Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another Christmas in July Card

Mary at CardzTv is having her last Christmas in July challenge this week. You can use any colors you want but you must have a Christmas tree on the card. I am also entering this card for the Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge which was also a Christmas in July challenge.

I decided to use the tree from Create-a-Critter. I cut the tree at 2 1/4". using the real dial size button on my Gypsy. I also used the hide contour feature to hide the face on the top layer of the tree. I also cut the string of Christmas lights at 1/2" and the star at 1" which is also from Create-a-Critter. Again, with the star I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide the larger of the two stars as I only wanted one. The white card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". The red mat is 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". The patterned paper is from a My Minds Eye Christmas paper pack I bought last year and is cut at 4" X 5 1/4". The other red mat was cut from Just Because Cards cartridge and I used my Gypsy to resize it to 3 1/4" X 5". I ran this through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder. The word Joy was cut at 1 1/4" from the Storybook cartridge. I shadowed it in white so it would show up on the red mat. I added some gold stickles to the star and matching stickles to each of the light bulbs to give them some shine and sparkle. Thanks for looking.

13 comments:

  1. That is very nice..!
    Marcie

    ps: good luck!

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  2. That is such a pretty card. I love the red background shape and the dry embossing.

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  3. Love your card!! So pretty

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  4. Very sweet! I like the ornaments on the tree... cute!!

    www.craftsncardscricutcorner.blogspot.com

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  5. What a festive card!! Adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Fantabulous Cricut :)

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  6. Very cute, like the string of lights. I love that tree from CAC! TFS

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  7. Great tree! I really like the string of lights! That embossed red mat looks fantastic with this card.
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

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  8. Totally cute! Gets me in the mood for the holidays. I love all of your details! Thanks for playing along at FCCB!

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  9. Love the strpied PP you have used for your card. Really makes your Christmas tree stand out. Great Work!!!
    Here is a link to my blog for you to glance at:
    http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com/
    Sweet Creations!!!

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  10. Very cute card!

    Thanks for playing at the Fantabulous Cricut this week!
    Leigh

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  11. So cute Deanna! Thanks for joining the challenge at Cardz TV!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  12. Very cute! TFS!
    ~Dorcas
    http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

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