Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Create a Critter 2 - Creation #7

I made another Christmas card using the "Create a Critter 2" cartridge today.  This time I made a shaped easel card with my cut.

The cut I used was the Christmas present found on page 71, it is the icon feature.  I cut it at 5," and also used the shadow feature for it.  I then cut a card base to fit behind the present and folded it to make an easel card.

I used a metal die from My Craft Spot to create my scalloped circle tag.  I cut all the layers with the variety of dies on the "Tiny Doilies Metal Dies" set.  I also used a My Craft Spot stamp for the "no peeking" sentiment, stamped in merlot ink by ColorBox..  It is from the "Stampin' Around Christmas" set.  I added a stocking charm to the middle of the tag with some blossom twine from The Twinery.  I adhered the tag with a glue dot at the top and pop-dots at the bottom for some interesting dimension.

I cut some mats using the same colors I used on the present.  I added a final white mat where I put my sentiment.  The sentiment is from the "Mistletoe" stamp set, also by My Craft Spot.  The presents to either side are from the "Stampin' Around Christmas" set.  The sentiment was stamped in merlot ink and the presents in olive ink, both by ColorBox.  I finished off the card with a green gem above the sentiment as my stopper for the present, when it is standing open.

I made this for the following challenges:
365 Cards: "Day 301" - add elements that begin with "c" (Christmas present, charm, circles)
Color Throwdown: old olive, close to cocoa, blushing bride, cherry cobbler
Christmas Card Challenges: bows (bow on present, bow from twine)
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown: fancy fold cards
Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes


  1. Fun Christmas card!! That big ole' present is too fun!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

  2. This is TOTALLY cute! LOVE the fun shape and the great colors! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  3. Absolutely super! The parcel easel card is great, love the layers and the sweet tag with the stocking! Great work! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!!

  4. Love this present version of an easel card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  5. What a wonderful easel card, I love that it's shaped as a gift! Love the tag and the charm is such a sweet addition! Great work! Thanks so much for sharing your fab fancy fold card with us at 52 C}CT! Ruth x

  6. A package card - how fabulous!!! I think this is super creative and so much fun! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  7. Your easel present is very festive and fun! Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at 52{C}CT!

  8. What a fabulous and fun creation, fantastic idea for an easel card. Thanks for joining in with our Fancy Fold challenge this week at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  9. How nice! Thanks for sharing your easel card at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.