Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

I don't know about you but the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season has caught up with me...I can't believe that it is next Saturday...Where did December go?? I have been so busy crafting and blog hopping along with all the things that I have to do for Santa arrival that I swear it seemed just like yesterday that I was planning Thanksgiving Dinner....

I think I need to have a "CALGON TAKE ME AWAY MOMENT", when this month is over!!!
Okay sorry was having a moment there....LOL
Back to the challenge....

Over at CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE the design team was asked to make a Christmas Card using any cartridge and any color we liked....easy enough right?? The catch...It has to include a BANNER !!!
WOW !! I had never made a banner until a month ago and if you remember it was 9 inches tall by 6 feet wide...So how in the heck was I going to fit a banner on a CARD !!!

Love me some MARY...she always challenges ME !! And makes me come out of my comfort zone...

Well I decided to make it simple on myself and only use the word  "JOY"...but I didn't want to give you the typical red, green and white card....

So I started looking through my paper stash and found this awesome black, white and hot pink candy cane paper.... How funky is that? I just love hot pink and black together...And I knew I had a winner when my teenage daughter said "that's cool Mom" this card is for all the teenagers in your life that need a little Christmas JOY...

Card Front

Side View

Close up of embossed banner flags

Card Recipe
Card Base 5x7
White Mat 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Hot Pink Mat 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
Candy Cane Patterned Paper 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
Striped Patterned Paper 4 1/4 x 2 3/4
Banner Flags Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut @ 3 inches
J is on pg 54
O is on pg 46
y is on pg 43
Banner shadow is the banner key (shift)
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Snowflake Brads (Micheal's)
Black Hemp Cording (Walmart)
Pop Dots for the banner flags
Black Brads

Well I think that is it.... I hope it has inspired you to do something different ..WHO SAYS CHRISTMAS COLORS have to be RED GREEN & WHITE??? Remember creativity is within so if it feels right to you ......then its probably pretty darn CREATIVE !!!

So please stop by and play along with us this week at CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE...And leave a link so I can come by and see what you have created..

And just for fun if you could change the typical Christmas Color to what ever you wanted ...What would they be?  Leave me a comment and let me know...

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps



Sharon said...

I love it!! And the colors are awesome!!! :)

Kim. said...

Oh wow this looks awesome and the colours would be a firm favourite with my 21 year old daughter too.
Kim xXx

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE the colors you chose and a cute Banner to boot! Great job on this weeks Challenge! :o)
Theresa (DT2)

Raven B said...

Oh I love love love this.

Raven B said...

LOVELOVELOVE this. I love the colors and the banner. Super awesome.

mum of two said...

What a great card! I love how you incorporated the banner on it. The colors are fabulous! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I can't wait to see more creations in the New Year :)

michelle (CCCDT)


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