Today, in addition to sharing my favorite of my 5 cards, I have some BIG (and I mean BIG) news to share! Be sure you continue reading after the card post!
Now, check this awesome, elegant card:
This card turned out so great for being so simple and fast to make. I might even mass produce this one for the majority of this year's cards! Size is 5x7, since we still tend to send a photo of the kids in our cards.
That wreath is the highlight of the card, and is simple to do if you own a Cricut Gypsy. First, I selected the wreath from the Joys of the Season cartridge and set it to 3.5" high. Next, I created a second layer and selected the wreath shadow, being sure to place it in exactly the same place (the zoom feature comes in REALLY handy here, lol) on the mat. Once hooked up to the Cricut, I used my brand new Amy Chomas gel pen holder with a green mini gel pen from Staples and "cut" the first layer on some Sweet Leaf cardstock. When it was complete, I made sure to select "return to design" on the Gypsy screen, then I pressed "load mat" on the Cricut itself. I switched out the gel pen holder for the cutting blade, then cut layer 2 from the Gypsy. Next I colored some Opaques Pearls using a Lipstick Red Copic marker and adhered them to the "berry" spots.
I embossed my main white panel with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, matted it with Holiday Red cardstock, and adhered it to the front of my card base. I popped the wreath up on the card front using foam adhesive tape. My bookplate panel was cut using the Calligraphy Collection cartridge. I stamped my sentiment using a stamp set from my stash (coordinating stamp on inside) using Sweet Leaf ink, edged the panel in the same ink, and adhered it and gold ribbon from my stash using Scor Tape.
Here's a quick supply list, then on to the BIG news:
- all cardstock & ink, foam adhesive tape, and adhesive pearls from Close To My Heart
- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
- Copic Marker in Lipstick Red
- Cricut cartridges Joys of the Season and Calligraphy Collection
- Amy Chomas gel pen holder
- Scor Tape
I can't wait to get my hands on this set, so I can show you everything possible. I will TRY to at least get a picture posted sometime later today of the contents of the collection, once the online catalog is available for consultants to view. There are other changes coming as well, including Hostess Rewards on a single-person order - I don't know what everything is yet, but I will be sure to update as I find out!
UPDATE - here's a picture from the upcoming catalog: