It's Monday! Whoo Hoo!!! That means that this Monday is the start of a new challenge at Exploring Cricut!!
This will be our last challenge for 2011, but we will be back in January with some exciting challenges that you will not want to miss. We will also have some fantastic Guest Designers, too!!! Our challenge this week is to use a pine, fir, evergreen or Christmas tree in anyway you want, be it a card, a layout or some other project. It does not have to be Christmas related. Make sure you use a Cricut cut and a new project. I made a card. I used the double trees on the Winter Frolic Cartridge. I'm sorry, but I can't remember the page in the booklet you will find them. I used my Gypsy Girl. The trees were cut at 4.18x3.27. I ran a set of the trees off the top of my Gypsy Girl so I could cut the trucks in brown. The snowdrifts and snowflakes are from the Jolly Holidays Cartridge. They are #47 on the overlay. The snowdrifts are the layer and I cut them at 5.28x4.11. The snowflakes are the layer/shift. I used the hide contour and hid the snowdrift on that layer so I could cut only the snowflakes. I cut them at 9x4.55. I then ran the snowdrifts and snowflakes through my Xyron and then used Sugar Coating-Lily White Glitter on them. I ran some glue down the edges of the trees and glittered them, too. I popped up the trees and all of the snowflakes except for one of them. The sentiment is from Winter Wishes Stamp Set from K. Andrews Designs. At least $1 from the purchase of this stamp set goes to Adopt a Classroom. Each of her stamp sets benefit a different charity. Pretty awesome in my book and some pretty awesome stamp sets! All of the cardstocks I used were from my scrapbin, so I don't know who made them.
Now it is your turn to create something with trees. Sure am looking forward to seeing what ya'll make. Ya really need to check out the projects that my DT Sisters have made for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. Awesomeness for sure!!! You won't be disappointed. So create and link up before 9 pm EST, Saturday, December 24th. Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Exploring Cricut!!!