Friday, October 2, 2009


This happy holidays card started as a cover page to a chip board "Organic Recipe" mini book I was planning on putting together. I still am going to complete the mini recipe book (as it is a Christmas gift for someone I love), but this particular card turned out so amazingly beautiful that the whole entire project segued into the greeting card you now see and I axed the word poultry that I cut from the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge.

Although I have been incredibly inspired as of late with the release of the Provo Craft Gypsy and the Gypsy give away being sponsored by Cutting Above (TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER THE GIVE AWAY!!!), I don't really send out Christmas cards. I prefer to send handmade Thanksgiving cards. In fact, I'm KNOWN for my Thanksgiving cards. I didn't send out Thanksgiving cards one year and got MULTIPLE phone calls letting me know just how loved those handmade cards really are.... I'll include a sampling at the end of this post of previous year's cards for anyone who wants to see them.

Whoops! I segued again! hahahahaha! So anyhow, this project has gone in a completely different direction, but when I get back to the original project, I will be using the new From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge which contains ALL the cards, tags, words and pics that I need to complete an altered mini cook book! I included the "Poultry" that I cut using this cartridge in this pic so you can see the direction this is SUPPOSED to be going. Stay tuned for the finished project closer to Christmas! :)

See how gorgeous this card is compared to all of them from previous years!!! Although I LOVE the turkey card I did the year before last from a Clear Dollar Stamps set that is currently on clearance and being retired.... so if this card inspires you, you might want to click the link and grab it while you still can. I think the plaid set that I used to make the background is already retired.... that set came from the same company. I LOVE Clear Dollar Stamps! :) I'm also a new fan of Paper Trey Ink too... check them out for GREAT sentiment sets!!!! Ok, that's all folks! Get over to Cutting Above and enter for the Gypsy give away. Good luck to everyone!

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