Sunday, November 28, 2010

November Circle Challenge

This months challenge was home made home decor. The requiremtents: At least 1 cricut cut, use the cuttlebug, use felt, and must have some green in it. So being Christmas is right around the corner I figured a great piece of decor would have to be Christmas decoration in the form of a Count Down Calender. Every year my kids start with the "How many day until Christmas" so now the will know.
I used a 12x24 sheet of Provo Craft paper. Cut it on my Expression using Celebrate with Flourish cartridge. I cut the tree to be 23.4". Once that was done I used some fun felt (already cut felt decorations) That is what the pink loops that I used for garland on the tree. I think cut out 24 circles in 2 differnt sizes using Christmas Cheer cartridge. They were cut out of scraps of paper that I put on my 12x24 mat and did the layout on the Gypsy.
I outlined the tree with green glitter glue and the star at the top with yellow glitter glue. I used a sticker that said Christmas Day on the top of the star. I used stickers to put numbers on all the circles and adhered them to the tree with my Pink ATG. I then decorated the tree with a bunch of candycane, lights, gingerbread men stickers . Just under the star I put a Flower that I made using the Rose/carnation Cuttlebug Quilling Kit. I accented that with Ranger Glossy Accents. I then coated the bottom of the tree with glue from my ATG and wrapped brown velvet ribbon around the trunk to finish it off. Once it dries it will go up on my wall for my kids to enjoy.
Oh and there is a circle ring cut out that will side over the top of any of the circles on the tree so each day we can move that along so they know how many days are left.


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