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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Artfully Sent Noel Card and Team Meeting!

Today I had the privilege of hosting another team meeting - to gather with girls that have become sisters - to spend the day together learning, creating, eating, and laughing! (I always forget to take a picture when everyone is here!!!)

We talked about the new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection and ALL that you can create with it - from cards, to mini albums, to layouts and home decor!

Then we had lunch - a recipe I got from Jeanette Lynton's new Make It From Your Heart blog - Chicken Alfredo! You can find the recipe here. It was delicious, along with some hot rolls and a salad.

Then after a slice of cherry pie from Jessica, we settled in to make an Artfully Sent Pop-Up Card! 

I began scouting out ideas on Pinterest for our card and found one created by Jody Gustafson - (you can see her card here). It's a 5 x 7 card that really has a beautiful presentation!

I love our new Glacier colored cardstock and decided to emboss a piece with the Quatrafoil Embossing Folder. Then I used one of the Pocket Cards with "noel" cut out of the center. I welded a few snowflakes onto the card in Cricut Design Space so they would leave cut outs on the card. I put some scrap pieces of silver glitter paper behind the snowfakes and left the noel open. The pocket card has a plain white card to go behind it which gives the noel a white background. Then I added a Glacier plain pocket card slightly larger as a mat underneath! A few silver sequins and some silver shimmer trim and the front is complete!!

Want to see the inside? The nativity scene just POPS OUT giving lots of dimension and depth! The inside liner is cut from Glacier cardstock and has a star cut out at the top. I simply backed the star with silver glitter paper before adding it to the white card base. And because I had the snowflakes cut out from the front of the card, I decided to use them on the inside, on a strip of silver shimmer trim at the bottom. Now the black and silver theme is more balanced inside!

The Artfully Sent cartridge will cut the tabs you need to create the pop outs for this scene. And the Cricut Explore has a stylus attachment that will score the fold lines as well, making it ever EASIER to assemble!

Trust me, this card was SO easy we were done in just minutes - instead of the usual 1-2 hours we spend on a project! You can find the pieces to make this card on pg. 46 of the Artfully Sent booklet. And you are welcome to use my Design Space file here to recreate this card yourself! (You will have to cut out the cardstock pieces from the front by hand.)

But guess what? These card pieces can EASILY be used on a layout or a home decor piece!

The Noel pocket card is the same size as I used on the card, only this time I didn't add the snowflakes. I created the text "the first" and cut it out of the grey glitter paper. I also cut out some star from the grey glitter paper and a grey glitter paper mat!

The nativity scene was cut out a little larger than the card and mounted on an 11" half circle. Sprinkle a few white enamel stars in the sky and it's done! So easy, and a beautiful home decor item for the holidays or a companion page for one of your layouts!

Here is the Design Space file for the framed artwork if you want to recreate it!
Happy Creating!

PS - If you join my team, you are welcome to attend my meetings in person or online and create along with us! Contact me for more information or click here to see the available consultant kits and more info. I'd love to have you join us!!


  1. Love both projects (and the picture of the YUMMY food)...really LOVE the shadow box!!!