Today is August 1, 2012.
This is the perfect day to listen to Christmas music and begin working on
Christmas cards for the 2012 season!
I am using a combination of Cricut Circle Exclusive "Out Of Character" and Cricut Lite Cartridge "Inspired Heart". This is a rather unlikely combination, but I found a phrase on "Out of Character" that I couldn't resist! Not only does it reflect the Christmas season, but it is my middle name, too!
Using the Cricut Create I am drawing all the layers of the word "Joy" on different colored solid cardstock using a black Cricut Marker, then cutting the images. I have the cartridge plugged into the machine and the size set at 2 1/4 inches.
Drawing and cutting all the images took some time, but I have enough pieces to create 15-16 cards. I am using a plastic drawer insert to keep the pieces separate. I have glued white paper to the bottom of the sections for better visibility of the cut pieces.
I am using a couple of stamps to complete the card. The image is from Inkadinkado and the phrase is from Stampabilities.
The nativity scene on the card is cut from Cricut Lite Cartridge "Inspired Heart"
Here is the completed card. I decided to use the easel card because the entire card can be enjoyed throughout the Christmas season.
To create the 16 cards, I will use a variety of Christmas patterned paper and layer the 'JOY' with coordinating colors.
Here is a link for detailed instructions for creating the easel card...
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May you have a joyful day!