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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Merry and Bright Sparkly Christmas Card using Winter Frolic



Back to traditional colors with my favorite Anna Griffin and October Afternoon papers!  This 5" x 7" card was made quickly and easily by folding a piece of 7" x 10"white cardstock in half.  I created the card front using red Core'dinations cardstock as a base and mounting various Anna Griffin and October Afternoon (striped paper only) onto the front.  I used the Fiskars scalloped punch to punch along the red and green cardstocks.


The "Merry and Bright" word art comes from the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge.  I cut it at 2-1/2" and layered it using red and green glitter cardstock from DCWV.  LOVE that stuff!  Use Scotch Quick Dry glue to adhere it down as that actually sticks glitter paper to glitter paper.  I layered that onto two circles cut at 5-1/4" and 6" using the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge (note that those are NOT real dial size so the circles aren't actually that large a size).  I ran the red circle through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  I pop dotted the whole thing onto the front.


Side view of the card.  My little white border got wiggled when I handled it to photo.  I put some heavier adhesive onto it following the photo shoot...


I decorated the inside of the card with a scrap of Anna Griffin paper that I cut with the Fiskars scallop punch.  I stamped a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

Ba-zinga!  Done!

Tune in tomorrow for Melanie's next fabulous Christmas card!

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Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

I can tell you really love Xmas cards or time... Love the card!

My Scrap Diary said...

I think your mom was onto something when she named you Joy because you truly en-Joy (lol, bad pun) the christmas season. Im also refering to the word Joy used as a staple word for the christmas holiday.
Thanks for the massive inspiration!!!
Jess M.

HappyExpressions said...

Beautiful card! I love all the glitter.

Craftyanny said...

Smashing card, love the bright bold look
Anne x

Cassandra said...

Absolutely Perfect! Just my kind of Christmas Card. This really puts me in the Spirit!

AnneMaflan said...

Your creativity is really going to inspire a lot of us to get an early start on our winter cards. Loving the bold colors. It's impossible not to smile when looking at this beauty. :o)

TFS!


AnneMaflan on the Cricut MB

Amy K said...

Love it - especially the sparkly Merry and Bright!
Thanks for the inspiration to do more with the inside of a card too.

Anonymous said...

I am loving the new christmas carts-cute card.
kateb@buckeye-express.com

Angie said...

Love it!!!

Glora said...

This is gorgeous!!!!

Debby said...

Love this card, so bright and cheerful.
angel hugs
Debby

Brens Designs said...

I love this card! You are inspiring me to actually get started on my Christmas cards early this year. TFS

Lynne said...

Love this card especially the sentiment. I like how you have put a border of the paper inside, just finished it off perfectly!
xx

Short Scrapper said...

Beautiful! I'm already getting into the spirit of the season . . .

Parcha said...

Nice card. LOVE the colors!!! those are my favorite x-mas colord.
Thanks.

Amy said...

Gorgeous!

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Ba-zinga back. Beautiful card. I think Leonard would love it;}

Kelly Rae said...

I love starting on my Christmas cards early. And, I love this card! Thanks for sharing. I subscribe and I am a follower. Would love to win the Robotz! Thanks, Kelly

Crystal said...

Well that card is "Merry and bright".....teehee!!!

sucor said...

Love it! So beautiful with the glitter!

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the large sentiment - the focus of the card. Fab cs

Sharon said...

Great card -traditional colours and verse!
Sharon

amayo said...

What a great simple card, easily mass reproducible. Thanks for the tip on adhesive that works with glitter, I needed that info.
Alyssa
alyssa at mayofamily dot com

Nancy said...

cool card

adisaac said...

I love this card! The papers are awesome.

Indira said...

Beatiful paper and pretty paper.

Dana said...
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blueskygirl said...

Beautiful card-love the paper!

Dana said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing and for the tip for gluing glitter to glitter paper.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

sgute61 said...

Love it! Thanks for the tip on glueing glitter paper.

Tammy said...

Joy,
I love this card, Winter Frolic is a certainty on my wish list!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tammy

Sandra said...

love the dimension and sparkle!
Sandra

Diane said...

You are getting me in the Christmas spirit and it is only August!

debbie said...

This card is really Merry and Bight...just as it states. I just love Christmas cards and this one is a great inspiration to start mine!

Rhonda said...

Great card Joy! Absolutely LOVE it!

galvananahs said...

I love this card Joy!!! The paper combinations are awsome. I would like to get this cartrige.

laneyhollo said...

another darling card. I love Anna Griffin too. Thanks for sharing.

