Christmas is right around the corner. The kids are off to school for the last school day of 2012 and I am home for the remainder of the year. I am headed to BodyPump to get this staycation kicked off properly, then a lunch at an India restaurant with my beloved, and then poetry reading at school with the kids. Somewhere in between, I need to visit Archiver's and make more Christmas cards. I was ahead of the game a couple of weeks ago when I made these, but they go out faster than I can make them!
I used almost exclusively Fancy Pants Designs' collections for these Christmas cards. I had a jolly good time making them and the recipients were so gracious and it was all around wonderful! I am incorporating my cutters as much as I can nowadays. I used the Cameo and cuts from the Silhouette online store for these two cards. That reindeer is a Fancy Pants rubon from several years ago.
Then, onto my beloved and trusted Cricut machine. One of the new cartridges I got on Thanksgiving this year was Suburbia. It is now my all-time favorite cartridge! Most images on this cartridge take no more than three cuts before it can be assembled and done! I love it!
I have a little tutorial for you using the Scor-buddy tool. I created it as a part of the Fancy Pants Designs and Scor-pal blog hop. First I cut out the shape using my Cricut and Suburbia cartridge. Then I flip the cut over and draw lines on the skirt to indicate where to score.
Then I score the dress following the pencil lines. When you turn the cut over, you can see the dress is now nicely scored / embossed with such lovely texture.
Then you assemble the cut and add a little trim for additional pizzazz Isn't she good looking? In another version of the card. I added a button to enhance the cut. I cut out a gift from "Holiday Thoughts" from the Home for Christmas collection for both cards. Put the gal in front of the layered background. Add sentiments and voila!
This is how I will wrap up my post today. I wish you and yours a lovely holiday season. Whatever you may be celebrating, may it be blessed, joyful and full of peace and grace!