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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

WEEK8 - Home Decor Christmas Card Holder



Hello Everyone! This is Tammy with your Tuesday Home Decor! Wow! We are in WEEK8 with only 14 weeks left in our countdown to Christmas! I tell ya... Joy, Melanie and I are totally enjoying this adventure and are so happy that so many are sharing it with us! This week we add yet another element to our blog that we feel will make it even better... patterned paper sponsors! Our first weekly sponsor is no other than COSMO CRICKET and not only do you get to preview the new SWEETHEART cartridge from Provocraft, but you get to preview the new 2009 Christmas line from COSMO CRICKET called 'Jolly By Golly'. Click HERE to see the whole line and to order.


I teamed the COSMO CRICKET patterned papers up with my favorite CORE'DINATIONS of course! Used the CHOCOLATE BOX collection... yum!


Added a little sage green ribbon...


.... some chipboard that I cut 12"x6"....



... and some plastic lightweight clothes pins.



I used the Corner Medallion from the new SWEETHEART cricut cartridge, cut at 2 3/4" with a Core'dinations whitewash with a cream backing. I embossed each medallion with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.



I shadowed my medallions with the Core'dinations Chocolate with green backing...


...then lightly sanded my shadow pieces and my medallions. Like Melanie said yesterday, you have to be careful sanding this delicate cut. A little tip: I glued it to the shadow piece and then sanded it.



I covered my 12"x6" piece of chipboard with my red holly COSMO CRICKET paper, then lined my corner medallions down each side as a border. Shadowed my 'Playday' paper (COSMO CRICKET) with some CORE'DINATIONS Chocolate Box with a red backing, sanded the edges and pop dotted the whole thing.


The top of my card holder is alot like the popular top note, but I like this one better. It is called 'cartoche' and is located on the SWEETHEART cartridge. I cut it at 7 3/4" out of chipboard with my deep cut blade, using the MULTI CUT at 3 times. Then layered it first with the Core'dinations Chocolate Box with red backing, second with the Cosmo Cricket 'playday' paper and last with a Core'dinations cream cardstock which I inked the edges with red.



The sentiment "Season's Greetings" is from the CHRISTMAS NOEL cartridge. It was cut at 2 1/2" out of the Core'dinations Chocolate Box with a sage green backing. I then turned the cardstock over (with the green backing facing up) and cut the shadow pieces. I embossed the words with my Cuttlebug Damask folder. The chipboard holly is also from the Cosmo Cricket Holly By Jolly line.



Here it is hanging on my entryway closet door with Christmas cards clipped to it.



I love how the center piece turned out... those corner medallions make a great border and would look beautiful on a scrapbook layout also.



I connected my two pieces together with my sage ribbon.


Here's a peek at the back... see... just two pieces of chipboard and six clothespins. Add 2 yards of ribbon and 6 pieces of cardstock and you got a pretty inexpensive project!


If you don't want to clip several cards in each clothespin, you can easily add one or two more 6"x12" pieces of chipboard to the bottom and connect them with matching ribbon.


Hope you liked my Christmas Card Holder featuring the new SWEETHEARTS & CHRISTMAS NOEL cartridges, Core'dinations Chocolate Box & Whitewash cardstock and the new 'kid' on the blog... COSMO CRICKET'S Jolly By Golly 2009 Christmas line.

Tomorrow, Melanie will blow you away with Gift Tags and the cutest package/box yet!!

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Anonymous said...

Wow! What will you think of next!?

Nicole

Scossie Jane said...

At last, a perfect solution to the where to hang the cards this year - and no Blu Tack!!!!!

Great project, love the Cosmo Cricket papers - and as Nicole said "What next!?" Loving it all xx

Monique said...

Wow. I love it !!

Monique

Maria said...

Wow! I just love it!

Sparksgal said...

Love it - very cute!

Stephanie said...

I love it. Those corner medallions make the project. Thanks.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

Jennifer B. said...

That is the cutest card holder I have ever seen! Great tutorial!

Diana said...

Beautiful papers!
Thanks again for such wonderful projects.

Cassandra said...

What a great way to display your Christmas Cards! And with Clothes Pins!! Very Creative! Thank you again for such a great Project!
Cassandra

BECKY said...

really nice,would be great to hang our cards at work

Becky Becerra said...

Wow! Nice Christmas card holder. Too bad my Cricut is already packed up and ready to be moved. I would love to make some of these projects. Thanks for showing us all of the different things you can use your cartridges for. I appreciate it!
Thanks,
Becky Becerra
jnrbecerra@yahoo.com

Becky Becerra said...

