This week I have finally got into the Christmas mode getting products ready for Gift Hutt. I have got the Cricut chirping and I am happy with the results with these cards and tags. I have used both the Artistry and Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge to make these very cute little Santas and Teddy Santas to place on the cards and tags.
I have cut the tags from Glacier cardstock using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 3″ a and the To and From stamp is from the Scandinavian Wishes Stamp set (a retired SOTM). I finished off with some Ruby washi tape. I am not a big user of washi tape but I do like to use it to fill in gaps like what I have done here.
This cute little Santa is from the Artistry cartridge was very easy to do. He has been done at 2.5″ and I have coloured the base card (Colonial White) with a very pale pink copic pen which helped to have the white beard stand out more.
Then I made some cards with the Santas and the White Pines papers.
I wasn’t really sure about this brown paper but it does make a nice background to help pop the embellishments. The paper pack comes with Chocolate cardstock, but I used Desert Sand instead as it coordinated better with the Santa bear.
Materials used for the tags:
Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Colonial White, Desert Sand, Black, Slate, Ruby
Cricut cartridges – Artristry, Create A Critter 2, Art Philosophy
Ink – Black
Washi Tape – Ruby
Stamp set – Scandinavian Wishes (NLA)
Bakers Twine – Outdoor Denim
Copic pen – R81 Rose Pink
Cadstock – Desert Sand, Colonial White, White Daisy, Ruby, Slate, Black
Paper – White Pines
Stamps – Framed (NLA), Holiday Cheer
Ink – Ruby
Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Create A Critter 2
Embossing Folder – Confetti Wishes
Spellbinders die- Lacy Squares Nestabilities 5
I have had a couple of difficult weeks and have had to make the decision to resign as a Close to My Heart consultant. I love the products but life has thrown me a curve ball and I have had to go with it. I will still use CTMH products (I have quite a stash now!) and will continue with this blog as I enjoy the design process. I will try and participate in another couple of blog hops and will still be part of a Facebook group showcasing my artwork. I have been very humbled with the lovely comments and support from the other CTMH consultants across Australasia, Canada the the United States – so a huge thank you to everyone.
I will now focus on my shop Gift Hutt and make products for sale there.
I hope you all have a good week and Happy Crafting