Friday, December 31, 2010

Out with the Old...

It is time to say goodbye to another year.  And what a year it has been!  So much has happened, good and bad in 2010.  But now it is time to say hello to a new year.  I wonder what it has in store for us.

Well now, on to the card.  I made this one with my Gypsy.  I got the Gypsy in October for my birthday but really did not do much with it, other than loading my cartridges on it.  There was just too much going on in every aspect of my life to take on something new.  Being a public school teacher, I have been on Christmas vacation for two weeks.  YEA!!!  Just what I needed to enjoy the holidays and spend time with the Gypsy!  I LOVE IT!!!

This New Years card was made with two specific looks in mind, old and new.   I used the NIFTY FIFTIES cartridge for the front of the card, along with "retro" looking paper from the DCWV Nana's Kitchen stack.  The inside of the card was made with the ROCK PRINCESS cartridge and the DCWV All Dressed Up stack.  The sentiments I did on the computer using the fonts Holiday Home and Girls Are Weird.

Paper Playtime  New Years
4 Crafty Chicks  A New Beginning
Paper Pretties  Ring in a New Year

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays Snowman

Happy Holidays everyone!  It is so hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away.  This is one of my last Christmas cards this year.  The snowman is cut from GYSPY WANDERINGS.  The noel banner is from the new JOLLY HOLIDAYS cartridge.  And the candy canes are from the CHRISTMAS CHEER cartridge.  The blue paper dotted paper is from DCWV, as is the green paper used for the snowman's scarf.  All other paper is from Recollections.  

The blue paper was embossed with a snowflake folder in the cuttlebug.  "The white papers for the snow were also embossed using the cuttlebug.  And to finish the card off, I added stickles to the snow.

Paper Playtime   Anything Christmas
Freshly Brewed Challenges  Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Joy

I just really love the CELEBRATE WITH FLOURISH cart, which is where this ornament is from.  The green paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I think is is such a great paper for this ornament because the darker green has such a nice shine to it.  However the photo does not do it justice.  The red glitter paper is from The Paper Studio.  And the gold glittered paper is from AC Specialty Paper.  The little stamp is from Inkadinkado, that I purchased at Michael's.  I got the ribbon at Michael's from the $1.00 bin.  The inside of the card has the sentiment,

"Let music fill the air,
Let joy be everywhere!
     Happy Holidays

I liked making this card so much, I just made it in bulk.  So I have two dozen of these going out in the mail this week!  Next year I will start making Christmas cards earlier.  This is my first year to make cards so I am not going to beat myself up over making cards at such a late date.  I only started making cards in July.  But I will not have an excuse next year.

Stampin Royality  Winter Holidays

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Santa Jolly Holiday

The new Cricut Lite JOLLY HOLLY cartridge is so cute.  That is where I got this little Santa.  He is cut at 3.5".  The background paper is embossed with the Cuttlebug.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I love the look you get using wired ribbon.  The ribbon is from Michael's.  The little green tree is from Hobby Lobby.  It came in a bag of Christmas embellishments.  I am not really sure where I got the Merry Christmas stamp.  


Monday, December 6, 2010

Trim the Tree

The card is made with the cartridge TRIM THE TREE cut at 4'.  The paper is from My Minds Eye.  The ribbon is from the dollar bin at Michael's.   I wish the colors were true in the photograph.  The background of the tree is actually a bright pink.  But it looks orange in the photo.  The tree on this card is one of my new favorite cuts.  I have really enjoyed the the TRIM THE TREE cartridge.  

Winter Frolic Tree

This card is made with the WINTER FROLIC cartridge.  The tree is cut from page 48 at 3 & 3/4" and embosses with the swiss dots folder in the Cuttlebug.  The tree ornaments were given a little coordinating color glitter glue.  The tag is cut from page 50 at 4 & 1/2'.  The background paper and the tag paper are from the Wonderful Winter glittered papers by My Minds Eye.  The ivory ribbon with gold snowflakes is from Hobby Lobby.  

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ho Ho Ho! Santa

I am frantically trying to get all of my Christmas cards made.  Too much to do...Too little time.  
This card is a 5x6.5 card. The little Santa and trees are cut from the CHRISTMAS CHEER cartridge.  The red patterned paper is from Martha Stewart and the edges are punched with a  Martha Stewart punch.  The black and white patterned paper is from The Cutting Cafe'.  The words are the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas".  The ribbon I used is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's.  
The inside of the card has a HO HO HO cut from CHRISTMAS CHEER on the red patterned paper.  And it is stamped "Happy Holidays", the perfect sentiment.  Because it is such a happy card.

Paper Cutz  Use 2 different kinds of patterned paper.
Cooking With the Cricut  Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Deck the Halls

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pretty in Pink Christmas

Oh,  how I would love to have had a pair of pretty pink ice skates when I was a little girl.  That would have been the ultimate!  I just love the dainty look about it.  The skate  was cut from the TRIM THE TREE cartridge at 4".  The label is cut from the LACEY LABELS cartridge at 2.75". 

The blue background paper was embossed using the cuttlebug, with the snowflake folder. The snowflake border is a punch from EK.  The stamp is from Michaels.  Blue and brown paper are from DCWV. Pink paper is from Walmart.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the little charm, I found in a button box.  

The stamp is a little difficult to read.  I should have taken the picture with better lighting.  The stamp says "May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through."  I really love this sentiment.
The more I look at this card, the more I like it.  

More Than Favors  Christmas theme