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Joy in White

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects

It’s the second week of sizzling hot temps here in Southern California, so it’s the perfect time to be enjoying the great indoors! Of course, it’s also the perfect time to be making Christmas cards, and here’s a white hot one I made during DTGD week at SplitcoastStampers (held last July 29 – August 3). If you’re wondering what DTGD is, check out SplitcoastStampers, it is one event that I join every year  – I ask my family to give me this week off – because it does wonders with my mojo (well, aside from the fact that I have an excuse for not cooking, lol!).

One of the challenges was to make an all white card, the sentiment may be black, but there’s extra points if everything, including text, is white. This card is my entry to that challenge. I used my Cricut (with SCAL)* extensively on this one: first, I cut the letters J and Y (font is Gallia) four times using Colorbok’s white textured cardstock. I stacked and glued all the letter J’s together, then did the same to the letter Y. For the ornament, I used a 1 ¾” circle punch to cut four circles. I used a border pattern from Borders, Corners and Frames to do a paper piercing on one of the circles, then stacked and glued all the circles together, just like the letters. Using the Cricut again, I cut four rectangular frames, then stacked and glued them together. I put them all together on a 5″ x 7″ piece of white cardstock, adding a ribbon and foliage (using a Martha Stewart punch) in the process. There you go, an all-white Christmas card!

*Please note that Cricut does not support units which use software other than their proprietary one.  The makers of SCAL are prohibited to support anyone using their product and a Cricut (after legal proceedings brought against the makers of SCAL) ,so if anything goes wrong, I am on my own. I’ve been using this combination of Cricut with SCAL for more than two years already, and so far, so good. For readers who want to duplicate the above project but do not have the setup that I have, I think the closest system is a Silhouette.

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4 comments so far

1.  Colleen Horner
September 3rd, 2012 at 8:01 am

What Cricut cartridge has the frame in it?
I love this card, have a Cricut and will use the font in Lovely Floral for the letters. Hope you believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

2.  Brenda
September 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

What a beautiful card! Thank you!

3.  Judy
September 26th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

What Cricut cartirdge has the frame in
it? Love the card!!!

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