A Cricut Christmas Card – Change Up the Traditional Colors

Welcome to the second stop on the Christmas in July card hop.  You should have arrived here from the wonderful Scrapalette’s blog.  Today’s Christmas in July hop is all about cards and of course, Cricut cuts.

And here is my card:


Yep – it’s a pink reindeer with rhinestone antlers – and yes, you can use alternative paper and colors schemes and have it still add up to Christmas.   I started with the background paper as my color inspiration (it’s Grow from Kaisercraft’s Summer Breeze collection.)  I picked dark, medium, and light solid cardstock in a variety of textures for the background trees.  The darkest trees are in the back, the medium are in the middle, and the lightest tree is directly behind the reindeer.  All of the trees are from Paper Doll Dress-Up.  I used Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar distress inks to add shading to both the background paper and the trees.

The reindeer is from Noah’s ABC animals – this Cricut cartridge has the prettiest animals.  I cut the reindeer from taupe and  pink patterned papers.  After assembling, I added rhinestones (colored slightly with Copics) to the antlers and as eyes.  Then I began building the layers of the card.  The dark trees are in the back and adhered directly to the cardstock.  The medium value trees are pop dotted and the lightest value tree is double pop dotted.  I hand cut the snow banks from Papertrey Ink white cardstock and added Spun Sugar and a little Victorian Velvet to accentuate the hilltops.  The reindeer is also pop dotted.

The tag is from Art Philosophy and the sentiment is from Inky Antics.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today – please leave a comment to be entered for a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps.

Next up on the blog hop is the fabulous Diane.

And if you are just starting off, here is the lineup.  Be sure to head back to Scrapalette’s blog so you don’t miss a thing.  Scrapalette is awarding a brand new Cricut Christmas cartridge – each blog you comment on will give you an entry in the prize drawings!  And, the prize drawing at the end of the month is for a brand new Christmas {Noel} cart!  I will be back on 27 July with another Cricut Christmas project.  See you then – and until then – happy hopping.

Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/  Start Here!
Sis at https://papercraftscissors.com/    You Are Here!
Diane at http://dianesdribble.blogspot.com/  Next Up!
Lisa at http://addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com/
Linda at http://ladybuglair.blogspot.com/
Donna at http://carolinascreativecropper.blogspot.com/
Cindy at http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
Fran at http://lovebugtimme.blogspot.com/
Colleen at http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/
Theresa at http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
Beth at http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com/

40 thoughts on “A Cricut Christmas Card – Change Up the Traditional Colors

  1. Wow- pink reindeer!! I love the retro palette and that you built the depth visually with color value! Fantastic use of bling — and I love that you tinted them!

    I love the animals on that cart, too, but what I especially enjoy is your creative flair to make it unique. Just so lovely!

  2. Now this is my kind of Christmas card! A pink reindeer with bling! You know that I absolutely love him. The entire card is fabulous with its alternative color scheme and the papers you chose – and the did-i-mension 😉 is absolutely fabulous. You have always been ahead of the curve on adding depth. Seriously fun and cute. Love it, Sis. Been too long since I’ve seen you post. When do I get a peek at the Steampunk Spells mini album? I’m dying here. 😉

  3. I now think ALL reindeer should be pink!! And sparkly antlers is a must too.

    Did you use two layers of the circle background paper or is that a transparency layer? Whichever it is I love it!!

    • Sara –
      You are correct – there are two layers of background paper. Layer One is inked heavily on the outer corners and inward to the center. It is attached to a layer of chipboard. Next under is a very narrow (1/8″ black mat), and finally another layer of background paper (without ink).

      Thank you for your comment – it was fun to do something for Christmas in more “summer like” colors.

  4. Omgosh Sis, this is fabulous! I love the non-traditional colors and the paper is divine! I think the way you built up the layers and background is truly creative and it looks like a winter wonderland. The deer is so elegant. This is a stunning card!

  5. This is absolutely, positively the most adorable Christmas card I have ever seen! I just LOVE this color scheme Sis! Talk about thinking outside the box. And your scene staging skills are showing again. Great card! Will we all see one of these in our mailbox in December? (hint, hint) 😉

  6. Well, of course, us scrappy girls NEED pink reindeer with blinged-out, glammed-up antlers!!! We just didn’t realize we could have ’em! It’s an awesome card…Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  7. I love this card! I don’t have the Noah’s cartridge but I Ho have other reindeer. I just
    HAVE to scraplift this!!

  8. Well, if there are “pink elephants” (tee-hee), why not pink reindeer! I absolutely loooove your card. Every li’l detail about it. Just — WOW!! TFS! 🙂

  9. Beautiful! I love how your pink reindeer turned out. I definitely have to scraplift this one – my 8yo daughter will just love it since it’s pink and has lots of rhinestones.

  10. I can’t think of anything better than Pink Reindeers. Count me in to add this to my card making creations.

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