Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

PostDateIcon December 5th, 2012 | No Comments

Happy December Crafty Friends! Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?! Which means, I’m already behind on making my Christmas cards. But Cricut Cardz Challenge has me making my first one!

Challenge#122: “Tis the season!” Make a Christmas or Hanukkah card using the card feature from any cartridge, and using any colors you’d like.

Faux stitching, polka dot vellum, gold perfect pearls and a festive sentiment dress this card up perfectly.

For my card I used the Winter Woodland cartridge. I added some little touches to dress up this otherwise simple card.

Thanks so much for your comments and coming by my blog. Please stop by Cardz Tv and join us for our last Challenge of 2012! Happy Holidays!

PostDateIcon December 14th, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! I’m sorry for the lack of updates lately. I hope to change that starting this week. Today I’d like to share with you my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #98! The Theme this week is “Tag You’re It”! Make two Christmas gift tags using any cartridges and colors you’d like!

I decided to keep with tradtional colors and a simple but elegant design.

This Poinsettia tag is beautiful and easy to mass produce.

I think this wreath tag is so festive and would look fabulous on a package.

Thank you so much for coming by and checking out my tags! Watch the video above to learn how I made them and what products I used. I hope you join us at CardzTv and play along. This is the last challenge of the year, then we will be back for a new challenges in January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

PostDateIcon November 23rd, 2011 | No Comments

Good Morning Crafty Friends! I’m excited to share my Cricut Cardz Challenge Design Team card with you today! I really loved making this card and hope you like it. This is also my first Christmas card of the year! I’m probably getting started a little late compared to most but that’s ok.

We are on Challenge #96. The Theme this week is “Christmas: Say It with S!” Make a card for Christmas using an image that starts with the letter S, using any cartridge(s) and any colors you’d like.

I just love this card so much.

Adding a small personal touch adds so much to this simple & cute card. Our personalized stockings are my favorite part!


If you were wondering Bunny, Tiki and Fudge are our Chihuahua’s! Here’s some pics of them hanging out.

3 Chi's cuddled up on the couch.

Bunny Boo looking super adorable as she naps.

Here's sweet Tiki taking in the view at the park.

Here's little Fudge E. Bear at the park this Summer!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you enjoyed seeing pictures of my furbabies. The last three pics were taken using Intagram. If you would like to follow me my user name is cocoachi. Let me know if you follow me so I can follow you back.

Don’t forget to come over to CardzTv and join us in this challenge. Mary is giving a way one her stamp sets to the winner! How awesome is that!














PostDateIcon December 8th, 2010 | No Comments

Good morning! I hope you’re having a good week. I’ve had a busy one making Christmas cards that were requested by family members. As soon as I finish those I can start making my own to send out. I’m sure most of you have been busy with the same. But I’m having a great time in my craft room amongst my patterned papers, glitter, stamps and Cricut!

Today I would like to share with you my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #54. The challenge this week is to make a circle shaped Christmas card using any cartridges you would like but no red or green.


Nothing say's winter like a Giant glittery snowflake!


I think this snowflake is gorgeous.


I’m really happy with how my card turned out. I think it’s really pretty and wintery. I’ve been doing a lot of emboss resist lately and loving it! I hope you can join us over at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week! I would love to see what you come up with for this challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by and I appreciate your comments.



  • Circle card base – Smiley cards, Cut at 5 x 5
  • Large snowflake – Christmas cartridge
  • Background snowflakes – Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow (Love this stamp set)
  • Broken China Distress Ink
  • Stampendous clear embossing powder
  • Glitter – Art Deco
  • Pearls & Rhinestone – Joann’s
PostDateIcon November 27th, 2010 | No Comments

Hello and welcome to the Advent Calendar Blog Hop!!! I’m so happy that you are hopping with us. First things first, if you came here from Michelle’s blog then you are in the right spot. If you landed here by chance and want to play along or need to get back to the beginning of the hop, please start here at Angelica’s blog. If this is your first time to, I want to say welcome and I hope you find my blog inspiring.

Let’s get started! I’m thrilled to be part of another Hop hosted by the sweet and talented Ruthie.  This Hop includes 16 awesome ladies. I’m excited to be included in this group of talented paper crafters. Thank you Ruthie for hosting another amazing Hop!

