Monday, October 17, 2011

Christmas Card Ideas - Week 6 Magic Monday and Giveaway!

It's a Hello Kitty Christmas this week for Christmas Card Ideas week 6!  But first, let me announce last week's winner and this week's giveaway!

Giveaway for this week: Cricut Lite Cartridge Cherry Limeade


This font cartridge is one of my favorites - I love that it is shadowed and a little funky.  It comes with some image art also, which is very fun!

How can you win?


1) Leave a comment below telling me if what you would like to learn about the Cricut (Click HERE to learn how to leave a comment.)
2) Subscribe or follow the blog.

Winner will be announced next Monday, October 24, 2011 and winners have two weeks to claim their prizes!

Now, onto our winner of the Trim the Tree cartridge:  DORIS P.

Doris P, please email with your name, address and what you won to joyster110@gmail.com.  You have until 10/31/11 to claim your prize!

Now, onto our Hello Kitty Christmas card:
This is a quick and easy card cut from the Cricut Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  It is a shaped card - already to go on the cartridge.  There is a whole feature key of shaped cards and they go together nice and quickly.  See below:
I cut this card at 5", using the Card Feature Key and then cut the base and all the layers except shadow at 5".  They laid on top of the card perfectly! I used glitter paper from DCWV.


And there you have it!

I am sorry this went up late.  I got into this 1100 page Stephen King book called Under the Dome: A Novel and it's been impossible to tear myself away from it.  I'm not into horror stories at all but King also has some suspenseful stories and this is one of them.  Off to finish this masterpiece...

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295 comments:

  1. I am still learning about my cricut! I always seem to just do the same thing over and over. I need to learn the additional funcations like, multi cut and how to center an image! I feel like I really do not know all it will do!

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  2. You always make such cute cards and projects!

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  3. Love the Hello Kitty card. However anytime it says quick and easy I get nervous. Never quick and easy for me.
    Would love to win the Cherry Lemonaid Cart.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  4. Oh Yeah! I have been wanting to get this cartridge. IT's on my Christmas list. I just love it! Fingers crossed!

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  5. I love my Cricut. I have one of the first ones (12x6 mat)and wish I had the money to by an Expression.I really love my Gypsy. It makes everything wonderful in my creative world. Thank you Provcraft for wonderful crafting tools. Thank you for the chance to win this cartidge. I love the fruits.

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  6. Any tipe on using the new E2 would be appreciated! Love your Kitty elf!

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  7. Would love to win this cartridge. I have the Hello Kitty and need to explore it a little more. This is so cute..........Thank for the chance to win and good luck to everyone.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the Hello Kitty card. My grand daughter would just love it!
    I am with the rest more help with
    cutting layers and fabric and I would like some help with vinyl.

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  9. I really like this cartridge, I would love to give it a great home!

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  10. I just ordered my expression and should be getting it soon. I currently have the baby bug. So what I would like to know is the what the differences are between the two, and what I all need to learn with the expression.

    Very excited for the opportunity to win!!

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  11. Thanks for the give-away! I'm always open to any new tips, etc. for the cricut. I only know the very basic things.

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  12. Funny. Hello Kitty was one of my anticipated least favorite cartridges, until a buddy loaned it to me. Now it is my favorite and I can see myself loving this Hello Kitty Christmas cartridge. Love the limeade too, pretty font!

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  13. I'd like to know how you handle, line up & glue the layers on the very delicate, flimsy & thin "flourishes" cuts that a lot of the cartridges have. And the cartridge give-away is so fun & cute.
    anndiehl@centurytel.net

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  14. Thanks for a chance to win a fun cartridge. My daughters nickname is cherry so I'm sure I can put it to use. I would like to know how to gauge what size to use especially on phrases icons. Thanks, Peggie
    PS love the Hello Kitty card!

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  15. Love the Hello Kitty... I have this cartridge and guess I will have to explore it more. Joy, stop by and visit me sometime. I have been a follower since "National Scrapbooking Day" in 2010. I love the new projects and cartridges. My wish list is getting really long. Thanks for the chance to win. I am just now getting the older carts. Good Luck to all.
    Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the name "Cherry Limeade" ...cute Kitty card.....

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  17. I feel like such an amateur with my cricut but I love to use it whenever I can. Any tips would be nice but I think I would like to know more about "sizing" - it seems every cartridge is different ;o)

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  18. I would like to know when you have a design that has small multi colored parts, how can you put your colored scraps on your mat and get the machine to cut right on each one (I don't know if I'm explaining this right. Hope you know what I mean!)

    Mary

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  19. You do a great job in the variety of projects you show and that's what I like... variety. I've learned enough from my Cricut blogs to start teaching classes!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  20. I am a beginner so anything about the cricut would be great.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  21. I love my cricut and learn something new about the use of it everyday. I'm sure this cartridge would find a new home in my craft room very easy. Thanks for all you do to teach us new things.

    lanejoy1@windstream.net

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  22. I would like to get more ideas of Christmas cards. I just love the cricut create I just got. It is the best thing I have gotten myself. It would just be great if I won this Cartridge! It would make my day.

