Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards-Ready to go!

I spent a good part of my day today making this year's Christmas cards.  I saw Robyn, from My Pink Stamper, use pink and light green on her Christmas card and loved it!!! LOVED IT! Found some pretty paper at Archivers (didn't document the name of the paper.). Perfect for what I wanted to do.  Landed on a design and started the production line. After about 20 cards, I needed a change so I tried a few different layouts/designs  Here are the results.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.  Thanks for stopping by.

 This was the first card and most were made using this design. This was cut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.
 I skipped the outline cut and used my gel pen to make the lines and dots..
 Used the Swirl emboss folder and Creative Memories white chalk ink to make the swirls pop.
 This was my first design using the Cricut Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  The holly had too many layers for so many cards so I decided to go with the holly from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.
 The wreath was cut using the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  Again, to0 many cuts to make a lot of cards so on to the next one.
 Now, I really liked this one, alot!  But, I was almost done with the my cards so this was just for fun! Next year, I think. This was cut from the Christmas cartridge.  I got this as a free download on my Gypsy.
 I wanted something simple so I cut the scalloped circle using the Celebrations cartridge.  I used the Gypsy to delete the hole from the top of the tag, embossed, chalked and used my gel pen to add the dots.
.  Very simple.
 Same design but different layout.
This was the simplest of them all and I really like it.  Sometimes simple is better. 
 I embossed the card front with the Swirls folder.

I used the Cuttlebug Swirls folder,  Emboss Winter Jelly folders, Creative Memories Chalk Ink (white), Stickles, ribbon from Joann's and cardstock and matching envelopes are from a local paper supply store.  The sentiment was printed using my printer. 


  1. Very Cute cards! I have an award for you on my blog. hope you can stop by and pick it up.

  2. Great cards Elaine! I think my fav is the tree and the embossed holly! You do amazing things with paper.

  3. these are all so pretty! I couldn't pick a fav, though I do like the embossed leaves of the holly!