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”)
Merry Christmas: cut at 1 ½”
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,
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