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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Week 23: Melanie's favorite cards of the season

Hello, everyone! This is Melanie and I thought we could do a recap of my favorite cards we made for Christmas. Joy would call this running the best of Wally. ;-)


The first card is cut from that adorable mini 'Snow Friends' cartridge. I used the new Crate paper line called 'North Pole' and Core'dinations cardstock.



This little snowman is cut at 3". The snow is just torn core'dinations cardstock.



Also, the sentiment is a sticker from the paper pack. It was too perfect not to use!



This next card is one that Tammy did, and I absolutely loved it when I saw it.

The frame around the photo is from STAND & SALUTE (pg61) and was cut out at 5 3/4".



The hat and the mittens are both from WINTER WOODLAND (pgs 48 & 49) and were cut out at 2" each.







Can't forget the inside. Great for a personal message, or you could print your sentiments up on the computer and attach it here. The scalloped square is from WINTER WOODLAND.




This last card is one that Joy made. I thought this gingerbread man looked good enough to eat!







He was cut at 4" using the regular and shadow keys on the From the Kitchen cartridge. She also used the layers feature key to make his eyes, mouth and buttons.

I hope you liked these cards as much as we liked making them! When we come back next year we will have so many more cards to show you. I think you guys are going to love our new format.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week!



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88 comments:

yvette said...

Oh I can't wait to see the new format. Though I am scared it's gonna end up costing me a lot of money, when I see you girls make awesome stuff with cartridges I don't have yet hahahahaha :):)

Nate's Mimi said...

I love all the cards I've seen. Hard to pick a favorite! I am anxiously awaiting The Calendar Girls!

Felicia said...

Thanks for the recap of your favorite christmas cards. Maybe I should start on my 2010 cards this week - yeah right!

Rose said...

So cute and inspiring! Love this site!

Leslie Dick said...

I love the snowman card. I have two others, the reindeer card that was made for a swap and the card with the jingle bell. I made the bell card and used it for a gift card holder. TOO CUTE and TOO EASY

dawnie mc said...

we need more thanks for the fun keep up the good work

Susan said...

I can't wait for all the differt ideas for the rest of the year! I am officially hooked on this blog. (As well as your individual blogs)

Cindy said...

I can see why these were chosen as favorite... they are wonderful!! Looking forward to the Calendar Girls!

Marty said...

looking forward to the new year and new blog although how do improve on something that didn't need it

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Looking forward to the new season of Christmas With The Cricut!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

All of these cards are so adorable! It makes me want to start next years' cards! Thanks for posting these.

Summer Braxton said...

cute stuff!

Cindylu2u said...

These are soo cute!! Excited about up and coming Holidays too, with the Calendar Girls!! Thanks!!

Sue S. said...

Great cards! Thanks!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Janet Z said...

All 3 cards are adorable! Can't wait to see the new format!

Anonymous said...

Love the recap on the cards and I'm looking forward to next year and seeing all the lovely creations!

Ellen
lashaiamen@hotmail.com

Angela C. said...

Fun and cute cards. Thanks

Carol said...

Cute cards ... I love all 3. Now I can't wait to see what you create as you become the "Calendar Girls" hmmm ... so which one of you will be the first PIN-UP Girl??? Come on now, fess up! *wink* (sorry, I couldn't resist asking that) =)!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR Ladies!

Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Shari said...

Love your favorites and the gingerbread is my favorite - tooooo cute! Can't wait to see what you have planned for 2010

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing the favorite cards! Inspires me to get busy to make cards for all seasons!

Rose said...

IT's Hard for me to pick a favorite, I have so many. I would like to know if we will be able to go back and look at videos and some of are favorite cards on CWTC, I'm always going back looking to see what I need.(when I get a new cart. I go back & look up what you Ladies did.) Love your Calendar Girl Sign you Ladies are full of heart!!!
Thanks
Rosebud222222222

Pigott Clan said...

such cute cards!!!

eiyiyi said...

Great picks ladies. All of them are wonderful.

Mari Harpham said...

All the cards and projects were delightful. I'm glad that I didn't have to chose only 3. j
I can't wait for Calendar Girls. Cute name.

tmichale said...

Great choices for fav cards! Can't wait to see the new format! Your blog makes my day!

:0) Terri from Texas

Lisa said...

