Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Card Blog Hop with Exploring Cricut

Welcome to Exploring Cricut's Christmas Card Blog Hop!!! We are so happy that you decided to join us today. If you came from Diana's blog, you are headed in the right direction. Wasn't her card fabulous? If you just stopped in for a visit and would like to join us for our hop, just head over to Exploring Cricut and start from the beginning. We would also love it if you decided to join us for our challenge. Just make a new (no back links please) Christmas card, using a Cricut cut and link it by 10pm, EST on Saturday, December 8th.
Since we are so busy now days, the time gets away from us and before we know it, it's time to mail out our Christmas cards. Then we discover that we don't have nowhere near enough!!! That is what we are here to help you with. We are showcasing wonderful and easy cards for you to make and even mass produce so you can get them sent on out.
For my card today I used the Teresa Collins-December 25th cartridge. I've just gotten this one. And the main reason was for the cut that I used on my card. Is it not beautiful?! So simple but carries a huge message. The Reason For The Season!!! It can be found at the #4 and 14th spots on the overlay. I cut it at 4.75 inches. I added glossy accents to the star. The bg cardstock is open stock from Recollections (Michaels). I kept it simple. I did not want to take away from the message of the Manger. I put my sentiment on the inside. It is from the Classic Christmas stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.
This card is going to be so easy to mass produce and will mail using only one stamp. I did no popping up or anything on this card. I Know!!! That's just not like me! :)
Now hop along over to Lori's blog and check out what she has to show you. Pretty amazing I can assure you!! And when you are finished with our hop, hop on into your crafty space and create a new Christmas card and join us for our challenge. So looking forward to seeing what you make.
Oh wait. What is a hop without some blog candy. The only thing I ask is for you to have a U.S. or Canadian address. I'm sorry, but with the cost of postage, I have to limit where I can mail to. You don't have to be a follower, but if you want to, I sure won't turn you away!!! See what I'm offering below the pictures of my card. Also, just below that will be a list of all of the stops on the hop. If you happen to get lost, just head back here and find you way. Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)

Blog Candy

Sharon Swafford You are here
Lori Ulrich  Next hop stop
Jessica Wilson
Georgiana Carson
Kim Wylie
Emily Evertz
Annette Robertson
Ian Dreger
Michelle Pottie
Diane Kielman


Georgiana said...

Great card for you to mass produce.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creations

Diana said...

Sharon that is absolutely beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, Sharon. I love the simplicity of the cut you used.

Gail said...

Hi Sharon - I am a follower - and I like your card - I am getting the Cricut out today to make some cards -thanks for showing your projects and being in the hop - have a great week! I would love to win your blog candy too! Gail

Gail said...

Hi Sharon -thanks for being on the hop. I like your card - just the right type of card for Christmas. Thanks for sharing - I am a follower and I would love to win your blog candy! Have a great week! Gail

Anonymous said...

Your card is just lovely. Makes me wish I had that cart so I could create one like it.
Cathy R.

Diane said...

Great job Sharon and it seems we loved the same cut! Lol

Jessica Wilson said...

So very pretty Sharon!!! I LOVE your card!!!

Crafty Hugs,

Annette said...

Sharon, this is beautiful! I really like the sentiment you chose:)

My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love your card Sharon -- it's just so striking! Honestly sometimes "simple" has such a bigger impact than putting more. TFS :)


GiGi said...

Very pretty card! Perfectly fitting for a "true" Christmas card!

Ian said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creation with us! :)

Sherrie K. said...

GORGEOUS card Sharon!! I love it and the simplicity of it-but so perfect for a Christmas card:) BEAUTIFUL!

Sherrie K

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow, this is so beautiful Sharon!


Rae Ann said...

I'm a follower and I enjoy seeing what you've created. This is beautiful and says it all.
Rae Ann O.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the silhouette look to your Christmas card. Enjoying the blog hop.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa said...

I am a friend of Diana's in your blog hop and had to take a peek at what the group did.

Your card is stunning. Happy Holidays!

Gramjak said...

What a lovely, meaningful card detailing our Celebration of Christ's birth! it is beautiful...