Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christmas Card Using Cricut Artbooking,Cricut Art Philosophy and CTMH Brushed Paper

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is sunny and hot here in Southern CA.  I think some of the US is cooling down; but not here.  

I am trying to keep up with the DS4J Monthly Christmas challenge; so I created an easel card for August. It is DS4J Santa's Helper; which you can purchase in DS4J shop; by clicking on the name.  I love that we get a free stamp each month to create a Christmas card; so we don't have to rush at the last minute trying to get them all done on time.  I decided to use a non-traditional color; so I created it using pink and purple. Imagine that?  My favorite colors.  LOL!  I hope you enjoy it.

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I used some of my New CTMH Paper Fundamentals; which are double sided patterned paper (cardstock weight). The same pattern on both sides; but one side is a shiny version.  I know it is hard to see the shiny purple tree, purple and pink gifts and the pink ornament background overlay.  They are gorgeous in person.  They actually have little shiny hearts on them.  The purple (Gypsy) is part of the Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment and the pink (Pixie) is part of the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment.  I am so in love with these new new papers.  The printed paper is part of the CTMH Brushed paper pack.  

I also had to use Anna Griffins NEW release of her Christmas dies and embossing folders.  The Christmas tree was cut and then I used the embossing folder that came with it to emboss all the little details; which are hard to see on the picture.  It is a Victorian Tree and I love it!  I was searching for a Christmas tree on Cricut Explore; when this arrived.  Such perfect timing!  I also used Anna Griffin's new snowflake die that came with the set.  

Double click on the picture and you can see the embossing details of the tree and snowflake.

Inside of card when closed
Gifts came from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Supplies used to create this card:

Background Ornament Overlay - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - pg 57, Cricut Explore #M4015E
Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg 21; Cricut Explore #M458E2
Scalloped Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg. 31; Cricut Explore #M45BEB
Inside Sentiment square - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg. 23; Cricut Explore #M41949
Inside Label around square - Cricut Artiste Cartridge pg. 61; Cricut Explore #M3E0C6
Christmas Gifts - Cricut Art Philosophy pg. 60; Cricut Explore #M455B5
Anna Griffins Victorian Christmas and Snowflake

Paper - CTMH Brushed Paper Pack - X7190B
Pink shiny paper - CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment - Z2033
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Bling Pearls - CTMH Bitty Opaques Z1707
Bling Purple - CTMH Purple Glitter Gems Z1936
Fur on Santa's Helper - CTMH Liquid Applique

Stamp Sets used:
Santa & Reindeer at top - CTMH Santa Claus C1567
Ho Ho Ho - CTMH Perfect Fit Holidays - B1412
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Workshop - D1562 (retired)

Santa's Helper clothing and bag - CTMH Gypsy
Boots - Touch Twin Tender Pink - RP188
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Using Monthly Freebie
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Stash - bling and Liquid applique)(1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creative Colors - (Soft Green, Shabby Pink, Creamy Yellow; plus pearls) (No limit)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in August (No limit)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Pearls & Bling (1 of 2)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (1 of 4)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 1 image, 2 Anna Griffin die cuts, 3 reindeer (No limit)
Paper Minutes - Die Cuts (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - To Die For (1 of 5)
PDE Linky Party - Metal Dies Or Punches (No limit)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafter's Cafe - Square Cards Only (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Use Something From Your Stash (Bling/stamp sets) (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Animals (No limit)
Divas By Design - Pretty Pearls (1 of 2)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Two or more DP (Purple, Pink and background all DP) (1 of 3)
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes (No limits)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas, Children or Critters (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Your Favorite Color (Purple and Pink) (1 of 3)
Stampavie and More - Easel Card (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp (No limit)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge -  Bingo (Die Cut, Pearls, Yellow) (1 of 2)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Corner - Girly (1 of 3)
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - Stamps and Die Cuts (1 of 3)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes For Christmas (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Merry and Bright (No limit)

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One of the cards you can create with this cartridge.

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 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
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  1. Such a great link up! Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Jackie dt @ Pause Dream Enjoy

  2. Love the purple. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  3. what a fab design and lots going on too, thanks for sharing over on divas by designs xx

  4. WOW Gloria, your card is so super pretty. Love all the details and I am so happy to see your entry at Creative Colors Challenge. Wishing you the best.

  5. I'm looking forward to the hop. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog-see you Tuesday for a new challenge :)

  6. Awesome take on our challenge @ Clear It Out...drop by again and show us more of your talent...good luck now <((><

  7. Great job Gloria! Love the pink/purple color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘YOUR FAVORITE COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 49 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too.

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hugs Anna-Karin

  10. Fabolous card. Love the details with the embossed christmas tree. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back next tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  11. Beautiful card!! I so love the Christmas tree!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Metal Dies/Punches' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  12. Very nice Christmas Card, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  13. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  14. wonderful thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

  15. Lovely Christmas card with non-traditional colors! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

  16. Fabulous Christmas card, Gloria, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Girls, best of luck xxx

  17. A beautiful Easel card. Thank you for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT

  18. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Colors Challenge#17.

  19. Hi,

    Wauw, this is fabulous. Really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CCC and good luck.


  20. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 191 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

  21. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 13th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. Gloria, this is gorgeous! I love the scenes you've created and the embossed tree and snowflake are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week xoxoxo

  23. So much loveliness to enjoy in your card. I like the surprising color combo for the holidays. Thanks much for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

  24. Gloria this is one stunning and beautifully girly Christmas design. The pink and purple is so unique and different for Christmas. 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 September.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. A lovely card, I love the pretty colour combo!
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope to see you for this week's new challenge :)

  26. SO pretty, so pink, so purple and SO GIRLY! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!!!

  27. Fabulous card, Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Anything Goes challenge
    Sue x

  28. Wonderful card, Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
    Cindy DT

  29. great card, thank you for joining us at crafty girls challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  30. Very pretty card great papers.

    Thanks for joining us at hobbybook designers

    Tracey dt

  31. Great design ! Thank you for sharing with Stamplorations !

  32. Hi there, thanks for joining us on this Challenge at Creative Color Challenge. Please don't forget to add the picture inspiration to your post to be entered. Thanks! Tereese (Friday) DT


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