Cricut Maker Machine

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Vintage Christmas Holly Girl

Hello friends! Welcome to my Christmas project for The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog, where every challenge, every week, is an Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

For this week's challenge, I created another of my vintage image Christmas cards. As with the previous vintage image cards that I have shared, this image was also found on Pinterest for free.  Just like Monday's card, this one is another card that I reproduced in mass while at my weekend crop to mail out.  I like that the card is stylish yet completely flat so it will mail well!  Since the US post office likes to charge extra for bumps and baubles on the cards, flat is always nice (because yes, I can be cheap frugal like that).

I used cuts from three Cricut cartridges as well as a basic shape or two on this card. For the holly branches, I used Anna's Winter Wonderland.  For the holly boughs with ribbon, I used Anna's Christmas Cards and Embellishments 2. I used Edge to Edge for the snowflake lace.  I did weld a rectangle into the middle of the snowflake lace to help reduce the amount of cutting required to mass produce this card.  By adding the rectangle my Cricut had far fewer tiny, delicate cuts to make.

Have you also been working on your Christmas projects?  If so, you should share your creations with us at  The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog, where every challenge is always Christmas themed!


  1. Such a nostalgic, vintage, GORGEOUSLY TRADITIONAL card, done with the beautiful contemporary die cutting techniques. I love love LOVE the brilliant colors, too! Beautiful! hugs, de

  2. Beautiful card. I really love your idea of using the rectangle to cut down on the work. I will have to remember that!

  3. This is so beautiful! The white snowflakes in the background frame the image perfectly. Hugs, Autumn

  4. Love the vintage image and white snowflake background.

  5. beautiful card - I would love to make it - but alas, I am too frugal to buy any of Anna's cartridges yet. This one may change my mind.