Friday, September 16, 2011

Festive Friday over at My Cricut Craft Room!!

It's Friday!!!! And, you know what that means:  it's Festive Friday over at My Cricut Craft Room!!!  Festive Friday is when we, the Design Team, make creations based on the holidays!  This can be Christmas (our fave!), Halloween, Easter, Hannukah, Fourth of July....any holiday!  For this go-round, I chose to do Christmas, as it is fast approaching, and you can never get going too early.  I hope you enjoy my little cards!

If you just happened upon my blog, GREAT! Welcome!  But, don't forget to head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see yet more wonderful ideas to help you keep your holidays merry and bright!

For both of these cards, I used Doodlecharms.  I just put the blackout of the reindeer and Santa on my mat (on my Gypsy - I use it for EVERYTHING), then copied them and flipped them. I then arranged the images so I could weld them together to make my card base.  Both the Santa and the reindeer were cut at 4.06". The cards came out to be fairly small, but they're cute and will fit in an A2 envelope. :)  I cut Santa from white cardstock and the reindeer from a light brown cardstock, both from my stash.  Here is what my Gypsy screen looked like for this step:

Next, I put in a second layer (you can see Layer 1 and Layer 2 tabs on the image above) for the "features" of Santa and the reindeer.  I used the layers on the cartridge/buttons and arranged them on the mat so I could cut them all at once.  I had to use the Hide feature so I could cut out certain pieces in certain places.  Here is the Gypsy screen for that:

(you can see where the hidden parts of the pictures are - they are the lighter gray lines)

I love doing things this way, as I can use small pieces of cardstock (or even scraps if they're big enough!) and arrange them on my mat and get all pieces cut at once.  Saves a LOT of time!  Let's see.....I used the light brown cardstock from my base for the full reindeer, dark brown for the reindeer face, white for the Santa beard/mustache/etc., a fleshy colored beige for Santa's face and red for the hat and noses.  All were just cardstock from my stash, and all were cut at 4.06" to match the card bases.  I used my Zig 2-way Glue Pen for all of my layering.

Here is the finished product, after all my layering (which sometimes leaves a LOT to be desired LOL):

So, you can see from the Gypsy screen that I hid the eyes on both Santa and the reindeer....that was so I could add the googly eyes! Aren't they cute?!?  Then, I decided the reindeer needed personality, so I added red glitter glue (Studio G from the dollar bin at Michael's) for his nose and turned him into Rudolph!  Santa needs something "extra" too, but I don't have any embossing skills or white flocking, so that will have to wait a bit. :)  I want to flock his hat trim and ball and possibly either flock or emboss his beard and mustache.  I'm thinking the beard and mustache would be neat fuzzy, but also that they need a little sparkle....I just can't decide. Maybe you can help me decide with your comments......... :D   The sentiments inside the cards are just stamps from my various treks into Michael's or Hobby Lobby. For the Rudolph, I used a Martha Stewart red ink and for Santa, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Barn Door.

I hope you've enjoyed my little creations; hope you leave some feedback and/or become a follower!  I love feedback and new followers!!! One day, I will be able to do a giveaway on here for those who have joined me on this wild adventure!  Have a great rest of your day, and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :)


Tanya said...

Autumn your cards are just adorable! Doodlecharms is just an oldie, but goodie with so many great cuts on it and these are two of my all-time favorites! Fabulous job turning them into shape cards...just cute as can be!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

These are so so cute!!! I love them!!