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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Décor—via my Cricut!

Every year I try to add to my Christmas decorations with a few new ornaments and some new things I make.  This does not even include the additions to our Santa, Nutcracker, and snowman collections that our family and friends add to for us. 

As I started thinking about what I wanted to do for this year, this idea came creeping into my brain.  I’ve been wanting the Christmas Noel solutions cart every since it came out and then it was discontinued and despite my efforts to buy it or get it with Cricut reward points I never got it. 

Was I ever happy when Provocraft announced that the Christmas Solutions cart was going to be part of the free download of carts to Gypsy owners.  Yippee!  I’ve been waiting to use those angels.  They are so beautiful. 

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I picked these frames up from Walmart a couple of weeks ago with this project in mind.  They are 5X7s and I removed the little mat and glass that was in them.  I think they were $2.50 a piece.  The gold paper in the background is from my stash.  I Cuttlebugged it with the Victorian embossing folder.  I laid the paper in the folder sideways since it was 5x7 and too big for the A2 embossing folder.  Then I turned the paper and did the other end of the paper. 

After I embossed the gold foil paper, I wiped it lightly with my white ink pad and then gently wiped off the excess ink. This took away the super bright quality of the gold paper.  The angel were cut at 6.5” from the Christmas Solutions cart, and I flipped one of the angels so that they were both pointing into the middle picture.  They are cut from DCWV white cardstock.  I inked the edges with a silver ink pad and a cosmetic sponge and then sprayed them with Tattered Angels gold mist.  I wished you could see how much this added to the the little pictures.

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The words are from Opposite Attracted using the upright feature and welded with my Gypsy and were cut at about 2” and from this beautiful red velvet paper I bought a few years ago.  So lush and beautiful.

I used pop dots to attach the angels to the embossed gold foil and then popped the words on top of the  angels.  So pretty! 

I love how they turned out.

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Here they are hanging on my wall.  P1070289

I think they make quite a nice addition to my decorations this year. 

2 comments:

Stacey said...

Those look beautiful! They would look really good in my living room.

Marsha said...

or in mine....
Seriously--gorgeous!