Monday, July 7, 2014


I was flipping through the *new* Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations and found a card that I really like.  It was made with the *new* Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge. 

Sadly, I don't have the cartridge yet, but I wanted to make something similar so I explored my cartridges and found that I could create an overlay with the Artbokking cartridge and made a simple card:

This card is not as nice as the one shown in the new Annual Inspirations but very similar.  My guess is that the overlay created by the new cartridge was made specifically for cards while this overlay on my card was made for scrapbooking layouts or mini-albums so the size look a bit different.  I used last Christmas's Sparkle & Shine paper pack, the red shimmer trim and washi tape for the banners.  The sentiment came from the cardmaking workshop on the go and I put it on an Artbooking cut label shape.

Five more months till Christmas.  I gotta catch up with Christmas cards more diligently!

Thanks to the following challenges that I'm linking my card to, making Christmas cards in the summer seems more fun:

My Bestie Norge - Christmas in July
My Perfect Life - Anything Christmas
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the fox - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 19 and the Glory of Christmas challenge with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DTs - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. Gorgeous Design…just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
    Suzy B (Owner)

  3. Gorgeous card love the lattice work. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  4. Lovely clean design and a great mix of patterns. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  5. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!

  6. Such a beautiful christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  7. Fantastic Christmas card thank you for joining Crafting by Designs Anything Goes Challenge and good luck Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  8. Perfect colours for you Christmas card!
    Leona (Creative Moments DT)

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments with anything goes challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx