Hello all my crafty friends! Can you believe we are almost at the end of July?! Where in the world has the time gone? My kids go back to school in less than 3 weeks, yikes! Which means I go back to teaching at the college in less than 4 weeks! I have been fortunate enough to find time to make a few cards but have yet to tackle my scrapbooking goal. I have been mostly working on organizing my craft room and will soon take some pics or who knows maybe even start making videos. I recently joined the Close To My Heart family and have been on the fence whether to stick it out and promote my business or let it go. I am very new to CTMH and after receiving my starter kit I was impressed from the get go! I really love their stuff! However, I just moved this past year and don't know anyone in my area so it has been a struggle for me to begin. After much time spent researching and learning about the product I have finally decided I want to give this a try and if you are interested in CTMH products feel free to click on my "Shop With Me" button to the right and it will take you to my website. Take a look at the wonderful papers and stamp supplies and I hope you will love them like I do!
And now for my project....
Today I have a Christmas card! I know....but it is "Christmas in July" right? My card is 7.25" x 4.75". This is the size of a store bought greeting card. My Mom has a friend that worked at a Card store in the mall, I believe it was Carlton Cards. Well, sadly it went out of business and she gave my mom boxes and I mean BOXES of envelopes, and so now I have hundreds!!! And since I personally don't like to have anything go to waste (No, I am not a hoarder....well maybe a bit of a paper hoarder, hee hee, but what scrap addict doesn't have hoards of paper right?)... so I am determined to use these envelopes AND it saves me the task of making my own :)
I used both my Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 Cartridges for the reindeer and cut them at 3.0". I used a Christmas paper pack from Recollections for all the coordinating papers. I used a metallic shimmer paper for the reindeer's noses and bows. The sentiment stamp is from Joy's Life and the bling is also from Recollections.
FYI to my fellow Cricut users: I recently placed an order at Cricut.com and purchased the new blade. I don't own the Explore (yet) but I have 3 Cricut machines. I am very happy with this new blade. My Expression and Imagine sadly never cut to the precision of my baby Cricut. My baby Cricut has more "metal parts" where my bigger Cricuts have more "plastic parts" and my baby always cuts better. My Expression has never cut textured cardstock well. Sometimes even shredding it no matter what speed settings or pressure I used. My Expression with this new blade cuts through the textured cardstock just fine! I've had to reduce both the pressure and the blade depth with this new blade because it cuts differently. This is my personal experience and as a Cricut crafter I highly recommend it to those of you who don't have the Explore (yet)!
Hope you will join us here tomorrow for our Christmas in July projects, challenge, and Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you liked my card and will come back and visit again soon! Have a blessed day :)
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