Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas Card Using Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artbooking Cartridges

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It has cooled down a little; but still hot here in Southern CA.  I have been working to get a few cards created.  It seems to take me so long to create one.  I wish I had the skills to create several in one day; as I see other people doing.  It usually takes me several hours - up to a week to create one card.  

I created this card for the Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2014 Monthly Christmas challenge.  When you use their free Digi one month; you receive the next month free as well. This is my 10th card; using their free digis. I love all of Margy's creations; and it is a lot of fun using them. There are two fabulous Digi sentiments for October; so be sure to check it out.  It is never too early or too late, to start creating your Christmas cards.  

This month is a Sentiment Set.  I have chosen one of them to use on my card.  I thought about using the second one inside; but decided to save it for another Christmas card.  I chose to create an Easel card.  They seem to be my favorite card right now.  I like that you can see the inside and the outside at the same time.  

I used a new CTMH stamp set that I just bought.  It is CTMH Frosty Fun - D1611.  I love the house with the trees and the snow. I hope you enjoy my card.

DigiStamps4Joy Sentiment Set

Front of card when closed

Inside when closed

Inspiration picture at Merry Monday Christmas Card Club
Isn't this beautiful! 

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame around front sentiment - Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares
Frame inside - Cricut Artbooking - pg. 60;#M3D39F Cricut Explore
Rectangle inside - Cricut Artiste - pg. 48 (square); #M3A8A7
Snowflake Border - Cricut Artiste - pg 79; #M39E25 Cricut Explore
Large snowflakes - Martha Steward punch
Small and Medium snowflakes - Recollections punch

Paper - We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost"
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Snowflake border cardstock - Whimsy Paper Fundamentals
Snowflakes - Recollections Glitter Cardstock Paper
Image - DS4J Sentiment Set
Sentiment inside - CTMH Frosty Fun - D1611
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Recollections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/CAS (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Quirky Crafts - Let's Quirky Frame It (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Make Own Background (No limit) (Monday)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with Handmade Bow (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas (1 of 3)
Fitztown Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Using Digital Elements (No limit)
House of Cards - Punch and/or Die (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Merry Monday Christmas Card Club - Silent Night (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired By Nature (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas In October (No limit) (Tuesday)
Inky Chicks - Christmas (No limit)
Paperminutes - Layering (No limit)
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Christmas At Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes (1 of 2) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Recipe (1 of 3)
Divas By Design - Texture (1 of 2)
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes/Monochrome (1 of 3)
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge - Use Free Image Provided

October CTMH Special

FREE Surprise Ribbon with a purchase of $50 or more.
They have run out of Chevron Ribbons; so another one will be substituted.


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FREE Annual Idea Book or Stamp Of The Month.  Choose either of these options.  You need to order the Stamp of the Month (it requires a $50 purchase) and/or the Idea Book; when you place your order for the cartridge  and then I will reimburse you the $6 or $5 to your PayPal account. Here is the PDF for the Idea book if you need it to place your order or prefer the PDF version over the printed copy. 
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Home For The Holidays - S1410

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 Artwork Using October Stamp of the Month

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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I really appreciate your wonderful comments.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well.  I love having this wonderful adventure in Blogland with each of you.  Call, text or email me if you have any questions or requests.  Have a fabulous week!  Hope to see you again soon!

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 

It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Wonderful holiday card! Beautiful color and design. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October challenge.

  2. What a beautiful Christmas card - love the gentle blue you used in it's creation.

  3. I love the subtle tones of the blues in your card, Gloria. That CTMH stamp you've used is stunning. TFS

  4. Love your creation. I enjoy making easel cards's a lovely fold. Your card is so delicate. Thank you for joining us at OLL you have certainly been inspired by nature with this card.....snowflakes are beautiful. Wynn DT

  5. A lovely, lovely card! The colors are so peaceful, and they go so well with your beautifully stamped sentiment! Thanks for propping it against our front door at 613 Avenue Create!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  7. I can certainly see why it takes awhile to create your cards! They are simply stunning and you cannot rush the process! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards!

  8. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our PTT Anything Goes Challenge.

  9. Gloria this is a beautiful card

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. Gloria, the card is outstanding. The blues, bow and bits of bling are the perfect embrace for the sentiment. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 154th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  11. Stunning card, Gloria!! I love the colors and especially the verse! What a wonderful card to send someone!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!!

  12. Oh, this is beautiful! LOVE the sentiment and the wintry blues! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining Party Time Tuesdays!

  14. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations. Louise x

  15. Wonderful easel card,love the pretty shade of blue, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  16. Hi Gloria. Absolutely stunning Christmas card. I love all the beautiful details especially how you showcased the DigiStamps4Joy sentiment. So glad to stop by for a friendly visit with you. Love all your beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing your works on the DigiStamps4Joy CHristmas Progressive Challenge. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

  17. What a lovely card. Your workmanship is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for The Paper Nest Dolls challenge, good luck! Leah Tees DT

  18. Very pretty card, Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

  19. WOW this is gorgeous Gloria! I love the soft blue colors and the fabulous sentiments! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC this month!
    Tammy x

  20. What a gorgeous card. Love the sentiment and the color is outstanding. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail

  21. Me again. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  22. Absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

  23. I love these colors, it's a beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  24. This is such a stunning Christmas card, so much lovely detailing.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations challenge.
    Lynn x

  25. Very nice Gloria. Thank you for joining us at Not just Cards. Judy DT

  26. your sentiment...lizzi sss dt

  27. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  28. How beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us. It's always so greatly appreciated.
    Word Art Wednesday

  29. This is such an awesome card...Love the shade of blue you used. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again as the new challenge starts today. Leaving you with God's Word in 1 John 4:9 which says, "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." God bless always!

    JO ANN

  30. Your Christmas card is beautiful Gloria, I love the sentiment and image. Anet x

  31. wow, thank you for sharing this beautiful card with the challenge form Inspiratio Destination.

    gr. Meggi DT.

  32. beautiful card
    thank you for joining sister act MONTHLY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
    DT fanny sister act

  33. Gloria this is just stunning. I so love the mono aqua colouring and the little snowflakes on the image. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of November.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  34. Great project with lovely colouring and details. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

  35. So pretty. Fab colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 voucher to win if you are interested.

  36. This card is stunning. I love the blue and your design.
    Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will be back again.

  37. I'm a bit late in seeing this and getting my card over at DigiStamps4joy, but your card is gorgeous. Just wanted to say that.


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria