Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Christmas Wreath from Paper


Starting today, for the next few weeks, I have several Christmas crafty projects to share with you. This is my pride and joy for the season.I actually made it about a month ago. It took several days, and ALOT of work. I cut the wreath and holly leaves using a free file from Dan's blog last year( I think he may still offer the file for a small fee), and a free poinsettia cut file from Lora's blog. I cut the leaves out of various different cardstocks with glitter, shimmer, pattern, and different shades of green and white. After I cut them all out, I dry embossed some with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Stylized flower folders, inked direct to paper on some, then attached each leaf invidually, shaping as I went (I rolled the edges around a round rub-on stylus). I cut the poinsettias out of 2 shades of red card stock (one shimmer, one matte), then dry embossed the veins of the flower by hand with a stylus and added Stickles to the veins on the top layer for glitz and to help it stand out. I cut the little gold centers out of a bunch of silk flowers from the Dollar Tree and added the shimmery red and gold bow (which I FINALLLY learned how to make myself, thanks to Martha Stewart!). Thanks for looking (and stop back tomorrow for more crafty Christmas goodies!)


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3 comments:

  1. WOW what a beautiful labor of love!! Im impressed with the hand done viens whew...

    so glad you joined us at cuttlebug challenge blog!!

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  2. Your wreath is `beautiful` Thanks for joining in with the CB Challenges
    terrie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

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