Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It Christmas in July at Cooking with Cricut!

It is no secret that I love Christmas more than anything else in this entire world. I might love Christmas more than I love my husband, LOL. I'm not *quite* as crazy as Jamie Lee Curtis in Christmas With the Kranks (I don't have any holiday sweaters or vests, I promise!) but I due tend to be a little over the top.
Plus, Christmas is the best time for crafts! I remember being at Girl Scout camp over July 25th for a couple of years. We would all hang socks in the dining hall and the would be filled with fun things when we went to breakfast the next day. Who doesn't love an extra reason to celebrate Christmas in the middle of the summer?!?

Here is a set of four  Christmas cards I made using Create a Critter. I figure I'll put them away and give them out with teacher's gifts or things like that.

I have to say that it is sort of great to make sets of similar cards (pretty time efficient).

One of the criteria this week is to use some sort of scraps on your card. I love saving even the tiniest of scraps, because a  lot of my create a critter animals need just small pieces of certain colors to complete. I was able to use the scrap of black and orange to make the penguins.

The snowflake in the top corner is the cutout from the O in the word JOY. I didn't see the sense it tossing it away when it was perfectly cute! I just added a mini button to the center.

I would love to see what you come up with for Christmas in July. I have lots of other Christmas crafts made and ready to post to my blog so I'll add some more this week!

Head over to Cooking with Cricut and link up your projects!

I am also submitting this to a few other Christmas in July challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge
My Craft Spot 
Bitten by the Bug


  1. Love create a critter and love the way you used it on your cards! Adorable!

  2. TOO CUTE!! Great cards, Melissa -- love the patterned paper!

  3. Such cute little penguins with their little igloos. Love the paper you used for JOY. Good for you for knocking out 4 cards at once. :)

  4. Melissa these are adorable.You should enter these in our BBTB2 challenge.
    Jayne x

  5. Oh Melissa these are just cute cute cute, love that background paper and the penguin, well just adorable, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

  6. Adorable and great use of scraps. Love the snowflake. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  7. These are so cute. I love using scraps and you had some great ones. Love the paper. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  8. Oh, these are absolutely precious. Great teacher gift. Thanks for sharing with us ta Cardz TV.

  9. Penquins are one of my favorite, this is sooo cute....


  10. Oh these are just so cute! Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  11. Awww, these are just to cute! I love that you used the "o" middle as your snowflake at the top of your card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  12. Just adorable! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  13. Very cute! Great use of the scraps! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  14. This is so sweet! There is something that I've always really liked about that penguin! Good for you getting such a great start on your Christmas cards too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  15. Just adorable.... thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

  16. Oh how gorgeous! thanks somuch for joining us at BBTB2


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