Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday - 1st DT post!!!

Howdy friends!  Today I am so SUPER excited!!!  This is my first official post as a DT member of Fantabulous Cricut!!   Thank you to the gals over there for the opportunity!  So hang on to your hats, here we go........ (said in a Peter Pan voice!)

The challenge this week is to incorporate the color GREEN and use a CIRCLE on your card, layout, or project.  I immediately thought of a wreath and decided to adapt from a project I learned about at a local studio I love to visit, The Little Blue House.  The original project was Halloween, so I took some of the same techniques and applied it to my project.  Here is the full project:

I was at the dollar store the other day and came across this CIRCLE platter - yep, only $1!  I started gathering supplies from my stash to create the project.  For the circle embellie, I used an accordian fold techique for the larger circle, then layered on a second circle with paper, then black felt, and finished it off with 2 buttons and twine.  Super easy! 

Then I cut out the tree and letters using Lyrical Letters and Winter Wonderland.  I cut a rectangle piece out of a scrap of paper, then on a second piece of paper I cut just the Merry Christmas and inked it up, then pop dotted (official term!) so it gave some depth.  Then I distressed and inked away! 

The Merry banner is a strip of 2 x 12 piece cut in a banner shape, then added German Glass glitter around the edges, and also the the edges of the circle embellie!

 Finally, I took a few more scraps and cut out the holly images, used Glossy Accents for stability and glued them down.  Add a nice little ribbon of whatever you have at home and admire your project!!  I just love the sparkle and the fact that I only had to purchase the platter (remember for $1), the rest was stuff I had already!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridges Lyrical Letters, Winter Wonderland - Provocraft
Silver Platter - Dollar Tree
Vintage Christmas Paper Pack - Hobby Lobby
Black Cardstock - DCWV
Black Felt - Michaels
Buttons, Twine, Red Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Crop-a-Dile - We R Memory Keepers
German Glass - The Little Blue House
Distress Tool - Tim Holtz
Brown Ink - Staz On
Pop Dots - The Paper Studio
Glossy Accents - Inksentials

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful project! Way to take a dollar store find and gussie it up :-) Congrats on the DT appointment. I am now following you and looking forward to working with you. Melin....FCCB DT sis :-)

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  2. This is lovely! Your accordion embellishment is fantastic! Welcome to the FCCB design team!!

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  3. Super cute! Wow - it's amazing what you can find at the dollar store, isn't it? From a fellow FCCB DT member.

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  4. Great project idea! Love those dollar store finds! ~Saundra ...Fellow FCCB Dt Sister

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  5. Congratulations on your DT! What a fantastic idea, I think I ought to go see what treasures my Dollar Store holds. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. very cute, love all the detail you gave it!

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  7. Love it. The Dollar Store is fantastic isn't it?

    TFS,
    Erin

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  8. Gorgeous work, and congrats!!

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