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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Operation Christmas Cards


Hello, it’s Freda from Canncreatedesigns.blogspot.com.  I have a card for you that I made for Michael’s Operation Christmas Card drive.  Between now and October 31st Michael’s is collecting store bought or handmade Christmas Cards to send to our military forces so they can have something nice to send to their family members.


I have been seeing cards like this all over Pinterest and Youtube but they were all made with punches and dies that I didn’t own.  I decided to scraplift a “Cricut Version” of the card by Cathleen on the Crooked Creations blog.  I searched in CCR and found the leaves and oval I would need to create the pinecones and lettering.  I had to use the Foliage Nestabilities die for the sprig since I couldn’t find one like it listed in CCR.

Craftroom File download link:
 
Accent Essentials Cartridge
Leaf:  accnt42s - - cut 14 at .9”
Oval:  accent1s - - cut 2 (I used a circle made into oval by changing height & width to 1 x 2 in craftroom, if  you aren’t using craftroom pick any oval at 2”)
 
CTMH-Artiste
Merry Christmas:  cut at 1 ½”
 
Assembly Steps:
Step 1:   Cut card base  -  5.5 x 8.5
Step 2:   Cut white card front – 5.25 x 4.0
Step 3:   Cut the ovals, Merry Christmas, and leaves.  Ink the bottom edges of the leaves with brown ink.
Step 4:   Use the Blossoms Tool Kit or rounded object to “cup” the leaves.

 

Step 5:   Row 1- Glue 1 leaf to the bottom center of the oval.  Row 2- Glue 2 leaves overlapping the top 1/3 of row 1.

 

Step 6: Glue 3 leaves per row for the next 3 rows.  Use the last 2 leaves to cover the top of the oval.
Step 7:  Tie 2 bows with the ribbon, attach foliage and ribbon to the top front of each pinecone with a glue dot. 
Step 8:   Glue dot a piece of 3” ribbon to the back of each pinecone, arrange pinecones on the card front piece(leaving room for the Merry Christmas at the bottom corner) then wrap ribbon tail over the top and glue dot to the back of the card front.  Repeat with the second pinecone.
Step 9:   Glue Merry Christmas in place.
Step 10: Attach card front to the card base.  If you have a dark color card base cut a second card front, stamp appropriate sentiment and adhere it to inside area of card.
Thanks for looking,
Freda

Cricut Info and Other Supplies:
Designed by: Freda
Cartridges Used: Accent Essentials, Artiste
Cricut Machines Used: CCR, Cricut Mini
Other Supplies Used: card stock, distress ink, Nestabilities foliage die, paper blossoms tool kit, Offray ¼” Ribbon, glue dots-med

36 comments:

  1. Love this! And your tutorial is wonderful.

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  2. UPDATE-If you are doing 2 pinecones you need to cut 28 leaves...each pinecone takes 14 leaves.

    Sorry about that,I didn't catch it until after it was submitted.

    Freda

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  3. I'm going to be trying this one!! Thank you...great job with the tutorial!!

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  4. Freda! This so pretty and creative too! TFS Christine

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  5. Gorgeous...love the white on white! Lee-Ann :)

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  6. I love this card. Very pretty!

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  7. OMG - thanks for this idea...it looks fantastic!

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is beautiful. Your lesson on making it was clear and precise. Love it! Illene

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  10. Those pinecones are great! And I really like that cut from Artiste!

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  11. What a FANTASTIC idea! I love your card and those great pinecones!!!!

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  12. Great idea! very inspirational! TFS!

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  13. Very pretty card. It's just about that time.....to get those Christmas cards made!

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  14. This card is absolutely gorgeous. There are no other words that can decribe it.
    Doreen

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  15. This card is absoultely gorgeous, no other words can describe it.
    Doreen

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  16. Pretty card. Looks like it's time to start making holiday cards!

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  17. I love the elegant feel of your card. I want to try one now! Thank you for the super tutorial! Gorgeous!

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  18. Love your card, absolutely stunning! Thank you

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  19. Thank you so very much for sharing this! I have not seen this before, so very glad you pointed it out! NICE!!!

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  20. VERY fun - love the pine cones. Too cute. What a great tutorial you posted. Thanks for posting it's a great card.

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  21. Love your card. its beautiful.

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  22. Freda I love this card! Thanks for the great tutorial! I can't wait to try to make one

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  23. Great job Freda!!! Wonderful tutorial very easy to follow!!

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  24. Love the way you made the pine cones. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  25. Love this card. I'm scraplifting this one for sure.

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  26. Your card is beautiful and elegant. Thank you for showing us how to make the pine cones.

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  27. This is a fabulous card and to use leaves to make a pine cone...genius!

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  28. Your card is gorgeous! Great idea for making the pinecone!

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  29. Love the elegant look to this!

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  30. Beautiful card -- thanks for the tutorial on the pinecones!!

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  31. Simply splendid! I just found this blog, I think via Pinterest, but I'm not sure. I must say I'm quite pleased. Will definitely be adding this to my list of blogs I love and have to check out each day. Thank you for the tutorial and thank you for inspiration. Love the pine cones!

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  32. Amazing. Love the pine cones. Just found this blog and I love it. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration.

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  33. I found this idea on P Interest and I did a brown ones with white puff paint as snow. It looks really awesome! Thanks

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