Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Cards layout for Creative Cutting Challenge

Good Morning and happy Monday to you :) Wow can you believe Thanksgiving is just next week! Have you got your turkey yet? I have a 2 pg layout today of Christmas Cards received in 2008:
I had seen this in a magazine around 2008 how they did a layout using the picture cards that you receive at Christmas time and from then on I started to save mine, yep I'm a bit behind. I used Creative Pointe's Elves scattered about the layout popped up with foam tape it makes for a nice touch on the layout and a place to draw your eye around the layout:
Elf Trio - Click Image to Close
Today's challenge is CHRISTMAS--NOT A CARD so I decided on doing the layout :)
 The right side of the layout has the 2 pictures that we received of friend's families, a tag for journaling and the title was made from Alphas a couple of kits ago, it was handy to grab. The background paper is cardstock from the current kit and the border strip of diagonal paper and the shipping paper block is from Stack 8 from DCWV. The ribbon was in my box of Christmas scrappy stuff.
This side of the layout is the diagonal paper square block and the same ribbon also a border of washi tape from the current kit. This side holds some of my favorite Christmas card pieces and I'm thinking it's going to make a good separator layout for each year's Christmas layouts. 
 Some close up pictures of the diecuts, which cut wonderfully, nice clean cuts at a smaller size with my cameo :)

 It was fun to include a homemade card front that I received from Heather besides the photo card of her kids.

 The tag says 2008 was the first year I saved the Christmas cards we received in anticipation of scrapping them. I had seen it in a magazine and thought what a great idea!
The cards that I didn't use here I will use on other layout as accents and use for tags. I love recycling cards :) So this is 2008 so there are a few more years to do, so don't be surprised to see a few more over the next few months while the Christmas scrapbook stuff is out at this time for Christmas crafting. 
 Off you go and give a try to the challenge we hope you all play along with us:
Rules are simple the project must be new works and  Each project must contain at least one SVG (SCUT, MTC or similar) file die cut and that file must be clearly apparent or you must state what piece of the project is the SVG (or similar electronic) file.  A file name or creator link would be helpful to those viewing your project. NOTE:  A project using only a Cricut Cartridge file is not eligible.  SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF AN ELECTRONIC CUTTING FILE WILL BE DELETED.  Blog owner reserves the right to delete any submission deemed ineligible without notice to entrant.
For more details about the rules you can go here


  1. Tina, what a fun way to document another part of Christmas tradition! Love the idea of creating a series that documents "cards". And using the elves was a cool touch too. So happy to see your project!

  2. Cute elves. That is a great way to preserve Christmas traditions.

  3. What a cute and fun layout Tina! I love this idea because we hate to trash the portrait cards but what do you do with them? Now we know! lol I love, love the shadow elves, they are just too cute!! This is such a bright and fun layout and I am loving it! Stay warm today my friend and don't blow away if you have the same winds that we are having. 26 MPH, all night long they kept me awake. Brrrrrr! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Great idea! Is the North Pole "postage stamp" part of your paper or stamping work that you added -- cause I love it!?!

  5. I love how you decided to show off your favorite cards...great idea that I need to steal as well. Love the layout and the retro look to it!!

  6. So cute, those little elves are adorable. I too have several Christmas card pages in my regular. I started an 8 1/2 x 11 album just for them and add the new year after the holiday season.
    Cindy F.

  7. Wow Tina what a nice way to save those picture cards from family and friends! This is such a cool layout. I really like how you incorporated a few regular Christmas cards too. I like this idea, may have to do this with my cards that i receive too.

  8. What a fun and lively layout!

  9. Great idea, makes for a very festive 2 page spread.