Love those cards!!! Another fav of mine was the Winter Woodland cut card with packing tape & glitter, so much fun!!! Although my Husband couldn't figure out why I was so darn adamant about getting some more packing tape. Sheesh! I had to wait until he needed it!!! grrrr

I can't wait to see the new blog, and continue on with you Crafty Calendar Girls!!!!

I believe this is my mostest favoritist blog EVAH! ;)

Lisa Sturgill

kim said...

My favorite was the one with the mittens. Thanks for continueing with this blog. We love it

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

Oh, I just adore that gingerbread man!

lynn said...

Wow great cards i made 55 this xmas cant wait to get started again...lol I ve said i need to start in summer so i dont have to do them all at once hopefully this new yr. i can really do it...lo thanks for great ideas...
Lynn

Jessica said...

I wondered what you would call the site after Christmas was over! I love it "Calendar Girls" Is so appropriate! Loved the cards, both then and now! TFS

PenLight said...

Wow, there were so many to choose from as favorites, these were wonderful choices though!! Wonderful!! Looking forward to the Calendar Girls!

- - Sheryl - - said...

cute idea - I'll do the same on my blog !

Anonymous said...

So cute. Looking forward to the New Year with lots of new inspiring ideas! Shane

imafarmgirl said...

How on earth did you do the fluff on the hat and mittens? Cool Beans. So glad the Calendar Girls will continue to give eye candy. imafarmgirl

Anne said...

All of the card designs were wonderful. I loved the gingerbread I just simplified it for my use.

My other favorites were week 16 the ornament card and week 18 the Christmas tree card. I made a few of these.

I'll be honest I am not a card maker so I went for the simplified or I simplified the fancy card to fit my personality/time.

The best part about making the cards is the sentiment, Merry Christmas! I still like to see that on my Christmas cards and it's getting harder and harder to find that sentiment on printed cards.

The 3 cards you selected were beautifully done.

Susan De Crafter said...

Still great cards.

Lee Ellen said...

Next year you are bringing us a new format. Do you realize next year is in two days? I can sit here,in front of my computer, and hold my breath that long. I'm so excited.

Lee Ellen
wigellen@aol.com

debbie said...

I can't wait to see all of the new ideas you all have for the new year for us. Thank you all for your time and hard work........have a wonderful and safe NEW YEAR!

Chris said...

I love all your cards. I did not make my cards this year and really missed not doing it. I have so many ideas for next year. I need to get started right away and make a few at a time so when Christmas comes I am not overwhelmed with making cards. Love your blog. Happy New Year. Chris

stephanie said...

Great ides.

Lynn B said...

Yes these cards were some of my favorites as well. I look forward every morning to more inspriration from you three. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cards, cannot wait for the Calendar Girls.
Helen from Flower Mound

ShanzMom said...

I am looking forward to a great 2010 with Christmas with the Cricut. Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

Oh yeah Melanie. These were some of my favorites too. It is so hard to really pick a favorite. I'll take one of each please. heehee.
I am looking forward to seeing what projects you ladies are bringing to us in the New Year.
Debbie from The Colony

Scrappin Melissa said...

Great rerun of the favorites! Thanks for your hard work and I'm looking forward to more great projects with the new year.

Brens Designs said...

I have loved every project you guys have shared. These cards are so cute! A lot of talent has went through this blog. I appreicate your sharing. Thanks.

ashjoy said...

Very cute!

Stefanie said...

These are so cute. Great job on these cards.

Thanks
Stefanie
chrisandstef@sympatico.ca

Sarah said...

Must have been hard to pick only 3 cards as your favs--you ladies have made so many great projects. Thanks for the recap

jennydecuir said...

Maybe I'll get started on cards for next Christmas, now! These were truely inspirational. Thanks for all the hard work, ladies.

jmag911 said...

I agree with the others! I am addicted to this blog! I love checking the updates everyday! I am so glad you ladies are going to keep this going! Can't wait to see what is in store for 2010! Jeannette M.

Anonymous said...

The cards are cute. I am looking forward to the new format. I have enjoyed all the projects you have shared and have learned so much from this site. Thanks so much
Carolyn
cccsun55@aol.com

chriswooten57 said...

all the cards you ladies make here are just beautiful. thank you for sharing all the projects with us.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Love - Love - Love the cards! Thank you so much for sharing...
Deanne
dgutierez1@msn.com

Kris in AK said...

I can't wait to see the new site! This is so exciting and I'm sooooooooooo glad you'll be covering all holidays! Go Calendar Girls!!
Kris in AK
funamom @ yahoo dot com

mahuntington said...

