I spent today going over my inventory and adding a few things here and there. I made six of these cards at the last minute - to use up a sheet of really pretty ornament stickers that I found.
Here is a list of supplies for this card which used not one, but three different Cricut cartridges. Won't I be glad if I can afford to buy a Gypsy with my craft fair earnings? :)
The card base is a 5.5x7 in. plain white card base.
The bottom layer is a 5.5x7 black cardstock
The red mat is a 5x6.5 red cardstock with an oval window.
I cut the oval window by running the red cardstock through my Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge - I cut a 5" oval shape. The placement of the cardstock for this cut required a lot of practice with scrap paper, a bit of magic, and quite a few cuss words.
Next I cut a pine branch from the Joys of the Season cartridge on the 3" setting. The pine branch actually includes a pinecone hanging from the branch. I cut those little buggers off. I did not want green pinecones on my branches. Kthx.
The sentiment was cut using Winter Woodland - "Season's Greetings" on the 1.5" setting. I cut the background on black cardstock, the shadow outline on red, and the letters on a gold foil paper. Gluing these three layers together also took a bit of magic and even more cuss words.
Next, I made a pot of coffee and enjoyed some new chocolate mint truffle creamer.
I added glitter to the pine branches. ^_^ *glitter*
I added the ornament stickers and a green bow.
I stamped the insides of the cards with "Merry Christmas" and stamped the
corners of the envelopes with a holly leaf.
It occured to me, that you could make these cards or something similar - and instead of adding the ornament stickers, you could add a real christmas ornament. Something that isn't too huge and bulky - those flat, brass ones could be really pretty this way. Then you could send a card and ornament, all in one. Neat!
That is all for now - I will be working the rest of the week and thankfully, we have Friday night to set up the booth for the fair on Saturday. Wish me luck - I shall return with a lot of photos and hopefully, a lot less inventory. :)