Wednesday, December 14

Visions of Sugar Plums

Good Afternoon Bloggers and Friends!!!

I was so inspired by Robyn at My Pink Stamper that I had to start creating IMMEDIATELY.  If you hadn't heard yet, today is DAY 1 of the fabulous 12 Days of Christmas.  Each day their will be a Video (with awesome tutorials and fun ideas), a Giveaway, and a Challenge to inspire you.

Today's challenge (copied from MPS blog)
CHALLENGE:  Make a Christmas or Winter project from a Cricut Cartridge that is NOT for the Holidays!  Think outside the box.  

I looked quickly at my few cartridges and was flooded with ideas.  I thought about cutting a globe from Graphically Speaking to mark Santa's travels in one night.  I also thought about cutting out the pouting and praying characters from the Playtime cartridge and adding a sentiment "better not pout, better not cry" .   But ultimately, I chose to use my Preserves cartridge and pay tribute to Twas' the Night Before Christmas and to the sugar plum fairies from the Nutcracker. 

The layout of my card was created using the sketch for this week at The Outlawz - SC1214
The colors of my card were created using the color challenge at SPCC- #130

 Other challenges that I wish to enter:
Craft Your Passion - #88 TAG You're It
**Cooking with Cricut** - #64 Cards, Gifts, and Tags
The Paper Variety - AG
Crafts and Me - #66 Christmas

Papers: Pearls core'dinations  card stock for my base
Green Recollections card stock
Other papers from my stash
Twine from the Twinery
Stamped sentiment Merry Christmas ($1 stamp)
Plums cut at 2 1/2", covered with glitter for 'candied" affect and raised up with 3D foam
Tag Visions of Sugar Plums created by ME and printed on Vellum
Other tools used: Tim Holtz paper Distresser, and paper crimper
Ink by Studio G (burgundy and antique brown)
Pearls from stash

I hope this post this finds you doing well and crafting away!!!


  1. I am at work, not crafting, so I am not doing as well as I could be. LOL.

    Great card. I love how you're an out of the box thinker know me very square. haha.Thanks so much for sharing this challenge.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. love it Jessica!! I think I'm going to try to take part in this challenge too!!


  3. Oh, Jessica, your sugar plums look delicious on this sweet Christmas card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Christmas" challenge. ~ Rose

  4. Yuoo-Hoo!!!!! You Rock this challenge Jess.
    Oh, and thanks, my back feels pretty good now. Hehehe.
    Hugs Nat

  5. I love those sugarplums! What a great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at SPCC.

  6. This is soo cute! Love the out of the box card.


  7. oh a beautiful creation, just love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. nice card - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  9. This is just beautiful. I love the color combo and the sugarplums look so yummy! Thanks for joining CWC.

  10. Lovely card, so very creative! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion this week!


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