Wow! Nice Christmas card holder. Too bad my Cricut is already packed up and ready to be moved. I would love to make some of these projects. Thanks for showing us all of the different things you can use your cartridges for. I appreciate it!
Thanks,
Becky Becerra
jnrbecerra@yahoo.com

Nate's Mimi said...

What a great idea. I wonder if it could be made longer? We get many Christmas cards.

Katie said...

This is amazing. I love it!

Scrappin Melissa said...

This is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

scrapblu said...

How cute! How do you come up with your ideas?

SueAnn said...

Great idea, I love those papers.
Thanks

Susan De Crafter said...

I really like your medallion border. A great idea. And, I am definitely going to have to get more of that coredination paper! Thanks.

tanya said...

Very nice! I always keep thinking that using my cricut is limited to cards and LO's. I really need to start to broaden my thinking!!!you guys are so creative!

Christina B said...

OMGGG I think this is my fav yet!!! I love it!! Definitely would need to make it longer

Mary said...

What a wonderful idea! It is beautiful.
Love this site!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! SO classy and elegant!!!!I love it and of course you all are enabling me with the Sweethearts!

Kris said...

What a great idea. I love it TFS

Randi said...

what a great idea for a card holder. Its fantastic! great job as always and again thank you for sharing.

DeeDee said...

I am so glad I found this blog..I love your creations..

Ann G said...

How do you come up with these ideas? I want just a part of your creativeness!

Rachel said...

What a fantastic idea, I especially love the "Season's Greetings" part of the sign, very vintage christmas-y ;0)

Debbie said...

I love this card holder. I have a friend that lives in an assisted living community. I can see the beautiful top part hanging on her door instead of the traditional Christmas wreath. Her door would be the talk of the community. Her neighbors might even be a little jealous. Thanks.
Debbie from The Colony

Deb said...

I am so loving ALL the creations being posted.....this one would be a great gift for a special friend. Thanks so much for sharing all your ideas with us.

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

Nice project. I was wondering about mini-albums. At the end of the page says that you all are going to do mini-albums as a gift option, was that changed? Thanks.

Heather said...

I love it!!! Such a great idea.

Pam said...

Very cute--and Cosmo Cricket is one of my very favorite lines!

penny said...

Wow!!! look at all the detail that went into making this.... incredible!!

Doodlebugs said...

Very pretty. Another creative creation

LisaRN499 said...

WOW!! Gorgeous project, and you explained it so well!!!! What great gifts these would make! I'm excited that Cosmo Cricket is sponsoring ya'll as well! I love the line, it's so beautiful (*gasp*, due I dare say I like it better than BG???) LOL!

Best Regards,
Lisa

Brens Designs said...

That is so cute! What a great idea. Love the Cosmo Cricut stock.

Kate Smith said...

I Love it! Thanks for the great idea. The paper is very cute, too. I'll have to check it out.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful & functional...great combination!

Melinda's World said...

That is AWESOME! I cant wait for the next one.

Anonymous said...

Love the paper and what a great project. Thanks for sharing.

Becky W.
Hugo, MN
polarcubsck@yahoo.com

scoutmom said...

Very pretty. I'm gonna have to get some new paper......

Melissa S said...

That is wonderful. I just love Cosmo Cricket!!

Melissa

Laurinda said...

I like this alot. How can you go wrong with paper that is also chocolate? Not possible!

Laurinda (Cricut MB)

4kids4 said...

Another great project! Love those cuts from the Sweetheart cart - they are sweet! And the Cosmo Cricket papers are yummy! TFS!

~Sharon

Tammy D said...

I love this. I can't wait to get started on it!

Mimi said...

ohhh, I really like this! Clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

ralphieadie said...

Great idea. I look forward to seeing each posting.

Southern Cricut said...

This is a beautiful project. I love the medallions on the Sweethearts cartridge.

corrdl22 said...

Amazing card holder!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Debra said...

This is a great project and so inovative! Wow! I love everything you do here.

Teresa said...

I really don't know how you come up with all your ideas! Great job. Thank you.

Teresa

Kimberly C. said...

I love how it's innexpensive and yet so adorable! Boy does Cricut make life not only more decorative but tons of fun!! Thank you again for the wonderful ideas! Ü

chris.kim33@yahoo.com

Vera Matson said...

So many great ideas, one after another! I've got to get that sweetheart cartridge!!!

Sandra said...

Super cute Idea! I love it! I might have to try this one!
Sandra

Katie said...

Great idea. I never know what to do with my Christmas cards. Thanks

debbie said...

Another hit project gals. I just love the project and the paper used.
This is a great solution for the where to put all of our Christmas cards.
thanks for sharing and all of your hard work.

laneyhollo said...