Kath said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Love it!!! Very festive, you almost have me in the mood :)

TheLastOfNine said...

Love the idea if adding a pop of color inside.
Gloria

Joy said...

Oh what a darling card...love the traditional colors!!!! They are my favorites !
xoxo Joy

KidzNkritters said...

Sparkly! What a lovely card.

Diane said...

Love how you used the cordinations on the front.....very cheerful card!!

Deb R said...

Love all the patterns. Thank you.

Blue6366 said...

Great job.....love the way this one turned out.

Bobbi said...

Such a great card. I love the Merry and Bright. TFS

Dena said...

Love the layering and fun, bright Christmas colors!

JoEllen said...

Only 4 months until Christmas! Eek! I love this card, the dimension is great.

toaster said...

I love the papers you are using for these cards.

Creative Char said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

The Kansas Stephens said...

As much as you extend your creativity with cuttle bug (love, love love the swiss dot folder), I may have to look into it. The card totally reminds me of Christmas and candy canes.

mary stuart said...

Love your card, Joy!
Love that glitter card stock, too

GiGi said...

I love it! The colors, the layout of the card, everything!

Ann said...

It is definitely MERRY & BRIGHT!!!!!
Love everything about it ~ the scallops, paper, pop dots, glitter, etc. etc.
Mstgane
Ann

CARDS by SUSAN said...

What a great card. LOVE the traditional colors
Thanks for sharing
Susan

ellen s. said...

gorgeous gorgeous!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Love this card! It's merry and bright!

Donna said...

This card is so Merry & Bright! Love it!

janeskeepsakes said...

I love the colors and the look of this card. Thank you for sharing.

Santaread said...

I love it so bright and cheery.

JPALM3746 said...

Great card and it is definitely "Merry and BRIGHT". Are we starting a countdown to Christmas yet? I've really started thinking about Christmas again, since it's been such a busy year.

alwayscharlie said...

Great card! Love all the sparkle! You're starting to make me think about Christmas!

Ryansmaama said...

I love the card, especially the traditional colors. Thanks for sharing with us.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Lynn B said...

The colors and the cuts work prefectly together in this card.

AShu93 said...

Beautiful card! I especially like the holly & striped papers.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Love this card.

Cheri said...

I love this card. It is very beautiful. You are inspiring me to start my Christmas Cards!

Amanda said...

I am LOVING these cards!! Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Susan said...

Terrific work! Love the colors ~ love that you're working on Christmas cards!
SusanJ

Tammy D said...

Love it!

Beverly said...

What a cute card! Love the glitter and the scallops!

Nancycs said...

I really love this card! Love the Merry and Bright cut! I have the papertrey stamps too! TFS

Country Twinkle said...

Very cheery and bright.

Marys stamping and scrapping said...

Love the card. thanks for sharing..

AmandaB said...

Wow, what a great Christmas card.. I just love the sentiment.. Thanks for sharing it..

Amanda:0)

rebecca_geile said...

I love the traditional look of this.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love it! So bright and glitzy!

Jackie "B" said...

Very nice traditional Christmas card.The paper and glitter realy stand out. Thanks for all your inspirations.:)

di said...

Love the card ! I need to start thinking about mine for this year.

Heidi said...

What a gorgeous card! And I love that border in the inside. Everything goes so well together.

Melissa said...

I love this card Joy! So bright and cheery!

Mrs B said...

Just beautiful Joy! I love the traditional Christmas colors!
CindyB

Michelle said...

Love the glitter. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing

Jennifer said...

Oh, no, Joy! Another great Christmas cartridge!!! ;) Love your card, but feel my wish list growing...

Michelle said...

This weeks cards will definitely be scraplifted!

Gramjak said...

This is my kind of beautiful holiday card. It is inspirational and BEAUTIFUL!!!

niaggi said...

Great card!! It does make me think how CLOSE Christmas really is!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Megan H. said...

I really like this card. It's very pretty and traditional.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

LJ said...

Another beautiful card! I wish I could just visit your craft room sometime and watch as you create!

Kalen said...

Fabulous card! I'm with LJ, I want to come to your scrap room too!

Hey Jude said...

Traditional Christmas colors... love it. I really like the added piece inside. JSharer417@aol.com

AnnS said...

I too love Christmas, and I love your use of traditional colors.

chignon said...

I love this card and the cart winter frolic (I bought it because of the cute sayings like Merry and Bright). Thanks for the glue tip, I have been having trouble gluing the glitter paper so I'm off for some Scotch quick dry!

littlen said...

