Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July Series - Part 5

Here's the final set of Christmas cards that I'm sharing with you all.  It is from last year and it was my first set that I made using Cricut. 

I have always been curious about the "snow globe" files, and thought that there would be a lot of potential to do something neat.  So, I decided to used the one from Joys of the Season cartridge, and contemplated for a while if I should weld the image and make a card, or the bottom part would open up and we would have a letter that fold out...  my final decision was to take the card idea that I made (Part 1) which would allow me to be versatile and can add various layers, and attach them together with an eyelet.  

Inside the snow globe, I wanted to put a picture of the family in the winterscape, hoping to make it look like we're inside the globe.  We all went for a family photo shoot, and once that special picture was determined, I printed them and ran each picture through the Cricut, cutting them into the shape of the dome.  I also cut the same size and shape in transparency, placing that in front of the picture acting as the glass dome.

The third layer was the whole snow globe, and it was important to pick fun Christmas patterned papers as this would still be the outer layer, and I cut Season's Greetings from Winter Woodland cartridge in foil cardstock to attach onto the bottom portion.

The fourth layer was the Christmas letter, and this was attached on the inside to the fifth layer, the backing layer.  I picked a solid cardstock to match with the front patterned cardstock and I embossed that through the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder.  I also scored the top of the back layer so it would be easy for the recipient to open the card and the letter, as well as make it easy for the card to stand on its own.  

I then added extra embellishments, the snowflakes (from various cartridges) with rhinestones in the middle snow globe, and I tied a ribbon around the globe.

Here is the completed picture of the card:

So, I now have shared all my Christmas cards and this now leads to this year's card. 
Anyone with good ideas???


  1. Wow, that's a lot of cards!
    I like what you did with them, Thienly! What an adorable family you have!

  2. Very nice Christmas cards you did a wonderful job!

  3. Oh my! Those are awesome but I am afraid to ask how many you made!!... >.<

  4. OK, I see I have no excuses about finishing my cards this year! These cards you have made are so inspiring and have given me motivation to GET GOING ON IT already! Your creations are beautiful, clever and well planned out! FANTASTIC! Thank you for posting this on Obsessed with Scrapbooking! Hugs, Joy

  5. Great job! These cards are fabulous, and you're already done, even better! Very cool!



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