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Home Decor using Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge & CTMH Dreamin

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Published: Saturday, September 3, 2011

Would you believe that I only paid $2.99 for this shadow box? Yep, sure did. I picked it from the clearance section at Michael's Craft Store and had no idea how much it was until I got up to the register to pay. Now I wish I would have grabbed some more. I thought the color of the wood paired nicely with the new Dreamin Paper Pack from Close To My Heart.


{*Click on photos to view larger.... Sorry about the dark shadows... It was a bit dark in my craft room when I took these pics}

I decided to make some fall decor for our home and created a tile background to showcase all the vibrant, cheerful, fall colors from the CTMH Dreamin Paper Pack. Below are the steps I took to create this if you'd like to make one too...

  • Cut the Dreamin Paper in 2 inch squares using a paper trimmer.
  • Next ink up all the edges using CTMH Chocolate Ink. My preferred method for inking up the edges is using sponge daubers. I find this to be very easy since they just go right on your finger rather than holding a tool or sponge.
  • Use the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the letters and pennant banner shapes. For the F-A-M-I-L-Y letters I cut them at 1 3/4" using the Shift Key to get the capital letter and the Font Feature Key to get the solid letter. For the pennant banners I cut the CTMH Colonial White Cardstock at 1 1/2" and the Dreamin Paper - Orange pattern at 1 1/4" to layer on top.
  • Now ink up all the edges of the letters and pennant banners. For the letters I used CTMH Pacific Ink to give it some pop from the tiles behind. For the pennant banners I used CTMH Chocolate ink for both sizes.
  • Next you'll want to use a small alphabet stamp set to stamp the letters on the pennant banner. I used the small Friendship Alphabet Stamp Set with CTMH Cocoa Ink to put L-E-A-H-Y... my last name on the orange pennant banners.
  • Then adhere the pennant banners together. And situate on your layout. Did you notice the base is not paper? I'm not 100% sure what it's called but my best guess is either a very thin piece of burlap material or linen. 
  • Once I got everything laid out how I wanted it ... I used Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to adhere everything.
  • The final step was embellishing.... I didn't want to do too much to take away from the background and the pennant banners so I decided to tie up some little bows using CTMH Hemp to place in between each pennant banner and the ends. Also I added a few of the CTMH Mocha Opaques to some of the letters to help them stand out.
  • Now just put your finished frame and VIOLA!!!!

Check out all the September Close To My Heart Promotions...

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Spend $50 and you'll qualify to get the September Stamp of the Month for just $5...

You know what that means? When you order the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection during September you'll qualify for BOTH promotions!!! ($53.85 value... for just $5). Head on over to my CTMH Website to SHOP TODAY!

Products Used to Create this Project:
Stamp Set
: CTMH Friendship Alphabet - Small
Papers: CTMH Dreamin & CTMH Colonial White Cardstock
Inks: CTMH Chocolate & CTMH Pacifica
Tools: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Extras: CTMH Mocha Opaques, CTMH Hemp & Michael's Craft Store $2.99 clearance frame

TO ORDER THE ART PHILOSOPHY CRICUT CARTRIDGE, CLICK HERE!
TO ORDER CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCTS, CLICK HERE!

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY I'm doing for the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection... Head on over to submit your guess for how many flowers I used in this tree! Be sure to tell your friends and family about it too! CLICK HERE to participate. Good Luck!
 
© Copyright 2011, MyPassionForScrapbooking.com | Mandy Leahy CTMH Independent Consultant

Posted by: Camile
Monday, September 5, 2011 @ 9:53:28 AM

I LOVE this! You're so good at coming up with home decor projects for Close to My Heart products. I may have to copy this one!


Posted by: Dawn @ Scraplifters
Saturday, September 3, 2011 @ 2:15:25 PM

Hi Mandy, I love this project! I have a couple of weddings coming up in the next few weeks, and I think these would make great wedding gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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