Monday, August 8, 2011

Jingle Belles take shape

  This week's Jingle Belles challenge is to create shape card.  I took advantage of last week's sale at JoAnn's to purchase the "Kate's ABCs" cartridge.  This house caught my eye and I decided to use the house as my shape.  I needed a Santa, and I found him on my "Winter Frolic" cartridge.  Rudolf, the trees, and the strings of lights are from "Create A Critter".  I added glossy accents to the window panes and to the light bulbs.  Santa's fur and Rudolf's nose are Stickles.

Supplies:
Cricut cartridges:
Kate's ABCs - house cut @ 5 1/4"
Create A Critter - lights cut @ 1" and reindeer cut @ 2"
Winter Frolic - Santa cut @ 2"
paper:  Lasting Impressions, Stampin' Up whisper white, Bazill (browns), ponderosa pine linen card stock, and blue, green, and yellow scraps
other:  glossy accents and stickles


Did you notice my new header?  My previous header was created by a dear blog friend, Kristie.  It was lovely and very June-style, but I was ready for a change.  I asked for help from my lovely friend, Lauren.    
I think she also captured "me" quite well.  I wish you could have seen the look on my face when I opened her email with the new header!  Thank you, Lauren.  I *love* it!!!

27 comments:

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I loooove your house! Such cute critters, too!

And *thud* L O V E your new header!!!!

I miss Kristie, too. :(

SmilynStef said...

Love the new header ... so very cool ... and love how you combined all of those different die cuts into this wonderful wintry holiday house ... so very cute ... and so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

artfuldelight said...

Ok, I love the header!!! And your card, OMGoodness I LOVE it!!! LOVE it!!!! :-)

Missy said...

Your card is darling, I love the house shape and the lights are perfect!! And your header looks fabulous!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! This is ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the little house....and of course the reindeer and Santa!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sue C said...

What fun! I love the whole concept, and you've executed it so well!

Court said...

Fabulous my sweet friend!

alienanessa said...

Holy jeepers lady, this is beyond adorable!! This could easily be displayed in a gallery, it's absolutely professional!! Just like its owner!

Lezlye said...

SO CUt June! The Header looks great too! I still need to crack open my Kate's ABC's!

~amy~ said...

Fantastic shaped card!!! love love love your new bloggie banner!!!

Ros said...

Absolutely brilliant card June ... love the house with the lights ... fabulous!

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! that is such a brilliant card, you are SO CLEVER at this cricut lark! and i must say the selection of cartridges and designs is really impressive too! i think you may have enabled me PAST the point of no return on this one, missus... this really is a ♥SPECTACULAR♥ holiday greeting!!!

ps: HAHAHA! the header looks FAB (she said modestly, lol!)... and it's good with the background as well, which is a very LUCKY coincidence since i forgot about the stripes up top, lol!!! :) :) :)

Yvonne said...

Love the header- And the card is way to cute. Great idea Someone will be very lucky to receive this

Lisa said...

What an awesome card, June! The house is so cute and I love Santa and Rudolf and the string of lights! Fabulous Christmas card!! And I LOVE the new header! She did an amazing job :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Judy Ford said...

Your new card is so adorable!!! I may have to invest in those cartridges! Enabler you!!! LOL

Love the new header too!

Happy Crafting!

Amanda Profumo said...

June- I LOVE your card! When I was just now posting mine, yours immediately caught my eye... great minds think alike! ;)
I love how you combined all the Cricut happiness here- adorable! I don't have a Cricut- they scare me! All those buttons and such... yikes! It's brilliant! :)

Linda said...

This is a great card! I really want to get Kate's ABC So many cute things on it. You did a great job using so many cartridges. Love it.
Thank you for the sweet comment about my 6 drawer box. I hope your eyes are back were they belong. LOL You made me giggle out loud when I read your comment.
Hugs,
Linda

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card. Did a great job combining all the cartridges.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

Kate's ABC's has been on my list for months now, so I am jealous.
This card turned out so cute and I love your new blog header. Thank you for coming by and leaving such sweet and encouraging comments.

Denine said...

June... this is adorable! I am so ready to start Holiday crafting.. :)
Hugs,

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Your new header looks fabulous June! Your friend did a very nice job on it! Congrats on your new Kate's cart! You'll LOVE it! There are so many fun cuts and the fact that you saw a decorated christmas shows your creativeness :) It is an amazing shape card! I LOVE the little rudolf...super duper cute!!!

Arlene said...

Love this card June, especially the glossy accents details. I also love your new header...your friend did a great job! :)

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful card! I love how you constructed it and really had that Cricut smoking! It came together beautifully. Thank you for the kind comments on my card!

MissChelle said...

Wow! This is just TOO adorable!

Linda R. said...

This is so darn cute.. What a great shape.. Hope you are having a happy day!!

Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

Love this card June! Now I know what cartridges I need to add to my collection ;)

Lisa V. said...

What a sweet card! I love all of the detail work with the glitter and the glossy accents. You just can't explain that to non-card people. Love your card.