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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cricut Mini, Cricut Gypsy, "Joys of the Season" Cricut Cartridge

Wonderful combination for quick and easy Christmas Cards!
If you need a bunch of Christmas cards in a hurry, this is a combination that can't be beat!
I created 26 cards in two days.  All of them different.  Some with a minimum of embellishing, and some with more embellishments.  Cards could be mass produced quickly using one or two images and very little embellishment!
The Cricut Cartridge "Joys of the Season" has a card feature that will cut an image in a window on the card.  Using the Cricut Gypsy, I placed the image on the mat and enlarged the card to 9 1/4 inches in length on the Cricut mat.  This will automatically make the card 6 inches wide.  When folded the card that is 4 5/8 inches x 6 inches and will fit into an A6 envelope.  After cutting a card, I changed the image and cut a different card.  To mass produce a card, save the image to the Gypsy, and then cut as many cards as desired.
Cutting Tip...if the card is cut any larger or if bulky embellishments are used, a larger envelope must be used.
The Santa and Sleigh image is on page 44 in the handbook.  It is #13 on the overlay.
This is the way the card looks after cutting.  I removed the extra paper.
I am backing the image with a glittered swirl paper.
Use a good quality glue to hold the glittered paper to the card.
Cut the background paper to fit.  Glue in place. Fold card.
To finish the inside, adhere a sentiment, sign and put in an envelope!
Inside of each card. Stamped sentiments are used and a white space for signing.
For an A6 envelope, cut the liner at 4 1/2 inches x 6 inches.
 The card is ready to be sent...
 
or add some embellishment!
Page 48 in handbook, #17 on overlay
Used silver glitter pen, silver outline stamps, and blue glitter background paper
Page 62 in handbook, #31 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, gold outline stickers, and white background paper
Used a trace/cut template for the decoration on the ornament.
Page 45 in handbook, #14 on overlay
Blue paper frame from my stash,  light yellow glitter paper
Gold outline stickers/sentiment
Left...Page 55 in handbook, #24 on overlay
Used alcohol ink markers to color the image, gold glitter pen to ouline, holly paper punch, gold outline stickers/sentiment, light green glitter background paper
Right...Page 59 in handbook, #28 on overlay
gold glitter pen, bow paper punch, 'star' gem, green glitter backgound paper
Left...Page 62 in handbook, #31 on overlay
Green glitter pen, gold gitter background paper
Right...Page 57 in handbook, #26 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, gold outline stickers, yellow glitter background paper
Left...Page 58 in handbook, #27 on overlay
White opaque marker, stamped sentiment, cloth Christmas ribbon,
yellow glitter background paper
Right...Page 70 in handbook, #39 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, red glitter pen, 'star' gems, green glitter background paper
sentiment from stash (added with foam tape for depth)
Page 59 in handbook, #28 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, stamped/heat embossed sentiment (used foam tape for depth)
white background paper
Page 77 in handbook, #46 on overlay
Outline stickers colored with markers and alcohol inks
White background paper
Page 46 in handbook, #15 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, yellow glitter background paper
Page 78 in handbook, #47 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, star coated with gold glitter, 'lightbulb' stickers
white background paper
Page 53 in handbook, #22 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, gold outline stickers/sentiment, yellow glitter background paper
Page 53 in handbook, #22 on overlay
Silver outline sticker scene, gold/white glittered background paper
Both...Page 69 in handbook, #38 on overlay
Gold glitter pen, alcohol inks to color images, tiny beads glued to the center of the flower
gold outline sentiments, yellow and gold glittered background papers
Left...Page 50 in handbook, #19 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, dark blue and yellow glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Right...Page 52 in handbook, #21 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, black flocking on scarf, dark blue glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Left...Page 45 in handbook, #14 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, white opaque marker, purple glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Right...Page 52 in handbook, #21 on overlay
black alcohol ink, blue flocking used on face, gold glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
Left...Page 58 in handbook, #27 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, white opaque marker, gold glittered background paper
stamped/heat embossed sentiment
Right...Page 46 in handbook, #15 on overlay
Snowflake border paper punch, white flocking on cap/beard, white glittered background paper
stamped sentiment
 
Finally...
...to everyone!!!
Page 75 in handbook, #44 on overlay
Gold outline stickers, white background paper
 
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12 comments:

Georgiana said...

Wow! That is a lot of cards! Looks like you had a good time making all of them.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Narelle said...

Nice work Carolyn! I made 10 cards in 2 days and they were all the same and I know how tired I was! You must be exhausted!!!

Donna Boyce said...

I have to say this is really impressive!!! You did an awesome job.. TFS and giving me encouragement to get up and get busy!!!!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Wow! That is amazing how many cards you create at a time! Thank you so much for the cart info and for the envelope info. I am trying to make more of my own envelopes instead of using manufactured ones. It always amazing me how many cuts are on the carts I have that I have overlooked-- I need to go and review some handbooks on my shelf!

As frustrated as I am with Provo Craft, I will continue to use my machines and cartridges-- -I just have too much invested not to!

Thank you for the inspiration and information!

susan crafts said...

beautiful. thank you for all the details too.

JennyKozar said...

WOW - what more is there to say. Great job!!

Creative M said...

WOW!!Awesome cards!!TFS

Laura Lee said...

Fantastic Job! :)

Lilygirl said...

You made quick work of that Carolyn! And they are all beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! You did an awesome job!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Carolyn! I wish I had that cartridge.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

Barb Smith said...

Great job! I've never seen such a fabulous display from a cartridge. Thanks for all your work and for sharing.

Barb from Toronto, Canada
http://barbsmithdesigns.blogspot.com