Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Nutcracker Card...500 Follower Prize

Hey Ya'll,
Welcome to day FIVE of our 500+ Follower Celebration!!!  We have another Santa's Village Card to share with you today.  This card also uses Santa's Village and My Craft Spot Stamps.
 For the front, I used paper from Santa's Village and a royal blue card stock.  I used the Martha Stewart Corner/Border Snowflake Punch set for the center.  I used a snowflake ribbon that I had down the center as well.  I cut the Nutcracker at a height of 6.50 and cut all layers.  I used a label shape from CTMH - Art Philosophy and stamped it with stamps from My Craft Spot.  I used lots and lots of different stickles and glossy accents on the nutcracker.
 It's probably hard to tell in the picture, but I used two different sizes of 3D adhesive on the nutcracker.  I used thicker on the center of the layers and then thinner on the sides.  This makes the nutcracker look curved.  Make sure you do this before you add your glitter and glossy accents.  Otherwise, when they dry, the paper will be too stiff to take on the curved shapes.
On the inside, I used an extra santa cut and a sentiment from My Craft Spot stamps.  This looks like a really hard card to make, but it's actually very quick.  The imagine does most of the work for you.  Hee! Hee!  Now, don't forget to leave a comment on today's post to add to your chances for the Grand Prize of the
Cricut Cake Mini!

In addition, one lucky follower to comments today will also win A CARTRIDGE!
It's the Cricut Everyday Cake Sampler Cartridge!!!
How cool is that?!?  YAY!  So... Comment away.  If you are getting in on the middle of our celebration, be sure to click on the announcement banner on the top right of this blog.  It will take you to the original post that starts everything!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

Now, many of you know that I am a designer for My Craft Spot.  Tomorrow is one of my design assignment days, so instead of taking the day off from the celebration, I will also include comments left on that post in the drawing for the grand prize.

83 comments:

  1. WOW! LOVE the Nutcracker! I'm still very Jealous that you have this Super Cool Cartridge and I Don't! LOL Great card with all the dimension and glitter/glossy accents! :o)

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  2. Another awesome card! I love how you made the nutcracker curved! Very creative! Beautiful Christmas card!!
    TFS
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  3. Another beautiful card! Great job and a great giveaway!

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  4. Oh my...I love it! What an awesome trick to achieve that curved look, thanks for sharing! The Nutcracker just POPS against that royal blue background...fabulous! ~LOVE~ this card!

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  5. Wow the nutcraker looks like it is jumping off the page, very cool!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  6. You are just torturing me with this cartridge! The more gorgeous projects I see, the more I want it!!

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  7. OMG, I just can't wait to get my hands on the cart!!! I am so enjoying your "Village" card series and this one is just as beautiful as the others!!!

    I checked cricut.com for my cart and it's still listed as "waiting to be shipped"!!! Huh! I hope this is one time, they aren't really slow!!! Ha-haaa-heee!

    Hugs, my friends!

    Loved the little video, lots of cute ideas!

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  8. Love this card!! I never thought to use different thicknesses of sticky foam to give images a curve...thanks for the idea!

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  9. Wow I thought the Nutcracker looks real. I don’t have and Cricut Imagine or an E2 I think I’ll need after coming to your blog everyday with your great creations. Wow! My hubby is going to get me. LOL

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  10. WOW! I seriously thought that nutcracker was going to walk right through my computer screen! It's so realistic! Bravo for another amazing card!

    jim_candice at yahoo dot ca

    http://candiscraps-scrapsofme@blogspot.com/

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  11. I just can't WAIT to get this cartridge... you are just an enabler.. lol. AND I don't have this cartridge you are giving away.. would love to win this one... have my fingers crossed.. thanks for sharing your amazing talent...
    hugs from ukiah

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  12. Your giving a cartridge away too? I only have 3 so far. I hope to get more and be able to try to make the things I see on the blogs. Expecially when they look like this. I never saw anybody use paper and curve it like this before. Thanks for the party. This is fun.

