Wednesday, October 30, 2013

[Video]Cricut Creative Holiday Ornament Card

Today's 5"x 5" card comes from the super cute Creative Holiday Cards Cricut cartridge!  

To find out more about this cartridge, head over HERE.
For starters, this cartridge uses the universal overlay shown below:
As you can see in the handbook below, each card has the keys listed below it that you will need to press.  Those keys correspond to the universal overlay shown above:

So, for our ornament card, we use key 31 to cut the card. Then, press the "F1" key then key 31 to get the inside layer.  In the red oval, we are told what size to cut these at.  I cut them at those different sizes to also make the front layers. The envelope is key 32 and cut at 5" - it matches all the cards on this page.

To get the ornament layers, I pressed key 37 and then F1 and key 37.  Then to get the ornament overlays, I pressed key 38.

Making sense?
Above is the inside of the card.
The "HoHoHo" and the "Happy Holidays" is from the Close to My Heart Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set (so much fun for just $9.95 - see HERE for more details):
The paper used is the Close to My Heart Sparkle and Shine paper pack (see HERE for more info):
Check out the video below to see how to make this card (click HERE if you can't see the video):

  New Giveaway is the Cricut Botanicals Cartridge:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Does the new overlay and handbook make sense?  Do you like it better than the old way?
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on November 3, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Only a few days left to get the Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month:
October's Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Wishes, is just $5 after a qualifying $50 purchase!

Got to have it?  Check out the catalog below to find some fun products!

Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 

Did you know that there is a new Close to My Heart mini catalog called Holidays from the Heart, valid from Oct 15- Dec 31, 2013?

And a fabulous new promo to go with it! (see below):
These items above all have a star in the Holiday Guide, reminding you that they are part of the promo.  Of course, these are also available for purchase (wink).

The $100 must be spent on full retail priced products so "while supplies last" and discounted stamp of the month products do not count towards that total (SORRY!).

When you place your order HERE, the system will prompt you upon checkout to pick out your free/star item(s)!  Wait until the system prompts you and then click on their link to add your items.

The star items shown above can be found HERE under the "Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide 2013" tab on the left hand column down at the bottom.

You can also download a PDF of the catalog HERE.

Or I can send you one - just email me at with your address and I'll send one right out to you!

Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
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  1. I guess I will get used to this new universal overlay, but I think I like the old way of each cartridge having its own overlay. That said, I really enjoyed your video demo. That is such a cute card. I love how the envelopes match up. the cards.

  2. I have not used the overlay, I use my Gypsy for everything right now. Love your videos.

  3. I have not used this idea yet, but I am willing to try ANYTHING and everything!!!!

  4. Great ornaments on this card. yes, I think the new handbook makes sense.

  5. This cartridge has some fun cards on it. I think the new overlay and handbook makes TOTAL sense! I just wish they had thought of this from the get-go. Oh well, I still love my Cricut and all my cartridges!

  6. Love the card. I don't use a diehard Cricut Craft Room user.

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  8. I don't use overlays since I use cricut design studio. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Beautiful!! As a scrapbooker and someone who loves the cricut. This cartridge is perfect. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  10. Love the card - I have this cartridge but haven't used it. I am not sure I really like the new overlay. have used it a few times but have made a few cutting mistakes because of it. But it has to be used with the new carts.

  11. The overlay looks like a great idea. Will all new cartridges be coming this way now? The ornaments cards are great.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Cute card! I'm not sure if the new overlay would be as easy to use as the overlays that came with the old cartridges were. I haven't actually used one yet; I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

  13. Love that card! Thanks for the tutorial!

  14. I haven't been able to try the new cricut carts with those overlays. I love your card though.

  15. Love the card. Like the new way. Change is always good. thanks.

  16. I think the new overlay makes sense and seem to be easy to use.

  17. Great festive card. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O'Neal

  18. Another cute card, and your tutorials are so much help! I don't have a new cartridge with the overlay, so I can't comment. Thanks for your giveaways.

  19. I have an E2. I don't have a need for rhe universal overlay.

  20. What a fun card. I haven't tried to new overlays, but looking at the pictures, they seem to tell you everything you need to know.

  21. I cannot wait to get my cartridge! Great card so fun. Thanks, Joy

  22. Lovely card. Wish I had this cartridge.k It would be nice to make
    lots of Christmas cards with. TFS

  23. Love the card. I understand the new overlay because you make it look easy. Haven't tried it yet. I just think it is hard to change but once you get use to it I'm sure it will make sense. Have a fun day!

  24. Love the card and the new Square1 vinyl. Thanks for sharing such wonder ideas and products with us.

  25. That is a really pretty card! I'm still not sure about the new overlay. I think I like the old ones better but it could be because I have not used the new one too much yet.


  26. I love that paper too! I don't really use overlays. I use my Gypsy still. I just find it more convenient. Do you still use your Gypsy or just the Craftroom now?

  27. I too love your card, but I live anything you create! The overlay... All I can say is, it's taking some time to get used to the way it works.. Trial and error is the tactic I always go with until I learn something new!

  28. Hi Joy,
    I really want to win the Cricut Botanicals Cartridge. I absolutely love the dies! Please, please, please let me win!

  29. I really like the new overlay and hand book. Wish all my books were that simple to follow. Your ornament card is a special one. I really like all the ornament cards. Thanks for the directions.

  30. Lovely card! I haven't tried the overlay yet.

    Have a great day!


  31. The new overlay is looking a lot better and it seems to be easier to follow. By the way, love, love, love the card.

  32. Very nice card, will have to try the overlay. Thanks

  33. I only have one cartridge with the new overlay. It does make sense but since I always use my Gypsy to create designs I really don't use the overlay.
    I love your ornament card - the dotted paper background makes it even more festive!

    Lin M.

  34. I have not tried the new overlay yet, so cannot comment at this time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Love your card. I like the cartridge. I use Cricut Craft room without overlays. I like the idea of an universal overlay. Gloria T.

  36. Love your card! The glitter paper is suc fun especially at Christmas. How you explained the overlay made sense and seems easy to use but I have the E2 so don't use the overlay. Thanks again for another cute card!

  37. Great card. I have not used the overlay yet, but I always use my Gypsy so I don't know if I ever will.

  38. I've been a little nervous about the overlay, but you make it seem quite easy, as always! Thanks for sharing this video and easing some doubts!


  40. What a great card! Thanks so much for the inspiration you always give us! hugs~~Patty

  41. I absolutely love all your cards. I wish I had the talent that you have for designing cards.

  42. Love the card and the Holiday Card cartridges(s), however honestly, not keen on the Universal Overlay. I am sure, like anything else, I will get used to it. Once again Joy, thanks for all the inspiration! :)

  43. Love your cards. Now that Halloween is over I can start on my Christmas cards.

  44. I don't have any cartridges with the universal overlay so I can't comment on whether I like it. I do like the idea of storing less overlays!

  45. I love all your card! Thumbs up for the holiday cart.

  46. The overlay makes sense, but I'm used to the old ones and I also love the fact that with the older version, I don't need the book to figure out what buttons to push for a cut: I just look for the picture on the overlay.

    Thanks, J Perry

  47. i, unfortunately, don't have any of the new overlay cartridges! you are making it look very easy to use. can't wait to try the joy to all card...

  48. Beautiful card. Love the oniments.


  49. I enjoy seeing your cards and demo thanks

  50. I enjoy seeing your cards and demo thanks

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