Monday, August 5, 2013

Revisiting Old Cricut Cartridges - Scandinavian Christmas Cards

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I know that Christmas is still months away.  However, I DO NOT want to be finishing cards the week before Christmas this year.  I want to take time to enjoy the little things around the Christmas season and not be rushing to finish.  I want to spend time focusing on Jesus - the reason for the season.  I want to spend days with my family.  I want to make lots of candy and bake delicious treats.  I want to have a variety of cards and not just mass produce 100 or more cards that are the same.  Want to know a secret?  Last year I bought Christmas cards...shhh....

So, lets pull out those Cricut cartridges and get a kickstart to the Christmas season.  I personally don't plan to purchase new cartridges this year.  Though I may buy a few stamps (G45 has the new "12 Days of Christmas" set), I really want to use up my stash while revisiting some old Cricut cartridges.

I chose Scandinavian Christmas Cards for my first set of Christmas cards because it was a cartridge that I purchased for my mother-in-law a couple of years ago.  Her family was originally from Norway and each year we incorporate some Norwegian tradition in our celebrations.  Mom went home to Jesus in May and I wanted to share her cartridge with you.

I grabbed the following items from my stash:
Coordinations - Dark yellow paper
Recollections -  "Cabin Fever" (card base, green layer); Clear craft plastic; "Joyful Song" (tone on tone behind bells)
The Paper Studio - "Holiday" Red for bow
Yellow paper (no name printed on the paper) - from my stash
Distress Ink - Fired Brick
"Christmas Borders" stamp set (inside of the card - possibly from Recollections)
ATG and Zig 2-way glue pen



Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.


2 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! I love the design and the pretty paper!! It's fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Nice card! I hope to pick a weekend and spend it making holiday cards this year... before the month of December! Carri~Abusybee