Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas card with Cricut and Martha Stewart Branch Punch

Oh how I love that branch punch from Martha Stewart! For this Christmas card, I cut out the base wreath shape with my Cricut Expression machine from the Joys of the Season cartridge. I covered it in adhesive with my ATG gun and then started punching, and punching, and punching, and punching! LOL! I have no idea how many branches I punched, but I will tell you that it was a BUNCH! Then I just started laying the tip end into the adhesive, keeping the bottom part of the brach up so they wouldn't lay flat. And I just kept layering and layering. This one looks really cool in person. It really does look like a real wreath. The snowflake is cut from a Sizzix Sizzlets die set and the Merry and Bright stamp is by Autumn Leaves. The pp is Basic Grey and the cardstock is Bazzill. I used some white acrylic paint around the edges of the green strips. I just really wanted the focus of this on to be that big full wreath. Click on the picture to get a nice up close view of it.

Hope you guys are doing ok in your preparation for the holidays! I won't get much crafting done this weekend. I love to make candy for the holidays. My favorites? I make pretty good home made caramels, and then I LOVE to make filled chocolates. My favorites are made with Kahlua. YUMMY! Move over Ethel M!!! LOL! So anyway, that is what I'm planning on doing this weekend. Making caramels and filled chocolates. By the time it's all over, I'll have blisters on my fingers from trying to cut caramels to portion pieces, and I'll be sick of forming and filling chocolates. But come next year, I'll be ready to do it all over again! Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

14 comments :

DeeDee said...

WOW!! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! It's just BEAUTIFUL!!! That is one full wreath...and...LOTS of work!!! You did MS proud!!! LOL!!! Good luck with your candy making tasks...they sound really YUMMY!! Loves ya!!!! HUGS!

AnGeL aka ScrapJunkie said...

Have fun with your candy making, bet they're YUMMY!

I LOVE your wreath. I have that MS punch and I JUST got my Cricut Create and the Joy of the Season cart (my gifts to myself this year) so I may attempt something similar!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Merry Christmas
Hugs,
Angel

scrapn_momof2 said...

Absolutely stunning as always!

Lana said...

This is the most festive and traditonal card I have seen this year Sharon!! It is so christmasy and the branches work fab for the wreath
Beautiful
Hugs
Lana x

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous Sharon! How's your hand? I'm surprised you'll be able to make candy this weekend after all of that punching. LOL Well worth it though, it's so full and fantastic! I'll send you my addy, those chocolates and caramels sound divine. Hugs, Donna

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my goodness! That's gorgeous! Martha herself NEEDS to see this! Can you submit it anywhere on her site? WOW! The enlarged view is spectacular! Have fun in the kitchen! Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Tammy

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow so very pretty.

Nancy said...

Girl---this is just a masterpiece...it's so fun, cut and festive...isn't that punch soo fun...I lvoe that you can use it for so many different things...and I love how you sued it as a wreath...another awesom card...

TERIBERI said...

This has got to be one of my favorite cards!! I absolutely LOVE this wreath. It's FABULOUS!!! Hugs, T

Crayola58 said...

Masterpiece for sure. It's a true Sharon Card. I love your creations, they are awesome. I had to laugh at the MS branch punch. I think they should have named it PUNCHA BUNCHA BRANCHES. Ya think?

Nikki said...

Sharon, this is AMAZING!!!!! I've been wanting to do a wreath with those branches but now that I've seen yours I'll never top that! ;p
Hug, Nikki

Terrie B x said...

`Wow` You certainly did do that punch proud Sharon!!!Your card is `beautiful`....
Loved reading your tag!!!
Hope your well and enjoying your weekend:)~X~

Jenny said...

OHHHHHH! Not that I am surprised in the least but this is AMAZING! You are superwoman! (Do you have a cape? and if so what color is it?)