Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Christmas Card Workshop

It is the time of year to start thinking about creating your handmade Christmas cards.  If you would like to enjoy some creative time with your friends at a Christmas Card Workshop, contact me at sheilabennett@comcast.net and we can schedule an hour or two just for you! 

With the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, creating unique cards is faster than ever.  For this bi-fold card, the base was cut from Whisper cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from the Snowhaven kit was used to cut the inside piece which includes a cut-out sentiment.  You simply fold the card in half, and then fold the front flap back to the edge so that the ornament section with the tree is shown.  An oval was cut from a piece of green Glitter Paper and adhered to the back of the ornament section to give it a pop of color.  Before adhering the sentiment paper on the inside of the card, two small strips of Washi Tape were strategically placed to appear behind the small tree and the teardrops beside the word 'have.'  To add a bit of shimmer to the ½-page front, strips of Silver Geometric Washi Tape were added and then trimmed to expose the ornament section.  

The 5"x7" card opens like a large 'z' and is an impressive card without much effort.  A few Epoxy Bubbles and Sparkles add a bit of bling.  Since NO Stamping was used, this is a perfect entry for this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.

Paper from the Yuletide Carol kit gives an elegant look to this card.  An evergreen tree image from the Always Grateful stamp set was used along with a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment from the Just To Say... stamp set.  To add a bit of shine, a piece of red Shimmer Trim was added behind the main image.  For the tree topper, some color was added to a clear Sparkle using the Marigold ShinHam Touch Twin marker.  A big "thank you" to fellow CTMH Consultant Michelle Loncar for her design and inspiration for this card.

Just To Say... (included with Artfully Sent cartridge)
Just To Say... is a fabulous stamp set which is included with the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection.  With more than 30 different sentiments, it is a stamp set that you will use over and over again - either creating cards with this cartridge, or with any of your other stamps.    

If you need to create quite a few cards, this one goes together quickly and is a nice holiday card.  Only supplies needed are some White Daisy and Desert Sand cardstock along with the Merry Merry stamp set for the wreath and sentiment.  Add a piece of Topiary Mini Chevron ribbon along with some Sparkles and the card is complete.      

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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  1. I love your card, so awesome, I love the interactive cards. Great job! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

    Brandi z.
    h2H challenge DT member

  2. Love all the cards but I stopped by to peep at the NO STAMPING Artfully Sent card...LOVE it!

  3. That card is so pretty with the washi and shimmer trim! Thanks for joining us at H2H challenges.


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