Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop!

Hello!  Hopefully you arrived from MakeUpGirl's fantastic site!  If you happened upon my blog another way and would like to see the whole blog hop, you can start at Wamfamily's site

For this hop, I decided to make a Christmas card with a new design I had discovered.  That evolved into making three cards with different cuts. Here they are from the outside:

I used my Gypsy to take a shape from Graphically Speaking and create this card that folds over on itself. 

This card folds into itself.  I am going to write my message and signature on the flaps of the inside.

The paper I used was white on the back, which was too plain for the inside, so I choose to put a piece of Core'dinations white glitter paper inside (4x4) with a border that matches the outside paper pattern.  That frame shape I got from Locker Talk. 

I used Jolly Holidays to cut out a character for the inside of my cards.  I really like this cart and the pieces weren't too hard to put together.  All these characters are cut at 3".

I put the characters on the inside of the card with some pretty thick dimensionals I have.  This give them some nice lift off of the paper so that they stick out. 

I chose to close each one in a different way.  There are lots of ways you could do this.  I chose a ribbon for the red card, a ornament cut from Jolly Holidays for the black card (this has a small dimensional on the back that is really just holding the ornament to one flap of the card), and a snowflake crystal for the green card (this is adhered with a glue dot).  

I think these cards turned out great and what I am so happy about them is that they seem plain on the outside but there is a surprise waiting for you on the inside!  You could slip a gift card in there or a piece of candy, anything little!

Ok, if you are with me this far, you deserve a prize - blog candy!  Look at this cute little scrappin' tote I found!  It also comes with an alphabet stamp set, a set of holiday chipboard letters, and red and gold Stickles!! 
 Be sure to leave me a comment telling me what your favorite thing about Christmas or the holiday you celebrate is.  You must also leave a way for me to contact you.  You can become a follower if you want to!

Thanks everyone!  Your next stop on the hop is ScrapHappyDeb's blog.

Here is the entire blog list, in case you need it:
1) Wamfamily -
2) Scrappin Nanapuddin -
3) Mandy -
4) JenniferHawkins2 -
5) CraftyScentiments -
6) TheScrapbookGirl -
7) Lechristina3 -
8) ABrooks86 -
9) LisaKnight -
10) Makeupgirl217 -
11) Greengirl -  <--YOU ARE HERE!
12) ScrapHappyDeb -
13) Bling Queen -


  1. Love this card idea! I have Jolly Holidays but haven't had time to use it yet.

  2. Very fun cards. I'm new to Cricut and have Jolly Hoildays. I love Christmas for the decorations, lights and family time. ~Amy losky2 @

  3. Great cards! I've seen them for wedding invitations and never thought to use it for a regular card. I love seeing the Christmas lights all around :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  4. I love your cards! Very neat design! My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with family!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  5. Cute cute cards! I may have to scraplift... TFS!!! My favorite time during the holidays is family dinner. Families don't get together too often and this is one time of year I am sure to see folks I haven't seen for the rest of the year! (

  6. So cute-I am going to try that today!!
    Thanks for sharing-- my favorite part of Christmas is having family around!

  7. I love the cards. My "to do" list is getting too long.
    I think my favorite part of the holiday is decorating the house with my family. It is so much fun spending time with them.

    yianthony at yahoo dot com

  8. Isn't JH the cutest cart? I love it and your cards turned out GREAT! Blog candy is SWEET!

  9. oh yea forgot to answer the question, I love the tradition of making and decorating Christmas cookies with my daughters. ( 4, 6 and 13)


  10. SO CUTE!!! I love your projects. So glad to be ing the hop with you.

  11. Wow, these are soooo cute! I love them! My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with my family!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Love the design of your cards. Very pretty! My favorite thing about Christmas is being with my family and seeing family and friends that you do not get to see too often. (I also like the cookies!) I found your blog through the hop and I am now a follower!

  13. I love everything about Christmas! I like shopping for gifts, receiving gifts (hehe), making Christmas cards and cookies, and eating LOTS of great food!


  14. I Love the time I spend with my teenage dd we make cards , candy and crafts. I' sure after the holidays i will turn back in to the annoying mother ( her words LOL)

  15. These are adorable!!! I wish I had gotten Jolly Holidays cartridge, but my Walmart was out. You did great. TFS

    Thank you for joining in on this hop. I look forward to more in the future.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  16. Great designed card. I just love my Jolly Holidays cart.

    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  17. How adorable1 I love to see all the creativity on this hop. I love our annual family Christmas party. It is a time when we all get together and someitmes with family all over, that is hard to do.