This is Great, another must try, tfs.

RAP said...

Love it. I need a Christmas card holder.

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful card holder!Awesome papers used!

Jana said...

Great tutorial. Very cute, thank you again.

DogLover said...

Very Nice.

Colleen said...

I love coming here each day just to see what new and awesome thing you have to show us. Love the Cosmo Cricket papers.

toaster said...

Very clever and very practical!

pnlwallace said...

Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Lisa

Amanda said...

That is very Beautiful :0)
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Melissa said...

WOW! That is so creative! Great idea, thanks!
Mel C

Brandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't say enough about it!!

Stacey said...

A great piece of work! Love the idea. Beautiful color choices.
Stacey
sunezgirl@clearwire.net

Patty said...

Great project! I was looking for a way to display cards and I think this will be it!

Rebecca said...

WOW!!! I Love it! Great project, I can't wait to start making it.

Heidi said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Thank you again for another great idea!

wilonestar said...

That is gorgeous, no other word for it.

Nancycs said...

That is very pretty! I like that chocolate paper. I need some of that!

Annette S said...

what a great idea! Love it!

Jessica said...

Love this, I usually hang my cards on the door anyway, so this will just add too the pretty! TFS

Marie R said...

You ladies are a collective crafting genius! You find great ways to use such unique paper into such unique projects. I am learning from the masters!

-Grasshopper (AKA Marie R from Frisco TX)

CraftT1 said...

WOW!! What a great project. I need to make several of these. Thanks so much.

Sherri said...

WOW!!!!What a great way to display cards, and that paper, I Love it. thanks Tammy
SherriC.

Pamela said...

I just bought some of that chocolate paper, wow! This is a great idea and love the tip about gluing the delicate piece down before you sand it.
Pam

Carol said...

Oh WOW ... Tammy this is adorable ... I totally love this. Great idea for displaying your holiday cards ... I will definitely be making this one. Thanx for sharing the idea! Ü
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

BrandiLynn said...

Wow I am always so amazed what can be done with the cricut and this is no exception, its absolutely beatiful

Maria said...

Your Christmas card holder is beautiful!!! I love it!

Jeanene said...

Very elegant design...love it! Jeanene

janst said...

wow, this is a really useful piece for Christmas. More power to your elbow

Sam said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to get started on this project. I'm loving all of your creative ideas.

aimado said...

I have done a card holder before, but this looks so elegant. I guess I better retire my old one!

Mrs B said...

Wow! Great idea! I just love this site!
CindyB

Krista Orr said...

oh i love it! i can't wait to make one of my own. Now if only people gave me christmas cards, LOL

mekei said...

Beautifully amazing. What I really appreciate are the tips that I get about using the Cricut within the tutorials. You guys are brilliant!

Scrapstampnmama said...

OMG, this is a great idea, I am going to make one of these for my "Special" cards this year!

Maria said...

Another awesome project. Gonna have to get some of that paper!

Judy said...

Beautiful, I like the Christmas Card Holder idea!

Lori in SC said...

That is really cute, you've given me so many great projects to work on.

Helen said...

More great projects! I really need to start soon if I'm going to make all these wonderful things you keep showing us!!

Preoccupied said...

Wow that's gorgeous. I love the cosmo cricket paper you chose. I must go shopping! hee hee
tina

zonieflygirl said...

That is so pretty and classy. I love the decorative papers you used. Can't wait until tomorrow to see what you gals come up with.

Lynn B said...

OK now I want the Sweetheart cartridge! By the way what type of glue did you use adhering the clothspins to the back?

kim said...

I can not believe it. These projects just keep getting better and better. You hit another one out of the ballpark. Thanks

Kim

CathieForman said...

What a great project. I love the cartoche cut and Jolly by Golly paper. I don't have these cartridges but I know I can make something very similiar with what I have.
cathie forman

Kristina said...

That is so pretty! I'm loving the shapes on the Sweethearts cartridge. Who'd of thought you could use it for Christmas?

charian69 said...

So pretty, I would love to make this!

Tanya said...

Wow. That is all I can say!

Kim W said...

Another terrific project. Well done.

gkwright@eastlink.ca

missy said...

I love all the detailed instructions and variety of ideas! thank you so much
Missy aka new2bug
raggedyanna6@aol.com

Melissa said...

What a cute idea! I just throw my cards in a bin. May have to change that.

rita.alexander said...

Wow! What a beautiful way to display your Christmas cards! I can't wait to try out my new Sweethearts cart!! I find so much inspiration on this site! Thank you!

Kristy L said...

