Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July

I have to be honest, I have not started to think about Christmas quite yet.  However, the fabulous folks at Fantabulous Cricut have! This week was a Christmas in July Challenge.  I spent a few days thinking about what I wanted to do. Instead of doing my normal cards, I decided it was time for a creation.  I always get stuck at the holidays when someone I never would have expected gives me a random gift.  I try to keep a few extra items wrapped and ready to return the joy.  Since handmade gifts are always fun to give and very heartwarming, I made a little package for some gingersnap cookies.  Again, I used all scraps from my scrap drawer.  I embossed the green card stock with the swiss dots Cuddlebug folder, used a piece of DCWV glitter card stock, and found some coordinating ribbon.  I cut the reindeer our using the Doodle Charms cartridge.  I distressed the edges of the nose with red, the brown with dark brown, and the antlers with an almond color.  I added some red Stickles to the nose, googly eyes, and a coordinating bow.  I also used some snowflakes cut out from the same cartridge and brushed on white Stickles to match the glitter card stock. I finished the whole thing off with some bling!


  1. What a cute all the sparkle!

    Thanks for being "Fantabulous!"

  2. Absolutely adorable. Love the Stickles :) Thanks for playing with us at Fantabulous Cricut.
    -Angi B.-

  3. Adorable! I love all the glitter :) Thanks for joining us at FCCB! :)

  4. I've always loved that Doodlecharms reindeer! Love the sparkly nose and antler bow! This is a great idea to have on hand. I'm going to make a few of these up too (but I'll wait until November/December!!)
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

  5. Beautiful done, one of my favorite christmas cuts. I love the glitter. Great job and thanks for playing at FCCB this week.

  6. Great project! Love the bow and the bling!

    Thanks for playing at the Fantabulous Cricut this week!

  7. Nacole! That is so cute and useful! I love it.

    I'm also thinking of all the ways you could adapt that for pretty much every holiday and occasion! Nice work. :)