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  13. Oooh! I love this card and what a great idea to add the thicker foam in the center to make him round!

    Hugs
    Carrie

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  14. This cart is my favorite. I love how you used the glossy accents, it does give it lots of dimension. Thanks for sharing, Mary

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  15. The different thickness of adhesive is a great trick to get amazing dimension! Great job.

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  16. OMG, this is stunning. I LOVE Nutcrackers! We actually just bought a couple for our collection. Beautiful!!! TFS! :-)

    Your Village cards are really makin' it hard not to want to this cart. :-)

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  17. Great card! Love the dimension of the Nutcracker and the great border punch!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  18. Another awesome card from this cartridge.thanks for sharing. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  19. Love this card too!!... I always mean to collect nutcrackers and than I don't... too many collection going...

    Love the dimension, and that cart! mhhh that cart (won't go down, not even on ebay...probably will have to wait to use it next Xmas!....enabler!!)

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  20. I love Love LOVE that nutcracker! My daughter collects them and she would just be over the moon for this card. Just beautiful.

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  21. Love the nutcraker!! He looks fabulous!!! The blue is a great accent color for this one, love it!

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  22. I love this card! The nutcracker is super adorable =)

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  23. I want this cartridge soooo bad and every day you are making me want it more. Love the cards. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  24. The nutcracker is very cool!
    I love your work!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such fabulous prizes!

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  25. Wow! Another awesome card! I just love the colors and how you popped up the nutcracker! I think this cartridge is going on my 'need' list! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Another fabulous card !!
    Love everything about it, this is now my favourite LOL!!
    Hugs
    Adele

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  27. That nutcracker is stunning!!! I love the colors and the dimension you created by popping up your layers.
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  28. Wow! I love this one.He is glorious. I used to collect nutcrackers. He is really special.

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  29. very cute card. like the way you used the edge punch to make the background strip. tfs.

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  30. I so love nutcrackers! I always wanted to get two big ones to place at the front of my house. I see nutcrackers and just love anything inspired by them. Your card is beautiful, love vintage feel too. TFS and inspiring.

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  31. Your nutcracker card is fantastic!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  32. Oh has to be one of my favorites. I love nutcrackers and yours is just perfect. Love everything you did with this card. After seeing all the beautiful things with this cartridge makes me wish I had an imagine to play with too.

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  33. That turned out just so very nice....good job!!!

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  34. I love the glitter on the Nutcracker. That's a really great addition.

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  35. I am still so impressed by the images how they can then be cut out. Amazing!
    Beautiful card and I really like the blue strip with the border behind it.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  36. Another awesome giveaway! Great card! Love the glossy nutcracker!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  37. Love the layered look! Very nice card.

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  38. WOW!!! That is an AMAZING card!!! LOVE all the dimension you added - and the stickles and glossy accents!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  39. That is amazing you made that nutcracker some to life with all the dimension. I am really bummed out blogger has removed my blog, I feel lost
    Hugs

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  40. Awesome card! Love the Nutcracker and all the wonderful colors and dimension of this card. TFS

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  41. I love all of the sparkles and the curved look you gave him. I'm not a huge nutcracker fan but my boys are completely intrigued by them. We have to buy nuts in the shell every year so they can crack them and try and get the rest of the family to eat them. Another beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

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  42. You're killing me here with all these cards from Santa's Villiage. I received my cartridge but my Imagine took sick the same day. Great projects with the cartridge.

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  43. you're nutcracker is so cute!

    Beth
    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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  44. I noticed the curve on the nutcracker right away. It makes it look even more real. Cery cute! jvilla95ar at gmail.com

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  45. Fantastic card and love the border punch used and the colors:) Fabulous job!! TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  46. I love this card and cartridge. You are such an inspiration with all the beautiful projects you create.
    Tammy

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  47. Beautiful card! I love how you *curved* the nutcracker-clever! I also love the glitter and glossy accents that you've added. Cute border punch. Great job!

