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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Wreath of Stars

I am double posting today because I am doubly blessed!!!  I am a Guest Designer on two blogs today!  For my Sketches in Thyme post, click HERE.

My Wreath of Stars!

I am delighted to Guest Deisgn for Pam over at thebugbytes today!  My project today is my first Imagine project.  I have not taken the time to get to know my Imagine like I should (darn J O B)!  I found this paper from the Imagine More cartridge and was dying to use it!

I started out by loading George and Basic Shapes in my Imagine.  Once the I finished thinking, I loaded the Imagine More cartridge.  I selected the cricut cartridge symbol in the bottom left hand corner and selected the star from George.

I just tapped it with the stylus (loving the new stylus by the way!) and it appears in the Que.

Then, I tapped the Imagine cartridge shape.

I tapped the star and then tapped the pencil to edit my design.

My color choices appear below (this part is way fun)!

I selected the Sheet Music paper pattern by tapping on it.  I love how it fills in the space according to the size of the image.  The smaller the shape, the smaller the details on the paper.

I changed the size to 3 inches.

Then I selected Apply.


Now I am at the Project Preview screen and I can see my star on the mat.

Since I need a lot of stars, I select the Auto Fill option and get 9 stars per page.

I loaded white paper on my mat and here are my stars ready to go.  I made 27 stars (3 sheets of paper) for my wreath.

Here you can see how small the music notes are ~ they are soooo cute!!

Next, I inked the edges of my stars.  This took a while!


I cut out a circle frame from Lyrical Letters at 10" so I could glue my stars on and actually keep a circular shape!  I left a little space between the stars on the first layer, then overlapped the second layer.

For the last 5 stars, I used pop dots to attach them around the wreath.  I did not pop dot any stars where my bow is going to be.

Here is a close up of the layers.

I found this bow from Celebrate with Flourish.

Here is the bow on the wreath.  It seemed a little flat, so I cut out a second bow and pop dotted it on top.

I added a picture of my 3 stars (I mean sons) to the center.  This is one of the photos on our Christmas cards this year.

I cut out Christmas from the Christmas cartridge and the 2010 from Lyrical Letters.

And here it is all together.  I will make a coordinating "highlight" page with 2" pictures cut from the holiday cards and photos we receive this year!

Have a Wonderful Christmas season and a special thanks to Pam for showcasing my work!!!

Don't forget to check out my {2 cute} post that is featured on Sketches in Thyme today also!! 

4 comments:

meredith said...

I love this! Im still tossing up about getting the imagine but this makes me want it more!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

what a great idea. It's a star!!!
TFS

Summer said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial and I really like the paper pattern you chose for te stars.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a great project. Love the stars, especially the 3 in the middle! Thanks for sharing.