Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Card Blog Hop

I am so happy to be a part of my first blog hop, which was organized by Jennifer at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com.  If you did not come here from Jennifer's site you should hop over there and then come back . . . she is the official starting spot for this hop.




I am going to share a Christmas card I created, in sort of a "self challenge".  


Have you ever bought a pack of holiday themed paper, and then after using it in a few layouts you grow tired of it?  That is what happened with the paper that I used for this card, and my goal was to breath new life into a tired pattern.

















I used a Ho, Ho, Ho paper for the bottom two-thirds of the card, and a light green for the top one-third.  To help hid the transition line between them, I cut red and white glitter paper with my Creative Memories wavy cutter and then twisted the red and white cuts together.  For the finishing touch I cut some holly berries and leaves from the Cricut Cartridge Christmas Cheer


Finding the image I wanted to use for this card was SO easy.  Since I knew I wanted to use a holly leaf cut, I simply went to CricutSearch.com and typed in the word holly.  The results . . . 19 different Cricut Cartridge handbooks pages that have a cut of holly on them.   For those of you that don't know, CricutSearch.com is a searchable database of the images on Cricut Cartridges that shows you a preview of the handbook that the image is found on.  It was created by my family.  


Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you become a follower of my blog, or join the Fan Page on Facebook.  And while you are at it, make sure to add CricutSearch.com to your favorites so you can find the images you want FAST.  You can join the Facebook Fan Page for Cricut Search also.


Now it is time for me to send you off to the next blog on the hop, which belongs to Courtney 


http://keekerzcrafts.blogspot.com


Happy Holidays!



46 comments:

  1. so cute, what a great idea to just use your paper as the main element, I will definately be going through all my christmas paper for sure!

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  2. Beautiful card..I think we all have paper that we've either gotten tired of, or aren't that in love with..thanks for showing me that I should still use it

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  3. Just liked both FB pages! Thanks!! Love your card!

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  4. Happy Holidays!

    What an adorable project. THANK YOU so much for sharing it with me. I love it!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the card, it's beautiful.
    theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm already a follower com and visit me
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    I think we all have paper that we've gotten tired of. I'll bring them out and make cards. Great Idea!!
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. Wow....you did good on breathing new life back into this paper!!! Lovelove,love your card....and congrats on your first blog hop!!! ;)
    Happy Hoppin'

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  8. very cute, I love the wavy lines twisted up together!

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  9. Hey, Shawn ... Love the card, and truly LOVE LOVE LOVE two things in particular: The wavy cuts from Creative Memories ... I'm going to have to put that on my wish list! ... and second, the outlined holly using Cricut. It looked like a stamp to me, which I don't have BUT I'm SOooo HAPPY to find out it's on a Cricut cartridge. You know I'm already your biggest fan of CricutSearch.com ... hugs and smooches to your "staff" for a joyous holiday season!

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  10. so simple and so cute, perfect for mass production :)

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  11. What a fun card - love the ho ho ho paper!

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  12. Hi Shawn~
    I must say THANK YOU! I have 2 GIANT stacks of OLD Christmas papers,(6-7 yrs old)never really knew what to do with them...
    I love your card, and the "curvy lines" are wonderful, maybe I need to get one of these making memory things.
    I am new to your blog and facebook page.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Great card! Isn't Cricut Search.com the best?!? Love the idea of making two cuts with your wavy cutter and then twisting them together! Looks great!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  14. Good Idea for left over paper ! I love the glitter :0 I love cricut search.com I always use it

    Micia
    Yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  15. Great idea for the use of old paper, because I have a lot of it too! Thanks for being in the hop!!! Great card!

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  16. Thank you for a great idea! I have lots of old paper....need to use it up or donate it to the elementary school!

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  17. I love it when you can come up with a whole new design from something old! The weaving of the colors in between is genius! TFS!

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  18. Great card, old paper renewed again! Like idea of using things I have available! TFS
    suella11@yahoo.com

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  19. Cute card. Love cricutsearch.com!

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  20. So so cute!!! Thanks so much for all the info. I just brought the Cricut Expression so I am a newbie to Cricut. I am a Craft Robo user so I have so much to learn with the CE.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  21. Very nice card. I have lots of those papers also. Thanks for sharing your design.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  22. I love the card. Isn't that site cricutsearch.com just the greatest thing since the invention of the Cricut. Love it.

    gdobberteen at yahoo dot com

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  23. Love when old paper comes alive for us again, nice work on your card. Agree CricutSearch.com is a must use once you have a few cartridges. Thanks
    Cathy S

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  24. Love the wavy cutter! It is amazing. The card was a wonderful inspiration too.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  25. you acheived your goal, you gave a breath of fresh air to that paper, the card is darling!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  26. Simple and turned out Great!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Cute card and by the way I love cricutsearch.com Tell who ever in your family that they deserve a big thank you from so many of us.
    www.cricutmyway.blogspot.com

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  28. thanks to you and your family for the cricutsearch.com site. It's great! And your card is cute! Nice idea to use up the older craft paper!

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  29. I love cricut seach. Thank you for this. Great card. I am making my own cards for Christmas this year for the very first time. Thank you for sharing.

    janejohnson13@wildblue.net

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  30. I love your card, it turned out great!! I am a new follower to your blog & on FB!!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  31. Great Card and Blog!! Come check out my blog. www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  32. Your card is so cute! I love the holly! What a great website. Thanks so much, shelley

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  33. I am so happy to find your blog and the cricutsearch website. thank you. Kathy
    kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

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  34. Cute card. TFS

    Vicki
    http://qksc.blogspot.com

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  35. Great idea! Thanks for the link to cricutsearch.com.

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  36. great card - simple but stunning

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  37. lovely card!!

    I use SCAL with my cricut so can usually find or make something I need!!

    Paula x

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  38. Cute card:) TFS! http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/

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  39. very nice card. I need to challenge myself as well. TFS
    Liset
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  40. Hey, I know what it's like to grow tired of paper or have paper your not sure what to do with! But you did awesome that card came out beautiful and very creative! Your very talented! Thank you for sharing!
    Contact Info: incase I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy! Happy Hoilday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

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  41. Cute card and thanks for the tips on using old DSP.

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  42. thanks for telling me about cricut search! What an awesome search tool!! :)

    I <3 your card. I have soooooooo much patterned paper that I'm on a time out from buying till I use it all, so I will probably be scraplifting this idea.

    Thanks for showing
    Jamie
    bamiester(at)gmail(dot)com
    jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com

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  43. The best Christmas cards to family and friends have high quality - they are customized.A Christmas is a map of the celebration of a feast.

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