Saturday, December 1, 2012

MCT Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the My Creative Time 12 Days of Christmas!  You are in for a fun twelve days of cards, gifts, treats, layouts, and home decor inspiration!  Today I am showcasing a fun card that I made for my brother's family.  It's an A7 size card, which is 5" x 7 1/8".  I used my Gypsy to make a rectangle the size of the card and was then able to size a Christmas tree from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge that would fit in the corner.  I ran the tree through my Vagabond with the Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder. 


My niece was born in the year of the monkey, so I knew she would love this cute monkey cut from the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge.  In the original cut, he is hanging from a vine, but I made my own holly branch using a holly leaf from Silhouette Studio.  I ran the leaves through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Then, instead of using the heart that is part of the monkey cut, I have him helping to decorate the tree with an ornament cut with a die from My Creative Time's Warm Holiday Fun.  I used more of these ornament dies to decorate the tree.  Sizing the monkey at 3.88" made him the perfect size to hold the ornament.


This fun sentiment is from MCT's It's a Magical Season stamp set.

HUGE GIVEAWAY

Okay, since it's Christmas time, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person!  She will announce one of the prizes each day in her video!  So by the 12th day, you will have seen ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving!  All you have to do is leave your comment each day!  It's that simple!  ALSO, (very important) please leave your contact information so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Now, be sure to click on the link below to see what Emma and the MCT Design Team have created for you today!


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59 comments:

alethea said...

This little monkey is so cute!! Love the card! HUgsxx

katieo said...

Funny, mischeivious monkey card.
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Anonymous said...

Love your monkey card. Great job.
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snappy scrappy said...

So darn cute...love the little scene you created!! Lee-Ann :)
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Kim's Kreations said...

Love the way you adapted the monkey to a Christmas theme by using holly and onrnaments. The results are a super cute card.
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Brenda said...

What a cute and fun card! I love the little monkey swinging from the holly-to cute!!
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Craft Me This said...

Very creative. Love it.

Kristi said...

He is so darling. Love that he is holding an ornament!
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Christine said...

I just love to see cuts from a cartridge made into a holiday scene...I've been inspired!!! TFS
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cm said...

What a great card for your niece; she will absolutely love it! A keepsake for sure. Thank you for sharing.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Such a cute card! Love that you used Cricut and Emma dies together.
TFS AJ-

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Houses Built of Cards said...

Adorable! LOVE that cute little monkey!!!

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Donna and Sara said...

Sweet little monkey card. You're the best auntie ever. Great job. teachermom5@gmail.com

Shar said...

Silly, Katie. Always monkeying around! LOL This is adorable!!!

Lady Fair said...

Oh my goodness, this card is just too cute! Emma's ornament dies are so cute, and the monkey decorating the tree - very clever! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Angel Johns said...

This is adorable Katie. I always love all your designs. Thanks for sharing.
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CherylB said...

Katie, this is really cute! Perfect little monkey to hold Emma's ornaments. Thanks for sharing a great card.

DandyDo said...

Love the card.

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CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very fun and cute card, love the embossing!
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Donna from Downunder said...

Love the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

jessica said...

This is so super adorable!! LOVE the cute monkey!!
TFS
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chillin with Quillin said...

sooo adorable, like the ornaments to!!!
Paula

Diana said...

Love the tree on the side and the monkey is adorable! Love the ornaments too!

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Alvina said...

Very cute card, thanks for sharing.

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Jen R said...

Adorable! I just love anything with monkeys. :)
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TheTulipCollector said...

Super cute. I love the holly on the branch for the cute monkey.

Cindy said...

Your Christmas card is just TOO CUTE Katie!That little monkey is sooo ADORABLE and LOVE the ornaments too!:)

Sue D said...

Very cute with the monkey holding the ornament.
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tina said...

Super cute.

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SlomoMom said...

Cute card, TFS.
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Crafticakes7 said...

beautiful card you put so much thought into it.. I love it! mrsglewi7@gmail.com

Crafticakes7 said...

beautiful card you put so much thought into it.. I love it!mrsglewis7@gmail.com

CA Scrapper said...

Your card is adorable!! They will love it.

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Anonymous said...

Cute Card! I love the monkey!
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Cassandra said...

What silly fun! He is just too cute! Love how you did the whole thing :)

Cheryl W said...

Looks like you've been monkeying around in your craft room! Very fun card.

Debbie said...

love how you combine using so many carts and machines to make one lovely card thanks
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quilt4fun2 said...

I love the idea of the monkey decorating the tree...too clever. Great job!
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Joan Smith said...

What a cute card love your little Christmas monkey he's so cute!! You just always are so clever with all your ideas and girl what host of products you used I love it!!

Patty said...

So cute! What a clever idea to use the monkey hanging the ornaments!!

Momof4inArlington said...

I would never have thought to hang a monkey from a holly branch. But, this is so adorable. It's a nice way to personalize this for your family too!
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liz at liz's paper loft said...

way too stinkin' cute, katie!

CathyinMN said...

What a cute and unique Christmas card -- using a monkey to decorate the tree -- adorable! TFS!
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PoJo said...

I love your designs. As a newbie to paper crafting, I need all the help I can get!
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Sue said...

What an adorable card.

TFS
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Marissa said...

Oooh, I'm so lucky to have both of these cartridges! I can use your card for inspiration when making my own! Thanks for sharing!

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Kim H said...

Katie ~ SUPER CUTE!! I LOVE that that little mokey is either hanging from a beam or something just to add the last PERFECT touch to his tree!!! You know I LOVE that woodgrain paper ~ eeek!! To ADORBS and awesome job!!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Awww... Love your monkey card Katie!

Ruthie :)

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Awww, this is so cute. Smooches...

Dorcas Troche said...

I have to tell you, this is one of my favorite Cricut cuts. I love him!!!

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VICTORIA said...

cute card!!!!!
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Margaret said...

This card is too cute. I will have to start making the few cards I have to make.

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Evelyn said...

Super cute card. TFS
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Gaylynn said...

Adorable monkey with the holly leaves and ornaments.
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marg0006 said...

So, soooo adorable.

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Live Love and Scrap said...

SOOOO cute Katie..LOVE how you put the ornament in his hands and the way you have the tree off to the side...GREAT CARD!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Trina said...

Great card. I am not sure how you do it, but I am thinking I might scrap lift the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Adorable love that little monkey how fun.

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Taylor said...

Seriously, a monkey holding ornament and tree off to the side. Too cool!! Looove this card. Hugz:) Taylor
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