Monday, December 5, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #89 - Present Time

Christmastime is finally here!  Once Thanksgiving is over, I finally give myself permission to put on my favorite holiday music and bring out the decorations. So I'm excited to bring out a Christmas layout today for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #89.  This week's theme is present-time, so my layout features my little guy opening his presents on Christmas morning 2009:

I love so many of the cuts on the Winter Frolic cartridge, especially the Christmas tree and stack of presents!  Here's close-ups:

Project Details:
  • Papers - patterns by ATD: Wisterberry; textured cardstock by Bazzil Basics; non-textured cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - tree from Winter Frolic, page 48; presents from Winter Frolic, page
  • Embossing - tree with Cuttlebug's Musical Flourish; presents with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls and Swiss Dots and The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture and Doodleborders
  • Other - tag and stickers by ATD: Wisterberry; inking with light green Colorbox ink pad and brown Stampabilities ink pad; tree and presents on pop dots; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen

Head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the other "Present Time" projects by the design team.  There's cards, tags, and even gifts -- all beautiful creations to inspire you this week!

I'm entering this project in the following challenge(s):
Amanda's Crafts and More: Getting Scrappy Challenge #22 - A Wonderful Christmas Time
Stuck on You Sketches: Die Cut Challenge - Christmas Trees


  1. Great LO. Love the embossing on the presents.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. Oh Jessica this is such a cute layout! I love your colorful, embossed tree and adorable little presents. Great job!
    Sherrie K

  3. Wonderful LO! The textures are great!

  4. Such a cute tree and presents!
    I don't have that cart! ;)

  5. Ah! How happy is this!
    Great way to do the cuts with the added embossing!
    Just love that...
    and of course...GREAT photos!


  6. Great job on the tree, Jessica! Love how you've used it on your layout! Thanks so much for joining us this time at Stuck on U!

  7. Gosh Jessica, I am in awe of your layout abilities! I'm always stumped when I sit down to do one. I love how you add so much detail and yet still keep your photos the focus.

    Did you know that in Canada Thanksgiving is in October? Which means we break out the Christmas stuff in early November! Woo hoo! Just one of the many perks of living in frigid temperatures and piles of snow. :)

  8. super tree on your very happy LO Jessica, thanks for playing on SOUS .. cheers X:)

  9. Oh my word, your layout is absolutely adorable.. I just love all the bright colors used and the embossing you did.. You should totally enter your page in my "Getting Scrappy Challenge" going on right now.. If your interested here is the link:

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  10. Great layout! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at SOUS :)

  11. Great looking layout! Love the embossing! Cute photos!

  12. Oh I love that layout and those die cuts are too cute.. I have that cart and never noticed those before.. Hmmm!! LOL I need to take it out and play more often..
    thnx for sharing this with us girls over at SOUS

  13. Oh How adorable! I thought it was going to be a card from the teaser (lol) and what a great surprise to see a two page layout, Gorgeous! Great pics and love all the embossing! Thanks for sharing with us over at the SOUS Tree Challenge!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  14. This is so sweet! I especially like the embossing you've added. It looks super! And your little guy is adorable too!

  15. Super cute layout!! That is the best cart for Christmas, I love it too!! Your boy is adorable!! Awesome Pictures!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @