Thursday, October 2, 2014

Artfully Sent Yuletide Swing Card

I haven't posted for two weeks thanks to internet and health issues. I think we finally resolved the first. It's hard to have internet when you live in the country too far from any town. As for the health issues, this aging body seems to have its own agenda that is sometimes relieved or distracted by creating and sometimes not. During that time I decided I wouldn't be able to continue being on the creative team for Doodle Pantry, although I dearly love Laurie, her art, and the team members. (I know they'll benefit with someone more reliable.) I will still highlight projects made with the fun images from Doodle Pantry!

I was also afraid I wouldn't be able to use my Cricut Create either, since it uses internet to operate. I was so relieved to get internet issues resolved, so I've started making cards with the new Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge. This is one of the swing cards. Each page in the cartridge book has a pop-up card and a swing card. This one is on page 34 (shift<V>) and includes the wreath shape. I cut the card at 5.5" using the CTMH Yuletide Carol paper. I used Cricut Artiste to cut the title shape for the stamp, "Holiday Tags." Dots of Bronze Glitter Gel are on the berry shapes of the wreath. The bottom strip of paper is a zip strip from the Yuletide Carol paper pack. This Christmas card is flat enough to send by mail!

 I also added a red 2.5" inch circle under the wreath. I cut a set of 3" and 2.75" circles for the sentiment inside. I stamped that sentiment using a CTMH "Be Jolly" stamp set, only available to hostesses.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you as you create and share your love with others!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge #44 - anything goes
Crafter's Café #84 - punches or die cuts
Crafting by Designs - October- anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas #185 - anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - anything goes
Inspiration Destination #1 - anything goes
Make My Monday - die cuts or punches
My Perftect Life - Week 38 - anything Christmas


Ema M said...

I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

About your card... such a festive Christmas card! Totally love the design and papers you've used. I feel your pain about being without Internet! I'm in the city now but we lived in the country and what a horror it was to not ever know if I'd have it or not. Same here with health issues. Crafting keeps my mind off those kinda things and so long as I have someone to drag all the things I need to my bedside... I'm good! lol (((hugs))) and prayers to you! xx

Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Inspiration Destination - Owner

Meggi Bischoff said...

beautiful card!

thank for paying with us by inspiration destination and good luck!!!

gr meggi dt.

Marina said...

This swing card looks great and I love the wreath and the strip of paper at the bottom is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

N Zver said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. :-) Neva

Linda Anderson said...

Sure hope ALL your issues are soon resolved. You'll be missed at Doodle Pantry Vickie. Your card is gorgeous, a perfect Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.


Sharon said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon/DT