Day Fourteen: An Eclipse Slimline Christmas Card

Have you been enjoying our 31 Days of Christmas video series?? I have been amazed at all the unique projects our team has created and, each day, I am surprised by the cards they have made.  Yes, just like you, I have no idea what each of these lovely ladies are going to make, so I get to enjoy each of the process videos along with you. 

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Today is day fourteen of our Creative Design Team video collab, and I am excited to share what I have made.  I chose to use non-Christmas products with my Cricut to create an Eclipse Slimline Card with a little gift pocket inside.

This year, I have not been able to purchase any of the new Christmas products, so I chose instead to use what I have – some Lovely papers, a few year-round stamps, my Cricut, and our amazing Fancy Border thin cuts.  Many of you have items in your stash that you could use for this type of card and my hope is that you pull out of few of these supplies and give it a try. 

To create the front panel of the card, you will need some letter dies or a cutting machine.  In the video tutorial I show you how I used Design Space to create the front panel and cut it out with my Maker. The wreath image I used for the “O” is not from a Christmas collection, but, in fact, is from our year-round Florals and Flutters stamp set

I stamped the wreath image in Evergreen and Sage inks, then cut it out using the matching thin cuts.  I then added some little red beads, a vellum bow, and a sticker from our Comfort & Joy sticker sheet.  How cute is that little bow? I just love all the little stitched details and how soft it looks. 

The lace on the card was created using our Fancy Borders thin cuts.  I also used one of these borders to create the scallop edge on the inside pocket of the card. 

Those lovely border dies are so much fun to play with and have so many possibly.  I am working on another project right now using these dies. Speaking of lovely — that is the name of the paper I used.  Our Lovely collection is a year-round collection that you can use for any occasion. It is full of beautiful patterns and colors that I know you will enjoy. 

In the video tutorial, I show you how to create the card base, form the pocket and assemble the card.  I hope you enjoy learning how to create this project. 

I truly hope that you have been inspired by our 31 Days of Christmas Cards series and that each of these videos has helped you to get a head-start on your holiday crafting.  If you have missed any of our past videos, you can view them here on my playlist

Each of the products I used are listed below and are available for purchase on my website.  Make sure to check out my NEW VIP PROGRAM and learn how you can get 15% back every time you shop for crafting supplies.  

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – then Black Friday – then Cyber Monday. All whole week of events leading up to the Holiday Hustle.  Are you starting to panic or are you one of those who have it all together this holiday season? Yeah, me neither. For those of you, like me, who need a few gift giving ideas on a budget, let me help you out.

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Many of us are pinching pennies this year, so let me first show you a few items under $5.00. These are some of my favorite products that can be given to almost anyone on your list – yes, even those hard-to-shop-for types.

  • MissCarriesCreations-Under5GiftsMonogram Stamps–  great for those who make  stationary, have planners or journals, work in an office, or just like pretty things
  • Journaling Pens – these come in two colors, three different sizes, and are some of the best writing instruments I’ve used. See my video
  • Complements – stickers, tags, and labels
  • Stickles – most crafty types are fans of anything that resembles glitter. These are great for kids to use, too.

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So, what about those non-crafty types on your list.  Guess what?! I have some ideas for those people, too.

Baby Book Kits for New Moms & Grandparents🎄

The Story Begins Kit includes TEN pre-cut, ready to assemble pages to journal about your baby’s first year. All you need is adhesive, a pen, and an album to put them into. MissCarrie'sCreations-NewMoms.png


Simple Photo Journals to Record ALL your Memories🎄

How many times have you looked at old photos wishing you had written down the story associated with them? Everyone feels this way, and everyone should have a simple photo journal to record those memories. SEE MY VIDEO HERE

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Budget Friendly Supplies for Artists of All Ages🎄

Art supplies can be found anywhere, but these are some that I personally enjoy. Not only are they budget friendly, but the makers in your family will love finding them under the tree.

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Waterbrushes are great for those who travel and mom’s who don’t want a cup of inky water spilled on their table. Those moms would also adore you for getting their little artist an All Purpose Mat which can take just about any amount of messiness. (see video) Of course those who love to color would adore the new TriBlend Markers – three colors in one pen – and all the new Shimmer Brush colors. (see my Shimmer Brush video)


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These are just a FEW of the many items available on my website. I will be showing more in the coming week. If you are a member of my VIP Group, you will have a chance to see some last minute gift ideas and a few gifts you can create.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Create Some Faux Leather Ornaments for Your Tree

We are in the midst of a renovating and redecorating our home, which means that I get to make some new home decor items for Christmas. If you have been following me online, you know that I can’t resist using my Cricut™ whenever possible, and today is no exception.  To match our new decor, I have created these simple Faux Leather Ornaments using the Free SVGS in the Holiday Cheer Bundle.

When you purchase any of the Holiday Cheer kits, your kit includes free SvG images which are designed to help you recreate more tags and ornaments. These can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, or, in my case, home decor items. Unfortunately, the SvGs and kits are only available through November 30th, so you will want to order them soon if you plan on creating these ornaments.

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To learn how find your SvG images & upload them, you can view a tutorial here. 

Once I uploaded and resized the SVG ornaments in Design Space™, I added some Close to My Heart images that would be cut from Iron-On Vinyl for my ornaments. The Deer & Wreath images are from the Flower Market Collection and the Tree is from our Digital Art Bundle 

Each of the Ornaments was cut from Faux Leather on my Air 2. When using Faux Leather, you will need to make sure to place the shiny side down and mirror your images before cutting. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerSvGOrnaments-CutLeather.jpg

You will do the same with your HTV – shiny side down & mirror the images. After the Iron-On Vinyl (HTV) has been cut, you will remove the excess vinyl from the clear backing sheet, leaving only the cut image on the liner – this is known as weeding. MissCarriesCreations-HolidayCheerSvGOrnaments-weedvinyl.jpgTo apply my HTV onto the ornaments, I am using a Cricut EasyPress Mini™.  This little gem is perfect for small projects like this.  To determine the heat setting I used the Interactive Heat Guide which told me the temperature and heat time, then I applied my vinyl to the faux leather ornaments. misscarriescreations-holidaycheersvgornaments-heat.jpg

The final step was to add a backing and some bows for embellishment. Since many of you are new to Iron-On Vinyl and using Design Space™, I have created a process video for you, to show you how I created each of the ornaments.

 

I hope that this project has inspired you and encouraged you use your Cricut™ this week.  Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or would like to suggest more Cricut™ projects.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is the list of supplies that I used on my creation today

Holiday Cheer Tag & Ornament Kit (CC101915)
Holiday Cheer SVG Images
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Family History Digital Art SVG
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Cricut Explore Air 2

MissCarriesCreations-FlowerMarket
Flower Market Cricut Collection

Cricut EasyPress Mini™, Raspberry
Cricut EasyPress Mini

Z3574
Gold Heat Transfer Vinyl

Cricut® Everyday Iron-On™Mini Sampler, Classics
Everyday Iron-On Mini Sampler
Cricut® Faux Leather - Pebbled, Patina Sampler
Faux Leather

White Everyday Iron-On

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Weeding Tool SetWeeding Tool Set

Z3569
Sangria Ribbon
Z4217
Story By Stacy Short Story (Ribbon)
XL Scraper
Extra Large Scraper

StandardGrip Machine Mat, 12" x 12" (2 ct)
Cricut Standard Grip Mat