Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July! {Day 1}

We wish you a Merry Christmas . . . in July! Welcome to Cooking With Cricut's “sneak peek” into our annual 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Fun, which happens each year in December. Every day this week we will bring you a variety of different ideas to kick-start your holiday preparations! Today's projects are all about:


Here is my Christmas card featuring non-traditional colors! I used Cricut's Wrap It Up cartridge for all of the cuts.


This card measures 8 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" wide.  And here's the recipe:
  • The mat is actually the tag on page 29 of the handbook using the blackout feature.  I hid the top cut out using Cricut Design Studio.  The pink mat measures 4 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall and the white mat is 4" x 6"  I inked the edges of the white mat with a turquoise ink pad.
  • The Candy Cottage (page 28) is cut at 4" tall by 3 1/2" wide.  I inked the edges of a number of the pieces; added some bling and then some pen detailing.
  • All papers are from my scrap stash except for the base piece.  The base is a glossy, embossed card stock from DCWV.
  • The ribbon is 1/4" wide and is by American Crafts from their "Elements" collection.
Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head over to Cooking With Cricut and see what the other Design Team members have created!  And check back with us each day this week for some great Christmas projects -- tomorrow the Design Team from Paper Crafting World will have a die and stamp challenge that you can join in on!

~ Jen


P.S.  I'm linking my card up at Bitten by the Bug 2 and 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.

14 comments:

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a wonderful card - TFS

crazyaboutcricut said...

OMGosh, I have this cart and didn't even notice this cut! You did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for sharing, and reminding me about this cart :O)

Sandi said...

okay this is truly a gingerbread house, omg, adorable, thanks for joining in at BBTB2, hugs

Jeri said...

Very cute. The nontraditional colors are awesome. Thanks for playing at BBTB2.

Stephanie said...

I love these beautiful bright colors. Really a darling house. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Jen I love your adorable little gingerbread house. So colorful and love the polka dot background. Love to see my DT sister from another team here at BBTB2 for the challenge.

Carole Beath said...

Very cute.... thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.
Carole

shelly said...

your gingerbread house is so sweet :)thanks for sharing your cute card with us at bbtb2 :)

Jayne said...

Such a cute gingerbread house and love the inking.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
Jayne x

DonnaMundinger said...

ADORABLE! Lovin' the cand colors and fab dots and ribbon. xxD

Glenda said...

Pretty card! Love the pretty gingerbread house! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
Glenda

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters tracy x

Brenda said...

I love your gingerbread house card, the non traditional colors are just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Penniannie said...

Oh my what a darling gingerbread house...love the colors..

Penny