Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Ornament Card

Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut challenge post.  My very sweet Design Team sister, Emily, chose this week's challenge. Emily asked that the team use a Christmas ornament, or other holiday symbol (Menorah, Star, etc.) on a project this week.  I decided to use Christmas ornaments.  

I wanted to try something a little different with this challenge.  I only used one Cricut cartridge - Close To My Heart's Artbooking. The card was designed in Design Space.  I used two of the book pages on the Artbooking cartridge, along with the cut and weld features in Design Space, to transform the pages into this Christmas card.  

Additional snowflakes were cut in white and pink cardstock to embellish the ornaments. Clear gems were attached to add a little bling to the snowflakes.

I finished the front of the card with pink sequins to coordinate with the color scheme.  

I love that the inside of the card still has plenty of space to write a message and sign the card.  

If you have not already been by the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog today, please head over and check out the great Christmas ornament and Christmas symbol projects the Design Team created to inspire you.

I invite you to join us in this week's challenge.  Create your own Christmas ornament or symbol project and link up with us at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog.  

Let's take a minute or two and talk about Close To My Heart. There is a new monthly special - just in time for gift giving - and a new stamp of the month. 

It's The Little Things -

Our adorable Close To My Heart  mini albums are for celebrating the little things you love! So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with adorable mini albums? Whether looking for a meaningful gift idea or a treasured keepsake, these mini albums are a fast and easy option, and this month you save 30%-off the retail price of the products you need!  Choose from one of the three options listed below. 

Also, when you purchase your mini set, Close To My Heart has teamed up with Persnickety Prints to print your photos in the correct sizes for the mini album bundles.  For more information on the Persnickety Prints process, click HERE.

Blue Jean Mini Album Bundle | CC1197 
Instalife™ Album—Blue Jean
#Life™ Cards—Enjoy
 #Life™ Overlays—Black
Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" by 4"
Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" 
by 2"
Retail Value: $27.75
Your Price: $18.95

Blush Mini Album Bundle | CC1198 
Instalife™ Album—Blush
#Life™ Cards—Hello Gorgeous
#Life™ Overlays—Gold
Memory Protectors™ Mini 4" 
by 4"
Memory Protectors™ Mini 2" 
by 2"
 Retail Value: $27.75
Your Price: $18.95

Adventure Mini Album Bundles | CC1200 
Everyday Life™ Album—Stripesn
My Crush® Adventure Calls
Memory Protectors™ (Choose 6" by 8" (CC1199), 4" 
by 6" (CC1200), or 3" by 4" (CC1021)) Retail Value: $29.85
Your Price: $19.95

The December Stamp of the Month, Thoughtful Flowers, is an amazing stamp set.  I am going to be honest, when I first viewed the stamp set I thought, meh.  But then I realized the potential of this great stamp set and I fell in LOVE.  

Look at the background on this beautiful card!  It was created with the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set!

The stamp of the month can be ordered for $17.95, or with a $50 order, you may add the stamp of the month during check out for only $5.00!!


  1. Susan this is totally stylish and beautiful! Pink is great company to show that red and tiny white snowflakes.

  2. the use of pink in your Christmas card is genius. Love this card - I have used the layout version a few years ago. Happy Holidays.