Monday, July 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More Christmas in July blog hop!

 Welcome to the Exploring Cricut & More Christmas in July blog hop! Be sure to check out all the Design Team projects and be sure to enter the challenge for a chance to win great prizes!

Here is the line up just in case you get lost-

And here is my project-

This is a super easy card to mass produce! Or it would be if I found a different red for the script. Here is what I used:
  1. QCD Holly Paper for background-it's double sided so both layers are from the one paper. I punched the bottom edge with Fiskars Holly border punch.
  2. Used Anna Griffiths Winter Wonderland Cartridge for the sentiment. Matte Gold for shadow of script.
  3. Red pearl vellum for script-gorgeous on the gold, a bear to attach correctly because it's SO flimsy!
  4. Dark green cardstock and green foil cardstock for holly.
  5. The red/gold trim is a scrap.
Thanks for joining the hop, and if you leave a comment you will be entered to win blog candy, shown here-

And if I reach over 100 followers, I'll add three 6" x 6" paper pads to the above!

You're next stop on the schedule is Christi Thank you for looking!


  1. Wow, love your card and you also are being so generous with your blog candy!!! I hope you reach your goal and your blog is as fabulous as you are my friend!!!

  2. This is a lovely card! I particularly like the scrap of ribbon and red gems...such a nice touch:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  3. Very Nice! I love learning how to make cards!

  4. Very beautiful!!!! You did a very good job.

  5. Beautiful! Love all the pretty details you added.

  6. Love this card! The colors are so pretty; I especially like the color of green you chose! It reminds me of Blue Spruce!

  7. Elegant card! Love the papers.

  8. Very pretty! I just love holly.

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  9. This is beautiful Michelle. Very elegant! I love the gold with the red and the background papers and just perfect! Another wonderful project :)

  10. What a nice card you made, I like the background paper, all flows well together. Thanks also for being in the Blog Hop for us crafters to follow along.

    Thanks, Janis

  11. Love, love, love your card Michelle!! The paper is great and I so love the sentiment. Great colors!!! :)

  12. I love this beautiful card, the red and vellum is really gorgeous, glad you took the time to make it work. I know those fussy cuts aren't always easy. Congrats on reaching 100 followers too!

  13. Gorgeous card!! You mentioned that placing the vellum was hard, but whatever you did worked because it looks perfect! I love the Winter Wonderland cart. And great tip on another use of double sided paper!

  14. Love, love, love your card! And I became follower made it to 100+. I've really enjoyed scrollng back & looking at your blog. Your work is a true inspiration.

  15. Beautiful card - love how the sentiment pops.