Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop at Two Scrapbook Friends!

The countdown to Christmas is here and with that in mind, your friends at Two Scrapbook Friends invite you to countdown the 12 Days of Christmas Creations with them. Each day a member of the Two Scrapbook Friends team and a few special friends will share with you some of the projects and inspiration that they have created to celebrate the Season.  Today is my turn to release a project and I thought I would share with you a Christmas Card I recently made that was published in one of the Cricut Magazines this season!


Details:  Cardtock: Bazzill (White);  Patterned paper: Crate – Snow Day Collection – Melt (Blue & White) & (Pink & Red polka dot),  Ribbon: American Crafts (Blue/Wht Stripes), Pom Pom Trim: Wrights Mini Pom Pom, Jewels: Bling: Bazzill Kisses Red,  Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Snowfall Additions),  Inkk: Papertrey Ink – True Black,  Die cut machine: Cricut Expression,  Die cut cartridges: Simply Charmed – Page 65 Mitten, Christmas Cheer – Page 106 Snowflakes.

1. Using the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge Cut 3 Mittens Pg 65 with the shadow feature turned on in white cardstock at 5 ¼” But the base of the mitten off of one cut and save to use.
2. Cut one in the Patterned Paper (Echo Park-Everybody Loves Christmas- Bright Stripes)
3. Cut the blue scallop strip from the (Crate Paper – Snow Day Collection Melt) Patterned paper long enough to fit the base of the Mitten.
4. Cut the Snowflake on Page 106 of the Christmas Cheer Cartridge at 2 ½”in White Cardstock
5. Score top of one white mitten at ¾” and glue the top portion to the second white mitten
6. Glue base of 3rd white mitten that was cut and reserved to the Polka dot patterned paper
7. Glue Scalloped cut piece from the Crate patterned paper to fit over the white mitten base.
8. Add score table to the scallop base and ruffle ribbon on the scallop piece.
9. Add more score tape on the top and add the pop pom trim
10. Stamp the Word Chilly from the PTI Stamp set titled “Snowfall Additions” in Black ink.
11. Add Snowflake that was cut from the Christmas Cheer Cartridge with a pop dot
12. Add Bling (Bazzil Kisses) to the centre of the snowflake.

TIP:  Use a Little Score Tape to create the ruffled ribbon.


Blog Hop Info

Beginning on December 10th at 8 am, you can begin the hop at the first Friend's blog where you can be inspired and leave a comment. That blog will then tell you where you need to hop to on the next day! You will need to hop from blog to blog leaving a comment on each in order to qualify to be in a draw for a special prize from Two Scrapbook Friends! Also, you will find a SECRET word on each blog which will make a special phrase at the end of the Blog Hop! Once the 12 days of hopping are complete you can email the phrase to us and we will enter you for another ballot to win!

Your Next stop tomorrow is the 4th Day of Christmas: Christa (13th)
The Secret Word for today is YOU


53 comments:

Karen said...

Adorable!!

Audrey said...

Very nice Avril. You always come up with great ideas.

Dr. J said...

What a cute card Avril! I love the pom pom trim!

Regan said...

AAAADORABLE!

Tory said...

Very cute Avril!

Soesty said...

soooo cute !

Christa said...

Avril! This is as cute as can be! Your instructions are fabulous! Great job!

Lori S. said...

You are a wonderwoman with your Cricut! Beautiful card! Merry Christmas

Laureen said...

Lovely shaped card! I love how you decorated the cuff! The red gem really sparkled your snowflake up!

Merry Christmas and All the best for 2012!
Laureen

Joanne said...

This is adorable! I just love your Cricut creations Avril. Congrats on being published again!
Joanne xo

Anonymous said...

Avril, This looks so cute.... and it will go very well with the "Make & Take" I had done at the store (gift card holder mitten) with Carolyn. Louise Cyr (Mamilou)

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Love it Avril! Congrats on another publication!

Amanda said...

So pretty! I love all the texture. Yay for you for getting published - so exciting!

Serina said...

this is soooo cute I really like the ruffle

julie dyck said...

love this - the pom pom trim really makes the card amazing!

Dee said...

Thanks to your creative project, I will have to start thinking about using my Cricut for cards...HUM!

Rosanne said...

very sweet Avril!

cburton said...

Love it Avril. You are so creative!!!

scasa said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the mitten pom pom trim!!
Thanks for the cute idea!
Brenda in Kit

Janice VO said...

That is really cute!

jana white said...

very cute!!

Javelinamoore said...

pretty cute Avril. That could end up being one of those cards that 'doesn't leave the house' if you know what I mean :)

Tammy said...

Love the pleated ribbon on this oh-so-cute card!! Way to go on being published again!! I've thought of submitting, but I'm too lazy to type up all the supplies--lol.

Sharlene said...

I adore your mitt... your all expert at Cricut... Excellent work Avril!!1

Corrie said...

So cute you did a great job

Sabrina said...

What a cute Mitten card! Love all the details on the mitten trim.

Samantha Schibler said...

OK That is too cute. You have some great ideas. Thank you

JanR said...

Love the card, so fun!

Ann said...

Totally sweet and fun card, Avril!

Suzanne Smith said...

Such a cute card

Andrea V said...

Avril, you always have the cutest cards!

Chris Sabean said...

How cute! The girls were looking for a card idea. We may just have to scraplift yours.

MaryAnn N. said...

Love your mitten Avril. Congrats on another published project.

Brianne G said...

such an adorable card!

Laura said...

What a sweet card, congrats on getting it published!

Kim Morrow said...

Congrats on being published. Very cute!!

TracyM said...

beautiful card.

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Tanielle Callaway said...

That card is so, so cute!! Thank you for sharing the idea.

JanetS said...

Very cute card!

Carolyn Wolff said...

This is awesome Avril. I always love your shaped cards.

TeacherMom said...

This is so cute! Congratulations getting into the Cricut mag. I have it and saw your card there. I also had it bookmarked to scraplift it!!!!! Glad to know it was from a local girl!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Lynne

Heather said...

Adorable card Avril!!!

Deanna said...

Adorable gf!

shelby said...

Awesome as always! I love the pleated ribbon at the cuff

Paper Doll said...

congratulations Avril ... this is so sweet!

Michele

Carmen L. said...

Cute card! Great job!

Darcy said...

You truly are the master of all things shaped!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Such a cute card, Avril. I love the mitten shape.

Denise said...

Darling mitten card! I love your embellishments!
DeniseB

Sherri said...

love your mitten!

Carla K said...

This card is so cute! l love the ribbon and the gem inside the snowflake. Very inspiring!