This is my first time making an Advent Calender so I was really looking forward to this project. I decided to challenge myself to not use my Cricut. I wanted this Advent Calendar to be something that anyone could put together with minimal supplies. So I got out my Christmas patterned paper stacks, punches, strands of beads, glitter, one very cute set of Lawn Fawn stamps and my hot glue gun. Then I went to town! Click photo’s to see a bigger picture.

2010 Advent Calendar

Each cone is made from a 5x5 piece of patterned paper.

The tissue paper is hand stamped with a peppermint stamp from Sassafras. The cute animals are from the Lawn Fawn, Critters in the Snow stamp set.

I decided to use my circle punch since almost everyone has one in their craft supplies.

The cones are hung with clothes pins that I glittered. The red flower on cone 25 was made by my good friend Susan (suziecrafter).

I hope you liked my Advent Calender. It was a lot of fun to make and I think it looks very festive hanging on my fireplace. Now I just need to get some goodies to put inside the cones. At the bottom of the post I listed the products I used to embellish my Calendar. Whether you keep it simple or embellish it to max, I think it will look amazing. The most important things to me are that all ages can help make it, you don’t need a lot of supplies and of course that you have fun!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! Before I send you off to your next stop. I have some Blog Candy!!! I apologize for not have a photo of it. But the Blog Candy is a collection of holiday stamped images (which I can stamp in your choice of Black StazOn or Tuxedo Black Memento ink, 20  5×5 sheets of Christmas patterned papers, fibers and some other goodies.

If you would like to be eligible to win all you have to do is leave me a comment. Comments for the blog candy will close at 11:59pm pst Monday Nov. 29. I’ll post the winner on Tuesday afternoon.

Now it’s time for you to head on over to Raven’s blog. I know she’s got an awesome Advent Calendar for you! Just click the button below and you’ll be taken to her blog.

Products used:

  • Paperstacks  – Peppermint Forest, DCWV Christmas Combo Stack
  • Border punches – EKSuccess, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo, Fiskars Threading Water
  • Snowflake punches – Martha Stewart
  • Gold and White Beads – Joann Crafts
  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow, Making Memories Calendar Stamps
  • Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Broken China
  • Embossing Folders – Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Swirls
  • Clothes Pins – 1 3/4 inch. Purchased at Fred Meyer. Can also be found at Walmart, Michaels, Joann’s

If I have left out anything that you would like to know about or if you have any questions, please ask. Be sure to leave a way for me to get back to you. Thank you so much!

PostDateIcon November 24th, 2010 | No Comments

Good morning! Brrr, it’s a cold morning here in Oregon. We had a bit of snow on Tuesday.  It was pretty but didn’t last long. How’s the weather where you are?

Today I would like to share with you my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #52. This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card using words. No images! You can use any cartridges and colors you’d like. It was a great challenge and I’m lovin’ how my card turned out. Join the fun and give this challenge a try.  You may be the lucky winner and be entered into the grand prize drawing for November!

Holiday red really makes this card pop!

Some glitter & a bow make for a quick & festive card!

The card measures 5 x 7 and is covered with patterned paper from the DCWV Christmas Combo Stack. I cut two 1/4 inch strips of green cardstock and covered them with green craft glitter. I cut “Happy Christmas” with the Christmas solutions cart. Next I adhered all elements to the card then attached a red bow with crystal effects.

Thank you so much for coming by and checking out my card. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Before you leave, don’t forget… this Saturday is the Advent Calendar Blog Hop hosted by Ruthie. Please join the fun and get inspired by 15 super talented ladies!! It will be lots of fun and of course blog candy at every stop! Hope to see you there!

PostDateIcon November 10th, 2010 | No Comments

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a good week. Today is the start of another Cricut Cardz Challenge! This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card using the card feature of any cartridge and using any colors you’d like. Super easy and a great way to add another card to your holiday stash. I hope you’ll join us for Challenge #50!

Happy Holiday's

To make my card I used the card feature on the Smiley Card cartridge. It was the perfect shape to make my wreath. The wreath is made using my Martha Stewart oak leaf punch and some red gems. The leaves are lightly dusted with Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold. Then a red bow was added for that perfect festive touch. I inked the edges of the card front with gold pigment ink. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Owl Christmas) on dark green paper with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered that to the inside of the card making sure my sentiment lined up in the center of the wreath. To finish off the card I added three red gems under the sentiment.

I hope you like my card and that it gives you inspiration to join us for this weeks challenge. Thank you for checking out my card and leaving me such nice comments. I appreciate it so much.

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