Sunday, October 7, 2012

Christmas cards

The cartridges I used today are Quilted Christmas, Sentimental and Simply charmed

For my first project I used the Quilted Christmas to make a set of cards
When I cut my first card I noticed all the cut outs stayed in place perfectly on the mat.
 Not wanting to waste the pieces I applied glue to them all quickly and put a piece of paper over the top and pressed in place...
 While I let the glue sit and make sure it's really dry I moved on to my next card
I used green glitter paper and cut the card image from the candle function
 I added glitter glue and gems to make the image pop and a red piece of paper behind on the inside.  It's finished off with a pretty bow.
And the glue dried on  my first piece so I trimmed and added it to a card base with some pretty ribbon.
 This is the original card.  The paper inside the red card is the same as the front of the card above so they match.
 Here is my trio of cards from Quilted Christmas
 Since we have gone pink I wanted to make sure I keep with that, I used pink ink to stamp my name on the back. The pink didn't show on the red card so I stamped over it in green but it's still there.

This card is from the Sentimental cartridge.  I used my script embossing folder to add the layer to the front.  This card is backwards, the greeting is on the front and the decoration is on the inside, if you've been following me for a while you know I like to do things backwards and different a lot.
That's why I love making cards, you can do what ever you want!! :)
 The mirror inside was hard to photograph but there is a mirror piece of paper in the center.  I added some pink and brown twine and the pink flower and gem center to keep with our pink theme this month.

This card is so fun, really makes me smile.  I used the Simply Charmed cartridge on this one and the new haunted house embossing folder (new to me)
 I cut everything out at 3 inches and glued it in place.  I added black glitter glue to the bats in the sky and on the bat in the tree to accent his wings. There is yellow glitter glue on the moon as well.
 Another easel card, I have to get at least one in on my posts :)
I've had the fence punch for quite a while, never used it.  So I was looking around trying to figure out what I'd use to hold the card open and haha! I thought, it's perfect!!
So I cut a 4 1/4 inch piece of black from the fence punch, scored the rails just above the base line and glued only that ticker piece down.  So when the card is opened you can stand the fence up and hold it open.
Makes me giggle, I love it!
There is a tiny orange gem for the door knob and the pink on this card is the gems on the bat's cheeks.


The Creative Mommy said...

WOWOWOWOW! I LOVE your cards!!! They are each awesome in their own ways! Great job!!

Crafty Hugs,
Jessica-MCCR DT sister

SusieScrapper said...

Just love your cards and I love the haunted house easel card, it's awesome!! I'm just getting back into embossing and love the effects!


Jessica S said...

Wonderful projects Marji. Love how you used the negative space. I did that with my banner leftovers for the Master Crafter Project. It is truly a lovely piece and a great way to use up all those scraps! Wonderful job on the embossing too!
Jessica S
MCCR DT Sister

cema1cema said...

Great job with the negative image! Love the haunted house card!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Loved the negative card use....and all the embossing. I will be trying that more often. Great inspiration..thanks

Sarah said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

KristiDaroci said...


TeresaK said...

Oh my Marji! So many cute projects! Love what you did with the pieces left on the mat! Great idea!

Janet's Planet said...

how creative are you?? love the negative reversed quilted card, the haunted house and all the embossing. Awesome!!

Janet Royer

Heather Lynn said...

Marji, you did a great job on everything!! Love that leftover piece card! So cool!! Love your easel card, too! Spooky cute!

Teresa said...

cute, cute projects...I love them all!

Rose said...

love your cards..great ideas..thank you

Three Waters Creations (aka: ClaireR) said...

Great Projects Marji! I love how you used the leftovers to make another card, awesome!
My Cricut Craft Room DTM

Lisa said...

Wow, all of your projects are so fabulous!!! I really love the haunted house embossing folder and the cards from Quilted Christmas!! Great job on everything :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Mary said...

What awesome cards Marji, I can't even begin to pick a favorite, lol. TFS, Mary M

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

wow u have been busy. Love all ur cards. Really love ur halloween car. TFS

MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

Clayful Imagination said...

What a super fantastical idea of using the fence to prop your easel card! LOVE IT!! All of your projects are super duper..As ALWAYS!!

Mary said...

Very pretty cards...

Robin said...

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Jenn said...

WOW!! I love what you did with the "left over" pieces of your card!!


Sassy Cricut Crafting said...

WOW! I am speechless. You did a fantastic job!


kim james said...

Love the easel card. Very spooky.

Nadja said...

Wow Marji, such wonderful projects today... I love the way you used the cuts and the negative space. Nothing got wasted, great idea. The Halloween card is just super cute! The "Look Sharp" card is adorable. Great projects today.

Nadja MCCR DT Sister

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Wow you did so many its hard for me to pick a favorite. I do love the Christmas one.


Miranda said...

Gorgeous Cards!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

Yvonne Morentin said...

new follower on the blog hop.

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

That is such a wonderful trick with your Christmas card!! I have kept lots of extra cuts and still haven't come up with something to do with them but, I know some day they will come in handy. I lot show you were thinking outside of the box.
Your MCCR DT Sister~Sharon

scrapbookingforfun said...

Beautiful projects!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Jodie R said...

You are so clever!! I love all your projects! That little shepard card is my fav!! Great job!

Kathy Salido said...

Love all your projects. I love the haunted house embossed card, but my fav is the ones cut from A Quilted Christmas. I love this cartridge and how you used the negative pieces!!

Scrappin' Robin said...

Beautiful, Beautiful Cards, I love them all. Great work.
Robin L.
MCCR DT Sister

[Melissa] said...

Love the trio of Christmas Cards! I'm pretty sure I need Quilted Christmas, now! :)

Melissa, MCCR DT