Christmas Subway Art: Inn Crowd or Stable Few Gift Idea (free download)

A friend of mine stopped by one day to show me this idea she called "Christmas Subway Art" that she found on a blog (sorry we have no idea what blog), but she wanted me to spice it up a bit more with some fun fonts, etc. So after a few minutes of playing around in Illustrator we ended up with this awesome piece. She told me she was going to frame it and give it as a gift to neighbors and friends. What a great holiday idea and very I spent my Saturday making some of these for friends (be surprised when you get yours). 
I took it a step further and pulled out my Cricut - Christmas Village cartridge and cut out the scene you see behind the wordart. I added glitter to the baby Jesus (because he should be sparkly don't you think) and the star. I popped up both the star, baby Jesus and Mary to give it a little depth. 
 So here's a picture of it in an 8x10 frame. I found a bunch of frames on clearance and Joanns and didn't mind they were the wrong color...a little spray paint goes a long way. You can see the cricut cutouts behind without the Christmas Subway Art....but don't worry, I'll fix that before I wrap them up.
Don't you love how "Inn Crowd" and "Stable Few" really pop?? Wondering how I made the wordart float above the cutouts? Easy....I printed them off on a TRANSPARENCY. I actually placed the transparency sheet right over the glass. I was afraid if I put it under the glass that it would not lay flat because of the pieces I popped up. 

Since I love to share what I create, here's two free downloads for you if you'd like to make one for yourself. I think it would be just as beautiful without the cutouts behind it. But if you are a Cricut user and have a Gypsy and the Christmas Village cart and want my gypsy file, just drop me an email and I'll send that off to you. 

By the way, I think this would be a super easy gift idea for the person that has everything or someone you have to whip up a gift for at the last minute. Merry Christmas!! 
8x10 Christmas Subway Art (Inn Crowd)

5x7 Christmas Subway Art (Inn Crowd)
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I knew you would end up making my neighbor gifts look better and just so I can give myself a pat on the back the subway art idea came from several blogs but the saying came from something i made years ago. Thanks for always helping me your the best!!!!
Dana Day said…
Lori what a cute idea and such a great one for the youth. YAY! I just got a new calling yesterday and I can't way what it is yet (won't get put in till next Sunday) but I will be working with youth again and this will be perfect for my first lesson. Love YA!
Cari said…
This is great idea Lori!!! Love it!
JennyKozar said…
This is a great idea! I agree - Jesus should definitely be sparkly! TFS!!
deb0318 said…
Lori, I love, love, love this. Thanks for sharing.
Sophia said…
This is gorgeous...
Penny Smith said…
Uhm, LOVE THIS!!! If I can eek out a few minutes, I am going to HAVE to do something with this for tomorrow!
can you tell me where you found the 'house' in the background? I have the people but can't find that house anyway. Thanks
I love this. Can you please let me know where you got the 'house' from? I've searched all over the Cricut cartridges and can't find it. thanks so much