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  23. I love this hello kitty card! simply adorable!

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  24. Great card love your post. I would appreciate learning everything and anything

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  25. I really need to learn all of the basics!

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  26. Love this card. I would love to learn more about the Mix and Match feature on the Expression.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  27. need to know more about the depth and pressure settings...thanks!

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  28. Would Love to know about the Center Point Function and I just bought some Magnetic Sheets. Going to make some Magnetic Paper Dolls for my Grand Daughter for her Birthday. But I don't have a Clue how to do it. Have you ever did anything like that. If so I would Love for you show a Video on how to do it. Thanks!

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  29. So adorable!!! I love hello kitty and how this is a shaped card!
    Lisa

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  30. I would love to use it more in general for things other than cutting letters-like how to weld and special techniques like that. PS: Keep reading the Dome-it is worth all 1100 pages!

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  31. Love your blog, get your emails which I always enjoy. Thanks for so many great ideas, and thanks for the chance to win a new cartridge! Keep up the good work!

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  32. Would love to win the cart. More ideas on using the Expression 2, just got one and need more info
    on the in's and out's of the machine.

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  33. Love my cricut and have since the beginning. Any tip or ideas are greatly appreciated. I am pretty confident with it but still at times the pressure and speed trip me up. As I now have the E2 and gypsy any pointers are appreciated. TFS.

    purplemel2@yahoo.ca

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  34. I have been wanting this cartridge, but just haven't gotten it. I really want to learn how to work with vinyl. I haven't gotten brave enough try yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win and your great ideas!!

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  35. How adorable is she....I'd like to know see tips on the center cut feature. Thanks for the chance.

    netter at q dot com

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  36. Love this sweet card! I always forget to use "character" cartridges for the seasons! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

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  37. great giveaway. i have the hello kitty cart. i think i need to revist it for the hallidays. thanks for all you do and share. 1205love@gmail.com

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  38. Love my cricut. Been having fun with this the last few weeks. Love the card ideas on your blog. Thanks so much.

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  39. I so love Hello Kitty! Thanks for reminding me about this option on my cart. Also thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. need a decent font cartridge so bad. Want to stop borrowing my sister-in-laws. Since son moved home money is tighter than normal so I'm holding off buying a good font cartridge at this time. Thanks for opportunity and love your hello kitty card!

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  41. Thanks for a chance at another great cart. I love many fo your cards. Hello Kitty is so cute.

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  42. I'd like to learn more about the center point key and the mode keys on my E. I love your Hello Kitty card. I have that Hello Kitty cartridge and have wanted to make some of the shape cards. Your card has given me the inspiration to try some of them!
    DMcardmaker (email follower)

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  43. I think I would like to learn a bit of everything. Sometimes I forget what my Cricut can do because it does sooooo much.

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  44. Thanks for the fun giveaway! I love all of your posts about Vinyl. I have never cut vinyl on the cricut so I always love seeing your projects for inspiration!
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  45. I would love to know how to do use the center point feature and how to set my paper size when I'm not using the standard 12x12. I love this cart, I actually picked it up a while ago and put it down and cannot find it anywhere at a resonable price. Winning this cart would be AWESOME!!!
    barbysatcomcast.net

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  46. I love my Cricut. I enjoy learning new things from all you talented gals, so a big thank you for sharing your talent and projects.
    Hello Kitty is adorable, I may have to get that cart after all.

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  47. I have been watching your gypsy videos and have just purchased one. I need more videos on how to work my new gypsy!!!

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  48. I love the shaped cards! I would love to see more tips on creating various shaped cards either with DS, the cartridges alone or even the gypsy. TFS!

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  49. I love love love this card. I have this cartridge even though I have boys because I love the shaped cards.

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  50. I would love a tutorial on "centering" using the cricut.

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  51. This card is so cute. I have seen so many cute cards with this cartridge, I just may have to buy it!! I still have not tried vinyl, or fabric, so would love to learn about cutting these with the cricut.
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  52. I would like to learn how to make a shadow for fonts and images that don't have that option on ith crtridge. Just cutting a bigger shape doesn't always work.

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  53. I would like to learn how to make a shadow for fonts and images that don't have that option on the cartridge. Just cutting a bigger shape doesn't always work.

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  54. I use my Cricut almost every day. I must admit if I didn't own the Gypsy, it wouldn't be for me though. If I unplug it, I lose interest quickly. I would love any tips on how to make my mats last longer! Thanks for the opportunity!-Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com

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  55. I would love to win this cartridge!

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  56. Hi

    I woul like to learn to weld, also to know how to measure the size, I set an object to 12 inches and it's so tiny, I thought it would take up the whole page

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  57. cute card. tfs. i'd like to learn more about using the layers on some of the carts.

