Monday, November 25, 2013

Wreath Christmas Card with 3-D Bow

Hello friends!  Welcome to Monday of Thanksgiving week!  I do hate to sound old, but.... Wow, this year has flown by!  Last week Bitten by the Bug 2 focused on Thanksgiving (the Turkey Challenge that I missed) so this week we are on to helping you get your Christmas cards finished so they can go in the mail in early December.  

My wonderful Design Team member, Michelle, selected this week's BBTB2 challenge.   Michelle would like for us to any Cricut cartridge and create a new Christmas card.  I loved this challenge and decided to try something different.

I used three Cricut cartridges to make this standard sized card.  I used Paper Trimmings, 3-D Bows, and Art Philosophy.  I had a vague idea of a wreath style card, but I did not want to use an actual Christmas wreath cut on the card.  After a bit of searching, I found exactly what I was looking for on the Paper Trimmings Cartridge.  I love this double layer wreath-like design.  I used Close To My Heart card stock and cut the top layer with Juniper green and the shadow cut with Whisper gray.  

I attached the two layers with adhesive and then stamped a Christmas sentiment into the center section of the wreath.  I applied red sparkle gems and a circle of clean gems to the wreath.  

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut two Christmas ornaments, one in smooth white card stock and the second in slate gray card stock.  I used the Close To My Heart Trim a Tree stamp set to stamp the ornament cut and attached the ornament to the card front using pop dots.

The layered bow was created using the 3-D Bow cartridge.  I confess that I enjoy making these bows so much - I suspect a number of my Christmas packages will be sporting Cricut Cut 3-D bows this year!  The bow cut so nicely and they assemble in a snap!  I used CTMH Ruby card stock to cut the bow.  

The background paper is from my Christmas paper stash and it is matted on a rectangle of Ruby red card stock.

I hope that you take time to create a Cricut cut Christmas card this week and join our Christmas Card challenge.  If you have not already done so, please go by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog and check out the variety of Christmas cards the design team has created for you!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  It's going to be a busy week for everyone, but I will be back with more projects to share this week!

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  1. Susan, this looks SO pretty! I am in LOVE with the bow! I love the look of the gems you added around the wreath too. This card should make someone's Christmas special for sure! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and thank you for all you do for us at BBTB2!

  2. HelloMFS! I love your beautiful and elegant card. I'm slightly addicted to these bows too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    YFJ x

  3. Susan, this is beautiful. I love that bow.

  4. What an awesome design!! Absolutely love these cards!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Wow great card! And 3-D Bow cartridge??? I need it now! ~Laura

  6. I just love the bow!!! Such a beautiful card!

  7. Wow Susan, this card is amazing! So beautiful and so elegant!! I love the "wreath" with the sentiment and the ornament in the middle and of course the big red bow! The gems just make this card sparkle and shine! Hope you have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  8. The bow is stunning , as is the whole card !!! Love every single detail !!


  9. Beautiful!!! Love the bow and the ornament. And the wreath is great. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!! :)

  10. Susan, your card is fantastic! LOVE that bow - it looks incredible! Love the ornament too! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  11. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the pretty bow, ornament and wreath cut. Beautiful paper that you used, also. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. SIMPLY GORGEOUS! This card is so fabulous!

  13. EEEK!!! That bow is to DIE for! Gorgeous card! xxD