Monday, November 7, 2016

Floral Wreath Christmas Card


Hello friends! I am back today with another new Christmas card for this week's Bitten By The Bug 2 Circut cut challenge.  My amazing design team sister, Maureen, selected the challenge for this week: "Nature Calls", use a Cricut cut item found in nature on a Thanksgiving or Christmas project.  You could use a pumpkin, snow, pine cone, twigs, birds, or, as in my project, flowers.  There are lots and lots of options for this week's challenge.

I am still enjoying the Flower Market cartridge so much that, of course, it provided the main elements for this poinsettia and white flower wreath.  I used three Cricut cartridges - the above mentioned Flower Market, Pretty Pennants, and Ribbons and Rosettes.

I used a number of cuts from Flower Market:  the Cherry Blossom Twig Wreath (with the buds cut in white), Trillium Clusters, Baby's Breath, Poinsettia, and the Buttercup Branches.  Beginning with the wreath, I layered the cuts to create the wreath.  I finished the wreath by adding yellow gems to the flower centers. The Merry Christmas sentiment is also from Flower Market.

The red and green pennants were cut from the Pretty Pennants cartridge.  I thought simpler would be better, so I only cut two pennants in solid colors.

The scalloped layers below the wreath were cut from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge.  I wanted to add a bit of design to the lower portion of the card.

I used tw
o layers of matting on a top-fold white card.  I added the pennants, the scalloped layers, and the wreath in that order.


The Bitten By The Bug 2 created some amazing projects to inspire you this week.  There are both Thanksgiving and Christmas projects.  Please do go by the blog and check out their terrific projects.  

Have you purchased the Flower Market Cricut cartridge yet?  It is the perfect cartridge for card making and beautiful scrapbooking.  And I am truly enjoying using FM to create my Christmas cards!

Did you see the November specials yet?  You will really like the Happy, Happy Christmas Album Bundle.  Not only do you get a fabulous full sized album, you also will receive all of the materials needed (and instructions!) for creating 10 12x12 pages.  With some additional products, you can also complete four bonus projects!!  


There are two album kits from which to choose.  The supplies are the same in the kits, only the album types vary.  You have a choice of either a POST BOUND ALBUM or a D-RING BOUND ALBUM.  



The kits come with a downloadable guide which provides full instructions (with photos) to help you create the 10 pages - sample below.


But wait - there's more!!!  Our 2017 Planner are Here!  They contain all of the supplies you will need to stay organized and creative in 2017.


There are two design choices - Seaglass solid or Black and white stripes. Both kits include monthly and weekly calendars, designs you can color, pages for notes, a clear pencil bag, and three gold paperclips.  AND... the freedom to create your own personalized 2017 planner!!

Finally - the November Stamp of the Month - New Year's Cheer



This stamp set is perfect for creating your New Year's invitations and cards. But also to embellish your photos from your New Year adventures.  As always the stamp set retails for $17.95, but with your $50 purchase you can add the stamp of the month to your cart during checkout for only $5.00.  



Remember that the Happy, Happy Christmas kits and the stamp of the month are available for the month of NOVEMBER only! 

Thanks for stopping by today - I will be back with new projects to share later in the week.

1 comment:

moknowsall said...

what a special card - love all that's going on with this card - it is spectacular!