Friday, October 3, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent and Home for the Holidays Stamp of the Month

I had fun today playing with the October Stamp of the Month. The shapes for the stamps are cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy, but I couldn't resist adding backgrounds with the new Cricut Artfully Sent. 

This one is the snowflake "Sleeve" from page 49 and is backed with silver glitter paper.

It has strips of paper from CTMH Snowhaven. The ribbon is one of the specials this month - free with a $50 order. Before attaching the stamped shape, I cut the same shape 1/4" bigger in black for more contrast.

I'm sharing this card with Love To Create Challenge #135 - Ribbon - because this chunky ribbon seemed to set off the card when I added it. I'm also sharing it with Christmas Stampin' All Year #31 - Lots of Snowflakes and Completely Christmas #31 - anything Christmas.

This card didn't photograph well. The light blue inked area has snowflakes in the design. I added silver sequins topped with sparkles on top of the snowflakes that were cut out of the card base above. 
This card was made using the card sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesdays Challenge #187, turned horizontally:

This next card uses the "Joy" pocket card as the Black cut-out "Joy" sentiment from Artfully Sent, p.45. 

The gray baker's twine has a silver thread that runs through it, perfect for this Christmas paper. This card uses three different papers from the Snowhaven paper pack, so I'm sharing it with this week's challenge at  Jingle Belles to use 3 different papers.  I'm also sharing it with Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - anything goes Christmas.

Here is the display board for this Stamp of the Month and a close-up of the stamp set.

This stamp set also has two tags. I used the "Home for the holidays" tag on two of the decorated Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags.

Thank you for visiting! October is definitely time to seriously start Christmas cards! I hope this gave you a few ideas! May God bless you as you share your art with friends and family!


Crafty and Green said...

Really sweet!! Love your colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Love to Create: Love of Ribbons! Please come back and play again soon! Can't wait to see what you'll create next time!

many Blessings,

Heather said...

These are all beautiful! But I do really love that first one! That ribbon is so yummy!! And the sparkly snowflakes . . . yeay! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Pink Unicorn said...

Your creations are fabulous, I love the way you combine so many different papers to create a colourful look. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, hopefully you will play with us soon again! Karola, DT

JoAnn said...

Very pretty cards. Love the colors and design on each card. Thanks for playing along at CSAYL.

Ruza Rebel said...

Very pretty collection of holiday cards. Thank you for joining our "Love of Ribbon" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Hillary Harris said...

I love these Vickie! Snowhaven is one of my new favs! Going to pull it out later today I think! Thanks for joining is at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

SmilynStef said...

Love those stamps ... such fun cards ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

MJ said...

What a great set of cards, love the colors! Those snowflakes are really cool too. Awesome job, thanks so much for playing along with Try Stamping on Tuesday this week!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, ALL of these are fabulous use of those gorgeous stamps AND a masterclass on combining patterns for maximum gorgeousness! so happy you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun! <3

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous Christmas cards. My favourite is the one with the bear! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Helen said...

Beautiful collection of cards. Love your snowflake one - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

Helen x