It's Christmas in July at Cooking with Cricut. Melin and different design team members are presenting projects every day this week to help spark your Christmas creativity so be sure to visit the CWC blog.
Today is the Cricut challenge - use a piece of scrap paper - for Christmas in July week. I used the Scandinavian Christmas cartridge for this card.
The patterned papers are from a stack by GCD designs called Scandia Jul. I picked it up when I was in Texas last Christmas. I also used scraps of Bo Bunny double dot (my absolutely favorite paper!!) and white cardstock (always have plenty of that on hand). I cut the layers according to the cartridge then added a shadow by enlarging the base cut by 1/4th inch and using the hide contour on my Gypsy. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added some faux stitching - that's it!
Oh, the bow is my take on the "fork" bow. It works really well for ribbon that is printed on one side. I use a hair lifter instead of a fork so my bows can be different sizes.
You can find a tutorial that I did for FCCB by clicking on my Quick Tips tab.
I hope you'll join in our Wednesday Cricut challenge. Just link up at CWC for your chance to become a "Top Chef." Remember to use a Cricut cut and a piece of scrap paper somewhere on your project.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,