Love it once again!Thanks for the great idea!
teachem949@yahoo.com

Anna11102 said...

What a great way to display Christmas cards!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh! That looks sooo neat!!! I'm loving all these creative ideas!!!

Deidra
Dede670@aol.com

Sheshas Momma said...

Very nice! Love the colors.

Ann said...

I have been looking for an idea for my cards. I have the perfect spot for it. Thank you for the idea. Keep on crafting those wonderful videos.

tinkerbug said...

Love this idea. Thanks you for sharing.

Chai Dackermann

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

bettyshipe@hotmail.com

Lee Ellen said...

How beautiful! This is really a classy home decor for those Christmas cards. Eye catching.
Lee Ellen

Rhadonda said...

Thank you for the creative idea.

OEAMOM said...

What a great way to display all those christmas cards.

The Mrs. said...

That is beautiful! I love the top frame!
Thank you for your ideas!
Monique

lovinyahweh@yahoo.com

Betty said...

Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

yes thank you for the card holder. I need somewhere to hang cards and this is beautiful. Susan.

ScrappinT said...

I love this idea, as I do not have anything to put my christmas cards in or on, for that matter. It is nice to wake up in the morning and see the email from you ladies.

Wanda said...

This is amazing. I always hate the cards falling out of the holder. I never thought about clothes pins. You guys are so clever. Thanks for the ideas

Becky said...

I don't know where you all get all the great ideas.

Stefanie said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Stefanie

chrisandstef@sympatico.ca

Muggy2 said...

This is REALLY great... I love it! I want to make one!

lmtime said...
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jd said...

I love the Cosmo Cricut paper. The colors are beautiful and the designs fresh and inspiring. What a beautiful use of these papers.

blueskygirl said...

What a neat idea!

lmtime said...

Too cute!!!
Marlene

cdaily28 said...

Love the card holder I have been wanting something simple to use to display them and this will be perfect. Thanks! Also love the Cosmo Cricket line thanks so much for the link!

Corina

Lynn said...

What a clever idea, love the papers you used.

Edra said...

I own a cricut and never knew this site existed!!! I am soooooo excited to find you!!!!! Love the card holder!

Shari said...

That is just soooo beautiful! Love the berry accents - all fits so well together.

Missy K. said...

What a cute gift idea. Thanks for posting

Ladybug Diva said...

Hi Kimberly!

This is Tammy from the CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRICUT blog! You had left a comment this morning (thanks!) and asked about the mini albums, so I wanted to answer your question. Yes! We have several mini albums in the schedule... still have 14 weeks left before Christmas, so they will be spread out. We have had two mini albums posted already and they can be found under the Crafty Gift labels. Hope that answers your question! Thanks for visiting our blog, we appreciate you! Have a great day!

Tammy

alemap said...

Wow, another awesome idea.

Sandy said...

Wonderfully clever and beautiful project! TY for the inspiration!

mash723 said...

How pretty and what a great idea!! gonna have to give this one a try!!

Thanks

Corliss McBride said...

Lovely door hanger. I love what your have done with the Cosmo Cricket paper. This is taking paper crafting to another level.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! You rock with fantastic ideas.

Debbie (Tablescraps)

MariClaudi said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
MAriClaudi

Anonymous said...

Being new to the Cricut, I find the ideas that are offered are wonderful. Gives me some ideas for when I get started.

iluvmybugs said...

Pretty and functional...great job!!! Love the Cosmo Cricket paper!!!


~Terry

MClark said...

You are so talented!! Thanks for sharing!

Sari said...

I just love it...love it!

Kim said...

Oh my goshhhhhhh!!! I LOVE this!
I'm amazed at how the ideas just keep on coming!!

Dreama said...

How elegant this looks. I love it.

cindyh said...

Beautiful!

Barb said...

What a fantastic project! I have to make this!
Barb Moyer

Mary S said...

Lovely paper! What a novel idea for a card holder. Where do you come up with all these great ideas? Mary S

Anonymous said...

Lovely project. Beautiful paper too! rhaun on the Cricut MB

Kelli said...

this is SUCH a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card holder, I love everything you ladies make. It's makes my day everyday when I view you wonderful creations.
KimCreate

melodyannmiller said...

I love the color combination, it is such an elegant piece. This would make a great addition to my homemade christmas gift basket, thank you!

Glenda said...

cute...keep the idea's coming

sentimental Xpressions said...

Very Nice...
Lori

Angie C. said...

So cute! I know the perfect spot for this in my house!

KimCreate said...

Love the card holder.
KimCreate

Alice H. said...

I can't wait to log on and see what new creation is waiting for me each day! Thank you so much for all your creative ideas! This one is simply ADORABLE!

