All posts filed under: Joys of the Season

Home For the Holidays Tags

I love making tags!  For these I’ve used the Joys of the Season cricut cartridge to weld a little house to the tag base. Then I simply cut the base, cut another house out of  dp (Pink Paislee Father Christmas), stamped, sponged and added baker’s twine for the tie! The tag is 1.75 inches wide and 3 inches tall.  Here’s a pic of all three… I used Memento rich cocoa ink to sponge the edges and stamp the snowflakes.   The sentiments are stamped in broken china Distress Ranger Distress ink, and rich cocoa. Thanks for stopping by!! Deena


We had our first BIG snowfall in Montreal yesterday, and it’s still coming down today…almost 25 cm so far.   So it’s looking like a white Christmas for us!   The kids were thrilled to see it coming down, and hoped that school would be closed today, but to their disappointment, it was NOT.  Oh well, they only have 2 and a half weeks left before Christmas break! I made another card holder using the cricut .cut file that I made the other day.   I just used different paper and cut out and added the bird and key with the sentiment  “I promise to provide you with security and warmth through the Holidays and forever after.”   Isn’t that a nice sentiment?  I’ve had that paper awhile, but I’m pretty sure that the bird is from Webster’s Pages Christmas dp.   The tea cup dp was given to me by my sweet friend Peggy (The Nutty Cardmaker)!  It’s by daisy d Snowflakes and Holly paper pad. Click HERE for the .cut file. Thanks for stopping by, you know I …

Cup of Cheer Gift Card Holder

GIFT CARD HOLDERS is the theme for this week’s Crafty Creations challenge.  I’ve been down with the flu this past week and drinking lots of  hot comforting mugs of tea with lemon, so perhaps that’s why I used this cup shape  for my gift card holder! I designed the card by welding the cup to it’s flipped image  uisng the Cricut Design Studio and Joys of the Season cartridge.  The holly border is cut into the dp layer, the dp  is adhered to a second layer ( front cup shape) cut from white card stock  for additional stability. These two layers were adhered with double sided tape to the front of the card base to form the pocket for the gift card.  The mistletoe is cut from the same cartridge and I’ve use two little candy cane beads for the berries.  The inside sentiment is from Flourishes Sweets of the Season set. I often give coffee shop gift cards at Christmas, and I think this is a fun way to present them.  I like that …

Cricut Design Studio Santa Hat

I have been playing with the Cricut Design Studio, trying to learn the ins and outs of it.  It allows me to design my cards and projects on my computer, then cut the necessary pieces once I have everything worked out.  I love how this lets me visually create, and it saves me wasting paper because I’m sizing everything on the page exactly as I want it before cutting anything.  No guessing! Love it!!  Besides that, I can save all my templates to simply cut the same pieces another time to easily recreate the card or project as many times as I like…no more writing down (or forgetting to write down) all the different sizes that I cut this and that at! I made this santa hat card for Christmas, using  the Joys of the Season cartridge. I started by welding the hat image together to create a card base.  Then I added the dotted dp layers, the mistletoe branches and the sentiment.   The snowflakes were cut at 1″.    I made the same flipped cuts …

Christmas Cheer!

Only a little over 5 weeks to go before Christmas and this is  my first Christmas card for the year!!  I have to get busy don’t I?? This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge inspired me to make this Holiday card using a festive image from Flourishes.  The challenge is making cards with beautiful insides, set by Jaime.   I don’t normally decorate the inside of my cards, so this was a great challenge for me to change things  up a bit! The snowflakes are cut using Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge and I’ve added some dew drops to their centers.  I’ve sprayed the snowflakes and the image with tsukineko shimmer spritz for some holiday sparkle! Papers: Bobunny Midnight Frost dp, white cs, rich razzleberry I followed the sketch for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and made it a Christmas card with an image from Flourishes’  Sweets of the Season set for their Timeless Tuesday Challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Deena