Sunday, June 7, 2009

Christmas in June

I know it is only June, but I wanted to try out the flag option for "Merry Christmas" on the Jubilee cartridge so I made a Christmas card yesterday. I used "country colors" - darker shades of red and green and a gingham patterned paper for this 5 x 7 card.

Here you can see the various "Merry Christmas" options. I cut the banner using "fit to length" on the Expression, using 6 inches for my length so the banner would fit on a 5 x 7 card. The Cricut calculated the height at 2 1/2 inches (I had completely forgotten about this feature since I usually cut from the Design Studio program - it is very handy to have this ability when you aren't using the computer).

I also cut the holly sprigs from the shift function - I used the "flip" button for one of them. They were cut at 1 1/2 inches. The gingham patterned paper was too busy for the "Merry Christmas" to show through clearly, so I needed to face the banner. There is not a blackout option for this banner. There is a foundation for the other flag (on a stick) in the creative features. Once this cartridge is added to Design Studio we will be able to create a blackout by hiding the interior contours.

I was able to cut a piece of paper in the appropriate size to highlight the cut out letters by hand - you can see my "patch" of paper above.

I added quite a bit of white pen stitching and some Stickles glitter glue in red on the holly berries. Now think thoughts of snow - winter will be here before we know it!


  1. I don't have to think of snow because I just heard it is snowing in Denver, Co. on the news today!

    The card is great and thinking ahead is a fantastic idea for the holiday cards. I like the stitching, it really adds to the card.

  2. Darling card, Cap!! Hope that snows stays away for awhile!!!

  3. Thanks for showcasing Jubilee. You're the only one I've seen really using it yet.

  4. I love this card! Sometimes, simplicity is the best. Beautiful!

  5. I hope you don't mind, but I copied your card! I love it, and just can't get my creative juices going. I don't know why I have never drawn stitches before, and am scared of using Stickles. It really helped me try new things. Including my unopened Jubilee cartridge. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I am happy to hear that I inspired you to try something new. Don't be afraid to try new things or to make mistakes. Some of my favorite projects are ones where I made a
    "mistake" and then figured out how to make it work!


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