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  58. I LOVE my cricut!!!! I would like to know how to cut other things besides paper. I would like to know how to cut vinyl for those wonderful sayings to put on walls!

    ~ Kim

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  59. Hi Joy, I'd like to learn more about the different types of materials and what settings to use for them. Thanks!

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  60. I would love to learn how to do vinyl. I have only worked with it once and on a very simple project. Thanks for the chance!

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  61. I would love to learn more about the center cut and mix and match.

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  62. I would love to learn many things! How to use all the functions, especially the multi-cut, how to extend the life of the cutting mat, when to change the blade, and how to cut other materials (and what materials can we cut?)! Thanks

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  63. Love the Hello Kitty card. My daughter has just decided on this theme for her birthday and its in December. I need to get this cartridge and get busy making invitations. thanks for sharing.

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  64. First comment ever and this is all so new.... I have one cartridge and could use all the help I can get!!!! Thanks!!!! lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  65. I'd like an easy tutorial on how to cut chipboard with the deep cut blade. Mine is still in its packaging unopened! hehe

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  66. I would like to learn more about cutting non-paper items - fabric, magnets, vinyl, etc. Also there are functions like center-point that I would like to understand better.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. Lots of fun ideas on your site!

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  67. I love Hello Kitty. I would like to send my friends that Christmas Card. It would be great to win it.

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  68. I would like to learn more about real dial size and how to use the different materials to cut with like chip board, clothing, and vinyl. Thanks for the chance to win this cool cart.

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  69. I love your Kitty card! So cute! I would really love to see you do a video with the vinyl on fabric. Also the flocked vinyl using the cricut!

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  70. Love to learn more about Cricut Craft Room, the Gypsy (welding and grouping, especially), and any tips on the E2 and all the features and how to use them for actual projects.

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  71. There are so many things I want to learn about my cricut. I would love to be better at vinyl projects, and I would love to make more poster-size projects using the 12X24 mat, but never seem to get it right. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the card.

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  72. Such a cute card! I can't read Stephen King anymore...to scary!

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  73. I would love to win the Cherry Limeade Cricut cartridge. It is absolutely adorable. I have the original cricut and have not used it much due to being a little overwhelmed. I would love to learn how to use it correctly. I would love to see lots of tutorials. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  74. My daughter loves Hello Kitty. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance

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  75. Joy your work is always so inspiring! I do not own a "font" cartridge yet as I am just a beginner and so would LOVE more instruction on how to use these. Winning this adorable cartridge would be a great start! Thanks.

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  76. What a sweet little card! You can never go wrong with Hello Kitty!
    As for what I'd like to learn... New techniques and ideas, using a variety of mediums. I'd also like to see some ideas using older cartridges. I want to keep using the tools I've got - but add new twists on the old.

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  77. Not so obvious tips on being really creative with Gypsy... I am always shocked at the ways you really creative gals find ways to use things that I wold have never though of!!! :)
    Cherry Limeade has been on the wish list for awhile... :)

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  78. Love this cartridge, just enough fruit to spice it up

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  79. This card is super cute! I'd love to learn more about the centre point feature on my Cricut.

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  80. I love the Hello Kitty Greetings cart. It's one of my favorites so I was excited to see the card you created.It looks great.

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  81. Hope I win as Cherry Limeade is at the top of my wish list. I was excited to see a great HK card from a cartridge I do own! Thanks for all of your inspiration.

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  82. I am new to Cricut and would like to learn more about where to position things on the paper for cutting out and
    just about anything else you can tell me. Thanks.

    Tina

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  83. I would love to learn how to use the advanced features of the Cricut.

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  84. I have the expression and really enjoy seeing new projects that you come up with.

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  85. I am having trouble with "last load" on the E2, will need to spend time with it too but couldn't seem to figure that one out when I sat down with the machine to learn about it.

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  86. Congrats to Doris, enjoy your cart.
    Love the Hello Kitty card, looks lovely in the traditional Christmas colours. Joy I always learn so much from you that anything you teach is a bonus.
    Kim xXx

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  87. so excited to have won the TRIM THE TREE - thank you :))) I e-mailed you my address.. :) doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  88. I would like more help with etching and getting different styles.

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  89. OMGosh I work with preschool children and all our girls are crazy about Hello Kitty! Thanks for all the great ideas and tips.
    Tina M.

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  90. I need tips on using my Imagine. I'm having a hard time with it and constantly return to my Expression.

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  91. It is IMPOSSIBLE to select just one thing to learn. All the tips are awwesome. And thta Stephen King book is awesome too. He is a fantastic writer.

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  92. I'm new to your site, it looks like alot of fun!
    I just got a E2 havent even taken out of the box,having fun getting ideas

















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  93. Did Provo Craft stop making the Imagine?

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