July 15, 2012

A Christmas Card and First design post

Hi everyone, I'm Karon, from Karons Krafty Korner and this is my first posting as a She's a Sassy Lady member of the design team.  I would like to sincerely thank Sheila for giving me this opportunity.

I hope you will like the card that I have made for you today.

I decided to get a start on my Christmas cards and was trying to think a little out of the box.  This is a gate fold card with a window.  Here is how it can be designed in Cricut Craft Room.

I used the George and Basic shapes cartridge, the rectangle is sized at 5.5" wide by 8.5" height.
The circles are sized at 2.5".  (Your card base will end up being 4.25" by 5.5").

I found it easier to place the rectangle centred as it then makes it easier to place the circles centrally at either end. Do not weld the circles as you want to finish with a rectangle that has half circles cut out of each end as below.

You will need to score the card at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" , I have shown this on white card above (doesn't it look like a football field LOL). 

Here is my card base, with the edges embossed using my Cuttlebug and the folder Snow Flakes.

You will notice I have also put in 4 eyelets one on each edge of the card above and below the window.  You will see what these are for in a moment.

Here are the elements I am adding to the inside of my card.  

The holly paper layer is cut at 4" by 5.25".

The scollop circles (Art Philosophy Cartridge page 41, Circle 3) were cut at 2.5" and 2.25" and embossed with the Snow Flakes folder.  The stocking was cut at 1.75" (Art Philosophy page 67).  

I layered the first scallop flat to the inside layer and then used pop dots for the second scallop and the stocking to add depth.

Here's the inside of my card.

To finish of I tied some sparkly ribbon to tie the gates together.  And there you go - one Christmas card complete.

 And to the side a little.

So there you are - I have finally made a start on my Christmas cards for this year - do you think I'm mad?!

Happy Crafting everyone.



Charlotte C said...

I don't think you're mad - I think you're very talented and clever and I just love your design. More important, you were detailed in sizing, which is terrific (and easy for scraplifting lol). TFS.

Candy said...

Great tutorial Karon! I love all the embossing and the ribbon closure. Welcome to the team!

Carole said...

Wonderful idea and a great tutorial. Gosh, now that you mention it, Christmas really isn't all that far off is it.

Pam said...

This is beautiful. Love the embossing on pearlascent paper!

lovemypaper said...

Very cute project!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comments and I'm glad you think the tutorial was OK. Yep Christmas only 163 days left:-)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Karon this is beautiful, I love the detail and colors. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us today!

Pam said...

Lovely! Thank you for share the instructions!!

Nicole said...

This is a great card a d tutorial!! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

Welcome Karon :) What a very pretty card, love the little stocking.

Contagiously Crafty said...

Yeah, Karon. Nice job on landing the DT spot. Great first post, and I don't think you are mad. My Christmas cards are 70% done myself. Keep going!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Thank you all so very much:-)

Lori Apgar said...

Karon ~ I love your card design!! Very simple and elegant :)

BethAnn said...

Beautiful card! i am going to try this myself, since your instructions are so detailed. Great job, congratulations on the DT! BethAnn M.

Cricut Couple said...

This is Brilliant!!!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for all the detailed instructions. Welcome to the She's a Sassy Lady Blog!

Audrey Frelx said...

Karen, welcome to the DT!!! You're card is so pretty; you did a wonderful job on your card!

Jone nick said...

Thanks for this post.........Karon! i agree with your views. This is a beautiful cards collections. Good work keep it up!
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