Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Cards

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I love making cards, especially Christmas cards. With the help of my new Cricut Explore, I was able to make even more intricate ones! I probably could have made them with my Expression, but I'm not sure that the cuts would have been so clean. The other great thing about the Explore is that it scores at the fold lines at the same time- something my Expression did not do. This was great for a couple of the cards that had tiny details or edges near the crease as well as for the envelopes. Here are some that I made this year to give to family, along with the envelopes for each one.




This card took a lot of careful peeling to get it off the of Cricut mat. The good news is that it didn't require too much weeding because the negative cutout pieces easily separated when being removed from the mat. 


Very thankful for the scoring tool for this card. I used really thick card stock that would have been difficult to fold with such a narrow edge along the crease

Now through December 31st, you can purchase a Cricut Explore Bundle for $10 off and receive Free Shipping. It makes an excellent Christmas gift for crafters of all sorts! (The codes and links are here for your convenience).


25 comments:

  1. These look awesome! I have a silhouette and hadn't thought of putting vinyl on card stock!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with how they turned out!

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  2. These are too cute! Pinned! Great idea!

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  3. I am impressed! Love the ugly Christmas sweater. How fun is that? : )

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    1. Thanks! I love making cards...no two are ever the same, mostly because I can't remember what or how I made them in previous years! I love the ugly sweater one too...it's a toss up between that and the car with the tree on top

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  4. I need a Cricut. Too many cute ideas!!

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    1. I highly recommend one! Order it this month and get free shipping and $10 off of the bundles

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  5. Wow these look so nice and unique!

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  6. These are beautiful! I love the idea of making them yourself - they look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks...I definitely have fun making them every year

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  7. I love how those turned out. So pretty!

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  8. So how's the explore? Any favorite features?

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    1. I love the explore. I don't have any favorite features yet that you can't do on your Silhouette. I like that I can still use the images I already bought, though! I am pretty excited about the app they are coming out with in January so I can work on projects on the go!

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  9. I love how pretty these are and they are so different from the standard cards that people send.

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    1. Thanks. I can't tell you the last time I bought a card for something! I tend to make them all. It really doesn't take that long- as long as I remember that I need on more than 5 minutes before we have to go.

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  10. I love my circuit. I'm going to have to make my own Christmas cards next year. These turned out so cute!

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    1. Please do and share! It's definitely a lot of fun!

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  11. They turned out fabulous! I especially love the sweater one!

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    1. Thanks! I love that one too. It definitely was the hardest to "weed"

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  12. Those are gorgeous! I can't believe you used a Cricut to make them!

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  13. Wow! Those look so professional! I'm pinning this to my Christmas board.

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