Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Merry Christmas Wreath - Christmas Solutions

My husband is working nights this week and so my routine is out of groove.  But I did find some time today to participate in this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  Plus, I couldn't resist to make SOMETHING with one of my new FREE downloads on my Gypsy!!!  I decided to be good and work on Christmas cards first using the Christmas Solutions Cartridge.

I made two!  YIPPEE!!  Two more Christmas cards down!  I do have a little dilemna though.  The baby is due Christmas day but my doctor will induce early.  I am hoping for about a week early.  My dilemna is this:  do I wait and have our family picture, that I include in our Christmas cards, so that the baby is in the picture, however, my cards will probably be late (not the first time that has happened!) or do I go ahead and just get a picture done sooner so that the cards are on time?  Two years ago my little girl was born on the 7th of December (induced) and we had our family photos taken on the 12th which was soon enough to get the cards out in time but this year!  What do you think? 

Anyway, here's what I came up with.  I hope you like it!

Wreath and layers were cut at 3" high on the Gypsy.
Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Floral Screen embossing folder.
On the bow I used a Zig Painty pen and traced the cut lines to give it a little more depth.

Card Base: SU Cranberry Crisp 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Always Artichoke 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU River Rock, Confetti Cream, DP from Greetings of teh Seasons Paper Pack
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp
Stamps:  SU Teeeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  SU Bravo Burgundy Ribbon, Mini Gold brads, Zig Painty Pen, Cuttlebug & Floral Screen and Allegro embossing folders, Word Window & Modern Label punches (I've been using these a lot lately!!), Cricut, Gypsy & FREE Christmas Solution Cartridge

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. Beautiful card...I love all of the embossing especially!

  2. Great card! Love the colors and the embossing! I don't know about the Christmas cards. You could wait and send them out late. You could take them without the new baby and send them on time, but then wouldn't you want to send out notices that the baby was born? I think I'd wait and send them so that the whole family is in it:) Either way, I'm sure everyone will enjoy the photos!

  3. I'd wait until the little bundle of joy is here and everyone will understand. Make up the cards before hand and then just slip in the family photo. Go for it after the baby is here. Love your blog.

  4. I would wait to include the new baby. You could even make them Happy New Year cards? Either way everyone will want to see the new little guy and will love getting the card no matter when it comes.

  5. I say wait. Getting a card is great but if you have the new addition in the card people won't care that it is late.

  6. Make Happy New Year cards instead!!! or Happy Winter cards.... people will be thrilled to see a photo of the new little one!

  7. Great card!

    I think you should do what ever is easier for you. With a new baby, I think people would understand if the cards are late or not sent at all. The most important thing is to take care of yourself and your family and enjoy your time with your little one.

  8. I agree with a lot of the gals above, I say wait for your new little bundle! I'm sure everyone will love to see your new addition and it's always nice to get New Years cards after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. :)

  9. Perfect Christmas card! I would wait until the baby arrives for a family photo and then send your cards out later. Trust me everyone will understand.


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