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Friday, November 19, 2010

Cricut Circle November Magazine Ornament Challenge

Every month the Circle puts out an online magazine just for it's members. I decided to play along with the magazine challenge this month because I was feeling Christmas-y yesterday!

The rules for this challenge are: Project must be newly created and able to hang from your tree. You must use at least 4 Cricut cuts in your design and incorporate something from one other Provo Craft Product… like the YuDu, Cuttlebug or Knifty Knitter. And this is what I came up with:


I cut the tree at 6" from the Christmas Solutions Cartridge that I got from the Gypsy cartridge download. I actually cut it twice and flipped one of them. Then I cut it again from some chipboard so it would be sturdy to hang on my tree. I embossed the green layers with my D'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder and adhered them to the chipboard after I inked the edges of it brown. I made this Santa with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. He is cut at 4". I used red flocking on his suit so he is soft and fuzzy. His face is from Peachy Keen Stamps. I also cut his sack at 2" with Real Dial Size on. I used the Cricut Brown Marker 1st then cut it out. I colored the bow with a Bic Mark-It Ultra Fine Marker. Then I cut the stack of presents from the Birthday Bash cartridge at 1 3/4". Finally the star at the top of the tree is from Plantin SchoolBook with the Roly Poly feature and it is 1". I used my Xyron 150 to cover both sides with adhesive and then used some Martha Stewart glitter for the bling.


Before assembling every thing I grabbed my Stickles and added little colored dots all over the tree. Then I used my Helmar Zap Dots to layer everything. I'm so pleased with how cute this came out and I'm excited to hang it on the Christmas tree. I'm thinking I need to make MANY more ornaments because Evie is just at the right age to remove them from the tree to play with... and I don't want her playing with glass ones. Well, back to the scraproom to play some more...

6 comments:

Tanya said...

This turned out really cute! I may try something similar, I just got my gypsy! :)

Threadbear said...

Your ornament came out sooo cute -- I love the flocking!! I also like how you did his bag using the markers. I haven't tried using them yet -- I need to give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Heather Landry said...

This is just too cute! I really love the little ornament you made. Completely adorable!!!

Ashleigh said...

I love it!

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Creative Crafting said...

What a cute christmas tree and santa claus. I just became a follower stop by and check out my blog!

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Addicted Scrapper said...

OMG!!! TOO CUTE!

I am going to have my kids look at this later and we are going to make new ornaments this year too. I love it so much but I don't have some of the same cartridges so we will have to make do wiht what I do have.