Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Jolly Old Elf!

The holiday season is well underway - guess who I saw on Saturday?  I had a chance to meet up with my walking friends at a local church fair.  I already had wreaths that we bought from our Cub Scout nephews, but I did manage to do a bit of holiday shopping.

I had a few other things going on and did not get a chance to spend time in my craft room - this is such a busy time of year.  Wreaths were on my mind after the greens sale and I thought I would remind you of the wreath I made last year using a cut from the Pagoda cartridge.  I don't think that would be the first cartridge you would think of to make a Christmas project but there is a cut on Pagoda that makes the most beautiful wreath.

I have seen a lot of projects using the Martha Stewart branch punch to make a wreath.  I have this punch and use it a lot, however, the Pagoda cut makes a "fluffier" wreath and requires less individual pieces.  You can also let the Cricut do the work and save your hands from all that punching!

Here is one card I made with this delicate branch cut.  You can see all of the details and download my file to cut as many branches as possible on the same mat at the original post HERE.

I should be able to get some crafting time in Sunday - I really want to try out a few of the files I have waiting in my computer!   I hope you are having a great weekend and that you are enjoying your holiday preparations.

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  1. Amazing! I love how that wreath just pops off the card. Beautiful job.

  2. I'm so excited to hear about this cut. I've been looking for something different from the one on the Christmas cart.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you find your crafting time.

  3. this wreath is adorable and easy. the hardest part would be lifting the branches off the mat. Thanks bunces

  4. I would never have thought of useing this cartridge for a wreath. I am going to have to look at this cartridge again. I had to run to Sam's after work this past week and was sitting at the red light when what to my wondering eye did appear but a brown pickup with a diver with a full white beard and dressed allin red, santa hat with white fur trim and all, waveing to one and all as he made his way through traffic. It made me wonder if he was checking on toys at Walmart since he was headed in that direction. hahaha

  5. What a great card. I love the lacey feel of the wreath. Thanks for sharing this idea!

  6. I love this one wish I had more time to make extra bits for christmas.


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