Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The great thing about taking the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 from Online Card Classes is that you can keep going back to get more inspiration, watch the videos, check out the amazing gallery... Back on Day 3 I was inspired by Laura Bassen's card (love her plaid stamping!!) and so that's how this Joy card came to be. Since we're counting down to the big day (29 sleeps) I want to get in as many cards as I can before it gets too busy!

I started with Kraft cardstock and added some CTMH paper to the bottom, then I cut my Joy from the Create a Critter cartridge in red and black.  I love that when you start looking at all the cuts in a cartridge you get so many ideas and notice cuts you never did before! I sponged on some green Distress Inks, heat embossed snowflakes and swirls and a little gold border and then added a stamped sentiment to the center of the card.
Of course Stickles were added to the Joy die-cut and the center of the border!

I used the gold embossing powder again for the stamp inside the card and stamped a sentiment on the back side of the paper I used on the front of the card.
This really didn't turn out to be a clean and simple card like Laura's, but that's ok! It just seemed to need a little more, and more, and more...

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Count Down to the Holidays
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - Sparkle and Bling


  1. What a pretty card! I really like the patchwork look of the pattern papers at the bottom and the sentiment is so pretty! Thanks for joining FCCB's "sparkle & bling" challenge this week!

  2. Hello please contact me regarding your FCCB application at fantabulouscricut101@yahoo.com
    Thanks, Cindy
    DT Coordinator for FCCB

  3. I use this great joy cut for tags almost every holiday. Love it. Thanks for playing with FCCB

  4. I love the paper you used and the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

  5. Sweet card. Love the sentiment and the pop of the word Joy! Lovely grid and charming card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  6. Great card. Love all the sparkle and bling. The quilted pattern is so creative. Thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB. Kim