Very festive card. Love the bright traditional colors. TFS.

mekei said...

ok, that is really cute - and so cheery

Angie Blom said...

Oh this is just wonderful. I love the bright and cheerfullness of this card, stunning papers.

AprilsL8 said...

I love your sparkly card! Puts me in the mood for Christmas!

Deanna said...

Beautiful card, I love it. I like the glittery letters great idea.

Isabel Z said...

This IS a merry and bright card and I love it. The strip of patterned paper on the inside is a nice touch.

ScrappinT said...

Love it!!!Love Winter Frolic

Linda said...

I really like this card. Thanks for stating what glue to use on glitter paper and the tip about the real dial. When I read 6" I thought really??
All the extras like the Cuttlebug folder really make this a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing all that detail.
Linda

Brenda said...

Lovely card -- I can always use Christmas cards and this one is gorgeous.

Sue S. said...

Great card! Love the glitter letters!!

sueot33@yahoo.com

DebJoAl said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Love the holly & stripe papers!

debbie susee said...

Love this card! <3

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

What a lovely card - love me some glitter!

jennydecuir said...

As always, a wonderful card!

Valerie said...

Have to say very appealing card. I need to remember to layer as you did. thanks.
lastamper at aol dot com

Jessica Wekenman said...

Gorgeous card! I have to get that Anna Griffin Christmas paper!

Shana said...

i really need to start christmas cards, thanks for the ideas

Katherine said...

Joy, I liked the card yesterday a lot but I guess there is just nothing like the traditional colors. This is fabulous.

JenBenLola said...

Love the paper! Great card!
JenBrierley2@gmail.com

RAP said...

Merry & Bright describes that card definitely. Anyone would be cheered by finding it in their mailbox.

Debra said...

And this card is Merry and Bright! Nice job.

scraphappy said...

Love the card! I enjoy making Christmas cards as well:)

Lisa said...

beautiful job Joy!!!! The card is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!



LisaRN499

*Star said...

Such a fun and bright Christmas Card, I love it!!! tfs and have a great day!

Linda said...

Oh so hard to think about Christmas coming soon. I love this card and if I am going to make Christmas cards I better get started. Seems to take me forever to figure out the design. I think I will use this one.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Teresa said...

I love the colors and brightness of these cards.

Lisa said...

Beautiful job! Love the papers you chose.

Ticketgoddess said...

The papers make such a great card. Thanks!!
Bev B

Sally said...

Stunning card. Love the simple finish to the inside.

Keri said...

Beautiful X-mas card. Love the bright colors. So pretty.

klessard13@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I love the card and paper!
What inspiration!!

Jackie/Pa.

IRW Dana said...

Now you would think this would inspire me to start making my cards early, but I will be the one still making them in Dec. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carrie K said...

Very festive card!! You are starting to put me in the holiday mood!

Grandma4Five said...

Oh, my favorite time of year! Very cute card - thank you for sharing!
Blessings, Donna

BirdScrap said...

Such a happy card with the glitter and bright Christmas colors! Good job.

candkleo said...

Very merry! Thanks for the tip on how to stick glitter paper to glitter paper! :) Kelly candkleo@msn.com

Donna said...

This card just yells Merry Christmas in a fun, happy way. TFS

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Anonymous said...

I do love this card. I also love the way you always do the inside of your cards.
Helen from Flower Mound

Big Red Scraps said...

What a great Christmas card!

Cathy said...

Love the traditional Christmas colors. Great Job!

Grandma Nancy said...

It is a really great looking card!

Laurieinaz said...

That is one bright card!

liz said...

so simple yey so pretty! I love how you finished the inside too!
liz :o)

Scrapper69 said...

Another BEAUTIFUL Card JOY! I love the layout of the card and the look.... very pretty and traditional... :o) Can't wait to see whats next! :o)

Kris in Alaska said...

Love it! Winter doesn't seem so far off now!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Em'smom said...

super cute! I am ready for the holidays!
thanks
Lori

Karen said...

Great card. Love those papers as they are so much like Christmas wrapping paper!

Karen Wilson said...

This is so pretty. I'm loving the Xmas theme this week!

Ms. Jen said...

I was born on christmas eve, does that mean it's predetermined that we love christmas??? I think so! Great card Joy!

Connie Gail said...

You gave me lots of ideas and new techniques on this card. I enjoyed your eye for detail! Looking forward to the rest of the week and..........thank you!

Anonymous said...

That card is very bright. Makes me happy.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Just Scrappin' said...

GLITTER~! Love it!

Jen said...

Very Pretty - thanks for sharing! This looks like a must have cartridge!

