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!

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


  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 :-)

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

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

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

  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!

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

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


  8. Gorgeous work, and congrats!!