you Melinda. I'm also looking forward to your hibiscus flowers - I love your LO and card.


    Carmen L

  13. Hello Melinda - your cards are divine! I love the hibiscus and the gorgeous colouring! What a perfect scripture for this weeks challenge! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we love to have you with us! {{{hugs}}}

  14. Melin, these are so so pretty! Just great vision for the eyes!

  15. Such beautiful work! Thank you.

  16. Beautiful--just became a follower! HOpe you can return the favor. Gorgeous gorgeous cards!!!

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  17. Your work is stunning! thank you for sharing

  18. I love these colors. Makes me wish I could afford Copics. My colored penicls will never look like these

  19. Wow very impressive----so stunning----Nancy

  20. Love your work! The colours are stunning.

  21. Thank you for sharing the files. The flowers are gorgeous!

  22. Amazing projects. The colors are so bright and beautiful.

  23. OMG.....This is OVER THE TOP GORGEOUS!!!! I absoltuely LOVE everything about this!!!! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!!!!

  24. i love ittttttttttt
    i love you work
    if a honor if you follow me in my blog

  25. I recieved my first newsletter today and am so thrilled with the hibiscus file and digi stamp. Thank you so much.

  26. Hi Melinda,
    as a Christian, I appreciate the art and creativity as well as the spiritual side of your work. I am happy to find a place that shares Christian sentiments and verses. I saw someone said something about a newsletter? How do I sign up? Love hugs and prayers

  27. Love, love, love your work!! Thanks for the file downloads!! FYI, I gave you an award on my blog :) . Check it out at

  28. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [24 Jul 01:05pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  29. I wish I would have been around for this one. That hibiscus is awesome!


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