Kathy said...

Love the card! I'm so excited that you are sharing Christmas projects. I can't wait to get new holiday papers and get started. Thanks!

Kristie Maynard said...

Definatly merry and bright! Very nice!

K Led said...

Oh my gosh I love it, the words are great, the colors are great, so many ideas for Christmas Cards this year.

Carie Ledbetter

Sue Boyd said...

I'm LOVING this week . . . keep it coming!

Tina said...

I love this card!!! I want to make these.

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Thanks for the inspiration to get those holiday cards done. Love the elements you used.

Dreama said...

Your card really is "Merry & Bright". Now, if I could only get in a Christmas mood and do some myself.

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty card!

4kids4 said...

Great card...I'm now officially on the lookout for that glitter cardstock...love it! TFS!

Jessica said...

Very pretty, and don't you just love Anna G's paper etc! TFS

Court said...

It's a very merry and bright card, but I have to be honest that my favorite part was your use of "ba-zinga" at the end! :) That show cracks me up. Have a great day!

Vanessa said...

Really cute! Thanks for sharing!

Nana Donna said...

What a cheery card, it is definitely merry & bright
Nana Donna

cdaily28 said...

Beautiful as always I just love it!

JenE said...

Love it! Very merry and bright!!

StefanieH said...

Great card, i love the paper. TFS.

Jingle said...

This is really cute! I love the inside paper accent!

Elaine Sigmon said...

I love to make Christmas cards! This one is beautiful. Love all the sparkle too!! There must be glitter everywhere!

Anonymous said...

What a fun Christmas card. Love the colors together.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Denise said...

Love the glitter you added to your card. So not ready to think about Christmas yet though :)

Emily said...

I love this! It is so simple yet fabulous at the same time :)

Kellie said...

Love the card, gets me excited for the holidays and ready to make some Christmas cards!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is cute! I love the holly paper!

motherloves3 said...

Love this card. It is so festive...beautiful colors.

TeresaKaufhold said...

What a bright and cheerful card! I love the sparkle, the traditional colors and the way it is pop dotted!
Thank you for sharing!

Annette S said...

Love the christmas card! It is very merry! thanks

Anonymous said...

Love your card! The 'Merry & Bright' really pops with the glitter paper. TFS

momanj

snappy scrappy said...

Love the card...the design really pops!!

Paper Blessings said...

Love, love, love this card!! It is so bright and cheery. Thanks mucho.

To Blog or not to blog said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Although i sometimes feel its too early to start on Christmas, (Mostly my brain can't wrap around the idea that it will be here before a blink of an eye) Seeing all your cards this week have made me realize its never too early to start on the holidays! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Your cards are just gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

That glitter cardstock is really beautiful and makes your card extra gorgeous!

Marionment said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!! I love the bright colors.

Susie said...

This is my favorite card so far! I love the glitter and the colors. TFS.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very pretty Joy... you did an awesome job.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

I guess I need to start thinking about Christmas card designs. Love how you made this card.

Kimberly Clarke said...

This is so cute! Love the traditional colors too of course!
Chris.kim33 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Cute card. I just ordered this cartridge, I can't wait to try it out:)
Monica L.
monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

ShoppingTamii said...

SO pretty!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Beautiful Xmas card. Guess I need this cart. Cute cuts.

tfs
bobbi

Crhiga said...

Very festive Christmas card!!!

Carol

Debby said...

I really love this card. So bright and pretty.

GreenScrap said...

Love the card... the paper DCWV is a great brand

Eileen said...

I love the card. The inside is nice too! Makes me want to start those Christmas cards.

Angela said...

Beautiful and cheerful card. Thanks for the tip on the Scotch Quick Dry for glitter paper to glitter paper because I often have trouble with that. Sometimes with putting letters onto embossed papers too.

wilonestar said...

After last year I am amazed thatyou continue to create new and exciting Christmas cards. Way to go!!

pcrusberg said...

A lovely, cheery card! Love all those papers. Fun! Thanks Joy.

Summer Braxton said...

love it.... so much!

Mrs. D. Rivers said...

i love how you tie the inside of the card to your theme. love the card

CathyinMN said...

I love Christmas and Christmas cards, too! That paper is so right for this card.

Baba said...

Now I'm into the Holiday Spirit early.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Pretty card! I love the glittered lettering and pop dotting. TFS.
Kathryn

Lainey said...

Joy, this is my kinda card! Love the traditional colors and that glitter paper! Gorgeous card:o)

Christina said...

Beautiful...love the traditional colors!!!

ccfromflorida

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