Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cold Days...

Well, I made it back to post twice in one day!
Welcome everyone!  If you missed my earlier post, just scroll down to see the winner of the 25.00 gift certificate from Pink By Design..  You can also read about my frustration as I tried to install my new wireless adapter for my Cricut Expression 2!  But, I am pleased to say that it is up and running smoothly (at the moment) and I am able to cut with it...yay!

Before I show you the card I made this afternoon, I want to explain a new feature on my blog. If you notice the little tags that Chris from Get Inspired With Chatter Scene so fabulously installed for me at the top of my blog, there is one called Cartridge Corner.  My intention for this little corner is to explore cartridges that are either new to me or neglected by me.  I can't tell you how many times I have purchased a cartridge only to use it once or twice, put it back on the shelf and move on to something else.  I really need to take more time and explore all the options available on my multitude of carts!  So...all that to next few posts will be centered on exploring my newest cartridge...'Tis The Season by Creative Memories.

This is a beautiful Christmas cartridge and I think it will quickly become one of my favorites for Christmas cards and tags.  This cartridge includes the following Creative Features:

*Phrase Layer
*Sleigh Ride Font

I hope you will join me over the next few days as I try to create something using each of these features. Ok, on to today's card.  I wanted to try something a bit simple as this is my first project using the Cricut Craft Room and here's what I came up with...

For this fun little card, I used the mitten image on page 35 of the handbook.  I brought it up on my screen in the Cricut Craft Room program, sized it to 5 inches and copied it.  I flipped the second mitten, then welded the 2 mittens together....

Sorry about the glare!

*I sent this image to my E2 and cut the base of my card out from green cardstock.
*Next I cut a single mitten out of my patterned paper and adhered it to the top of my card.  I cut the "fringe" around the bottom of my card from pink cardstock and covered it with flocking powder in Peony from Martha Stewart.
*I used the Christmas tree image from page 60 using the shift key and cut it at 5 inches.  I covered the green portion of the tree in Fennel flocking powder by Martha Stewart.
*The star is also from page 60 and can be cut using the Layer key.  The star is covered with Cupcake Glitter from Doodlebug.
*I hand cut a small tag for my sentiment.  I used the Winter Fun stamp set from Pink by Design and added it to my card using that cute red/pink/white twine.
*I also added some stitching lines to my card using a white gel pen.

Here's the inside of my card...

*I stamped the inside with the sentiment from Winter Fun.
* I cut out a 2 inch heart using the Cricut cartridge George and covered it with the Cupcake Glitter.
*A few more stitching lines and my card was complete!
I really like how this cute little card turned out and I'm really excited about the endless possibilities that come with the Cricut Craft Room.  I am going to post this card at the "Link Up Party" going on at Robin's Creative Cottage.  I hope you will join in on the fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,


  1. Don't you love craft room? It's going to be such a fabulous tool! Neglected carts, who me? Never will admit it - especially to hubby. Now on tho this cute mitten. Love that flocked fringe you added to the cute! What a sweet and precious card. Maybe I need to take this challenge on! ;)

  2. I really like it!!!! I hate to admit that I haven't even tried the craft room yet. I just love my Gypsy Girl so much and I don't have to be in front of the computer with it. But I'm tellin ya that I so love your super cute mitten card!!! Love the snowflake paper and that Christmas Tree. :)

  3. Super cute card and hopefully I will master craft room one of these days...most likely after I can use all my carts with it. Great.

  4. Oh my goodness! Your mitten is a work of art! It's absolutely precious! I love it!

  5. Fantastic as always! So simple to put together too! What a wonderful project to share! I just love everything you do!!!

  6. Wow, Tanya! You are a fast learner!!! :) Your card is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love all the glitter & flock-great details!

    Now tell us, how does the Cricut Craft Room compare to the Gypsy (it must be so nice having the larger screen! but how about the ease of use?).

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  7. Hi Tanya
    Great card, I love the mittens and thanks for the little tutorial, I always have problems trying to make cards like that (welding part) LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog this weekend

  8. So cute Tanya!!! I love the printed paper you used. The twine and sentiment are perfect. So cute-I need to get time to try out the Cricut craft room...I am excited to go explore that-glad you like it:)
    Sherrie K

  9. This is so cute! I love that it's a shaped card and you decorated it so cute! I am totally loving the pink and the twine! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog!

  10. Love the card and the colors! Gets me in the spirit of things!

    RCC DT Member

  11. love this tanya!! I just got this cart too and it has some adorable cuts on it!!!!


  12. Cute card! Great instructions! I love all the detail you added! Your new follower

  13. What a cute mitten card.... love the papers.

  14. Such a fun card, just stopped bye from the link up party to leave some love!
    Hugs Jenny


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