Well with the cards all ready to go I thought Iwould have a go at some decorative things for the house. I decided on a garland first for the front porch where I always have an extra tree and I wanted something for the wall there.
Paper - My Minds Eye - Wondeful Winter Glittered Stack Papermania - Christmas Textured Plain Cardstock Stack Cricut Cartridges - Winter Woodland and When its Cold Outside
I did not add anything more as the papers do it all and I love the look just as it is.
Letters cut at 3" Snowflakes cut at 4 1/4" Cut File
Holy decorated ribbon was just from a Christmas Wrapping section instore
I wanted to make some of the cups like Donna had done on Cricut forums but not as cards so I designed a cut file to make them into place names and menu cards. I hope you like them. I have not done them to suit a table theme as they will be for tea-time so a variety of colours suit, with the Christmas Crackers it makes a more fun table, had they been for dinner I would have made them the same to co-ordinate with my table,
I made them with a tab and slot so it would make them stand better. The menu ones have the work cut from the front layer for the names I did cut out letters and stuck them on after. Here is the CUT FILE if you want to have a go with the pattern I made.
The papers are Dovecraft, I added some pompoms to look like marshmallows on some of them and used glitter and flakes for "sprinkles". The menu ones have a printed menu inside made in "MS Word" and cut out I have finished my cards but I couldn't resist making a few more just in case I forgot anyone, its always good to have some spares. The papers are Forever Friends with matching Double Sided card stock, some mirror board and punched snowflakes. I used a free embossing board gift from a magazine to make the greetings.
Well as usual I was up at "stupid o'clock" so I got all the housework done, washing, cleaning, chickens fed, dishwasher on and was done by 10am so I had time to get down to some more card making :-) here is what I managed to get done today. I did a few peojects last night but I can't post them as they are for the girls at Crafty Coffee morning and it might give the surprise away :-(
O'k so I cut too many of these but I had to use them up I love these little people and I am so glad I have the PK face stamps Dashing through the snow!! these little chaps are having fun on the reindeer :-) Glamour Dust glitter does not photograph well :-(
Some more Easle ( stand up) cardsm using some pine cones cut last year and the deer. Holly printed card by papermania and vellum quotes Card as before with Buzzcraft decoupage topper of the cute little bear, I have this stamp too which I really must get round to using!! Fiskars Holly border punch and Forever Friends backing papers Similar but with a scallop border punch (not fiskars) O'k thats it today then I am off to see the Christmas Lights being turned on with my Nieces and my Sister tonight. Grand Christmas doo with Carols singers, music and snow machine!! and hopefully some fireworks, hope they are as good as last year. Christmas is so close now ahhhhhh
I like this design so had to give them a try today. They are really easy and have a lot of scope. I used up some leftover bits to make these but will make some more with better papers now I know the ropes with them TFL xx
I am posting the finished Advent Calender as finally the extra embellishments have arrived. I ordered them from one company but they never got here so had to re-order from another one :-(
I have used Eskimo Kisses Chipboards to match the papers to finish it. I haven't added much more as I didn't want to add ribbons which would get dusty over time and the chipboards are delightful enough as they are. All I have added is a few gems for sparkle. The handles were made with beads and fine wire, and the numbers cut on my cricut. This was a kit advent but I am sure you could make it from scratch on the cricut. Details in the previous post
Hope you like it
Here is a few tags I made also last night for my parcels, cut with Nestabilities, Cricut and Cuttlebug and embossed and glittered