Monday, July 19, 2010

Christmas in July

This week at Fantabulous Cricut, the theme is Christmas in July!  I decided to use a frame for my project - something I've not done before.
Most of the papers I used are from DCWV's Holiday Stack.  I cut the lamb at 4.5 from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut a few layers.  For the top layer, I cut just the "wooly part" and embossed it.  I drew along the raised portions of the embossing with a glue pen and added glitter.  The manger was cut at 4 7/8, also from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut an extra manger with a different paper, and then cut just the straw portion to have a bit of contrast.  Baby Jesus was cut at 3.75.  Again, I cut a few layers, with the top layer in patterned paper.  I embossed the blanket with my Cuttlebug.  Most letters were cut at 1 7/8 from Opposites Attract.  I also cut a shadow for each layer.  The L was cut from Nursery Rhymes at 2 7/8.  I glittered the top layer of each letter.
After I had assembled it all, something seemed missing.  I tried fake straw, some flowers, buttons, and finally decided on some raffia in a bow.  I'm not 100% sold on it at this point though.  At least I've got a few more months until Christmas to think!!

18 comments:

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

You did a great job!!! I love the sheep!!!

Melin said...

Beautiful job! I love the details! I'll just bet it is even more sparkly and pretty in person! Way to go!

Heather said...

I think it is gorgeous. And what a great way to share something so important. I obviously have not looked at PPDU very closely as I did not even see these cuts on it until now. Thanks for sharing with us Kate.

Big hugs, Heather

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

You did an amazing job!! I love all the glitter!! You do such a great job mixing lettering fonts and sizes.

Ladybug Designs said...

very, very cute!
Sorry that you are singing "santa baby"

BrendaB said...

Kate, this is such a cute project! I love the way you used the different font and size for the "L", and tied it in with that adorable little lamb!

PenLight said...

Oh, Kate, this is so pretty. It's so so perfect. Great job!

DonnaMundinger said...

AWWWW, this is just precious, Kate! xxD

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kate. Love the "Lamb of God" sentiment on this too. Perfect for gift giving :)

Linda Kaiser said...

I love your card! It is soo beautiful!

Linda K

DoubleClick Connections said...

Kate, this is so sweet! I think it looks perfect!

Kel said...

awww, that's too dang sweet!

Michelle said...

too cute, I love the embossing detail!

MiamiKel said...

How absolutely darling! I think it's just perfect as it is - beautifully done, and isn't it a blessing to know we are all His lambs! x0x0

Val said...

I think it turned out adorable, the embossing on the sheep is awesome!!

Kerry said...

Very cute! I just love DCWV paper. Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog Kate. It is really appreciated.
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scrappingjoy said...

Such a cute little lamb!!! Love that embossing on that lamb so adorable.