Monday, December 12, 2011

May the Beauty of the Season Card

Welcome to another Fantabulous Cricut challenge!  I am especially excited about this week's challenge as My Craft Spot is the sponsor - a meeting of my two favourite challenge blogs!  Our theme is "Rolling in Ribbon" and we are challenging you to add ribbon to your project.  Please remember to use a Cricut cut as well.


I had very limited time for my project this week so kept things simple.  (Things HAVE eased up and I am slowly working my way through to pay some blog visits - but life is still very busy.  'Tis the season!)  I followed the same colour scheme I used last week too.  I cut the frame and shadow from Elegant Edges and embossed the cream cardstock with a Tim Holtz music folder.  The reindeer is from Gypsy Wanderings and I used Pop Dots to adhere it to the frame.  The top portion of the mat is embossed with a Sizzix snowflakes folder.  I also added two score lines to separate the embossed portion from the sentiment area.  The sentiment is a stamp from My Craft Spot's "Merry Christmas" set.  There are such lovely stamps and sentiments in that pack.  I also used some rich Scarlet Red crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and added a button from my stash.  To complement the button, I added some stardust Gelly Roll dots all around the reindeer.  I am happy with the way my card turned out and it's already been mailed off to wish a special couple a very Merry Christmas!


I'm sure you all have a stash of wonderful ribbon and now's the time to use it!  Head over to Fantabulous Cricut to link your project - and perhaps you'll be the lucky winner of some ribbon from My Craft Spot!

(I haven't entered a challenge in ages so am also going to link this up at Scrappy Moms Stamps where the challenge is Christmas.)

35 comments:

Karen said...

Kate love the red and white really striking!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Hey Kate!! This is so pretty, I love all the embossing!! I just cut out that deer 9 times for a layout (minus the swirls on the back)glad things are slowing down for you, this time of year is crazy to try and keep up with everything. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. Hope you and your family have a Great Christmas!!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so elegant and beautiful!

Amy said...

Really pretty!!! I love the red & white color combo and it looks so elegant! Great job :)Amy

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Kate!!! I love the colors and I LOVE the sentiment!! Gorgeous card!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Yolanda said...

This card is crazy beautiful!!! I love every detail about it!

Sarah said...

Kate this is simply gorgeous! :)

Linda Kaiser said...
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Linda Kaiser said...

Kate, this is beautiful! So sorry I am behind with my comments. I am just now getting back to crafting!

Linda

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful card and love the red and white just beautiful!!
Hugs,
Norma

Beckie said...

This card is gorgeous! WOW. Love the white with just hints of red.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Sabrina said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Kate! I love it! The red and white are so elegant. The embossing really adds to the card. I am so busy too and feel really behind with everything! Yes, 'tis the season!!
xx

Pixichick said...

Your card is beautiful.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card Kate! Love the image and the great bow!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

What a beautiful, elegant card Kate! I love the red and white combo...so soothing and calm. The embossing is lovely and your ribbon is just perfect, I love this card.

Melanie Makes said...

Sometimes I think keeping it simple makes the best cards, this in the case for this one. Just beautiful with the ribbon, layers and texture!
Melanie

Angi said...

Super fabulous and gorgeous. I love the vibrant red color. :)

Rosie said...

very pretty

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Creative Cutter Room said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love your card and the vibrant color is perfect. TFS Cathie
www.creativecutterretreat.blogspot.com

Jayne said...

Beautiful and elegant Kate.Love the red/white combo and embossing.
Jayne x

Kathy Salido said...

Kate,
This card is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love it.
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Glenda said...

So elegant! Love your gorgeous details!
Glenda

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Kate, this is just gorgeous!! The embossing is just beautiful and the red really pops! What color/kind of ink did you use for your sentiments?

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So beautiful!!!!! I love the read against the white. Also like the idea of scoring where embossing ends. Love it!

April said...

I love the white and red. This is a wonderful reindeer. I love the saying too. Great job!

April said...

I love the white and red. This is a wonderful reindeer. I love the saying too. Great job!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so beautiful kate love love it.

Charlotte said...

Kate,
This is absolutely beautiful. It is simply stunning. I love the everything about the card!!
Charlotte

Jennie Garcia said...

Kate, your card is so elegant and gorgeous!! Love those cuts and that embossing is amazing!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

Kate, this is gorgeous!!! I love the color scheme it is just so elegant!! You did an amazing job!!!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Kate, everything is just STUNNING! Your designs are always perfection! So sorry we haven't commented in a while. There is something wrong in our area with internet for the last couple of weeks and it's been SO SLOW... Hopefully it's back to normal now. We are so behind. Hee! Hee! Thanks for always inspiring! Just love everything!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kate! I love the punch of red against the white background and the embossing is simply fabulous!! What an awesome card :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Larelyn said...

Very elegant, Kate. The red and white are stunning. I love the way you used embossing and score lines.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, this card is beautiful and I agree, very elegant!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my starts this is just gorgeous! It's oozing with elegance!