I just finished creating 6 groups of 12 ATCs for a swap on the Cricut message board. For each group, we were given the song titles to two Christmas songs and were then to create an ATC based on either the title, line, word, or thought from one of the songs.
For group 1, I chose the line "When the clock is striking 12" from Jolly Old St. Nicholas. I cut the grandfather clock from Nursery Rhymes and then cut off the little mouse. The background image is computer generated, as is the clock face, which I then cut with a scallop punch and covered with UTEE. There a border cut with an MS punch, a photo corner made with and EK Success punch and everything is inked. The clock is also popped. I added some gold "pearls" to finish things off. I think that this one is my favourite.
Group 2 represents the song Winter Wonderland. The image is random. I used a MS snowflake border punch and the little branches were cut using a MS punch as well. The Merry Christmas sentiment was stamped with a Carleton Cards stamp and the tag and border were cut out with Stampin' Up punches. I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder, and used my MS score board as well. Everything is inked and the sentiment is popped. This card looks NOTHING like my original plan (which started as stamped trees and glitter), but I am pleased with the final result.
I was inspired by the line "Let earth receive her king" from Joy to the World for the third group. I cut the baby in the manger from Christmas Village (without the cut for the stand). Both the Joy to the World and star cuts are from Winter Frolic. I also embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder and inked some portions of this card. The baby in the manger is popped.
Group 4 is Sleigh Ride! I used a Stampin' Up ticket corner punch on the patterned paper (from DCWV's Holiday Stack) and attached some ribbon. The sleigh is cut from metallic gold cardstock, using Christmas Cheer and attached with Pop Dots. I attached a coordinating flower to finish things off. My daughter likes this one best of all.
I chose the line "They who travelled far" from C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S for group 5. I used Versamark to stamp an Inkadinkado stamp on black cardstock and then used gold embossing powder over the image. I then layered two window frames which I cut using George and Basic Shapes and Accent Essentials. I embossed the top layer using a Cuttlebug folder and added three gold gems to the bottom. I love the Victorian look of this card.
Group 6 is Let it Snow. The pink frame was cut from Ashlyn's Alphabet, the circle frame from George and Basic Shapes, and the snowflake from Joys of the Season (using a metallic white cardstock). I embossed the circle frame with a Sizzix folder and the background cardstock with a Cuttlebug folder. The corners were punched with an EK Success punch. I also added a gemstone to the centre of the snowflake, which is popped.