  18. These are adorable... i love the creativity...

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  20. SO cute! Now I need to add JH to my cartridge wish list! My favorite thing about xmas is making holiday gifts for my neighbors and friends.
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Fabulous cards! I love how you made them so different! My favorite thing about Christmas is being together with our family!

  22. Those cards are the kind of thing I like to make a bunch of and have then set aside when I need a quick card. Love the idea of the "surprise" inside. it!

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  23. Your cards are just beautiful, I love the shape, one of my favorites. TFS Family being together is my favorite part of the holiday season.

    Donna C.

  24. Awesome card!!! Thanks for the idea!!!!

    One of our favorite memories are backing cookies with all the ladies of the family while the kids watch Christmas cartoons.

  25. Great cards!
    My favorite way to celebrate Christmas is the music and the family time.
    tmhkk06 at yahoo dot com

  26. Love your cards, so different then the norm....I also love the cuts from your Jolly Holiday cartridge. TFS

  27. I love these's amazing how different they all lokk. I'm a new follower...looking forward to more of your creativity. Thanks for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com

  28. I love your little Christmas package cards, they are adorable. The little girl and Santas from the holly jolly cartridge are so super cute!!

  29. WOW!!! I am in love! These are sooo awesome! There are so many possibilities! Thank you for sharing them with us!

    jvilla95ar at

  30. love what I am seeing with jolly holidays! Can't wait to open mine of christmas!!

  31. I love your cards. My WM sold out of Jolly Holidys before I could get one.

  32. What an awesome set of cards!

    My favorite thing about Christmas is seeing the faces of my boys as they come down the stairs Christmas morning and then being able to just spend a quiet day as a family playing games, enjoying our time and counting our blessings.


  33. I would have to say that my favorite thing about Christmas is decorating the tree with the kids while we listen to Christmas music. That and watching the kids open their gifts. That always makes my heart swell!

    Your cards look great. I have a pattern for these, now I just might make one for a christmas card. Thanks for sharing!

  34. favorite thing about Christmas is giving. I love to make things and give them to others in my family, Then there is my is filled with memories,,,famiky and friends, AND this year I have 2 trees!! Yep...full sized and Ilove them both,,,one is formal and Victorian and the other is FUN! TFS!!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  35. These are super cute. Great job. Thanks for sharing. My favorite thing about Christmas is being together with our family and friends.

  36. These cards are super cute - you did a wonderful job!

    And, I'm your newest follower!

  37. very cute cards! My fav thing about the HOlidays is just all the coming together with family and luved ones. And the joy it brings to everyone. I luv walking around seeing all the happiness.

  38. My favorite thing about the Holidays is planning what to do and decorate for my three small grandchildren. They are my life which is why I really got into the carts so much. everyweek they see me they are so happy with what little item I have made for them from a cart. I think that card is on Wild Card Cart (trying to remember of the top of my head), but the fact that you put it together from graphically speaking; girl you are amazing. I'm now a follower! Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family!

  39. Really cute cards!! My fav. thing is getting to make all kinds of things to give as gifts!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  40. These cards are too adorable! Very festive and fun!
    My favorite thing about Christmas (or any Holiday) is having my daughter home from school and spending time with the family.
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C

  41. What a wonderful surprise on the inside, they are fantastic!! I truly cant choose a favorite, I am just bubblie this time of year, it truly does seem to bring out the best in most people and I just love the Holiday Atmosphere!! Thanks for showing how to do your wonderful card, and Happy Holidays!!

  42. I love your card! So cute and creative! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!

    Happy Holidays!

  43. Awesome cards! I love spending time with family during the holidays and baking with my daughter.

    Thanks for the chance at this great give-a-way!


  44. I love the cards, so cute. My favorite thing is to spend time with all my family and friends. It's about the only time out of the year that my whole family can be together due to a lot of people living out of state.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  45. Love the cards! Can't wait to get mine! My favorite thing about Christmas is sitting in the dark with only the Christmas tree on and dreaming of past Christmases with family and friends.

  46. Your cards are really cute and unique.
    My favorite thing about Christmas is everyone in my family getting together to celebrate at my house.

  47. Great cards


    I still have not used this layout

    WHat's up with that?? LOL

    New & now following

    created2bunique at ymail dot com

  48. Love your cards. My favorite things is watching Christmas movies especially the older ones, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street.
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

  49. I love the way the flaps fold into each other. Makes for a nice envelope without actually having one. The images on inside are super cute.

  50. Great card!!! This is adorable.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com