Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cricut Artbooking Christmas card!

  Hello, friends!


Today I have a fun Christmas card that I made using the Artbooking cartridge and the Santa's Greeting stamp set. This card was lots of fun to make and I like the whimsical feel it has. If you colored the stamp with markers instead of paper piece like I did, this would be super easy to mass produce. If you only like making A2 sized cards, this could be easily adapted using the rectangular swirl frame instead of the square one.

I have to tell you guys something I discovered while making this card that excites me to no end! I was trying to find ribbon in my stash that was the right shade of red. Now anyone who knows me knows that I have a copious amount of ribbon. However, I could not find ribbon that really went well. Then I remembered how I had some color ready seem binding and alcohol ink markers! I simply colored the seem binding with a CTMH cranberry marker and voila! It dried in just a couple of minutes and was ready to be tied and put on the card. This is a game changer for me, ladies! I never have the right shade of purple or green ribbon on hand and now I do!


 CCR file: https://app.box.com/s/oex6quw61mziqc90u8rn
GYPSY file: https://app.box.com/s/datmkw5faahriztthgf7



I used Cranberry, Colonial White, and Sweet Leaf CTMH cardstock.
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91 comments:

BethAnn M said...

Love your Christmas card, and the tip about coloring seam binding! Thank you. BethAnn M.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Joan Smith said...

Your card is so beautiful OMG love your colors love the design boy oh boy this Artbooking cartridge is unbelievable as what it offers and you are doing an awesome job with all your creations. What a cool ideas re: your ribbon I know how excited you were at such a find. YEA!!!!
Have super happy crafty kind of day and C U here 2morrow!

Jill Rugg said...

Great Christmas card!

Judy Webb said...

It helps so much to see now the shapes in the book really look completed!

LST in Colorado said...

Awesome card, and even though I'm partial to A2 size (due to piste cost) this one really ROCKS!!!! And your ribbon tip will make sure you always have the right color. Your not only creative but resourceful too! Can't wait to see whatcha got for us tomorrow.

snappy scrappy said...

Love it, great colours!!

Nina said...

I love how you used the swirl to frame this X-Mas card.

Kathy:) said...

I love this Christmas card! So pretty. I love your bows no matter what color they are. Thank you for sharing.
Kathy U:)

Anonymous said...

Never too early to think about Christmas cards! I'm still working on Halloween. Great card and ribbon ideas. Thanks. rosebud114

Patricia Vickers said...

Love the card! I guess I am going to have to buckle down and start looking into making cards. That is one thing I have not conquered yet.

tndj said...

Your card is beautiful. Working on Christmas cards and would love to win that cartridge. Went to the site you recommended for the bows maker. Got it yesterday and feel like I can actually make great bows now. Instructions were easy and my first bow turned out great. Thanks.

Barbara Hart said...

Love the beauty and simplicity of the card you made. The colors are great! How cool is that color ready seam binding!

Martha Herrera said...

I'm also starting on Christmas cards. Your card is very pretty. As always, your bow is perfect!

Debby said...

Beautiful card!! I'm already an email follower.

jordanbev5 said...

What a beautifully elegant card! Love your work! And really am wanting this fabulous cartridge Artbooking! I can see the value in it!

donna said...

Great card! Thanks for the tip about coloring the seam binding with markers.
Donna K U

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Wow! The ribbon is a perfect match. Adorable card.

Diane A. said...

what a cute card and the bow on the card is perfect - I can never get mine to look that good.

Erin L. said...

Great idea about the seam binding! I'm like you, tons of ribbon but never the right color.

Josie0602 said...

Love love love this card! I love how you discovered making your own matching ribbon!

That Ho Ho stamp is on my wish list too!

Tracy

shari said...

Love the card and the tip. Is the color ready seam binding from CTMH?

Sue D said...

Very cute and I like how you colored the ribbon to match.

Karen Sue said...

What a pretty card, love the colors

Karen Wedding said...

Love your card. The colors you used look great together.

TeresaK said...

Love this card - easy to reproduce many to send out for Christmas! Love the colors too!
Teresa

Megan H. said...

I love this card. Very cute. Thanks for the tip about coloring the seam binding too.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Annette Snyder said...

Great card! Thanks so much!

debbyj said...

Love your card-simply beautiful!!

Melissa said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love it!

khattykathi said...

I love Anna Griffin! She has such beautiful designs. Thanks for the opportunity.

KathiB from Las Vegas

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Christmas card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Vanessa said...

What a cute card! I love the soft green with the burgandy--beautiful color combination! And thanks for the tip about the color-ready seam binding.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love this one! Thanks - and what a great idea for the ribbon.

Coelle said...

A simplistic looking card that is just so cheerful and cute! Can't wait to receive my cartridge!

KittyCat said...

the design is so clean and neat! i love making xmas card~ hope to see more xmas card designs coming!

Carrie R. said...

Cute card. Thanks for the tip for coloring ribbon!

Cindy said...

This card is so adorable! I love the colors and the design. Now that I have my cartridge I will have to find time to do some crafting. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the matching ribbon, thanks for the great ideas.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

gmanshk said...

