I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Are you using SVG files with your die cutting machines, well, don't miss out on Designs on Cloud 9. They have a terrific range of files - some complete sets, some singular, and of course, a weekly FREE file. I am honored to be part of their Design Team.

For my project this week, I decided it is time to make Christmas cards. I have made one or two so far, but that isn't nearly enough, November is about half way over. With that inspiration in mind, I used two files from Designs on Cloud 9. First, the Joy Card and then the Poinsettia file. I wanted to use traditional colors and even added some bling in gold. The yellow in Joy - although you can't tell in the photo - has a golden shine to it. Designs on Cloud 9 files are so easy to mix and match. Check them out when you need Christmas inspiration. 

Challenges Entered
Alphabet Challenge: T for Traditional Christmas
Crafty Catz: Christmas is Coming
Fun with Shapes: Christmas is Soon
Fussy and Fancy: Pairs or Two of a Kind
Cute Card Thursday: Red and Green
Creative Card Crew: Christmas Joy


  1. So cute! I love the embossed strip and the tree paper. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  2. Those poinsettia are beautiful. How lovely they are on your card.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  3. Very cute christmas card. I love your paper. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  4. Very nice card!!! Thanks for joining us at fwSAM!!! hugs, ANDREA

  5. Lovely Christmas card and I like the layout. Thank you for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Friday challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Fussy & Fancy Friday DT


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