Thursday, October 31, 2013

[Video]Cricut Simple Holiday Cards Joy Christmas Card

 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. 

Now, onto today's project:
This 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card was made using the Cricut Simple Holiday Cards cartridge (see below):
This is one of the new Cricut cartridges that uses a Universal Overlay:
Take a look at the handbook photo below.  It references numbers that correspond with the Universal Overlay shown above.
So, for instance, the "Joy to All" card that I cut is on key 44.  I cut the card itself using key 44 and then the back layer (pink piece in above picture) by pressing F1, then key 44.  I dialed in the size of 5-1/2" which was specified in the red oval.
This cartridge also has envelopes for each card.  They told you in the handbook which envelope to cut.  So, for our "Joy to All" card, I will cut the envelope on key 49.

Here is the inside of my card, stamped with the Close to My Heart Scandinavian Wishes, October Stamp of the Month:
Check out the video below to see how I made 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 - Have you seen this Cricut Simple Holiday Cards cartridge? Thumbs up or down?
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.

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!

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  1. I have seen this cartridge and debated on getting it, I am not sure how much I would use it. Love your card, I am afraid if I saw more cards made from this cartridge I may need :) it.

  2. Love this card, could see myself using this cartridge alot. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Great card! I really must get my cartridge out and start using it! I also love seeing what you do with the inside of your cards! TFS!

  4. I haven't seen the cart but I am loving it. I love that you are using the new overlay. Super helpful. I wonder how you like it. This is an awesome card by the way.!

  5. I haven't seen this cart but it looks interesting.

  6. I have seen this cart. and think I need to have it on my list. Love the cards you have made using it.

  7. I haven't seen this cartridge, but I am loving the look of the overlays. Will put it on my wish list.

  8. Another cute card! No, I haven't seen this cartridge. It looks like a good one. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Cute card. Yes, I have seen the cartridge and since I make all my cards, I am
    hoping to save enough to get it. So far, been using the money for birthdays and
    Christmas presents and not me.

  10. I've actually not seen this cartridge before, but I like the card you made and most of the others. It would be fun to give them all a try.

  11. Great card. I have not seen this cartridge, but I haven't looked lately either.

  12. Cute card! Although I haven't used it yet, I do have this cartridge so I would definitely give it a thumbs up.

  13. Beautiful card - I have not seen this cartridge - love it!!!

  14. I haven't seen this cartridge before, but it's exactly what I would love to have! How easy to make beautiful cards with one touch! ighmeg at yahoo dot com

  15. I have seen the cartridge. I can't give it a rating since I haven't used it yet. It is on my wish list, though.

  16. I have not seen this one but I like what you made. I have had issues in the past with the intricate cuts. I'll try slowing my machine down even more to see if that helps.


  17. Wow, your card is beautiful. I have not seen the cart, but from the image you shared it looks like a fun one for making cards. TFS.

  18. Only seen the cartridge in your wonderful blog posts. Like the cut out look of the Poinsettias.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  19. Hi Joy! I love this cut from the Simple Holiday Cards Cartridge. I check out all the new carts on Cricut website. I think that for simple candy bags or cards for my childrens friends, this cartridge would be especially great. I do candy bags for every season for my children and they can get pretty intricate. That is a lot of work for three homeroom classes.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Kathleen Baugh

  20. Love your card!! No, I have not seen this cartridge. Will have to check it out

  21. You do such a beautiful job with these cards. I think this cartridge is ok, but I'm not sure that I would get enough use out of it.

  22. I just love your videos. What a simple but elegant card. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O'Neal

  23. beautiful card! I have not seen this cart before but I give it thumps up!

    Have a great day!


  24. Uhhh, that is a tough one. I like to create and design my own cards but this cartridge is still great. I would give it a Yeah!

  25. I have only seen this cartridge online. I'd give it a thumbs up for making a card maker's life easier! Not sure I would use it a lot because I make mostly birthday, get well, and sympathy cards. It would be fun to have, though.

  26. I give the Cricut Simple Holiday Cards cartridge a thumbs up! Love the card you made with it!

    Lin M.

  27. Beautiful card, Joy. Haven't seen this cartridge!!!!

  28. I haven't seen this cart before. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Lovely card. I have not seen this cartridge.

  30. Beautiful card! I have only seen this cartridge on your blog with your videos. It sure looks like a fun cartridge to have. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Yes, it's a real thumbs up. Your card is so elegant, but simple. I really like it.

  32. I have not seen much of this cartridge, but I love making cards so it sounds like fun!

  33. Great card ... this is yet another cartridge I would love to have...thumbs up!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway! Blessings!
    penny dot whitlock at yahoo dot com

  34. Very pretty but looks simple enough to put together. I would love to own this cartridge.


  35. Love the card! When I first saw this cartridge, I thought I didn't need that, because I design most of of my cards. But - after seeing this video - I might have to run out and pick it up. (I wish you well!)

  36. Hi, I haven't been to any craft store in about month in 1/2 for I have been sick. I have only seen these new cartridges online and I'm still not sure if I going to like them. But I'm very happy that you did a video on these new cartridges, plus showing us what the booklet look like on the inside and showing us
    the the layover. And I was glad that you show how it all work together but I still wonder how they will work on the Cricut Imagine machine. But for all you show on the video and how it works. I really
    like the adorable card that you made by using one of the new Cricut cartridge. Thank you for sharing this great video on how these new cartridges work and plus making a cute card from it.
    Happy Halloween :-)
    Delama Starling

  37. I have seen this cart before and I give it a thumbs up for providing simple designs that a person can use for a quick card (if you're someone who likes intricate or more creative cards, I think this one might get a thumbs down).

    J Perry

  38. I just got this cartridge and was having a tough time figuring out which envelope went with which card. I googled "Cricut Simple Holiday Cards Envelope" and your blog site was one of the responses. Now I get your emails and follow your blog but did not remember this subject. Anyway, your post mentions and even shows the page that indicates which cards go with the envelopes. Looked through my little booklet 3 times and realized that my booklet did not have this page. Printed it off and put it in my booklet for future reference. Thank you so much for your wonderfully detailed post which helped solve this problem!


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