I love seeing your examples for this cartridge. Each morning I see your email in my inbox...I know that it is going to be something spectacular...so i save it for last.

JustJules said...

Love, love, love this card! Coloring seam binding...who would have thought! Love the HO HO HO!!

Julie

Nana Donna said...

Love your Christmas card, so cute & simple

Clare D. said...

What a great card! I love the curly ques! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy receiving your emails with such great designs. The HO HO HO card made me smile. And thanks for the seam binding tip. Thank you for the chance to win the new Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland cartridge. It is No. 1 on my wish list now. Lindatony at bellsouth dot net.

Kim said...

Love your Christmas card. I am always looking for ideas on Christmas cards. Very beautiful!

Peg Toth said...

cute card! Looks easy enough to try. Thanks

Weaver said...

This is so cute! It's amazing what this cartridge can do. Thanks for all your great ideas & the opportunity to win the Anna Griffin cartridge.
Lou

Brenda said...

Love your Christmas card! Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge.

Luria said...

Love the Christmas card and your bow loos great. Thanks for sharing.

Luria

Mary said...

What a fantastic card. I love the cuts you used, the colors and how you put it all together. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Cute card...also the reminder to color seam binding. Love,love Anna Griffin stuff so I am excited for the drawing.
Lothringen from MI

Joy Joyslife said...

This is such a PRETTY card!! I just had to drop in and tell you! :)
Hugs!
~Joy~

Debbie Z said...

Love this card! This cartridge has so much on it. Can't wait to get it. The give away cartridge looks great too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Super cute card!

Have a great day!
Veronica

Anonymous said...

I love all the new ideas for christmas cards. I make mine and some of my family members every year for about the last 6 years.
Yeah!

Kathleen
jbaugh1481@aol.com

Kim said...

Hi Melanie, you can also use your stamp pad re-inkers to die seam binding (it takes a tad longer, but worth it). Take wax paper (or one of the craft mats that won't absorb liquid), put about 3-4 spritzes of water on the mat and however many drops of ink and mix (its best to wear plastic gloves), then roll your seam binding in your color. If you need it a little darker, add more color and repeat. I take my heat embossing gun and lightly dry my tape. I have made a ton of custome colored ribbon to match my crafts.
P.S. I'm the one who just place a CTMH order with you in Round Rock.

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coolnana72 said...

Cute, cute card Melanie. I love all of the CTMH Cricut Cartridges, but I think Artbooking is the best one yet.

Sandee B said...

Thanks for sharing your cute card. I'm getting ready to start making my Christmas cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lara said...

Pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Liz Lumsden said...

Love the card, not too difficult so a good one for mass production.

K and P's Mom said...

Love the card. Love the colors.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary O'Neal

Patty said...

Such a simple card yet so sweet!!

Joy said...

YOUR CARD IS ADORABLE!!!! Excuse me for shouting, but I was just so excited about your card!

Jackie B said...

Cute card, simple and to the point. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Crhiga said...

The best kind of card. Very simple to make and looks very elegant!!

Carol

Windy said...

Cute card!! I often have that same issue with ribbon and have CTMH seam binding on hand. Works great.

JoAnn said...

Adorable Christmas card. Love it.

JoAnn said...

Adorable Christmas card. Love it.

carolyn's creations said...

What a pretty and fun Christmas Card!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card. Love the word art.

Stephanie A. said...

Love this!! Smithereens I need to get

Connie Walsh said...

This is a cute idea for a card, and it looks very easy to whip up a bunch. Thanks for sharing this.

marg0006 said...

Love the satin bow.

Kathleen said...

I love the stamp on this card! It is so cute! Thanks for the info to make it into an A2 card too.

Kathleen

ScrappySue said...

What a darling card! It's simple, but elegant. Thanks for sharing.

petsmom said...

Great card. Love the cartridge. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

D- said...

I love your cute card. TFS.
D~
http:designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Eva said...

great card :)

Anonymous said...

love the card.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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Anonymous said...

This is what I have to do, a simple easy Christmas card. Love it.
dutchie

Barb S said...

What a versatile card idea! Thanks. Looking forward to trying it! Loving the Artbooking cartridge more every time I use it.

Anonymous said...

This card is SO cute. I love it.

Kristi Curtis

Blue6366 said...

Yeah! Christmas cards. Never too early to get them started. Now I just need to sit down and get some of mine going.

Wegner51 said...

Love you to pieces is a great card. Your directions were great. The patterns and the colors and the CuttleBug embossing folder all come together to create a masterpiece!

Pat N. said...

Yes, this makes a great Christmas card. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Christmas will be here before we know it. What a beautiful card.

SRob

Sandy said...

Such a nice and clean Christmas card

Stephanie Rose said...

This is a very cute card! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Chesser said...

I love this whimsical card. And the info about the ribbon is awesome.

Marty said...

The Christmas card is so simply pretty. Coloring your ribbon to match sure is a good idea especially for someone like me with little space to store a lot of goodies. TFS

 
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