    Ally

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  48. Terrific card. Nothing says the holidays are comming like a fantastic looking nutcracker! And your's is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  49. Great card. Love those papers and the inside.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  50. Okay, stop it. You are such an enabler. LOL I wonder how many of these cartridges you have sold because of your celebration. I love the nutcracker. I think my cartridge should arrive today. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  51. I love the nutcracker!!! such a good idea to have the different size 3d dots:)

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  52. Darnit - now I need another cartridge! Love all the cool effects on the Nutcracker card"

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  53. The dimension that you've created on this is fantastic! Wow! And I'm so impressed with the vertical border you've used as well. Great job!

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  54. Hmmmm ... I may have to break down and get that Art Philosophy cart ... you've used it quite a bit and me likey! Thanks! Beautiful card!

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  55. Wow! This is my favourite card so far.Love the dimension and glossiness(don't even know if that is a real word!!)lol.
    Jayne x

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  56. Love the Nutcracker! One of my favorite stories also. The color scheme is fantastic!! Fabulous job!

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  57. Omgoodness that nutcracker is amazing! You did a fabulous job. I just love that border punch.
    Candy

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  58. I feel like I'm copying what everyone else is saying but...This is such a cool looking card! I think you did an awesome job with the stickles and glossy accents. He looks really good! Good job!!!

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  59. Beautiful card Cricut Couple :D I love the shine on that nutcracker and how beautiful is the royal blue? Love the whole layout - I might have to get that MS punch too! Another fabulous card - and WOWZERS over 600 NOW!!! WOOT!
    hugs,
    M

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  60. this is adorable!! i love the nutcracker and the papers are great thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  61. What a great idea to use different size adhesives to make the nutcracker look rounded! Love this.

    ~ JD ~
    jdscricuteering{at}gmail{dot}com

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  62. this is adorab;e!!!!!
    TFS!!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  63. Great job with the Nutcracker. I really like how you used the stickles on him.

    Tracey
    K7181994@aol.com

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  64. Another amazing card!! I love how you always make the inside of the cards beautiful too. I never even thought about dressing the inside until I noticed how much of a difference it makes when you show it off!!! Thanks for sharing and for all the wonderful project ideas. (Now I just have to find the time to scraplift them all!!!!!!)
    TeacherMom
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  65. I love the nutcracker and the border punch with snowflakes... very beautiful again thank you!
    Lisa

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  66. I collect nutcrackers! What a wonderful, creative card!
    Oh, my goodness! What a fabulous easel card! Love all the detail!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  67. Wow! I love the 3D look of this nutcracker! Very nice creation :) I love My Craft Spot too!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  68. very nice nutcracker love the 3D look
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  69. Love Love Love this nutcracker!! So adorable! I really want to get one of those big giant ones for in my house! :)

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  70. Great looking card. I love the snowflake border, brrrr.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  71. The nutcracker is fabulous! I love the striped paper. It is jsut a great compliment to the mutcracker.

    Charlotte

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  72. My sister would go nuts (pun intended) over this card! She loves nutcrackers! You did a great job on this card and I really like the rounded effect you created on the nutcracker.

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  73. Adorable! Love the color combo! Thanks!

    Can be reached by leaving comment at:
    http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com

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  74. Fabulous! The nutcracker is so adorable and I love the way it is popped up to look 3D.


    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

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  75. Hehe!! I think this one is funny! the nutcracker's face is just funny to me, I love it though! I think it's one of my favorites, and I love the paper and the snowflake ribbon!

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  76. Gorgeous classic christmas card and I love it! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

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  77. Love the card. I love how you made the paper snowflake ribbon piece, very cute.
    Christi
    fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

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  78. Love the Nutcracker card.Great tip for using the dimentional tape. Makes for a nice appearance
    Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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