Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas - Day 6

Well, Christmas day may have passed, but I still have more cards to share with you. This one was really simple. The gingerbread man comes from the Winter Frolic cartridge and was cut at 5 inches. I did consider cutting up one of his legs to look like someone had taken a bite out of him....maybe i'll do that with my next gingerbread man!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas - Day 5


I hope everyone has had a fabulous morning with their family/friends. It is a relaxing morning for my husband and I. We are celebrating with his family later tonight and my family tomorrow. So for now, it is a wonderfully relaxing Christmas morning.

This is my favorite Christmas card that I've made so far. When I first saw this little mouse I was unsure if I would ever use him. But my sister thought he was the cutest thing I gave him a try. He is cut at 3 1/2 inches with gray flocking on his body and a little bead for his eye. The different textures really make the card. OH and the paper! The fun background works really well for this simple mouse.

To finish it off I trimmed the photo-holder edge with silver Stickles and stamped another sentiment from Pink Cricut's Christmas set.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas - Day 4

It's Christmas Eve! Did you get all of your Christmas shopping done? Are all of your cards made? I still have a little bit of both left to do! Luckily I have all day today to get things done!

Here is another Christmas card I made this year. If you've seen my previous posts this week I'm sure you'll recognize that the cartridge again is Winter Frolic. I cut it at 4 inches. The textured and shiny paper work so well for this cute ice skater. And the background swirly paper is PERFECT!

The sentiment "Mix, Mingle and be Merry" is a fun stamp from Pink Stamper.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas Eve. I'll have another card on Christmas morning!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas - Day 3

Good Morning! Here is my third Christmas card. Again the image is from Winter Frolic and the stamp is from the Pink Cricut Christmas collection. There was a question on one of the past post about where I got the frame cards...they came from Paper Source and I love them!

I stole the idea for the hanging ornaments from another blogger. The silver paper that I used on it looks really cool!

Thanks for stopping by...more to come over the next few days!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas - Day 2

Welcome to my second Christmas Card post for the week. If you have just come over from this weeks Cooking with Cricut challenge...welcome!

This weeks challenge was to create a project that celebrates The Real Meaning of Christmas. The image is from Winter Frolic cut at 4 inches. Other than the small eyes and mouth, this was a really easy image to put together. I placed it on a piece of crackled red 4 x 6 paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby this week. At the bottom of the card is Pink Cricut's stamp that simply states "Come let us Adore Him". I really love how the photo-frame card is working for my Christmas cards!

Stop by and participate in this weeks challenge at Cooking With Cricut!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas - Day 1

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is getting excited for Christmas. I finally got around to making a set of Christmas cards for my co-workers. I'll be featuring a new card each day this week leading up to Christmas.

I picked up these photo-holding cards from Paper Source when I was in Chicago earlier this year. I thought it would be a great frame for some of the cards I made. All of the cards I feature use stamps from Pink Cricut and images from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

This first one is Snowman 5 cut at 5 inches. I really like the use of the purple...he still looks like a cool dude without being too Christmas-y! To highlight the frame of the card I used a marker to dot along the edge.

This guy is really cute :)

On the inside of all of the cards I used this stamp from Pink Cricut that has a cute saying "Wishing you Sparkle, Wishing you Cheer, For a Bright and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

Check back every day this week to see what other cards I came up with (including a one for Wednesday's new Cooking With Cricut challenge)!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stocking Gift Box

First of all I have to apologize for how late this post is! I had my final exam last night so I feel like I can actually breath and do something besides work, study and sleep.

For this weeks Cooking With Cricut challenge we are making Stockings & Stuffers! I created a cute little gift box that could hold candy or small little trinkets that is in the shape of a stocking. The stocking comes from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

First I cut two of the shadows out. Then I cut out the first set of the stocking and it's layers. Finally, I cut out a second set of the stocking and it's layers FLIPPED.

For the box I didn't do anything to fancy. I just measured the inside part of the stocking and made a box that would fit those dimensions.

The patterned paper comes from Stampin' Up. The rest of it is just pieces that I had laying around. To make the gifts look a little cooler than regular solid paper I used a Stampin' Up ink marker to doodle the snowflakes on the blue package, dots on the ribbons and color in the green dots. This was a really simple project that didn't take a lot of thinking or planning.

Be sure to join us on Cooking With Cricut for this weeks challenge AND the 25 days of Christmas which is full of projects and free files!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pop-Up Birthday

My little sister turned 21 this year and she asked for a pop-up card. I was a little intimidated at first, but when I found out how it works....boy is it easy!

Seriously, all you need is an image that you want to pop-out and a strip of cardstock about .5 x 2.5 inches. Score the strip every .5 inches and fold it into a square. Attach the square to the image and then the top and bottom of the card.

The one thing I learned was to consider your image when you decide how big to make the strip of cardstock. As you may be able to see in the picture to the right, my pop-up strip was bigger than the lower part of the numbers so you could see it. Also, if you are using a bigger pop-up item, you may want a bigger strip or even two strips. I can't recall what cartridge the images all came from. But I really like how the numbers look like birthday candles. On the front of the card, I did my best to combine fun with sophistication. The only thing I think I did wrong was that I over did the sparkle spritz on the cake.

Thanks for checking it out...really, you should try it yourself!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Card Winner

Well, it officially feels like the holiday season. The snow is falling heavily and I'm giving things away! Now we just need to put up the decorations.

The lucky winner of the Christmas Card Cartridge is ... Lynne! I will be emailing you shortly for your address.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Follower Giveaway

Is everyone getting ready for the Christmas season? I feel so behind as I haven't made many Christmas cards and it is my favorite holiday! A little while back I mentioned that I would have a giveaway to my followers to celebrate reaching 50 followers. Well, after a few blog hops we blew that number away and I have now reached over 100 followers!

I am so grateful for all of you. I really hope that my postings inspire you to try a new technique or use something a little differently.

As a thank you, I am giving away the Christmas Card cartridge. This cartridge has some really cool card shapes that can be used all year long.

To be entered in the drawing:
1) Be or become a follower.
2) Leave a comment on this post by 8am Monday Dec 5th Eastern that includes a way for me to contact you.

I will be using to select the winner.

Again, thank you - thank you - thank you!