Sunday, February 12, 2012

52 Christmas Card Throwdown!!!!

Good afternoon!!!!! I finally had a day to just relax and make cards! And I discovered that the challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throw down  is red, green and gold,,,,,,,

well, I tell you,,,,,,,,I had to do some digging in my scrap stash (which I am determined to use as much as possible!) to find just the colors I needed,,,,,,,,but I found them.

Here's the color challenge inspiration photo!

And here's the card I made from these colors!

I've been wanting to do a "create a scene" card for as long as I've had this cricut cartridge with the adorable window! And today, my mojo just "took" me there,,,,,,,,and it's a bit more complicated than my usual card,,,,,,but it was really fun to make something totally DIFFERENT than my normal!

First I welded both the window and the blackout of the window together so that when I folded it,,,,,I had a window on the front of the card and a solid back for the back flap. I then cut another window only out of red paper and glued that to the front. Then I TRIED to cut a blackout of the window in acetate,,,,,,but Cricut wouldn't cut it for me LOL,,,,,,it did SCRATCH the acetate, though, so I was able to cut out that traced image,,,,,,,,so I glued the acetate to the back of the window so that it looked like a real window,,,,,,,I don't know if you can see that in th epic, but there's acetate so that it looks like glass.

Then I cut Santa out of some scrap christmas paper,,,,,,,backed him with Holly Motifs and then cut more Holly motifs out of gold paper and popped the whole thing up on pop dots on the lower portion of the window. It's a wreath of sorts :)

I cut a christmas tree out of green scraps, and glued that to the back side of the acetate, so that it would appear to be INSIDE the window.

Some gold and red striped paper placed on the inside of the card appears to be wall paper,,,,,,,a gold snowflake star and some holly leaves and red gems and a gold bow with a tiny gold stocking and a red jingle bell complete the card,,,,,,,

Here's a close up of Santa,,,,,,,,

I wasn't sure I liked it,,,,,,,,,,,,but it's growing on me LOL. And WHO can argue when mojo takes you there?

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed,,,,,,and run right over to 52CCT and load up your red, green and gold Christmas card,,,,,,,,,Might as well finish your cards early this year and be ahead of the game!!!!!!


  1. Holly, this is AMAZING! LOVE your die cut window scene--it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us again at 52CCT! :)

  2. WOW Holly!! What a gorgeous project!! I love that Vintage Santa image and your coloring is just amazing hun!! TFS!! HUGS :)

  3. Oh my goodness - amazing! I haven't got an electronic cutting machine but I ordered a window die earlier this week so I'm hoping to make a scene card with that when I receive it - thanks for the inspiration! Your mojo was working at optimum level that day LOL! Ruth x