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Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Card - Santa's Visit

I recently attended a Cricut Circle Event and they hosted a Christmas Card contest.
"Christmas/Holiday/Winter Card Contest. Bring an originally designed card using at least 2 Provo Craft products. Three (3) Cricut cuts must be used on each card."

For the PC products, I used: the Gypsy, E2 (thanks Angie), paper, and Cricut Cartridges. All of the cuts were from PC Cricut Cartridges: Joys of the Seasons, Christmas Village, and Paper Doll Dress Up

The stocking were hung from the mantle with care;
The holly was fresh and put "just there."

Time for bed for Santa is sure to be here soon;
Oops! Looks like someone forgot to put the fire out in the fireplace!
Poor Santa!

The really cool part about this card is that it is interactive. See the little button down there that is tied on to a string? You pull on it (gently) and Santa's legs jump about.

Here is a close up of the top of the card. I used Liquid Pearls for the dimension on the stockings and as the holly berries. Studio G glitter glue (similar to Stickles) was used on the holly leaves.

A closeup of the lower part of the card. Again Liquid Pearls for the berries and the cuffs of Santa's pants. Chalking for the soot on his pants, as well as for shading on different areas of the card. Studio G glitter glue on the leaves, Walmart irridescent glitter glue for the fire sparkle and embers (I couldn't find my red Stickles!). The fire was colored using a blending pen and inks from Close To my Heart (CTMH). I also used a CTMH marker for some shading along the fireplace.

I really love how it turned out. And I may try to put together a tutorial on how to make interactive pull toy-type projects, if you are interested.

Oh - and I won third place!

I just love to look at this card - but I don't think I will make all of my cards like this - probably? But what should I do with this card?


  1. Great card. I thought it was super cute even before I knew it was interactive. Cute and fun!

  2. Very cute card, love that it is interactive!

  3. This is such a great card! Anything that is unusual like this makes me happy.