Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Christmas to me means many things.  I love the smells, the baking, and especially the excitement on my kids faces as we get ready to ring in the holiday season.  As a child, my favourite part of getting ready for Christmas was helping my grandmother put up her manger seen.  She had so many sheep and I literally would spend hours putting them on the fake snow walking towards the stable to see the baby Jesus.  Now that I have my own children, this tradition remains today and my son is the same as I was, and loves to put the sheep in.  He has claimed this as "his job!"
So it was a highlight to make a Christmas card featuring the little shepherd and his sheep asking "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
The cut is from Winter Frolic cricut cartridge.  I used the shepheard and sheep from p. 75 and cut him and all his layers at 3".  I added some flock to our fleecy friend and added some stickles to the star to really make it shine.
The sketch if from Mojo Monday's Sketch #139 (May 17, 2010). This is a great website with many sketch designs.
The card base is 6 1/2" x 5" and is The Paper Company Burgendy Corduroy.  All patterned paper are from K & Company Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas matt stack. 
Mat #1 is cut at 6 1/4" x 4 3/4".  Mat #2 (Ecru) is cut at 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" and is from Recollections Neutrals pack.
The smaller mats are cut at 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" and I used a scrap piece of paper left over from cutting the card base.  The smallest matt is cut at 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 (blue snowflake design)
The Do You Hear sentiment was added by hand and I used the Tim Holtz Ornamental Die Cut to cut out the shape. 
I chalked around all edges of the card to give it a rustic older look.  I added some Jute and a strip of burgendy ribbon to the card plus a button that I had stashed away that actually matched the green perfectly in my Mat 1.
Hope you like it.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Cardz TV Challenge #96:  Say it was "S" Christmas
Trimmies Craft Challenge:  Unusual Christmas Card
The Two Sisters:  Holiday Theme
Fantabulous Cricut: Create a Holiday Card







8 comments:

  1. lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft this week

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  2. Very pretty card! Love the sketch and the Cricut cuts you used! Your son is so cute!
    Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!
    Glenda

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  3. So glad you joined us at FCCB! You have gained a new follower. :) Love that card! Be sure to stop by our Wednesday post. You won't want to miss it! ;)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)
    http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com

    personal blog: http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your card! I have this cart, but haven't used it yet. This gives me some inspiration to pull it out and get busy!

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  5. What a gorgeous card! I love the twine and button. The shepard looks fantastic! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  6. Really sweet card, great job! Thanks for sharing your favorite project of 2011 with us at Cooking with Cricut.
    Heather :)

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  7. How precious! Darling little scene and your embellies are the perfect pick. Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Happy New Year!

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  8. Precious card and a precious memory captured! Thanks for linking up your favorite 2011 project at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

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