Anonymous said...

That is really nice. Not too much, just simply beautiful. And yes the paper is wonderful too! Thanks again for keeping our interest and ALL the ideas! Cindy at cricutlover20@yahoo.com

ccjackson4181 said...

and the projects just keep inspiring all your readers--great job ladies. just have enjoyed this blog soooo much.

Linda said...

Awesome project and so beautiful!!
This looks like a fabulous cartridge.

grandmahotstuff5 said...

i always am looking for a pretty way to display my cards thanks for this pretty way to do it you gals are really crafty cool. Colleen

Joy said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I have needed a new Christmas card holder and this one is just perfect! Thanks so much for all of the great projects all of you have shared. What a insperation! Keep them coming!

Jodester said...

Tammy, Thanks so much for this beautiful card holder, I can't wait to make this, it is so classy and your tutorial very easy to follow. Wow, love all Cosmo Cricket papers and the Jolly by Golly range is so cute and colourful. Thanks for sharing.
Cricut hugs
Jodie from Oz

Shelley said...

Love this! And, the Cosmo Cricket papers look very cute!

Angie said...

I always wanted to make one of these! Thank you!!

Shirley said...

Great card holder, Tammy. I'm always looking for new ways to display my Christmas cards. Thanks for the instructions.

sfread171@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! Off to try it out, I might actually be ready for Christmas cards arriving this year.

Cathy D
pdafoe@xplornet.com

Angela C. said...

Love this idea. I think will make some for gifts! The paper is very cute also!

Kathy Kohner said...

What a clever and beautiful way to display cards. Another great idea.

IRW Dana said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Finally a really stylish way to display Christmas cards. Thanks so much

malindaq said...

Very pretty! Thank you!

momof2redheads said...

That is very cute! I love the Cosmo Cricket paper!

Laurieinaz said...

Wow. What a great way to display cards!

daynaba said...

cool idea! i may have to do this one too!

Anonymous said...

The cardholder looks awesome hanging on the door. Thanks for another great idea. You gals are quite a team. Thanks again.

davisgj1@comcast.net

scrappin_deb said...

Love it! So much work put into this project but it is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Emily S said...

very nice!!! Now I know what to do with all of those clothespins!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! I love how you all are able to provide "sneek peaks" of the cartridges and of the new holiday paper! I can't wait to get my hands on the new cartridges!!

Monica
fireflygnat@hotmail.com

Cricut Junkie said...

What a cute idea, thanks for sharing this project. Would even be fun for birthday cards on a childs birthday.

Denise


j-daarstad@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! How beautiful the card holder is. Thanks for sharing.

Claire
jeserijos@sbcglobal.net

riordanmm said...

The paper is great. I love the sage green alternative to the usual Christmas green!

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute project! mainelytwigs@yahoo.com

Stefy said...

You know, after you've been showing the co'ordinations, i went out and bought some. Oh man...I love this paper! I am going to make this card holder today! Is there a place where I can show you my version of it? Again, thank-you for sharing. You ladies are the best!
metweetypie@hotmail.com
stefy

jennberg79 said...

What a beautiful way to display cards!

Scrapalooza said...

What a cute card holder!

Amber H. said...

I love the cartoche shape, it's so elegant and beautiful! I think it's a GREAT alternative for those like myself who do not have a fireplace mantle to hang cards on.

Great job on the project, and EEEK 14 more weeks until Christmas?!? I better get busy!

Jes said...

beautiful :)

Ramona said...

Wonderful project!
I am not sure I understand how you adhered the clothes pins?
Did you just clip them on or are they glued in place!

pcrusberg said...

Very elegent! Love the combination of papers and colors. A bit of a departure from the red and green always seen for Christmas. Love it.
pcrusberg@aol.com

Denise DuFrene said...

I love this project, i love going out of the box. Keep up the great work, and of course thanks for sharing.

Dayleen said...

I like it! Thanks for sharing your great idea. I love the paper and will have to be on the look out for it.

Cyndi said...

Seriously! Y'all are an unending fountain of creativity! Awesome job....AGAIN!

cdickinson@bak.rr.com

Scrapamum said...

Fabulous! I just don't know how you keep bringing us all of these fantastic ideas. Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

I would have never known that we can use this cartridge for Christmas decoration. You have such a great creativity and imaginations. Love your projects.

Margi
mlunn95@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Great project--thanks for sharing

Sandy said...

What a cleaver idea! Thank you for showing the backside as well.
Nice job.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

What a fabulous project... I love it! Yummy cosmo & coredinations too!

Jenny said...

BEAUTIFUL and elegant! So nice!

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