Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas in July with Exploring Cricut

Hello Crafty Friends and Cricut Enthusiast,

Today is a special day at Exploring Cricut. Not only is it challenge day, but we are having a Christmas in July hop. Lots of holiday projects with prizes along the way.

You should have arrived from Diana's blog. If not, that is okay. You can either go back to the beginning or just hop along. The line-up is posted at the bottom for quick reference.

Here is my Exploring Cricut project...
I always think of Santa when I think of Christmas and how else does Santa travel around with all those presents. He needs a sleigh. I know, I know...these are not the typical holiday colors, but they sure do look good together and it is all about Winter Fun. : )
DCWV paper ~ Winter Stack
grey and white card stock
Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge ~ sleigh (p. 53) cut 1 3/4"
green with silver trim ribbon
dark blue gems
computer generated sentiment


Here are some holiday goodies for one lucky person. I will also be adding some festive stick pins. These are some of the ones I have made in the past.
Please leave a comment and a way to get in touch with you (either your blog's name or e-mail address). You must be a follower to be eligible to win. The winner will be announced Saturday, July 21st.
Here is the Exploring Cricut line-up...

Now head over to Diane's blog to see what she created.

Stay Creative,


  1. Love the non-traditional colors of the lavendar and light green! I wouldn't have thought of that, but it is perfect!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  2. What a beautiful card! LOVE the colors!

  3. I like the colors together. The ribbon with the sparkle on the edge is a nice touch. So pretty!

  4. Great job on the sleigh and I like the color choice.

  5. Love this card!! Great colors to use other than the norm and GREAT take on your sketch!! I agree, WINTER FUN!
    I gotta pull that cartridge out! You made me remember just how much I loved it!

    Crafty Hugs,

  6. Love your card and the colors are beautiful!

  7. Love the rich tones! That purple is just gorgeous! I have to say that sleigh cut is one of my favs! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Georgiana ~ Okay what a PRETTY Christas card! I LOVE that you non traditional colors!!! I have to look at that cut for the sliegh ~ too PERFECT for an elegant Xmas card! BEAUTIFULLY done!

  9. I love your purple sleigh. Great papers. I'm a new subscriber. Jessica sent me.

  10. Georgiana - this is so cute! I love the sleigh and the colors you used on the papers. Great job! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. :)


  11. What a great card! I love the patterned paper that you chose, it's so pretty :) TFS


  12. This is simply elegant! My favorite color is purple and the many variations of it, so of course this would be a favorite for me. The sleigh is gorgeous!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  13. I love your sleigh and the colors are beautiful. TFS
    dmcardmaker (at
    ( new email follower)

  14. I love this card! The colors are beautiful... I personally love non-traditional holiday colors. Great job!

  15. Oh wow...what fun colors together! This is such a great card - love the layers and bling and that is such a great sleigh! ♥ this!

  16. The colors do go together well! TFS

  17. This card is absolutely stunning - I love it and have this cart too. TFS (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. What a gorgeous card!! I love the colors and the background paper!! The ribbon is fabulous!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. Sweet card/ Like the cut and colors you used.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    loving scrapper101

  20. How much fun is this card! I love,love the non-traditional colors and the sled, is just adorable.

    Great job.


  21. Your card is so pretty and I love the use of the non-traditional colors!!

  22. What pretty colors -- and yes, non-traditional, but that's what makes it special. I love it!

    Thank you for teaching me that it doesn't have to be red and green to be Christmas!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  23. I like your card using the non-traditional colors. It's really nice! I think it makes the sleigh look beautiful! --Pat

  24. Such a pretty christmas card, I love the blues. TFS!

  25. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors that you choose.

  26. Very pretty card- love the purple color combo! Hope you are having a great summer so far! :)Amy

  27. Pretty card!! I love the color different from the normal Christmas colors. :)

    Hugs, Sheena

  28. This card is adorable! I love that ribbon and how it matches the paper! I really like all the pearls and how you arranged the mats! So cute! :)


  29. Fabulous card Georgiana!!! I so love your sleigh and the colors you chose. So beautiful!! :)

  30. Super card! Love the non-traditional colors and the great sketch! Carri~abusybee

  31. I love the non-traditional colors on this card! That sleigh is gorgeous! The card really is unique and I love it! Great job Georgiana!!


  32. Of course Santa needs a sled, and i am sure he is going to love the new colors.. :-) Very pretty.

  33. NOW THIS IS MY CARD!!!!!!!!!
    My two favorite colors together you did a great job on this Georgiana, you nailed the sketch.

    DIANA L.

  34. gorgeous card, love the sleigh!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  35. I love lavendar and green-my Aunt's dining room is lavendar-she would love your card!

  36. I love the sleigh on your card. Purple and yellow are two of my favorite colors and I think any colors can be used for Christmas any more. In think it's perfectn and perfectly cute!!!


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