Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Deck the Halls card made using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Today I have a fun Christmas card that I made using the Artbooking cartridge. This card is another example of what can be done using an overlay and the Cricut Craft Room. Chevrons are all the rage these days and this is one of the three chevron backgrounds on the Artbooking cartridge. I am thinking  they would make great stencils!

Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for Christmas cards. I know some of you start making your cards this month. There are more Christmas cards to come, so stay tuned!

CCR file: https://app.box.com/s/veq6vsxlbm7ujwcj7xnq
GYPSY file: https://app.box.com/s/yurvxso4c3dgioyvettc




I used sweet leaf, topiary, cranberry, ruby, and white daisy cardstock from Close To My Heart.

This beautiful sentiment is from the NEW Yuletide Greetings stamp set.
I used a a yellow sparkly brad for the poinsettia center.

I used Small Clear Sparkle flourishes from CTMH.

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53 comments:

BethAnn M said...

Super pretty card, Melanie. I am enjoying all the ways you are using this cart. It's definitely on the wish list. BethAnn

Anonymous said...

Thanks for te pretty Christmas card, and yes, I've been thinking about Christmas card ideas for the past month now. Can you do some smaller 4 1/2 x 5 cards? Thanks for haring.

LST in Colorado

Kathy:) said...

This card is so pretty. How did you get the different colors behind the chevron pattern? Also, can you do a bow tying video? Please Please Please. You make the prettiest bows.
Thank you.
Kathy U:)

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Very pretty holiday card. I like the colors and the chevron design.

snappy scrappy said...

Just beautiful!!!

Joan Smith said...

OH how beautiful I am so in love with the overlays. Love too how you used different shades of green for it. Also love how you did the Poinsettia. Great job!

KittyCat said...

love the stamp....and also the layers!

Janet said...

Beautiful card !!!

Martha Herrera said...

The card is gorgeous! And the bow is perfect.

Marty said...

Awesome card. Puts me in the mood to start making Christmas cards

Thanks for sharing all you great ideas with us.

Kat said...

What a pretty Christmas Card. I love the overlays and the poinsettia. I had to add the stamp set to my Sept wish list. :)

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love the card - just awesome! Thanks for sharing.

CathyinMN said...

Very nice Christmas card. Love the wonderful backgrounds you can make with that cart.

vickijmax said...

stunning!

Betsy said...

I'm wondering how you got the color variation under the chevron background. Pens? Nice job. Perfect bow.

Karen Wedding said...

Cute card. Hard to think Christmas is getting that close. I'm really loving the Artbooking cartridge. So many uses.

Melissa said...

Soooo pretty!!

Kim B. said...

I love this card. So pretty.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the Chevron cut out background.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the Chevron cut out background.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

RLS Innovations said...

Great for Christmas Ideas. You make the prettiest bows.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Veronica Matz said...

your bows are always so pretty and perfect! How do you make them?
Veronica

Kaye said...

Would have never thought to use chevron background for holiday card. It's a fabulous background to the poinsettia.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Beautiful card. Always enjoy your posts.

Marianne Barkman said...

Inspiring....but then, your posts always are, Melanie. Thanks for sharing

JustJules said...

Love this card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie

Pat said...

Love the card. Very curious on how you layered the paper for the background.

jordanbev5 said...

These backgrounds are to die for! Loved your card and especially appreciate all the instructions! Perfectly fresh!

tndj said...

backgrounds are great. Think when I can afford to buy the cartridge - I will probably get it for the overlays alone. LOL.

Coelle said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card ....and I agree with everyone...those overlays are worth getting the cartridge for!

Lindah said...

Wonderful card. I too would like to know how you got the different colors behind the chevron pattern.
It looks great.

Luria said...

Beautiful card I love the overlay on this. The jewels used gave it a great added touch.

Luria

D- said...

What a wonderful holiday card. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Windy said...

Ewwww, I really like this card!

Barb S said...

I love Christmas and Cricut! Thanks for all the great tutorials and the giveaways. So helpful.

Peg Toth said...

I love that beautiful Christmas Card! Thanks so much!!!

marg0006 said...

Love the flower and such a lovely card with all the details.

Kim said...

What a beautiful card. I am also trying get ideas for mass produced Christmas cards.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! I like your idea to use the backgrounds as stencils! TFS

Karen Sue said...

what a pretty card, that bow is perfect

LuvtoKraft said...

Just beautiful, Melanie!!!

ScrappySue said...

Good job, Melanie! You created an excellent Christmas card. I just love the Artbooking cartridge ideas you've shared.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful card!!

Veronica

littlen said...

another beautiful card. love the background and flower. tfs.

Lorieann29 said...

Love it!

Melissa said...

Love the card. The first thing I did when I received my cart was to make stencils out of backgrounds. Super love this cart. Thanks for all the examples.

Lady Fair said...

Love this card, the background adds alot of interest.

Deedles said...

Every year I have a theme for Christmas and my color scheme will be lime green, bright red and yes brown which I saw on a QVC Christmas tree this year.
My Christmas cards also carry my theme and I was planning to use the Teresa Collins Dec. 35th cart.
I just bought this Artbooking cart and may mix and match both thanks to your fabulous inspiration.

Debbie Z said...

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

Melinda said...

Oh - just when I said I wasn't going to buy any more carts for awhile...Artbooking came out - geez! Love the possibilities and I am so Christmas nostalgic that I can see having to break my own promise to myself to buy it! Beautiful card again Mel...
Melinda Strange
Huntsville, TX
csi275@yahoo.com

Kristen N. said...

Super pretty card! I am enjoying all the ways you are using this cartridge.

Stephanie A. said...

Beautiful card. I'm starting to gather ideas for Christmas. quite sure artbooking will be my go to cartridge

Stephanie Rose said...

I LOVE this card! Ugh. I want this cartridge!