Your new name is perfect. Looking forward to another year of beautiful projects.
Mary Ann
mahuntington@wavecable.com

scrappinpatty said...

Those were great cards!!!

Sheila McShea said...

Great cards, I think I like the ginger bread man the most. Thank you.

Kim. said...

Three beautiful cards all having their own super elements of fun. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what your next aventures bring.
Kim xXx

MrsPaperRose said...

The snowman card was one of my favorites too! Like everyone else who loves this blog... I'm super excited to see the new format that will feature the Crafty Calendar Girls' Coolest Creations!

Paula said...

How do you pick just 3! I think they all are fabulous!

Anna11102 said...

How did you manage to narrow it down to three???
~Anna

Grandma Nancy said...

I agree that they are really, really cute but how in the world did you choose only 3? Can't wait until you start again.

Nana Mouse said...

I can't hold my breath until Calendar Girls starts up as purple isn't my favorite skin tone!

Everything ya'll did and the Guest Designers, too, were well over the top!

I don't follow blogs as a general rule but, this one and your personal ones have become a daily need.

Peggy

Peggy

Crafty Sue said...

Can't wait to see what you have in store for the new holidays coming. TFS

Anonymous said...

All your cards were so beautful. I enjoyed checking in each day to see what new idea you gals came up with. Looking forward to the New Year with you.

deelepage@hotmail.com

sgute said...

I thought all the cards were great! I wonder what you have in store for us with The Calenar Girls?TFS!
sgute61@hotmail.com

janine_jepsen said...

You all make it look so effortless! The cards are darling as always!

Suzanne said...

I am so impressed that you could narrow your cards down that far. I thought they were all beautiful and great!
Thank you Melanie.
Sue
wanats@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for another peek at them. Looking forward to the upcoming year with you!
susanJ

tinkerbug said...

I loved all the cards you ladies made, even the guests.I am looking forward to the new year and the new ideas from you and other guests. I am just glad you ladies are continuing this, you are awesome.

Christine said...

Hi guys! During the live thingy a couple of weeks ago you talked about Serenade and the other store unique carts going on sale at other places. There was also one at Micheals and one at Target.

I was in Roberts Crafts (which is a craft store in Utah owned by Provo craft) last week talking to the gal in charge of Cricuts. Anyway, she said that those exclusive carts would go on sale at http://www.robertscrafts.com/ 30 days after they went exclusive at the other store. I haven't seen Serenade on there website though.

If you sign up for their e-newsletter you can get notice of there sales. They have carts on sale often!

Just thought you might want to know!

Blessings,
Christine

dotygirl said...

Oh man you tease me into wanting these cartridges. I love these three cards and already looking for ideas for next year. Hummm. Thanks and Happy New Year.

LoriNSC said...

Very nice cards!

Brandi said...

Great cards!! I love the Gingerbread man card...it just doesn't get any cuter!! Looking forward to Calendar Girls....can't wait to see some Valentine's Day ideas!!!

Brandi
brandiadams77@gmail.com

mclaughfam said...

Loved seein those cards again! My cartridges are slowly but surely starting to pile up and I still haven't even learned how to fully use my Cricut yet! LOL I was wondering if there is going to be more focus on layouts this year? Not that I don't absolutely love doing cards, cause I do. Alot of the techniques I can use on my layouts too. Just curious. Keep up the great work!
Jen

Jennifer said...

cutest lil snoman card ive ever seen :)

worship_423@yahoo.com

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

All cute stuff!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

All cute stuff!

mgcreative said...

wow, they're really cute :)

Sharlotte said...

Very cute!

1CardCreator said...

I love the cards, and I really love that you always tell us what number you made your cuts at. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that.
Happy New Year! ~Diane

Bug Junkie said...

OMG, those are Adorable cards!!!! I Love "The Calander Girls"!!!!! Hope you all have a Safe and Happy New Year!

khd said...

I did really love the snowman one. That was one of my favorites! :)

Keisha

- - Sheryl - - said...

I have listed my fav on my blog as well. Happy New year to all

DiAnne said...

Just darling!!!

nanapuddin said...

I don't know how you could choose just 3! They were all great! Can't wait to start next years! Looking forward to seeing what you "Calendar Girls" will do to follow such a great act!

Bytesprite said...

You picked good ones. The sitting snowman is one of my favs too.

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