Monday, December 14, 2015

Elegant Ornament Christmas Card

Hello friends!  Are you ready for Christmas?  Less than two weeks to go and I confess, I am getting quite excited.  I have been busy baking and crafting.  I have made a bunch of gift tags and package decorations.  I will now be moving on to crafts for my daughter's second grade students and my son-in-law's fourth and fifth grade students.  

Today is Monday and that means it is time for the weekly Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge.  My wonderful design team sister, Maureen, is hosting this week's challenge - use a Cricut cut ornament or make an ornament using your Cricut. 

I used two cartridges to create this Elegant Ornament Christmas card - Winter Wonderland and Teresa Collins Christmas Holly.  I cut two ornaments from Winter Wonderland as well as the greenery.   The Merry Christmas phrase is from Teresa Collins Christmas Holly mini cartridge.  I thought this cut worked well with the holly and ornaments.

I know this is a busy time of year for most of us, but I would like to encourage you to find time to join us at Bitten By The Bug 2 for this week's Cricut challenge.  Use your Cricut cutting machine to create a project using an ornament from any Cricut cartridge, or create an ornament using Cricut cuts. Using the linkup tool at the bottom of the Ornament Challenge post at BBTB2.

This month you can purchase the Everyday Life Album, the 2016 Everyday Life planner pages and the coordinating Everyday Life roller stamp at a discounted bundle purchase price!
Hey-o, planner addicts with 2016 just around the corner, now is time to act on getting a new planner! During December, you can get the new, gorgeous Everyday Life album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95 USD/$35.95 CAD. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.
Z3208 -Everyday LifeTM Album—Black ($10.95 USD/$13.25 CAD)
Z3209 – Everyday LifeTM 2016 Planner Pages ($15.95 USD/$18.95 CAD)
Z3212 – Everyday LifeTM Perfect Plan Roller Stamp ($8.95 USD/$10.50CAD)
The album is a black hardcover 3-ring album with gold foil designs. It measures 9 3/8” x 8 1⁄4” x 1 1⁄2.”
The 2016 planner pages consist of 154 pages, including 1 pocket folder page, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, 1 designed page finder, and 4 sheets of stickers. The pages are 3-ring hole punched and measure 8 3/8” x 6 7/8.” The pages include both monthly and weekly spreads that begin January 2016 and run through December 2016.

December 2015 Stamp of the Month

CTMH is offering this adorable stamp set called “Candlelight Garden” for the month of December.  This set has 10 images to use on your projects.
Candlelight Garden – December 2015 Stamp of the Month Item Number- S1512
The Stamp of the Month Program allows you to purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. You can also purchase the stamp set at the regular retail price ($17.95) with no minimum purchase required.


  1. what a gorgeous Christmas card. Love how you put the two ornaments on the card in such a pretty way. Happy Holidays.


  2. Wow, it sounds like you are really busy! Lots of fun crafting to do. Your card is beautiful with the greens and those awesome ornaments. I love the musical background paper, too!

  3. Beautiful card Susan!!! Love the colors! :)

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