Monday, December 8, 2014

Close To My Heart Artfuly Sent Cricut Christmas Stockings card

Hello, friends!
Close To My Heart Artfuly Sent Cricut Stockings card
Today, I have a card that I made for the Bitten By the Bug Challenge. This week we were supposed to make something with a stocking cut from a Cricut any cartridge. Since I love the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent cartridge so much and it has a great stockings cut on it, this card was meant to be!

For this card, I did some fancy heat embossing. It really adds that touch a class and elegance to Christmas cards. Don't let embossing scare you. Like anything else, practice does make perfect!

If you have an Explore, here is the file: Christmas Stockings card

If you are Exploreless (you really should ask Santa for one), here are the measurements:
Stocking card front - 3 1/4"

Close To My Heart Artfuly Sent Cricut Stockings card
Close To My Heart Artfuly Sent Cricut Stockings card closeup
Close To My Heart Artfuly Sent Cricut Stockings card heat embossing detail
Close To My Heart Artfuly Sent Cricut Stockings card side view
supplies I used

 special breakdown

December stamp special
Stamp of the month
win a Home for the holidays cartridge

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Joan Smith said...

OMG Miss Melanie What a Fun and Beautiful Card!! I love your stockings they are so cute and your embossing is just gorgeous!! The gold ribbon was the perfect sweet touch. Girl you sure did one outstanding creative job!!

Hope you had a great week-end and will have a Fabulous and Fun week!!


Sue D said...

I like the elegance of the embossing.

Marilyn said...

Such a beautiful card, love the elegance!

LST in Colorado said...

Beautiful and classy card,just like you Melanie!! I should of known you'd find a way to make your own paper with the gold embossing. Your right about the practice, I'm still trying to master the art of embossing to the level you've achieved. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The heat embossing adds an elegance and I like watching the embossing powder heat up.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kat said...

Wonderful card! I love the embossing and the stockings. You come up with the greatest ideas.

Lara said...

Wow, your bows are perfect. I love this card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lara said...


flscraplady said...

I just love the gold embossing. beautiful!

Cheryl W said...

Love the stocking card. You tie the most beautiful bows!

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous card Melanie! The embossing is so pretty on your card.


Marie said...

I am a fan of embossing also. I so appreciate the link for the Explore. Yes...everyone should have one as it has totally changed my crafting.

Scrappin' Granny said...

The gold embossing adds such a nice elegant touch.

Karen Sue said...

very pretty card,

Caroline said...

This is such a pretty card with the embossing. The embossing is so elegant. I love the stockings and the beautiful bow.

Susan Edwards said...

Melanie this Artfully sent card is completely adorable. Love the touches of gold!

xx Susan

Auntie Em said...

Those little stockings are so sweet. I like the richness of the cold with the pretty red and green paper you have used for them.
Heat embossing is such a fun technique to use. I love watching people's faces when I show them how to do it. It's a hoot when they rub their fingers over the embossed image to feel it and want to try it again and again. When I first started I had no heat gun and made do with a bare light bulb. It's a wonder I am not blind! lol
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. An inspiring treat to see. :)

Sharon said...

How beautiful!!! I so love the embossing, the colors and those cute little stocking. :)

JustJules said...

Embossing is beautiful! Great job!

scrapperme said...

Cute card!

Scrapping Girl said...

Looks fab-love the embossing! The stockings are rockin' too!

Mayras Designs said...

This is stunning !!!! I love the gold embossing , the beautiful design !!! Perfect details !!