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Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas in August! Cricut Christmas Card

Hi Everybody!,

I have been thinking about designing my Christmas card for this year and wanted to make one that could show a 4" x 6" family portrait inside.   Wouldn't you know it, The Pink Stamper had a challenge that made me drop the back-to-school and unpacking-from-our-camping-trip work and start brain-storming! 

I knew I wanted to make a gate-fold card but wasn't sure what item I wanted to use for the "handle" on the gate.  The Pink Stamper's challenge was to use a Cricut Cartridge so I looked at bunch:  Santa, Snowman, Reindeer and Candy Cane.  All would be great and I thought I could use different ones to change it up a bit.  After all was said and done, I decided on the multi-layered Christmas Ornament #1 from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

I cut the ornament at 3 1/2" for all layers, including the Shadow Feature.  The card is cut at 6" x 12" for the purple Bazzill paper and 5 1/2" x 11 1/2" for the silver Bazzill paper.  The trick is to fold the paper 3" on each end for the purple paper and 2 15/16" from each end on the silver paper so that they snug against each other when glued together. I used the  Cuddlebug's snow folder on the silver paper.  The patterned paper is from K & Company, Floral Dreams. 

It opens to a holiday sentiment.  I also added K & Co. iridescent gems and Stickles Crystal to the ornament.

Thanks for looking!

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