My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Cards using Cricut Lite Cartridge INSPIRED HEARTS

I bought the Cricut Lite Cartridge INSPIRED HEARTS at Walmart on Black Friday.  This is a fabulous cartridge!  There are so many images suitable for all types of cards!

Here is a collection of Christmas cards that I made Saturday night.  They were quick and very easy.  There are step-by-step directions following the cards!

You will need:

1 piece of 5 1/4 inches X 8 1/2 inches cardstock, folded to form the card base

1 piece red paper 5 1/4 inches X 4 1/4 inches for card front

1 piece patterned paper cut slightly smaller than red paper

Cut Inspired Heart image at 3 inches in black cardstock

Cut same Inspired Heart image using "Shift" to get layer in white cardstock

Sentiment for outside of card...I used "Christmas Faith" stamp by 2006 Paper Inspirations.  Stamped on white cardstock, then layered on black and red cardstock.

7 inch piece of red ribbon.  Wrapped ribbon around the card front and secured on the back with tape.

3 black brads

Sentiment for inside of card...I used "Glory of Christ" stamp by Stampabilities.  Stamped on a piece of  3 inch x 1 1/2 inch white cardstock.  Then layered in black and red cardstock.
I create my card front separate from the card base.  When I am happy with the card front, I will adhere it to the card base.

*Center and adhere the printed paper to red cardstock.
*Glue the black image to the white layer.  Then glue this to a piece of red paper.  Trim the image allowing a narrow border around the image.
*Center and adhere the prepared image to the top part of the cardfront
*Center and attach the ribbon to the bottom portion of the cardfront  Wrap the ends of the ribbon around the card front and secure on the back with tape
**Stamp the sentiment for the card front to white cardstock.  Then glue to black paper and cut leaving a narrow border.  Glue this to red paper and cut leaving a narrow border.
*Adhere the sentiment under the the right
*Center and attach the brads under the the left
**Glue completed cardfront to the card base**
**Stamp the sentiment for the inside of the card to white cardstock.  Then glue to black paper and cut leaving a narrow border.  Glue this to red paper and cut leaving a narrow border.
*Open card and adhere inside sentiment.

**Completed Card!**


Lea Bailey said...

Very nice use of the cartrideg

Kate said...

These are fabulous! I was actually doing a search for the Noah's ark image but saw your thumbnail and just had to pop in for a closer look. I'm so glad I did! Your cards are stunning!

Nadia ( said...

These are lovely! I just love the black/white prints you used-- very beautiful with the silhouettes and pops of red!

Sara Andrews said...

The images are so simple, yet they sure carry a beautiful meaning. Wonderful cards!

Kim M. said...

Awesome! Love the color combo!

Sherrie Clark said...

What wonderful CHRISTmas cards that reflect the true meaning of CHRISTmas. He is the reason for the season. Blessings and thanks for sharing.

Beth F. said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome cards!